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PET 23 Santiago

The Association for Public Economic Theory 2023 conference, PET 2023, will be held in Santiago, Chile, January 11th to 12th, 2024. The event will be organized by Nicolás Figueroa (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile) and Leonardo Basso (Universidad de Chile). Submissions in public economic theory broadly defined and in all related areas of economics will be welcomed. More details will be announced in August. In January the weather in Santiago will be warm and, like all PET conferences, the social events will be outstanding!

PET 24 Lyon

PET 2024, will be organized by Izabela Jelovac (GATE, Universite de Lyon 2) and will be held June 10th to 12th, 2024 in Lyon, France. Again, submissions in public economic theory and all related areas of economics will be welcomed. There will be a special issue of JPET associated with PET 2024, effectively a Festshrift recognizing the contributions of Myrna Wooders to research in economics and to her contributions to economics through APET and her editorship of JPET.

Further details of both events will be announced as they become available.

Past Editions

  • The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is pleased to announce that the 2022 International Conference on Public Economic Theory (PET 2022) will be held in Marseille, France.

    Submissions in all areas of public economics and related areas are invited. Both theoretical and applied economic papers will be considered. Participation to the conference will be subject to a selection process based on the quality of the papers submitted.

    The PET conference will be held from June 8 to 10 just after the 21st Journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet (LAGV), which will take place from June 6 to 8, 2022, at the Palais du Pharo. Researchers attending either conference will also be able to register and participate in the other conference. The conference is hosted by Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE).

    Submissions were open until 25, February, 2022 (12pm CET).

    Useful Links

    View the Official PET22 Webpage→

    View the Offical PET22 Call for Papers Announcement→

    View the how to retrieve your invoice receipt from PayPal→


    Given all the uncertainty related to the COVID-19, which has led to the closure of all academic travel in many universities at least until Sept 2020, with great regret we have decided to cancel the PET 2020 conference. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    We thank all the people who submitted a paper to PET 2020; your interest in PET 2020 is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all at PET 2021.

    With all best wishes.
    The Organizers of PET 2020 and the Executive Committee of APET

    The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET*) is pleased to announce that PET 2020 Montreal will be held July 9th-11th, with a welcome reception on the late afternoon/early evening of July 8th. PET 2020, the 21st international Conference of APET, will be hosted by CIRANO, a research center of the University of Montreal. As usual, submissions in all areas of public economics and related areas are invited.

    The keynote speakers will be:

    Marcel Boyer, University of Montreal

    Akessandro Pavan, Northwestern University

    Kathryn Spier, Harvard University

    PET 2020 will be held in the Delta Hotel, which is located in the entertainment district of downtown Montreal. There are many restaurants and activities nearby, and the hotel is close to “the mountain” (a hill in a park), one of the attractions of Montreal. An interesting old French old part of the city, with local French restaurants, is within easy reach of the hotel.

    The conference website for PET 2020 is now live at; https://www.cirano.qc.ca/en/events/939 . The website provides practical conference information and a link for paper submission.

    The deadline for submissions will be 15 March 2020 online at pet2020@cirano.qc.ca 

    *APET supports the Journal of Public Economic Theory (JPET). APET was founded in 1998 and JPET published its first issue in 1999. PET conferences have become yearly events, with 250 (Hue, Vietnam) to 500 participants (Lisbon, Portugal), and typically about 325 -350 participants.  APET conferences are well-known and attract scholars from around the world.

  • The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is pleased to announce that the 2019 International Conference on Public Economic Theory (PET 2019) will be held in Strasbourg, France. The meeting will be hosted by the BETA at the University of Strasbourg, July 9th-11th, 2019, with a welcome reception on the evening of July 8th 2019.  Please find attached the latest version call for papers including keynote speakers:

    Public Economic Theory 2019

    PET 2019 Website: https://congres.sfc.unistra.fr/sites/pet-2019/

  • PET 18 Hue, the 19th international Conference of the Association for Public Economic Theory, will be held on June 6th-8th in Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam.  Hue is reputed, by both Vietnamese and non-Vitenamese, as being exceptionally beautiful. It is filled with historic and touristic sites.  It is also not expensive and, as those of us who were at PET 06 Hanoi know, the Vietnamese food is wonderful.  As at previous PET conferences, submissions on all aspects of public economic theory and related fields will be considered.  Further news and submission information will appear on the APET website, http://www.apet-jpet.net/, as it becomes available.

  • PET 17 will be hosted by Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II on July 10 -13, 2017. The website with preliminary information can be accessed here: PET 17.

    We look forward to seeing you in Paris.

    PET 17 Paris Organizing Committee

    Bruno Deffains, Etienne Lehmann (CRED – University Panthéon-Assas Paris II)

    Cuong Le Van, Gareth Myles, Frank Page, Myrna Wooders (APET)

  • We are delighted to announce that PET 16 Rio, hosted by FGV, will be held in Rio de Janeiro from July 11th to July 13th, 2016, with a welcome reception on the 10th. The submission deadline will be April 10th. Only titles, JEL numbers, and brief abstracts will be required. We hope that you will submit a paper and come to the conference! As usual, all papers in public economic theory and related areas, including game theory, industrial organization, international trade, macro-dynamics, general equilibrium, and public finance will be considered.

