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dc.contributor.authorFredericksen, P.C.
dc.contributor.authorLooney, Robert E.
dc.dateSummer 1983
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dc.date.available2014-04-16T18:25:42Z
dc.date.issued1983
dc.identifier.citationFredericksen, P.C. and Looney, R.E., "Defense Expenditures and Economic Growth in Developing Countries," Armed Forces and Society, Summer, 1983, Volume 9, No. 4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/40625
dc.descriptionArmed Forces and Society, Summer, 1983.en_US
dc.descriptionRefereed Journal Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractStudies of the effect that defense spending has had on economic growth in less-developed countries have produced rather mixed results. We contend that this is because these studies have failed to take into account the relative financial constraints faced by individual countries. In an extension of the seminal work by Emile Benoit on defense spending and its effect on economic growth, 1 we hypothesize that relatively poor countries tend to cut back high-growth development expenditures in favor of maintaining defense programs, while relatively rich countries are much less likely to abandon development expenditures given a constant level of defense preparedness. Thus, we should expect a negative relationship between defense and growth in the poorer countries, but a positive relationship in the richer countries.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDefense Expenditures and Economic Growth in Developing Countriesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs


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