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dc.contributor.authorLooney, R.E.
dc.contributor.authorFredericksen, P.C.
dc.date1990
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dc.date.available2014-04-16T18:25:42Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.citationLooney, R.E. and Fredericksen, P.C., "The Economic Determinants of Military Expenditure in Selected East Asian Countries," Contemporary Southeast Asia, March 1990.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/40627
dc.descriptionContemporary Southeast Asia, March 1990.en_US
dc.descriptionRefereed Journal Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the economic determinants of defence spending in six East Asian countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. It is hypothesized that economic factors play an important role in determining military spending levels in these countries. Our results, which support the earlier work by Geoffrey Harris, suggest that economic variables and resource availability are probably the main determinants of miiitary expenditures. Three basic patterns were found: stabilization, augmentation, and distributed lags. While all countries increased their defence budgets as expected GNP increased, a significant variation between countries existed as to the timing of the increased defence allocations. The variations were so large that specific a priori generalizations could not be made as to how economic constraints control the budgetary process in these countries.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleThe Economic Determinants of Military Expenditure in Selected East Asian Countriesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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