Mark Metzler begins his tenure as a professor in the Jackson School and
Department of History at the University of Washington in the autumn of
2017.Join us in welcoming him in his first UW public lecture.
The 20th century was the most inflationary century in history. Already the 21st century looks different. Japan is where the 20th-century inflation first ended, when the great bubble deflated in the 1990s. After Japan’s bubble came the collapse of global financial bubbles centered on New York and London. Metzler shows why there is more deflation to come and how this is an historical turning point on a scale not of decades, but of centuries.
Mark Metzler (BA, Stanford University; PhD, University of California, Berkeley) teaches Japanese and global history at the University of Texas at Austin. His books Lever of Empire (University of California Press, 2006) and Central Banks and Gold (Cornell University Press, 2016) examine the origins of the Great Depression in Japan and internationally. His book, Capital as Will and Imagination (Cornell, 2013) examines the origins of Japan’s great postwar boom. He is currently researching the long-run history and 21st-century prospects of deflation and de-growth.
FREE and open to the public. Reception to follow. Please register.
Event parking available (for fee) in the UW Central Garage.