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CESifo Economic Studies and UCLS Conference on Families, Children and Human Capital Formation

Posted on: 
Jun 20, 2012
Conference Dates: 
Oct 19, 2012 to Oct 20, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: 
Jul 15, 2012
Deadline for participant registration: 
Monday, October 1, 2012

Location of Conference

Poschingerstr. 5
81679 Munich


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CESifo Economic Studies & UCLS

Conference on Families, Children
and Human Capital Formation

Call for Papers 

On October 19-20, 2012, CESifo Economic Studies and Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS) will hold a joint conference on "Families, Children and Human Capital Formation" in Munich. The purpose of the conference is to stimulate research on this theme. We welcome both empirical and theoretical papers that address policy-relevant questions.


Issues to be covered include the causes and (short- and long-run) consequences of

  • Child health
  • Early-life interventions and events
  • Education and family policies
  • Divorce (and the role of the family more generally)


The keynote lectures will be delivered by Anna Aizer, Brown University, and Kevin Milligan, University of British Columbia.


The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2012. For submissions, please visit Go to the "Conferences and Events" page, click on the conference name and then on the "Submit Paper" link below the conference description. Only online submissions will be accepted. Should you have any difficulties with the online submission procedure, please contact for assistance.


Authors of submitted papers will be notified no later than 31 July, 2012 whether their paper has been accepted for the conference.


A selection of conference papers will be published in the CESifo Economic Studies journal, subject to a refereeing process. Submission to the conference implies a commitment to submit the paper to the journal, in case the paper is accepted to the conference. It is not permitted to submit to the conference a paper that has already been published or is forthcoming or in a refereeing process. Papers that are submitted to the conference must not be submitted for publication elsewhere, apart from a working paper series, while being considered as submission to the conference.


CESifo and UCLS will provide accommodation, and will reimburse economy travel costs, for all participants with accepted papers. Other CESifo Research Network and UCLS members are invited to participate, but are expected to provide their own funding for travel and accommodation.


Further questions regarding the scientific content of the conference should be addressed to the conference organisers Matz Dahlberg (, Eva Mörk ( and Anna Sjögren (



Information about the journal CESifo Economic Studies:

With the increasing specialisation in the profession, there is an urgent need for building bridges between the different areas in economics. The economic research papers published in academic journals are becoming increasingly less accessible to those not working in the same field. CESifo Economic Studies, published by Oxford University Press on behalf of CESifo, aims to bridge the gap between specialised research in economics and the interest of non-specialists. The journal combines theory and empirical research with a strong emphasis on policy issues. CESifo Economic Studies publishes contributed papers by top level academic economists that are written in a style accessible to all economists, regardless of their specialization. The primary focus of the journal is on policy issues, but it also publishes high-quality, non-technical articles of general interest to economists.


The journal is circulated among a wide audience including policy-makers and government and business leaders, as well as academics and students. All articles appearing in the journal are thoroughly refereed. For more information see:


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