César Ducruet

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Senior researcher

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France

César Ducruet is senior researcher at the CNRS since 2009 and is member of the laboratory EconomiX since 2021. After graduating his Phd in geography at Le Havre University on “Port cities, laboratories of globalisation” (2004) he worked as post-doctoral research fellow at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) and at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research interests include the relationships between material flows and territorial development, through the lenses of maritime transport, port-city and port-region linkages, and network analysis. He lectures regularly at various universities and business schools in France and abroad, and has been expert for several organisations such as Korea Maritime Institute, World Bank, OECD, and World Health Organisation. César Ducruet is also editorial board member of Journal of Transport Geography and participates in the porteconomics.eu network initiative. He recently edited two books in the Routledge Studies in Transport Analysis series: “Maritime networks, spatial structures and time dynamics” and “Advances in shipping data analysis and modelling”.

Last publications
The geography of maritime networks: a critical review, Journal of Transport Geography (2020)

Revisiting urban hierarchy and specialization from a maritime perspective, Maritime Policy and Management (2020)

Maritime networks as systems of cities: the long-term interdependencies between global shipping flows and urban development (1890-2010), Journal of Transport Geography (2018)

China’s global shipping connectivity : internal and external dynamics in the contemporary era (1890–2016), Chinese Geographical Science (2018)

Regions and material flows: Investigating the regional branching and industry relatedness of port traffic in a global perspective, Journal of Economic Geography (2016)

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