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Determining The Defence Industrial Base

  • Paul Dunne
  • Maria del Carmen Garcia-Alonso
  • Paul Levine
  • Ron Smith

This paper models the determination of the defence industrial base - the number of different military systems a country decides to maintain. High R&D costs means that few countries can afford to produce major weapons systems and the producers also import systems. Non-producers rely on imports and we assume their demand is driven by regional arms races. Military capability is determined by the number of systems and the quantity and quality of each. We examine how the defence industrial base is influenced by military expenditures, R&D costs, export controls, the nature of regional arms races and a variety of other factors.

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

Volume (Year): 18 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 199-221

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