Kevin H. O’Rourke


Selected publications and working papers


New books


Power and Plenty: Trade, War and the World Economy in the Second Millennium (with Ronald Findlay, Princeton University Press, 2007).


The New Comparative Economic History: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey G. Williamson (MIT Press 2007, co-edited with Timothy J. Hatton and Alan M. Taylor).


The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press 2010, co-edited with Stephen Broadberry).




Journal Articles


1. “What determines attitudes towards protection? Some cross-country evidence,” in Susan M. Collins and Dani Rodrik (eds.), Brookings Trade Forum 2001, Brookings Institute Press, 157-206 (with Richard Sinnott).


2. “When did globalization begin?” European Review of Economic History 6 (2002), 23-50 (with Jeffrey G. Williamson).


3. “After Columbus: explaining the global trade boom 1500-1800,” Journal of Economic History (2002) 62(2), 417-456 (with Jeffrey G. Williamson).


4. “Once more: When did globalisation begin?” European Review of Economic History 8 (2004), 109-117 (with Jeffrey G. Williamson).


5. “Migration flows: Political economy of migration and the empirical challenges.” Published as “Flux Migratoires: Économie Politique de la migration et enjeux empiriques,” Revue D’Économie du Développement(ABCDE-Europe 2003 special issue) 3/4 (2004), 45-76.


6. “From Malthus to Ohlin: Trade, Industrialisation and Distribution Since 1500,” Journal of Economic Growth 10 (2005), 5-34 (with Jeffrey G. Williamson).


7. “Incentives, Technology and the Shift to Year-Round Dairying in Late 19thCentury Denmark,” Economic History Review LVIII (2005), 520-554 (with Ingrid Henriksen).


8. “The worldwide economic impact of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815,” Journal of Global History 1 (2006), 123-149.


9. “The determinants of individual attitudes towards immigration,” European Journal of Political Economy 22 (2006), 838-861 (with Richard Sinnott).


10. “Culture, conflict and cooperation: Irish dairying before the Great War,” Economic Journal 117 (October 2007), 1357-1379.


11. “War and Welfare: Britain, France and the United States 1807-14,” Oxford Economic Papers (October 2007), Supplementary Issue, i8-i30. On-line appendix giving MPSGE code available here.


12. “Property rights, politics and innovation: creamery diffusion in pre-1914 Ireland,” European Review of Economic History 11 (December 2007), 395-417.


13. “Made in America? The New World, the Old, and the Industrial Revolution.” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 98(2): 523-8 2008 (with Gregory Clark and Alan M. Taylor).


14. “Did Vasco da Gama matter for European markets?”forthcoming, Economic History Review, 2009 (with Jeffrey G. Williamson).



Book Chapters


1. “Heckscher-Ohlin Theory and Individual Attitudes Towards Globalization,” in R. Findlay, R. Henriksson, H. Lindgren and M. Lundahl (eds.), Eli Heckscher, International Trade, and Economic History (MIT Press 2006), 107-138.


2. “Late 19th Century Denmark in an Irish Mirror: Land Tenure, Homogeneity and the Roots of Danish Success,” in John L. Campbell, John A. Hall and Ove K. Pedersen (eds.), The State of Denmark: Small States, Corporatism and the Varieties of Capitalism (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006), 159-196. Printed version.


3. “Democracy and protectionism,” in Timothy J. Hatton, Kevin H. O’Rourke and Alan M. Taylor (eds.), The New Comparative Economic History: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey G. Williamson (MIT Press, 2007), pp. 193-216. Working paper version is here.



Unpublished working papers


1. “The Era of Free Migration: Lessons for Today,” also available as CEPR Discussion Paper 4498.


2. “Risk, Government and Globalization: International Survey Evidence” (with Anna Maria Mayda and Richard Sinnott).


3. “Globalization, Growth and Distribution in Spain 1500-1913" (with Joan R. Rosés and Jeffrey G. Williamson).


4. “Trade, Knowledge and the Industrial Revolution,” mimeo (with Ahmed S. Rahman and Alan M. Taylor).


CEPR Discussion Papers

For a complete list of my CEPR Discussion Papers, click here.


NBER Working Papers

For a complete list of my NBER Working Papers, click here.


My RePEc page, giving details of many other working papers as well as published papers, is accessible here.


Appendix materials to "The European grain invasion, 1870-1913" (JEH 1997). 


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