Military Expenditure and Arms Trade: Alternative Data Sources

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Nancy Happe

affiliation not provided to SSRN

John Wakeman-Linn

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: June 1994

Abstract

Analysis of the economic impact of military expenditures and arms trade is frequently hampered by the limited amount of transparent, comprehensive data. Country-specific information can be supplemented, however, by data from multicountry statistical sources. This paper describes seven publications which provide multicountry statistics on military expenditure and trade--the information each source conveys, as well as the differences in coverage and definition--to assist the analyst in understanding how to use this data. Comparisons of the data reported by the various sources reveal numerous, significant differences, particularly in data on military expenditures.

JEL Classification: E62, F19, H56

Suggested Citation

Happe, Nancy and Wakeman-Linn, John, Military Expenditure and Arms Trade: Alternative Data Sources (June 1994). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-62, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=883554

Nancy Happe (Contact Author)

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John Wakeman-Linn

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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