This fall my independent study students have chosen to study the international trade in heavy weaponry. We’ll be focusing on heavy arms (planes, tanks, missiles, etc.) sold by firms in the U.S to customers overseas. In most cases the sale is to another country but in some cases the sale could be to a group located abroad. The topic covers the interests of the two independent study students (Anastasia and Jessica) and we can draw upon the expertise of our faculty member John Burrow. We have data on arms sales from the U.S to others, we’ll be combining that with other metrics to see if we can find patterns in what drives arms sales, where, and when.