Christopher Meissner on Austerity and the Rise of the Nazis

Did fiscal austerity pave the way for the rise of the Nazis? Christopher Meissner is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on the economic history of the international economy particularly between 1870 and 1913. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in the Development of the American Economy (DAE) program. Previous to joining the faculty at Davis, Meissner was at the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University. In Cambridge he was the Director of Studies in Economics and a Fellow of King's College. He has held Visiting Scholar positions at Harvard, INSEAD, International Monetary Fund, the Paris School of Economics, University of Barcelona, and the University of Southern Denmark. He was also a Houblon Norman fellow at the Bank of England and the Hans Christian Andersen Professor at the University of Southern Denmark in 2015. Meissner earned his PhD in Economics from Berkeley in 2001 and his AB in Economics from Washington University in 1996.



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