How Butter Beats the Guns?
Yanovskiy Moshe, Zatcovetsky Ilia "How Butter beats the Guns" Defence & Strategy, 2017 Volume 17, Number 1 (June 2017) pp.141-154 doi 10.3849/1802-7199.17.2017.01.141-154
14 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2014 Last revised: 22 Jul 2017
Date Written: June 15, 2017
Decreasing share of Defence in total Government expenditures reflects fundamental choices about state functions. The main hypotheses of the research is: decreasing priority of military spending could cause lower quality of Defence.
The case study shows, how “punishment for military success” strategy undermines incentives for army officers. Historical data (military spending and rise of new military justice) supports main hypotheses.
Keywords: Budget Spending structure, pure public goods, mixed public goods, universal
JEL Classification: D72, D74, H11, H41, N40
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