Military Economics and Management


03Countries spend a significant portion of their defense budgets on personnel. Effective management of military forces requires an understanding of the economics of military manpower. Over the past three decades economists have produced a substantial body of research about the subject. This journal distills this literature for a general audience. Also the production of final defense output, however defined, requires the production of a wide variety of goods and services. The economic activities required to produce the necessary goods and services range from those seen throughout public services, activities such as providing administrative support, the provision of accommodation, of catering and cleaning services to barracks, right through activities which are unique to defense. These include many military activities, such as combat operations provided by the Armed Forces, the provision of supplies to operational threats, and the construction and operation of complex weapon systems and ….

Themes and Sub-themes

The economics of war:

  • War military expenses
  • Background and state of economy prior to war
  • Peacekeeping funding
  • Recent wars and world economy
  • Most military countries and their economy
  • Value of economic lost in war
  • Defense budget
  • Defense subsidy

Military service:

  • Relation between Military service and GDP, Entrepreneurship, Unemployment, …
  • Troops costs
  • The impact of Conscription on economic growth

Military treaty organization:

  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and world economy
  • Southeast Asian Treaty Organization (SATO) and world economy
  • Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) and world economy

Military Markets:

  • International arms market
  • Global military expenditures
  • Arms producing companies
  • Arms trade
  • Arms race model
  • Small arms market
  • Global military expenditures
  • FDI in military project
  • Ratio of military expenses to GDP
  • Black market arms
  • World arms exporters and importers
  • Money laundering in arms market
  • Military new technologies and economic growth

Military companies/institution:

  • Private military companies/forces (PMCs/PMFs)
  • Military labor market
  • Joint military projects expenditures or joint Military project costs
  • Military pay scale

Military management:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Industrial Management
  • Business Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Production Management
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Management
  • - Time Management
  • Crisis Management

Cyber war and economy:

  • Economic infrastructure and cyber war
  • International monetary transactions and cyber war
  • Economic Information Warfare

Terrorism and world economy:

  • Financial flows of terrorist organization
  • Expenditure of national & international security
  • Terrorism operations and world economy
  • September 11, 2001 attack and world economy
  • The effect of weapons of mass destruction (biological, chemical, Nuclear, …) on world economy
  • History of military-economic thought and theories
  • Golden arches theory

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