Background and History since 1998
The Colloquium on Personnel Economics (COPE) is an annual conference of German-speaking and since 2010 also of international researchers who focus on the economic analysis of personnel policies, often including aspects of vocational education and training.
The Colloquium was established in 1998 by Prof. Dr. Uschi Backes-Gellner and Prof. Dr. Matthias Kräkel. Over the years the organizing team has been extended and changed. As of 2014, the core organizing team consists of Prof. Dr. Uschi Backes-Gellner, Zurich University, Prof. Dr. Alex Bryson, UC London, Prof. Dr. Oliver Fabel, Vienna University, and Prof. Dr. Kerstin Pull, Tuebingen University.
Save the date
The 22nd Colloquium on Personnel Economics will take place at the University of Augsburg from March 14 to 15, 2019. The local host for the next Colloquium will be Prof. Dr. Susanne Warning.