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
18 Oct 2017
Tax is the key to development, but African countries are facing several domestic as well as international challenges. What may be the solutions? This was the main question discussed among leading researchers at the plenary session in Bergen in August.
23 Jun 2017
In cooperation with IRENA, Harvard University and Columbia University, NUPI this week publish a report exploring the opportunities and challenges renewables have on geopolitics.
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.
Publications about international economics
: NUPI Policy Brief
2017This policy brief assesses Russian involvement in the growing Asia-Pacific economies, and offers an overview of the Far Eastern dimension of Russia’s economic relations with its major Asian partners, 2010–2016. It discusses the dynamics of investment and trade relations, and reflects on Russia’s changing...
2017Who controls how transnational issues are defined and treated? In recent decades professional coordination on a range of issues has been elevated to the transnational level. International organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and firms all make efforts to control these issues. This volume...
2017This article offers a theoretical framework to explain how Global Wealth Chains (GWCs) are created, maintained, and governed. We draw upon different strands of literature, including scholarship in International Political Economy and Economic Geography on Global Value Chains, literature on finance and...
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).