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.

ROSSI, N., and G. TONIOLO. “Catching up or falling behind? Italy's economic growth, 1895‐1947.” The Economic History Review 45, no. 3 (January 1, 1992): 537–63. Full Text

Faini, R., and G. Toniolo. “Reconsidering Japanese deflation during the 1920s.” Explorations in Economic History 29, no. 2 (January 1, 1992): 121–43. Full Text

Faini, R., and G. Toniolo. “Deflation reconsidered: Japan in the 1920s.” European Economic Review 34, no. 2–3 (January 1, 1990): 616–23. Full Text

Basevi, G., and G. Toniolo. “'Debt and default in the 1930s: Causes and consequences' by Barry Eichengreen and Richard Portes.” European Economic Review 30, no. 3 (January 1, 1986): 641–47. Full Text

Toniolo, G. “Intermediazione finanziaria e sviluppo economico in Giappone: nota sul periodo 1952-72.” Politica Economica I (1986): 259–78.

Toniolo, G., and P. L. Ciocca. “Industry and Finance in Italy 1918-1940.” The Journal of European Economic History XIII (1984): 113–36.

Toniolo, G., P. Costa e, and B. Dolcetta. “The New Scale of the City.” Architectural Review CXLIX, no. 891 (May 1981): 310–12.

Toniolo, G. “Effective Protection and Industrial Growth: The Case of Italian Engineering (1898-1913).” The Journal of European Economic History VI (1977): 659–73.

Toniolo, G. “Politica economica fascista e industrializzazione del Mezzogiorno: alcune considerazioni.” Ricerche Economiche XXXI (1977): 177–89.

Toniolo, G. “Prima fase dello smobilizzo pubblico delle 'banche miste'.” Economia Pubblica, 1977, 403–17.