Youssef Cassis

Prof. Youssef Cassis

Emeritus Professor


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.

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