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Workshop “Costs of Destructive Entrepreneurship and Economic Performance” (31 March 2015, Paris)

Josselin Droff March 9, 2015 Tags: , , , Publications No comments

On 31st March 2015, Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne (University of Paris 1) and Laboratoire d’Economie Dionysien (University of Paris 8) co-organize a research workshop at the Maison des Sciences Economiques, Paris, dedicated to the “Costs of destructive entrepreneurial activity and economic performance,” a major but underexplored issue in economics.
The title of this workshop refers to William J. Baumol’s article “Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive” (Journal of Political Economy, 1990) in which all conflictual activities (e.g. war, civil war, violent conflicts) and criminal ones (e.g. mafia) were analyzed through the prism of entrepreneurship but in a destructive way.

Thus two questions can be identified:
1) What explains that resources are allocated to this kind of appropriative and conflictual activities?
2) What are the costs and benefits related to such activities?
The recent literature in the political economy of conflicts and crime aims at exploring both questions.

This workshop will take place 106-112 boulevard de l’Hôpital 75013 Paris (6th floor), metro station “Campo Formio” (Line 5).

Please contact Antoine Pietri for additional information and register: antoine.pietri@univ-paris1.fr

Relations between the United States of America and Italy in the post-Cold War period: a defense-industrial perspective

Josselin Droff January 27, 2015 Tags: , , , Publications No comments

Relations between the United States of America and Italy in the post-Cold War period: a defense-industrial perspective
Cahiers de la Méditerranée, n° 88 (juin 2014), p. 157-181
Alessandro Marrone and Alessandro R. Ungaro

This article analyzes U.S.-Italian relations after 1989 from a defence-industrial perspective. It argues that the concentration and internationalization of the Italian defence industry, particularly through the creation of Finmeccanica, influenced bilateral relations by introducing a new element into defence industrial cooperation between the two countries.

Military procurement programs involving American and Italian governments and industries, based on several memorandums of understanding, have become an important component of transatlantic relations. In turn, these programs are influenced by the broader military and political relations between the United States and Italy, which have been particularly intense regarding Italy’s contribution to U.S.-led crisis management operations in Europe, Central Asia and the greater Mediterranean.

The paper argues that there is a two-way relationship between defence industrial cooperation and politico-military cooperation.

Just released: La piraterie au fil de l’histoire: Un défi pour l’État (in French)

Josselin Droff December 15, 2014 Tags: , , , Publications No comments
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“La piraterie au fil de l’histoire : Un défi pour l’État”
(Presses de l’Université Paris Sorbonne, 480 pp)

Since the 1990s, maritime piracy re-emerged in statistics, as an immemorial and timeless phenomenon. This collective book, edited by Michèle Battesti (IRSEM), provides an overview of the main past and current trends in maritime piracy. It questions piracy from antiquity to the present, to understand the successes and failures of pirates practices, factors favoring their emergence and the reality of the threats they pose to the freedom of the seas. Authors also discuss the means taken by States to fight pirates to eradicate or contain them to an acceptable level.

Renaud Bellais and Josselin Droff wrote a chapter in this book: “La lutte contre la piraterie comme bien public international : une analyse économique” (pp 233-249).

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Free sample chapters available! “The Evolving Boundaries of Defence”

Defense & Realms November 10, 2014 Publications No comments
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“The Evolving Boundaries of Defence:
An Assessment of Recent Shifts in Defence Activities”

Series: Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development Editor: Renaud Bellais, ENSTA Bretagne, France
ISBN: 9781783509744, EISBN: 9781783509652, ISSN: 1572-8323
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emerald-books-logo-picto-200x280This volume analyses key features of recent and on-going transformations of defence issues, from four perspectives. The first section considers those factors which are redefining the boundaries of defence, with a focus on defence economics; part two focuses on the spatial footprint of defence and its transformations and analyses the insertion of defence activities within urban landscapes; the third part analyses how armed forces manage their human resources; and the final section considers the international landscape of defence.

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  • Defence Firms beyond National Borders: Internationalisation or Multi- Domestic Approach?
    Renaud Bellais and Susan Jackson
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    Cindy Williams
  • Defence Restructuring and Local Policies. The Case of Taranto, a Military Port on the Mediterranean Sea
    Francesca Artioli

 

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Just released: The Evolving Boundaries of Defence, An Assessment of Recent Shifts in Defence Activities

Defense & Realms September 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , Publications No comments

“The Evolving Boundaries of Defence, An Assessment of Recent Shifts in Defence Activities (Emerald, 280 pp)”

Since the 1990s the industry has gradually repositioned because of geostrategic transformations, spatial reorganisation, budgetary trends, and evolutions within the production of defence per se, which have disrupted its economic and social fabric.

This collective book, edited by Renaud Bellais, analyses key features of recent and ongoing transformations of defence issues, from four perspectives.

The first section considers those factors which are redefining the boundaries of defence, with a focus on defence economics; part two focuses on the spatial footprint of defence and its transformations and analyses the insertion of defence activities within urban landscapes; the third part analyses how armed forces manage their human resources; and the final section considers the international landscape of defence.

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“Rationalisation versus Histoire dans l’organisation géographique de la défense en France”

Defense & Realms September 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , Publications No comments

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“Rationalisation versus Histoire dans l’organisation géographique de la défense en France”

An article written by Josselin Droff and Julien Malizard has been recently published in the Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine (Journal of Regional and Urban Economics).

The article presents an economic perspective of the main trends in the geographic pattern of the national defense in France. The authors propose an overview of both social and regional costs caused by the rationalization process of defense (paper in French).

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