The Research Group has several externally-financed research projects:

  • The project Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) has as its overarching objective to do research that will serve to promote global, sustainable development within a circular, low-emission economy compatible with the planetary boundaries and in line with the international development goals. The thematic scope of SMART encompasses products originating wholly or in part in developing countries and sold by businesses in the EU to consumers and procurers in the EU. We will do multilevel, interdisciplinary and international research on barriers and possibilities for contributions to sustainability in the private sector: business, investors and consumers, as well as in the public sector in its many roles as market actor. SMART is funded by the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, under the programme INT-4-2015 ‘Europe as a Global Actor: in search of greater policy coherence for development’. The project will run for four years from 1 March 2016, and is coordinated by Beate Sjåfjell.  The SMART Project is supported by the Sustainable Market Actors Network. Scholars interested in being involved, may register their interest through this web form.
  • The project on International Financial Market Regulation, Institutions and Efficiency. The project is funded by the Finance Market Fund (managed by the NRC) and its head is Professor Mads Andenæs.
  • The project on Sustainable tax governance in developing countries through global tax transparency is also financed by the NRC, and its head is Professor Frederik Zimmer.

The Research Group is always interested in discussing new projects, and interested researchers are encouraged to contact the leader of the Group, Professor Beate Sjåfjell.

Published Jan. 6, 2012 11:38 AM - Last modified Aug. 7, 2017 10:28 AM