Ocean freight rates and economic research

  • S. G. Sturmey


The objective of any economic research is the discovery of truth. Any research which starts with the objective of proving a thesis is almost bound to be defective unless the research workers concerned are truly impartial. This does not mean that the research can start without direction, but simply that the objective is the discovery of truth about the thesis, not the finding of facts which confirm or support the validity of a predetermined view.


Free Market Shipping Service Freight Rate Cargo Volume Shipping Economic 
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    See, for example, C. F. H. Cufley, ‘Relating supply to cargo volume’, Guardian, 15 March 1966.Google Scholar
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    D. Marx, International Shipping Cartels (Princeton, 1953).Google Scholar
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    S. G. Sturmey, British Shipping and World Competition (London, 1962).Google Scholar
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    R. O. Goss, ‘The Regulation of International Transport’, in The World Today (Catham House, London, October 1965); reprinted in Studies in Maritime Economics, Cambridge, 1968.Google Scholar

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© S. G. Sturmey 1975

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