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 Dec 2019
This is the main question behind a new index developed by an international research team led by NUPI’s Indra Øverland.
10 Sep 2019
States need revenue to function and an efficient tax system plays an important role. Can Norwegian development assistance contribute to this?
Publications about international economics
- Publication : Editorial
: Popular scientific article
: Policy Brief
2019Do state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and state capitalism create unfair competition in international markets? Empirical evidence surveyed in this brief suggests that from the turn of the century, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) indeed started competing increasingly with private firms, trading across borders...
Research projects about international economics
Foto: NTB Scanpix
STRONGER POSITION: China is changing, strengthening and expanding its engagements. The image shows a meeting between World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Chinese President Xi Jinping in July 2018.2018 (Completed)
How and why is China strengthening its position in the major development banks?
2018 - 2019 (Ongoing)
In this project, NUPI will contribute to address the need for knowledge on the feed on the new global trade situation.
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
Annual symposium that highlights the importance of the social disciplines in Norway-China research cooperation.