    Submissions can now be made via the conference website.

    FGV is short for Fundação Getulio Vargas. This distinguished Brazilian university is located close to the beach and the center of Rio de Janeiro.

    We are in the process of planning some great events and aim for a high quality program.

    The Organizing Committee consists of:
    Alosio Araujo, Luis Braido, and Humberto Moreira, from FGV.
    Cuong Le Van, Frank Page, and Myrna Wooders from APET.

    See more of beautiful Rio de Janeiro at the New York Times website

  • PET 15 Luxembourg will be held on July 2nd-4th, 2015, with a welcome reception on July 1st, at the University of Luxembourg. As with previous PET conferences, papers in public economics and related areas will be presented. Luxembourg is a charming, small city, easily accessible by plane and also by fast trains from Paris and other European cities.

    Confirmed Keynote speakers are:

    Professor Robin Boadway, Queens University
    Professor Martin Hellwig, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
    Nobel Laureate Roger Myerson, University of Chicago

    Please submit your papers here:


    As usual, all papers in public economic theory and related areas, broadly defined, will be considered.

    We are especially pleased to announce the 1st PET Award for an Outstanding Submission by a researcher who has had their PhD for no more than five years. Note that submissions by graduate students are eligible. Please indicate on your submission whether you qualify for the award. The award will consist of $1,000 and free registration for PET 16, Rio de Janiero. There will also be two runner-up awards of free registration for PET 16.

    The conference dinner will be held on a boat on July 3rd. The boat looks impressive! Here are some photographs. If weather permits we may have aperitifs on the deck before going in to dinner.

    More information about registration will follow. The registration fee will be $360.00.

    The Program Committee for PET 15 consists of

    Nizar Allouch, Queen Mary, University of London
    Rabah Amir, Iowa University
    Salvador Barbera, Autonomous University of Barcelona
    Michael Beine, University of Luxembourg
    Ted Bergstrom, UC Santa Barbara
    Carmen Bevia`, Autonomous University of Barcelona
    Francis Bloch, Paris School of Economics
    Raouf Boucekkine, Aix-Marseille School of Economics
    Marie-Laure Breuille`, Inra, Dijon
    Been-Lon Chen, Academia Sinica
    Andrew F. Daughety, Vanderbilt University
    Luis Corchon Diaz, University Carlos III
    Giuseppe De Feo, University of Strathclyde
    Rodolpe Dos Santos Ferreira, University of Strasbourg
    Christopher Ellis, University of Orgeon
    Marta Faias, New University of Lisbon
    Fiomena Garcia, Indiana University
    Mark Johnson, Tulane University
    Hubert Kempf, University of Washington
    Ana Mauleon, Universite` Saint-Louis-Bruxelles
    Diego Moreno, University Carlos III
    Emma Moreno, University of Salamanca
    Simone Moriconi, Universita` Cattolica, Milano
    Gareth Myles, University of Exeter
    Pierre Pestieau, CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve
    Jennifer Reinganum, Vanderbilt University
    Joana Resende, University of Porto
    Stephanie Riou, GATE, St. Etienne
    Agnieszka Rusinowska, Paris School of Economics
    Sudipta Sarangi, Louisiana State University
    Hilmar Schneider, CEPS Luxembourg
    Ingmar Schumacher, Ipag, Paris
    Marcella Scrimitore, Universita` del Salento
    Emanuele Tarantino, University of Mannheim
    Stephan Turnovsky, University of Washington
    Anne van den Nouweland, University of Oregon
    Vincent Vannetelbosch, CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve
    Oscar Volij, Ben Gurion University
    Ping Wang, Washington University

  • The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is pleased to announce that it will hold its fifteenth international meeting at the University of Washington from July 11-July 13, 2014. As with previous PET conferences, papers in all aspects of public economics and related areas will be presented.


    The Organizing Committee includes Professor Stephen Turnovsky, who holds the Ford and Louisa Van Voorhis Professorship at the University of Washington, and APET. A welcome reception will be held on the evening of July 10th.

    We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!

    Link to final schedule:




    TED BERGSTROM | University of California-Santa Barbara

    ROBERT E. LUCAS, JR. | University of Chicago

    YVES ZENOU | University of Stockholm



    STEPHEN TURNOVSKY | University of Washington


    and the APET Team:


    John Conley | Vanderbilt University

    Cuong LeVan | Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

    Frank Page | Indiana University

    Myrna Wooders | Vanderbilt University



    University of Washington Faculty Members:


    Neil Bruce

    Fahad Kahlil

    Jacques Lawarrée

    Oksana Leukhina

  • The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is pleased to announce that it will hold its fourteenth international meeting at CATÓLICA-LISBON, Portugal, from July 5 – July 7, 2013. A welcome reception will be held on the evening of July 4th. Social events will also include a Gala Dinner and a Reception in Lisbon.

    Sessions close July 7 at 12:30 p.m.

    As with previous PET conferences, papers in all aspects of public economics and related areas will be presented.

