Accession Number : ADA257991


Title :   Measuring the Burden of Alliance Activities


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Hildebrandt, Gregory G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257991.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : It may be legitimate to expand the definition of an alliance activity to include such categories as the economic aid provided to both members and nonmembers. The aid provided by an alliance member may have a humanitarian component that is much like a pure-public good, but it also may serve to promote domestic export markets. The aid, therefore, has a private-public structure that needs to be accounted for when analyzing relative contributions. We suggest a new measure of burden in the alliance context. This measure equals that part of a member's contribution that spills over to other members' divided by the member's full income. Full income is defined as the sum of national income plus that part of other members' contributions that spill over to the nation in question.


Descriptors :   *NATO , *MEASUREMENT , *COST ANALYSIS , *POLITICAL ALLIANCES , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , INCOME , FOREIGN AID


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE