Analysing defence dependency: the impact of the Royal Navy on a sub-regional economy

Mike Asteris, Jeff Grainger, David Clark, Shabbar Jaffry

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Abstract

This paper provides a methodology for estimating the economic impact of defence spending at a sub‐regional level. It does so by calculating the income and employment generated by Britain’s Royal Navy and associated defence activities in the City of Portsmouth and its surrounding area, during the financial year 2003–2004. In an era of military consolidation, the paper offers an insight into the multifaceted impact of defence‐related expenditure. Hence, it presents a generic framework that could prove useful to other researchers when seeking to measure the sub‐regional impact of naval, airforce and army facilities in other national contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-73
Number of pages21
JournalDefence and Peace Economics
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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