Welcome to the 2016 Congress of the SSES

The organizers invite submissions both for the meeting’s thematic sessions on

Inequalities – Causes and Implications for Economic Policies

and for the meeting’s general sessions (on any topic relevant to the SSES).

Submissions across a wide range of topics in relevant fields such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, finance, economic policy, regulation, public economics, economic history, political economy, development economics, econometrics, statistics etc. are welcome.

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

    Henrik Kleven (LSE) Watch video on YouTube
    Torsten Persson (IIES)
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    Kurt Schmidheiny (University of Basel) Watch video on YouTube

Authors must submit their paper (full or preliminary version) between December 1, 2015 and February 1, 2016 via the conference website:


Notifications of acceptance will be sent by email no later than April 1, 2016. The registration deadline for the conference is May 1, 2016.

Call for papers

A selection of contributions to the thematic part will be published in a proceedings volume of the Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (http://www.sjes.ch).

For further information, please visit the Society’s website: http://www.sgvs.ch or the conference website.

Congress takes place at:

Campus of Lugano
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
6900 Lugano

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