VfS Annual Conference 2024: Registration

Registration for the VfS Annual Conference 2024 at TU Berlin opens on May 1, 2024.


This year's VfS Annual Conference takes place from September 15-18, 2024, at TU Berlin. Registration opens on May 1, 2024.

Core Conference 2024: Upcoming Labor Market Challenges

Demographic change and aging workforces, continuing rapid technological transformations, and the ever-more visible consequences of the climate crisis confront our economies and labor markets, which are already suffering from a shortage of labor. Women have made great progress in the labor market, but they still do not make full use of their labor market potential. Geopolitical conflicts and international divisions impact upon trade possibly reducing the international division of labor and inciting migration, and populism and political polarization obstruct efficient decision-making. These developments impose exceptional challenges for our economies and, in particular, our labor markets.

The keynotes at this conference address these issues, focusing on three core subjects: Regional inequalities, the role of women in the labor market, and immigration. Being leading scholars in the field, the speakers will discuss the latest research and assess different policy approaches. These and other issues will also be taken up by a policy panel that includes policy makers and academic policy advisors, with a focus on labor market challenges in the German-speaking countries.

At the Open Meeting, researchers present their latest research from all areas of economics. Leading experts discuss the latest findings and evaluate political approaches. Moreover, various specific labor market themes will be addressed by several policy-oriented panels.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!

More information about the VfS Annual Conference 2024 is available here.