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Opportunity costs of defence: A comment on Dabelko and McCormick

Lyttkens, Carl Hampus LU and Vedovato, Claudio (1984) In Journal of Peace Research 21(4). p.389-394
Abstract
A critical appraisal is made of an article in this journal by Dabelko and McCormick. In the article, the authors try to estimate the opportunity cost of defence. With simple tools from economic analysis it is shown that their methodological approach reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of this important and useful concept. In the final section, some difficulties encountered when attempting a correct empirical analysis of opportunity costs are briefly discussed, and some of the important factors to consider are pointed out.
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Journal of Peace Research
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389 - 394
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1460-3578
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10.1177/002234338402100406
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English
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  abstract     = {A critical appraisal is made of an article in this journal by Dabelko and McCormick. In the article, the authors try to estimate the opportunity cost of defence. With simple tools from economic analysis it is shown that their methodological approach reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of this important and useful concept. In the final section, some difficulties encountered when attempting a correct empirical analysis of opportunity costs are briefly discussed, and some of the important factors to consider are pointed out.},
  author       = {Lyttkens, Carl Hampus and Vedovato, Claudio},
  issn         = {1460-3578},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {389--394},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Peace Research},
  title        = {Opportunity costs of defence: A comment on Dabelko and McCormick},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002234338402100406},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {1984},
}