News & Events

EPS Dinner in honor of
Sheila Bair

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017   
6:30 PM– 10:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinios

Register online here

EPS at The 2017 ASSA/AEA Annual Meetings

January 6 - 8, 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

EPS will be organizing two sessions and hosting our annual dinner at the 2017 ASSA/AEA Annual Meetings in Chicago.

Peace Sciences from Theory to Practice(Panel Discussion)
Saturday, Jan. 7,  2:30 PM– 4:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Ogden

Chair: Jurgen Brauer
- Charles Anderton
- Raul Caruso
- John Paul Dunne
- Raymond Gilpi
- Shikha Silwa

The Future of Growth
(Panel Discussion)
Sunday, Jan. 8,  8:00 AM  – 10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency D

Chair: James K. Galbraith
- Jonathan Ostry
- Robert Gordon
- Anwar Shaikh
-Gerald Friedman

The 21st Annual International Conference on Economics and Security

June 22-23, 2017
Brussels, Belgium

The 21st Annual International Conference on Economics and Security will be held at the Royal Military Academy, Brussels on 22nd - 23rd June 2017.

The conference aims to provide an opportunity for economists, political scientists and others from around the world to share ideas and discuss the future developments in the following areas:

  • Regional security
  • Economics of security
  • Corruption and military spending
  • Globalisation and the restructuring of the MIC
  • Militarism and development
  • Security sector reform
  • Economics of conflict and war
  • Post-conflict reconstruction
  • Economics of the arms trade
  • Procurement and offsets
  • Arms races and alliances
  • Peace economics and peace science
  • Conversion and demilitarisation
  • Economics of terrorism

Further information on the organisation of the conference will posted on the conference website soon.
If you would like to present a paper, please send a title and an abstract of maximum 300 words before 1st April 2017 to

Economists for Peace and Security works to promote non-military solutions to world challenges, and more broadly to work towards freedom from fear and want for all.

Thomas C. Schelling

April 14, 1921 – December 13, 2016

It is not often that one man has such a profound impact on the world and the field of public policy. Thomas Schelling was such a man. It is with great sadness that we share with you news of his passing this morning.

Schelling found his home at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and Department of Economics in 1990, after twenty years at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2005 he won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences "for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis."

The breadth of his academic interests, publications, and his impact on public policy was as far-reaching as his supporters and followers.

While Tom was best known for receiving the Nobel Prize, to us he was a teacher, leader and a truly beloved member of our community. His presence, ideas and collaborations were valued by his colleagues, and the grand connections he forged far and wide were humbled by his personal ties with his appreciative students. In fact at one Maryland Day, students celebrated his success by noshing on Tom’s favorite sandwich - peanut butter and jelly on raisin bread.

Tom was an extraordinary human being who leaves a legacy in the School and on campus that is unique.

You can join the University of Maryland community and share your memories of Dr. Schelling here.

The New York Times obituary is available here.