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Intelligence Failures: An Organizational Economics Perspective


Luis Garicano


University of Chicago - Booth School of Business - Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Richard A. Posner


University of Chicago Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

August 2005

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5186

Abstract:     
Two recent failures of the United States intelligence system have led to the creation of high-level investigative commissions. The failure to prevent the terrorist attacks of 9/11 prompted the creation of the 9/11 Commission, and the mistaken belief that Saddam Hussein had retained weapons of mass destruction prompted the creation of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission. We use insights from organizational economics to analyze the principal organizational issues raised by these commissions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: Organizational economics, intelligence reform, war on terrorism

JEL Classification: D2, D8, H1, K0, L22, L32

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Date posted: September 1, 2005  

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Garicano, Luis and Posner, Richard A., Intelligence Failures: An Organizational Economics Perspective (August 2005). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5186. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=796171

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Luis Garicano (Contact Author)
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Richard A. Posner
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