Professor Kevin O'Rourke

Quondam Fellow since 2019

My research lies at the intersection of economic history and international economics. In particular, I’ve done a lot of work on the history of globalization and deglobalization, and am still working on these themes. I’m currently working on interwar trade and trade policy, and am also interested in the relationships between trade and war. Other current projects include a history of economic growth in the 20th century, and quantifying the importance of coal during the industrial revolution.