Call for Papers


The annual conference consists of a core conference with invited lectures concerning: “Demographic Change” and of an open meeting with mixed topics. Presentations and “Organized Sessions” for the open meeting may be proposed from all fields of economics.


Interested persons are invited to submit contributions by following the instructions on the homepage of the association.

The deadline for all submissions was on March 1, 2016.

The submissions are evaluated by anonymous referees and subsequently selected by the Programme Committee. The decision of acceptance may be expected until May 15, 2016.

Membership in the Verein für Socialpolitik and acceptance of its code of ethics are required for presenting at the annual conference. After acceptance of the submission, applications for membership can be made
via the homepage of the association.

Accepted contributions will be published in the online publication database EconStor of the German National Library for Economic Science- Leibniz-lnformation-Center Economy as a part of the collection of all VfS conference contributions. A further publication by the Verein für Socialpolitik is not provided.


Preparatory commission for the open conference

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Göthe-Universität Frankfurt a.M. (chairperson)

Almuth Balleer, RWTH Aachen

Mantei Demetrescu, Universität zu Kiel

Reto Föllmi, Universität St. Gallen

Susanne Goldlücke, Universität Konstanz

Kerstin Röder, Universität Augsburg

Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, Universität Wien

Moritz Schularick, Universität Bonn

Anja Schöttner, Humbold-Universität zu Berlin

Michelle Sovinsky, Universität Mannheim

Alexandra Spitz-Oener, Humbold-Universität zu Berlin

Olaf W. Reimann, Berlin (organization)

Core conference organization

Uwe Sunde, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Local organization

Peter Welzel, Universität Augsburg