Defense, Peace, and War Economics Paperback / softback
Part of the Elements in Austrian Economics series
This Element surveys the field of defense, peace, and war economics with particular emphasis on the contributions made by Austrian economists.
I first review treatments of defense, peace, and war by the classical economists.
I then discuss the rise of a distinct and systematic defense, peace, and war economics field of study starting in the 1960s.
Next, I consider the contributions by Austrian economists to the field.
This includes the economic analysis of the nature of the war economy, problems with the public good justification for the state-provision of defense, the seen and unseen costs of war, the idea of the liberal peace, and the realities and limitations of foreign intervention.
I conclude with a discussion of some open areas for future research.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 86 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 02/04/2020
- Category: Warfare & defence
- ISBN: 9781108724036