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.

Celebrating 20 Years of COPE (PDF, 4 MB)

Booklet 20 Years of COPE (PDF, 38 MB)

Official COPE Website

24th Colloquium on Personnel Economics

The 24th Colloquium on Personnel Economics will take place at the Department of Economics and Business Economics in Herning (Aarhus University) from March 18 to 19, 2021. The local hosts for the next Colloquium will be Prof. Tor Eriksson and Prof. Anders Frederiksen. Conference cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.

For the call for papers and additional information please visit COPE website of 24th Colloquium in Denmark

Conference programs of past Colloquia on Personnel Economics: