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Nato Defense Expenditures: Common Goals Or Diverging Interests? A Structural Analysis

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  • Jomana Amara

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By testing for structural breaks in defense expenditures, the dates of change in the pattern of defense expenditures for the NATO allies are determined. If NATO members are responding to a common threat, the breaks should be similar, in both direction and dates, for defense expenditures. The breaks should occur during major NATO strategy shifts. The results of the structural analysis tests suggest that NATO allies do not have an integrated response to NATO-specific defense issues. It appears that NATO members, in general, adjusted their defense spending according to economic imperatives, political issues, and ally-specific defense agendas.

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

Volume (Year): 19 (2008)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 449-469

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Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:19:y:2008:i:6:p:449-469

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Keywords: Defense expenditures; NATO; Multiple structural changes; Defense burden;

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Cited by:
  1. Aamer Abu-Qarn & Suleiman Abu-Bader, 2007. "Structural Breaks in Military Expenditures: Evidence for Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Syria," Working Papers 231, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics.
  2. Amara, Jomana, 2012. "Implications of military stabilization efforts on economic development and security: The case of Iraq," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 99(2), pages 244-254.
  3. Economou, Emmanouel/Marios/Lazaros & Metaxas, Theodore, 2011. "EU and US security policy from the cold war era to the 21st century: the institutional evolution of cfsp and the factors that determine the American military supremacy," MPRA Paper 41003, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2011.

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