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June 30 - July 1, 2022

International SOEP User Conference

SOEP 2022 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference


June 30 - July 1, 2022


German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin


Anja Abendroth (Bielefeld University), Arne Kalleberg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

The 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2022) will be held in Berlin from June 30 to July 1, 2022 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 Opportunities and Challenges of Technological Change and Digitalization".

We particularly welcome contributions examining the economic, political, psychological, and social consequences of technological change and digitalization at the workplace and in everyday life outside of work.

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.

Dates and Deadlines

Please submit electronic versions of abstracts (up to 300 words) no later than FEB 9, 2022 to:

Acceptance: March 14, 2022

Registration starts: April 25, 2022

Early registration deadline: June 3, 2022

Late registration deadline: June 22, 2022

Conference dates: June 30-July 1, 2022

We are pleased to announce as keynote speakers:

Prof. Dr. Anja Abendroth
Bielefeld University / Germany

Prof. Arne L. Kalleberg, Ph.D
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / USA

Marco Caliendo, University of Potsdam

Theresa Entringer, DIW Berlin

Philipp M. Lersch, HU Berlin and DIW Berlin

Stefan Schmukle, University of Leipzig

Pia Schober, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Carsten Schröder, DIW Berlin and FU Berlin

Olaf Struck, University of Bamberg

The 14th SOEP conference will take place at the DIW Berlin.

Please enter via the main entrance at Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin.


In addition to the tentative schedule, there is now also the full program with all sessions, presentations, and chairs online.
The abstracts and/or papers will be posted here shortly as well.

tentative schedule (PDF, 205.79 KB)

full program (PDF, 310.38 KB)


We are obliged to charge a regular conference fee of 140 EUR and a reduced fee of 80 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 June 30, 2022. The farewell get-together after the conference on July 1, 2022 at Biergarten BRLO is on your own expense.

Please register online no later than June 3, 2022 and use our online registration form. Participants registering after that date are charged an additional fee of € 30 (regular fee: € 170 and reduced fee: € 110).

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.

We have pre-booked a limited number of rooms in the hotels listed below. The rooms are booked on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to book a room there, please use the attached form or e-mail address listed below and do not forget to mention “SOEP 2022”. Please be aware of the booking deadline. If you wish to change your hotel reservation, date of arrival or date of departure, we kindly ask you to contact the hotel directly.

Motel One Berlin-Spittelmarkt
Leipziger Straße 50, 10117 Berlin
Fax: +49 30 2014363-10

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 79€ (excl. breakfast)
Please use this booking form (PDF, 15.92 KB)
Booking code: SOEP 2022
Booking deadline: June 2, 2022

Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
Charlottenstraße 66, 10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 20 60 50 0; Fax: +49 30 20 60 50 500

Next subway station: Stadtmitte (Line: U2)

Rates: single from 89€ (incl. breakfast)
Please book via e-mail: or use this phone number: 040-6008080
Booking code: SOEP 2022
Booking deadline: June 7, 2022

Recommendation without special rate

Hotel Gat Point Charlie
Mauerstrasse 81-82, 10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 206 71747; Fax: +49 30 200 591 20

NH Collection Berlin Mitte
Leipziger Str. 106-111, 10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 203760; Reservations: +49 30 22385195

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

Please see 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.

The Society of Friends of the DIW Berlin will honor the best three papers presented at the conference with the Joachim R. Frick Memorial Prize. The SOEP2022 scientific program committee will act as a jury and will present the award at the end of the conference.

Theresa Entringer, Philipp Lersch, Carsten Schröder (program) 

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

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