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A longitudinal analysis of piracy in shipping


  • Pierre Cariou

    () (Euromed Management)

  • François-charles Wolff

    () (LEMNA, University of Nantes)


Using a dataset of 3,404 acts of maritime piracy from 1996 to 2008, this paper investigates whether piracy is related to the economic development and socio-political status of countries where attacks occur.

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  • Pierre Cariou & François-charles Wolff, 2011. "A longitudinal analysis of piracy in shipping," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(2), pages 1055-1062.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00583

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    1. Philippe Martin & Thierry Mayer & Mathias Thoenig, 2008. "Make Trade Not War?," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 75(3), pages 865-900.
    2. Mark Stewart, 2006. "Maximum simulated likelihood estimation of random-effects dynamic probit models with autocorrelated errors," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 6(2), pages 256-272, June.
    3. Nitsch, Volker & Schumacher, Dieter, 2004. "Terrorism and international trade: an empirical investigation," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 423-433, June.
    4. Maximo Mejia & Pierre Cariou & Francois-Charles Wolff, 2009. "Is maritime piracy random?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(9), pages 891-895.
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    maritime piracy;

    JEL classification:

    • R4 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development


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