SOEP 2016 - 12th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference

SOEP 2016, June 22 to 23 in Berlin

The conference

The 12th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2016) will be held in Berlin, June 22-23, 2016, at the WZB | Berlin Social Science Center.
The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other researchers familiar with SOEP data. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g. economics, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology and sociology) who use the SOEP or the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent Files (CNEF) are invited to submit an abstract. We especially encourage submissions on inter-generational mobility in income, wealth, educational attainment, fertility, and related areas.

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The conference will take place at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung - Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).

Contact information

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce as keynote speakers:

Vida Malarani
Yale University/USA

Richard Breen,
University of Oxford/UK 


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Scientific Committee

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Call for Papers

Call for Papers | PDF, 77.42 KB

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: February 29, 2016

Please submit electronic versions of abstracts (up to 300 words) no later than February 29, 2016 to:         

Submitters will be notified whether their paper has been accepted by March 28, 2016.

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Prize for Best Presentations

The Society of Friends of the DIW Berlin will honor the best three papers and the best poster, presented at the conference with the Joachim R. Frick Memorial Prize.
The SOEP2016 scientific committee will act as a jury and will present the award at the end of the conference.

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Local Organizers

Jan Goebel, Carsten Schröder, and Christine Kurka

If you have any further questions concerning the conference, please contact the local organizers at:

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