Adam Tooze

Adam Tooze

Research Interests

Professor Adam Tooze chairs the European History, Politics, and Society MA program and teaches a range of courses in European History.


Spring 2020

  • Professor Tooze is on leave for academic year 2019/2020.


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


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

Selected Publications


  • Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
    Viking (2018)
  • The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of the Global Order 1916-1931
    UK edition Penguin Allen Lane (2014)
    US edition Viking Penguin (2014)
  • The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy
    UK edition Penguin Allen Lane (2006)
    US edition Viking Penguin (2007)
  • 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 Review 113 (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