Defence Expenditure: A Statistical Compendium (1960-2007)",
Claudia Pérez-Forniés, Eva Pardos y María Dolores Gadea
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.
Defence spending, database military expenditure, times series analysis
JEL classification: H56, C22