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Globalization in Historical Perspective

Michael D. Bordo, Alan M. Taylor, and Jeffrey G. Williamson


As awareness of the process of globalization grows and the study of its effects becomes increasingly important to governments and businesses (as well as to a sizable opposition), the need for historical understanding also increases. Despite the importance of the topic, few attempts have been made to present a long-term economic analysis of the phenomenon, one that frames the issue by examining its place in the long history of international integration. This volume collects eleven chapters doing exactly that and more. The first group of chapter explores how the process of globalization can be m ... More

Keywords: globalization, governments, businesses, economic analysis, international integration, markets, goods, commodities, labor, capital

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226065984
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226065991.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael D. Bordo, editor

Alan M. Taylor, editor

Jeffrey G. Williamson, editor

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Michael D. Bordo, Alan M. Taylor, and Jeffrey G. Williamson

I The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Market Integration

1 Commodity Market Integration, 1500–2000

Ronald Findlay and Kevin H. O'Rourke

International Migration and the Integration of Labor Markets

Barry R. Chiswick and Timothy J. Hatton

3 Globalization and Capital Markets

Maurice Obstfeld and Alan M. Taylor

II The Great Divergence, Geography, and Technology

4 Globalization and Convergence

Steve Dowrick and J. Bradford Delong

5 Does Globalization Make the World More Unequal?

Peter H. Lindertand Jeffrey G. Williamson

6 Technology in the Great Divergence

Gregory Clark and Robert C. Feenstra

7 Globalization in History

Nicholas Crafts and Anthony J. Venables

Part III Financial Institutions, Regimes, and Crises

8 Financial Systems, Economic Growth, and Globalization

Edited byPeter L. Rousseau and Richard Sylla

Globalization in Interdisciplinary Perspective

Clive Crook Gerardo della Paolera Niall Ferguson Anne O. Krueger Ronald Rogowski