Tuesday, February 03, 2004

The Economic Consequences of War with Iraq

I discussed on Life Matters this stunning paper by the economist William Nordhaus.

He compares the human and financial costs of wars past (and no, the Vietnam was not particularly expensive to the US) and then makes some very prescient predictions for Iraq.

I have given this paper to several friends. If you read one economic paper this year, this could be it.

He has also published a short and non-technical version in the New York Review of Books. Read it here.