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The economics of shipping costs : with particular reference to Tasmanian exporting industries.


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Haddon-Cave, Charles Phillip 1946 , 'The economics of shipping costs : with particular reference to Tasmanian exporting industries.', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The following study is a revised version of the
report of an examination of shipping costs and their
relation to the cost structure of specific industries
conducted for the Department of Economics and Commerce
of the University of Tasmania in 1945(2)
~ It was decided to conduct this examination for two
main reasons. First, the financial history of Tasmania
since Federation has emphasised the cost of Bass Strait to
the community (Vide Chapters I and II),. Secondly, the
survey I conducted for the University, in 1944 of the
gross and net labor absorptive capacity of Tasmanian
secondary industries suggested that the level of shipping
costs was a determining factor so far as the location
choice and the planning of output policies were concerned.
The analysis in Chapters VII and VIII seems to throw considerable
doubt on the applicability of theories currently
held regarding the factor of transportation cost.
Grateful recognition is made of the co-operation
and assistance in the collection of data received from
both business men and public servants. I desire to
mention particularly the Deputy Commonwealth Statistician
(Mr. R.J. Exley), the Chairman of the State Finance
Committee (Mr. R. G. Osborne), the Director of Industrial
Development {Col. H. B. Bennett), the Commonwealth Actuary
(Mr. W. C. Bamford), the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Department of Supply and Shipping (Mr. G. T. Chippindall),
and, finally, Miss E. S. Lewis for undertaking the preparation
of the typescript.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Haddon-Cave, Charles Phillip
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