Dr. Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Dr. Ferguson has published many books on financial history, including Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation 1897-1927 (Cambridge University Press, 1995), The World’s Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild (Penguin, 1999), The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000 (Basic 2001) and The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Penguin 2008). He is a regular contributor to television and radio, and reviews regularly for the British and American press. In 2004 Time magazine named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people. He has been a member of the Museum's Board of Trustees since 2006.