Professor Kevin O'Rourke FBA

Economic history and international economics; the history of the international economy, the political economy of trade, economic growth and fluctuations

Elected 2013

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

Kevin O'Rourke is the Chichele Professor of Economic History at All Souls College, Oxford and the Research Director of the Centre for Economic Policy research. He is also a Research Associate of the NBER. He received his PhD from Harvard in 1989, and has taught at Columbia, Harvard, University College Dublin, Sciences Po Paris and Trinity College Dublin. He has served as an editor of the European Review of Economic History, as an editorial board member of the Journal of Economic History, Economic History Review and World Politics, as Vice President of the Economic History Association, as a Trustee of the Cliometric Society, and as President of the European Historical Economics Society. Kevin's research lies at the intersection of economic history and international economics, particularly international trade. He has written extensively on the history of globalization.

Current post

Chichele Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford; Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford


Globalization and History: The Evolution of a Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy (with Jeffrey G. Williamson) 1999

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

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