Thomas Ferguson, Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute

Money in American Politics: Theory, History, and Evidence

Money in American Politics: The Past

Tuesday, April 22, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham

Money in American Politics: Back to the Future?

Wednesday, April 23, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public

Thursday, April 24, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies, the Center on Wisconsin Strategy, and the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

A man looks directly into the camera. His hair, white and gray, is worn short. He wears metallic eyeglasses with rectangular frames in a copper tone. His button-down shirt is blue, and his jacket is beige. He appears to stand before the exterior of a siding-clad house. A window frame can be glimpsed behind his right shoulder.THOMAS FERGUSON is Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and taught formerly at MIT and the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money Driven Political Systems, and Right Turn: The Decline of the Democrats and the Future of American Politics (with Joel Rogers). His articles have appeared in many scholarly journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Economic History.  He is Contributing Editor at AlterNet, Contributing Editor to The Nation, and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the Historical Society and the International Journal of Political Economy. He is also Director of Research at the Institute for New Economic Thinking and a member of its Advisory Board.