Arne Melchior’s research areas include international trade and global development; trade policy and international economic institutions; international inequality; geographical economics and regional development; Asia, India and China. Ph.D. (Dr. Polit., 1997) in economics from the University of Oslo, on international economic integration.
He has been head of the international economics group at NUPI for extended periods, and Assistant Director (3 years). Before research career: Experience from international trade negotiations as government official; including multilateral trade negotiations, and bilateral negotiations with several Asian countries. Experience from managing a large number of research projects.
1997 Dr. polit., University of Oslo, Dept. of Economics. Dissertation: On the Economics of Market Access and International Economic Integration.
1990 Cand. polit, economics, University of Bergen, Norway, specialisation in economics, thesis: On the impact of quotas on low-cost imports of clothing
1981 Certificate of Advanced European Studies, Bruges, Belgium. Specialisation: International economics.
1989- Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow/Head of Department/Assistant Director at NUPI
1981-1987 Senior Executive Officer/Head of Division, Ministry of Trade and Shipping, Norway
Publications All publications
Publication : Report | 2021
EU lanserte mot slutten av 2019 European Green Deal. Dette er en klimastrategi for å nå målene i Parisavtalen, men også en økonomisk vekststrategi, o1
Publication : Report | 2021
The study analyzes world trade and value chains for medical goods before and during Covid-19, and on this basis discusses lessons learned for medical1
Projects All projects
Research project | 2021 - 2024 (Ongoing)
European integration has recently been hit by various shocks such as Brexit, Trump’s trade wars, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the competition from China. This project will exploit these shocks to genera...
Research project | 2015 - 2020 (Completed)
The project intends to contribute to the responsible innovation literature by carrying out a set of conceptual and empirical studies on the socio-economic effects of ICTs, considering positive impacts...
Research project | 2019 - 2020 (Completed)
The main aim of the project is the publication of a book in Norwegian about the consequences for the seafood industry if the EEA agreement is terminated....
Research project | 2018 - 2019 (Completed)
In this project, NUPI will contribute to address the need for knowledge on the feed on the new global trade situation. ...
Report on significant distortions in the economy of the Russian Federation for the purpose of trade defence investigations (EU-Russia trade)Research project | 2018 - 2020 (Completed)
This project will produce a comprehensive study of Russia's economy, focusing on regulations, laws, subsidies and other aspects that may interfere in competition in the markets....
Events All events
EventTue 27 Sept 2022Time: 13:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
A key motivation behind economic sanctions has traditionally been to promote political change, either by pressure on regimes or by supporting political opposition. To what extent have sanctions succeeded in this endeavour?
EventTue 15 Nov 2022Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: The House of Literature in Oslo
At this year's Russia conference, we will take a closer look at the implications of the war in Ukraine for Russia's economy and energy sector.
EventWed 25 Nov 2020Time: 12:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft teams
Will the Swiss-EU relation continue in harmony, or will the EU evoke the “guillotine” clause and terminate current agreements? NUPI invites you to join our seminar on the Swiss-EU relations.
EventTue 10 Dec 2019Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
If president Trump doesn’t change his mind, the WTO will be in a crisis from 11 December. What has caused the crisis, and can it be resolved?
EventWed 18 Sept 2019Time: 14:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
The accusations are numerous during the US-China trade war. At this seminar, Professor Rolf J. Langhammer will review the facts of China's trade policy.
Articles All articles
3 Jan 2022
What is the role of Russia, the Arctic and Asia in global politics? How are these societies developing? How do international trade, innovation and po1