Defense Industry and Its Impacts on Economic Growth in Korea
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis reviews the connection between the Korean defense industry and Korean Economic progress. The defense industry has both and benefits. Some argue that the benefits outweigh the costs others argue reverse. Because of the apparent diffusion of tension between South and North Korea, the domestic pressures to reduce the national budget a growing stronger. Consequently, some have questioned whether the Korean defense industry should be maintained. In fact, the Korean defense industry has had both negative and positive effects on economic growth since 1970s. It is time to analyze the Korean defense industry and enter a new phase which considers both security and economic implications. The Korean defense industry is still necessary for national security. It can also be more helpful for economic growth. This thesis will be based on a study of real Korean defense industry data from the Korean Institute for Defense Analysis KIDA and Korean economic statistics. The data is analyzed using the Feder and Ram Model and Robert M. Solow Model. In order to improve the Korean defense industrys structure and organization, this thesis suggests desirable future directions for the Korean defense industry based on economic analysis.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Government and Political Science