International economics concerns the economic interaction among countries. Why do countries trade with each other and/or invest across national borders?
Recent decades have seen the expansion of ever-closer economic ties between countries. There has been massive growth in international trade and movement of capital. Central to this field of research is understanding movements across national borders – movements of goods and services, capital, technology and labour. Such movements may have different consequences for different countries. Relevant factors can include geography, income levels and distribution, institutions and governance, as well as access to factors of production like natural resources, capital and various types of labour-power.
Studies of international economics at NUPI seek answers to questions like these:
- What determines the flows of international trade and capital?
- What can politicians do, nationally and internationally, to influence these flows?
- What are the consequences of economic globalization?
News about international economics
3 May 2017
Illicit financial flows (IFF) from developing countries are increasing and the numbers are large; approximately 1 trillion US$ in outflows was estimated in 2014 alone.
21 Dec 2016
New report evaluates Norway’s effort to curtail tax evasion: acceptable work in some areas, but completely fails in the field of tax treaties. – Norwegian tax treaties are directly harmful to developing countries, according to the report from Eurodad.
Publications about international economics
: NUPI Working Paper
2016Abstract Det følgende omfatter to delrapporter som tjener som underlagsmateriale for sammenfatningene i hovedrapporten TTIP og Norge: Virkninger og handlingsvalg; henholdsvis delrapport I: Norsk deltakelse i handels-partnerskapet mellom EU og USA og delrapport II: Investeringsbeskyttelse og investor-stat...
Listening to aid recipients in "aid-development" debate: findings from "The listening project" and Jerge-Tal village in Kyrgyzstan2016Foreign aid is an important aspect in understanding human development in aid-dependent societies. Original assessments of aid are generally based on the viewpoints of aid agencies, while the opinions of aid recipients often remain ignored. This perpetuates inconsistencies in understanding foreign aid,...
- Publication : NUPI Report
Research projects about international economics
2017 - 2018 (Ongoing)
The ISPO Workshop Series will develop new and innovative analytical tools and vocabularies to help understand current developments in global politics.
2015 - 2016 (Ongoing)
What roles can the Nordic countries play in China’s emerging European engagement?
NUPI has, jointly with other research groups in Norway and abroad, analyzed the consequences for Norway of a free trade agreement between the EU and the USA (TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).