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.

2018 ESPE Annual Conference

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The 32nd Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) will take place on June 25-27, 2018, at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. The local organisers are Sunčica Vujić and Stijn Baert. Shelly Lundberg (University of California, Santa Barbara) will serve as the program chair. The keynote speakers will be Jérôme Adda (University of Bocconi) and Uta Schoenberg (University College London). The presidential address will be given by Michèle Belot (European University Institute).

Papers must be submitted on-line at

Each participant may present at most one paper but can co-author more than one paper in the program. Graduate students have a reduced registration fee, provided that his/her advisor confirms their student status. 

Important deadlines

The paper submission site will open by November 1, 2017.

The submission deadline is February 1, 2018.

Acceptance decisions will be announced by March 9, 2018.

Accepted papers will only be included in the final programme if presenting authors have registered by April 1, 2018.

The conference program will be available from May 1

Conference Program

For more details, please visit the conference web page: or