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Edited Volumes

The Political Economy of Resource Regulation: An International and Comparative History, 1850-2015

Sanders, Andreas R. D.; Sandvik, Pål T.; Storli, Espen

UBC Press, 2019

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Industrialist John Paul Getty famously quipped, "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights." Throughout history, natural resources have been sources of wealth and power and catalysts for war and peace. The case studies gathered in this innovative volume examine how the intersection of ideas, interest groups, international institutions, and political systems gave birth to distinctive regulatory regimes at various times and places in the modern world. Spanning seven continents and focusing on both advanced and developing economies, it offers unique insights into why some resource-rich countries have flourished while others have been mired in poverty and corruption.

Industrial Collaboration in Nazi-Occupied Europe: Norway in Context

Frøland, Hans Otto; Ingulstad, Mats; Scherner, Jonas

Palgrave Macmillan, 2016

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This book brings together leading experts to assess how and whether the Nazis were successful in fostering collaboration to secure the resources they required during World War II. These studies of the occupation regimes in Norway and Western Europe reveal that the Nazis developed highly sophisticated instruments of exploitation beyond oppression and looting. The authors highlight that in comparison to the heavy manufacturing industries of Western Europe, Norway could provide many raw materials that the German war machine desperately needed, such as aluminium, nickel, molybdenum and fish. These chapters demonstrate that the Nazis provided incentives to foster economic collaboration, hoping that these would make every mine, factory and smelter produce at its highest level of capacity. All readers will learn about the unique part of Norwegian economic collaboration during this period and discover the rich context of economic collaboration across Europe during World War II.

Tin and Global Capitalism, 1850-2000: A History of "the Devil's Metal"
Ingulstad, Mats; Perchard, Andrew; Storli, Espen

Routledge, 2015

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Tin provides a particularly telling illustration of how the interactions of business and governments shape the evolution of the global economic trade; the tin industry has experienced extensive state intervention during times of war, encompasses intense competition and cartelization, and has seen industry centers both thrive and fail in the wake of decolonization. The history of the international tin industry reveals the complex interactions and interdependencies between local actors and international networks, decolonization and globalization, as well as government foreign policies and entrepreneurial tactics. By highlighting the global struggles for control and the constantly shifting economic, geographical and political constellations within one specific industry, this collection of essays brings the state back into business history, and the firm into the history of international relations.

Aluminum Ore: The Political Economy of the Global Bauxite Industry
Gendron, Robin S.; Ingulstad, Mats; Storli, Espen

UBC Press, 2014

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As the key component in aluminum production, bauxite became one of the most important minerals of the last one hundred years. But around the world its effects on people and economies varied broadly -- for some it meant jobs, progress, or a political advantage over rival nations, but for many others, it meant exploitation, pollution, or the destruction of a way of life. Aluminum Ore explores the often overlooked history of bauxite in the twentieth century, and in doing so examines the social, political, and economic forces that shaped the time. Its development became a strategic industry during the First World War, and then the subject of international struggle for dominance during the Second World War. Yet in post-war years it was globalization, not military conquest, that expanded global value chains. The extraction of bauxite -- a mineral found mostly in the developing world -- was made profitable by the growth of multinational corporations and the spread of globalization, leaving behind a troubled cultural and environmental legacy.In this wide-ranging collection, scholars from around the world consider multiple perspectives on this history -- from Guinea to Nazi Germany to Jamaica -- all while examining the central place of one commodity in a time of change.

From Warfare to Welfare: Business-Government Relations in the Aluminium Industry
Frøland, Hans Otto; Ingulstad, Mats

Akademika Forlag, 2012

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The rapid growth of the aluminium industry during the last hundred years reflects the status of aluminium as the quintessentially modern metal. Given its impact on every facet of modern life, its aptitude for academic analysis is only rivaled by the versatility of the metal in industrial application. While during the 19th century aluminium was the source of luxury goods for the rich few, during the First World War it was subjected to strategic considerations by belligerent states. It had become a warfare metal. It remained a military-strategic metal well into the 1950s, before it regained a position as a metal for civilian consumption, this time for the masses. This book takes a historical approach, informed by an institutionalist perspective, to elucidate the political economy of the aluminium industry in the twentieth century. It is structured as a series of analyses of the interactions between the state and the corporations in different countries. By looking at business-government relationships we can better grasp the linkages between the aluminium industry and the two key features of the history of the twentieth century: The rise of the industrial warfare state and its subsequent replacement by the welfare state.

Selected Articles

  • Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia and Domingo Gallego-Martínez, 'Where are the missing girls? Gender discrimination in 19th century Spain.', Explorations in Economic History (forthcoming).
  • Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia, Alfonso Díez-Minguela and Julio Martínez-Galarraga, 'Tracing the Evolution of Agglomeration Economies: Spain, 1860-1991', Journal of Economic History (forthcoming). 
  • Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia and Santiago de Miguel Salanova, 'Migrants' self-selection in the early stages of modern economic growth, Spain (1880-1930)', Economic History Review 70, 1 (2017), pp. 101-121. 
  • Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia, 'Common lands and economic development in Spain', Revista de Historia Económica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History 34, 1 (2016), pp. 111-133. 
  • Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia, 'Commons and the standard of living debate in Spain, 1860-1930', Cliometrica 9, 1 (2015), pp. 27-48. 
  • Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia, '"Goth and Vandals" or "Civilised" peasants? Common lands and agricultural productivity in Spain, 1900-1930', Social Science History 39, 2 (2015), pp. 217-252. 
  • Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia, 'Social and environmental filters to market incentives: Common land persistence in 19th century Spain', Journal of Agrarian Change 15, 2 (2015), pp. 239-260. 
  • Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia, 'Enclosing literacy? Common lands and human capital in Spain, 1860-1930', Journal of Institutional Economics 9, 4 (2013), pp. 491-515. 
  • Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia, 'Commons, Social Capital and the Emergence of Agricultural Cooperatives in Early 20th Century Spain', European Review of Economic History 16 (2012), pp. 511-528.
  • Marten Boon and Ben Wubs, "Property, control and room for manoeuvre: Royal Dutch Shell and Nazi Germany, 1933-1945." Business History (2016).
  • Hans Otto Frøland, Mats Ingulstad and Jonas Scherner, "Perfecting the Art of Stealing: Nazi Exploitation and Industrial Collaboration in Occupied Western Europe", in Hans Otto Frøland, Mats Ingulstad & Jonas Scherner (eds.), Industrial Collaboration in Nazi-Occupied Europe: Norway in Context (London: Palgrave, 2016).
  • Hans Otto Frøland, "Facing Disincentives? Norwegian Aluminium Companies Working for the German Aircraft Industry", in Hans Otto Frøland, Mats Ingulstad and Jonas Scherner (eds.), Industrial Collaboration in Nazi-Occupied Europe: Norway in Context (London: Palgrave, 2016).
  • Hans Otto Frøland, «Fisk versus landbruk i Norges handelsforhandlinger», in Arne Mechior and Ulf Sverdrup (red.), Interessekonflikter i norsk handelspolitikk (Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2015).
  • Hans Otto Frøland, «Nazi Germany's financial exploitation of Norway during the occupation, 1940-1945", in Marcel Boldorf and Tetsuji Okazaki (eds.), Economies under Occupation. The hegemony of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in World War II (London: Routledge, 2015).
  • Hans Otto Frøland, "Growth through constraints: a long-term perspective on the Norwegian aluminium industry's international position", in Dominique Barjot and Marco Bertilorenzi (eds.), The Global Aluminium Industry (Paris: Presse de l'université Paris-Sorbonne, 2014).
  • Hans Otto Frøland, "Nazi Germany's Pursuit of Bauxite and Alumina", in Robin Gendron, Mats Ingulstad and Espen Storli (eds.), Aluminum Ore. The Political Economy of the Global Bauxite Industry (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013).
  • Hans Otto Frøland and Lars Øksendal, "A strategic resource? Norway's position in British commercial policy, 1931-1972", in Helge Pharo and Patrick Salmon (eds.), Britain and Norway: special relationships (Oslo: Akademika Publishing, 2012).
