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Le rôle de la R&D à vocation militaire et sécuritaire dans le « nouvel objectif stratégique » européen : quelques leçons des États-Unis


  • Luc Mampaey


Defence firms in the United States are the main recipients of the public R&D spending. The article is an empirical demonstration of the preponderance of military oriented R&D investments for the period 1955-2005. It underscores the high opportunity costs and crowding-out effects of these choices, and draws attention to the lessons that should be learned from the American experience given the institutional developments of the European Union in the field of defence and security. JEL: H56, O30

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  • Luc Mampaey, 2008. "Le rôle de la R&D à vocation militaire et sécuritaire dans le « nouvel objectif stratégique » européen : quelques leçons des États-Unis," Innovations, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(2), pages 125-147.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:inndbu:inno_028_0125

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    research and development; military innovation; institutions; spin-off;

    JEL classification:

    • H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General


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