Some quotes from Mr. Ferguson-
He feels the inside story of what happened to the US economy two years ago - and what happened internationally as a result - is at least as important.
"The essence of what happened is quite simple," he says.
"It's a heist movie - but the heist was conducted by the people running the banks rather than by people walking into the banks with guns.
"I think it's important for people to understand the role that the political system played and the role that academia played."
"This is a completely bi-partisan problem in US political terms," he adds.
"It was done to us equally by Democrats and Republicans.