This book looks at maritime economics with direct reference to real world applications. It highlights that the key to understanding maritime economics is to understand the behaviour of individuals and the society in economic decision making, and how this leads to changes in the maritime industry and market. The book is a rigorous coverage of real world problems in maritime studies, methodologies and strategies.
The unique features of the book include: 1) Systematic development of content: from fundamental economic concepts to analytical models. 2) Complete coverage of important issues in maritime economics. Each chapter includes a presentation of phenomena in maritime industry, the related concepts and explanation, the analytical modelling, a well-designed full set of exercises and homework problems, and advanced discussions for researchers.
The book integrates the fundamental economic theory with the real world development in shipping and port and will be of invaluable use to anyone who wishes to understand the function of invisible hand behind the evolution of shipping industry and markets, build strong quantitative (analytical) skills, and make better decisions when they are facing the challenges in the real world.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm