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The Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business

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Maritime Economics & Logistics, 2004, 6, (190–192) r 2004 Palgrave Macmillan Ltd All rights reserved. 1479-2931/04 $30.00

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The Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business. C. Th. Grammenos ed. LLP: London, 2002 Maritime Economics & Logistics (2004) 6, 190–192. doi:10.1057/palgrave.mel.9100103

The International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2002. During its 10-year of existence, it has developed into a familiar institution among maritime economists. IAME was established to help promote the discipline of maritime economics and to facilitate the academic exchange of ideas and findings. This was done through the official support for two journals, Maritime Policy and Management and Maritime Economics and Logistics and an annual conference. It was thus very appropriate for such an academic association to underline the occasion of its anniversary with a book of collected papers. The book is indeed a comprehensive volume, rightfully claiming the word ‘handbook’ in its title. The Handbook contains 39 chapters, by 51 authors, from 30 universities in 17 countries. Topics are grouped into 11 sections:            Shipping economics and Maritime Nexus (on globalisation) International seaborne trade Economics of shipping markets and shipping cycles Economics of shipping sectors Issues in liner shipping Economics of maritime safety and seafaring labour markets National and international shipping policies Aspects of shipping management and operations Shipping investment and finance Port economics and management, and Aspects of international logistics

These topics cover virtually all the issues that currently engage maritime economists. Most of these maritime economists are authors of individual chapters. In that respect, the Handbook is a snapshot of the research agenda in 2002. As a token of 10 years of research in the discipline of maritime economics, however, a...
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