Professor of Economic History
Joint Chair RSCAS/HEC
Prof. Cassis is leaving the Institute in Summer 2019 and is not taking any more supervisees.
Fields of research
- Economic history
- Business history
- Financial history
- European comparative history
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
- 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.
- Private Banking in Europe: Rise Retreat and Resurgence (with Philip L. Cottrell), Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015, 264 pp.
- Crises and Opportunities. The Shaping of Modern Finance, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011, 200 pp. (Paperback edition, 2013).
- 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.