Scientific Colloquium Wiesbaden

Since 1992, the Society has organized the Wiesbaden Scientific Colloquium on special issues of economic and social statistics in cooperation with the Federal Statistical Office.

Participants are mainly interested persons and members from the field of official statistics, but also listeners from universities, associations, and business.

The program of the current colloquium – which takes place annually in November – has abstracts and conference documentation (abstracts and/or presentations) of the recent past available on the website of the Federal Statistical Office.


Topics of the last colloquia were:

2023The Future of Statistics
2022From digital data infrastructure to innovation and decision-making
2021From environmental statistics to sustainable development
2020Data Science for Evidence-Based Economic and Social Policy
2019Potentials and applications of georeferenced data
2018More numbers, better decisions? New digital data and methods in empirical analysis and consulting
2017Wage inequality – facts, data, analysis
2016The productivity paradox – measurement, analysis, explanatory approaches
2015UNDERSTANDING STATISTICS – Orientation in the Information Society
2014Small-scale data – Selected issues
2013Poverty measurement
2012Statistics in the light of the European banking and debt crisis
2011Micro Data Access – International and National Perspectives
2009Information Visualisation – Graphical Processing and Analysis of Statistical Data
2008Health Observation – Using, Integrating and Complementing Existing Data Sources
2007Composite Indicators – Boon or bane? / Composite Indicators – Curse or blessing?
2006Training for practice – Studying statistics in economics
2005New ways of statistical reporting – Micro and macro data as a basis for socio-economic modelling
2004Demographic Change – Effects on the Education System
2003Germany’s Economic Performance – Stocktaking and Statistical Measurement in International Comparison
2002Social Change – Data, Analyses, Accounts
2001Enterprises in Statistics – Concepts, Structures, Dynamics
2000Families and households in Germany – Statistical foundations, scientific findings
1999Business Cycle Research Today – Theory, Measurement, Empiricism
1998Official Statistics in Germany – A Constitutive Element of the Democratic State
1997Income and wealth in Germany – Measurement and analysis
1996Statistical Information on the Labour Market – Concepts and Criticism, Application and Interpretation
1995Measuring Welfare – The Task of Statistics in Social Change
1994Indices – Status quo and European future
1993National Accounts – Best Practice – New Perspectives
1992Quality of Statistical Data