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Adam Tooze

Adam Tooze (born in 1967) is a British historian and was Reader in Modern European Economic History at the University of Cambridge and professor at Yale University. In 2002, he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for Modern History. As of Summer 2015, he is a professor of history at Columbia University.

After graduating in economics from Cambridge, Tooze studied at FU Berlin before moving to LSE for a doctorate in economic history.[1]

He is currently best known for his economic study of the Third Reich, The Wages of Destruction, which was one of the winners of the Wolfson History Prize for 2006.


  • (2001), Statistics and the German State, 1900-1945: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge (Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-521-80318-7
  • (2006), The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy, London: Allen Lane, 2006. ISBN 0-7139-9566-1
  • (2014), The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order, London: Allen Lane, 2014. ISBN 9781846140341


  1. ^ "Faculty: Adam Tooze".  

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