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Annual Conference of the Verein für Socialpolitik

Please note: Due to the uncertainty associated with the Corona pandemic, the Annual Conference 2021 will not take place as a face-to-face event at the University of Regensburg but will be organized as an online conference. See the message of the VfS management board.

With roughly 4,000 personal and institutional members, the Verein für Socialpolitik is one of the largest professional economics associations in Europe. Members hail from all over the world; more than 2,000 are young academic scholars, and 1,200 are university professors from over 20 different countries, primarily from the German-speaking countries- Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

The Annual Conference of the Verein fuer Socialpolitik consists of an Open Meeting with mixed topics and of a core conference with invited lectures concerning “Climate Economics”.

Presentations and Organised Sessions for the Open Meeting may be submitted from all fields of economics.

Here you find the (closed) call for papers for the Open Meeting part of the conference.

Here you can registerfor the conference. 

Core Conference

Open Meeting


Ulrich Wagner
(Universität Mannheim)    

Almuth Scholl
(Universität Konstanz)    

Jürgen Jerger
(Universität Regensburg)    

VfS Annual Conference 2021