Adam Tooze

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co-Director, International Security Studies
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627

Adam Tooze, Co-Director of ISS, is Professor of History. He teaches modern German History, twentieth century economic history, social theory, and the philosophy of history. Before joining Yale as Professor of Modern German History in the summer of 2009, he taught for 13 years in the History Faculty of the University of Cambridge. His book Statistics and the German State 1900-1945: the Making of Modern Economic Knowledge (Cambridge University Press, 2001) explored the connection between the emergence of modern national economic statistics and the crisis of the German state in the first half of the twentieth century. It was awarded the H-Soz-Kult Prize for Modern History and the Leverhulme prize. His most recent book Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy (Penguin, 2006) won both the Longman and Wolfson prizes and was an Economist book of the year. Tooze’s current project is a history of the transformation of the global power structure that followed from Imperial Germany’s fateful decision to provoke America’s declaration of war in 1917.

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