The Society

JT2017 PanelJT2017 Stolper-Preis
Annual Conference 2017 in Vienna
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 The Verein für Socialpolitik


With roughly 4,000 personal and institutional members, the Verein für Socialpolitik is one of the largest professional economics associations in Europe. Members hail from all over the world; more than 2,000 are young academic scholars, and 1,200 are university professors from over 20 different countries, primarily from the German-speaking countries- Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.


The Verein’s chief goal is the promotion of scientific discourse on economic and sociopolitical topics, as well as the maintenance of international research networks for German-language social scientists. To this end, the Verein organizes an annual convention - 23 standing field committees, the publication of two journals, and an extensive program designed to support the participation of young scientists at international academic conferences.





Diskussion Plenarvortrag VfS-Jahrestagung 2012Panel-Diskussion VfS-Jahrestagung 2013
Chairman Prof. Michael C. Burda discusses a plenary lecture, held at the VfS-Annual Conference 2012.Panel discussion at the VfS-Annual Conference 2013.