Kevin O'Rourke is Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin, a co-organiser of the CEPR's Economic History Initative, a Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He received his PhD from Harvard in 1989, and has taught at Columbia University, UCD, Harvard, and Sciences Po (Paris). He is currently serving as President of the European Historical Economics Society, and an Editorial Board member of World Politics. He has served in the past as an editor of the European Review of Economic History, an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Economic History, an Economic Policy Panel member, and a Trustee of the Cliometric Society. He has recently been awarded an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant.

Kevin O'Rourke has published extensively on the history of globalization. Globalization and History (co-authored with Jeffrey G. Williamson) won the 1999 American Association of Publishers/PSP Award for the best scholarly book in economics, and has been translated into Italian and Spanish. Power and Plenty: Trade, War and the World Economy in the Second Millennium (co-authored with Ronald Findlay) was published in 2007 by Princeton University Press, to widespread critical acclaim. Translations are forthcoming in Chinese, Korean and Turkish. Among his forthcoming publications is The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe (2 volumes, co-edited with Stephen Broadberry). He contributes regularly to the Irish Economy blog and Vox.

Mailing address:

Department of Economics and IIIS
Trinity College, Dublin 2
Email: kevin dot orourke at tcd dot ie
Telephone: 353-1-8963594
Fax: 353-1-6772503
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