An important part of Norway’s foreign affairs concerns international economics and economic collaboration. The academic focus of the Department of International Economics is directed towards globalisation, international trade, international organisations (the WTO, IMF etc), international technology diffusion, economic growth, the activities of multinational firms, international corruption, as well as child labour and corruption.
Economic growth and technological innovation have become central research fields in the department. Important research topics have been international trade policy, income inequality and poverty together with fixed export costs.
The department collaborates with a range of other institutions, including the University of Oslo and the University in Tromsø, as well as institutions in the USA, China and in Europe.
This project aims to provide new evidence on non-tariff barriers to trade in the Russian, Chinese, Ukrainian and other markets, and examine their cost and impact on trade. More
Value chains for sustainable conservation, integrated development, and livelihoods promotion: An application to butterfly farming in India. More
Defense industrial capabilities in small open economies: Opportunities and challenges in a European context?
In this project, the defense industrial capabilities in small open economies will be examined in a European context. More
The project studies the connections between state failure and the regional security situation. More
The project examines the possible forms of preferential treatment for the services exports of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the possible impact they might have on trade. More
The project quantifies the potential increase in Norway's exports of goods if trade barriers in various export markets are removed. More
- Medin, Hege , Per Botolf Maurseth (2013). Market specific fixed and sunk export costs: The impact of learning and spillovers. NUPI Working Paper: 817. 59 pages. This paper provides evidence for market specific sunk export costs by investigating Norwegian seafood exporters’ persistence in different export markets.
- Castellacci, Fulvio , Jose Miguel Natera
(2013). The Dynamics of National Innovation Systems: A Panel Cointegration Analysis of the Coevolution between Innovative Capability and Absorptive Capacity,
in Research Policy 42 (3).Elsevier.p. 579-594.In this article the authors investigate the idea that the dynamics of national innovation systems is driven by the coevolution of two main dimensions: innovative capability and absorptive capacity. [url]
- Castellacci, Fulvio , Martin Blom, Arne Martin Fevolden (2013). The trade-off between innovation and defense industrial policy, url]
- Castellacci, Fulvio (2013). Service Firms Heterogeneity, International Collaborations and Export Participation, url]
- Bye, Vegard (2012). The Politics of Cuban Transformation - What Space for Authoritarian Withdrawal? , url]
- Andvig, Jens Chr (2012). Public procurement and organized crime: – illustrated with examples from Bulgaria, Italy and Norway. NUPI Working Paper: 813. 36 pages. The paper provides a semi-popular exposition of the formulation of public procurement and privatization mechanisms and how they may be influenced by organized crime units. A number of possibilities are outlined using examples from Bulgaria, Italy and Norway.
- Castellacci, Fulvio (2012). The Norwegian paradox: Innovation and industrial structure in Norway in a European perspective. Oslo, The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. 14 pages. This report chapter presents an analysis suggesting that Norwegian industry is very innovative in the industries it competes in. The author continues by pointing out some future challenges for Norwegian industry, and encourages the development of new competitive advantages in high-growth industries.
- Castellacci, Fulvio (2012). Business Groups, Innovation and Institutional Voids in Latin America. NUPI Working Paper: 809. 41 pages. The paper presents an empirical analysis of the innovative activities of business groups in Latin America.
- Castellacci, Fulvio
(2012). The determinants of firms internationalization in services,
In Hveem, H. and Knutsen, C. H.: Governance and Knowledge: The Politics of Foreign Investment, Technology and Ideas..Routledge.This book chapter analyzes how determinants of firms internationalization in services differ across the four GATS modes. [url]
- von Brasch, Thomas , Johan Byström, Lars Petter Lystad
(2012). Optimal Control and the Fibonacci Sequence,
i Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications Volum 154, Nr. 3.Springer.p. 857-878.In this article, the authors bridge mathematical number theory with optimal control and show that a generalised Fibonacci sequence enters the control function of finite-horizon dynamic optimisation problems with one state and one control variable. [url]