Date of Award
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Economic interventions are a key component of stability operations. But they have proven challenging for the U.S. military to both implement and evaluate under conditions of state fragility and conflict. As a shaping operation, so-called ‘tactical economics’ can enable military units to shape security environments and consolidate gains in pursuit of sustainable outcomes. However, they require careful targeting, design, implementation, and evaluation.