Centrality in Trade Networks and Investment in Security

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Centrality in Trade Networks and Investment in Security. / Pelliccia, Marco; Bove, Vincenzo; Elia, Leandro.

In: Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Vol. 22, No. 1, 09.12.2015.

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Pelliccia, M, Bove, V & Elia, L 2015, 'Centrality in Trade Networks and Investment in Security', Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, vol. 22, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2015-0042

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Pelliccia, M., Bove, V., & Elia, L. (2015). Centrality in Trade Networks and Investment in Security. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 22(1). https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2015-0042

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Pelliccia M, Bove V, Elia L. 2015. Centrality in Trade Networks and Investment in Security. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. 22(1). https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2015-0042

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Pelliccia, Marco, Vincenzo Bove and Leandro Elia. "Centrality in Trade Networks and Investment in Security". Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. 2015. 22(1). https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2015-0042

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Pelliccia M, Bove V, Elia L. Centrality in Trade Networks and Investment in Security. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. 2015 Dec 9;22(1). https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2015-0042

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Pelliccia, Marco ; Bove, Vincenzo ; Elia, Leandro. / Centrality in Trade Networks and Investment in Security. In: Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. 2015 ; Vol. 22, No. 1.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Centrality in Trade Networks and Investment in Security

AU - Pelliccia, Marco

AU - Bove, Vincenzo

AU - Elia, Leandro

PY - 2015/12/9

Y1 - 2015/12/9

N2 - The contemporary empirical literature on military spending has focused on institutional and conflict factors, and although has acknowledged the role of trade openness, it has not taken into account the position of a state in the trade network. Building on the concept of network centrality, we claim that the structure of trade networks affects the optimal investment in security, and that a country’s level of military spending is a function of its strategic position in the global network of a critical commodity, such as oil. Our empirical results show that network centrality constrains military spending.

AB - The contemporary empirical literature on military spending has focused on institutional and conflict factors, and although has acknowledged the role of trade openness, it has not taken into account the position of a state in the trade network. Building on the concept of network centrality, we claim that the structure of trade networks affects the optimal investment in security, and that a country’s level of military spending is a function of its strategic position in the global network of a critical commodity, such as oil. Our empirical results show that network centrality constrains military spending.

KW - military spending

KW - trade

KW - network

U2 - 10.1515/peps-2015-0042

DO - 10.1515/peps-2015-0042

M3 - Article

VL - 22

JO - Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy

JF - Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy

SN - 1079-2457

IS - 1

ER -