Vierteljahreshefte zur Arbeits- und Wirtschaftsforschung (VAW)

From 2024 in the tradition of the Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, which will be discontinued with volume 2023!



Edited by:

PD Dr. Guido Becke, Institute Labour and Economy (iaw) Bremen
Prof. Dr. Irene Dingeldey, Institute Labour and Economy (iaw) Bremen
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Emunds, Sankt Georgen College of Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt a. M.
Prof. Dr. Horst Gischer, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Prof. Dr. Torben Klarl, University of Bremen
Prof. Dr. Lukas Menkhoff, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Berlin
Prof. Dr. Doris Neuberger, University of Rostock
Prof. Dr. Dorothea Schäfer, Institute Labour and Economy (iaw) Bremen
Prof. Dr. Mechthild Schrooten, Hochschule Bremen
PD Dr. Martin Seeliger, Institute Labour and Economy (iaw) Bremen
Prof. Dr. Willi Semmler, The New School for Social Research, New York (USA)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Stephan, Linnaeus University Växjo (Schweden)

Release period 4 issues per year with a number of pages of approx. 650 pp./vol.; Language: German, English


About Journal

The Quarterly Journal of Labour and Economic Research (VAW) publishes concise and applied research on important topics from the real economy, labor markets and  other crucial and relevant areas of economic policy. Committed to this guiding principle, the VAW bundles application-oriented research on a specific topic in one thematic volume.

The journal adresses German-speaking and international researchers. In addition to the application and practice orientation, the journal is also committed to the goals of plurality, knowledge transfer and relevance. Standing in the tradition of the earlier Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, the Quarterly Journal of Labour and Economic Research (VAW) aims to provide guidance on complex economic policy issues. Labour-related topics such as the demand for labour, training and further education or specific aspects of personnel policy are considered, as are finance and transformation topics. The aim is to show new perspectives and practice-oriented solutions in the areas of interest.

Meaningful Calls for Papers, written by the respective editors,  ask for submissions for the special issues on a regular basis. All contributions are evaluated in a standardized peer review process.



Subscription price annually EUR 455,– (Institutions: Print incl. Online or E-Only¹), EUR 299,90 (Individuals: Print incl. Online or E-Only²); Single Issue (Print only) EUR 84,90

¹ Including online access via IP-address for an unlimited number of users at one site. Prices for further sites see Journal Price List 2024: Multi-Site Licenses.
² Including one single online access via username and password.
We allow a student discount of 25 % on the subscription price for individuals (on presentation of student ID).

All prices are recommended retail prices. For domestic orders the prices include VAT. For orders from abroad the prices are net prices, exclusive of VAT.

Subscriptions will generally be charged upon the publication of the first issue per volume.

Shipping costs see Journal Price List 2023.

Cancellation of subscription is requested by 6 weeks before the end of the calendar year.


Editorial Office

Main Editor

Prof. Dr. Dorothea Schäfer
Institut Arbeit und Wirtschaft
Universität Bremen
Wiener Straße 9
28359 Bremen


Editorial Advisory Board (incomplete)

Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther, University of Bremen
Prof. Hans-Helmut Kotz, Center for European Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge (USA)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Pfingsten, University of Münster
Prof. Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, European University Institute, Fiesole (Italy)
Dr. Carsten Sieling, Chamber of Employees Bremen


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