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Military expenditures in developing countries: a comment on Deger and Sen

Lidström, Per; Lyttkens, Carl Hampus LU and Vedovato, Claudio (1988) In Journal of Development Economics 28(1). p.105-110
Abstract
This note contains a criticism of an article by Deger and Sen (1983) who discuss the causes of military expenditure in less developed countries. It is argued that their utility function is unsuitably specified and that the conclusions drawn may be called into question. Moreover, it is doubtful whether the concept of a benevolent government that maximizes a single utility function is conducive to an understanding of actual decision problems in the majority of LDCs.
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Journal of Development Economics
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105 - 110
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0304-3878
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10.1016/0304-3878(88)90016-8
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  abstract     = {This note contains a criticism of an article by Deger and Sen (1983) who discuss the causes of military expenditure in less developed countries. It is argued that their utility function is unsuitably specified and that the conclusions drawn may be called into question. Moreover, it is doubtful whether the concept of a benevolent government that maximizes a single utility function is conducive to an understanding of actual decision problems in the majority of LDCs.},
  author       = {Lidström, Per and Lyttkens, Carl Hampus and Vedovato, Claudio},
  issn         = {0304-3878},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
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  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Development Economics},
  title        = {Military expenditures in developing countries: a comment on Deger and Sen},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3878(88)90016-8},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {1988},
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