    Registration is closed         

    Organizing Committee:                                   
    Teresa Lloyd Braga | CATÓLICA-LISBON
    John Conley | Vanderbilt University                     
    Leonor Modesto | CATÓLICA-LISBON                
    Catarina Reis | CATÓLICA-LISBON
    Myrna Wooders | Vanderbilt University

    Local Committee:
    Miguel Gouveia | CATÓLICA-LISBON
    Leonor Modesto | CATÓLICA-LISBON
    Manuel Leite Monteiro | CATÓLICA-LISBON
    Catarina Reis | CATÓLICA-LISBON

    Keynote Speakers:

    Francis Bloch | École Politechnique
    Gareth Myles | University of Exeter 

    Sérgio Rebelo | Northwestern University

  • In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica
    Announcement and Call for Papers

    The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is pleased to announce that it will hold its thirteenth annual conference (PET12) at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan from June 12 through 14, 2012.  A welcome reception will be held in the evening of  June 11th, There will be a post-conference tour on June 15.  As with previous PET conferences, papers in all aspects of public economics and related areas will be presented. See http://www.apet.org/ for more information.

    Organizing Committee:
    John Conley (Vanderbilt University)
    C.Y. Cyrus Chu (Academia Sinica)
    Shin-Kun Peng (Academia Sinica)
    Ping Wang (Washington University in St Louis)
    Myrna Wooders (Vanderbilt University)

    Local Committee:
    Been-Lon Chen (Academia Sinica)
    Ching-Chong Lai (Academia Sinica)
    Kamhon Kan  (Co-Chair, Academia Sinica)
    Shin-Kun Peng (Chair, Academia Sinica)
    Hung-Jen Wang (National Taiwan University)
    Chen-Cheng Yang (Academia Sinica)

    Keynote Speakers:
    Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    Françoise Forges (Université Paris-Dauphine)
    Eric Maskin* (Institute of Advanced Study)

    *Professor Maskin will deliver a public lecture at 3:30-5:30pm, June 11, 2012, as part of the “Academia Sinica Lecture” series. Invitation to speak as an Academia Sinica Lecturer is the highest honor bestowed by Academia Sinica on scientists. We encourage you to attend the lecture.

    Submission to PET12 is closed
    Registration opens on April 1, 2012

    Sightseeing in Taiwan

    Visa to Taiwan




  • The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is very pleased to announce that it will hold its eleventh annual conference (PET10) at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, between June 25-27, 2010, beginning with a welcoming reception on the evening of June 24th.

    As with previous PET conferences, PET10 welcomes papers in all aspects of public economics and related areas.PET10 is jointly organized by the European Science Foundation (ESF) research network Public Goods, Public Projects and Externalities (PGPPE).


    The local organization will be jointly conducted by the Center for Economic Design and the Department of Economics of Boğaziçi University. The venue of the conference will be the South Campus (the main campus) of Boğaziçi University.


    We look forward to welcoming you in Istanbul.

      Keynote Speakers:
    Thomas Palfrey, California Institute of Technology
    Pierre Pestieau, University of Liege
    Philip J. Reny, University of Chicago

    Conference Organization Committee:
    John Conley, Vanderbilt University
    Monique Florenzano,Université Paris 1
    Myrna Wooders, Vanderbilt University
    Ünal Zenginobuz, Boğaziçi University

    Local Organization Committee:
    Fikret Adaman, Boğaziçi University
    Emrah Güngör, Boğaziçi University
    Özgür Kıbrıs, Sabancı University
    Ayşe Mumcu, Boğaziçi University
    İpek Özkal Sanver, Bilgi University
    Begüm Özkaynak, Boğaziçi University
    Murat Usman, Koç University
    Ünal Zenginobuz, Boğaziçi University

  • Announcement and Call for Papers

    PET 2009

    Galway, Ireland, June 18-20 2009

    The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is pleased to announce that it will hold its tenth international meeting at the National University of Ireland, Galway (beginning with a welcoming reception on the evening of June 17th). As with previous PET conferences, papers in all aspects of public economics and related areas will be presented. See www.apet.org for more information. The organizing committee will be chaired by Brendan Kennelly and Ashley Piggins of the National University of Ireland, Galway and John Conley and Myrna Wooders of Vanderbilt University. Our keynote speakers will be:

    Ehud Kalai (Northwestern University)

    Hubert Kempf (Banque de France) 

    Myrna Wooders (Vanderbilt University)

    A number of special sessions will be organized. If you wish to propose a special session please send an email to the organizers at JPET@vanderbilt.edu

    Submissions are welcome and will continue until the deadline, March 15, 2009. To submit a paper please click on New Submission in the left hand sidebar.  Further conference details will be posted on this website as they become available.

  • Announcement and Call for Papers

    Seoul, June 27- 29, 2008

    The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is pleased to announce that it will hold its Ninth international meeting in Seoul, Korea on June 27-29th (beginning with a welcoming reception on the evening of June 26th). The event is being organized under the leadership of Youngsub Chun (Seoul National University) and Seong-Lin Na (Hanyang University).   

