Why Has the Cost of Navy Ships Risen? A Macroscopic Examination of the Trends in U.S. Naval Ship Costs Over the Past Several Decades / Edition 1

Why Has the Cost of Navy Ships Risen? A Macroscopic Examination of the Trends in U.S. Naval Ship Costs Over the Past Several Decades / Edition 1

by Mark V. Arena, Clifford A. Grammich, Obaid Younossi, Irv Blickstein
     
 

Over the past several decades, increases in acquisition costs for U.S. Navy combatants have outpaced the rate of inflation. To understand why, the authors of this book examined two principal source categories of ship cost escalation (economy-driven factors and customer-driven factors) and interviewed various shipbuilders. Based on their analysis, the authors propose… See more details below

Overview

Over the past several decades, increases in acquisition costs for U.S. Navy combatants have outpaced the rate of inflation. To understand why, the authors of this book examined two principal source categories of ship cost escalation (economy-driven factors and customer-driven factors) and interviewed various shipbuilders. Based on their analysis, the authors propose some ways the Navy might reduce ship costs in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833039217
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
Publication date:
05/25/2006
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
7.14(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.29(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The growth of ship costs1
Ch. 2Historical cost escalation for ships11
Ch. 3Sources of cost escalation for Navy ships21
Ch. 4Industry views on ship cost escalation51
Ch. 5Options for the Navy to reduce ship costs59
Ch. 6Conclusion71
AppA Ship classes included in the multivariate regression analysis73
App. BMultivariate regression for ship cost75
App. CRAND questions for ship cost77
App. DCost escalation over the past 15 years79
App. EPassenger ship price escalation89

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