  • Hans Otto Frøland and Mats Ingulstad (eds.), "'An Age of Aluminium': The Political economy of the Aluminium Industry in the Twentieth Century", in Hans Otto Frøland and Mats Ingulstad (eds.), From Warfare to Welfare: Government-Business Relations in the Aluminium Industry (Trondheim: Akademika Publishing, 2012).
  • Hans Otto Frøland, "A three-way game: the Anglo-Norwegian aluminium conflict in the 1960s and the role of Alcan", in Hans Otto Frøland and Mats Ingulstad (eds.), From Warfare to Welfare: Government-Business Relations in the Aluminium Industry (Trondheim: Akademika Publishing, 2012).
  • Hans Otto Frøland,"Nazi Planning and the Aluminum Industry", in Fernando Guirao, Frances M.B. Lynch and Sigfrido M. Ramírez Péres (eds.), Alan S. Milward and a Century of European Change (London: Routledge, 2012).
  • Hans Otto Frøland and Jan Thomas Kobberrød, "The Norwegian Contribution to Göring's Megalomania. Norway's Aluminium Industry during World War II." Cahiers d'histoire de l'aluminium 42-43 (2009): 130-47.
  • Hans Otto Frøland and Asbjørn Karlsen, «Globalisert i et århundre: langsiktige trekk ved norsk aluminiumindustri, in Johan Henden, Hans Otto Frøland and Asbjørn Karlsen (eds.), Globalisering gjennom et århundre. Norsk aluminiumindustri 1908 -2008 (Bergen: Fagbokforlaget, 2008).
  • Hans Otto Frøland, «Fra tysk fireårsplan til norsk statsindustri», in Johan Henden, Hans Otto Frøland and Asbjørn Karlsen (eds.), Globalisering gjennom et århundre. Norsk aluminiumindustri 1908-2008 (Bergen: Fagbokforlaget, 2008).
  • Hans Otto Frøland and Espen Andresen, «Fra AIAG til Alcoa i Mosjøen», Johan Henden, Hans Otto Frøland and Asbjørn Karlsen (eds.), Globalisering gjennom et århundre. Norsk aluminiumindustri 1908-2008 (Bergen: Fagbokforlaget, 2008).
  • Hans Otto Frøland, "The Norwegian Aluminium Expansion Program in the Context of European Integration 1955-1975." Cahiers d'histoire de l'aluminium Special issue 2 (2007): 103-123.
  • Andreas Sanders and Mats Ingulstad, "Hitler´s Achilles heel? Norwegian molybdenum as a bottleneck in the German war economy" in Hans Otto Frøland, Mats Ingulstad and Jonas Scherner (eds.), Industrial Collaboration in Occupied Europe: Norway in Context (London: Palgrave, 2016).
  • Mats Ingulstad, "The interdependent Hegemon. The United States and the Quest for Strategic Materials during the Early Cold War." International History Review 37 (2015).
  • J. Andrew Grant, W. R. Nadège Compaoré, Matthew I. Mitchell and Mats Ingulstad, "'New Approaches to the Governance of Africa's Natural Resources." in J. Andrew Grant, W. R. Nadège Compaoré and Matthew I. Mitchell (eds.), New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
  • Mats Ingulstad, "Banging the Tin Drum. The United States and the Quest for Strategic Selfsufficiency in Tin" in Mats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard and Espen Storli (eds), Tin and Global Capitalism. A History of the Devils Metal, 1850-2000 (New York: Routledge, 2014).
  • Mats Ingulstad, Espen Storli and Andrew Perchard, "The Path to Civilization is paved with Tin Cans. The Political Economy of the Global tin industry" in Mats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard og Espen Storli (eds.), Tin and Global Capitalism. A History of the Devils Metal, 1850-2000 (New York: Routledge, 2014).
  • Mats Ingulstad and Lucas Lixinski "Raw materials, Race, and Legal Regimes: The Development of the Principle of Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources in the Americas." World History Bulletin, Special Issue on International Law 29 (2013): 34-39.
  • Mats Ingulstad, "National security business? The United States and the creation of the Jamaican bauxite industry" in Robin Gendron, Mats Ingulstad and Espen Storli (eds.), Aluminum Ore. The Global Economic History of Bauxite (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013).
  • Mats Ingulstad, Espen Storli and Robin Gendron, "Opening Pandora's Bauxite: A raw materials perspective on globalization processes in the Twentieth Century" in Robin Gendron, Mats Ingulstad and Espen Storli (eds.), Aluminum Ore. The Global Economic History of Bauxite (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013).
