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.

2019 ESPE annual conference

ESPE 2019 Bath
33rd Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) will take place on June 20-22, 2019, in Bath. The chair of the local organizing team is Jonathan James. Kjell Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics) will serve as the program chair. The keynote speakers will be Kevin Lang (Boston University) and Oriana Bandiera (LSE). The presidential address will be given by Shelly Lundberg (University of California, Santa Barbara).

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, 2018.

The submission deadline is February 1, 2019.

Acceptance decisions will be announced by March 9, 2019.

Accepted papers will only be included in the final programme if presenting authors have registered by April 1, 2019.

The conference program will be available from May 1, 2019.


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