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Author Killicoat, Phillip

Title Weaponomics : the Global Market for Assault Rifles / Killicoat, Phillip
Published Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, 2007


Description 1 online resource (23 pages)
Series Policy research working papers.
World Bank e-Library.
Summary This paper introduces the first effort to quantitatively document the small arms market by collating field reports and journalist accounts to produce a cross-country time-series price index of Kalashnikov assault rifles. A model of the small arms market is developed and empirically estimated to identify the key determinants of assault rifle prices. Variables which proxy the effective height of trade barriers for illicit trade are consistently significant in determining weapon price variation. When controlling for other factors, the collapse of the Soviet Union does not have as large an impact on weapon prices as is generally believed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 19)
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Firearms -- Prices
AK-47 rifle -- Prices
AK-47 rifle.
Assault rifles -- Prices
Assault rifles.
Black market.
small arms.
assault rifles.
AK-47 rifle
Assault rifles
Black market
Firearms -- Prices
Form Electronic book
Author Killicoat, Phillip