EPS at The International Economics Association 17th
Amman, Jordan, June 6 - 10, 2014
EPS will host a Session at The International Economics
Association 17th World Congress.
New Approaches to the Economics
- Sevil Acar, "Inequality
Impacts of Oil Dependence in the MENA"
E. Ali, "Inequality and growth in
Middle East and North Africa"
American University Cairo
Galbraith, "Global Inequality: A Summing
University of Texas at Austin
- Branko Milanovic,
"Winners and losers ofglobalization:
from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession"
City University of New York
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The Eighteenth Annual Conference on Economics and
Hosted by EPS Italy and Perugia University in Perugia,
June 19 — 20, 2014
The Annual International Conference on Economics and
Security has been running for eighteen years.
It has become the main international forum for defense and peace
economists, attracting participants from
all around the world.
•Economics of security
•Corruption and military spending
•Globalization and the restructuring of the MIC
•Militarism and development
•Security sector reform
•Economics of conflict and war
•Economics of the arms trade
•Procurement and offsets
•Arms races and alliances
•Peace economics and peace science
•Conversion and demilitarization
•Economics of terrorism
for Registration is May 23.
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In Other News
2014 Global Peace Index
Institute for Economics and Peace
Is the world becoming more or less peaceful? What are
trends in global peacefulness?
The 2014 Global Peace Index will be released on the June 18th
with launch events in London, Washington DC, Brussels, Berlin, Geneva,
The Hague and New York City.
This year the analysis will focus on identifying
countries most at risk of instability and conflict; it will explore the
institutions that underpin peaceful societies, and look at the link
between conflict risk, resilience and peacebuilding institutions.
Daniel Hyslop, Research
Manager for the Institute for Economics and Peace, says he is excited
about this year’s Global Peace Index findings, and that we can expect
to see some startling results. "The research that we are producing
is a large step forward in assessing risk and opportunity for peace and
conflict. The 2014 Global Peace Index report provides a powerful means
of objectively quantifying current knowledge around the structural
drivers of peace, information which is crucial for business leaders,
development practitioners, governments and civil society."
More information available
Latest Jobs and Housing Reports Show Americans are
Struggling More than Ever
by Stephen Rosenfeld for Alternet
May 20, 2014
The latest nationwide jobs and housing statistics
released this week suggest that America is no longer a country
where—for most people—the future is going to be better than the past.
The percentage of people in most age and education
levels in jobs compared to 2008 is down. The number of people holding
multiple jobs is up. Average hourly wages have barely grown, compared
to 2008. The number of people who are willing to leave their job for a
new one is down. All of those trends are in the latest report from the
US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)—and there are even more depressing
Read the full article here:
Call for papers: Istanbul Human Security Conference
Fourth Istanbul Human Security Conference, Twenty Years On: Human
Security at a Crossroads
will be taking place on October 23-24, 2014.
The conference accepts research driven, practice
reflection and theoretical papers. Papers should follow a simple
of the purpose of the paper, the research question this issued to
be reflected upon
context setting and/or literature review section
of research methodology
of results or description of practices reviewed
of results or practices
for future research or action
The size of the paper is up to the submitter but
generally about 6000 to 8000 words.
Deadline for submission August 1, 2014.
are available at
Small Arms Data Observatory
An international consortium of researchers
On May 1, 2014 the Small Arms Data Observatory (SADO),
an international consortium of researchers, launched its new website.
While not based in any one location, many of SADO’s resources and
contributors are housed at the Joan B. Kroc School for Peace Studies at
the University of San Diego. Initially, SADO will be devoted to the
quantitative study of small arms – their manufacture, trade, and
effects – in North America, Central America and South America, and
eventually worldwide. It seeks to leverage the growing availability of
large and medium-sized data sets, employ innovative statistical and
geographic methods, and build online visualization tools, to bring
greater transparency to the dynamics of small arms supply, demand, and
use. Such transparency will in turn facilitate the crafting of more
effective public policy to limit small arms to legitimate uses.
