The deadweight cost of war: An illustrative CGE

John Gilbert, Krit Linananda, Tanigawa Takahiko, Edward Tower, Alongkorn Tuncharoenlarp
2011 The Economics of Peace and Security Journal  
War has several causes. Dictators and others such, to whom war offers, in expectation at least, a pleasurable excitement, find it easy to work on the natural bellicosity of their peoples. But, over and above this, facilitating their task of fanning the popular flame, are the economic causes of war, namely, the pressure of population and the competitive struggle for markets. It is the second factor, which probably played a predominant part in the nineteenth century, and might again, that is
more » ... again, that is germane to this discussion.
doi:10.15355/epsj.6.2.34 fatcat:p32ixgwi6zekzmgz4dkknaqy24