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
2019This chapter sums up the main findings and looks into challenges the EU will face in the future. This volume examines and addresses several questions dealing with the EU ability to project various types of soft and hard power in EU’s interaction with external energy suppliers and member states and their...
2019This edited collection details and analyses the dramatic changes that the international political economy of energy has undergone in the past decade. This change began with the increasing assertiveness of Russia when the oil price rose above the $100 mark in 2008. This, combined with the rise of shale...
Research projects about international economics
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WHAT DETERMINES HOW STATES ACT? Conflict is one of the many types of risks states are faced with. In the field of security, states increasingly rely on private enterprises to assess and manage the threats and risks. How may this influence the result? A new NUPI project will examine this.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 (Completed)
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?