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Analysing the economic impact of military expenditure in Pakistan

Khalid, Saad (2015) Analysing the economic impact of military expenditure in Pakistan. South Asia @ LSE (17 Aug 2015). Website.

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Pakistan’s expenditure on defence this year rose to PKR 781 billion, or 18% of the national budget. Saad Khalid considers the nature of this military spending, and finds that it does have some development benefits, for example due to contributions to social welfare provided to military families. He argues that if political governments were to utilise the resources available to them more efficiently, army welfare would become redundant and resources could be distributed more equitably.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 11:16
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:04

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