Alexander Nützenadel is Professor of Economic and Social History at Humboldt University Berlin and the current Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor at the LSE and the German Historical Institute London in 2021/2022.
His main research interests lie in European Economic History in the twentieth century. He specialises in financial history, the history of economic expertise, and the political economy of fascism in comparative perspective.
He is currently working on three projects: a book on the evolution of economic expectations since the nineteenth century (together with Jochen Streb), a study on banking regulation since the 1930s and a comparative analysis of economic conflict and the rise of right-wing populism in Europe between the two World Wars. He also directs the Priority Program PP 1859 ‘Experiences and Expectations: Historical Foundations of Economic Behavior’ (funded by the German Research Foundation, in cooperation with Jochen Streb).
Professor Nützenadel studied for his undergraduate degree in History and Economics at the University of Göttingen, before he was a doctoral fellow at the German Historical Institute in Rome. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cologne in 1995 and held visiting appointments at Columbia University (New York), the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (Wassenaar) and the University of Bologna. He joined Humboldt University Berlin in 2009.
Professor Alexander Nützenadel is the 2021/22 Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor