Director of the Centre for Defense Economics at the University of York
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Can economists suggest an alternative solution to the Iraq conflict? Prior to the conflict, there was an economically attractive option. This would have involved paying Saddam to go and would have been a more attractive version of the Colin Powell/Jack Straw demand that he should leave the country (the bribery solution)...
The war would have been avoided; no one would have died; everyone would be better-off and no one would be worse-off (the economists criterion for a socially desirable change or improvement). In addition, the UK would have saved on its war costs."
"The Economics of the UK-Iraq Conflict," Radical Statistics, 2003
Experts PhD's, JD's (lawyers), Judges, Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consulate Generals, heads of government, Cabinet-level positions, military generals/admirals, Chief Weapons Inspectors, members of legislative bodies with significant involvement in, or related to, the US - Iraq conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director, Centre for Defense Economics, University of York
Professor, Economics, University of York
Consultant, UK Ministry of Defense
Consultant, US Department of Defense
Secretary-General, International Defense Economics Association
Editor, Journal of Defense and Peace Economics
Adviser, Parliamentary Committee
Editorial Board, Public Administration
Editorial Board, Public Procurement Law Review
Member, Academic Advisory Council, Institute of Economic Affairs