Jamie Martin

Jamie Martin
Jamie Martin
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor 

Jamie Martin is an Assistant Professor of History. His research focuses on the history of capitalism, modern Europe, and international order. Before arriving at Georgetown, he was an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Laureate Research Program in International History at the University of Sydney. His current book project, Governing Global Capitalism in the Era of Total War (under advance contract at Harvard University Press), investigates the origins of the earliest international schemes to govern the world’s capitalist economy, which emerged out of efforts to stabilize European political and economic orders in the aftermath of the First World War. His research also looks at the history of the social sciences, and his writings on political economy and European history for a public audience have appeared in the London Review of BooksThe Nation, and Bookforum. He originally hails from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Areas of Expertise: Modern Europe, International Order, History of Capitalism

  • Ph.D. (2016) Harvard University, History
  • A.M. (2013) Harvard University, History
  • M.Phil. (2008) Cambridge University, History
  • B.A. (2007) Yale University, Philosophy

Selected Publications

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Gunnar Myrdal and the Failed Promises of the Postwar International Economic Settlement,” Humanity 8.1 (Spring 2017)
  • “From Crisis to Cycles: The Transformation of Time in Modern Economics.” In Power and Time, edited by Stefanos Geroulanos, Dan Edelstein, and Natasha Wheatley. Under contract at Chicago University Press (forthcoming).
  • “The Economics of the War with Nazi Germany” (with Adam Tooze). In The Cambridge History of the Second World War. Volume 3, edited by Adam Tooze and Michael Geyer. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • “Liberalism and History after the Second World War: The Case of Jacob Taubes.” Modern Intellectual History (forthcoming in 2017). Published online: April 23, 2015.
  • “The Theory of Storms: Jacob Burckhardt and the Concept of ‘Historical Crisis.’” Journal of European Studies 40.4 (2010): 307-327.

Book Reviews

The London Review of Books:

  • “Just Be Grateful” (April 15, 2015). Review of Stewart Lansley and Joanna Mack, Breadline Britain: The Rise of Mass Poverty and Danny Dorling, Inequality and the 1 per cent.
  • “Better off in a Stocking” (May 22, 2014). Review of Richard Roberts, Saving the City: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914.
  • “Were we Bullied?” (November 21, 2013). Review of Benn Steil, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White and the Making of a New World Order.
  • Review of Michael Lewis, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds (forthcoming).

The Nation:

  • “Development and Humanitarian Politics” (April 8, 2015). Review of Daniel Immerwahr, Thinking
    Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development and William Easterly, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor.


  • Review of Wolfgang Streeck, “How Will Capitalism End?” Bookforum, February/March 2017


  • “Quiet Riot.” n+1 issue 20 (Fall 2014). Review of Patricia Clavin, Securing the World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations; Greta Krippner, Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance; Dani Rodrik, The Globalization Paradox; Alasdair Roberts, The Logic of Discipline and The End of Protest.

German History

  •  Review of Conan Fischer, “A Vision of Europe: Franco-German Relations during the Great Depression, 1929– 1932,” German History (2017)

Other Publications

  • “The Colonial Origins of the Greek Bailout.” Imperial and Global History Forum. (July 27, 2015).
    (Translated into Greek and Italian.)
  • “The Concept of the World Economy: Intellectual Histories. Conference Report” (with Timothy Shenk). H-Soz-u-Kult. (January 19, 2015).