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Review 'Updated second edition presents an economic analysis of how people make decisions related to national security.' - Journal of Economic Literature 'The authors blend classic economic analysis, behavioral economics, and practical experience to present an original and realistic vision of the dynamics that affect global security decisionmaking.' Secretary Michael Chertoff, former United States Secretary of Homeland Security and chairman of the Chertoff Group 'An important book, Professors Shiffman and Jochum uniquely use case studies of economic policies to animate a discussion of national security.' General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the USCentral Intelligence Agency 'In Economic Instruments, Professors Shiffman and Jochum give us an interesting and accurate account of the realities ofnational security policymaking; the economic framework provides a structure for innovation for current and future policymakers.' US Senator Connie Mack 'This book is an important reminder that trade and economic engagement can lead to a more peaceful world and that economic and national security are inextricably intertwined.' Ambassador Mickey Kantor, former United States Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce. 'Professors Shiffman and Jochum bring a rare combination of practical experience and rigorous academic economics to urgent questions of national security. Specific policies such as counterterrorism, foreign aid and international law are approached ina framework that considers institutions of government and respectsindividual incentives.They have crafted an engaging book that we'd like to see our policymakers reading on airplanes.' Eli Berman, University of California San Diego, author of Radical, Religious and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism 'Shiffman and Jochum's important book illuminates the levers some open, many hidden, all subject to interpretation that drive the decision-making behaviors of individuals within institutions and systems. Their insights suggest that in a very real sense economic security is national security and vice versa, and that an economic approach to the analysis of decision-making has much to offer scholars, leaders and practitioners in the field.' David J. Kilcullen, former Special Advisor for Counterinsurgency to the U.S. Secretary of State and Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to General David Petraeus Read more About the Author Gary M. Shiffman is Professor and the Director of Homeland Security Studies at the Center for Peace and Security Studies, School of Foreign Service, at Georgetown University, and Managing Director of the Chertoff Group. An economist, he focuses his academic and professional energies on innovative approaches to national and homeland security challenges.? Previously he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of a critical infrastructure protection and emergency management business unit at L-3. He has also served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the Senior Executive Service (SES) as Chief of Staff at U.S. Customs and Border Protection and in the U.S. Senate as a National Security and Senior Policy Adviser.? He is a decorated military veteran, having served in policy, planning, and operational positions in the U.S. Department of Defense.James Jochum is an Adjunct Professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University.? He is the former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration and Export Administration.? He was also a staff member in the United States Senate.? He is a founding member of the law firm Jochum Shore & Trossevin PC and advises clients on all aspects of international trade law and regulations, including antidumping and countervailing duty matters, U.S. export controls, and national security controls (CFIUS). Read more