Youssef Cassis

Youssef Cassis

Professor of Economic History

Joint Chair RSCAS/Department of History and Civilization 

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 760 / 796 / 824
Fax [+39] 055 4685 203

Administrative Assistant at HEC: Monica Palao Calvo - Administrative Assistant at RSCAS: Sarah Beck

Postal address: Department of History and Civilization | Via Boccaccio 121 | 50133 Florence - Italy

Villa Schifanoia - Office VS 49/San Domenico - Office SD 49 - For appointments please contact: Monica Palao Calvo (HEC) or Sarah Beck (RSCAS)


Fields of Research

  • Economic History
  • Business History
  • Financial History
  • European Comparative History


French, English

Current Seminars at EUI

Current Research Projects

  • The Performance of European Business in the Twentieth Century
  • Financial Crises and the Shaping of Modern Finance, from the Late 19th Century to the Present
  • A Comparative History of Britain and France since 1945

Selected Recent Publications

  • Crises and Opportunities, 1890-2010: The Shaping of Modern Finance, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011, 200pp.
  • Capitals of Capital. The Rise and Fall of International Financial Centres 1780-2009, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • with Philip L. Cottrell (eds.), The World of Private Banking, Farnham, Ashgate, 2009, 302 pp.


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