The Distinguished Lecture Series of the German Data Forum serves as a place for debate on the role of statistical analysis and empirical research in illuminating and shaping social and economic developments.
We ask renowned speakers from science and policy-making to share their ideas, opinions and experience thus sparking a debate on the contemporary relevance and future tasks of social, behavioral and economic research.
The Distinguished Lecture Series aims at stimulating an open and public debate on the topics of the German Data Forum that goes beyond the boundaries of the statistical system and a purely scholarly exchange. You are cordially invited to join the debate.
Lectures are free and open to the public.
- "Research With Impact – Die Rolle der wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Politikberatung in einer aufgeklärten Gesellschaft"
5th Distinguished Lecture, February 21, 2014
by Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt
- "Failing institutions and the financial crisis - On the future role and function of statistics in Europe" (German)
4th Distinguished Lecture, April 26, 2012
by Eckart Hohmann
- "Counting is not enough! Why statistics and research cannot replace politics" (German)
3rd Distinguished Lecture, November 10, 2011
by Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner
- "How to lie with statistics" (German)
2nd Distinguished Lecture, Juni 23, 2011
by Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer
- "Let's make science metrics more scientific"
1st Distinguished Lecture am September 15, 2010
by Prof. Dr. Julia Lane