58th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

2021 Public Choice Society, March 11-13, Savannah Georgia

Dear Friends and Members of the Public Choice Society:

We invite papers and complete organized sessions for the 58th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society, March 11-13, 2021 at the Marriott Riverfront Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. The PCS website will open for abstract and session submissions on September 1. Our goal is to have as vibrant a conference as ever, while keeping attendees safe and comfortable.

Society President William F. Shughart II will be organizing the academic program. Under Bill's leadership, we plan to restore some of the main features from our cancelled 2020 conference. More details are coming soon. Overall, the conference schedule. including meals and receptions, will be configured to meet or exceed distancing and other safety precautions in effect at the time. Thankfully, the conference hotel is very spacious, and Savannah during March has ideal weather, giving us abundant options. We hope to make PCS 2021 a successful bounce-back year for all of us.

Submissions are open from September 1 to the deadline of November 1. The PCS group hotel rate is $195++ per night for single/double. Persons interested in organizing a four-paper session are asked to inquire with President Shughart at the Contact Form. Check back for updates at the conference website.

We send best wishes to you, your families and your communities. And we hope that you will join us at PCS 2021 to discover new lines of research, share your best work, and have a productive and enjoyable time. We especially encourage you to share this message with your graduate students, who will benefit from an invigorating atmosphere, rigorous discussion of their papers, partial travel stipends (limited availability), 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, thank you for participating in The Public Choice Society.


William F. Shughart II
President, 2020-2022


Edward J. Lopez
Executive Director and Past President

Important Dates

09/01/2020 Website open for paper proposals and early registration
11/01/2020 Submission Deadline
12/01/2020 Authors informed of status of their proposals
01/06/2021 Preliminary conference program is published online
01/20/2021 Graduate student deadline to upload paper for Ostrom Prize
02/06/2021 Regular registration deadline
02/26/2021 Deadline for authors to upload complete papers (two weeks before conference)
TBA Deadline for hotel reservations
03/10 and 03/11/2021 Pre-Conference Empirical Workshops
03/11/2021 Conference Begins

Conference Agenda

March 10

Pre-Conference Empirical Workshop

March 11

Conference Begins with Opening Plenary

March 13

Conference ends with Closing Reception

General Information

Conference Procedures

Conference Procedures will be available shortly.

Hotel Information

Savannah Marriott Riverfront
100 General McIntosh Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Hotel Information will be available shortly.

Visitor and Transportation Info

Visitor and Transportation Info will be available shortly.

Sponsors for the 2021 conference

The Public Choice Society is thankful for the organizational, intellectual, and pecuniary partnership of several sponsoring organizations at the Annual Meetings. Sponsors for the upcoming year's conference will be listed here soon. For previous years' sponsors, click on past conferences above.