Closed project

The Origins of Globalization

- Closed project -
"Aux origines de la mondialisation et de la ‘divergence’ Europe Asie : réseaux commerciaux et trajectoire des institutions économiques"

The goal of this research initiative, coordinated by François Gipouloux (CNRS-Collège d'études mondiales), is to explore a comparative economic history (Asia/Europe), using economic institutions and trade practices as the object of study. It is an investigation, undertaken on a vast temporal scale (16th-20th century), of economic institutions that played a crucial role in the first globalization (16th century) and in the "great divergence" that subsequently occurred between Asia and Europe: commercial partnerships, capital mobilization, limited partnerships, among others. Such an analysis, which systematically links the economic history of Europe and Asia by studying their interactions, had not yet been implemented.

More information about the project (FR)



Comparative Economic History Europe and Asia

International conference

Geopolitics and economic growth: encounters between Europe and Asia, 16th-19th century

Study day

Commerce et techniques en Asie Orientale aux 18e-19e siècles

Study day

Empires, States and Law across Eurasia, 13th-20th century

6th EurasiaTrajeco Conference
Published at 23 October 2017