Colloquium on Personnel Economics



The 22nd Colloquium on Personnel Economics will be held on


March 14–15, 2019


at the University of Augsburg.


We will start with a get-together on the evening of March 13, 2019.


On behalf of the organizers, we would like to invite you to come to Augsburg and attend the Colloquium.


The 2019 Colloquium on Personnel Economics (COPE) is the 22nd instalment of an annual conference on the economic analysis of personnel policies. While early on it had a focus on German speaking researchers, it is now probably the foremost conference on personnel economics in Europe. More information on the history of the COPE  here.




COPE 2019 Standing Scientific Committee


COPE 2019 Local Organizer


Guest Reviewers for COPE 2019

Find the Conference

The Conference Venue

© Universität Augsburg

The conference will take place in the buildings of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Augsburg. The faculty buildings are located on the west side of the campus (buildings J and K on the map below).


Public transport from the city center

The tram line 3 in direction "Haunstetten West P+R" will get you from the city center (stop "Königsplatz" or "Hauptbahnhof") to the university (stop "Universität") in approximately 10–15 minutes. Plan another 5–7 minutes to get from the tram stop to the conference venue. Regular tram services run every 5 minutes from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm. In the evening, the trams run every 15 minutes. Services stop at midnight.

If you plan to take the tram from the city center to the university and back to the city center on both conference days, the cheapest option is to buy a "9-strip ticket" ("Streifenkarte") and validate two strips for each trip.


How to get to Augsburg

By car

Augsburg is located directly at the autobahn A 8 connecting Munich and Stuttgart.

From autobahn A 8, take the exit "Augsburg-West". Drive along federal highway B 17 in direction of Landsberg. It takes approximately 10 minutes to the exit "Messe/Universität". After exiting the federal highway, take a right turn at the next intersection into Universitätsstraße.

Most convenient parking is available at the spillover parking lot of the exhibition center. A 6 minute walk will get you to the conference venue. Click here to see the route on Google Maps.


By train

National train services to and from all major German cities (including the nearest international airports in Munich and Stuttgart) stop in Augsburg hourly.

After arriving at Augsburg main station, tram line 3 in direction "Haunstetten West P+R" takes you to the university (stop "Universität"). The tram departs directly in front of the main station.


By plane

The closest major international airport is Munich (around 100 km from Augsburg). A variety of airlines also fly to and from Stuttgart (150 km), including a number of low-fare carriers. Ryanair offers low fare travel to and from some major European destinations to Allgäu Airport in Memmingen (90 km).


From Munich Airport

From Munich Airport take the S-Bahn S1 or S8 to Munich main station. Regional and national train services connect Munich main station and Augsburg main station regularly. Travel time from Munich Airport is approximately ninety minutes.


From Allgäu Airport Memmingen

From Allgäu Airport Memmingen, take bus line 2, 810, or the Memmingen Airport City Shuttle bus to the Memmingen train station. Train connections to Augsburg main station require one change, usually in Buchloe. If you book a train ticket in advance with Deutsche Bahn and pick "Memmingen Allgäu Airport" as starting point, the fare for the Memmingen Airport City Shuttle bus is already included. Travel time is around two hours.


The Conference Venue Adress

University of Augsburg
Faculty of Business and Economics
Building J and K
Universitätsstraße 16
86159 Augsburg





© Universität Augsburg



The tourist office Augsburg offers special rates to participants of the conference for a limited contingent of hotel rooms until February 11, 2019. You can book these rooms online via Augsburg Tourismus: Booking.


If you prefer to book by phone, fax, or e-mail, you may do this directly at Augsburg Tourismus:


Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH
Phone: 0049 821 50207 31
Fax: 0049 821 50207 45


Please make sure to mention that you are part of the "COPE 2019" group.

The following hotels are available at a special rate via Augsburg Tourismus:



If you prefer to stay at another accommodation, you might consider the following:



You can book these and many other hotels also via Augsburg Tourismus or directly on the respective hotel's website.


This Map of the City Center shows the locations of all the above mentioned hotels and might be helpful when deciding where to stay.

University of Augsburg

The University of Augsburg was founded in 1970 and is thus one of the new, modern universities in Bavaria. At approximately 20,000 students and an academic staff of about 1,200, it is still of a manageable size, yet it attracts students and scholars from far beyond its immediate catchment area. The University of Augsburg offers a wide range of academic programs in arts, humanities, natural sciences, business and law.


In its research, the University of Augsburg connects local with global perspectives in a network of academic discourses centered on five focus areas: Transnational Studies, Health Sciences, Resource Management, Materials Science and Applied Computer Science. In addition, top-level research is being done in all disciplines represented at the university.


For further information, please visit the University of Augsburg website.


Faculty of Business and Economics

Founded in 1970, the Faculty of Business and Economics was the first faculty at the University of Augsburg. Today, the faculty consists of three institutes: Business Administration, Economics, and Statistics and Mathematical Economic Theory, which are home to 23 professors and numerous doctoral students. Currently, the Faculty of Business and Economics has around 4,000 students enrolled.


For further information, please visit the Faculty’s website.


Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management

Since September 2012 Susanne Warning has been head of the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management, which is part of the Cluster Strategy, Management & Marketing of the Faculty of Business and Economics. Our research focuses on theory-based empirical analyses in personnel economics, international business, and economics of education.

About Augsburg


Founded in 15 B.C. by the Roman emperor Augustus at the confluence of the rivers Lech and Wertach, Augsburg is one of Germany's oldest cities. Especially during the Renaissance, Rococo, and the era of industrialization, Augsburg played a leading role in Europe. Today it is the third-largest city in the state of Bavaria with a number of famous personalities born here, including the merchant and banker Jakob Fugger, the composer Leopold Mozart and the writer Bertolt Brecht.


Augsburg Today

Today, Augsburg has about 290,000 inhabitants. The city of Augsburg is attractive for tourists, both because of its carefully preserved buildings, monuments, museums, and churches, and because of its vibrant cultural scene. The peaceful old town with its narrow alleyways, canals, and bars together with the busy squares and shopping precincts in its renaissance charm, create an enchanting Mediterranean atmosphere that explains why Augsburg is also referred to as the northernmost city of Italy.


The Maximilianstraße, a boulevard in the heart of the city, represents the center of Augsburg's nightlife. In this magnificent street, located in downtown Augsburg, you are able to encounter plenty of bars, clubs, cafes and discotheques, offering a variety of choices for everyone.


The Augsburg image clip (3:25 minutes) gives a nice impression of the city ( watch here).




City Hall © pixabay
Fuggerei © pixabay
Hercules Fountain © Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH


If you have any further questions, please contact