    Our keynote speakers will be:

    Helmuth Cremer (University Toulouse I)

    Cuong Le Van (CNRS, University of Paris 1, CES)

    James Mirrlees (University of Cambridge)

    Submissions will be accepted beginning January 1, 2008 and continue until the deadline,April 2, 2008. Registration deadline is April 30, 2008. 

    Limited (very limited) funding will be available for selected junior researchers, researchers from Asia and Africa, and researchers treating subjects relevant to Asian economic development. If you wish to apply, please send a letter of application and your CV to shelley.m.malphurs@vanderbilt.edu .

    In your letter of application, please include when you received (or expect to receive) your PhD and from what university; a copy of the paper you wish to present if available (if not, please send at least the address); a short summary of your expected travel costs, and a statement of other funding available to you.


    Seoul National University

    Hanyang University

    The China Development Bank

    POSCO Research Institute

    Korea Institute of Public Finance


    LG Electronics

    Samsung Fine Chemicals

    Samsung Electronics

    Korea Tourism Organization

    The Korea Economic Daily

    The organizing committee:

    Nizar Allouch
    Robin Boadway
    Jean-Marc Bonnisseau
    Youngsub Chun
    Parkash Chander
    John P. Conley
    Sergio Curranrini
    Amrita Dhillon
    Chris Ellis
    Marta Faias
    Firouz Gahvari
    Eric Girardin
    Guillaume Haeringer
    Hubert Kempf
    Cuong Le Van
    Alessandro Lizzeri
    Flavio M Menezes
    Paulo Klinger Monteiro
    Seong-Lin Na
    Frank Page jr.
    Ashley Piggins
    John Quah
    Martine Quinzii
    Arunava Sen
    Rajiv Sethi
    Emmanuelle Taugourdeau
    Rabee Tourkey
    Alain Trannoy
    Stephen J Turnovsky
    Anne van den Nouweland
    Oscar Volij
    Ping Wang
    Quan Wen
    Bertrand Wigniolle
    John Wooders
    Myrna Wooders
    Unal Zenginobuz

  • The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is pleased to announce that it will hold its eighth international meeting at the Vanderbilt University from July 6 to July 8, 2007. Registration will include nightly receptions and a Gala Dinner at the Country Music Hall of Fame. PET07 will begin taking submissions on January 1, 2007, and will have a submission deadline of March 1, 2007 at www.apet.org.

    The main purposes of the Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) and the Journal of Public Economic Theory (JPET), are to promote public economic theory generally and to foster interaction between theorists, applied and empirical researchers in public economics and related fields. The organizers will therefore welcome papers in all areas of economic theory and of public economics (broadly defined). Plenary talks will be given by Douglas Bernheim, Robin Boadway, and Alessandro Lizzeri. A number of special sessions will be organized. If you would like to propose a session, please contact John Conley at j.p.conley@vanderbilt.edu.

  • Held at 
     Université de la Méditerranée
    Faculté des sciences économiques et de gestion
    14, rue Puvis Dechavannes
    13002 Marseille, France
    June 16 – 18, 2005
    For their respective fourth and sixth edition, the Journées d’économie Publique Louis-André Gérard-Varet and the Public Economic Theory meeting will be merged into a unique conference that will take place at the University of Aix-Marseille II in Marseille on June 16-June 18 2005. The language of the conference is English.

    Last extension of Submission Deadline : March 4, 2005.
    See conference schedule for more details.

    The Coalition Theory Network will organise several sessions within the PET05. More details in the related links page. Deadline : March, 31st.

    Overview/Call for Papers
    Abstract and Paper Submission
    Registration Form
    Conference Organizers and Key Partners
    Conference Schedule
    Accomodation, Travel, and Related Links

  • PET 04 Peking, hosted and organized by the Peking University Guanghua School of Management, in collaboration with APET, will be held at Peking University August 25th-29th, 2004.While the main focus of the conference is on public economics, there will also be presentations in other areas of economic research. Click here for the complete current programme.

    Keynote Speakers

    Nobel Laureates:

    James Heckman (University of Chicago)

    Dan McFadden (University of California-Berkley)

    James Mirrlees (University of Cambridge)

  • The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is pleased to announce that it will hold its fourth international meeting at Duke University on June 12-15, 2003. The main purposes of APET are to promote public economic theory generally, and to foster interaction between theorists and applied researchers in public economics. The organizers therefore welcome papers in all areas of economic theory and of public economics.

    The deadline for submission of papers will be March 1st, 2003. Late submissions may still be considered at the discretion of the organizers. Please send electronic submissions to:

    pet03@duke.edu or hard copies to: The Program Committee Public Economic Theory 2003 c/o Peggy East Department of Economics, Duke University Durham, NC 27708-0097, USA

    For updates and registration information please see the APET home page at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/staff/faculty/wooders/apet/

  • The third international conference on public economics of the Association for Public Economic Theory (APET), was held in Paris (Paris1,Pantheon-Sorbonne) on July 4-6, 2002. The Conference was launched with a reception on July 3rd in the Mayor House of the 5th district of Paris (in front of Pantheon).

