Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91443
Authors: 
da Silva Filho, Edison Benedito
de Moraes, Rodrigo Fracalossi
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1754
Abstract (Translated): 
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.
Subjects: 
military expenditures
1990s
2000s
expenditures on military weapons
expenditures on military personnel
military's capital intensity
JEL: 
H56
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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