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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


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)


and Karl Skogstad (Lakehead University)



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