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World Security and Equity

The late Jan Tinbergen, formerly Emeritus Professor of Development Planning, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Joint Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Science, 1969
This book provides a quantitative foundation for evaluating the conflicting aims of security and equality. Professor Tinbergen presents a number of econometric models which overturn many long-held beliefs about the relationship between military policy and development co-operation. His findings demonstrate that in order to achieve reasonable targets of welfare and security, military expenditure should be considerably reduced with development assistance being increased by amounts of the same order.
Extent: 144 pp
Hardback Price: $124.00 Online: $111.60
Publication Date: 1990
ISBN: 978 1 85278 187 3
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  • Economics and Finance
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This book provides a quantitative foundation for evaluating the conflicting aims of security and equality. Professor Tinbergen presents a number of econometric models which overturn many long-held beliefs about the relationship between military policy and development co-operation. His findings demonstrate that in order to achieve reasonable targets of welfare and security, military expenditure should be considerably reduced with development assistance being increased by amounts of the same order.
‘. . . a very neat illustration of the skilful use of small, manageable, world models to consider pressing policy questions of great current relevance.’
– Ron Smith, The Economic Journal

‘Jan Tinbergen, in this book as in his earlier work, has the courage to address central issues.’
– Dietrich Fisher, Journal of Economic Literature

‘. . . here is an important, thought provoking, but technical work which should achieve at least one of its principal aims, to stimulate further research into the whole topic.’
– K. Jackson, Kyklos