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Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics
Volume 6, Issue 2 (2019)
Special Issue on the Blue Economy of Bangladesh


This special issue of the Journal of Ocean & Coastal Economics represents a departure from the journal’s usual practice of publishing individual papers presenting a variety of explorations of the application of the theory and methods of economics to problems of oceans and coasts.

This edition focuses on the blue economy, a term that has rapidly spread around the world to become one of the most dominant terms used to describe ocean related policies at that international, national, and regional levels. The term is still flexible in definition, and its manifestation can be very different from place to place because of the great variety of economic and ecological characteristics in the seas and oceans.

This issue focuses on the blue economy of Bangladesh, a developing country with a highly complex relationship to the sea owing to its extensive coastline and one of the world’s largest estuary systems. The papers in this issue were prepared and reviewed as part of a joint project led by The World Bank, the European Union, and the Government of Bangladesh.