Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Workshop for Law Professors on Public Choice Economics

The following comes to us from Jeff Smith, Associate Director, Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies.

The Law & Economics Center is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications to the Workshop for Law Professors on Public Choice Economics. This program will be held at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley, California with attendees arriving on Wednesday, January 5 and departing on Sunday, January 9.

The Workshop for Law Professors on Public Choice Economics will help the attending professors enhance their understanding of public choice, including interest group theory, rent-seeking, rent-extraction, agency capture, bureaucracy and constitutional economics, regulatory competition, the political theory of loopholes, Bootleggers and Baptists phenomena, and public choice of the judiciary, among other topics. The workshop will broaden the professor-attendees’ understanding of these concepts and sharpen their analytical tools, allowing them to introduce greater economic sophistication and policy relevance to their academic work. This workshop is aimed at professors interested in teaching and conducting research related to public choice, and it will include a session at the end expressly devoted to group discussion designed to brainstorm about developing research agendas around the topics covered at the Workshop.

The LEC offers a $1,000 honorarium for successful completion of the program (from which attendees are expected to cover their own travel and incidental expenses).

To apply, please visit: https://cvent.me/av0LVv

If you have any questions, please contact our Program Assistant, Cristian Lopez at clopezfe@gmu.edu or 703.993.9962.

Terms & Conditions:

  2. HOTEL ROOMS: The LEC makes reservations and pays for room via direct bill.
  3. MEALS: The LEC provides group meals and breaks for all attendees.
  4. TRANSPORTATION: Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses.
  5. ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION: Successful completion of the program requires attendees to (1) attend all sessions and group meals and (2) to be prepared and actively participate in the discussions.
  6. DEPOSIT: For each program, accepted applicants must make a $500 deposit or send proof of their airfare purchase bonding their attendance within 30 days of acceptance. For each program, the deposit is refunded within 30 days after successful completion of the program.
  7. HONORARIUM: The LEC will pay a $1,000 honorarium (from which attendees are expected to cover their own travel and incidental expenses) to each attendee within 30 days after successful completion of the program.
  8. ACCEPTANCE: The LEC will evaluate applications as they are received.

To apply, please visit: https://cvent.me/av0LVv

The LEC’s mission is to serve as a nexus for education and academic research that focuses on the timely and relevant economic analysis of legal and public policy issues. The LEC is committed to developing and assisting the development of original, high-quality law and economics research and educational programs to further enhance economic understanding and impact policy solutions by providing a consistent and rational voice that enhances relevant policy discussions.

For more information regarding this program or other initiatives of the LEC, please visit https://MasonLEC.org.


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