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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 (MIT)

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

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 register and participate. The submission deadline has expired!

The theme of the conference and keynote speeches will be "the individual and collective responses to a changing world". To get an overview on all topics of the presentations and posters, please take a look at our program (see box on the left).

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce as keynote speakers:

Prof. Dr. Jutta Mata
University of Mannheim (Germany)
Presentation on "Health in social change: a psychological perspective"

Prof. Simon Jäger, Ph.D.
MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Presentation on "Labor Market Power: Causes, Consequences, and Cures"

Dr. Charlotte Bartels SOEP/DIW Berlin Economic Inequality a Historical Economics
Dr. Adriana Cardozo Silva SOEP/DIW Berlin Labor Markets, Migration and Inequality
Dr. Markus M. Grabka SOEP/DIW Berlin Income and Wealth Distributions
Dr. Nico Pestel ROA at Maastricht University (Netherlands) Labor Markets und Economic Inequalities
Prof. Christian Schluter, PhD Aix-Marseille Université (France) Labor Markets, Income and Wealth Distributions, and Micro Econometrics
Prof. Dr. Carsten Schröder SOEP/DIW Berlin & Freie Universität Berlin Public Economics and Social Policy, Well-being and Risk Taking
Dr. Cortnie Shupe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – CFPB (USA) Household Finance, Labor Markets and Public Policy
Prof. Dr. Luca Stella Freie Universität Berlin + Catholic University of Milan (USCS) (Italy) Technological Change, Health and Life-course Choices, and Economics of Immigration and the Family

Dates and Deadlines

Conference dates: July 4-5, 2024

Late registration deadline: June 21, 2024

Early registration deadline: June 3, 2024

Registration starts: March 13, 2024

Acceptance: March 4, 2024

Submission deadline has expired!


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

Please enter via the side entrance at Markgrafenstraße 38, 10117 Berlin. Main entrance is: Jägerstraße 22/23, 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 coffee breaks and lunch snacks, also please consider that participants are cordially invited to join the evening get together on July 4, 2024 and the farewell get together at the end of the conference on July 5, 2024.

Please register online no later than June 3, 2024 and use our online registration form. 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.

In case of neccesary cancellation:

  • Notice of cancellation (e.g. in case of sickness, lack of funding or any other personal reasons) must be made in writing by email to the respective conference team (
  • If a registered participant is unable to attend the event for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement with the SOEP2024 organizing team, someone else to attend in their place.
  • Registrations cancelled until June 7, 2024 are eligible for a full refund of the registration fees paid.
  • Registrations cancelled after that date are no longer eligible for a refund. Please keep in mind that we already made advance payments towards venue, staff, preparational costs/materials, and other overheads.


In addition to the tentative schedule, there is now also the full program with all sessions, presentations, and most chairs online.

tentative schedule (PDF, 152.04 KB) (last update: 03.05.2024)

full detailed program (PDF, 217.38 KB) (with presentation titles, last update: 03.05.2024)

book of abstracts (online by mid June)


Unfortunately, we were unable to reserve hotel rooms in advance this year, as the European Football Championship (June 14-July 14, 2024) is also taking place in Berlin during the conference period.
The hotels listed below are recommendations close to the venue.
Please book as soon as possible after your conference registration by contacting the desired hotel directly.
Prices will increase as the days of the event approach.

Hotel Gat Point Charlie
Mauerstrasse 81-82, 10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 206 71747

Rates: single from 134€ (excl. breakfast)

Motel One Berlin-Spittelmarkt
Leipziger Straße 50, 10117 Berlin

Motel One Berlin-Spittelmarkt is located directly at the Spittelmarkt underground station between Potsdamer Platz and Alexanderplatz in the Mitte district. The Gendarmenmarkt square and Nikolaiviertel are both nearby in walking distance to the Nikolaiviertel and the DIW Berlin (10-15 minutes).
Next subway station: Spittelmarkt (Line: U2)

Rates: single from 135€ (excl. breakfast)

NH Collection Berlin Mitte am Checkpoint Charlie
Leipziger Str. 106-111, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 203760

The NH Collection Berlin Mitte Checkpoint Charlie is located on Leipziger Strasse, directly in the city center, so it’s a really handy base. They are just a few steps away from DIW Berlin and also from BBAW at Gendarmenmarkt.

Rates: single from 138€ (excl. breakfast)

Guest House Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg (in German only)
Tiergartenstraße 15, 10785 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 25 456 360

The guest house of Baden-Württemberg is located close to Potsdamer Platz and only has a very limited amount of rooms!
Next subway station: Potsdamer Platz (Line: U2, S1/2)

Rates: single from 77 Euro (excl. breakfast)

For more hotels please check on and and keep in mind that the conference site is close to Gendarmenmarkt/Stadtmitte/Hausvogteiplatz (U2 or U6).

Please check the links below for information about travel to and within Berlin.
Discover the city with the help of the official Berlin website.

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, Jana Nebelin (conference management)

Verena Neumann (SOEP communications manager)

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

The Society of Friends of the DIW Berlin will honor the best papers presented at the conference with the Joachim R. Frick Memorial Prize. The SOEP2024 scientific program committee will act as a jury and will present the award at the end of the conference on July 5th, 2024.



Janina Britzke
Janina Britzke

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

Verena Neumann
Verena Neumann

Knowledge Transfer and Communications Officer in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department