International economics and Shipping
The research in international economics covers areas like trade theory, new economic geography, foreign direct investment, economic integration and trade policy.
The research questions are typically of an applied and policy-relevant nature. The approach has mainly been theoretical, but increasingly empirical studies are carried out as well, and the researchers have a long tradition for using numerical general equilibrium approaches.
The research in shipping covers mainly applied areas such as the functioning of freight markets, vessel valuation, freight derivatives, risk management, decision-making under uncertainty, green shipping and maritime 'big data' applications. The approach is mainly empirical, but also includes policy and theoretical research. The research group also covers issues within the broader transport economics area, including airline and public transportation topics.
Researchers are also closely affiliated with the Centre for Shipping and Logistics at NHH, which covers transportation and logistics more broadly from both an economics and operations research angle.