Visit the new website here:
US Defense Spending vs. Global Defense Spending
by Laicie Heeley
for The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, April 24, 2014
In 2013, the most recent year for which complete data is
available, the US approved $600.4 billion in defense budget authority
(fiscal year 2014 dollars). This figure includes funding for the
Pentagon base budget, Department of Energy-administered nuclear weapons
activities, and the war in Afghanistan.
This number accounts for 38 percent of total global
military spending, putting the US far above any potential adversary.
The next closest country, China, comes in at just $112.2 billion, or 7
percent of total global military spending. No other country spent more than
$70 billion in 2013.
Global Total: 1.56 trillion
See more graphics here:
Funding & Employment
European Institute of Peace
The Programme Director manages
a team of 5-7 Mediation Advisers who are responsible for providing
analytical and operational support in developing and implementing a
comprehensive and systematic mediation-support capacity within the EIP.
Furthermore, s/he will contribute directly to the
implementation of EIP dialogue, facilitation and mediation activities
in the field, as well as to the support thereof.
The Programme Director will
also contribute to fundraising for the EIP where necessary.
The full job description
is available at
Post-doctoral Researcher in Peace, Conflict and Security
Bonn International Center
As an independent, non-profit organization, BICC (Bonn
International Center for Conversion) deals with a wide range of global
topics in the field of peace and conflict research centering on
Conversion Studies. Our vision is a more peaceful world. Our mission is
to conduct critical, problem-oriented, policy relevant research in
response to the problems posed by organized violence.
Research at BICC provides the framework for academic
self-actualization and builds on the personal responsibility of the
researchers. The candidate will be pro-actively involved in the design
and implementation of the research agenda of BICC in line with its new
concept (BICC Concept Paper). The researcher will thus be in the
position to further develop one or several of BICC’s key research
Full position details
The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Volume 9,
On violence and peace in India symposium,
general equilibrium modeling of social conflict, and the likely
legacy costs of the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
This issue contains a 6-article symposium on violence
and peace in India. When India is considered at all, it is
predominantly with respect to its neighbors, especially Bangladesh,
Pakistan, and China. Violence within India rarely reaches even an
academic audience. The symposium is introduced by guest editor Rupayan Gupta. Our authors are Gaurav Khanna, Laura
Zimmermann, Saurabh Singhal, Sofia
Amaral, Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay,
Samrat Bhattacharya, Rudra
Singh, Nilanjana Sengupta,
Dolon Ganguly, Rikhil Bhavnani, and Saumitra Jha. In
addition, Javier Alcantar-Toledo and Yannis Venieris write on
general equilibrium modeling of social conflict, and Linda Bilmes examines the likely legacy costs of the U.S.
wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Table of Contents
financial legacy of Afghanistan and Iraq: How wartime spending decisions
will constrain future US national security budgets
capital, sociopolitical instability, and economic development: A
general equilibrium model
on peace and security in India: An introduction
Maoist violence with promises: Evidence from India’s Employment
Khanna, Laura Zimmermann
economics of counterinsurgency: Some evidence from Andhra Pradesh
and social conflict in India
Sofia Amaral, Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Samrat
Bhattacharya, Rudra Sensarma
effect of media on domestic violence norms: Evidence from India
Kuhuk Bhushan, Prakarsh
poverty, and domestic violence in rural Bengal: The Jeevika Development Society’s journey through
women’s rights-based microcredit programs
Nilanjana Sengupta, Dolon Ganguly
Gift: Lessons for peaceful reform from India’s struggle for
Rikhil Bhavnani, Saumitra Jha
is a peer-reviewed online publication hosted by EPS-UK. Published twice
yearly, it raises and debates 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
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EPS Quarterly, Volume
25, Issue 4 — December 2013
EPS Affiliates Issue
announce the formation of our new Italian affiliate, and is
made up of articles by representatives from our affiliates in
Germany, Egypt, South Africa, and more.
