Economic History and Contemporary Challenges to Globalization

51 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2018 Last revised: 17 Dec 2018

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Date Written: December 2018


The paper surveys three economic history literatures that can speak to contemporary challenges to globalization: the literature on the anti-globalization backlash of the nineteenth century, focused largely on trade and migration; the literature on the Great Depression, focused largely on capital flows, the gold standard, and protectionism; and the literature on trade and warfare.

Keywords: deglobalization, Globalization

JEL Classification: F02, N70

Suggested Citation

O'Rourke, Kevin, Economic History and Contemporary Challenges to Globalization (December 2018). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13377, Available at SSRN:

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