Economic History and Contemporary Challenges to Globalization
The paper surveys three economic history literatures that can speak to contemporary challenges to globalization: the literature on the anti-globalization backlash of the nineteenth century, focused largely on trade and migration; the literature on the Great Depression, focused largely on capital flows, the gold standard, and protectionism; and the literature on trade and warfare.
This paper has been written as a “Reviews and Reflections” piece for the Journal of Economic History. I am very grateful to Dan Bogart, Ann Carlos, Bill Collins, Barry Eichengreen, Simon Evenett, Tim Hatton, Morgan Kelly, Cormac Ó Gráda, and Jeff Williamson for their many helpful suggestions and comments. The paper was written during a sabbatical year spent in the School of Economics at University College Dublin and I am deeply appreciative of the School’s hospitality and practical support. The usual disclaimer applies more than it normally does. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Kevin Hjortshøj O’Rourke, 2019. "Economic History and Contemporary Challenges to Globalization," The Journal of Economic History, vol 79(2), pages 356-382. citation courtesy of