Upcoming Events:

Economists for Peace and Security Symposium: Policy Challenges for the New US President

November 14, 2016
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Economists for Peace and Security will conduct its 9th annual policy symposium at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington DC on November 14, 2016 to discuss the economic dimensions of the most pressing global security issues and those facing the domestic economy. Following one of the most unusual presidential and congressional elections in US history, three panels of senior specialists will present ideas for improving prospects for peace, and growth with fairness for all Americans.

The next president will be coming into office determined to "do something" in the Middle East. A lot of neocon advisors are pressing for a more robust policy (read: heavier bombing).  But that approach has been tried and the results have not been encouraging. One option is to keep some Special Forces troops and trainers in each of these countries in the hope that bombs and drones will keep things from getting out of hand.  This Orwellian "war beyond the horizon" using technology and paid mercenaries to limit US combat casualties seems to be the new way America wages war.  The next president’s goal will be to not have the policy blow up during the term.  Keynote speaker Bill Goodfellow, of the Center for International Policy, will discuss options and alternatives.  

For further information please contact Ellie Warren.

To register please click here.

Registration & Breakfast

Global Security: Russia, China, Europe and Latin America

Chair - Richard Kaufman, Bethesda Research Institute
- Michael Lind
- Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research
- Matias Vernengo, Bucknell University
- Carl Conetta, Project on Defense Alternatives

Keynote: Bill Goodfellow, Center for International Policy 

Jobs, Wages, Health & Social Security:  What Next?
Chair - Sherle Schwenninger, New America
- Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute
- Nancy Altman, Social Security Works
- Pavlina Tcherneva, Levy Economics Institute  
- Stephanie Kelton, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Keynote: James K. Galbraith, Economists for Peace & Security 

An Agenda for Growth, Clean Energy and Climate Stabilization
Chair - TBA
- Jeremy Richardson, Union of Concerned Scientists
- David Colt,
Efficient Resource Management​ 
- Eban Goodstein, Bard Center for Environmental Policy

 For further information please contact Ellie Warren.

To register please click 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

Dinner in Honor of Sheila Bair
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017   
6:30 PM– 10:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Chicago


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:

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 cindy.dubois@rma.ac.be