William Sjostrom

Dr. William Sjostrom

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Dr. William Sjostrom

Senior Lecturer in Economics

+353 (0)21 4902091 w.sjostrom@ucc.ie

William Sjostrom CV

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Industrial Organization
  • Law and Economics
  • European Competition Policy(joint with Law department)
  • Economic principals
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Statistics for Economists
  • Mathematics for Economics

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Industrial Organization
  • Game Theory

Research interests

Industrial Organisation, Applied Microeconomics, Law and Economics, Maritime Economics

Previous Professional Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Cork, 1994-2002
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Cork, 1992-4
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Northern Illinois University, 1986-1992 Economist, Port of Seattle, 1984-1986
  • Dean, Faculty of Commerce, National University of Ireland, Cork, 1996


  • Ocean Shipping Cartels: A Survey, Review of Network Economics. 3 (June 2004): pp. 107-134.
  • The Stability of Ocean Shipping Cartels, in How Cartels Endure and How They Fail, ed. Peter Z. Grossman, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004, pp. 82-110.
  • Contract of Services for the Assistance in Processing Public Submissions to be received in response to the "Consultation Paper" on the Review of Council Regulation 4056/86 (with H.E. Haralambides, M. Fusillo, U. Hautau, and A.W. Veenstra) Report to the European Commission, Directorate General for Competition, July 2003
  • Liner Shipping: Modelling Competition and Collusion, in Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business, ed. Costas Th. Grammenos, London: Lloyds of London Press, 2002, pp. 307-326.
  • The Effect of Safety Regulations at Sea: Deck Load Laws and the Nineteenth Century Timber Trade, International Journal of Transportation Economics. 27 (October 2000): 303-313.
  • The Economic Value of the Port of Cork to the Irish Economy (with Richard Moloney and Raymond Burke) Report Commissioned by the Port of Cork Company, June 2000.
  • Competition Law in the European Union and the United States, in New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law, ed. Peter Newman, London: Macmillan, 1998, vol. 1, pp. 370-377.
  • Stability and Related Problems in Liner Shipping: An Economic Overview (with John Davies, Craig Pirrong, and George Yarrow) Hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate, 104th Congress, 1st Session, November 1995.
  • Hanged for a Sheep - The Economics of Marginal Deterrence, (with David Friedman) Journal of Legal Studies. 22 (June 1993): 345-366
  • Antitrust Immunity for Shipping Conferences: An Empty Core Approach, Antitrust Bulletin. 38 (Summer 1993):419-423
  • Job Security in an Efficiency Wage Model, Journal of Macroeconomics. 15 (Winter 1993): 183-187
  • Price Discrimination by Shipping Conferences, Logistics and Transportation Review. 28 (June 1992): 207-215
  • An Empirical Test of Monopoly Behaviour: An Application to the Hardwood Cases: A Comment, Applied Economics. 23 (February 1991): 339-341
  • On the Origin of Shipping Conferences: Excess Capacity and the Opening of the Suez Canal, International Journal of Transportation Economics. 16 (October 1989): 329-335
  • Collusion in Ocean Shipping: A Test of Monopoly and Empty Core Models, Journal of Political Economy. 97 (October 1989): 1160-1179
  • Monopoly Exclusion of Lower Cost Entry: Loyalty Contracts in Ocean Shipping Conferences, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy. 22 (September 1988): 339-344

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