Kevin O'Rourke is the Chichele Professor of Economic History at All Souls College, Oxford and the Director of CEPR‚Äôs Economic History programme. He received his PhD from Harvard in 1989, and taught at Columbia, Harvard, University College Dublin, and Sciences Po Paris and Trinity College Dublin. He is currently Vice President of the Economic History Association, and 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 a Trustee of the Cliometric Society, and as President of the European Historical Economics Society. He has written extensively on the history of globalization, and his 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. In his spare time, Kevin serves as a municipal counsellor in St Pierre d'Entremont, a small mountain village in France.