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Ferguson recently wrote the piece "Ask Holder to Be Bolder: Resolving the Mysteries of AIG."
He is professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; a member of the advisory board of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. He is the coauthor, with Robert Johnson, of a two-part series on the financial crisis that has just appeared in successive issues of the International Journal of Political Economy.
Johnson recently wrote the piece "FCIC hearings must shatter the 'sociopathic nature' of Wall Street."
He is the director of financial reform at the Roosevelt Institute and is a regular contributor to NewDeal 2.0, which runs his "FinanceSeer" column. He serves on the United Nations Commission of Experts on Finance and International Monetary Reform. Previously, Johnson was a managing director at Soros Fund Management, where he managed a global currency, bond and equity portfolio specializing in emerging markets. He was also chief economist of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee under the leadership of Chairman William Proxmire.
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