Die VfS-Jahrestagung 2022 "Big Data in Economics" ist zu Ende
Die VfS-Jahrestagung 2022 "Big Data in Economics" ist zu Ende. Es war sehr schön, diese Grossveranstaltung an der Universität Basel abhalten zu können. Fast 700 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer haben während vier Tagen die Möglichkeit zum regen Austausch genutzt.
Lesen Sie hier die Schlussworte von Prof. Georg Weizsäcker, dem Vorsitzenden des Vereins für Socialpolitik
Dear Participants of the VfS Annual Meeting 2022,
Our conference is over and together with colleagues in our fantastic office, and in the name of the entire board, I want to send a friendly good-bye note. It was wonderful to see so many familiar, and new, faces.
Many of you told us that you, too, enjoyed the company. Such a dynamic, fun, and smart crowd! Thank you for being so active in all social and scientific get-togethers over the last three days.
The topic of the core conference – what do you think? From my perspective, the keynotes and the many other activities on big data were fascinating, and really helpful to orient ourselves in our field. Big data is such a huge influence on a vast area of research. Economics is becoming more and more empirical and, I believe, this conference has demonstrated this phenomenon with many details and also with big strokes.
(Let me also say, not to worry, we will not forget economic theory. It guides our thinking and it is the basis of all economic analyses.)
Once again, a big Thank You to all who helped make this conference possible. To Basel, which was simply beautiful. To the local organizer, Stefan Felder, and his impressive team. To Thomas Siedler who orchestrated the open meeting – seemingly without effort! To Joachim Winter who gave us a great core conference.
And to you all, for all your valuable contributions, and for being there with us.
See you next year, in Regensburg!
Georg Weizsäcker, on behalf of the VfS Board and the VfS Office.