2.964 Economics of Marine Transportation Industries

Fall 2006

Row of container ships in dock with cranes overhead.
Container ships docked in the Port of Felixstowe (UK). (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Quinn.)

Course Highlights

This course features a list of readings and examples of student work in assignments.

Course Description

This half-semester course studies the economics of the principal markets related to marine transportation, environment, and natural resources. Topics include structures of the markets and industries involved; competition; impacts of policies and regulations. The course analyzes the relationship among industries, markets, technologies, and national policies, and introduces the concepts of national income accounts, sustainability, and intergenerational equity and their relationship to current economic practice.
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Prof. Hauke Kite-Powell

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week for eight weeks
1.5 hours / session