Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is a British historian and author known for his expertise in financial and economic history, as well as his works on the history of the British Empire, American imperialism, and the history of international relations. He has written numerous books and articles, and is known for his often contrarian and provocative viewpoints. Ferguson is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a senior faculty fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.


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  1. 1. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    This book provides a comprehensive history of money, credit, and banking, tracing their evolution from ancient times to the present. It explores how financial systems have shaped human history, from the rise and fall of empires to the development of modern economies. The book delves into the origins of the stock market, the true nature of insurance, the perils of inflation, the importance of property rights, and the role of financial innovation in economic growth. It also examines the causes and consequences of financial crises, offering valuable insights into the complex relationship between finance and society.

    The 10883rd Greatest Book of All Time