Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

Formal First Name
1964 - present

Niall Ferguson is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. He is a celebrated author and award-making filmmaker who won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. In addition to writing a weekly column for the Sunday Times, Boston Globe, and Bloomberg Opinion, Ferguson is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, an advisory firm.

Professional Experience

Academic History

Niall Ferguson coined the term "Pandession" for the COVID-19 Pandemic and ensuing recession.


  • Spoke at the 2020 Mauldin StrategicĀ InvestmentsĀ Conference
  • Has appeared as a guest on Real Vision

Awards and Prizes:

  • GetAbstract International Book Award (2009)
  • Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010)
  • Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012)
  • Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013)
  • Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize (2013)
  • Philip Merrill Award of the American Council of Trustees
  • Columnist of the Year at the 2018 British Press Awards