2018 Australasian Public Choice Conference

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10-12-18 to 11-12-18
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The Australasian Public Choice Scholars Network promotes research in public choice and political economy. The conference is open to researchers and graduate students worldwide who work in fields related to the theoretical or empirical aspects of rational choice political theory, including Public Choice, Political Economy, Development Economics, Public Economics, and Political Science.

Keynote speakers

Professor Massimo Morelli (Università Bocconi)
Professor Pauline Grosjean (University of New South Wales)

Call for papers

We are currently calling for papers to be presented at the conference. All papers dealing with any aspect of public choice and political economy are welcomed.

Proposals for submission close on Friday 14 September 2018. Please email the title of your paper and abstract to apcc2018@rmit.edu.au

If you submit a proposal before the due date, you will be informed of whether the proposal is accepted within two weeks of submission. This may help you in planning your attendance.

If accepted, you will be required to send your paper to apcc2018@rmit.edu.au by 20 November.


Key dates

14 September 2018 Abstract submissions due to apcc2018@rmit.edu.au

01 October 2018 Outcome notification (2-week turnaround on submissions made prior to the deadline)

02 October 2018 Registration opens

21 October 2018 Registration closes

20 November 2018 Full papers due to apcc2018@rmit.edu.au

10 December 2018 Daytime: Conference day 1; Evening: conference dinner

11 December 2018 Conference day 2


Scientific committee

  • Madhav Aney (Singapore Management)
  • Chris Berg (RMIT)
  • Geoffrey Brennan (ANU)
  • Chris Doucouliagos (Deakin)
  • David Fielding (Otago)
  • Arye Hillman (Bar Ilan)
  • Radhika Lahiri (QUT)
  • Paul Raschky (Monash)
  • Ahmed Skali (RMIT)
  • Mehmet Ulubasoglu (Deakin)
  • Samarth Vaidya (Deakin)

Conference registration

The conference registration fee is $370. This cost includes the conference dinner (on the evening of Monday 10 December) and lunch on both days, plus catered coffee breaks.

Registration closes on October 21, 2018. If you would like to act as a chair of a session but not present a paper, please indicate this on your registration form.

Links to the registration and payment platforms will be provided here closer to the relevant dates.



The conference will take place in the heart of Melbourne, at RMIT's Swanston Academic Building, which is located 250 meters from one of the major train stations (Melbourne Central). The central business district (CBD) of Melbourne offers many choices of accommodation and is well connected by tram. Conference attendees may also elect to stay near any train station and take a train to Melbourne Central to attend the conference.

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