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Dr. Dennis S. Ippolito

External Researcher

DENNIS S. IPPOLITO is the Eugene McElvaney Professor of Political Science and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Prior to joining the faculty at SMU in 1982, he taught at the University of Virginia and at Emory University. Professor Ippolito’s recent books on the federal budget include Budget Policy and the Future of Defense and Uncertain Legacies: Federal Budget Policy from Roosevelt through Reagan. He has presented annual lectures at the U.S. Army War College since 1990.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Dennis S. Ippolito

  • Budget Policy, Deficits, and Defense: A Fiscal Framework for Defense Planning

    June 01, 2005

    Authored by Dr. Dennis S. Ippolito.
    Military transformation strategies are based on overly optimistic assumptions about future defense budgets. Defense plans should take into account fiscal realities, particularly the deficit and debt outlook and domestic program commitments.

  • Budget Policy and Fiscal Risk: Implications for Defense

    September 01, 2001

    Authored by Dr. Dennis S. Ippolito.
    The defense budget remains one of the central shaping features of U.S. national security and national military strategy. To understand what is possible in terms of defense transformation, one must first have a firm grasp of the budgetary context of strategic decisions. The author shows that defense will continue to compete with domes

  • Federal Budget Policy and Defense Strategy

    February 01, 1996

    Authored by Dr. Dennis S. Ippolito.
    Underlying his message is an unsettling truth, that no matter how the current debate over balancing the budget turns out, future cases for the Army Budget are going to have to be made in an even more challenging spending environment as discretionary spending margins shrink.