Professor Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke

Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke is Professor of Economics at NYU Abu Dhabi, but is best known around Oxford as the recent Chichele Professor of Economic History at All Souls College. He is the Research Director of CEPR and 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 is currently serving as a Senior Editor of Economic Policy; a Trustee of the Cliometric Society and European Historical Economics Society; an Editorial Board member of the Economic History Review and Oxford Economics Papers; a Council member of the Royal Economics Society; the Economics Delegate at Oxford University Press; and a member of the Scientific Committee of Bruegel. In the past he has served as an editor of the European Review of Economic History, as an editorial board member of the Journal of Economic History and World Politics, as Vice President of the Economic History Association, and as President of the European Historical Economics Society.

Research Interests:

His research lies at the intersection of economic history and international economics. In particular, he has done a lot of work on the history of globalization and deglobalization, and is still working on these themes. 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. Power and Plenty: Trade, War and the World Economy in the Second Millennium, co-authored with Ronald Findlay, was published by Princeton University Press in 2007; The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe (co-edited with Steve Broadberry) was published in 2010. The Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery since 1870 (co-edited with Jeffrey G. Williamson) is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Professor Hjortshøj O'Rourke is currently working on interwar trade and trade policy, and he is also interested in the relationships between trade and war.

Personal webpages:

NYU Abu Dhabi