Measuring the Burden of Alliance Activities
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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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 members contribution that spills over to other members divided by the members 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.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Government and Political Science