    On Saturday evening there was a jazz concert on a boat on the Seine by Blues Cafe. Here are some of their advertising materials. Here is the Bateau Blues Cafe website.

    Plenary speakers included:

    Alan Auerbach (University of California at Berkeley),
    Alain Duchâteau (French Banking Commission andBanque de France)
    Jean-Jacques Laffont (University of Toulouse),
    John Weymark (Vanderbilt University).

    The Programme Committee consists of:
    Bernard Cornet (Université de Paris 1),Chair.


    Hubert Kempf (Université de Paris 1),
    Cuong Le Van (CNRS, Université de Paris 1),
    Myrna Wooders (Université de Warwick)

    Committee Members:

    Marcus Berliant (Washington University)
    Robin Boadway (Queens University)
    Raouf Boucekkine (IRES Louvain)
    Bernard Caillaud (CERAS)
    John Conley (Université d?Illinois)
    Luis Corchon (Université Carlos III, Madrid)
    Jacques Cremer (CNRS – GREMAQ)
    Hossein Farzin (University of California-Davis)
    Françoise Forges (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)
    Roger Gordon (University of Michigan)
    Roger Guesnerie (Collège de France)
    Leonid Hurwicz (University of Minnesota)
    Philippe Jehiel (CERAS)
    Jean-Dominique Lafay (LAEP, Université de Paris 1)
    Didier Laussel (Université d?Aix-Marseille 2)
    Ben Lockwood (University of Warwick)
    Maurice Marchand (CORE)
    Alfredo Medio (Université de Venise)
    Flavio Menezes (Australian National University)
    Jean-François Mertens (CORE, Université Catholiquede Louvain)
    Kazuo Nishimura (Kyoto University)
    Frank Page (Université d?Alabama)
    Pierre Pestieau (Université de Liège)
    Thomas Piketty (CEPREMAP)
    Alain Trannoy (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)

    Themes of the conference:
    New technologies, development and political economics.
    New trends in Market Economics and Public Economics.
    Theory of games and public economics.
    New approaches in Economics (Experimental Economics, Networks and Partnerships)
    Cooperation, group formation and communication
    Taxation, externalites and public goods.
    Multijurisdictional cooperation and competition.
    Decision theory and public economics
    International cooperation and globalization.
    Energy, transportation and the environment.
    Public finance.
    Financial policies and the banking system.
    Welfare economics.
    Social choice.
    (As in past years, to give individuals with interest in public economicsbut no
    current paper in the area the opportunity to participate, submissionsin other
    areas of economics will also be considered.)

    The conference will begin with a reception on July 3rd.  Sessionswill
    commence on the morning of July 4th.

    The deadline for submission of papers for consideration will be March
    1st, 2002. E-mail submissions are preferred. Please send submissionsto

    Local Organisation Committee
    Nizar Allouch (University of Warwick, University of Paris 1), DamienGaumont (University of Paris 2), Pascal Gourdel (University of Paris 1),Hubert Kempf (University of Paris 1), Cuong Le Van (CNRS, University ofParis 1), Etienne Lehmann (University of Saint-Etienne),  Filipe MartinsDa Rocha (University of Paris 1),  Fabien Mozeau (University of Paris1), Bertrand Wigniolle (University of Paris 1).
    Conference Administrator : Tuyên Ngoc

  • International Conference on Public Economic Theory

    University of Warwick

    July 20 – July 23, 2000

    Sponsored by

    The British Academy
    UK ESRC Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation,
    Warwick Centre for Local Government,
    Warwick Centre for Public Economics,
    Blackwell Publishing Company
    The University of Warwick

    General Information.
    The purpose of the Association for Public Economic Theory, APET, is to foster interaction between applied researchers in public economics and economic theorists. Thus, PET 2000 will have three themes: pure theory, public economic theory, and social and policy issues; submissions under any of these headings are welcome. Under the second and third themes, there will be a special focus on international tax competition under conditions of globalisation.

    It is anticipated that most participants will be accommodated on campus. We encourage you to submit an abstract as soon as possible so that we can guarantee you your preferred choice of accommodation.

    The University of Warwick is located near the city of Coventry and the Birmingham International airport. Coventry is about an hour and a half from London (and London-Heathrow) by train. The University is about a £6 cab ride from Coventry and a £20 cab ride from Birmingham airport.

    Abstract and Paper Submission Deadline

    Abstracts, with a complete mailing address and e-mail address, should be sent to the conference administrator, Fiona Brown, by March 1, 2000 (or sooner if possible). E-mail submissions are preferred. Complete papers may be included with your submission, preferably in PDF format. Papers contributed in PDF form will be posted on the conference web site unless otherwise requested. The conference administrator can be reached at:

    Fiona Brown,
    PET 2000, Department of Economics,
    University of Warwick,
    Coventry CV4 7AL


    The registration fee for the conference is £50 (£25 for students) if paid by April 15th , 2000 or £80 (£50 for students) thereafter. The registration fee includes a one-year subscription to the Journal of Public Economic Theory, membership in APET, all conference receptions and coffee and tea breaks. Current members of APET will receive a £15 discount. Cheques to be made payable to UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

    The registration form should accompany payment and should be sent to:

    Fiona Brown
    Department of Economics
    University of Warwick
    Coventry CV4 7AL, UK


    We have reserved rooms (en suite, i.e., with bath) on the Warwick University campus for conference participants. The rooms are very pleasant, but have only single beds.  Rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and guaranteed by the payment of your registration fee. The charge for the three night stay (arrival Thursday 20th – departing Sunday 23rd ) will be £225.

