4th Athens Triennial Meeting – About the Centre
The Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance
Professor Costas Th Grammenos established the Centre for Shipping Trade and Finance at Cass in 1983. In April 2007, the Centre was renamed in honour of its founder.
The Centre pioneers postgraduate studies in Shipping, Energy, Trade and Finance, offering the first specialist MSc degrees in these disciplines. Through its unique blend of theory and practice, the Centre has gained international recognition among industry leaders, policy makers, government figures, and academics.
The Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping Trade and Finance is a global hub and the first to introduce (in 1984) inter-relationships between shipping, trade and finance by researching, teaching and discussiong in class with leading international academics and practitioners from the City of London and overseas. The Centre also provides a forum for international dialogue through its conferences, seminars and debates.
The Centre introduced the three inter-linked circles of Shipping, Trade and Finance, and, with this introduction, a new approach to international business - 'the global approach' - where decisions are based on the vertical micro analysis of the shipping company and the horizontal macro analysis of factors that influence the decision-making, such as, international trade, financial markets, interest and exchange rates and government interventions.