61st Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

2024 Public Choice Society, March 14-16, Dallas/Plano, TEXAS

Update May 7, 2024:

Thanks again for a great 2024 conference. Please see our conference photos in this folder. See you next March in Louisville!


Howdy, y'all, from Public Choice Society!

We are excited to come to Texas for our 61st annual meetings, March 14-16, 2024, at the gleaming Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West hotel. This luxury property fuses Japanese and Texan themes into its art filled design. The immediate area is walkable to dozens of restaurants and entertainment/shopping options. The car ride is just over 20 minutes from either DFW or DAL airports.

As always, paper and sessions submission open September 1.

During the conference itself, socializing and sustenance will be abundant, as the conference will feature common meals each day, coffee breaks between academic sessions, and cocktail receptions on Thursday and Saturday nights. Our annual awards luncheon on Saturday will announce the Duncan Black Prize, the Gordon Tullock Prize, and the ninth annual Elinor and Vincent Ostrom Prize for best combined paper and presentation by a graduate student. Our affiliate groups and sponsors will exhibit various opportunities including special publisher discounts available to conference attendees.

The paper submission deadline is November 1 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Online registration opens September 1. Persons interested in organizing a four-paper session are asked to send their proposal to the Contact Form. Please visit back here as the dates draw nearer for up-to-date information and applying for graduate student financial assistance.

*Photo credit: "being one with the flowers (a hat for all seasons #7)" by Jack flickr.com/photos/jmtimages/ (Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Important Dates

9/1/2023 Website open for paper proposals - abstract and title only Early bird registration
11/1/2023 Submission deadline for paper proposals
12/7/2023 Authors informed of the status of their proposals
1/6/2024 Preliminary conference program is published online
1/20/2024 Graduate student deadline to upload paper for Ostrom prize
2/6/2024 Regular registration deadline - end of early bird rate
2/20/2024 Cut off for hotel reservations at 5:00 PM Central Time
3/1/2024 Deadline for authors to upload complete papers (2 weeks before conference)
3/13/2024 Affiliate Groups Pre-Conference Events
3/14/2024 Conference Begins

Conference Agenda

March 13

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Affiliate Group Events

March 14

8:00 a.m. - Pre-Conference Affiliate Group Events

1:00 p.m. - Conference Registration & Exhibit Booths Open

2:00 p.m. - Executive Committee Meeting


Plenary Presentation 1: Jeffery A. Jenkins, University of Southern California

5:45 p.m. - Opening Reception

7:15 p.m. - Dinner on Own

March 15

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Coffee & Pastries

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Academic Sessions

10:00 a.m. - Plenary Session 2: Roger B. Myerson, University of Chicago

6:00 p.m. - Dinner on Own

March 16

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Coffee & Pastries

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Academic Sessions

10:00 a.m. - Plenary Session 3: Nils Karlson, Ratio Institute

1:00 p.m. - Awards Luncheon: - Elinor and Vincent Ostrom Prize - Gordon Tullock Prize - Duncan Black Prize - Presidential Address: Lynne Kiesling, University of Colorado Denver

6:00 p.m. - Closing Reception

7:30 p.m. - Dinner on Own

Archived Information for the 2024 Conference

Conference Procedures

Public Choice Society combines academic rigor with constructive collegiality. We invite all participants to contribute to a productive climate of scholarly exchange.

ONE REGISTRATION PER PERSON: All attending individuals must register for the conference. PCS is unable to accommodate non-registered guests at conference functions.

PAPER PRESENTERS: Paper presenters must upload a PDF file of your paper no later than March 1. Panel discussion presenters are not required to upload papers. Papers will not be searchable and are viewable only by PCS members while logged into the website. You will have the option of leaving your paper for the conference archives or taking it down at the end of the conference. The Society retains no rights or privileges to work presented or posted here. To upload your paper, simply login to the site and browse to the My Account section where you will find the paper upload tool.

