2016 participants with staff member Debbie Martinez (right)
When is the Public Choice Outreach Conference?
The 2017 Outreach Conference will be held on June 16-18th, at the Hyatt Centric Arlington in Rosslyn, VA.
What is the Public Choice Outreach Conference?
The Public Choice Outreach Conference is a compact lecture series designed as a "crash course" in Public Choice for students planning careers in academia, journalism, law, or public policy. Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are eligible to apply. Many past participants of the Outreach seminar have gone on to notable careers in academia, law and business.
What will I learn?
Students are introduced to the history and basic tools of public choice analysis, such as models of voting and elections, and models of government and legislative organization. Students also learn to apply public choice theory to a wide range of relevant issues. Finally, students will be introduced to "constitutional economics" and the economics of rule making.
Who can apply?
Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are eligible to apply. Students majoring in economics, history, international studies, law, philosophy political science, psychology, public administration, religious studies, and sociology have attended past conferences. Advanced degree students with a demonstrated interest in political economy or demonstrated interest in political economy are invited to apply. Applicants unfamiliar with Public Choice and students from outside of George Mason University are especially encouraged. Download a 2017 application here.
What are the fees involved?
Outreach has no conference fee - it is free to attend. Room and meals are included for all participants. However, ALL travel costs are the responsibility of the participants.
If you have any questions please contact:
Lisa Hill-Corley, Outreach Conference Coordinator
MSN 1D3 - Carow Hall
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 - 4444
email: lhillcor <at> gmu <dot> edu