Overlooked Costs of War-Related Public Research: A Comment on Nicholas Rescher's 'Early RAND as a Talent Incubator'

10 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2017

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Brittany Bills

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Christopher J. Coyne

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 5, 2017

Abstract

This paper focuses on some of the overlooked costs of war-related public research. We discuss two unseen consequences of war-related public science. The first is the distortionary effect of government-influenced research on academic disciplines. The second is the opportunity cost of the resources employed in public science.

Keywords: Public science, RAND Corporation, War-related science

JEL Classification: H40, H56

Suggested Citation

Bills, Brittany and Coyne, Christopher J., Overlooked Costs of War-Related Public Research: A Comment on Nicholas Rescher's 'Early RAND as a Talent Incubator' (April 5, 2017). GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2958446 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2947003

Brittany Bills

George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Fairfax, VA 22030
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Christopher J. Coyne (Contact Author)

George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

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