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Harold James

CIGI Senior Fellow

Harold James is a CIGI Senior Fellow. He is Professor of History and International Affairs and the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor of European Studies at Princeton University.

Harold James

Harold James

Harold James is a CIGI Senior Fellow. He is Professor of History and International Affairs and the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor of European Studies at Princeton University. He was educated at Cambridge University and was a Fellow of Peterhouse for eight years before coming to Princeton University in 1986. His books include a study of the interwar depression in Germany, The German Slump (1986); an analysis of the changing character of national identity in Germany, A German Identity 1770-1990 (1989); and International Monetary Cooperation Since Bretton Woods (1996). He was also coauthor of a history of Deutsche Bank (1995), which won the Financial Times Global Business Book Award in 1996. More recently he has written The End of Globalization: Lessons from the Great Depression (2001), and Europe Reborn: A History 1914-2000 (2003); Family Capitalism (2006); The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the Politics of Empire (2006); and The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle (2009). His study Making the European Monetary Union was published by Harvard University Press in the fall of 2012.  In 2004 he was awarded the Helmut Schmidt Prize for Economic History, and in 2005 the Ludwig Erhard Prize for writing about economics. His current work is concerned with the history of European monetary union.  He is director of the Center for European Politics and Society at Princeton.  He is also a senior Fellow of the Global Governance Programme at the European University Institute, and writes a monthly column for Project Syndicate. 

CIGI Publications

CIGI Commentaries
Thursday, January 8, 2015
CIGI Commentaries
Monday, September 9, 2013

Selected Publications

  1. James, Harold (2012). Making the European Monetary Union. Harvard University Press.
  2. James, Harold (2003). Europe Reborn: A History 1914-2000. Pearson.
  3. James, Harold (2001). The End of Globalization: Lessons from the Great Depression. Harvard University Press.
  4. James, Harold (1996). International Monetary Cooperation Since Bretton Woods. Oxford University Press.

Interviews

  1. Brexit has happened - so what?, , Thursday, 30 June 2016

In the News

  1. Brexit Fudge, Project Syndicate, August 3, 2016
  2. China's RMB joins IMF's elite currency club, tough journey ahead, Liu Jie, Gao Pan, Turkish Weekly, December 1, 2015
  3. Refugee crisis shows the changing soul of Germany, Paul Carrel, Noah Barkin, Reuters Canada, September 13, 2015
All 'In the News' Mentions
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