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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.

Therefore, we seek:

  • To create and promote a better understanding of the full range of economic causes, costs and consequences of violent conflict;
  • To engage in programs of education, and;
  • To undertake rigorous economic analysis and to present just, peaceful policy alternatives;
  • And to cooperate with like-minded organizations in other professions;

EPS was started in 1989, in New York by Mr Robert Schwarz. In 1991 Jan Tinbergen initiated the Dutch Flemish chapter of EPS. At the start the name of the organisation was ECAAR, Economist for Arms Reduction. In the early nineties, after the end of the Cold War, the name was changed into EPS. The board of EPS consists of volunteers.

EPS has chapters in sixteen 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.


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