Wednesday Public Choice Seminar

The Seminar Series, now over 35 years old, invites scholars from around the world to share their work in a formal lecture, which is followed by a rigorous question and answer session.

The Fall 2017 seminars will be hosted by Dr. Bryan Caplan and coordinated by admin assistant Lisa Hill-Corley. All papers made available will be posted on this site for downloading. For more information, call the Center: (703) 993-2316.

Seminars will be held from 12 - 1:15pm in Carow Hall, which is on George Mason University's Fairfax campus. A light lunch for seminar participants will be available at 11:45 am.


Fall 2017 Schedule of Speakers:

9/6 Kartik Athreya Richmond Fed


Stock Market Participation: The Role of Human Capital



David Stasavage
New York University

Origins of Early Democracy Abstract


Thomas Hazlett
Clemson University

The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone


John Bullock
Gregory Huber
Yale University

Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs about Politics

Walter Scheidel
Stanford University

The Great Leveler: Economic Inequality from the Stone Age to the Future

Bruce Sacerdote
Dartmouth College



GMU Panel:
Tyler Cowen
Robin Hanson
Alex Tabarrok
George Mason University



James Butkiewicz
University of Delaware




Douglas Campbell
New Economic School (Moscow)



Noah Myung
University of Virginia


Bryan Caplan
George Mason University