Globalization has led to more trade between countries. What are the effects of increased trade, and how should Norway adapt to this?
As a small nation, Norway has always relied on international trade in goods and services. Greater European cooperation through the EU, EFTA and the EEA has led to a surge in intra-European trade. In recent decades, globalization and international trade agreements have promoted an expansion of trade with Asia and other countries far from Norway. While trade liberalization started with tariff cuts, trade policy has become increasingly complex. Therefore, topics like investments, trade in services and food safety also feature on NUPI’s research agenda.
Examples of questions we study:
- What are the impacts of trade and trade agreements with various countries?
- How should Norway adapt to the global race for new trade agreements?
- Does increased trade between rich and poor countries have an impact on development?
News about trade
7 Dec 2020
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9 Nov 2020
What are the alternatives to the EEA Agreement? What happens if Norway joins the EU, or if the EEA is terminated? A new book edited by Arne Melchior and Frode Nilssen looks into this.
15 Oct 2020
Customs are often perceived as one of the most corrupt institutions in developing countries. Though difficult and complex, fighting corruption in customs is possible but requires an approach that is less centered on transposition of norms and practices from developed countries.
Publications about trade
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2020Recent studies suggest that intermediaries like merchants facilitate international trade by reducing fixed trade costs for producers that trade through them instead of exporting or importing directly. This study argues that customs brokers–a type of intermediary rarely studied in economics before–play...
Research projects about trade
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COOPERATION: President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President og the AU, Moussa Faki Mahama.2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This collaborative project between NUPI, ACCORD and ECFR aims to stimulate and enrich the dialogue in Africa and Europe on the underlying geopolitical, Covid-19, peace and security and other key developments...
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2015 - 2020 (Ongoing)
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...
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2019 - 2020 (Ongoing)
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.