Wednesday Public Choice Seminar

The Seminar Series, now over 30 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 and a light dinner.

The Spring 2014 seminars will be hosted by Dr. Mark Koyama and coordinated by admin assistant Jane Perry. All papers made available will be posted on this site for downloading. For more information, call the Center: (703) 993-2330.

Spring 2014 seminars will be held from 4:00 - 5:15 in Carow Hall, which is on George Mason University's Fairfax campus.


Spring 2014 Schedule of Speakers:


2/5 Seminar cancelled
2/12 Alberto Simpser University of Chicago The Inter-Generational Persistence of Attitudes Toward Corruption
2/19 Gabriel Mathy American University Perisistent Unemployment and Mismatch in the Great Depression and Today
2/26 Raphael Franck

Bar Ilan University

The Lawyer's Comparative Advantage in Parliamentary Elections

Scott Abramson Princeton University

The Economic Origins of the Territorial State

Spring Break


Noel Johnson
George Mason University

From State Capacity to Rule of Law in Old Regime France (abstract)

C. Hoyt Bleakley University of Chicago

Land Openings on the Georgia Frontier and the Coase Theorem in the Short- and Long-Run

Jonathan Dingel University of Chicago

The Determinants of Quality Specialization

Yannay Spitzer Northwestern University

Pogroms, Networks and Migration
4/16 Richard Hornbeck

Harvard University

Railroads and American Economic Growth: A "Market Access" Approach
4/23 Seminar cancelled