Harold James is Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University and Marie Curie Professor of History at the European University Institute, Florence. Prior to joining the faculty at Princeton in 1986, he was a Fellow of Peterhouse (Cambridge University) for eight years. In 2004 he was awarded the Helmut Schmidt Prize for Economic History, and in 2005 the Ludwig Erhard Prize for writing about economics. He is a regular contributor to Project Syndicate: A World of Ideas, and author of 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). Harold is co-author of Deutsche Bank 1870-1995 (1995), which won the Financial Times Global Business Book Award in 1996. His most recent book is The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle. (2009). Harold earned his Ph.D. at Cambridge University.