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Fall 2017
Oct 20, 2017
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SEST 644 - The Economics of War
This course explores the interrelationship of economics and war in many different ways.  It addresses the use of economic tools as a component of a comprehensive campaign plan to attempt to accomplish strategic and operational objectives.  It addresses the various institutions and actors which the U.S. and, to a lesser extent, other governments have used to promote economics as a complement to military operations.  It also addresses the impact of war on the macroeconomic conditions in belligerent nations, which ranges from the effects of war in a particular country (e.g. Iraq or Afghanistan), to the overall impact on the U.S. economy of government spending that is expended in the conduct of war.  It will include economic nature of warfare to include contractors, private military security companies, and the use of sanctions.  The course will cover some historical examples of economics and war, but much of the course concentrates on economic actions that have been used in overall counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and contemplates those that may be potentially used in the future.  

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Security Studies Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Arab Studies
      Asian Studies
      Eurasian, Russian, E Euro Stud
      Foreign Service
      German and European Studies
      Global Human Development
      Latin American Studies
      Law/Arab Studies
      Law/Foreign Service
      Law/Security Studies
      Security Studies

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