Creating a paradigm shift in the way people think about #peace. The official account of the Institute for Economics & Peace. We use data driven research to show that peace is a positive, tangible and achievable measure of human well-being and development. IEP is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country level risk and understanding Positive Peace. IEP 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.