Assessing the International Risk to National Economies Posed by A Marine Chokepoint Shutdown
Principal Investigator: Lincoln Pratson, Duke University
Co-Investigators: Jun Shepard, Duke University
Year of Award: 2017-2021
Managing Service Agency: Army Research Office
Marine chokepoints are vital passageways for international trade. The primary objective of this three-year study is to rigorously assess the risk shipping restrictions through key marine chokepoints would pose to national economies, thereby identifying potential sources of future geopolitical conflict. To date, we have classified national economies based on historical trade patterns, quantified trade flows through key maritime chokepoints, developed a statistical analysis of restrictions through one such chokepoint (Strait of Hormuz), and built a large-scale trade model that estimates the direct and indirect trade flows moving through each chokepoint. We are currently in the final year of the study.
Pratson, Lincoln. forthcoming. "Direct And Embodied Trade Flows Through Key Maritime Chokepoints". Maritime Policy And Management.
Pratson, Lincoln. forthcoming. "Embodied Energy Security Of National Economies 1995-2015". Applied Energy.