Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke

Chichele Professor of Economic History

Research Interests

My research lies at the intersection of economic history and international economics, particularly international trade.

My current research on international trade during the Great Depression is funded by the European Research Council (ERC).



  • MPhil Economic History 2: Money, Finance and Cycles in History


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.