Public Choice Society at 50 Years, New Orleans, 2013

Public Choice Society at 50 Years, New Orleans, 2013

The Public Choice Society at 50 Years will be held at the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, in the heart of the French Quarter. Conference registration will start on the afternoon of Thursday, March 7, and sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 8, to noon Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Well over 200 papers will be presented on the conference program, and four Special Plenary Sessions will anchor the program and offer special tributes to three of our Past Presidents who have passed away within the last year: Elinor Ostrom, Vincent A. Ostrom, and James M. Buchanan.

Plenary on Virginia Political Economy (including a special tribute to Jim Buchanan):

  • Niclas Beggren, Chair (Research Institute of Industrial Economics)
  • Peter Boettke (George Mason University)
  • Keith Dougherty (University of Georgia)
  • Richard Wagner (George Mason University)
  • Geoffrey Brennan (Australian National University)

Plenary on Bloomington School (including special tributes to Lin and Vincent Ostrom):

  • Michael Munger, Chair (Duke University)
  • Roberta Herzberg (Utah State University)
  • James Walker (Indiana University)
  • Paul Dragos Aligica (George Mason University)
  • Eli Dourado (George Mason University)

Plenary on Experimental Economics

  • Vernon Smith, Chair (Chapman University)
  • Charles Plott (California Institute of Technology)
  • Dan Houser (George Mason University)
  • Bart Wilson (Chapman University)
  • Ryan Oprea (University of British Columbia)

Plenary on Social Choice:

  • Bernie Grofman, Chair (University of California-Irvine)
  • Christian List (London School of Economics)
  • Iain McLean (Oxford University)
  • Norm Schofield (Washington University)
  • Maxwell Stearns (University of Maryland)

Important Dates

September 20 New website publishes with preliminary call for papers
October 17 Website open for paper submissions and conference registration
December 24 Deadline for paper submissions
January 8 Authors notified by selection committee if their submissions are accepted onto program
February 4 at 11:59p.m. Eastern time Deadline for conference registration (after this a late registration penalty of $75 applies)
February 4 Conference program is published to PCS website
February 3 Deadline for hotel registration
February 21 Deadline for authors to upload completed papers
February 22 Completed papers are posted to PCS website
March 7-10 Conference dates

Conference Agenda

September 20

New website publishes with preliminary call for papers

October 17

Website open for paper submissions and conference registration

December 24

Deadline for paper submissions

January 8

Authors notified by selection committee if their submissions are accepted onto program

January 28 February 4 at 11:59p.m. Eastern time

Deadline for conference registration (after this a late registration penalty of $75 applies)

January 28 February 4

Conference program is published to PCS website

February 3

Deadline for hotel registration

February 21

Deadline for authors to upload completed papers

February 22

Completed papers are posted to PCS website

March 7-10

Conference dates


Archived Information for the 2013 Conference

Conference Procedures

(Please click Call for Papers above for information about the 2014 conference.)

The Public Choice Society at 50 Years will be held at the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, in the heart of the French Quarter. Conference registration will start on the afternoon of Thursday, March 7, and sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 8, to noon Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Well over 200 papers will be presented on the conference program, and four Special Plenary Sessions will anchor the program and offer special tributes to three of our Past Presidents who have passed away within the last year: Elinor Ostrom, Vincent A. Ostrom, and James M. Buchanan.

Plenary on Virginia Political Economy (including a special tribute to Jim Buchanan):
Niclas Beggren, Chair (Research Institute of Industrial Economics)
Peter Boettke (George Mason University)
Keith Dougherty (University of Georgia)
Richard Wagner (George Mason University)
Geoffrey Brennan (Australian National University)

Plenary on Bloomington School (including special tributes to Lin and Vincent Ostrom):
Michael Munger, Chair (Duke University)
Roberta Herzberg (Utah State University)
James Walker (Indiana University)
Paul Dragos Aligica (George Mason University)
Eli Dourado (George Mason University)

Plenary on Experimental Economics:
Vernon Smith, Chair (Chapman University)
Charles Plott (California Institute of Technology)
Dan Houser (George Mason University)
Bart Wilson (Chapman University)
Ryan Oprea (University of British Columbia)

Plenary on Social Choice:
Bernie Grofman, Chair (University of California-Irvine)
Christian List (London School of Economics)
Iain McLean (Oxford University)
Norm Schofield (Washington University)
Maxwell Stearns (University of Maryland)

The full conference program will be published to the gated area of this site on February 4.


A customized visitor's guide for Public Choice Society members has been written by Daniel J. D'Amico, economics professor at Loyola College New Orleans. [download .doc]

Hotel Information

Hotel Monteleone

Conference attendees must register with the Hotel Monteleone by calling (504) 523-3341 or (800) 217-2033, or by visiting the hotel's website. Please use conference code PCS07C (where 0="zero"). Room rates are $189 for single rate ($189/$214/$239 for double/triple/quad rate) plus $25 for each person over one per room, plus 13% tax and $2 per night occupancy charge. Cancellation without payment is available up to 72 hours prior to arrival. These rates are guaranteed up to February 3, 2013, or until the room block is reached. So please reserve early!


Visitor and Transportation Info

New Orleans International Airport has undergone a recent renovation and is serviced by all major domestic airlines. Transportation to the Monteleone is available by taxi or group shuttle. Please visit the airport site for detailed information.


Visitor's Guide

A customized visitor's guide for Public Choice Society members has been written by Daniel J. D'Amico, economics professor at Loyola College New Orleans. [download .doc]

Local Transportation

New Orleans International Airport has undergone a recent renovation and is serviced by all major domestic airlines. Transportation to the Monteleone is available by taxi or group shuttle. Please visit the airport site for detailed information:


Sponsors for the 2013 conference

The Public Choice Society is thankful for the organizational, intellectual, and pecuniary partnership of several sponsoring organizations at the Annual Meetings.

The William E. Simon Professorship of Political Economy at Lafayette College
W. Mark Crain, Chair
Benefactor during 2017 Annual Meetings Sponsor of 2016 Plenary Session 2 with Robert D. Cooter

The Baker School of Business at The Citadel
Sponsor of 2014 Opening Reception and Plenary Session

The BB&T Distinguished Professorship of Capitalism at Western Carolina University
Annual Sponsor of Society Operation

The College of Charleston School of Business
Local Host University for 2018 Annual Meetings




Center for Study of Public Choice
Annual Sponsor of Program Events

Springer Nature
Publisher of Public Choice and the Review of Austrian Economics
Annual Sponsor of the Gordon Tullock Prize for Best Paper by a Junior Scholar

Institute for Humane Studies
Annual Sponsor of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Prize for Best Combined Paper & Presentation by a Graduate Student

Partial sponsor of web site development

F.A. Hayek Program in PPE at Mercatus Center
Annual Sponsor of Program Events

Duke PPE Program
Annual Sponsor of Program Events

Liberty Fund, Inc.
Sponsor of Plenary Sessions at 2013 and 2015 Annual Meetings

College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans
Partial sponsor of undergraduate attendance at 2013 and 2017 Annual Meetings.