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Harold James

Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies. Professor of History and International Affairs. Director, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society
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Harold James, the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies at Princeton University, is Professor of History and International Affairs at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), and an associate at the Bendheim Center for Finance. His books include a study of the interwar depression in Germany, The German Slump (1986); International Monetary Cooperation Since Bretton Woods (1996), and The End of Globalization (2001). He was also coauthor of a history of Deutsche Bank (1995), which won the Financial Times Global Business Book Award in 1996. Recent books include: The Euro and the Battle of Economic Ideas (with Markus K. Brunnermeier and Jean-Pierre Landau), Princeton University Press, 2016; Making A Modern Central Bank: The Bank of England 1979-2003, Cambridge University Press 2020; The War of Words: A Glossary of Globalization, Yale University Press 2021; Seven Crashes:The Economic Crises That Shaped Globalization, Yale University Press, 2023, which was shortlisted for the 2024 Lionel Gelber Prize. He writes a monthly column for Project Syndicate, and is also the official historian of the IMF.