About Us

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. 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 affiliates that represent Australia, Canada, Chile, Egypt, Europe, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands/Belgium, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the United Kingdom.


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.