Peace Metrics, Peace Economics, and the Role of Business

The Institute for Economics and Peace and American University’s Kogod School of Business will host the 2nd bi-annual conference on “Peace Metrics, Peace Economics, and the Role of Business,” which will take place April 10-11, 2015 at American University in Washington, DC.

This multi-disciplinary conference brings together academics, students and practitioners representing a broad range of fields including business, public policy, international studies, economics, and statistics. It provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research, practices, policies, and innovations related to measuring peace and relationship between peace, business, and economic development.

The inaugural conference took place at the Kogod School of Business in April 2013, and brought together 40 speakers and 100 participants for research presentations, panel discussions, career development, and networking. Coverage of the conference can be found here and conference proceedings here.

Further information and call for submissions will be released in September 2014.

Kogod School of Business

American University’s Kogod School of Business is committed to the belief that profit and purpose are not at odds. Through experiences inside and outside the classroom, Kogod students gain a substantive understanding of the demands of a global market and the interconnectedness of the public, private and non-governmental sectors. Established in 1955, the Kogod School of Business is Washington, D.C.’s oldest professional school. Kogod offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in business administration, finance, accounting, real estate, taxation, marketing, and sustainability management. Learn more at

Institute for Economics and Peace

The Institute for Economics and Peace is a non-profit research organization dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. It achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness; providing metrics for measurement; uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity, and by promoting a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that drive peacefulness. Learn more at


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