Arms export controls and emerging domestic producers
The possibility of domestic production raises a difficulty for arms export control measures, since embargoes, by raising the effective price of imports, increase the incentive for domestic production. We address this issue by developing a partial equilibrium model of the international arms market We compare three arms export regimes involving the exporters of high-technology arms, with a particular focus on the effect of emerging domestic production: laissez-faire trade, the uncoordinated regulation of exports and a producer cartel consisting of coordinated regulation. The main conclusion is that the possibility of domestic production significantly changes the nature of these stylized export regimes.
Volume (Year): 11 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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