About the IEP

The Institute of Peruvian Studies (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, IEP) is a social sciences research center that specializes in independent, pluralistic and interdisciplinary study of Peru and Latin America.

Since its founding, the IEP has been recognized for its achievements in the field of social studies and has contributed significantly to the discussion of issues that are crucial for the country’s development. Through its research and dissemination of social studies of Peru and other Latin American countries, it seeks to contribute to equitable economic development, the strengthening of democratic institutions and recognition of the richness of cultural diversity.

The IEP takes a broad view of the country’s social issues, including historical, economic, social, political and cultural aspects, to arrive at a more precise understanding of issues and trends in the country. Through its research, it seeks to identify obstacles to the sustainable development of Peruvian society and propose mechanisms for overcoming them. Its research is currently organized in four areas:

The IEP conducts its studies in an environment of intense interdisciplinary dialogue and is constantly forming a new generation of researchers. Its investigators have extensive experience that combines research, teaching, the formulation and implementation of social and economic policies, and participation in various government agencies.

Our Editorial Fund, with approximately 900 titles in 32 thematic series, is one of the most important social sciences publishers in the Andean region. Each year, the IEP publishes about 30 new books, which are discussed by national and foreign experts at public events. The IEP seeks to disseminate the results of its studies to policy makers and the public.

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.