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Research Interests

Production, Technology and Economic Growth during the 20th Century


Dr Ristuccia works on production technology and economic growth during the 20th century, with particular reference to the inter-war period and the Second World War. His focus is comparative and covers industrial development in the US, Japan, the UK, Germany, France and Italy. His teaching focuses on Germany and on international financial instability in the inter-war period, and on the economics of dictatorships.

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Ristuccia, C. A. and Solomou, S. Can general purpose technology theory explain economic growth? Electrical power as a case study, (2014) European Review of Economic History
Ristuccia, C. A. and Tooze, A. Machine tools and mass production in the armaments boom: Germany and the United States, 1929-44., (2013) Economic History Review
Ristuccia, C. A. and Solomou , S. General Purpose Technologies and Economic Growth: Electricity Diffusion in the Manufacturing Sector Before WWII, (2010) CWPE1048


PIIB Paper 14 - Michaelmas - World Depression in the Inter-War Period: National Themes

Dr Cristiano Ristuccia

Fellow, Tutor and Director of Studies in Economics (Trinity Hall)

Research Group:
Economic History

Contact Details
College: Trinity Hall
College Tel: +44(0)1223 332544