Sam Perlo-Freeman publications

Book Chapters

Perlo-Freeman, S. ‘The United Kingdom’, chapter 5 in O. Ismail & E. Sköns (ed.) Security activities of external actors in Africa, Oxford: OUP, 2014, pp82-104.

Perlo-Freeman, S. “Military expenditure and the global culture of militarism”, Chapter 11 in Kassimeris, C. & Gouliamos, K. (Eds), The marketing of war in the age of neo-militarism, London: Routledge, 2012.

Sam Perlo-Freeman, 2009, “The UK arms industry in a globalised world”, in Andrew Tan (ed.) The Global Arms Trade. London: Europa / Routledge. 2009.

Sam Perlo-Freeman, 2004. “Offsets and the development of the Brazilian armaments industry”, chapter 13 in J Brauer and J P Dunne (eds) Arms Trade and Economic Development: Theory Policy and Cases in Arms trade Offsets. London: Routledge.

Hagelin, B., Perlo-Freeman, S. and Wezeman, P. D., 2004. “Military spending, armament and arms transfers” in (eds I.Gyarmati and S. Vesel), Security Sector Governance in the Western Balkans 2003–2004, (Nomos: Baden-Baden), pp85-101.

Perlo-Freeman, S. & Pröhle, P., ‘Scott’s conjecture is true: position sensitive weights’, in H. Comen (ed.), Rewriting techniques and applications, proceedings of the 8th International Conference, RTA-97 Sitges, Spain, June 2–5 1997, Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 1232, Springer, 1997.

Articles

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. “Arms, corruption, and the state: understanding the role of arms trade corruption in power politics.” Economics of Peace and Security Journal (October 13: 2).

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. “Introduction: SIPRI’s New Military Expenditure Data”, Defence and Peace Economics Volume 28 Issue 4 (July 04, 2017): Pages 401-403

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. ‘SIPRI’s new long data-set on military expenditure: the successes and methodological pitfalls’, Defence & Peace Economics, Vol. 28 no. 4 (2017), pp404-421.

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. & Sköns, E., ‘Snakes and ladders: The development and multiple reconstructions of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s military expenditure data’, Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Vol. 11, no. 2 (2016).

Perlo-Freeman, Sam & Brauner, J, 'Natural resources and military expenditure: the case of Algeria', Economics of Peace and Security Journal, vol. 7, no. 1 (2012).

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. & Webber, D. ‘Basic needs, government debt and economic growth’, The World Economy, Vol. 32 no. 6, pp665-694. (2009)

Dunne, Paul,  Sam Perlo-Freeman & Ron Smith. “The demand for military expenditure in developing countries: hostility versus capability”, Defence & Peace Economics, Vol. 19, no. 4, August 2008, pp293-302. (2008)

Perlo-Freeman, Sam.  ‘Introduction: Palestine – an economy in conflict’, introduction to symposium, Economics of Peace & Security Journal, Vol. 3 no. 2. (2008)

Dunne, Paul & Sam Perlo-Freeman. "Aggressive Militarism or Security: The opportunity cost of Trident replacement and the aircraft carrier programme" Peace, Conflict & Development, 10, March 2007.

Dunne, Paul,  Sam Perlo-Freeman & Aylin Soydan, 2004. “Military expenditure and debt in South America”, Defence & Peace Economics, Vol. 15(2), pp 1-20.

Dunne, Paul, Sam Perlo-Freeman & Aylin Soydan, 2004. “Military expenditure and debt in small industrialized economies”, Defence & Peace Economics, Vol. 15(2), pp 1-17.

Dunne, Paul & Sam Perlo-Freeman, 2003. “The demand for military spending in developing countries: a dynamic panel analysis”, Defence & Peace Economics, Vol 16(6), pp461-474.

Dunne, Paul & Sam Perlo-Freeman. "The Demand for Military Spending in Developing Countries”, International Review of Applied Economics, vol. 17(1), pp 23-48.(2003)

Journal Guest Editor credits

Perlo-Freeman, S. ‘Introduction’, Defence & Peace Economics, vol. 28 no. 4 (2017), pp401-403.

Perlo-Freeman, S. ‘Palestine – an economy in conflict: an introduction to the symposium’, Economics of Peace & Security Journal, vol. 3 no. 2 (2008).

SIPRI Yearbook Chapters & Reports
Yearbook Chapters

Perlo-Freeman, S. ‘The backdating of SIPRI’s military expenditure data’, section IV in ‘Military expenditure’, in SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament & International Security, Oxford: OUP, 2017.

Perlo-Freeman, S., Fleurant, A., Kelly, N., Wezeman, P. & Wezeman, S., ‘Military expenditure’, chapter 13 in SIPRI Yearbook 2016: Armaments, Disarmament & International Security, Oxford: OUP, 2016.

Perlo-Freeman, S., Fleurant, A., Kelly, N., Wezeman, P. & Wezeman, S. ‘Military expenditure’, chapter 9 in SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament & International Security, Oxford: OUP, 2015.

Perlo-Freeman, S., Ferguson, N., Kelly, N. & Solmirano, C. ‘Military expenditure and arms production’, Chapter 3 in SIPRI Yearbook 2014. Armaments, Disarmament & International Security, Oxford: OUP, 2014.

Perlo-Freeman, S., Buchold, C., Sköns, E., Solmirano, C. & Wilandh, H. ‘Military expenditure’, Chapter 3 in SIPRI Yearbook 2013. Armaments, Disarmament & International Security, Oxford: OUP, 2013.

Perlo-Freeman, S., Ismail, O., Kelly, N., Sköns, E. & Solmirano, C. “Military Expenditure”, Chapter 4 in SIPRI Yearbook 2012. Armaments, Disarmament & International Security, Oxford: OUP, 2012.

Perlo-Freeman, S., Cooper, J., Ismail, O., Sköns, E. & Solmirano, C. “Military Expenditure”, Chapter 4 in SIPRI Yearbook 2011. Armaments, Disarmament & International Security, Oxford: OUP, 2011.

Perlo-Freeman, S., Ismail, O. & Solmirano, C. “Military Expenditure”, Chapter 5 in SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament & International Security, Oxford: OUP, 2010.

Sam Perlo-Freeman, Elisabeth Sköns, Catalina Perdomo & Petter Stålenheim, 2009, “Military Expenditure”, Chapter 5 in SIPRI Yearbook 2009: Armaments, disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2009)

Sam Perlo-Freeman, 2009: “Arms Production”, Chapter 6 in SIPRI Yearbook 2009: Armaments, disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2009)

Sam Perlo-Freeman & Elisabeth Sköns, 2008: “Arms Production”, Chapter 6 in SIPRI Yearbook 2008: Armaments, disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2008), pp255-292.

Sköns, E., Perdomo, C., Perlo-Freeman, S. and Stålenheim, P., 2004. “Military Expenditure”, Chapter 10 in SIPRI Yearbook 2004: Armaments, disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2003), pp. 205-39.

Sköns, E., Omitoogun, W., Perlo-Freeman, S. and Stålenheim, P., 2003. “Military Expenditure”, Chapter 10 in SIPRI Yearbook 2003: Armaments, disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2003), pp. 301-34.

Reports

Sam Perlo-Freeman, 2009. ‘Arms transfers to the Middle East’, SIPRI Background Paper, July 2009, http://books.sipri.org/product_info?c_product_id=388#.

Sam Perlo-Freeman & Elisabeth Sköns, 2008, “The private military services industry”, SIPRI Insight no. 001, Stockholm: SIPRI, 2008.

Reports & Papers

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. "How big is the International Arms Trade?", Revised and updated July 2018

Liang, Xiaodon. & Perlo-Freeman, Sam. "Arms Trade Corruption and Political Finance", July 9, 2018

Beliakova, Paulina & Perlo-Freeman, Sam. "Corruption in the Russian Defense Sector, May 11, 2018

Liang, Xiaodon & Perlo-Freeman, S., "Corruption in the Indonesian arms business: tentative steps towards an end to impunity", December 13, 2017

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. ‘One per cent for development: on the proposal for states to donate one per cent of their annual military spending to sustainable development’, report for the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, July 2016.

