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Steven Bryan

Steven Bryan is an attorney in Tokyo. He has his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. His first book, The Gold Standard at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Rising Powers, Global Money, and the Age of Empire (Columbia University Press, 2010) examines how the international currency system at the turn of the twentieth century originated as a tool of protectionists and nationalists. He is currently working on a history of the politics of economic policy in the 1920s and 1930s, and a comparative history of Japan in the 1920s and 1990s.