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The history of globalisation and economic development follow remarkably similar paths. The advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century was mirrored by a period of sustained globalisation, as the economic conditions in various nation states became inextricably linked. This link ebbed and flowed over the course of the 20th century, with economic activity typically increasing in periods of global integration, and vice versa. The story of worldwide economic development in the 19th and 20th centuries is one of globalisation. In the modern world it may seem that continued globalisation is inevitable. However, history also offers clues to the challenges that continued globalisation may face in years to come. Globalisation creates winners and losers, and thus shapes the political as well as the economic landscape across societies. This workshop brings together scholars working in the field of historical globalisation to consider its economic consequences and to what extent historical globalisation can shed a light on contemporary economic development.