CHAIR DUTIES: The session chair should present last in the order of presenters. Prior to the conference, the session chair must confirm that presenters have uploaded papers on time. The chair should initiate an email thread with presenters and discussants to facilitate pre-conference arrangements. During the session, the chair is responsible for keeping presenters on time. With four papers per 90-minute session, a good baseline is 15 minutes per presenter, 5 minutes per discussant, and 10 minutes for floor discussion.

DISCUSSANT DUTIES: In most cases, each presenter is also a discussant on the same session. Discussants should acknowledge and engage in pre-conference communications initiated by the session chair. Locate the paper you are discussing on the gated website by the deadline. If the paper you are discussing has not been posted, contact the session chair. Prepare critical and constructive comments in advance. Aim your remarks to promote rigorous yet collegial discussion during the session.

MEETING ROOM SETUP: Each conference session will take place in a hotel meeting room equipped with a podium or table, screen, and projector with HDMI hookup. Chair and presenters are encouraged to coordinate ahead of time about laptop, adapter cable, clicker, and other arrangements as might be needed.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Conference registration is $290 for students and $350 for non-students if received by the regular registration deadline (February 6), after which the rates increase by $75. Individuals who present multiple papers are asked to submit $25 per additional paper. To submit your registration payment, or to confirm that you have paid, simply login to your account and view the information presented in the My Account area.

CONDUCT: The Society’s Executive Committee has adopted this Professional and Personal Conduct Policy, which is binding on all individuals at PCS and Affiliate co-sponsored events. In addition, the Society’s Conflict of Interest Policy binds on members of the Executive Committee. Please familiarize yourself with these policies and direct any inquiries to [email protected].

CANCELLATION POLICY: If for some regrettable reason you must cancel then your registration, payment will be refunded according to the following schedule: full refund if cancellation notice is received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 20; 50% refund if received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 20; no refund if received by 12:00 a.m. on February 21 or later. Email [email protected] with "Registration Cancellation" in the subject line and a brief explanation in the email body.

Hotel Information

Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West
6007 Legacy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

The gleaming Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West hotel fuses Japanese and Texan themes into its art filled design. The immediate area is walkable to dozens of restaurants and entertainment/shopping options.

Registered attendees can reserve their room in the PCS room block at this dedicated reservations page. There is no code to enter. The PCS Conference rate is $199+ for single/double occupancy. The hotel reservation deadline is February 20, 2024. While reserving your room, please note the hotel's cancellation, check-in and other policies.

Space is limited, so please reserve early!

Visitor and Transportation Info

The hotel is a 20-25 minutes car ride from either DAL or DFW airports.

The immediate surroundings are summarized on the Legacy West site.

Sponsors for the 2024 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.

American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)
Sponsor of a Coffee Break and Pre-Conference Program

Arkansas Center for Research in Economics (ACRE)
Sponsor of a Coffee Break

The BB&T Distinguished Professorship of Capitalism at WCU
Sponsor of AV Equipment at General Sessions

Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom at SMU
Sponsor of a Reception

Cato Institute
Sponsor of the Printed Program

Center for Public Choice and Market Process at CofC
Sponsor of a Continental Breakfast

Center for Study of Public Choice at GMU
Sponsor of a Graduate Student

DCU Anti Corruption Centre
Sponsor of a Session

Duke PPE Program
Sponsor of a Coffee Break & Printed Program

F.A. Hayek Program at Mercatus Center at GMU
Sponsor of a Coffee Break & Printed Program

Institute for Humane Studies
Sponsor of a Reception & Printed Program

Knee Regulatory Research Center at WVU
Sponsor of a Reception

Liberty Fund
Sponsor of Pre-Conference Program

Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University
Sponsor of a Session

Sponsor of the Gordon Tullock Prize

Templeton Foundation
Sponsor of Sessions

University of Louisiana at Lafayette BORSF/Acadiana Business Economics

University of North Texas Economics Department
Sponsor of a Coffee Break