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Globalization and History: The Evolution of a Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy

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  • Kevin H. O'Rourke

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    (Trinity College, Dublin)

  • Jeffrey G. Williamson

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    (Harvard University)

Abstract

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.

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This book is provided by The MIT Press in its series MIT Press Books with number 0262650592 and published in 2001.

Volume: 1
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0-262-65059-2
Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262650592

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Keywords: globalization; Atlantic economy; open-economy economics;

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