Table of contents
the Director - Thea Harvey
Dutch Flemish Affiliate of EPS - Joel van der Beek
Germany: Engaged in the National Dialogues - Wolfram Elsner
Corruption Level Hypothesis - Hamid E. Ali
South African Arms Deal Saga - Terry Crawford-Browne
around China: appearances and reality - Juan Carlos Martínez Coll
Read the December issue
of EPS Quarterly at
EPS Quarterly, Volume
25, Issue 3 — September 2013
This issue is comprised of articles by Chrisopher Petrella, J. Paul Dunne, and others on the costs of
prison speculating, bullying, and armed conflicts. There is also a
commentary by Jeffrey Sachs reflecting on the anniversary of
Martin Luther King's March on Washington.
Table of contents
The Director - Thea Harvey
Speculating on Prisons Leads to Mass Incarceration - Christopher Petrella
Economic Analysis of the Challenge of Armed Conflicts - J.
Financial Costs of Bullying, Violence, and Vandalism - Rick
Anniversary of the March on Washington - Jeffrey Sachs
September issue of EPS Quarterly at
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- May 28, 2014 European Union Election Results: Implications for
the United States hosted by
The American Security Project will be held in New York, NY.
The outcome of these
elections will have a resounding economic, social, and political
impact on the United States and international community.
information available here:
- June 2 — 13, 2014 13th
Annual International Nonviolence Summer Institute is
hosted by the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the
University of Rhode Island.
The International Nonviolence Summer Institute is ideal for
anyone interested in acquiring the leadership skills
necessary for promoting peace, nonviolence, and social
change, regardless of work career or field of study. It is
often attended by NGO workers, human-rights activists, teachers,
university students and faculty, counselors, social workers,
business management, criminal justice workers, law enforcement,
health care professionals, clergy, and faith-based educators.
further details, go to
- June 6 — 10, 2014 The
International Economics Association's 17th World Congress
will be held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center on the Dead Sea,
The scientific program will include more
than 100 contributed sessions, 25 invited academic sessions, 30
invited policy sessions, and 5 plenary sessions.
Moreover, a number of sessions have also
been arranged in collaboration with organisztions
such as INET, CIGI, IDRC, Fung Global Institute, World Bank, OECD,
ECINEQ, Economists For Peace And Security, International Growth
Centre, SIPA, and WIDER. Sessions will also be organized by some
of the IEA member associations.
is available at
- June 12 — 13, 2014 Global Sustainable Finance Conference hosted by the European Organisation
for Sustainable Development will be held in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The event will address some of the most burning
issues of our time including environmental and social challenges,
and transformation to low carbon economy. In addition, the
delegates will discuss the decisive role of finance and
investments as the triple bottom line — social, economic and
environmental sustainability — is becoming imperative for
long-term survival of any organization.
details are available here:
- June 19 — 20, 2014 The
18th Annual International Conference on Economics and Security
will be hosted by the University of Perugia and Economists for
Peace and Security (Italy).
more information, see
- June 23 — 25, 2014 The 14th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference,
annual meeting of Network of European Peace Scientists, will be held in the Hague at the International
Institute of Social Studies, Kortenaerkade
2518, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
is available at
- July 2 — 4, 2014 Archbishop
Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies
Conference 2014 "Arts, Peace and Conflict”
The conference is organized by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre
for War and Peace Studies at Liverpool Hope University. The venue
will be the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative
Campus, Liverpool, UK.
can be found here:
- September 2 — 4, 2014
Peace and Conflict: an Interdisciplinary Conference. The
Annual Conference of the Conflict Research Society will be held at
The University of Leeds, UK.
The Conference of the British Conflict Research Society is an
interdisciplinary event that brings together academics,
practitioners and policymakers to discuss a broad range of issues
relating to peace and conflict studies.
information can be found at
- October 10 - 11, 2014 The Peace Science
Society Conference will be held in Philadelphia,
PA, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.
A primary concern of the Society is the improvement of social
science theory as it relates to international relations. PSS(I) facilitates acquaintance and provides a
vehicle for discussion among its members and others worldwide. It
encourages and supports the publication of research, particularly
but not exclusively quantitative research. PSS(I)
avoids social, religious, or national bias. It does not promote
political action or polemical discussion.
information available here:
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