Accession Number : ADA261026


Title :   Defense Spending and the Trade Performance of U.S. Industries


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Yager, Loren ; Neu, C R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261026.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 137


Abstract : There has been a longstanding debate about the effect of defense spending on economic performance, with arguments and evidence provided for both positive and negative effects. Examples of positive effects include the technological spinoffs of defense research and development and training of manpower in less-developed countries. On the other hand, critics point to the diversion of scientific and technical personnel or investment capital as examples of the negative effects of defense spending. It is not surprising that this debate has been renewed as a result of the sharp increase in U.S. defense spending of the lat3 1970s and early 1980s.


Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES , *NATIONAL DEFENSE , COMMERCE , MARKETING , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , METRIC SYSTEM , INTERNATIONAL TRADE , INDUSTRIAL PROCUREMENT , MILITARY BUDGETS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE