April 30, 2014

Game of Drones

  • Abigail Hall

    Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Tampa
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or "Drones" have been an increasingly contentious issue in American foreign policy. While their cost and ethical nature are relevant topics for debate, we focus instead on analyzing drone policy through an economic framework called Public Choice. Abby Hall of George Mason University discusses the difference between public choice and public interest, the policy atmosphere surrounding drones, and how the incentives of the participating groups interact to craft policy.