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. Ferguson, N. & Solmirano, C. ‘Military and security spending by external actors in developing countries’, report for Development Initiatives, 10 Aug. 2013, mimeo.

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. ‘NATO military spending in the wake of the crisis’, report for the Norwegian Defence Research Institute (FFI), 24 July 2012, mimeo.

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. “Measuring transparency in military expenditure: the case of China”, University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Co-operation, North-East Asia Defense Transparency Project Policy Brief 2011-4, October 2011, http://igcc.ucsd.edu/assets/001/502466.pdf.

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. & Solmirano, C. “The pitfalls of arms procurement”, report for Oxfam UK, May 2011, mimeo.

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. & Kryvonos, Y. (2010) “Promoting further transparency in military matters: an assessment of the United Nations Standardized Instrument for Reporting Military Expenditures”, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs Occasional Paper no. 20, November 2010.

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. “India”, “Indonesia” and “Nigeria”, case studies of military budgeting and procurement transparency, reports for Oxfam UK, May 2010.

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. & Perdomo, C. “Undermining development: arms and the MDG”, report for Oxfam UK, August 2008. Material used in Nightingale, K. “Shooting down the MDGs: how irresponsible arms transfers undermine development goals”, Oxfam International, 2008.

Perlo-Freeman, Sam. & Perdomo, C. “The developmental impact of military budgeting and procurement – implications for an arms trade treaty”, report for Oxfam UK, April 2008

Interviews & Lectures

 

Steven Snyder, Interview with Sam Perlo-Freeman, "Getting married amid airstrikes in Yemen", PRI's The World, March 27, 2018.

Perlo-Freeman, S. ‘The political economy of arms trade corruption’, Keynote address presented at the 22nd International Conference on Economics and Security, Brussels, June 2017.

Perlo-Freeman, S. & Ferguson, N. ‘Capacity and openness: the determinants of the availability and quality of military expenditure data’, presented at the 20th International Conference on Economics & Security, Grenoble, 2015.

Perlo-Freeman, S. & Uye, M. “Military expenditure and economic growth in Africa: a new long time-series panel dataset”, presented at the 17th International Conference on Economics and Security, American University of Cairo, June 2012.

Perlo-Freeman, S. “The post-2000 surge in military expenditure: a qualitative and quantitative analysis”, presented at the Annual Conference of the Military Economics Research Centre and International Conference on Defence Economics, Wu Han, China, October 2011.

Perlo-Freeman, S. 2010, “Asia’s rise, Europe’s decline? The implication of military expenditure trends for the international strategic configuration.” Paper presented at 3rd Xiangshan Forum of the China Military Sciences Society, 22 Oct. 2010.

Perlo-Freeman, S. & Brauner, J., 2010. “Military expenditure trends in 2009 – the natural resources link and the case of Algeria”, presented at 13th International Conference on Economics and Security, University of Izmir, June 2010.

J Paul Dunne & Sam Perlo-Freeman & Ron P Smith, 2008. "Determining Military Expenditures: Arms Races and Spill-Over Effects in Cross-Section and Panel Data," Discussion Papers 0801, British University in Egypt, Faulty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science.

Sam Perlo-Freeman, 2006. "The Topology of Conflict and Co-operation", Discussion Papers 0609, University of the West of England, School of Economics, revised.

 


Spotlight

Arms Trade Corruption and Political Finance: Talk of corruption in the global arms business conjures up salacious images of personal enrichment. But arms deals produce profits for multiple purposes, not least of which is to keep a political machine running. Greed as a motive for graft captures headlines more readily than ambition – if for no other reason that it is more relatable. Nonetheless, a failure to appreciate the importance of corruption in creating and maintaining political power can in turn lead to underestimating the impact of corruption within political systems.

 

Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption: The compendium collated by the World Peace Foundation details 36 cases of corruption in the international arms trade and broader military sector. It forms part of WPF’s ongoing program on the Global Arms Trade and Corruption. The cases are also displayed on an interactive map, designed by Tufts GIS Data Lab.

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