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Applying Intermediate Microeconomics to Terrorism

Charles Anderton; John Carter;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2004 Journal: SSRN Electronic Journal (eissn: 1556-5068, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
The authors show how microeconomic concepts and principles are applicable to the study of terrorism. The utility maximization model provides insights into both terrorist resource allocation choices and government counterterrorism efforts, while basic game theory helps characterize the strategic interdependencies among terrorists and governments.
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDSOCIETY
free text keywords: terrorism; rational choice model; income and substitution effects; Slutsky equation; game theory; prisoners’ dilemma; chicken; public goods, Public policy, Social science, Prisoner's dilemma, Interdependence, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Economics, Game theory, Terrorism, Rational choice theory, Government, Resource allocation, Microeconomics, Economics and Econometrics, Education, jel:A12, jel:A22, jel:C70, jel:D11, jel:D74, jel:H41, jel:H56
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publication . Article . Preprint . 2004

Applying Intermediate Microeconomics to Terrorism

Charles Anderton; John Carter;