Research focus

We investigate the effects and consequences of the increasing international integration of the markets for goods, services and production factors. Our teaching and research aims at providing answers to the relevant current problems in this field, considering the perspective of political economy and international business strategy.
A fundamental view of international trade theory: Ours is a discipline that is fundamentally concerned with the co-existence of markets with overlapping domains. International economics encompasses markets that are purely national in scope (and some are even more regional), as weil as markets that are international. "( ... ) what is often missing in discussions of gains from free trade is an explicit recognition that countries are countries for a reason."  (Ronald W. Jones, Department of Economics, University of Rochester). 


Faculty of Business and Economics
International Trade and European Integration
Peter Merian-Weg 6
4002 Basel