Core Conference Panel: "Women in Economics"
Here you can find the presentations of the core conference panel: "Women in Economics: Facts and Causes of Underrepresentation”

VfS Annual Conference 2020
Get ready for VfS Annual Conference 2020! Conference virtual platform is now live.

Webinar on Introducing the Academic Job Market for Economists
Here you can find a webinar on introducing the academic job market for economists.

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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.

Due to continuing concerns about COVID-19, we unfortunately had to decide to cancel the physical conference at the University of Cologne, but will instead hold a fully virtual annual conference. We look forward to the new challenges and opportunities of bringing together presenters of the research papers, experts on the core topic of gender economics, colleagues and interested listeners for the first time on a virtual conference platform. Even though we will miss the personal encounter, there will still be the possibility to talk and network via chat rooms.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

Chair of the Verein für Socialpolitik


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