    This cost includes all meals beginning with lunch on Thursday and ending with lunch on Sunday. Alternatively, there are charming bed and breakfast places and hotels in the nearby towns. We will provide a partial listing to anyone interested.

    Payment (in pounds sterling)

    Please make cheques payable to: UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK.  The registration fee and accommodation charge can be paid by sterling cheque drawn on a British bank or Eurocheque and should be sent in advance. We are unable to accept VISA payments

    Standard registration fee £50.00
    -Student registration = £25.00
    -Current APET member registration fee = £35.00

    Accommodation (single en-suite room, all meals) = £225.00

    Note: All Pounds Sterling (£) cheques  are to be made payable to UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK to be sent to
    Fiona Brown, Department of Economics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,UK

    Final date for payment is 1 June 2000.

    Payment (in dollars)

    If you prefer to pay in US dollars, please make your cheque payable to APET (and send your cheque to the APET office not Warwick)

    The standard Registration fee is $80.00
    – Student registration = $40.00
    – Current APET member registration fee = $55.00

    Accommodation (single en-suite room, all conference meals ) = $360

    Note: All US Dollar ($) cheques are to be made payable to APET and sent to:

    JPET Editorial Office
    Department of Economics
    University of Illinois
    Champaign, IL  61820

    1 copy of the registration form should accompany your cheque and 1 copy should be sent to Fiona Brown to confirm the booking.

    Final date for payment is 1 June 2000.

    Financial assistance.

    To enable the maximum number of interested researchers to attend PET 2000, we request that, if possible, participants who have other funding cover their own costs. A limited amount of financial assistance may be available on application to APET.

    Programme Committee

    Norman Ireland, Chair (Department of Economics, University of Warwick)
    Ben Lockwood, Co-Chair (Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick)
    Claude D’Aspremont (CORE, Louvain La Neuve)
    Salvador Barbera (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
    Charles Blackorby (University of British Columbia)
    Michel Le Breton (Aix and CORE, Louvain la Neuve)
    Xavier Calsamiglia (University of Pompeu Fabre)
    Alessandra Casella (Columbia University)
    John Conley (University of Illinois)
    Nicholas Gravel (Cergy-Pontoise)
    Peter Hammond (Stanford University)
    Toshihiro Ihiro (Tokyo University)
    Jean-Francois Mertens (CORE, Louvain la Neuve).Herve Moulin (Rice University)
    Frank Page (University of Alabama)
    Mario Pascoa (New University of Lisbon)
    David Wildasin (Vanderbuilt University)

    And the Warwick group,
    Jonathan Cave,
    Michael Devereux,
    Amrita Dhillon,
    Sayantan Ghosal,
    Marcus Miller,
    Andrew Oswald,
    Carlo Perroni,
    Kimberly Scharf,
    Philip Trostel,
    Ian Walker,
    John Whalley,
    Myrna Wooders

  • The International Conference on Public Economic Theory was held in conjunction with the launch of the Journal of Public Economic Theory. A wide variety of methodologies were represented, including general equilibrium theory, cooperative and noncooperative game theory, dynamics, simulation, and first order methods, to name only a few. Despite the range of approaches, an important common thread binds this work together. With few exceptions, the papers listed in the program below in their various ways focus on the interface between the government and the economy. The main purpose of this the first conference of the Association for Public Economic Theory was to encourage communication between scholars working in different methodological traditions by making their common interests more obvious. Our hope is that this type of conference and the presence of the Journal of Public Economic Theory will contribute to coherence of theoretical public economics as a field in itself, and will highlight the importance of theoretical results to scholars working in more applied traditions.



    Program Committee

    Marcus Berliant, Washington University

    John Conley, University of Illinois

    Leonid Hurwicz, University of Minnesota

    Herve Moulin, Duke University

    Frank H. Page, Jr., University of Alabama (Chair)

    Akram Temimi, University of Alabama

    Shlomo Weber, Southern Methodist University

    Myrna Holtz Wooders, University of Toronto



    Local Organizing Committee

    Paul Pecorino, University of Alabama

    Marisa Galick, University of Alabama

    Ken Johnson, University of Alabama


    Student Volunteers

    Undergraduate Students: Matt Clink (Finance), Felica Creel (Finance), James Harvey (Chemistry), Shenne Nalls (Finance), Mike Rimler (Economics), Kelly Schwartz, Kurt Uhlir (Finance).


    Graduate Students: Derek Berry (Economics), Stan Davis (Accounting), Heui Fang (Engineering), Amy Gibson (Economics), Harry Griffin (Finance), Bin Huangfu (Economics), Frank Michello (Finance), Sean Salter (Finance), Quan Wen (Finance).