  • Mats Ingulstad, "'We Want Aluminum, Not Excuses.' Business-Government Relations in the American Aluminium Industry, 1917-1957" i nHans Otto Frøland og Mats Ingulstad (eds.), From Warfare to Welfare. Business-Government Relations in the Aluminium Industry (Oslo: Akademika, 2012).
  • Mats Ingulstad, "Sunndal Verk i amerikansk storpolitikk" in Hans Otto Frøland, Asbjørn Karlsen and Johan Henden (eds.), Globalisert gjennom et århundre; Erfaringer fra norsk aluminiumsindustri (Oslo: Fagbokforlaget, 2008).
  • Mats Ingulstad, "Cold War and Hot Metal: American Strategic Materials Policy, the Marshall Plan and the Loan to the Sunndal Smelter." Cahiers D'Historie De L'Aluminium Special Issue 2 (2007): 125-144.
  • Andreas R. Sanders Dugstad, Pål Thonstad Sandvik, and Espen Storli, "Dealing with globalization: The Nordic countries and inward FDI, 1900-1939." Business History 58 (2016): 1-26.
  • Pål Thonstad Sandvik and Jonas Scherner, "Why did Germany not fully exploit the Norwegian nickel industry, 1940-45?", in Hans Otto Frøland et al. (eds.), Industrial Collaboration in Nazi-Occupied Europe, Norway in Context (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
  • Pål Thonstad Sandvik, "Getting to Scandinavia: Liberaliseringen av de skandinaviske økonomiene før 1870", in F. E. Johannessen and H. Espeli (eds.), Historikere i oppdrag (Oslo: Novus, 2016).
  • Andreas Sanders Dugstad and Pål Thonstad Sandvik, «Avoiding the resource curse, Democracy and natural resources in Norway since 1900», in Marc Badio-Miro et al (eds.), Natural Resources and Economic Growth (London: Routledge, 2015).
  • Pål Thonstad Sandvik, "De økonomiske konsekvensene av 1814, Grunnloven og avviklingen av privilegiesamfunnet", in Ståle Dyrvik and Anne Hilde Nagel (eds.), Kritisk lys på 1814-Grunnloven (Bergen: Bodoni forlag, 2014).
  • Pål Thonstad Sandvik and Espen Storli, "Big business and small states: Unilever and Norway in the interwar years." Economic History Review 66 (2013): 109-131.
  • Pål Thonstad Sandvik, "Success without Bauxite: Norsk Hydro's Long Wait to Achieve Backwards Integration", in Robin Gendron, Espen Storli and Mats Ingulstad (eds.), Aluminium Ore, The Political Economy of the Global Bauxite Industry (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013).
  • Pål Thonstad Sandvik, "Globalt næringsliv og lokal utvikling, eksemplet Falconbridge Nikkelverk", in Berit E. Johnsen (ed.), Sørlandet og utlandet (Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2013).
  • Pål Thonstad Sandvik, Multinationals and National Business Systems, The Nickel Industry and Falconbridge Nikkelverk (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012).
  • Pål Thonstad Sandvik and Espen Storli, "Confronting market power: Norway and international cartels and trusts, 1919-39." Scandinavian Economic History Review 59 (2011): 232-249.
  • Pål Thonstad Sandvik, "Multinationals, host countries and subsidiary development, Falconbridge Nikkelverk in Norway, 1929-1939." Business History 52 (2010): 251-267.
  • Pål Thonstad Sandvik, "Såpekrigen 1930-31, Lilleborgsaken, venstrestaten og norsk økonomisk nasjonalisme." Historisk Tidsskrift 89 (2010): 389-424.
  • Jonas Scherner, "Staatliche Förderung, Industrieforschung und Verfahrensentwicklung: die Tonerdeproduktion aus deutschen Rohstoffen im Dritten Reich", in Rüdiger Hachtmann, Florian Schmaltz and Sören Flachowsky (eds.), Ressourcenmobilisierung. Wissenschaftspolitik und Forschungspraxis im NS-Herrschaftssystem (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2017) 286-325.
  • Jonas Scherner, "Die Grenzen der Informationsbeschaffung,-transfer und -verarbeitung in der deutschen Wehr- und Kriegswirtschaftsverwaltung im Dritten Reich." Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte 56 (2015):99-135.
