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Economists for Peace and Security (EPS) is a UN-registered NGO, is an international network of thirteen affiliated organizations promoting economic analysis and appropriate action for peace, security and the world economy. We seek a world whose people are secure, free from fear and want, where economies distribute goods and services efficiently and for the benefit of all. We work locally, regionally and internationally to reduce the military burden, and to effect policy changes that can build a more just and peaceful future.

EPS has chapters in thirteen countries around the world. Over the years, and with the strong support of a board of trustees with world’s most influential economists, EPS has achieved to enrich the discipline of Economics with the aspect of war, conflict and peace. EPS has always played a strong role though on the background. Since 1989 many positions have been established at universities around the world. It has been the incubator for international research, for institutes, and publications and journals. EPS has influenced policies and legal structures over the world. The board of EPS consists of volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Countries

  • USA
  • Netherlands/Flanders
  • Italy
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • Australia
  • South-Africa
  • India
  • Israel
  • Japan

History

EPS was founded in 1989 as Economists Against the Arms Race (ECAAR) in New York by Mr Robert Schwarz. Since then, many renowned economists, including nobel laureates, joined the Board of Trustees: Jan Tinbergen, Wassily Leontief, Franco Modigliani, James Tobin, Kenneth Arrow, and Lawrence R. Klein, Oscar Arias, Amartya Sen, Robert Solow, and Douglass North Joseph Stiglitz, George Akerlof, William Sharpe, and Daniel McFadden.

ECAAR received its NGO certification to two UN bodies, the Economic and Social Council and the Department of Public Information, in 1995. ECAAR became EPS in January 2005. The new name was chosen to reflect the full range of concerns of its members and program, and the increasingly complex interrelationships among disarmament, development, security, conflict, war and peace.

Milestones

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Our team members

Our team consist of professionals who donate their time to EPS

Chief Economist at EconoVision Economic Research and GM at EconoTalent Staffing Solutions

Matthijs de Jong
Board member

Senior Economist Ministery of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

About EPS

EPS, a UN-registered NGO, is an international network of thirteen affiliated organizations promoting economic analysis and appropriate action for peace, security and the world economy.