The 51st Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, Charleston, 2014

The 51st Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, Charleston, 2014

Note: See photos from the 2014 conference.

Dear Friends and Members of The Public Choice Society:

I am pleased to invite you to the 51st annual conference of the Public Choice Society, which will be held March 6-9, 2014, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina (to book your room, follow this direct link).

The 2014 conference will have 64 concurrent sessions and four plenary sessions that will feature timely and important papers by Dani Rodrik, James Gwartney, Sam Peltzman, and Chris Coyne (details in the Conference Agenda to the right). Each morning will be provided a continental breakfast, and by popular demand we will also have coffee breaks between sessions. Socializing will be facilitated by cocktail receptions on Friday and Saturday nights, and a common luncheon on Saturday will honor the best paper awards and introduce our incoming President for 2014-2016. We will also have a number of publishers exhibiting books and journals, with special discounts available to conference attendees.

To submit your paper proposal, or to propose an organized session, visit the Submit Paper page starting October 14. The deadline for paper proposals is December 21. The conference selection committee will review proposals and inform authors of their placement on the program no later than January 6, 2014. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to upload PDF copies of them by February 21.

Situated in the heart of Charleston's historic district , the Francis Marion Hotel is within a short walk of dozens of unique restaurants, bars, galleries, shops, and everything that downtown Charleston has to offer. Nearby attractions include Fort Sumter, Market Street, the South Carolina Aquarium, and dozens of properties of architectural and historic significance. Getting to Charleston is quite easy, as Charleston International Airport is serviced by all major airlines with connecting flights from over 10 hub cities.

The hotel room rate is $199 until February 4, 2014, or until the PCS room block is reached. Book exhibitors and conference registration will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, and sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Conference registration is $200 for students and $250 for non-students. Please note the list of important dates to your right.

This is the most exciting time ever for the Public Choice Society. The 2014 conference promises to be one of our largest to date, again featuring a large student presence, and the downtown Charleston setting is ideal. So come have a good time, catch up with old friends, and discover new lines of research at our 51st annual conference. We especially encourage you to share this with your graduate students, who will benefit from an invigorating atmosphere and rigorous discussion of their papers at the 2014 conference.

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I look forward to seeing you in Charleston next March, and I thank you for participating in The Public Choice Society.

Sincerely yours,

Edward J. Lopez
President, 2012-2014

Further info and inquiries: Contact Us

Important Dates

October 21, 2013 Website open for paper proposal submissions and conference registration
EXTENDED: Initially December 21, extended to December 28 Deadline for paper proposal submissions
January 6, 2014 Authors notified by selection committee if their submissions are accepted onto program
January 21 Last day to receive full refund of paid registration
REVISED: January 24 Preliminary conference program is published to PCS website
EXTENDED: February 4 at 11:59p.m. Eastern Time Deadline for conference registration (after this a late registration penalty of $75 applies)
February 1 Deadline for hotel registration
February 7 Revised conference program is published to PCS website
February 14 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time Last day to receive half refund of paid registration
February 21 Deadline for authors to upload completed papers
February 22 Completed papers are posted to PCS website
March 6-9 Conference dates

Conference Agenda

Thursday March 6

3:00-7:00 p.m.: Registration desk and publisher exhibits;
6:00-7:30 p.m.: Reception Hosted by The Citadel

Friday March 7

Breakfast, 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Conference Sessions, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Plenary Session 1: Dani Rodrik (Institute for Advanced Study), "When Ideas Trump Interests: Preferences, Worldviews, and Policy Innovations"
Plenary Session 2: James Gwartney (Florida State University): "The Public Choice Revolution in Economics Practice and Education"
Cocktail Reception, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday March 8

Breakfast, 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Conference Sessions, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Plenary Session 3: Sam Peltzman (University of Chicago), "The Socialist Revival?"
Awards Luncheon, 12:00 noon
Plenary Session 4: Chris Coyne (George Mason University), "Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails"
Cocktail Reception, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday March 9

Breakfast, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Conference Sessions, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Conference registration includes food and beverage.


Archived Information for the 2014 Conference

Conference Procedures

See photos of the 2014 Conference.

Situated in the heart of Charleston's historic district , the Francis Marion Hotel is within a short walk of dozens of unique restaurants, bars, galleries, shops, and everything that downtown Charleston has to offer. Nearby attractions include Fort Sumter, Market Street, the South Carolina Aquarium, and dozens of properties of architectural and historic significance.

Hotel Information

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

The hotel room rate is $199 until February 4, 2014, or until the PCS room block is reached. Book exhibitors and conference registration will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, and sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Conference registration is $200 for students and $250 for non-students. Please note the list of important dates to your right.


Visitor and Transportation Info

Getting to Charleston is quite easy, as Charleston International Airport is serviced by all major airlines with connecting flights from over 10 hub cities.


Sponsors for the 2014 conference

The Public Choice Society is thankful for the organizational, intellectual, and pecuniary partnership of several sponsoring organizations at the 2016 Annual Meetings.

Florida Atlantic University College of Business
Daniel M. Groppper, Dean
Local Host University and Sponsor of Plenary Session 1 with Vernon L. Smith

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

Center for the Study of Public Choice
Sponsor of Plenary Session 3 with David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart

The Institute for Humane Studies
Sponsor of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Prize

Springer

Sponsor of the Gordon Tullock Prize

The Editors of Public Choice

Sponsor of the Duncan Black Prize

The PPE Program at Duke, sponsored by the TW Smith Foundation

F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in PPE at Mercatus Center

The BB&T Distinguished Professorship in Capitalism at Western Carolina University

Beloit College, Department of Economics and Management

Partial Sponsor of Plenary Session at 2013 Conference

Publisher of Public Choice and the Review of Austrian Economics
Sponsor of the Gordon Tullock Prize
Sponsor of Plenary Session at 2013 Conference

Partial Sponsor of Evening Reception at 2013 Conference

Partial sponsor of Saturday evening reception at 2013 conference.

Duke PPE Program
Partial sponsor of undergraduate attendance at 2013 conference