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SOEP Survey Committee

Up to nine scholars appointed by the Board of Trustees provide advice on the SOEP survey and SOEP service ("the SOEP"). With this Survey Committee, the successful advisory board structure that was in place up to 2004 has been re-established.

Additionally, from 2009 on, the quality of research conducted by the members of the DIW Research Infrastructure "Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)" is being evaluated by the Scientific Advisory Board of DIW Berlin.

From 2006 to 2008, the services and scientific output of the SOEP department were evaluated by the Scientific Advisory Board of DIW Berlin. A subcommittee of this board was formed to advise and evaluate the SOEP, supported by three Extra Members because of the interdisciplinary character of SOEP’s tasks and research.

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Members of the DIW Scientific Advisory Board responsible for the SOEP

Prof. Dr. Simon Gaechter, University of Nottingham/GB, Professor of the Psychology of Economic Decision Making
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Prof. Guillermina Jasso, Ph.D., New York University, Department of Sociology, USA
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Prof. Dr. Rainer Winkelmann, University of Zurich/Switzerland, Professor of Statistics and Empirical Economic Research
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SOEP Survey Committee

Prof. Dr. Rainer Winkelmann, University of Zurich/Switzerland, Professor of Statistics and Empirical Economic Research
(Chairman)
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Prof. Dalton Conley, Ph.D., New York University/USA, Department of Sociology
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Prof. Dr. Simon Gaechter, University of Nottingham/GB, Professor of the Psychology of Economic Decision Making
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Prof. Janet Gornick, Ph.D., City University of New York/USA, Professor of Sociology, Political Science and Women's Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Director of the LIS Cross-National Data Center
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Prof. Jutta Heckhausen, Ph.D., University of California at Irvine/USA, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
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Prof. James J. Heckman, Ph.D., University of Chicago/USA, Professor of Economics
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Prof. Guillermina Jasso, Ph.D., New York University/USA, Silver Professor and Professor of Sociology
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Prof. Dr. Bärbel-Maria Kurth, Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Reporting of the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Peter Lynn, University of Essex / GB, Institute for Social & Economic Research, Professor of Survey Methodology
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Development

From the beginning of its existence up to 2004, the SOEP had its own Advisory Board, which was initially appointed by the DIW Berlin together with the German Research Association (DFG). Its task was to give advice to the SOEP in the fields of survey development, service provision, and related research tasks. While being funded as a DFG project, the SOEP Advisory Board included well-known scholars as well as representatives of the funding bodies. Working together in a constructive and fruitful way, they played a key role in the success of the SOEP as one of the leading household panels worldwide.

In 2006, the Executive Board of the DIW Berlin made the SOEP Advisory Board a subcommittee of the DIW Scientific Advisory Board. With this restructuring, it followed the recommendations of the Leibniz Association Evaluation Group and the decision of the Board of Trustees in November 2005.
The decision of the Board of Trustees in November 2007 again changed this structure and the “SOEP Survey Committee” was established.

All members of the SOEP Advisory Board 1983 – 2007 (published in: Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, Vol. 77, No. 3, Anhang1)

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