    University of Alabama,

    Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration

    Mercedes-Benz U. S. International Inc.

    Department of Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies, University of Alabama

    National Science Foundation


    Session Listings

    Plenary Lecture

    Thursday May 28, 9:00, Alston 10

    “Experimentally Observed Bounded Rationality in Game Interaction” Reinhard Selten, University of Bonn

    CHAIR: John Ledyard


    Social Choice

    Thursday May 28, 10:00, 110 Bidgood

    “A Welfarist Version of Harsanyi’s Aggregation Theorem,” Claude d’ Aspremont, CORE

    “Utopia Point Solution for Multiobjective Choice Problems,” Richard P. McLean, Rutgers University, John Conley University of Illinois and Simon Wilkie, Caltech

    “Strategy Proofness of Social Choice Correspondences with Restricted Domains,” Nicholas Baigent, Graz University and Ben Lane

    CHAIR: Claude d’ Aspremont



    Thursday May 28, 10:00, 119 Bidgood

    “Altruism, Public Safety and Redistribution,” Robert Schwager, Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet and Dominique Demougin

    “Social Causes, Gifts, and Efficiency,” Stefani, C. Smith, Tulane University

    “Altruism and Incomplete Markets,” Felipe Perez, University of Alicante and Francisco Marhuenda, University of Alicante

    CHAIR: Stefani Smith



    GE and Public Economics

    Thursday May 28, 10:00, 115 Bidgood

    “Hedonic Prices and Implicit Markets Estimating the Demand for Local Public Services,” Stephen L. Ross, University of Connecticut

    “Efficiency in an Economy with Fixed Costs: A Sequential Approach,” Rajiv Vohra, Brown University and Andrea Dall’Ollio, Brown University

    “Project Evaluation, the Arrow-Lind Theorem and the Hyperfinite Law of Large Numbers,” M. Ali Khan, Johns Hopkins and Yeneng Sun, National University of Singapore

    CHAIR: Ali Khan


    Coalition Formation and Public Goods

    Thursday May 28, 10:00, 125 Bidgood

    “Income Distribution, Taxation and the Private Provision of Public Goods,” Gareth D. Myles, University of Exeter, David de Meza, University of Exeter and Jun-ichi Itaya, Otaru University of Commerce

    “Coalitional Provision of Public Goods and the Tragedy of the Commons,” Robert P. Gilles

    “Incentive Mechanism Design for Production Economies with both Private and Public Ownership,” Guoqiang Tian, Texas A&M University

    CHAIR: Gareth D. Myles


    Cooperative Game Theory

    Thursday May 28, 1:45, 125 Bidgood

    “Gradual Nash Bargaining,” Eyal Winter, Washington University and Zvi Wiener, Washington University

    “Some Recursive Definitions of the Shapley Value and Other Linear Values of Cooperative T.U. Games,” Irinel Dragan, UTArlington

    “The Least Increment Function of a TU-Game,” Juan Enrique Martinez-Legaz, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona,

    CHAIR: Martinez-Legaz


    Theoretical Issues in GE

    Thursday May 28, 1:45, 119 Bidgood

    “Forward Intergenerational Goods,” Antonio Rangel, Caltech

    “Empirical consistency of general equilibrium models,” Susan K. Snyder, VPI

    “On the General Relevance of Choice of Numeraire in Public Economics,” Ronald S. Warren, Jr., University of Georgia and Arthur Snow, University of Georgia

    CHAIR: Antonio Rangel


    Public Goods

    Thursday May 28, 1:45, 110 Bidgood

    “On the Private Provision of Public Goods: an Application to the Spanish Case,” Nuno Garoupa, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Stanford Law School and Maria Jesus Martinez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    “Voluntary Provision of Public Goods by Correlated Equilibria,” Alberto Cavaliere, Universita’ degli Studi di Pavia

    “A Dynamic Tiebout Theory of Voluntary Versus Involuntary Provision of Public Goods,” Roger Lagunoff, Georgetown University and Gerhard Glomm

    CHAIR: Roger Lagunoff


    Political Economy

    Thursday May 28, 1:45, 115 Bidgood

    “The New Federalism: Voting, Voluntarism and Devolution,” Kimberley Scharf, University of Warwick and IFS and Ignatious Horstmann, University of Western Ontario

    “Endogenous Coalition Formation in Rivalry,” Ruqu Wang, Queen’s University and Guofu Tan, UBC

    “Social Choice and Implementation in a Delegation Problem,” Frederic Gaspart, Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix,

    CHAIR: Kimberley Scharf


    Macroeconomics and Labor

    Thursday May 28, 3:30, 110 Bidgood

    “An Explanation of Wage Rigidity and Some Macroeconomic Implications,” Truman Bewley, Yale University

    “Incentive Compatible Reward Schemes for Labour Managed Economies,” Salvador Barbera, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and Bhaskar Dutta

    “Money in a Model with Overlapping Production Activities,” Miguel Faig, University of Toronto

