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Assessing the Effects of Military Expenditure on Growth

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  • Giorgio d'Agostino

    (Università degli Studi di Roma and UWE, Bristol)

  • Luca Pieroni

    ()

    (University of Perugia and UWE, Bristol)

  • J Paul Dunne

    ()

    (University of the West of England and University of Cape Town)

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    Military spending is an expenditure by governments that has influence beyond the resources it takes up, especially when it leads to or facilitates conflicts. This chapter provides an overview of the issues involved in analysing the effects of military spending on growth. It considers the alternative general economic theories that inform the development of models to undertake empirical analyses, and estimation issues in undertaking those analyses. The Feder-Ram model, the modified Solow and the endogenous growth models, are discussed in detail, before being estimated to illustrate the issues involved in estimating the models and to compare their performance.

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    Paper provided by Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol in its series Working Papers with number 1012.

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    Length: 23 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2010
    Handle: RePEc:uwe:wpaper:1012
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