Gianni Toniolo

Gianni Toniolo

Research Professor Emeritus of Economics

External Address: 
419 Chapel Drive, Soc Sc Build 213, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
(919) 660-1855

Professor Toniolo specializes in the field of European economic history in the 19th and 20th Centuries. He is interested in exploring European economic growth, international monetary cooperation, financial history and distribution of welfare and income over the last two centuries. His latest projects include the titles, “A Benevolent Industrial Revolution?” and “The Gold Standard: Commit or Shadow?” Other titles of his more recent published papers are, “The Global Economy in the 1990s. A Long-run Perspective” with P. Rhode; “Central Banking Cooperation at the Bank for International Settlements;” “The European Economy Between the Wars” with C. Feinstein and P. Temin; and others.

He has also written several books on similar subjects, including Central Bank Cooperation at the Bank for International Settlements, Patterns of European Industrialization: the Nineteenth Century with R. E. Sylla, The Global Economy in the 1990s, A Long-run Perspective, and The European Economy Between the Wars with C. Feinstein and P. Temin.

Professor Toniolo is currently continuing his research on the study of industrialization during the “first globalization,” European economic development from 1800-present, post-unification Italy, and the general history of money, central banking, and financial markets and institutions.

Toniolo, Gianni, and Eugene N. White. “The Evolution of the Financial Stability Mandate: From its Origins to the Present Day,” January 2015.

Cesarano, F., G. Cifarelli, and G. Toniolo. “Exchange Rate Regimes and Reserve Policy: The Italian Lira, 1883-1911.” Open Economies Review 23, no. 2 (April 1, 2012): 253–75. Full Text

Gigliobianco, Alfredo, Claire Giordano, and Gianni Toniolo. “Innovation and Regulation in the Wake of Financial Crises in Italy (1880s-1930s),” April 16, 2009.

Toniolo, Gianni, and Giovanni Vecchi. “Italian Children at Work, 1881-1961” 66, no. 3 (November 2007): 401–27.

Toniolo, Gianni. “The Italian economy from the unity to the Great War.Journal of Modern Italian Studies 12, no. 1 (March 2007): 130–32.

Toniolo, G., and G. Vecchi. ““Italian Children at Work”.” Il Giornale Degli Economisti E Annali D’Economia, CXX, no. 3 (2007).


Crafts, N., and G. Toniolo. “'Les Trente Glorieuses': From the Marshall Plan to the Oil Crisis.” In The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History, 2012. Full Text

Rhode, P. W., and G. Toniolo. “Understanding the 1990s: A long-run perspective.” In The Global Economy in the 1990s: A Long-Run Perspective, 1–20, 2006. Full Text

Toniolo, G. “Laudatio patritii: Patrick O’brien and European economic history.” In Exceptionalism and Industrialisation: Britain and Its European Rivals, 1688-1815, 9780521793049:283–93, 2004. Full Text