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European Society for Population Economics (ESPE)

The European Society for Population Economics was founded in 1986 to facilitate the communication and exchange of ideas between researchers from European and other countries around the globe. Equal emphasis is given to theoretical and applied research across a wide range of fields, all related to population economics. Research interests of members of the Society include: Education, Health, Labor market topics (human capital, employment, unemployment, wages, firm behavior), Demographics (marriage, fertility, ageing, retirement, mortality, immigration), Income (poverty, inequality), Housing and household issues, Inter-generational mobility, Crime, Discrimination, Institutions, and Policy evaluation.

ESPE 2020 conference: Cancelled

Due to escalating health concerns and logistical problems related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, after consultation with the local organizing committee, the ESPE Council members made the difficult decision to cancel the ESPE 2020 meetings in Barcelona. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold the meetings this year.

Thank you again for your interest and we hope to see you all in 2021. Further details will be forthcoming.

We hope you are keeping well and safe in these extraordinary times.

Kjell Salvanes, Wilbert van der Klaauw, Priscila Ferreira and Thomas Siedler
ESPE Executive Committee

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ESPE Elections 2019 - Results

The elections for ESPE President 2022 and for 2 Council members for the period 2020-2022 took place in November 2019. 173 out of 293 ESPE members have voted.

Libertad González has received overwhelming support from the voters and was elected ESPE President for the year 2022.

Randi Hjalmarsson and Dinand Webbink were the most voted candidates for Council members. 

The Society takes the chance to thank all candidates for their willingness to stand in the Election and to all members who have voted.