"Nato Defence Expenditure: A Statistical Compendium (1960-2007)",
Claudia Pérez-Forniés, Eva Pardos y María Dolores Gadea

ABSTRACT

This paper presents a homogeneous and complete database of defence spending for 14 NATO members in the period 1960-2007. Working with the SIPRI Yearbooks, the database unifies separate series with the aim of providing an instrument for the long-run analysis of defence economics. The paper shows how the series have been linked and offers a brief statistical analysis of the main properties of the series in terms of the stability of defence spending growth in the last 50 years.

Keywords: Defence spending, database military expenditure, times series analysis
JEL classification: H56, C22

 

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