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Readings for October 27, Nineteenth Century Globalization

Economics 210a, Fall 1999


Albert Fishlow (1985), "Lessons from the Past: Capital Markets During the 19th Century and the Interwar Period," International Organization 39, pp.383-439.

Stefano Fenoaltea (1988), "International Resource Flows and Construction Movements in the Atlantic Economy: The Kuznets Cycle in Italy, 1861-1913," Journal of Economic History 48, pp.605-637.

Jeffrey Williamson (1996), "Globalization, Convergence, and History," Journal of Economic History 56, pp.277-306.

Michael Bordo, Barry Eichengreen and Douglas Irwin (1999), "Is Globalization Today Really Different from Globalization a Hundred Years Ago?"



Supplementary Readings on 19th Century Globalization

Michael Bordo, Barry Eichengreen and Jongwoo Kim, "Was There Really an Earlier Era of Financial Globalization Comparable to Today?" NBER Working Paper no. 6378 (1998).

Alec Cairncross, Home and Foreign Investment (Cambridge University Press, 1953)

H.J. Habbakuk, "Fluctuations in House-Building in Britain and the United States in the 19th Century," Journal of Economic History (1962).

Alexander Hamilton, Report on Manufactures (1791).

C. Knick Harley, "Transportation, the World Wheat Trade, and the Kuznets Cycle," Explorations in Economic History (1980).

T.J. Hatton and Jeffrey Williamson, The Age of Mass Migration (Oxford University Press, 1998).

Douglas Irwin, "Free Trade and Protection in 19th Century Britain and France Revisited," Journal of Economic History (1992).

Douglas Irwin, "Did late 19th Century US Tariffs Promote Infant Industries? Evidence from the Tinplate Industry," unpublished manuscript, Dartmouth College.

Simon Kuznets, Capital in the American Economy (Princeton University Press, 1961).

John Nye, "The Myth of Free-Trade Britain and Fortress France: Tariffs and Trade in the 19th Century," Journal of Economic History (1991).

Kevin O'Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson, Globalization and History: The Evolution of a Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Economy (MIT Press, 1999).

Tom Sargent, Macroeconomic Theory (Academic Press, 1982).

Frank Taussig, Some Aspects of the Tariff Question (Harvard University Press, 1915).

Brinley Thomas, Migration and Urban Development: A Reappraisal of British and American Long Cycles (Allen and Unwin, 1972).

Robert Zevin (1992), "Are World Financial Markets More Open? If so, Why and With What Effects?" in Tariq Banuri and Juliet Schor (eds), Financial Openness and National Autonomy (Clarendon Press, 1992).


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