The Economics of Offsets: Defence Procurement and Coutertrade

The Economics of Offsets: Defence Procurement and Coutertrade

by Stephen Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 3718657821

ISBN-13: 9783718657827

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Despite their growth, outlined and analysed in this book, the claims and counter-claims that surround offsets have not been subjected to critical scrutiny by economists. This book fills that gap. It brings together a team of internationally renowned specialists to document and evaluate the economic impact of several countries' offset policies. In addition, the

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Overview

Despite their growth, outlined and analysed in this book, the claims and counter-claims that surround offsets have not been subjected to critical scrutiny by economists. This book fills that gap. It brings together a team of internationally renowned specialists to document and evaluate the economic impact of several countries' offset policies. In addition, the papers by industrialists and defence officials yield further insights which help to tease out which of the claims made for offsets do not stand critical scrutiny.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783718657827
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Series:
Routledge Studies in Defence and Peace Economics Series, #4
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction and Overview1
2Countertrade and Offsets: An Overview of The Theory and Evidence15
3The Defence Offsets Policy in Australia49
4Offsets and Weapons Procurement: The Belgium Experience75
5In Search of a Strategy: The Evolution of Canadian Defence Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy107
6Offsets and French Arms Exports139
7Offset Benefits in Greek Defence Procurement Policy: Developments and Some Empirical Evidence163
8Defense Industrialisation Through Offsets: The Case of Japan177
9Saudi Arabia and Offsets219
10The Teeth of the Little Tigers: Offsets, Defense Production and Economic Development in South Korea and Taiwan245
11From Offsets to Industrial Cooperation: Spain's Changing Strategies as an Arms Importer299
12US - Swiss F-5 Transaction and the Evolution of Swiss Offset Policy321
13The UK Experience with Offsets337
14US Offset Policy357
15The Business of Offset: A Practitioner's Perspective Case Study: Israel381
16Concluding Remarks407
Index411

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