Workshop November 17

Vorschaubild Workshop November 2017

November 30, 2017

University of Zurich




Longitudinal studies

Longitudinal studies are often the only way to analyze long-term development. By its nature, such studies require repeated observation of study subjects over a long period of time. This poses several challenges, for example related to sampling, tracking strategies, and ethical concerns.

This interdisciplinary workshop, organized by the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, focuses on best practices, challenges, and opportunities in the context of longitudinal studies.

The workshop brings together international experts working on the design and maintenance of longitudinal panels. The aim of the workshop is to help researchers who are in the process of starting a longitudinal study to recognize caveats and to improve their study designs.

We would be delighted to welcome you to this workshop and to hear your thoughts and opinions during the presentations and discussions.


  • Jere Behrman, University of Pennsylvania
  • Marlis Buchmann, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, University of Zurich
  • Fabian Kosse, University of Bonn
  • Oliver Lipps, FORS
  • Denis Ribeaud, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, University of Zurich
  • David Richter, DIW Berlin
  • Michael Zimmermann, ETH Zürich

Some Impressions

Workshop 2017
Workshop 2017
Workshop 2017