Accession Number:

ADA537917

Title:

The Economics of Terrorism: Economics Methods of Analysis in the Study of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Descriptive Note:

Contract rept.

Corporate Author:

STOCKER (MICHAEL) CONSULTING OTTAWA (CANADA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The Directorate of Future Security Analysis DFSA is in the process of developing a Major Terrorist Event concept. This study is intended to inform the concept writers of various aspects of terrorism and counterterrorism derived from using analytical methods found in the discipline of economics. Economics is an appropriate discipline to study the terrorism phenomenon because it constructs theoretical models upon which empirical hypotheses are formulated and tested. By incorporating literature reviews, empirical studies and a variety of theoretical constructs, this study will provide the Department of National Defence DND and the Canadian Forces CF with analyses germane to development of an integrated counterterrorism concept by identifying how counterterrorism policy issues and capability deficiencies arise from suboptimal resource allocation and asymmetric or imperfect information.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE