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Collaboration And European Defence Industrial Policy


  • Keith Hartley


Traditionally, the EU has protected its national defence industries (through Article 296). There are now policy initiatives to create a European defence equipment market (EDEM) and a European defence technology and industrial base (EDTIB). This article assesses these policy initiatives. It considers the EU as an inefficient defence market and also considers the opportunities for creating an efficient defence industrial policy. Collaboration has been a distinctive feature of European defence industrial policy and a case study of the Typhoon is presented and assessed. Finally, criteria for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the EDTIB are presented.

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  • Keith Hartley, 2008. "Collaboration And European Defence Industrial Policy," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(4), pages 303-315.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:19:y:2008:i:4:p:303-315
    DOI: 10.1080/10242690802221585

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    1. Christos Kollias & Suzanna-Maria Paleologou, 2010. "Growth, investment and military expenditure in the European Union-15," Journal of Economic Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 37(2), pages 228-240, May.
    2. Christos Kollias & Suzanna-Maria Paleologou, 2016. "Investment, growth, and defense expenditure in the EU15: Revisiting the nexus using SIPRI’s new consistent dataset," Economics of Peace and Security Journal, EPS Publishing, vol. 11(2), pages 28-37, October.
    3. ., 2014. "Industry structure," Chapters,in: The Political Economy of Aerospace Industries, chapter 6, pages 76-116 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    4. Ron Smith, 2013. "The Economics of Defence in France and the UK," Birkbeck Working Papers in Economics and Finance 1304, Birkbeck, Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics.


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