Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of Killing the Host (2015), The Bubble and Beyond (2012), Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (1968 & 2003), Trade, Development and Foreign Debt (1992 & 2009) and of The Myth of Aid (1971), amongst many others.
ISLET engages in research regarding domestic and international finance, national income and balance-sheet accounting with regard to real estate, and the economic history of the ancient Near East.
Michael acts as an economic advisor to governments worldwide including Iceland, Latvia and China on finance and tax law. He gives presentations on various topics at conferences and meetings. Listen to some of his many radio interviews to hear his hyperspeed analysis of the geo-political machinations of global economics. Travel costs and a per diem are appreciated.
He attended the University of Chicago’s Laboratory School for high school and grade school. He was a philology major with a minor in history at the University of Chicago, where he received his B.A. in 1959. He became Jeremiah Kaplan’s assistant at the Free Press in Chicago. He was assigned the English-language rights to the works of György Lukács by the author, and also the rights to Leon Trotsky’s writings and archives after his widow’s death. He left for New York in 1961 hoping to set up independently. There he met the economist Terence McCarthy whose eloquence on their first encounter, in describing the intricate interplay of finance, natural resources and industry inspired him to take up economics. Hudson received his Ph.D. in economics from New York University in 1968. His dissertation was on American economic and technological thought in the nineteenth century. He received his M.A. also from New York University in 1963 in economics, with a thesis on the World Bank’s philosophy of development, with special reference to lending policies in the agricultural sector.