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Dr William Sjostrom

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William Sjostrom

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Centre For Policy Studies

Centre For Policy Studies
5 Bloomfield Terrace
Western Road
Centre For Policy Studies
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

(021)490-2091 w.sjostrom@ucc.ie

Biography

William Sjostrom is senior lecturer in economics at the Centre for Policy Studies, where he has also served as dean of the Faculty of Commerce and director of the Executive MBA programme.  He previously taught economics at Northern Illinois University and the University of Washington, was a staff economist at the Port of Seattle, and has consulted for the Port of Cork, the European Commission, the ESB, and private law firms.  He serves on the editorial boards of Maritime Economics and Logistics and the International Journal of Transport Economics.  He graduated from the University of Chicago, and received his PhD from the University of Washington.

His research focuses on competition policy in liner shipping, and on the economics of the family, with a current project on divorce in Ireland.  He has also published papers on crime, unemployment, comparative competition law, and oligopoly in the lumber industry.

 

Research Interests

My early research was focused on industrial economics, with a particular emphasis on maritime industries, law and economics, and labor markets.  In recent years, in addition to work on transportation, I have started to focus as well on the economics of the family, and am currently working on the law and economics of divorce in Ireland.

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Affiliations

  • Member, American Economic Association (/)
  • Member, International Maritime Economic History Association (/)
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Journal Activities

  • Editor, Maritime Economics And Logistics (01-JAN-98 -)
  • Editor, International Journal Of Transportation Economics (01-JAN-08 -)
  • Referee, International Journal Of Transport Economics (01-JAN-08 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Law And Economics (01-JAN-08 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Industrial Economics (01-JAN-07 -)
  • Referee, Electronic Markets (01-JAN-03 -)
  • Referee, Electronic Markets (01-JAN-01 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Industrial Economics (01-JAN-01 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Macroeconomics (01-JAN-98 -)
  • Referee, Manchester School (01-JAN-98 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Macroeconomics (01-JAN-97 -)
  • Referee, Managerial And Decision Economics (01-JAN-97 -)
  • Referee, Scandinavian Journal Of Economics (01-JAN-97 -)
  • Referee, Economic Journal (01-JAN-96 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Macroeconomics (01-JAN-96 -)
  • Referee, Managerial And Decision Economics (01-JAN-96 -)
  • Referee, Review Of Economics And Statistics (01-JAN-96 -)
  • Referee, Journal Of Macroeconomics (01-JAN-95 -)
  • Referee, Review Of Economics And Statistics (01-JAN-93 -)
  • Referee, Applied Economics (01-JAN-91 -)
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Committees

  • External Dissertation Examiner, Department of Transport and Port Economics, Erasmus University (1998 / 1998)
  • Project reviewer, Italian Ministry for Education University and Research (2004 /)
  • Affiliate Professor, Bar-Ilan University and the University of Haifa (2005 / 2010)
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Education

  • University of Chicago , BA, unknown (1978)
  • University of Washington , PhD, unknown (1986)
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Employment

  • Senior Lecturer, Centre for Policy Studies, University College Cork (01-JAN-03 /)
  • Lecturer, Univeristy College Cork (01-JAN-92 / 01-JAN-02)
  • Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University (01-JAN-86 / 01-JAN-92)
  • Economist, Port of Seattle (01-JAN-84 / 01-JAN-86)
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Teaching Interests

