Accession Number:

ADA076280

Title:

The Analysis of Methodologies and Techniques for Estimating Soviet Resource Allocation. Volume I. Highlights and Current Results.

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO WASHINGTON D C TEMPO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

305.0

Abstract:

The overall objectives of this research are to characterize and analyze current methodologies and techniques for estimating Soviet resource allocation and to identify and define possible new methodologies and techniques. The scope of this summary includes Identification, categorization, and analysis of current techniques for estimating Soviet National Security Expenditures NSE and their associated numerical estimates Development of an econometric evaluation methodology for formulating and testing statistical hypotheses based upon the estimation of possible information and methodology errors Definition and performance of selected resource allocation experiments for the purpose of evaluating the level, composition, and rate of growth of estimated Soviet NSE A discussion of the implications of alternative estimates of Soviet NSE from the standpoint of overall ex post Soviet resource allocation An evaluation of the sectoral economic burden of Soviet NSE from the standpoint of ex post Soviet resource allocation A review of the Bergendorff-Strangert Model for purposes of illustrating ex ante trade offs in resource allocation and the introduction of an energy constraint.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE