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Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy

Editor-in-Chief: Caruso, Raul

Ed. by Böhmelt, Tobias / Bove, Vincenzo / Kibris, Arzu / Sekeris, Petros / Shemyakina, Olga

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.182
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.224
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.256

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    Volume 17 (2011)

    Volume 4 (1996)

    Volume 3 (1995)

    Volume 2 (1994)

    Volume 1 (1993)


    Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy is proud to announce the new Editor’s Choice free access article feature. To download the featured article free of charge, please click the link below.

    Vol. 22, Iss. 3 - The Economic Consequences of the Mexican Drug War by Jose Roberto Balmori de la Miyar
    Vol. 22, Iss. 2 - Surviving the Storm: Behavioural Economics in the Conflict Environment by David A. Savage
    Vol. 22, Iss. 1 - On the Dynamics of Extremist Violence by Arzu Kibris and Ozgur Kibris
    Vol. 21, Iss. 4 - Can We Stop Talking about Somali Piracy Now? A Personal Review of Somali Piracy Studies by Anja Shortland
    Vol. 21, Iss. 3 - Aggressive or Peaceful Rise? An Empirical Assessment of China’s Militarized Conflict, 1979–2010 by Jun Xiang, Christopher B. Primiano, and Wei-hao Huang
    Vol. 21, Iss. 2 - Ukraine Crisis 2014: A Study of Russian-Western Strategic Interaction by Richard E. Ericson and Lester A. Zeager
    Vol. 21, Iss. 1 - A New Look at Weak State Conditions and Genocide Risk by Charles H. Anderton and John R. Carter
    Vol. 20, Iss. 4 - Peacekeeping Works, or Does It? by Han Dorussen
    Vol. 20, Iss. 3 - Triads in International Relations: The Effect of Superpower Aid, Trade, and Arms Transfers on Conflict in the Middle East by Alex Mintz and Uk Heo
    Vol. 20, Iss. 2 - The Birth of a Democracy: Homegrown Bicameralism in Somaliland by Jean-Paul Azam
    Vol. 20, Iss. 1 - Can SMS Technology Improve Low Take-up of Social Benefits? by Mariana Blanco and Juan F. Vargas

    Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy has published the following Special Issues. Please click the links to access content. Your benefits
    • Bridging between theoretical and empirical studies
    • International outreach of the journal
    • Prestigious editorial board
    • Interdisciplinary outlook on the subject matter
    • Wide range of topics

    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.

    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.

    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
    • Trade disputes
    • Trade wars and international economic sanctions

    Article formats
    PEPS publishes both full-length papers and shorter “Letters.” 

    Information on Submission Process


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    Scholars from a variety of disciplines including economics, political science, regional science, mathematics, history, and others related

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Online Submission of Manuscripts

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    Submission process Please note
    • Contributions submitted to this journal must be written in clear and concise English
    • Before submitting a paper please get familiar with our Publication Ethics Statement as well as our Copyright Agreement
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
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    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.

    Four issues/year
    Content available since 1993 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
    ISSN: 1554-8597

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    Editorial Information

    Raul Caruso, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
    To contact the PEPS editorial office, please email peps@degruyter.com

    Associate Editors
    Arzu Kibris, Sabanci University
    Vincenzo Bove, University of Warwick
    Tobias Böhmelt, University of Essex
    Petros Sekeris, University of Portsmouth
    Olga Shemyakina, Georgia Tech University

    Founding Editor
    *Walter Isard, Cornell University

    Editorial Board
    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
    Christos Kollias, University of Thessaly, Greece
    Urs Luterbacher, Graduate Institute of International Studies Geneva
    Johannes Münster, University of Cologne
    Mansoob Murshed, ISS/Erasmus University and the University of Birmingham
    Solomon Polachek, Binghamton University
    Marta Reynal-Querol, Univertitat Pompeu Fabra
    Roberto Ricciuti, University of Verona
    Thomas C. Schelling, University of Maryland
    Carlos Seiglie, Rutgers University
    Anja Shortland, King’s College London
    Stergios Skaperdas, University of California, Irvine
    Juan Fernando Vargas, Facultad de Economía, Universidad del Rosario
    Marijke Verpoorten, University of Antwerp

    *Walter Isard (1919 – 2010)
    *Michael D. Intriligator (1938 – 2014)

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