Photo Attribution The 56th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

2019 Public Choice Society Annual Meetings, March 14-16, Louisville KY

Dear Friends and Members of the Public Choice Society

We invite papers for the 56th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, March 14-16, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Paper and session submissions will be open from September 1 to November 1.

Society President Roger Congleton 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 14, 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 fifth annual Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Prize. A number of organizations will exhibit books and journals, with special discounts available to conference attendees. Finally, the Hyatt Regency is the ideal location from which to enjoy the food and drink scene as well as live music and tourism in Louisville.

The paper submission deadline is November 1. Online registration opens September 1. Persons interested in organizing a four-paper session are asked to send their proposal to President Roger Congleton at the Contact Form. Please visit the conference website for up-to-date information about important dates, conference procedures, hotel & conference registration, and travel logistics. 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 2019 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, optional research workshops, 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 next March, and we thank you for participating in The Public Choice Society.

Sincerely yours,

Roger Congleton, President, 2018-2020

and

Edward J. Lopez

Executive Director and Past President (2012-14)

Important Dates

09/01/2018 Website open for paper proposals and early registration
11/01/2018 Submission Deadline
12/01/2018 Authors informed of status of their proposals
01/06/2019 Preliminary conference program is published online
01/20/2019 Graduate student deadline to upload paper for Ostrom Prize
02/06/2019 Regular registration deadline
02/16/2019 Deadline for authors to upload complete papers
03/14/2019 Conference Begins

Conference Agenda

Thursday
March 14

1:00 p.m. On Site Conference Registration Opens

2:00 pm - Executive Committee Meeting

4:00 pm - Plenary Session 1

6:00 pm - Opening Reception (all registered attendees are invited)

7:30 pm - Dinner on Own

Friday
March 15

7:00 - 8:00 am - Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Academic Sessions

10:00 am - Plenary Session 2

6:00 pm - Dinner on Own

6:00 - 9:00 pm - Research Impact Workshop (By Invitation) Sponsored by Public Choice Society and Institute for Humane Studies

Saturday
March 16

7:00 - 8:00 am - Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Academic Sessions

10:00 am - Plenary Session 3

1:00 pm - Awards Luncheon (Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Prize, Gordon Tullock Prize, Duncan Black Prize, Presidential Address)

6:00 pm Closing Reception (all registered attendees are invited)

7:30 pm - Dinner on Own

Sunday
March 17

8:30 am - 12:30 pm - Research Publishing Workshop (By Invitation) Sponsored by Public Choice Society and Institute for Humane Studies


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