The 10th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2012) took place in Berlin, June 28-29, 2012 at DIW Berlin & the Hertie School of Governance, and the new business office of the Leibniz Association (WGL) in Berlin. The conference provided researchers who use the SOEP with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other researchers familiar with SOEP data. Researchers for all disciplines (e.g. economics, demography, geography, political sciences, public health, psychology and sociology) who use the SOEP or the German part of the Cross-National Equivalent Files (CNEF) were invited to submit an abstract. We encouraged in particular submission of papers using the longitudinal features of SOEP as well as papers on survey methodology and cross-national comparative analysis.
Over 160 participants from 10 countries attended the event, which included numerous interesting presentations and lively discussions.
Please read more in our extensive SOEP2012 Conference Report (PDF, 1.38 MB).
How to get there
Hertie School of Governance
Headquarter of the Leibniz Association (WGL)
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Schedule (PDF, 127.4 KB) (update as of June 22, 2012)
detailed schedule (PDF, 57.27 KB) with times, sites and rooms
Book of abstracts (PDF, 1.26 MB) (update as of June 27, 2012)
Flyer of the program (PDF, 423.56 KB) (update as of June 27, 2012)
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Room options at special rates for conference participants are available in the hotels listed below. If you wish to book a room there, please contact the hotel directly and refer to the keyword "SOEP2012" or in case of Hotel Angleterre please use the attached form. You may also use the forms we prepared for you to make your reservation by fax. Please be aware of the booking deadlines.
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Getting to/from Berlin
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Local public transport from and to the Berlin airports.
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Please find below practical hints and general information for your stay in the city of Berlin and for your attendance at SOEP2012.
We are happy to announce as keynote speakers:
Leonard Broom Endowed Chair in Demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, and
Adjunct Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway
Director of the LIS - Cross-national Data Center in Luxembourg, and
Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
Shorter versions of selected conference papers will be published in a volume of conference proceedings (Journal of Applied Social Science Studies [Schmollers Jahrbuch], 1/2013) with the understanding that a full version of the paper may be submitted to another professional journal.
The Society of Friends of the DIW Berlin will honor the best three papers and the best poster, presented at the conference. The SOEP2012 program committee will act as a jury and will present the award at the end of the conference.