Determining the defence industrial base

Garcia-Alonso, M.C. and Levine, P. and Dunne, P. and Smith, Ron (2007) Determining the defence industrial base. Defence and Peace Economics, 18 (3). pp. 199-221. ISSN 1024-2694. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper models the determination of the defence industrial base - the number of different military systems a country decides to maintain. High R&D costs means that few countries can afford to produce major weapons systems and the producers also import systems. Non-producers rely on imports and we assume their demand is driven by regional arms races. Military capability is determined by the number of systems and the quantity and quality of each. We examine how the defence industrial base is influenced by military expenditures, R&D costs, export controls, the nature of regional arms races and a variety of other factors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: defence industrial base; military procurement; market structure; arms trade; arms races MONOPOLISTIC COMPETITION; ARMS TRADE; CONFLICT; EXPORTS; POLICY
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Stephen Holland
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:56
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:03
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1437 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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