Mariners and Markets (Hardcover)

Mariners and Markets By Charles P. Kindleberger (Editor) Cover Image

Mariners and Markets (Hardcover)


Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days

In this volume, eminent economist Charles Kindleberger sets out to challenge the widespread belief that the market for seafarers, in the days before steam, was efficient, conforming more or less to a strong prior belief in the neo-classical economic model of supply and demand.
Maritime history is traditionally strewn with references to crimping or shanghaiing, naval press-gangs, desertion, mutiny, marooning and shipwrecks due to drunkenness or negligence. In contrast, Kindleberger examines issues of recruitment and pay, the treatment of seamen, and the question of government intervention and its impact on efficiency, in the engaging narrative style that is his trademark.
Offering an original and informative account of the markets for seafarers in the age of sail, Mariners and Markets will be welcomed by economic and maritime historians alike.

Product Details ISBN: 9780814746448
ISBN-10: 0814746446
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 1992
Pages: 232
Language: English