October 2012


"We should take care, in inculcating patriotism into our boys and girls, that is a patriotism above the narrow sentiment which usually stops at one's country, and thus inspires jealousy and enmity in dealing with others... Our patriotism should be of the wider, nobler kind which recognizes justice and reasonableness in the claims of others and which lead our country into comradeship with...the other nations of the world. The first step to this end is to develop peace and goodwill within our borders, by training our youth of both sexes to its practice as their habit of life, so that the jealousies of town against town, class against class, and sect against sect no longer exist; and then to extend this good feeling beyond our frontiers towards our neighbors."


~Lord Baden-Powell




Table of Contents

EPS News

In Other News


Funding & Employment Opportunities

EPS Publications

Action Corner

Upcoming Events

How Can I Help?



EPS News 


Andrew Brimmer

September 13, 1926 — October 7, 2012


The trustees, board, and fellows of EPS mourn the passing of our colleague Andrew Brimmer. He was a great American and stalwart friend of our organization.


"Andrew F. Brimmer, a Louisiana sharecropper’s son who was the first black member of the Federal Reserve Board and who led efforts to reverse the country’s balance-of-payments deficit, died on Sunday in Washington. He was 86."


Read more about Dr. Brimmer's life and work here:




Applying Peace Economics in Dangerous Places
October 23, 2012 10:00am — 12:30pm

US Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20037


Creating a sound economic policy and a stable macroeconomic framework is essential to societies recovering from violent conflict, yet few practitioners have the background needed to apply economic concepts effectively. USIP’s new publication titled “Peace Economics: A Macroeconomic Primer for Violence-Afflicted States” provides a concise but broad overview of practical ways that sound macroeconomic fundamentals could be used to build stability in states that are affected by violent conflict.


The discussion extends beyond economic principles into the wider realm of social reconstitution, social contract, and social capital. Co-authors Jurgen Brauer and J. Paul Dunne examine recent case studies and illustrate the applicability of concepts presented in the book.


For more information about this event, see




Call for papers

EPS Session at the EEA


EPS is considering hosting a panel session at the Eastern Economics Association meetings that will be held May 8 — 11, 2013 in New York.  If you would be interested in presenting a paper as part of an EPS session, please send an abstract to by November 15.




On The Cliff
An EPS/Bernard Schwartz Public Symposium


On the Cliff will be held November 13, 2012, 9:00am — 1:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Washington DC, Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20001.


This is a free event, but we ask that you please register in advance.


For More information about the symposium, see




EPS at the ASSA/AEA Annual Meetings
San Diego, CA, January 4 — 6, 2013


Economists for Peace and Security will host two sessions, and a dinner in honor of Michael Intriligator, at the ASSA/AEA Annual meetings in San Diego, January 4 — 6, 2013.


Session I:
January 4, 2013 10:15am, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Randle B, San Diego


"Up from Here? Challenges and Barriers to Recovery from the Crisis"

Panel Moderator: James Galbraith (University of Texas-Austin)
Kenneth Arrow (Stanford University)
Robert Gordon (Northwestern University)
Eric Laursen (Independent Journalist)
Yanis Varoufakis (University of Athens)


Session II:
January 4, 2013 2:30pm, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Ford B, San Diego


"Is War Over? The Economics of National Security after Iraq and Afghanistan"
Panel Moderator: Michael Lind (New America Foundation)
Linda Bilmes (Harvard University)
Richard Kaufman (Bethesda Research Institute)
Lloyd J. Dumas (University of Texas-Dallas)
J. Paul Dunne (University of Cape Town)


Dinner in honor of Michael Intriligator
January 5, 2013 6:30pm — 10:00pm, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego


For more information about EPS events at the ASSA/AEA, see




Call for papers

17th Annual International Conference on Economics and Security

SIPRI, Stockholm, June 14 — 15, 2013


Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is pleased to announce that the 17th Annual International Conference on Economics and Security will be held at SIPRI in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 14 and 15, 2013. The conference is co-organized by SIPRI and Economists for Peace and Security.


The conference programme will include research papers selected based on the call for proposals. The conference will have a mix of plenary sessions and parallel workshop streams on particular research areas. Some of these sessions will seek to bring together SIPRI researchers and conference participants on issues related to SIPRI’s areas of research.


Detailed information about this call for papers is at




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In Other News 


SIPRI welcomes new Director

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Dr. Tilman Brück as its new Director. Professor Brück will assume his post on January 1, 2013.

