First World Meeting of the Public Choice Society
Amsterdam, March 29 - April 1, 2007



The Amsterdam School of Economics of the University of Amsterdam will host the first world meeting of the Public Choice Society. We are happy to welcome the Public Choice community to Amsterdam, city of canals, Rembrandt, van Gogh and Ajax.

The conference will take place March 29-April 1, 2007. The conference desk will be open from 14.00 on Thursday March 29 with a welcoming reception that evening. The first sessions will take place on Friday morning, March 30. The conference will finish on Sunday, April 1, at approximately 17.00. More than 200 economists from around the world are expected to participate in the conference.

Keynote Speakers:
There will be three plenary sessions with keynote lectures by:

Thomas R. Palfrey (California Institute of Technology)
"Information Aggregation by Voting"
Susan Rose-Ackerman (Yale University)
"Public Choice, Public Law and Public Policy"
Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University, Milan)
"Democratic Capital: The nexus of political and economic change"

In addition, one plenary session will be organized with a round table discussion by former presidents of the European and North American Public Choice societies.

The aim of the conference
The conference aims to present current issues of New Political Economy and policy-orientated economic theory to an international audience of economists. About 200 papers will be presented in plenary meetings and parallel sessions dealing with current issues in all fields of Public Choice.

Additionally, one young scholar will be chosen to receive the Knut-Wicksell Prize (€1000) for outstanding research in the field of Public Choice. For more information about the Wicksell prize click here.

A limited number of travel grants is available for PhD-students from abroad and for participants from low-income countries. Click here for more information.


The organizers gratefully acknowledge financial contributions by the following sponsors

The Ministry of Economic Affairs