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Measuring defense conversion in Russian industry

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  • John Earle
  • Ivan Komarov

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This paper develops and implements a methodology for quantifying defense conversion in Russian manufacturing in the early 1990s. A two-sector, three-good model is employed to analyze the flows of resources from military to non-military uses and applied to firm-level survey data under alternative definitions of military production and the MIC. An aggregation framework is constructed to estimate the total quantity and change in Russian military production, the latter decomposed into intrafirm and intersectoral resource reallocation and overall industrial decline. Although there is evidence of substantial decline in military production, the data show little reallocation to productive civilian uses, neither within the MIC nor to other manufacturing sectors.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Defence and Peace Economics.

Volume (Year): 12 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 103-144

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Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:12:y:2001:i:2:p:103-144

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Keywords: Conversion; Demilitarization; Military-industrial complex; Military production; Restructuring; Defense industry; Russia;

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Cited by:
  1. Brown, J. David & Earle, John S., 2002. "Job Reallocation and Productivity Growth Under Alternative Economic Systems and Policies: Evidence from the Soviet Transition," IZA Discussion Papers 644, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Brown, J. David & Earle, John S., 2004. "Economic Reforms and Productivity-Enhancing Reallocation in the Post-Soviet Transition," IZA Discussion Papers 1044, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. J. David Brown & John S. Earle, 2000. "Competition and Firm Performance: Lessons from Russia," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 296, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.

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