  • Jonas Scherner, "Tin and the German War Economy: Scrap Drives, Blockade Running and War Looting," in Mats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard and Espen Storli (eds.), The Devil's Metal: A History of the Global Tin Industry, 1850-2000 (London: Routledge, 2015) 123-141.
  • Jonas Scherner, "Der deutsche Importboom während des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Neue Ergebnisse zur Struktur der Ausbeutung des besetzten Europas auf der Grundlage einer Neuschätzung der deutschen Handelsbilanz." Historische Zeitschrift 294 (2012): 79-113.
  • Jonas Scherner, Die Logik der Industriepolitik im Dritten Reich. Die Investitionen in die Autarkie- und Rüstungsindustrie und ihre staatliche Förderung (Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag, 2008).
  • Jonas Scherner, "The Beginnings of Nazi Autarky Policy: 'The National Pulp Programme' and the Origin of Regional Staple Fibre Plants." Economic History Review 61 (2008): 867-895.
  • Jonas Scherner, "Bericht zur deutschen Wirtschaftslage 1943/44. Eine Bilanz des Reichsministeriums für Rüstung und Kriegsproduktion über die Entwicklung der deutschen Kriegswirtschaft bis Sommer 1944 (Dokumentation)." Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte 55 (2007): 499-546.
  • Jonas Scherner and Christoph Buchheim, "The Role of Private Property in the Nazi Economy: The Case of Industry." Journal of Economic History 66 (2006): 390-416.
  • Jonas Scherner, "Das 'Gesetz zur Übernahme von Garantien zum Ausbau der Rohstoffwirtschaft' und die NS-Autarkiepolitik." In Johannes Bähr and Ralf Banken (eds.), Wirtschaftssteuerung durch Recht im Nationalsozialismus. Studien zur Entwicklung des Wirtschaftsrechts im Interventionsstaat des "Dritten Reichs" (Frankfurt a.M.: Klostermann Verlag, 2006) 343-364.
  • Jonas Scherner, "Das Verhältnis zwischen NS-Regime und Industrieunternehmen - Zwang oder Kooperation?" Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte / Journal of Business History 51 (2006): 166-190.
  • Jonas Scherner, "'Ohne Rücksicht auf Kosten'? Eine Analyse von Investitionsverträgen zwischen Staat und Unternehmen im 'Dritten Reich' am Beispiel des Förderprämienverfahrens und des Zuschussvertrags." Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte (2004): 167-188.
  • Jonas Scherner, "Zwischen Staat und Markt. Die deutsche halbsynthetische Chemiefaserindustrie in den 1930er Jahren." Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte 89 (2002): 427-448.
  • Espen Storli and Andreas Nybø, "Publish or be damned? Early cartel legislation in USA, Germany and Norway, 1890-1940" in Susanna Fellman and Martin Shanahan (eds.), Regulating Competition. Cartel Registers in the Twentieth Century World (London: Routledge 2016).
  • Espen Storli, "Cartel Theory and Cartel Practice: The Case of the International Aluminum Cartels, 1901-1940", Business History Review 88 (2014): 445-68.
  • Espen Storli, "The Birth of the World's Largest Tin Merchant: Philipp Brothers, Bolivian Tin and American Stockpiles" in Mats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard and Espen Storli (eds.), Tin and Global Capitalism, 1850-2000: A History of "the Devil's Metal" (New York: Routledge, 2014).
  • Espen Storli, "The Global Race for Bauxite, 1900-1940" in Robin S. Gendron, Mats Ingulstad and Espen Storli (eds.), Aluminum Ore: The Political Economy of the Global Bauxite Industry (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013).
  • Espen Storli, "Trade and Politics: the Western Aluminium Industry in the Soviet Union in the Interwar period", in Hans Otto Frøland and Mats Ingulstad (eds.), From warfare to welfare: business-government relations in the aluminium industry (Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag, 2012).
  • Espen Storli and David Bregaint, "The Ups and Downs of Family Life: Det Norske Nitridaktieselskap, 1912-1976." Enterprise & Society 10 (2009): 763-790.
  • Espen Storli, "Marked, kartell og stat: den norske aluminiumsindustrien i mellomkrigstiden", in Hans Otto Frøland, Johan Henden and Asbjørn Karlsen (eds.), Globalisering gjennom et århundre, Norsk aluminiumsindustri 1908-2008 (Bergen: Fagbokforlaget, 2008).