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July 4 - 5, 2024

International SOEP User Conference

SOEP 2024 - 15th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference


July 4 - 5, 2024


Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Jägerstraße 22/23
10117 Berlin


Jutta Mata (University of Mannheim), Simon Jäger (CEO of IZA + Associate Prof. of Economics at MIT)

The 15th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2024) will be held in Berlin from July 4 to July 5, 2024 at DIW Berlin.

The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP (including the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF) and LIS/LWS data) with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with their peers. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g., economics, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology, and sociology) are invited to submit an abstract.

The theme of the conference and keynote speeches will be "the individual and collective responses to a changing world". We particularly welcome contributions examining the above topic. In addition, we encourage submissions beyond this thematic focus, particularly submissions using the longitudinal features of SOEP and papers on survey methodology and cross-national comparative analysis.

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce as keynote speakers:

Prof. Simon Jäger, Ph.D.
CEO of IZA + Associate Professor of Economics at MIT (Germany and USA)

Prof. Dr. Jutta Mata
University of Mannheim (Germany)

Scientific Committee

- Charlotte Bartels, SOEP/DIW Berlin
- Adriana Cardozo Silva, SOEP/DIW Berlin
- Markus M. Grabka, SOEP/DIW Berlin
- Nico Pestel, ROA at Maastricht University (Netherlands)
- Christian Schluter, Aix-Marseille Université (France)
- Carsten Schröder, SOEP/DIW Berlin & Freie Universität Berlin
- Cortnie Shupe, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - CFPB (USA)
- Luca Stella, Freie Universität Berlin

Dates and Deadlines

Please submit electronic versions of abstracts (up to 300 words) no later than February 5, 2024 to:

Acceptance: March 4, 2024

Registration starts: tba

Early registration deadline: tba

Late registration deadline: tba

Conference dates: July 4-5, 2024


The 15th SOEP conference will take place at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW).

Main entrance is: Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin. Please enter via the side entrance at Markgrafenstraße, 10117 Berlin.

We are obliged to charge a regular conference fee of 200 EUR and a reduced fee of 130 EUR for students and enrolled PhD students.

The fee includes conference materials, coffee breaks, and lunch snacks. Please consider that participants are cordially invited to join the evening event on July 4, 2024 and the farewell get-together after the conference on July 5, 2024.

Please register online no later than June 3, 2024 and use our online registration form (not publishe yet). Participants registering after that date are charged an additional fee of € 30 (regular fee: € 230 and reduced fee: € 160).

We ask scholars to pay their own travel costs. If this is not possible, partial reimbursement of expenses may be provided to presenters (one grant per paper) upon request. Information on how to apply for travel support will be provided after notification of acceptance.

REGISTRATION HAS NOT YET STARTED, but the submission did!

Please check here again in spring 2024 to find more information on this topic.

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Getting to/from Berlin

By plane: At the site of the airport Berlin Brandenburg (BER) you will find domestic, European and intercontinental flights under one roof. There are direct flights from all major European cities to Berlin. Please check with your travel agent or visit Berlin Airport.

Local public transport from and to the airport Berlin Brandenburg (BER)

By train: For information about timetables and prices please visit

Public transport: Buses, trains and trams provide quick and comfortable connections throughout Berlin.

Charlotte Bartels, Adriana Cardozo Silva, Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder (program) 

Patricia Axt, Janina Britzke, Maximilian Müller, Jana Nebelin (conference management)

N.N. (SOEP communications manager)

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



Janina Britzke
Janina Britzke

Staff Member of the Division Knowledge Transfer in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department