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The economics of buying complex weapons

Ergas, Henry; Menezes, Flavio

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Defence procurement is an important current policy issue in Australia. On one hand, there is a build-up in defence outlays as a result of the war on terrorism, our military’s involvement in peace missions in our region and beyond, and changes in the threats facing Australia. Given the extra resources directed to defence, it is natural to expect that these expenses will be subjected to a greater degree of scrutiny. On the other hand, greater public scrutiny also follows from a history of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorErgas, Henry
dc.contributor.authorMenezes, Flavio
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-18T05:12:49Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-20T06:03:20Z
dc.date.available2009-09-18T05:12:49Z
dc.date.available2010-12-20T06:03:20Z
dc.identifier.citationAgenda 11.3 (2004): 247-264
dc.identifier.issn1322-1833
dc.identifier.issn1447-4735
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10440/882
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/10440/882
dc.description.abstractDefence procurement is an important current policy issue in Australia. On one hand, there is a build-up in defence outlays as a result of the war on terrorism, our military’s involvement in peace missions in our region and beyond, and changes in the threats facing Australia. Given the extra resources directed to defence, it is natural to expect that these expenses will be subjected to a greater degree of scrutiny. On the other hand, greater public scrutiny also follows from a history of major delays and cost overruns in the Collins Class submarines and the Jindalee Operational Radar Network projects.
dc.format18 pages
dc.publisherAustralian National University
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dc.sourceAgenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform
dc.source.urihttp://epress.anu.edu.au/agenda/011/03/11-3-A-5.pdf
dc.titleThe economics of buying complex weapons
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesAffiliation in article: Ergas, Henry, Managing Director of the Network Economics Consulting Group
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume11
dc.date.issued2009-09-18T05:12:49Z
local.identifier.absfor140199
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub7505
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationErgas, Henry, CRA International
local.contributor.affiliationMenezes, Flavio, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage247
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage264
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T10:09:34Z
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