Welcome to the 2017 Congress of the SSES

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

Economists and Policy Making

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:

    Marion Fourcade (UC Berkley - Department of Sociology)
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    James Robinson (University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy) Watch video on YouTube
    Aymo Brunetti (University of Bern - Department of Economics)

Authors must submit their paper (full or preliminary version) between December 1, 2016 and February 1, 2017 via the conference website:


Notifications of acceptance will be sent by email no later than April 1, 2017. The registration deadline for the conference is May 1, 2017.

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:

University of Lausanne
Institute of Advanced Studies in Public Administration (IDHEAP)
CH-1015 Lausanne


We are looking forward to hosting you in Lausanne, June 8-9, 2017: