The Middlebury Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy is proud to announce the launch of its open-access peer-reviewed Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics (JOCE). The journal publishes research on the theory and practice of economics as applied to ocean and coastal resources, and the role these resources play in regional and national economies. The journal was made possible by a grant from the Loker Foundation and is available online free of charge.
Editor-in-chief Dr. Charles S. Colgan and his team are very happy with this first edition, which includes articles on the role of economics in decision-making in fisheries management and after disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, an examination of the ocean in national income accounting in Europe and Asia, and the economics of coastal pollution on the Yangtze River in China. Institute alumna and managing editor Nancy Olsen laid the groundwork for the journal and worked hard to set up the website before her untimely death last year. Her work is now being continued by the Journal’s editorial team, including translation and localization management student Nathan Rhodes MATLM ‘16, who is (among other things) overseeing the translation of abstracts into Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.