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Guns And Oil: An Analysis Of Conventional Weapons Trade In The Post-Cold War Era

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  • NEHA KHANNA
  • DUANE CHAPMAN

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"This paper analyzes the global conventional weapons trade between 1989 and 1999. We postulate that a key reason for the huge transfer of weapons to the Persian Gulf region is the enormous value of the oil wealth there along with the dependence of Western economies on access to the relatively cheap and steady supply of crude oil. We find a strong, positive, and robust empirical association between arms trade and crude oil trade and explain it as the result of a target price band arrangement that was responsible for the remarkably stable crude oil prices during our study period." ("JEL" F10, F59, Q38) Copyright (c) 2009 Western Economic Association International.

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  • Neha Khanna & Duane Chapman, 2010. "Guns And Oil: An Analysis Of Conventional Weapons Trade In The Post-Cold War Era," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 48(2), pages 434-459, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecinqu:v:48:y:2010:i:2:p:434-459
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    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F59 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - Other
    • Q38 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy (includes OPEC Policy)

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