Dear Friends and Members of The Public Choice Society:
Paper submissions will open September 1 for the 54th Annual Meetings of The Public Choice Society, March 2-4, 2017 at the historic Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana. The submission deadline is November 1.
Our new president, Professor Georg Vanberg of Duke University, will be organizing the academic program. With over 70 planned concurrent sessions and three plenary sessions, the conference will bring together cutting edge research across all fields of public choice. The conference will open at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday March 2, and conclude with a closing reception on Saturday evening.
Socializing and sustenance will be abundant, as the conference will feature continental breakfast each day, coffee breaks between academic sessions, and cocktail receptions on Thursday and Saturday nights. A common luncheon on Saturday will announce Society awards, including the Duncan Black Prize, the Gordon Tullock Prize, and the third annual Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Prize. A number of organizations will exhibit books and journals, with special discounts available to conference attendees. Finally, the Hotel Monteleone in March is an ideal time of the year to enjoy the French Quarter.
The paper submission deadline is November 1. Online registration opensSeptember 1. Persons interested in organizing a four-paper session are asked to send their proposal to President Georg Vanberg at the Contact Form. Please visit the conference website for up-to-date information about conference procedures, important dates, conference schedule, hotel & conference registration rates, travel logistics, and more. In the coming months we will announce further details about plenary speakers, booking your room, and applying for graduate student financial assistance.
Thanks to your participation, the 2017 conference is shaping up to be a wonderful event. So come discover new lines of research, catch up with old friends, and have a good time. We especially encourage you to share this with your graduate students, who will benefit from an invigorating atmosphere, rigorous discussion of their papers, and the chance to compete for the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Prize for best combined paper & presentation.
On behalf of the Executive Committee, we look forward to seeing you in the Crescent City next March, and we thank you for participating in The Public Choice Society.
Georg S. Vanberg
Edward J. Lopez
Executive Director and Past President