Niall Ferguson

Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Center for European Studies, Harvard University


Niall Ferguson is an author and a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford, and the Center for European Studies, Harvard.

Featured Work

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

DEC 8, 2008 Podcast

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Does the symbiotic relationship between China and America--"Chimerica" as Niall Ferguson calls it--give reason to hope that America's present economic situation will turn out ...

SEP 26, 2006 Podcast

The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West

The twentieth century was by far the bloodiest in all of human history. How can we explain the astonishing scale and intensity of its violence ...

Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire by Niall Ferguson

APR 28, 2004 Transcript

Colossus: The Price of America's Empire

Ferguson argues that the United States would be better off embracing, rather than denying, its imperial destiny.

SEP 16, 2003 Transcript

Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and Lessons for Global Power

Niall Ferguson examines the rise and demise of the British world order and its lessons for the United States.