Adam Tooze

Adam Tooze is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and director of the European Institute at Columbia University. Previously, he taught at the Uni­versity of Cambridge and Yale University, where he was the Barton M. Biggs Professor of History and director of interna­tional security studies. Professor Tooze has also served as the Thomas Hawkins John­son Visiting Professor in Military History at West Point. He has advised governments and ministries, toured the world as a lecturer, and written for numerous periodicals. Professor Tooze’s new book, Crashed: How a Decade of Finan­cial Crises Changed the World, is his fourth book exploring trans-Atlantic economics and power in the American century, and the Financial Times called it a “monumental narrative history” of the financial crisis of 2008 and its global aftermath. He has won the Leverhulme Prize fellowship, the H-Soz-Kult Histo­risches Buch Prize, the Longman-History Today Prize, the Wolf­son Prize, and the Los Angeles Times History Prize for his books. Professor Tooze earned a BA in economics from King’s College, Cambridge, studied at the Free University of Berlin, and received a doctorate in economic history from the London School of Economics.

From the Blog

Where Has the Global Financial Crisis Left Us Today?

Adam Tooze considered where the global financial crisis has left us, how it has affected politics and geopolitics, and what the prospects are for the world to manage a future crisis. Read More

Sustainability, Technology, and Disruption: Key Themes for Investment Professionals in 2019

The 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference will highlight Disruption: The New Reality in Investment Management, focusing on disruption and its effects on the global investment profession. Read More

No Return: Adam Tooze on the Crises that Changed the World

The global financial crisis of 2008 set events in motion that may affect financial markets far into the future. Read More