AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE U.S. SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY FOR THE 1970'S. VOLUME I.

The report examines the effects of alternative shipbuilding programs and government procurement policies on the size and location of the US private shipbuilding industry and on the cost of ships. These effects are estimated from a linear programming model that simulates the activities of 15 private shipyards. The model is used to test the implications of two alternative volumes of shipbuilding, encompassing naval and commercial ships. The smaller program (36 ships per year) is based on a projection of recent actions and plans, while the larger program (about 70 per year) includes much higher rates of both commercial and naval construction. Different delivery schedules are tested for each program. Any set of ship demands could be tested. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Defense Analyses

    Program Analysis Division
    Arlington, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Beazer, W F
    • Cox, W A
    • Harvey, C A
    • Watkins, N L
  • Publication Date: 1969-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 109 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015333
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DAHC15-67-C-0013
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1974 12:00AM