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The Economics of Defense in the Nuclear Age

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674865884

Publication Date: 01/01/1960

422 pages

23 line illustrations, 22 tables


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  • Introduction
    • 1. Defense as an Economic Problem
    • 2. The Background: Defense against What?
  • Part I. The Resources Available for Defense
    • 3. Resource Limitations
    • 4. Diverting GNP to Defense: How Big a Defense Budget?
    • 5. Indirect Effects of Defense Spending
    • 6. The Economic Strengths of the Major Powers
  • Part II. Efficiency in Using Defense Resources
    • 7. Efficiency in Military Decisions
    • 8. An Illustrative Application of Economic Analysis
    • 9. The Criterion Problem
    • 10. Incommensurables, Uncertainty, and the Enemy
    • 11. Problems Associated with Time
    • 12. Institutional Arrangements to Promote Efficiency
  • Part III. Special Problems and Applications
    • 13. Military Research and Development
    • 14. Logistics
    • 15. The Economics of Military Alliance
    • 16. Economic Warfare and Disarmament
    • 17. Mobilization, Civil Defense, and Recuperation
    • 18. Choosing Policies for Deterrence
  • Appendix: The Simple Mathematics of Maximization
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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