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The Resource Military expenditures and economic growth, Jasen Castillo [and others]

Military expenditures and economic growth, Jasen Castillo [and others]

Label
Military expenditures and economic growth
Title
Military expenditures and economic growth
Statement of responsibility
Jasen Castillo [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study explores the historical relationship between economic growth and military expenditures in five "great power" countries: Germany, France, Russia, Japan, and the United States. Using statistical and case-study methodologies, the authors examine how each country's military expenditures responded to increases in economic output levels and in economic growth during the period 1870-1939, and they offer explanations for the relationship in each country. If historical experience holds true, economic growth in some of the present-day candidates for great-power status will spur them to increase the growth rate of their military expenditures and, as a result, their military capabilities. But each country is unique, and strong economic growth need not imply a commensurate expansion of military spending or capability. History suggests that perceived threats from abroad may be the most important factor leading potential great powers to increase military expenditures. This distinction is important, because policies designed to deter foreign military expansions motivated by ambition may have perverse effects if the expansions are in fact motivated by fear. This analysis suggests that today's large and fast-growing economies are most likely to devote a growing share of their government and national resources to military expenditures when the external environment appears highly unstable. During such times, an increase in the
Cataloging source
SPI
Funding information
Sponsored by the United States Army.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UA17
LC item number
.M554 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Castillo, Jasen
  • Arroyo Center
  • Rand Corporation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Armed Forces
  • Economic development
  • Gross domestic product
  • Great powers
  • Great powers
Label
Military expenditures and economic growth, Jasen Castillo [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "MR-1112-A"--P. [4] of cover
  • "Prepared for the United States Army."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Defining the problem -- Chapter 2. A brief review of the statistical literature -- Chapter 3. Empirical determination of the growth-military expenditures relationship -- Chapter 4. Alternative hypotheses about the growth-military expenditures relationship -- Chapter 5. Historical case studies of the alternative hypotheses -- Chapter 6. Should the United States worry about large, fast-growing economies?
Control code
44803061
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 116 pages
Isbn
9780833028969
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00062667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Military expenditures and economic growth, Jasen Castillo [and others]
Publication
Note
  • "MR-1112-A"--P. [4] of cover
  • "Prepared for the United States Army."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Defining the problem -- Chapter 2. A brief review of the statistical literature -- Chapter 3. Empirical determination of the growth-military expenditures relationship -- Chapter 4. Alternative hypotheses about the growth-military expenditures relationship -- Chapter 5. Historical case studies of the alternative hypotheses -- Chapter 6. Should the United States worry about large, fast-growing economies?
Control code
44803061
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 116 pages
Isbn
9780833028969
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00062667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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