In 2002 he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for Modern History for his first book, Statistics and the German State, 1900-1945: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge. He is best known for his economic study of the Third Reich, The Wages of Destruction, which was one of the winners of the 2006 Wolfson History Prize, and an extended history of the First World War with The Deluge, published in 2014. He then widened his scope to study the financial crash of 2008 and its economic and geopolitical consequences with Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World, published in 2018, for which he won the 2019 Lionel Gelber Prize.
Statistics and the German State, 1900-1945: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge (Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.ISBN0-521-80318-7 Translated in German.
Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World, London: Allen Lane and New York: Viking, August 2018.ISBN9781846140365 Translated in German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy, Allen Lane, Sep 7 2021.
Cambridge History of World War II. Volume 3 with Michael Geyer, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Normalität und Fragilität: Demokratie nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg with Tim B. Müller, Hamburg: Hamburger Editionen, 2015.
Additional, ongoing series of original articles written after the publication of his last book on his website, entitled Framing Crashed.
"Whose century?", London Review of Books, vol. 42, no. 15 (30 July 2020), pp. 9-13. Tooze closes (p. 13): "Can [the US] fashion a domestic political bargain to enable the US to become what it currently is not: a competent and co-operative partner in the management of the collective risks of the Anthropocene. This is what the Green New Deal promised. After the shock of COVID-19 it is more urgent than ever."
Tooze, Adam (3-23 April 2020). "The war against climate change". The Critics. Books. New Statesman. 149 (5514): 66-69.
Lieven, Anatol. Climate change and the nation state : the realist case. Allen Lane.
^Mentioned in Crashed, Acknowledgments, p. 9-10 "... debts I owe to two teachers ... Wynne Godley was a mentor and teacher of a very different kind. Spontaneously warm and generous in spirit, he took me under his cape in my first year at King's and introduced me, and a group of my contemporaries, to what, at the time, was a highly idiosyncratic brand of economics."