Arms industry data: Knowns and unknowns

Keith Hartley

Abstract


This article surveys the past, present, and possible future nature and features of the global defense, arms, and security industry and associated data collection issues. It concludes with remarks on the economics of data, the public goods nature of data, and the incentive–reward system in the data market.

Keywords


Arms industry; data; SIPRI

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15355/epsj.13.2.30

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