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Welcome to The Economics of Peace and Security Journal (EPSJ), a publication of EPS Publishing for Economists for Peace and Security. Issues are published in April and October. Click the About item in the menu bar to learn more about EPSJ, including our scholarly scope and aims, and our history.

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JP Dunne, Editor & M Brown, Managing Editor

JP Dunne is Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, and Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

M Brown, formerly with the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, now runs a private consultancy in the United Kingdom.


Current Issue

Vol. 18 No. 2 (2023)

This issue commences with an article by Kleczka, Buts, and Jegers examining where European defense industry consolidation has left gaps within subsectors at the national level. This is followed by Englund, Vincent, and Kopchick's exploration of the how the degree of economic reliance on oil sales influence military spending and conflict as oil prices fluctuate. Finally, Elveren introduces a model that differentiates workers and capitalists in the growth effects of military spending.

Published: 2023-10-18


  • Six Decades of Consolidation in the European Defence Industry (1960-2022)

    Mitja Kleczka, Caroline Buts, Marc Jegers
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.18.2.5
  • The effect of crude oil price changes on civil conflict intensity in rentier states

    Chase Englund, Taylor Vincent, Connor Kopchick
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.18.2.29
  • Military Spending and Economic Growth: A Post-Keynesian Model

    Adem Yavuz Elveren, Ünal Töngür, Tristian Myers
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.18.2.51
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