Military Draft and Economic Growth in OECD Countries
Katarina Keller (),
Panu Poutvaara () and
No 2022, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
Economic theory predicts that military conscription is associated with static inefficiencies as well as with dynamic distortions of the accumulation of human and physical capital. Relative to an economy with an all-volunteer force, output levels and growth rates should be lower in countries that rely on a military draft to recruit their army personnel. For OECD countries, we show that military conscription indeed has a statistically significantly negative impact on economic performance.
Keywords: growth; augmented Solow model; military draft (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C68 H20 H57 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-pbe
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (8) Track citations by RSS feed
Published in: Defense and Peace Economics, 2009, 20 (5), 373-393
Downloads: (external link)
Journal Article: MILITARY DRAFT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN OECD COUNTRIES (2009)
Working Paper: Military draft and economic growth in oecd countries (2009)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:iza:izadps:dp2022
Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
IZA, Margard Ody, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) IZA, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Holger Hinte ().