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.

2020 ESPE annual conference



The 34th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) will take place on June 18-20, 2020, in Barcelona. Antonio Di Paolo, Lídia Farré, Libertad Gonzaléz and Judit Vall are the local organizing team. Wilbert van der Klaauw (Federal Reserve Bank, NY) will serve as the program chair. The keynote speakers will be Anna Aizer (Brown University) and Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago). The presidential address will be given by Kjell Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics).

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ESPE Elections 2018 - Results

The elections for ESPE President 2021 and for 5 Council members for the period 2019-2021 took place during the period running from October 29 and November 29 2018. 218 out of 304 ESPE members have voted.

Wilbert van der Klaauw has received overwhelming support from the voters and was elected ESPE President for the year 2021.

Libertad Gonzalez, Kristiina Huttunen, Olivier Marie, Marianne Simonsen and Marian Vidal-Fernandez were the most voted candidates for Council members. 

The Society takes the chance to thank all candidates for their willingness to cooperate and all members who have participated in these elections.