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    Valuing defense

    Smith, Ron P. (2007) Valuing defense. Public Finance and Management 7 (3), p. 242.

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    This paper examines three questions in the valuation of defense in the UK. First, how to calculate the value of defense to society in order to determine the appropriate budge? Second, how to ensure value of money in defense procurement? Third, how to value defense assets as required under the new Resource Accounting and Budgeting system for controlling public finance? A central theme of this paper is that while budgets and forces can be measured and military capabilities can be estimated, the final security outputs are inherently intangible. It is this intangibility that makes the valuation of defense so difficult in all three areas.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 21:32
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:05


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