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Globalization and History : The Evolution of a Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy - Kevin H. O'Rourke

Globalization and History

The Evolution of a Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy

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Published: 26th January 2001
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Winner in the category of Economics in the 1999 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. Globalization is not a new phenomenon; nor is it irreversible. In "Globalization and History," Kevin O'Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson present a coherent picture of trade, migration, and international capital flows in the Atlantic economy in the century prior to 1914--the first great globalization boom. The book's originality lies in its application of the tools of open-economy economics to this critical historical period--differentiating it from most previous work, which has been based on closed-economy or single-sector models. The authors also keep a close eye on globalization debates of the 1990s, using history to inform the present and vice versa. The book brings together research conducted by the authors over the past decade--work that has profoundly influenced how economic history is now written and that has found audiences in economics and history, as well as in the popular press. "Fans and foes of globalization usually agree on one thing: its inevitability. But that is a big mistake, as this fine piece of scholarship makes clear. . . . It is an exceptionally rigorous and insightful history of globalization. Its main message--that globalization can sow the seeds of its own destruction--is salutary. It should be required reading for anyone inclined to think that economic history is bunk." --"The Economist"

"Fans and foes of globalization usually agree on one thing: its inevitability. But that is a big mistake, as this fine piece of scholarship makes clear....It is an exceptionally rigorous and insightful history of globalization. Its main message - that globalization can sow the seeds of its own destruction - is salutary. It should be required reading for anyone inclined to think that economic history is bunk." - The Economist"

List of Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Globalization and Historyp. 1
Convergence in Historyp. 5
Transport Revolutions and Commodity Market Integrationp. 29
Were Heckscher and Ohlin Right?p. 57
The Politics of Free Trade: Repeal of the Corn Lawsp. 77
Globalization Backlash: Tariff Responsesp. 93
Mass Migrations: Why They Movedp. 119
Mass Migrations: Impact on Labor Markets, Home and Abroadp. 145
Globalization, Relative Factor Price Convergence and Inequalityp. 167
Globalization Backlash: Migration Policy Gets Restrictivep. 185
Forging and Breaking Global Capital Marketsp. 207
International Capital Flows: Causes and Consequencesp. 225
Trade and Factor Flows: Substitutes or Complements?p. 247
Lessons from Historyp. 269
Trade Theory and Computable General Equilibrium
Modelsp. 289
Notesp. 295
Referencesp. 309
Indexp. 337
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ISBN: 9780262650595
ISBN-10: 0262650592
Series: Globalization and History
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 26th January 2001
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.39