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The Economics of Producing Defense

Illustrated by the Israeli Case

Authors: Lifshitz, Yaacov

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The Economics of Producing Defense: Illustrated by the Israeli Case begins with an overview of the development of defense economics as a sub-discipline of the general theory of economics, and points at the new challenges it is facing in the post-Cold War era. It focuses, then, on the supply side of defense economics, presenting theoretical analyses and empirical findings related to the use of various inputs - manpower, domestically-made defense products, imported arms - in providing national security. Most of the issues under discussion are further elucidated by examples from Israel's experience. As a small economy that faces continuously severe security problems, Israel's way of coping with defense economic issues may indeed forward some interesting lessons for a wider audience.

The principal aim of the book is to convince policy-makers and the public at large of the contribution defense economics could make to more effective management of national security problems. This aim is encouraged by the growing weight attached to economic considerations and consequences in producing and supplying defense, as demonstrated in the detailed discussion.

About the authors

In writing The Economics Of Producing Defense: Illustrated by the Israeli Case Yaacov Lifshitz draws upon his experience in government service in Israel, as the Chief Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Defense, the Director General of the Ministry of Finance and Chairman of the Board of Israel Military Industries (IMI) Ltd. For many years he also lectured on Economics and Defense Economics in various academic institutes in Israel. Besides, Mr. Lifshitz held prominent positions in the Israeli business sector. An earlier version of the book was awarded the Chechick Prize from Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies in Tel Aviv University.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Economic Aspects of National Security

    Pages 1-18

    Lifshitz, Yaacov

  • A Historical Perspective: How National Security Became an Economic Issue

    Pages 19-38

    Lifshitz, Yaacov

  • Economic Elements in Israel’s National Security Doctrine

    Pages 39-48

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  • Defense Economics Issues in Israel

    Pages 49-66

    Lifshitz, Yaacov

  • Measuring Defense Expenditures

    Pages 67-86

    Lifshitz, Yaacov

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Producing Defense
Book Subtitle
Illustrated by the Israeli Case
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0409-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0409-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7515-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5062-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 354
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