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Hoover Institution Niall Ferguson Thomas W. Gilligan

Joins Hoover Institution

18 Oct, 2015

After more than a decade of visiting as an adjunct senior fellow, Ferguson will leave Harvard University to work full time at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University from July 2016. He says he is attracted by Stanford’s prestige and its proximity to Silicon Valley.

I have always loved that it straddles what can sometimes seem like a chasm between academic research and policy debate…A key point is that there is nothing like the Hoover Institution at Harvard…Sometimes I wish there were Hoover Institutions in all the Ivy League schools…The notion that it is a conservative institution is misleading…It only looks conservative because it is a broad church located in a wider academic diocese that is, in some respects, rather narrow.


[Ferguson is] a first-rate scholar of history and economic history, and a great fit for our mission.