Past Projects

Offsets and Economic Development (2002 - 2005)

In 2002, EPS initiated a project on the economic costs, benefits, and unintended consequences of the use of barter arrangements, or "offsets," in international arms transfers.

Using the relationships of our international affiliates, and funds from the Eisner Project Development Fund, we co-hosted a conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The primary aim of the conference was to facilitate and stimulate academic study and discussion of arms trade offsets and economic development internationally and in South Africa. The conference:

Offsets Links:

EPICOS
EPICOS is a international e-business intelligence platform for Aerospace and Defence - providing information services and applications for opportunities on Procurements, Offsets and Industrial Co-operation.

FAS
The Federation of American Scientists keeps a resource page on offsets in the defense industry.

GAO
This is the accessible text file for the US Government Accountability Office report number GAO-03-649
entitled 'Defense Trade: Report and Recommendations of the Defense Offsets Commission Still Pending'
which was released on May 30, 2003.

Land Trust for Vieques (1998 - 2002)

With the strong support and the enthusiasm of our founder, Robert J. Schwartz, ECAAR/EPS undertook a major effort to study the economics of developing a land trust for demilitarized land on the island of Vieques, where at the time the US military conducted training using live munitions. Follow a link below to learn more about our efforts in Vieques.

New Prospects for Vieques
EPS Newsletter, May 2002
ECAAR Mobilizes NGO Opposition to Military Exercises on Vieques
ECAAR NewsNetwork, December 1999
ECAAR Promotes Land Trust for Vieques
ECAAR NewsNetwork, December 1999