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26th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics

The 26th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) will take place on June 20-23, 2012, at the University of Bern, Switzerland. The aim of the Conference is to facilitate the exchange of research ideas and results across a range of fields, including the economics of the household, labour economics, public economics, demography, and health economics.

Examples of research topics are: human capital investment, gender issues, intra-household distribution, aging and social security, taxation, population and economic growth, domestic and international migration, income distribution and redistribution within and between generations, technological change and the environment.

Deborah Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne) will serve as the program chair and Stefan C. Wolter (University of Bern) as chair of the local organizing committee. The keynote speakers at ESPE2012 will be Muriel Niederle (Stanford University) and John Van Reenen (London School of Economics). The presidential address will be given by Sara de la Rica (University of the Basque Country, Spain).

The conference will provide the opportunity to present papers. ESPE2012 will also have poster sessions. Papers and abstracts should be submitted electronically using the on-line submission form (please tick on the electronic submission form whether you wish to present a paper or a poster when indicated). Submissions should include an abstract and, when possible, the paper itself in pdf format (one single file, including tables and figures). Preference will be given to submissions that include a completed paper.

The submission deadline is February 1, 2012. Acceptance decisions will be announced by the end of March. We particularly encourage graduate students to apply. Waivers of the conference registration fee will be provided for 25 graduate students. It is necessary that students apply for the waiver in the on-line submission and that his/her advisor confirms the student status. 

If you want to submit a paper for 2012 ESPE conference, click HERE.


European Society for Population Economics (ESPE)

The European Society for Population Economics was founded in 1986 and was created in order to facilitate communication and exchange between researchers in different European countries, as well as with scientists from other parts of the world. Equal emphasis is given to theoretical and...

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