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The Case For Defence

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  • Keith Hartley

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What is the case for defence and is it a worthwhile investment? This question is addressed for two contrasting nations, namely, the UK and New Zealand. Economists have a set of standard analytical tools for addressing the question but they are difficult to operationalise. This paper provides policy-relevant answers.

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

Volume (Year): 21 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5-6 ()
Pages: 409-426

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Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:21:y:2010:i:5-6:p:409-426

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Keywords: Defence; UK; New Zealand; economics problem; investment; security; public goods; public choice; international trade; benefits; free riding;

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  1. Andreou Andreas S. & Zombanakis George A. & Migiakis Petros M., 2013. "On Defence Expenditure Reduction: Balancing Between Austerity and Security in Greece," Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 19(3), pages 437-458, December.

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