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Call for Papers – 13th annual Defence and Security Economics Workshop, Carleton University, October 2018

Josselin Droff May 22, 2018 Tags: , , , News No comments

The 13th annual Defence and Security Economics Workshop will be held Thursday October 25th and Friday October 26th, 2018 in the Senate Boardroom at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit an abstract to either Karl Skogstad (kaskogst@lakeheadu.ca) or Ugurhan Berkok(berkok-u@rmc.ca).

If you know of another researcher who may be interested in presenting their work, please pass this invitation along to them as well.

Once again, a conference dinner will be held the evening of the 25th at the Brig Pub in the Byward Market.

We will be charging a conference fee of $40 to offset this event as well as the cost of refreshments during the conference.

We hope to see you all there.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the conference organizers

 

UPDATED Call for papers – Conference on Economics and Security 2017

Josselin Droff January 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , News, Uncategorized No comments
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The 21st Annual Conference on Economics and Security will take place on 22nd and 23rd June 2017 at the Royal Military Academy, Brussels.
This Conference is organized by Cind Du Bois (Royal Military Academy Brussels), Caroline Buts (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) and Paul Dunne (University of Cape Town).
Organisers welcome contributions from economists, political scientists and others from around the world to share ideas and discuss the future developments in different research areas related to peace and security.
Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be submitted before 1st April 2017 to be considered for the conference.
More information on the conference as well as a submission tool for titles and abstracts can be found at:
For further information and submitting a paper or panel proposal, you can contact Cind Du Bois at cindy.dubois@rma.ac.be or Caroline Buts at caroline.buts@vub.be.

 

Call for papers – Conference on Economics and Security 2017

Josselin Droff September 12, 2016 Tags: , , , News No comments
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The 21st Annual Conference on Economics and Security will take place on 22nd and 23rd June 2017 at the Royal Military Academy, Brussels.

This Conference is organized by Cind Du Bois (Royal Military Academy Brussels), Caroline Buts (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) and Paul Dunne (University of Cape Town).

Organisers welcome contributions from economists, political scientists and others from around the world to share ideas and discuss the future developments in different research areas related to peace and security.

Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be submitted before 1st April 2017 to be considered for the conference.

For further information and submitting a paper or panel proposal, you can contact Cind Du Bois: cindy.dubois@rma.ac.be

Agenda of the 11th Defence and Security Economics Workshop, Toronto, November 3-4, 2016

Josselin Droff August 22, 2016 Tags: , , News No comments
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The 11th DSEW will take place on November 3-4, 2016 at the Carleton University in Toronto. The agenda of this event is now available:

03 November

  • John McCormack (UK Defence Academy), “Liminality and Operational Efficiency in the Defence Sector”
  • Julieanna Powell-Turner (UK Defence Academy), “Sustainability and Defence”
  • Stuart Young (UK Defence Academy), “The UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review – Industrial and Economic Implications”
  • Peter Weltman (Parliamentary Budget Office), “Fiscal sustainability of Canada’s National Defence Program: A financial baseline for the Defence Policy Review”
  • Rod Story (Parliamentary Budget Office), “Canada’s Surface Combatant: Trade Space and Budget Sufficiency”
  • Laura Armey (Naval Postgraduate School) and Jonathan Lipow (Naval Postgraduate School), “Send Me! Selection to Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan”
  • Jomana Amara (Naval Postgraduate School), “Does service matter? Costs of healthcare for OEF/OIF Veterans with TBI”
  • Natalia Utrero (Spanish Defence University Centre), “Defence Spending, Institutional Environment and Economic Growth: The case of Military Alliances”

 

04 November

  • Christoph Zuercher (University of Ottawa), “What Do We (Not) Know about Development Aid and Violence? A Systematic Review”
  • Eli Berman (University of California San Diego), “Community Monitors vs. Leakage: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan”
  • Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University), “TBA”
  • Youssouf Kiendrebeogo (World Bank), “Who Supports Violent Extremism in Developing Countries?
  • Analysis of Attitudes Based on Value Surveys”
  • Karl Skogstad (Lakehead University), “Committed to the Cause: NATO Integration after the Cold War”
  • Oana Tocoian (Claremont McKenna College), “Who Gets the Guns? How Conflicts and Politics Drive International Arms Transfers”
  • Eric Weese (Yale University), “Rational Learning in Insurgencies: The Case of Afghanistan

 

If you expect to attend or for further information, please contact Prof. Ugurhan Berkok: berkok-u@rmc.ca

The 11th DSEW is sponsored by the Centre for Operational Research and Analysis (Defence Research and Development Canada), the Norman Paterson School for International Affairs (Carleton University), the John Deutsch Institute (Department of Economics at Queen’s University), the Royal Military College of Canada, and the Institute for Defence Resources Management at RMCC.

Call for papers – ‎‎11th Defence & Security Economics Workshop (Ottawa)

Josselin Droff April 26, 2016 Tags: , , , News, Uncategorized No comments
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Carleton University, the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s‎ University organize the 11th Defence & Security Economics Workshop on November 3rd and 4th, 2016. This workshop will take place at Carleton University, Ottawa (Canada).

The Organizing committee is composed of:

Ugurhan G. Berkok (RMCC and Queen’s University)

Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)

Karl Skogstad (Lakehead University)

Binyam Solomon (DRDC and Carleton University)

Contributions are most welcomed‎. If you want to propose a paper or attend this workshop, please contact:

Ugurhan G. Berkok (RMCC / Queen’s University)

Ugurhan.Berkok@rmc.ca

and Karl Skogstad (Lakehead University)

skogstad@econ.queensu.ca

 

Congratulations to Vincent Boulanin, who has just received his PhD in defense studies cum laude

Defense & Realms October 21, 2014 Tags: , , , , News No comments

On October 7th, 2014, Vincent Boulanin defended his PhD dissertation entitled From Defense to Security, Economic and political issues of the diversification of European armament firms in the field of security (in French) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He was awarded a PhD degree “summa cum laude” in defense studies.

Vincent Boulanin is a researcher at SIPRI, Stockholm. He works on issues related to the production, use and control of emerging military and security technologies, notably cybersecurity and cyberwarfare.

His dissertation deals with the geopolitical causes, economic aspects and political consequences of the diversification of the European arms industry into the realm of security. The objective was to study the so-called “defense-security continuum” at the industry level.

His thesis is that arms producers are not only reacting to a growing demand for security goods and services. They actively take part in the definition and implementation of security policies to the extent that they can shape public demand for the latter. The argument is based on an original approach that combines the empiricism of the arms production literature with the reflexivity of the constructivist literature on security policies in International Relations.

Section I explains why arms producers had to diversify into the security realm to cope with the post-9/11 order. They had to find new growth drivers and they had to reinvent their legitimacy in a context where the landmarks of the defense community were eroding.

Section II presents empirical evidence of such diversification and analyzes to what extent this is a complex phenomenon that cannot be analyzed only through the opposition civil/military.

Section III consists of two cases studies on border security and cyber-security. Both show how arms produced have expanded their influence on the definition and implementation of public security policies.