Economic Policy, Institutions and Change



EPIC is an interdisciplinary research group conducting research on contemporary economic dynamics in advanced, emerging and developing countries, with a particular interest in the relationship between economic policy and institutional change.

Our research can be organized in three overall themes, with each their main subthemes:

Capitalist transformations and development

  • the nature, pace and outcomes of capitalist transformation processes
  • the developmental state, industrial policy and economic development
  • the interplay of local firms and transnational companies in global value chains (GVCs)
  • employment promotion and informality in the Global South

International trade and sustainability

  • the drivers and impacts of foreign direct investment (FDI)
  • economic and social impacts of climate change
  • the promotion of sustainability in consumption, production and trade

Macroeconomics, money and finance

  • financialization, shareholder value and corporate governance regulation
  • the causes and consequences of macroeconomic imbalances, globally and regionally
  • dilemmas and crises of European integration
  • the changing objectives and practices of monetary policy and financial regulation

Researchers in the group provide unique insights on these issues by applying methodologies that emphasize in-depth country knowledge as well as comparative work and by employing both quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Theoretically, our research is multi-faceted, but we all share an interest in pluralism in economics and in global political economy. With respect to economics, the main theoretical strands we engage with are evolutionary economics, post-Keynesian economics and ecological economics.

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  • 3 Tidsskriftartikel
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Working paper

Auditor Selection Process: An Interplay of Demand Mechanisms – A Multilevel Network Approach

Kacanski, S., Lusher, D. & Wang, P., 2020, I : European Accounting Review.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Global Value Chains, Industrial Policy and Economic Upgrading in Ethiopia’s Apparel Sector

Whitfield, L. & Staritz, C., jul. 2020, I : Development and Change. 51, 4, s. 1018-1043

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review


  • 1 Igangværende

EthApparel: Decent Work and GVC-based Industrialization in Ethiopia

Whitfield, L.


Projekter: ProjektForskning


  • 2 Deltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus
  • 1 Peer reviewer/fagfællebedømmer af manuskripter
  • 1 Medlemskab af forskningsnetværk
  • 1 Besøger en ekstern, akademisk institution

Kisumu Policy Dialogue

Nina Torm (Deltager), , Lone Riisgaard (Deltager), & Winnie Mitullah (Deltager)

17 feb. 2020

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

SPIWORK writeshop

Nina Torm (Deltager), & Lone Riisgaard (Deltager)

23 jan. 20202 feb. 2020

Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedDeltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus

Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society (Tidsskrift)

Slobodan Kacanski (Redaktør)

jan. 2020mar. 2020

Aktivitet: Redaktionelt arbejde og fagfællebedømmelsePeer reviewer/fagfællebedømmer af manuskripterForskning