SOEP 2020 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference

Date of event: 
July 9, 2020 - July 10, 2020
Submission deadline: 
January 31, 2020
DIW Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2020) will be held in Berlin on July 9-10, 2020 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.

We particularly welcome contributions examining income and wealth inequalities and how these inequalities are subjectively perceived, experienced, interpreted, and reacted to. We also encourage submissions outside of this thematic focus, in particular submissions using the longitudinal features of SOEP as well as papers on survey methodology and cross national comparative analysis.

Selected conference papers will be published in a special Issue of Social Indicators Research (edited by Philipp Lersch, Stefan Liebig, Maria Metzing, and Carsten Schröder). All submissions will undergo the standard refereeing procedure of the journal.

Keynote Speakers
We are happy to announce as keynote speakers:
Eva Sierminska | Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research – LISER
Paul K. Piff | University of California Irvine

Scientific Committee
Katrin Auspurg, LMU Munich
Philipp Lersch, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & DIW Berlin
Maria Metzing, DIW Berlin
Stefan Schmukle, University of Leipzig
Pia Schober, University of Tübingen
Carsten Schröder, DIW Berlin & Freie Universität Berlin
Roland Verwiebe, University of Potsdam

Deadline for Submissions
Please submit electronic versions of abstracts (up to 300 words) no later than January 31, 2020 to:
Submitters will be notified by March 15, 2020, on whether their paper has been accepted.

Best Paper Prize
The Society of Friends of the DIW Berlin will honor the best three papers and the best poster presented at the conference with the Joachim R. Frick Memorial Prize. The SOEP2020 scientific program committee will act as a jury and will present the award at the end of the conference.

Conference Fee
We are obliged to charge a regular conference fee of 150 EUR and a reduced fee of 90 EUR for students and enrolled PhD students.

Financial Support
We ask scholars to pay their own travel costs. If this is not possible, partial reimburse-ment 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.

Local Organizers
Maria Metzing, Carsten Schröder, Philipp Lersch (scientific program), Christine Kurka and Janina Britzke (conference management)

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