Prize for the Best Dissertation in the Economics of Education 2017/18
The Committee for the Economics of Education of the German Economic Association awards a biannual prize of 2,000 Euro for the best dissertation in the area of economics of education.

Call for Papers 2017
The Annual Congress of the German Economic Association consists of a core conference with invited lectures on "Alternative Archtectures for Money and Banking" and of an open meeting.

VFS-Newsletter 2016
In December 2016, we sent out for the first time our electronic newsletter. Our newsletter keeps you up-to-date about the Associations´ activities. Enjoy the reading!

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Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln


Welcome to the website of the Verein für Socialpolitik!

 The Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association) is an association of about 4.000 German-speaking economists from over 20 countries, primarily Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As one of the largest and oldest associations of economists in the world, our organization aims to further the development and internationalization of economics and related fields. With its 24 standing committees, the central aim of the Verein für Socialpolitik is to use economic analysis to improve economic policy and encourage public debate.

We will inform you regularly with our newsletter about the association's activities and latest topics in research and science policy. Members receive the newsletter automatically.


To achieve its goals the Association depends on the financial backing and ideal support of sponsors and members. For questions and suggestions, please contact me personally or the managing director Karolin Herrmann.




Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

Chairwoman of the Verein für Socialpolitik


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