da Silva Filho, Edison Benedito de Moraes, Rodrigo Fracalossi
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Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1754
This article examines the world military expenditures in the period 1991-2009, based on an exploratory analysis about the institutional and economic factors that affected the defense budgets in the countries with the largest military expenditures in the world. Furthermore, there is a comparative analysis of the composition of military expenditures in Brazil and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries in the 2000s, expounding differences on the proportions of resources allocated for weapons purchases and payment of personnel. Finally, the article analyzes the different degrees of investments on capital intensity in these countries' militaries, stressing their differences in comparison with the United States.
military expenditures 1990s 2000s expenditures on military weapons expenditures on military personnel military's capital intensity