The conference objective is to discuss recent scientific contributions on long-term care research. Theoretical, empirical, experimental and policy oriented contributions are welcome.

Invited Speakers
Edward C. Norton (University of North Carolina)Satoshi Shimizutani (Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo)Peter Zweifel (University of Zuerich)Roland Eisen (University of Frankfurt am Main)

Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen and ZEW)Reinhold Schnabel (University of Essen and ZEW)Jeffrey A. Smith (University of Michigan and ZEW)Alexander Spermann (ZEW and University of Freiburg)

Call for Papers

Preliminary Program

The deadline for submission of full papers is June 15, 2005. Electronic submission of papers in Post Script, PDF or MS Word format is encouraged. Please submit to: The decision on acceptance will be reached no later than July 15, 2005. The conference fee is € 200. For participants who present a paper, travel expenses (APEX fare), accommodation and conference fee will be covered by the ZEW. Presenters will be asked to discuss another paper. All participants are requested to register no later than September 1, 2005. Papers and further information on the conference will be made available on the conference web page:

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21.10.2005 - 22.10.2005


ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim