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Youssef Cassis

Professor of Economic HistoryProf. Youssef Cassis

Joint Chair RSCAS/Department of History and Civilization 


Tel. [+39] 055 4685 760 / 739 - [+39] 055 4686 489
Email Youssef.Cassis@eui.eu

Administrative Assistant at HEC: Monica Palao - Administrative Assistant at RSCAS: Francesca Elia

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

Villa Schifanoia - Office VS 16 - For appointments please contact: Monica Palao (HEC) or Francesca Elia (RSCAS)


Fields of Research

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


French, English

Current Seminars at EUI

Current Research Projects

  • Sovereign Defaults and Systemic Financial Crises since the mid-nineteenth century
  • The Memory of Financial Crises
  • Financial Capitalism: the Historical perspective

Selected Recent Publications

  • Capitals of Capital. A History of International Financial Centres, 1780-2005, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, 384 pp. (Expanded paperback edition, 2010). Translated in French, German, Italian, Romanian and Chinese.
  • Crises and Opportunities. The Shaping of Modern Finance, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011, 200 pp. (Paperback edition, 2013).
  • Private Banking in Europe: Rise Retreat and Resurgence (with Philip L. Cottrell), Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015, 264 pp.
  • Financing Infrastructure in Europe: Insights into the History of Water, Transport, and Telecommunication, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016 (editor, with Giuseppe De Luca and Massimo Florio), 358 pp.
  • The Oxford Handbook of Banking and Financial History (editor, with Richard Grossman and Catherine Schenk), Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, 537 pp.
  • The Performance of European Business in the Twentieth Century (editor, with Andrea Colli and Harm Schröter), Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, 359 pp.


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