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 Jul 2018
- Ingrid Hjertaker
Increasing attention has been given to the way tax regimes affect women’s lives. Not only is capital flight now considered in a human rights perspective, taxation policies are also becoming relevant for gender equality issues and women’s rights.
9 May 2018
New book on Taxation in Africa by Mick Moore (ICTD), Wilson Prichard (ICTD) and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (CMI).
Publications about international economics
2018The economic development of Russia’s Far East has been proclaimed a policy priority, to be facilitated by an ambitious turn or ‘pivot’ to Asia. This chapter assesses Russia’s economic reorientation towards Asia, offering an overview of the Far Eastern dimension of Russia’s economic relations with its...
: NUPI Working Paper
2018Recent decades have witnessed a strong globalization process. This has been so for international trade and international capital markets, but also in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). IPRs were formerly in the domains of nation states. International treaties have dictated convergence...
2017This article analyzes the organizational logics of how social clustering operates within International Political Economy (IPE). Using a variety of new data on IPE publishing, teaching, and conference attendance, the authors use network analysis and community detection to understand social clustering...
Research projects about international economics
2018 - 2022 (Ongoing)
The Market for Anarchy project seeks to better understand how state behaviour is shaped by assessments of and responses to different types of risks.
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 - 2017 (Completed)
What roles can the Nordic countries play in China’s emerging European engagement?