  • I currently teach industrial economics, price theory for government students, and the economies of Europe, all to undergraduates.
  • I have in the past taught at graduate level price theory, industrial economics, and game theory for MBAs.  At that undergraduate level, I have taught intermediate price theory, principles of economics, mathematical economics, statistics for economists, law and economics, and European competition policy.
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2004 Ocean Shipping Cartels: A Survey
Sjostrom, W (2004) Ocean Shipping Cartels: A Survey. : Review of Network Economics [Details]
2000 The Effect of Safety Regulations at Sea: Deck Load Laws and the Nineteenth Century Timber Trade
Sjostrom, W (2000) The Effect of Safety Regulations at Sea: Deck Load Laws and the Nineteenth Century Timber Trade. : International Journal of Transport Economics [Details]
1993 Hanged for a Sheep - The Economics of Marginal Deterrence
Friedman, D., Sjostrom, W (1993) Hanged for a Sheep - The Economics of Marginal Deterrence. : Journal of Legal Studies [Details]
1993 Antitrust Immunity for Shipping Conferences: An Empty Core Approach
Sjostrom, W (1993) Antitrust Immunity for Shipping Conferences: An Empty Core Approach. : Antitrust Bulletin [Details]
1993 Job Security in an Efficiency Wage Model
Sjostrom, W (1993) Job Security in an Efficiency Wage Model. : Journal of Macroeconomics [Details]
1992 Price Discrimination by Shipping Conferences
Sjostrom, W (1992) Price Discrimination by Shipping Conferences. : Logistics and Transportation Review [Details]
1991 An Empirical Test of Monopoly Behaviour: An Application to the Hardwood Cases: A Comment
Sjostrom, W (1991) An Empirical Test of Monopoly Behaviour: An Application to the Hardwood Cases: A Comment. : Applied Economics [Details]
1989 On the Origin of Shipping Conferences: Excess Capacity and the Opening of the Suez Canal
Sjostrom, W (1989) On the Origin of Shipping Conferences: Excess Capacity and the Opening of the Suez Canal. : International Journal of Transport Economics [Details]
1989 Collusion in Ocean Shipping: A Test of Monopoly and Empty Core Models
Sjostrom, W (1989) Collusion in Ocean Shipping: A Test of Monopoly and Empty Core Models. : Journal of Political Economy [Details]
1988 Monopoly Exclusion of Lower Cost Entry: Loyalty Contracts in Ocean Shipping Conferences
Sjostrom, W (1988) Monopoly Exclusion of Lower Cost Entry: Loyalty Contracts in Ocean Shipping Conferences. : Journal of Transport Economics and Policy [Details]
2014 Niche Markets in Irish Tourism: The Case of North American Coach Tourists
Marie Ryan, Jim Deegan, Richard Moloney,William Sjostrom (2014) Niche Markets in Irish Tourism: The Case of North American Coach Tourists. : Irish Business Journal [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2010 Competition and Cooperation in Liner Shipping
Sjostrom, W (2010) Competition and Cooperation in Liner Shipping. : : Informa [Details]
2004 The Stability of Ocean Shipping Cartels
Sjostrom,W (2004) The Stability of Ocean Shipping Cartels. : : Edward Elgar [Details]
2002 Liner Shipping: Modelling Competition and Collusion
Sjostrom, W (2002) Liner Shipping: Modelling Competition and Collusion. : : Lloyds of London Press [Details]
1998 Competition Law in the European Union and the United States
Sjostrom, W (1998) Competition Law in the European Union and the United States. : : Macmillan [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2000 The Economic Value of the Port of Cork to the Irish Economy, report commissioned by the Port of Cork Company
Moloney, R. and W. Sjostrom with R. Burke, KPMG Consulting (2000) The Economic Value of the Port of Cork to the Irish Economy, report commissioned by the Port of Cork Company. : Unpublished Reports [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2002 Conference organizer. [Conference Organising Committee Member]
Sjostrom, W (2002) Conference organizer. [Conference Organising Committee Member]. [Details]
2001 Let's Just Hang Them All, Shall We? Bentham Updated. [Oral Presentation]
Sjostrom, W (2001) Let's Just Hang Them All, Shall We? Bentham Updated. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2000 The Economic Value of the Port of Cork to Ireland in 1999: An Input-Output Study. [Oral Presentation]
Sjostrom, W (2000) The Economic Value of the Port of Cork to Ireland in 1999: An Input-Output Study. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2000 conference organizer. [Conference Organising Committee Member]
Sjostrom, W (2000) conference organizer. [Conference Organising Committee Member]. [Details]
1996 The Effectiveness of Safety Regulations at Sea. [Oral Presentation]
Sjostrom, W (1996) The Effectiveness of Safety Regulations at Sea. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
1995 The Effectiveness of Safety Regulations at Sea. [Oral Presentation]
Sjostrom, W (1995) The Effectiveness of Safety Regulations at Sea. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
1995 The Theory of the Core and Heavy Industry. [Oral Presentation]
Sjostrom, W (1995) The Theory of the Core and Heavy Industry. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
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