Tilman Brück is a development economist and an internationally renowned expert on the economics of peace, security and post-war reconstruction. He is currently Professor of Development Economics at Humboldt University of Berlin and Head of the Department of Development and Security at the German Institute for Economic Research.

Professor Brück has published widely on the role of conflict and insecurity as barriers to development. He has also been instrumental in focusing attention in academia and the policy community on the importance of studying the part played by individuals in war, peace and security.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Professor Brück to SIPRI and look forward to his energetic leadership, new ideas and global outlook," said Göran Lennmarker, Chairman of SIPRI’s Governing Board. "The process of selecting a new Director was extremely competitive, and we are confident that Professor Brück possesses the ability, knowledge and experience to lead SIPRI towards its 50th anniversary and beyond."


Find out more about SIPRI's new Director at






Harvard's Belfer Center Offers Teacher Tools on Missile Crisis

50th Anniversary Cuban Missile Crisis 


As part of its initiative to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has created tools for middle school, high school, and college teachers to engage students in thinking about this decisive chapter in American and world history.


The Belfer Center research staff has crafted an original lesson plan to help students learn about the context and conduct of the October 1962 Missile Crisis. The lesson plan includes innovative in-class exercises and worksheets as well as simulations that allow students to role-play the crisis as members of the Kennedy Administration.


The lesson plan is available at no charge on the Cuban Missile Crisis 50th anniversary website, which brings together videos, original documents, and lessons from the Missile Crisis by previous presidents, scholars, and others. 


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Funding & Employment Opportunities 


Global Justice Research Fellowship

St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK in association with Oxford Transitional Justice Research and the Centre for Criminology

The Governing Body of St Anne's College invites applications for the Global Justice Research Fellowship tenable from January 1, 2013.  Applications will be considered from graduates or equivalent, women or men, in their second or subsequent year of doctoral research.  Candidates registered for doctorates at other universities are eligible.  Those candidates who have not completed their doctorate or equivalent, should provide evidence that they are likely to be in a position to submit their thesis within the first year of the Fellowship.  The Research Fellow will have completed, or be close to completing, a PhD in Law, Politics, International Relations, Development Studies, Area Studies or another relevant discipline. The Fellow will have expertise in the broad field of transitional justice, which concerns the processes and institutions employed by societies in transition following large-scale human rights violations such as mass conflict and/or repressive rule.


The Fellowship is on a fixed-term contract and is offered for one year in the first instance, and may be renewed for a second year provided that the Governing Body is satisfied that the Fellow is fulfilling the academic and other requirements of the Fellowship. The purpose of the Fellowship is primarily to foster research but it is expected that the Fellow will undertake 3 hours of teaching for the College or the Centre for Criminology per week. 


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Visiting Research Fellowships
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University, Indiana, US


The Kroc Institute’s Visiting Research Fellows Program seeks to bring outstanding scholars focused on peace research to the University of Notre Dame during each academic year. Fellows conduct research related to an existing Institute emphasis while participating fully in the life of the Institute.


For the 2013—14 academic year, the Institute seeks applications for research from scholars focusing on the following topics:


Peace Processes: peace processes, peacebuilding in the context of armed conflict, and post-conflict transformation. Preference will be given to scholars able to make use of the Peace Accords Matrix and similar academic tools in order to gain insights into conflict mediation.


Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding: the nexus between religion, conflict and peacebuilding. Preference will be given to candidates working on theoretical and conceptual questions in this growing field of inquiry, and to candidates who are researching issues relevant to the Contending Modernities research project.


More information about these positions can be found at




EPS Publications 


The Economics of Peace and Security Journal Vol. 7, No. 2 — On Afghanistan, Rwanda, Punjab  July 2012



Does development assistance reduce violence? Evidence from Afghanistan 

CHOU, Tiffany

Intimate partner violence, female employment, and male backlash in Rwanda


Designing institutions for global security

GUPTA, Rupayan

Insurgency, crime, and agricultural labor expenditure: Evidence from Punjab, 1978-1990

SINGH, Prakarsh

Analyzing the costs of military engagement



The Journal is a peer-reviewed online publication hosted by EPS-UK. Published twice yearly, it raises and debates all issues related to the political economy of personal, communal, national, international, and global peace and security. Previous contributors include Joseph Stiglitz, James Galbraith, and Lawrence Klein. The Journal’s website also features book reviews submitted by members and subscribers.

EPS members receive a 25% discount on the annual subscription to the Economics of Peace and Security Journal. A regular one-year subscription is $32; for EPS members, it's only $24! Non-subscribers can access the abstracts and contents pages.

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EPS Quarterly, September 2012 — The Inequality Issue


The issue of inequality is a central one in this year’s US presidential race. Should we be taxing the very rich more, or giving them tax breaks? Whom should we tax and how much, in order to create

jobs — the point of job creation being (presumably) to lower inequality? 

Table of contents

  • America's prosperity requires a level playing field
    Joseph Stiglitz
  • The Complex Ties among Poverty, Development, and Security
    Terra Lawson-Remer
  • Group Inequality and Conflict: Some Insights for Peacebuilding
    Michelle Swearingen
  • Inequality: A few comments from the front lines
    James K. Galbraith
  • With Income Inequality Comes Violence
    US News Staff

Read this issue of EPS Quarterly at




EPS Quarterly, June 2012 — The Sustainability Issue


This issue contains summaries of the proceedings from the Sustainability session at the January 2012 ASSA/AEA annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. 


Table of contents

  • Sustainable Growth
    Robert J. Gordon
  • Sustainable Energy
    J. Barkley Rosser, Jr.
  • Sustainable Jobs
    Allen Sinai
  • Sustainable European Union
    Richard Parker

Read this issue of EPS Quarterly at


Audio recordings from the session are available at




 Action Corner


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Upcoming Events 


  • October 19 — 20, 2012 Conflict Studies Conference: The New Generation of Ideas, Ninth Biennial Graduate Student Conference organized by the UMass Boston Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution, Conflict Studies.

    The New Generation of Ideas brings together graduate students from a variety of fields to present their work and share ideas. Since 1996, graduate students and recent graduates from universities across the United States, Canada, and numerous other countries have gathered in Boston for this biennial event.

    Full details on the event are available here:
  • October 26 — 27, 2012 Twenty-Third BREAD Conference on Development Economics, sponsored by University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, (Department of Business Economics and Public Policy, Ross School of Business; Department of Economics; Ford School of Public Policy; International Policy Center, Ford School; Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research; and William Davidson Institute) Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and Hewlett Foundation at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

    View the full program here:
  • December 3 — 4, 2012 The 8th Annual Households in Conflict Network Workshop and 2nd AMSE Economic Development Conference, jointly organized by the Aix-Marseille School of Economics and the Households in Conflict Network, will take place in Aix-en-Provence France.

    This year’s workshop will focus on the relationship between violent conflict and socio-economic development. Submissions that address key issues in conflict and economic development analysis are invited, as well as submissions from other disciplines on the usual HiCN topics around the empirical analysis of violent conflict from a micro-level perspective. Theoretical papers about violent conflict issues are also welcome. Submissions should be in English, and be completed but unpublished papers. Submissions by early stage researchers are encouraged.

    Workshop information and calls for papers can be found at either of these sites:
  • December 18 — 19, 2012 Fourth Conference on Conflict Management Peace Economics and Peace Science hosted in cooperation with Mahatma Gandhi Center for Conflict Prevention and Management - Department of Sociology, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi (UP), India Binghamton University, State University of New York at Binghamton at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi (UP), India.

    For more information about the conference, contact
    Ravi Prakash Pandey, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi (UP), India -

    Manas Chatterji, Binghamton University, NY.
  • January 4 — 6, 2013 The ASSA/AEA Annual Meetings will be held in San Diego, CA.
    EPS will host two sessions during the Annual Meetings, and will host a dinner in honor of EPS Vice-Chair Michael Intriligator.

Session I
Up from Here?  Challenges and Barriers to Recovery from the Crisis

Moderator: James K. Galbraith (University of Texas at Austin)
Kenneth Arrow (Stanford University)
Robert Gordon (Northwestern University)
Eric Laursen (Independent Journalist)
Yanis Varoufakis (University of Athens)

Session II
Is War Over?  The Economics of National Security after Iraq and Afghanistan

Moderator: Michael Lind (New America Foundation)
Linda Bilmes (Harvard University)
Richard Kaufman (Bethesda Research Institute)
Lloyd J. Dumas (University of Texas at Dallas)
J. Paul Dunne (University of Cape Town)

Dinner in honor of Michael Intriligator
January 5, 2013 6:30pm — 10:00pm, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

Find more specifics about the upcoming sessions at

See our involvement at past ASSA/AEA Annual Meetings at




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