Daniel Speich

Assistant Professor for History

University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Daniel Speich Chassé is Assistant Professor for History at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. He was a research associate at the ETH Zurich, at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and at the Institut d’Etudes Avancées in Nantes, France. His research focuses on the role of economic expertise in post-1945 international organization. He published a monograph on the invention of the GDP (“Die Erfindung des Bruttosozialprodukts”, Göttingen 2013). His latest English publications include: "Towards a global history of the Marshall Plan. European post-war reconstruction and the rise of development economic expertise“, in C. Grabas and A. Nützenadel (eds.): Industrial Policy in Europe after 1945. Wealth, Power and Economic Development in the Cold War, Basingstoke, published by Palgrave Macmillan, p. 187-212; and "The Use of Global Abstractions. National Income Accounting in the Period of Imperial Decline“, in the Journal of Global History, 6 (2011) 1, p. 7-28.