Niall Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard...
Niall Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
His first book, Paper and Iron (1995), was short-listed for the History Today Book of the Year award, while the collection of essays he edited, Virtual History (1997), was a UK bestseller. In 1998 he published to international critical acclaim The Pity of War and The House of Rothschild, the latter of which won the Wadsworth Prize for Business History. In 2001, after a stint at the Bank of England as a Houblon-Norman Fellow, he published The Cash Nexus.
Since moving to the U.S., he has published Empire (2004); Colossus (2004) and The War of the World (2006). His latest book is The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (2008). All these books have formed the basis for television documentaries, notably The War of the World, which aired on PBS in the summer of 2008. Niall Ferguson is also a contributing editor of the Financial Times.