Cassis, Youssef


    Administrative Assistant: Valentina Bettin

    Working languages: French, English

    Youssef Cassis is Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, and Director of the European Research Council funded project on ‘The Memory of Financial Crises: Financial Actors and Global Risk’ (MERCATOR). He was previously Professor of Economic History at the European University Institute (2011-2019), the University of Geneva (2004-2010), and the University of Grenoble (1997-2004). He has held visiting professorships at the Cass Business School in London, the Graduate Institute in Geneva, the University of St. Gallen, and the College of Europe in Natolin. He was the cofounder and co-editor (1994-2004) of Financial History Review (Cambridge University Press) and has been on the editorial board of several journals, including Business History, Enterprise and Society, Entreprise et Histoire, Essays in Economic and Business History and the Scandinavian Economic History Review. He was a trustee of the Business History Conference, a long serving member of the Academic Advisory Council of the European Association for Banking and Financial History, and President (2005-2007) of the European Business History Association.

    Selected recent publications:

    Remembering and Learning from Financial Crises (editor, with Catherine Schenk), Oxford, Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2021.

    The Legacy of the Global Financial Crisis (editor, with Jean-Jacques van Helten), London, IB Tauris, forthcoming, 2021.

    Financial Deregulation. A Historical Perspective (editor, with Alexis Drach), Oxford, Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2021.

    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.