What is it?
Maritime economics is concerned with assessing why countries and businesses trade by water, the costs associated with doing so, and the market cycles associated with sea- and river-based trade.
Where could I go?
Career paths include research, analytics, and communications roles similar to general business and economics roles but with a maritime twist. Market analysis, budget management, and strategy development skills can lead to positions such as a Business Development Analyst or Strategic Communications roles in large transport companies and independent consultancy firms. Research positions are also on the table to support industrial practitioners and policy makers within the maritime industry, such as through ship brokerage companies.
How would I get there?
There are limited, direct educational opportunities to get into maritime economics. Options include demonstrating an interest in the area and gaining entry level roles to build up experience, and/or conducting post graduate research with a focus on maritime markets and logistics.
Where can I find out more?
International Association of Maritime Economists -
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