The Economics of terrorism: – Economics methods of analysis in the study of terrorism and counterterrorism

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Authors
  1. Stocker, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN);Michael Stocker Consulting - Ottawa, ON (CAN)
Abstract
The Directorate of Future Security Analysis (DFSA) is in the process of developing a Major Terrorist Event concept. This study is intended to inform the concept writers of various aspects of terrorism and counterterrorism derived from using analytical methods found in the discipline of economics. Economics is an appropriate discipline to study the terrorism phenomenon because it constructs theoretical models upon which empirical hypotheses are formulated and tested. By incorporating literature reviews, empirical studies and a variety of theoretical constructs, this study will provide the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Forces (CF) with analyses germane to development of an integrated counterterrorism concept by identifying how counterterrorism policy issues and capability deficiencies arise from sub-optimal resource allocation and asymmetric (or imperfect) information.

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Keywords
Counter-Terrorism;Counterterrorism;Economics;Open society;Rational actor;Choice theory;Risk analysis;Terrorists;Liberal democracy;Autocracy;Information processing
Report Number
DRDC-CORA-CR-2010-277 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
17 Dec 2010
Number of Pages
58
DSTKIM No
CA034809
CANDIS No
534345
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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