Adam Tooze

Adam Tooze

Research Interest

ON LEAVE AY 2022-2023



Ph.D. – London School of Economics, 1996
B.A – Economics, King's College Cambridge, 1989


Interests and Research

Professor Adam 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 was Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (2018).



  • The Great Recession as History, 2007 and After
  • Capitalism and Democracy in the Atlantic World
  • War in Germany 1618-2015
  • Philosophy of History: A Franco German conversation
  • Reading German History
  • The Making of Global Politics 1914-1929



  • Professor Tooze is convenor or co-convenor of the International history workshop (with Professors Mark Mazower and Matthew Connelly)
  • The Committee on Global Thought Lunchtime Seminar
  • The 20th century Workshop (with Professors Ira Katznelson and Jeremy Kessler)
  • The Philosophy of History Reading Group (with Prof Jeremy Kessler)



Awards and Prizes

  • LA Times Book Prize for History 2015 (For Deluge)
  • Wolfson and Longman History Today Prize (for Wages of Destruction)
  • Leverhulme and H-Soz Kult Prize (for Statistics and the German State)


Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (2018).

The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931  (2014).

Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy (2006).

Statistics and the German State 1900-1945: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge (2001).

Edited with Michael Geyer, The Cambridge History of the Second World War Volume III (2015).