Register for the Spring JOPE Conference of the Journal of Population Economics on April 27, 2023. Meet the authors online.

The April 2023 issue (2) of Vol. 36 of the Journal of Population Economics (JOPE) is out (LINK to issue). Highlights of the issue and of recent other related JOPE publications are presented during the April 27 Online JOPE Spring 2023 conference. Participation is free. There will be time for questions.

Post updated: April 28, 2023; 08:00 pm CEST

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Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: CLOSED

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. Please join any time during 10-12 am CEST and/or 3-5 pm CEST on April 27, 2023.

We are looking forward to your online participation!

Note: JOPE’s Editor-in-Chief offers informal talks with participants about publishing with JOPE directly after the sub-meetings.


April 27, 2023. 10:00 – 12:00 CEST/Berlin time (10-12 am). PART I

Klaus F. Zimmermann, JOPE Editor-in-Chief: Welcome (10:00 – 10:05 CEST)

Lead article issue 2, 2023:

Uwe Jirjahn, Ottenbacher, M.: Big Five personality traits and sex. Open Access


Tanika Chakraborty, Mukherjee, A.: Economic geography of contagion: a study of COVID-19 outbreak in India. Free Readlink:

Pongou, R., Guy Tchuente & Tondji, JB.: Optimal interventions in networks during a pandemic. Open Access


Andreas Beerli, Indergand, R. & Kunz, J.S.: The supply of foreign talent: how skill-biased technology drives the location choice and skills of new immigrants. Open Access

Magda Ulceluse, M., Kahanec, M.: Eastward enlargements of the European Union, transitional arrangements and self-employment. Open Access

Sumit Deole, S.S., Rieger, M.O.: The immigrant-native gap in risk and time preferences in Germany: levels, socio-economic determinants, and recent changes. Open Access

Intergenerational transfers

Ulvestad, M.E.S., Simen Markussen: Born or bred? The roles of nature and nurture for intergenerational persistence in labour market outcomes.  Free Readlink:

Q&A about publishing with JOPE (informal exchange for those interested)

April 27, 2023. 15:00 – 17:00 CEST/Berlin time (3-5 pm). PART II

Klaus F. Zimmermann, JOPE Editor-in-Chief: Welcome (15:00 – 15:05 CEST)

  • CHAIR: Myra Yazbeck, JOPE Associate Editor (15:05 – 15:20 CEST)

Native Americans

Danny Blanchflower, Feir, D.L.: Native Americans’ experience of chronic distress in the USA. Free Readlink:


Lorraine Wong: The effect of linguistic proximity on the labour market outcomes of the asylum population. Free Readlink:

Hannafi, C., Mohamed Ali Marouani: Social integration of Syrian refugees and their intention to stay in Germany. Open Access

Hai-Anh H. Dang, Verme, P.: Estimating poverty for refugees in data-scarce contexts: an application of cross-survey imputation. Open Access

  • CHAIR: Myra Yazbeck, JOPE Associate Editor (16:15 – 16:45 CEST)


Bence Boje-Kovacs, Greve, J. & Weatherall, C.D.: Neighborhoods and mental health—evidence from a natural experiment in the public social housing sector. Free Readlink:

Olu Abiona, Ajefu, J.B.: The impact of timing of in utero drought shocks on birth outcomes in rural households: evidence from Sierra Leone.  published online first. OPEN ACCESS.

Q&A about publishing with JOPE (informal exchange for those interested)