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Arms Production and Trade in the Post Cold War Era

This research project focuses on the the profound but poorly understood changes in the international security environment that have taken place since the end of the Cold War. This project aims to undertake a set of tightly linked theoretical and empirical studies of the determinants of military expenditure ( which has fallen rapidly since the peak of the mid 1980s) and its effect on economic growth, of procurement and the regulation of the arms trade (both of which have become increasingly competitive), and of arms production (where the industry is being massively restructured). A combination of economic theory and empirical analysis using recent development in theory and econometrics should provide a deeper understanding of the changes taking place and their policy implications.
Links Detailed proposal
Links Non-technical summary
Links Progress Report January 2003
Links Final Report February 2004 and completed papers

Main Investigators:
Links Paul Dunne: School of Economics, University of the West of England
Links Maria Garcia-Alonso: Department of Economics, University of Kent
Links Paul Levine: Department of Economics, University of Surrey
Links Ron Smith: Department of Economics, Birkbeck College, University of London

Funders:
Links Economic and Social Research Council Ref: R00239388

Related information:
Links Arms Trade Group home page (previous project)
Links Final report for previous project
Links Resources
Links Related links