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Thomas Ferguson

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Thomas Ferguson is the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Director of Research Projects and a member of its Advisory Board. He is also Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and taught formerly at MIT and the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, 1995) and Right Turn (Hill & Wang, 1986). His articles have appeared in many scholarly journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Economic History. He is Contributing Editor at AlterNet, Contributing Editor to The Nation, and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the Historical Society and the International Journal of Political Economy.

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How Money Drives US Congressional Elections

Paper Working paper | | Aug 2016

Social scientists have stubbornly held that money and election outcomes are at most weakly linked. New research provides clear evidence to the contrary.

Guardian’s Wisconsin investigation points to big money’s systemic distortion of U.S. democracy

Article | Sep 15, 2016

Newspaper’s probe amplifies questions raised by our research into the impact of corporate donations onU.S. elections

Another Banking Crisis in Europe? This Time, Save Banks, Not Bankers

Article | Jul 7, 2016

If Italy or the European Union have to step in to save banks, there’s no reason for them to have to do it for free

Economics in a Different Key

Article | Jul 1, 2016

INET interviews Luigi Pasinetti

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Stark New Evidence on How Money Shapes America’s Elections

Article | Aug 8, 2016

Oversights of two generations of social scientists have weakened democracy.

YSI @ 2016 Trento Festival of Economics "Where growth happens" This year’s Trento Festival of Economics has the theme “Where growth happens”.

YSI Event Conference YSI | Hosted by Political Economy of Europe | Jun 2–5, 2016

The Young Scholars Initiative and its working groups will be hosting meetings and discussions in and around the 2016 Trento Festival of Economics.

CEPS IdeasLab 2016

YSI Event Workshop YSI | Hosted by Political Economy of Europe | Feb 24–27, 2016

The new YSI Political Economy of Europe Working Group will take part in the 2016 CEPS IdeasLab and a subsequent workshop organized by the working group in Brussels.

Eurozone and the Americas: Debt and Democracy

YSI Event Workshop YSI | Hosted by Political Economy of Distribution | Hosted by Europe | Oct 31–Nov 3, 2015

This conference will bring leading experts and political leaders from Europe and the Americas together to discuss the problems of debt and development in the wake of the Greek drama of Spring, 2015 and the ongoing political and economic turmoil in the Eurozone as well as in South America. It will provide a chance to hear first hand from some of the most influential new voices in the political and economic life of both regions.