Call for Papers

The deadline of submission was on 1st of March 2015.

Call for Papers

The annual conference includes a core conference with invited guest lecturers on the topic “Economic Development – Theory and Policy” as well as open meeting sessions with any topic to choose from. Papers and organized sessions belonging to any field of economics can be submitted for the open conference. When submitting please follow the instructions on the society’s homepage (
Submissions will be evaluated by anonymous experts and thereupon chosen by the preparatory commission. The commission’s decision can be expected before May 15th 2015. To be considered for a lecture at the conference, membership within the Verein für Socialpolitik is obligatory. However, membership can still be applied for after the paper has been accepted. Accepted papers will be published on the publication database EconStor at the National Library of Economics (Leibniz Information Centre for Economics) as part of their collection of all VfS-conference papers. Other forms of publication by the Verein für Socialpolitik are not intended.

Preparatory commission fort the open conference

Peter Egger (ETH Zürich), chairperson

Olaf W. Reimann (Berlin),  organization

Jörg Breitung (University of Cologne)

Hartmut Egger (University of Bayreuth)

Katja Michaelowa (University of Zürich)

Gernot Müller (University of Bonn)

Horst Raff (University of Kiel)

Nadine Riedel (Ruhr University of Bochum)

Gernot Sieg (University of Münster)

Andrea Weber (University of Mannheim)

Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zürich)

Conny Wunsch (University of Basel)

Core conference organization

Michèle Tertilt (University of Mannheim)

Local organization

Theresia Theurl (University of Münster)