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Arms, Alliances and Trade

Timoney Ringström, George LU (2015) NEKH01 20151
Department of Economics
Abstract
With the use of arms trade data spanning the time period between 1992 and 2010, this thesis sets out to study what influence joining NATO has on a country’s volume of arms export and its probability of exporting arms. An assessment is also made of how NATO members trade arms. The data is estimated with a set of different gravity models and by using linear regressions evaluating volume and logistic regressions evaluating probability. The study finds that joining NATO has a negative influence both on the volume of arms exported by a country and the probability of the country exporting arms. Both exporter and importer being a member of NATO has a positive influence on the volume of export. It does however decrease the probability of arms... (More)
With the use of arms trade data spanning the time period between 1992 and 2010, this thesis sets out to study what influence joining NATO has on a country’s volume of arms export and its probability of exporting arms. An assessment is also made of how NATO members trade arms. The data is estimated with a set of different gravity models and by using linear regressions evaluating volume and logistic regressions evaluating probability. The study finds that joining NATO has a negative influence both on the volume of arms exported by a country and the probability of the country exporting arms. Both exporter and importer being a member of NATO has a positive influence on the volume of export. It does however decrease the probability of arms being exported. (Less)
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author
Timoney Ringström, George LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKH01 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
NATO, Arms trade, Arm export, Swedish arms export, Gravity Model
language
English
id
5468977
date added to LUP
2015-06-30 15:23:45
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2015-06-30 15:23:45
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  abstract     = {With the use of arms trade data spanning the time period between 1992 and 2010, this thesis sets out to study what influence joining NATO has on a country’s volume of arms export and its probability of exporting arms. An assessment is also made of how NATO members trade arms. The data is estimated with a set of different gravity models and by using linear regressions evaluating volume and logistic regressions evaluating probability. The study finds that joining NATO has a negative influence both on the volume of arms exported by a country and the probability of the country exporting arms. Both exporter and importer being a member of NATO has a positive influence on the volume of export. It does however decrease the probability of arms being exported.},
  author       = {Timoney Ringström, George},
  keyword      = {NATO,Arms trade,Arm export,Swedish arms export,Gravity Model},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Arms, Alliances and Trade},
  year         = {2015},
}