Institute of Peruvian Studies - Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP)
The Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP) is a research center in Social Sciences characterized by the independent, plural and interdisciplinary study on Peru and Latin America.
Since its founding, the IEP has achieved important achievements in the field of social studies and has contributed significantly to the discussion of issues of fundamental interest for the country's development. Its activities of research and dissemination of social studies on Peru and other countries in the Latin American region seek to contribute to economic development with equity, to strengthening democratic institutions and to the recognition of the richness of cultural diversity.
The institute bets on a broad look at the country's social problems, which include historical, economic, social, political and cultural aspects, with the aim of achieving a more accurate understanding of the national reality. The research seeks to identify the factors that hamper the sustainable development of Peruvian society and propose mechanisms for its improvement. At present, the investigations are organized in four areas:
- Inequalities and social change
- Power, Democracy and Citizenship
- Reforms and public policies
- History and Culture
The IEP develops its work in an environment of intense interdisciplinary dialogue and is in permanent generational renewal. Its researchers have extensive experience that combines research, teaching, formulation and implementation of social and economic policies, and participation in different state agencies.
Their editorial, with about 900 titles distributed in 32 thematic series, is one of the most important in social sciences of the entire Andean area. Each year about 30 new books are produced that are debated and discussed at public events with national and foreign specialists. The IEP seeks to disseminate the results of its studies to the general public and to policy makers.
With more than 50 years of experience, the Institute of Peruvian Studies is recognized as one of the most important centers of excellence in Peru and Latin America.See more