The World’s Key Industry

History and Economics of International Shipping

  • Gelina Harlaftis
  • Stig Tenold
  • Jesús M. Valdaliso

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gelina Harlaftis, Stig Tenold, Jesús M. Valdaliso
    Pages 1-10
  3. David M. Williams, Lars U. Scholl
    Pages 11-28
  4. David M. Williams, John Armstrong
    Pages 43-63
  5. Gelina Harlaftis, Stig Tenold, Jesús M. Valdaliso
    Pages 263-272
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-305

About this book


Maritime transport has been the main driver of trade growth, and the emergence and development of a global economy. This collection of essays from distinguished economists and historians takes an international and comparative perspective, covering topics ranging from technological advance and the role of the state to maritime business development.


economic history Global economy regulation shipping trade transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Gelina Harlaftis
    • 1
  • Stig Tenold
    • 2
  • Jesús M. Valdaliso
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of HistoryIonian UniversityGreece
  2. 2.Norwegian School of EconomicsNorway
  3. 3.School of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of the Basque CountrySpain

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