Michael Hudson

The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends

Michael Hudson, Ph.D. is a Wall Street financial analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri (Kansas City), and President of the Institute for the Study of Long-term Economic Trends (ISLET). He is a former balance-of-payments economist for the Chase Manhattan Bank and Arthur Anderson. In 1989 he organized the world’s first third world debt fund for Scudder Stevens & Clark (an offshore fund), which became the second best performing international fund in 1991.

Dr. Hudson has written a number of books on the politics of international finance, including Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (Holt Rinehart, 1972), Global Fracture: The New International Economic Order (Harper & Row, 1979), and Trade, Development and Foreign Debt (Pluto Press, 1993). He has also edited three ISLET assyriological colloquia in collaboration with the Peabody Museum: Debt and Economic Renewal in the Ancient Near East (CDL Press, 2002), Urbanization and Land Use in the Ancient Near East ((Harvard: Peabody Museum, 1999), and Privatization in the Ancient Near East and Classical Antiquity (Harvard 1996).

Dr. Hudson has served as an advisor to the White House, State Department and Defense Department while at the Hudson Institute, and subsequently to the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). He also has consulted for the governments of Canada, Mexico, Latvia, China and Russia, most recently for the Duma opposition to the Yeltsin regime.

Dr. Hudson continues to conduct statistical research for financial and non-profit institutions, most recently for the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation and the Levy Economics Institute. He also writes for the Japanese e-mail newsletter “Our World” and maintains his own website and blog.