Organising Institutions: Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Organizers: Marcel Fratzscher, Francesco Giavazzi, Richard Portes, Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Charles Wyplosz
Venue and HostKfW Bankengruppe, Berlin Branch, Charlottenstraße 33a, 10117 BerlinKarl Friedrich Schinkel‐Hall
Every year for the last 30 years, more than 20,000 people throughout Germany have been answering annual questionnaires about diverse aspects of their lives. The data collected through this survey have been used as the basis for more than 7,000 studies published in Germany and worldwide. In this short film, respondents talk about why they participate.
The Socio-Economic Panel Study is celebrating a very special anniversary: 30 years ago today, interviewers rang the doorbells of SOEP survey respondents for the very first time. Since then, the SOEP data have been used by over 500 researchers worldwide. Who are the movers and shakers behind the longest-running multidisciplinary panel study in Germany? And what do the SOEP data tell us about the...