International economics

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?

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Publications about international economics

  • Publication : ANTOLOGI

    Professional Networks in Transnational Governance

    Who 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...
  • Publication : ARTIKKEL

    The governance of global wealth chains

    This 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...
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    The Geopolitics of Renewable Energy

    For a century, the geopolitics of energy has been synonymous with the geopolitics of oil and gas. However, geopolitics and the global energy economy are both changing. The international order predominant since the end of World War II faces mounting challenges. At the same time, renewable energy is growing...
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Research projects about international economics

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