May 23 – 24, 2022
Göttingen and virtual
Europe/Berlin timezone

Keynote Speakers


Brian McCaig is Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and Director of the Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis, Brantford, Canada. Prior to this, he was a lecturer and research fellow at the Research School of Economics, Australian National University. He has received grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries program, the program for Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries and the World Bank. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and the US Department of Labor. His work focuses to a large extent on the distributional effects of globalization and structural change in Vietnam and has been published in the American Economic Review and the Journal of International Economics.

Keynote talk: “Foreign Direct Investment and Women: Impacts on Work, Marriage, and Childbirth”




Gert G. Wagner is the former director of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP, 1989 to 2011), currently he is Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and Fellow of the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden and Berlin. He was Full Professor at the Berlin University of Technology, the Viadrina European University of Frankfurt, and the Ruhr-University Bochum. He served on numerous academic advisory boards, currently he serves on the German Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs and the German Social Advisory Council. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Cologne. For his public service, he was awarded the “Knight’s Cross” and the “Cross of Merit 1st Class” of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He has contributed to more than 350 academic papers, published in JAMA Network Open, the Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Kyklos, Nature Genetics, PNAS, Scientific Reports, and many others, including correspondence in Nature and Science.

Keynote talk: “Going Beyond (Longitudinal) Surveys of WEIRD Societies and People”