Gianni Toniolo

A Research Professor at Duke, Gianni Toniolo is also Professor of Economics at the University of Rome 'Tor Vergata' (Italy). He received his Laurea (doctor of economics) degree magna cum laude at the University of Venice and did post-graduate studies and research at Harvard. He has held visiting positions at the University of Connecticut, St. Antony's College at Oxford (UK), Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo), University of California at Berkeley, All Souls College at Oxford (UK) and at Duke University itself. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) of London and a member of the European Academy. He is also a Director of the Venice International University, a new institution of which Duke University is a founding partner, and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association.
Recent Research
Research areas:
Long-term growth in Europe
Italy and Japan from 1800 to the present
International monetary cooperation and central banking in the 20th century
Financial history

Research in progress:
Income distribution, nutrition and poverty in the early stages of "modern economic growth"


Office Information
Office hrs:
234 Social Sciences
Tu 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Selected Publications
In English:
"Is the Kuznets Curve Alive? Evidence from Italian Household Budgets, 1881-1961" (co-author) Journal of Economic History, 2001
"The Assessment: The Twentieth Century - Achievements, Failures, Lessons" (co-author), Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 1999
"Europe's Golden Age, 1950-1973: Speculations from a Long-run Perspective," Economic History Review, 1998

Course Descriptions
The History of Globalization in the 20th Century (Econ 138)
European Economic History (Econ 291)


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