VfS Annual Conference 2019: Register now!

VfS Annual Conference 2019: Register now!


Where? University of Leipzig - Campus Augustusplatz

When? 22. to 25. September 2019



In the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, the former planned economies in East Germany and Eastern Europe have undergone fundamental processes of change. In the new federal states, the economic structure has undergone fundamental changes, but convergence with the old federal states is not complete. The economic catching-up process of the transition countries of Eastern Europe, some of which are now members of the European Union, is continuing. Where are East Germany and the transition countries today? How have democratic institutions and market-economy structures developed in the transition countries?


Three keynotes, given by Maria Petrova from the New Economic School in Moscow, Adam Szeidl from the Central European University in Budapest and Davide Cantoni from the LMU Munich, will shed light on developments in the transition countries of Eastern Europe and for comparison in China. A policy panel will discuss the current situation in the new German states against the background of the transformation processes to date.


The Annual Congress of the Verein fuer Socialpolitik consists of a core conference with invited lectures concerning “30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Democracy and Market Economy” and of an Open Meeting with mixed topics. Presentations and Organised Sessions for the Open Meeting may be submitted from all fields of economics.


Registration from May 1st possible via this Link.


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