Major Jon Bate discusses his recently published paper on how tactical economics influence decision-making and the modern battlefield. We talk both macro and micro-economic considerations and how the Army should understand the impact of economic interventions.



Read Major Bate’s research report “Adding Rigor to Stability and Reconstruction Operations: An MWI Report” here.


Major Jonathan Bate is an Instructor of Economics in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is an infantry officer with ten years of service and three combat deployments to southern and eastern Afghanistan. The views in this report are his own.