Advanced Training in Commodity Economics & Finance - Shipping Economics & Supply Chain Management
OCP Policy Center, Rabat.
The course focuses on:
• The economics of bulk shipping sector and the microeconomic structure of the four main markets;
• Specific shipping subsectors in conjunction with the transportation requirement of key bulk commodities;
• Principles of logistics and supply chain management and how this brings together key modes of intermodal transportation;
• Economics of electricity markets.
Be able to:
• Have a good grasp of economics of bulk shipping and selected specialist sectors such as LNG;
• Understand the economics of key commodity groups and how they relate to their transportation requirements;
• Appreciate how principles of logistics and supply chain management relate to various commodities;
• Understand the structure and functions of an electricity market, and infrastructure and commodity flows are required to maintain it operational.
Michael Tamvakis trained as an economist at the Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece. He then joined the International Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance at the (then) City University Business School; first as a student on its MSc programme, and then as a member of its academic staff, when he also received his PhD. Between April 2003 and March 2009 he was the Associate Dean for undergraduate programmes at Cass.