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May 24, 2017

Better Markets Announces New Senior Fellow, Author and Academic Thomas Ferguson

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Washington, D.C. – Better Markets today announced that noted author, academic, and political scientist Thomas Ferguson has joined the organization as a Senior Fellow.

“With decades of deep experience and insights, noted author, academic and political scientist Thomas Ferguson will bring a wealth of knowledge as a Senior Fellow to our work promoting the public interest in the Washington financial policy making process,” said Dennis M. Kelleher, president and CEO of Better Markets.  “Tom’s expertise will also help us as we seek to refocus finance to supporting the real economy, jobs, wages and broad-based prosperity and away from high risk, dangerous get-quick-rich schemes and predatory business practice.”

“Better Markets’ fight for the public interest in the political, policy and rule making process is vital to preventing future catastrophic financial crashes and protecting consumers, investors and all hardworking Americans.  Making markets work for America’s families and not just enriching Wall Street financiers is essential to combating income and wealth inequality as well as wage stagnation and low economic and job growth,” said Dr. Ferguson.

Ferguson currently serves as Director of Research Projects at the Institute for New Economic Thinking and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.  He has authored or coauthored several books and 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.



Better Markets is a non-profit, non-partisan, and independent organization founded in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to promote the public interest in the financial markets, support the financial reform of Wall Street and make our financial system work for all Americans again. Better Markets works with allies – including many in finance – to promote pro-market, pro-business and pro-growth policies that help build a stronger, safer financial system that protects and promotes Americans’ jobs, savings, retirements and more. To learn more, visit

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