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A Decision-Theoretic Approach to Arms Competition

McCubbins, Mathew D. (1980) A Decision-Theoretic Approach to Arms Competition. Social Science Working Paper, 294. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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This paper develops a decision/game-theoretic model of arms growth which implies that arms competitions develop only between nations with conflicting foreign policy goals, and that, between such nations, arms races between weapons with conflicting policy missions are ubiquitous. Further implications and extensions of the model are discussed, as are possible avenues of estimation.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
Additional Information:Revised. The author wishes to thank Bob Forsythe and Louie Wilde for helpful comments.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:294
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ID Code:82353
Deposited By: Jacquelyn Bussone
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