About Institute for Economics and Peace
The Institute for Economics and Peace is an independent not-for-profit research institute dedicated to developing the inter-relationships between business, peace and economic development.
Professional Area: Non-profit
Areas of Expertise: Economics, Peace and Education
It aims to empower the academic community, civil society, private sector, international institutions and governments with the knowledge to proactively use peace to achieve their desired goals.
The Institute for Economics and Peace conducts research and education, generates dialogue, and publicizes the output of its activities with a view to impacting the public agenda. It works in partnership with other stakeholders interested in creating peace including academic institutions, business, Governments, NGOs and peace institutes.
The Global Peace Index (http://www.visionofhumanity.org/gpi/home.php) is a core asset of the Institute.
The Institute for Economics and Peace is non-partisan. It enjoys and welcomes association with other institutions that share similar goals.
• Generate and lead research on the relationships between peace, business and economic development, working in partnership with governments, international business alliances, academics, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others;
• Develop frameworks for demonstrating the economic benefits of peace to business, governments and civil society;
• Initiate wider debate and enable discussion through international conferences, publications and forums;
• Develop educational content for the study of peace within schools and institutions of higher education.
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The Institute for Economics and Peace has updated the free teaching modules, the Building Blocks of Peace, with peace data from the 2012 from the 2012 Global Peace Index. You can download these resources for use in your classroom here: http://economicsandpeace.org/education/secondary
Please also take a few minutes to complete a short survey on peace education that will help us further…
Posted on August 15, 2012 at 8:34am
2012 Global Peace Index:
World becomes slightly more peaceful in the last year - reversing two-year trend
Nations improve external peace - seeking to project economic power more than military
- Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time not the least peaceful region
- Economic benefit to global economy estimated at US$9 trillion if world had been completely peaceful
- Iceland is the country most at peace for the second…
Posted on June 13, 2012 at 11:09am
The Institute for Economics and Peace has just released a new report, the Economic Consequences of War on the US Economy, that analyzes the macroeconomic effects of US government spending on wars and the military.
The report studies five periods – World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the Afghanistan/Iraq wars – exposing the effect of war financing on debt,…Continue
Posted on February 23, 2012 at 11:33am — Comment
The second edition of our report "Measuring Peace in the Media" was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month.
Download the full report…Continue
Posted on February 6, 2012 at 3:52pm