International Political Economy

The structure of the global value chain is the result of a complex net of actions and reactions by firms, individuals and policy makers. Within the project "International Political Economy" we highlight the latter parts of the equation.

Much of the current globalization process is man-made, yet actors on the global scene are governed by self-interest and only barely constrained by national and global governance structures. How can a consensus emerge, how can conflicts of interests be resolved? This line of research includes, for example, an evaluation of the current WTO negotiations which provides ample insight into the workings of International Political Economy.

Another important aspect of research in the project addresses the impact on individuals. We conduct international comparisons of life satisfactions and study the role of social capital as foundation for both individual happiness and the economic success of nations in the age of globalisation.


Contact person:

Assistant Professor
Christian Bjørnskov