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Aims and Scope
The main objectives of Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS) are:
- to further research in Peace Science and Peace Economics;
- to expose the scholarly community to innovative peace-related research;
- to disseminate the study of peace economics to a wider audience
PEPS accepts both theoretical and empirical contributions to the fields of Peace Economics and Peace Science. In line with Peace Science tradition, PEPS welcomes contributions from an interdisciplinary community of scholars from a variety of disciplines including economics, political science, regional science, mathematics, and history, among others.
The journal publishes papers covering a wide range of topics with the common theme of peace and conflict analysis, including:
Cooperation, Alliances and Games; Game and Related Theory; Contest theory; General equilibrium models of conflict and conflict management; Economic policies to cope with actual and potential conflicts; Mathematical approaches to Conflict Management; Mathematical Models of Arms Races and Wars; Studies on the Causes of wars and political violence; The impact of conflicts and violence on welfare; Public Policy aspects of both war-torn and post-conflict societies; Arms Control, government spending and International Security; and Trade Disputes, Trade Wars and International Economic Sanctions.
PEPS publishes both full-length papers and shorter ‘letters.’ All content is peer-reviewed, and the journal is committed to providing a final decision on submissions within two months from initial submission.
Given the fact that the journal is online, authors are not asked to limit themselves to a set word or page count for full-length papers. In order to improve scientific communication within the field of Peace Science and Peace Economics, the journal also publishes 'Letters,' to provide accounts of new original research. Letters generally do not exceed 2,500 words in length, exclusive of equations, graphs, and figures. Letters can concern either theoretical or applied work, and will be subject to the peer-review process. In order to make a decision in a short time reviewers are asked to give an 'accept/reject' evaluation, without further comments.
Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy was founded in 1997 by Walter Isard, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Regional Science at Cornell University, and widely recognized as a founding father of Peace Science studies. Today, the journal is edited by Raul Caruso of the Institute of Economic Policy of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart.
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Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the advancement of Peace Economics and Peace Science. It covers both positive and normative studies about issues related to peace, conflict and conflict management. Publishing both theoretical and empirical papers, the journal welcomes interdisciplinary contributions related to these topics. In line with Peace Science tradition, PEPS welcomes contributions from an interdisciplinary community including scholars from a variety of disciplines such as economics, political science, regional science, mathematics, and history.
Two to four issues/year
Content available since 1993 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
What scholars are saying about Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy
This journal is particularly useful for economists who work on the Middle East and for students in upper division courses in economies of the Middle East and comparative economic systems.
Karen Pfeifer, Professor of Economics, Smith College
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REFERENCES WITHIN TEXT
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Caruso, R., (2006), A Trade Institution as a Peaceful Institution? A Contribution to Integrative Theory, Conflict Management and Peace Science, vol. 23, no.1, pp. 53-72.
Brauer J., Fischer D., (2003), Twenty Questions for Peace Economics: A research agenda, Defence and Peace Economics, vol. 14, no.3, pp. 223-236.
Isard, W., (1988), Arms Races, Arms Control, and Conflict Analysis, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Isard, W., Smith, C., (1982), Conflict Analysis and Pratical Conflict Management Procedures, Ballinger Publishing, Cambridge.
Caruso, R., (ed.) (2011), Ethnic Conflict, Civil War and Cost of Conflict, Emerald, Bingley.
Anderton, C.H., Isard, W., (1992), A Survey of the Peace Economics Literature and Key Directions for Research, in Isard W., Anderton C.H., (eds.), Economics of Arms Reduction and the Peace Process, North-Holland, New York, pp. 1-55
Caruso R., Schneider F., (2011), The (Hidden) Financial Flows of Terrorist and Transnational Crime Organizations: A Literature Review and Some Preliminary Empirical Results, DIW Berlin, Economics of Security Working Paper Series n. 52.
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Walter Isard, Cornell University
Kenneth Arrow, Stanford University
Jean-Paul Azam, Toulouse School of Economics
Iwan Azis, Cornell University
S.Brock Blomberg, Claremont Mckenna College
Raymond Dacey, University of Idaho
John P. Dunne, University of Cape Town
Michael D. Intriligator, University of California, Los Angeles
D. Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University
Esteban Klor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Urs Luterbacher, Graduate Institute of International Studies Geneva
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