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Globalization and History: The Evolution of a Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy, vol 1

Kevin O'Rourke () and Jeffrey Williamson ()

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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.

Keywords: globalization; Atlantic economy; open-economy economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F41 N73 N71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0-262-65059-2
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