Adam Tooze

Adam Tooze

Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History

421 Fayerweather Hall
Phone: (212) 854-2434


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 The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931. He is currently completing a new global history of the Great Financial Crisis of 2007 and after.


  • 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)

Major Publications

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)