Public Choice Outreach Summer Conference

2013 Participants with Drs. Jones, Hanson and Tabarrok

 

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.

When and where is the Conference?
The 2014 Conference will be held at the Hyatt Arlington in Rosslyn, Virginia during June 6-8th 2014.

What will I learn?
Students will be 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 will 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.

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.

How do I apply?
Download and fill out the Outreach Application, and return with one letter of recommendation and a personal statement of 500 words or less. The recommendation letter can be sent with the application or have it sent separately via mail or email. Please mail or email to the address below no later than April 11th, 2014.

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
(703) 993-2316
email: lhillcor <at> gmu <dot> edu