Adam Tooze

Adam Tooze


Professor Tooze teaches and researches widely in the fields of twentieth-century and contemporary history. From a start in modern German history with a special focus on the history of economics and economic history his interests have widened to take in a range of themes in political, intellectual and military history, across a canvass stretching from Europe across the Atlantic. His most recent book is a new global history of the Great Financial Crisis of 2007 and after - Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World.


  • PhD, London School of Economics
  • BA, University of Cambridge, King's College

Selected Publications


  • Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
    Penguin Random House (2018)
  • The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of the Global Order 1916-1931
    UK edition Penguin Allen Lane (2014)
  • The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy
    UK edition Penguin Allen Lane (2006)
  • Statistics and the German State 1900-1945: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge
    Cambridge University Press (2001)

Edited Books

  • Cambridge History of World War II. Volume 3.
    Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze, eds.
    Cambridge University Press (2015)
  • Normalität und Fragilität: Demokratie nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg
    Tim B. Müller and Adam Tooze, eds.
    Hamburger Editionen (2015)
  • NATO: Past, Present, Future
    Ian Shapiro and Adam Tooze, eds.
    Yale University Press (under review)

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • "The World Economy and the Great War", Geschichte und Gesellschaft 40:2 (2014), 214–38 (with Ted Fertik)
  • "Machine tools and mass production in the armaments boom: Germany and the United States, 1929–44" Economic History Review 66 4 (2013), 953-974. (with Cristiano Ristuccia)
  • "Reassessing the Moral Economy of Post-war Reconstruction: The Terms of the West German settlement in 1952" in Past and Present Special Issue 210 (suppl 6) (2011), 47-70.
  • "Disciplining the Black Sheep of the Balkans. Sovereignty and Bulgarian Foreign Debt 1900-1939", Economic History Review 64 1 (2011), 30-51 (with M. Ivanov)
  • "The Trouble with Numbers: Politics, history and economics in the construction of Weimar Trade Statistics" American Historical Review113 (3) (2008), 678-700.
  • "Convergence or Decline on Europe's Southeastern Periphery? Agriculture, Population, and GNP in Bulgaria, 1892-1945" Journal of Economic History 67 (2007), 672 – 703 (with M. Ivanov)
  • "No Room for Miracles. Reassessing industrial production in Nazi Germany, 1939-1945" Geschichte und Gesellschaft 31:3 (2005), 439–64.
  • "Punktuelle Modernisierung: die Akkumulation von Werkzeugmaschinen im Dritten Reich" Jahrbuch fuer Wirtschaftsgeschichte 1 (2003), 79-98
  • "Economic Statistics and the Weimar State: The Reich's Statistical Office and the Institute for Business-Cycle Research, 1924-1933." Economic History Review, LII, 3 (August 1999), 523-543


September 25, 2018

Pierre Moscovici at Columbia University

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs joined Professor Adam Tooze for a discussion at Columbia University.

September 24, 2018

Book Launch: "Crashed" by Adam Tooze

The Heyman Center was packed for the book launch of Professor Adam Tooze's "Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World".

August 15, 2018

Adam Tooze featured on MSNBC

Adam Tooze was featured on MSNBC. He spoke about his recent book Crashed and discussed the global impact of the 2008 financial crisis.

August 07, 2018

Adam Tooze featured on CNBC

Adam Tooze was featured on CNBC. He spoke about his recent book Crashed and discussed how the 2008 financial crises impacted the global economy.