    CHAIR: Truman Bewley



    Local Public Goods

    Thursday May 28, 3:30, 115 Bidgood

    “Tiebout and Redistribution in a Model of Residential and Political Choice,” Christoph Luelfesmann, University of Bonn and Anke S. Kessler, University of Bonn

    “Spillover Effects and the Stability of Community Structures in a Local Public Good Model,” E. Unal Zenginobuz, Bogazici University

    “A Positive Theory of Inter-Regional Redistribution and Constitutional Choice,” Anke, S. Kessler, University of Bonn and Nico A. Hansen, University of Bonn

    CHAIR: E. Unal Zenginobuz


    Late Papers

    Thursday May 28, 3:30, 119 Bidgood

    “On a Special Class of Externalities in Preferences,” Stan Reiter, Northwestern University

    “When Being First is Being Late,” Marie-Odile Yanelle, University of Chicago

    “Specialization and Trade: The Perspective of Club and Local Public Good Theories,” David Pines, Tel-Aviv University

    CHAIR: David Pines


    Plenary Lecture

    Friday May 29, 9:00, Alston 10

    “Questions for Public Economics in the Field of International Trade” Roger Guesnerie, DELTA – Paris

    CHAIR: Peter Hammond



    Friday May 29, 10:00, 110 Bidgood

    “Tax Structure and Government Behavior: A Principal-Agent Model of Government,” John (‘Jay’) Wilson,

    “Indiana University and Roger H. Gordon, University of Michigan

    “Production Efficiency and the Principles of International Taxation,” Michael Keen and David Wildasin, Vanderbilt University

    “Nonlinear Pricing, Redistribution and Optimal Tax Policy,” Firouz Gavhari, University of Illinois and Helmuth Cremer, Toulouse

    CHAIR: Jay Wilson


    Economic Growth

    Friday May 29,10:00, 125 Bidgood

    “Formation of Communities by Natives and New comers,” Midori Hirokawa, Hosei University and Harvard Univertsity

    “Schumpeterian Growth, Product Differentiation, and the Scale Effects Problem,” Peter Thompson,

    “University of Houston and Elias Dinopoulos, University of Florida

    “Complementarity, Growth and Welfare in Open Economies,” Arja Turunen-Red, University of New Orleans and Seppo Honkapohja, University of Helsinki

    CHAIR: Peter Thompson


    Social Choice and Mechanisms

    Friday May 29, 10:00, 115 Bidgood

    “Consistency and Egalitarianism: The Egalitarian Set,” Elena Inarra, University of Bilboa and J. Arin, University of Bilboa

    “Distributive Justice and Strategyproof Cost Sharing of a Public Good,” Indranil K. Ghosh, SMU

    “The Conservative Equal Costs Rule, the Serial Cost Sharing Rule and the Pivotal Mechanism: Asymptotic

    “Welfare Loss Comparisons,” Laura Razzolini, University of Mississippi

    CHAIR: Elena Inarra


    Bargaining and Bankruptcy

    Friday May 29, 10:15, 119 Bidgood

    “Fallback Bargaining,” D. Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University and Steven J. Brams, NYU

    “Multilateral Bargaining under Proportional Rules,” Daniel Cardona-Coll, Northwestern University

    “A New Solution to Bankruptcy Problems,” William Thomson, University of Rochester and Youngsub Chun

    CHAIR: William Thomson


    Network Games

    Friday May 29, 1:45, 110 Bidgood

    “Efficient Networks: Computation and Implementation,” Simon Wilkie, Caltech

    “Communication and Coordination in Social Networks,” Michael Chwe, University of Chicago

    “A Dynamic Model of Network Formation,” Alison Watts, Vanderbilt University

    CHAIR: Simon Wilkie


    Taxation and Redistribution

    Friday May 29, 1:45, 115 Bidgood

    “Flat Tax Rreform,” Michael Smart, University of Toronto

    “The Effect of Redistribution on the Provision of Social Capital,” Martin C. McGuire, UC Irvine

    “Tax Competition and Foreign Debt,” Thomas A. Gresik, Pennsylvania State University and Ronald B. Davies, Pennsylvania State University

    CHAIR: Martin C. McGuire


    Free Riding and Cooperation

    Friday May 29, 1:45, 119 Bidgood

    “Threshold Public Goods with Incomplete Information,” Akram Temimi, University of Alabama, Flavio Menezes, ANU and Paulo Monteiro, University of Copenhagen

    “Free Riders Do Not Like Uncertainty,” David Kelsey, University of Birmingham

    “Desirability and Sustainability of Cooperation,” Shlomo Weber, SMU and Michel Le Breton

    CHAIR: Shlomo Weber


    Topics in Dynamic GE

    Friday May 29, 1:45, 125 Bidgood

    “A Model of Optimal Growth Strategy,” Cuong Le Van, CEPREMAP

    “Intergenerational Risk Sharing: How to Improve Inefficient Equilibria,” Gabrielle Demange, DELTA – ENS, and Guy Laroque, DELTA – ENS

    “On Optimal Taxation in Overlapping Generations Economies,” Thomas Renstroem, University of Birmingham

    CHAIR: Gabrielle Demange


    Public Goods and Cooperation

    Friday May 29, 3:30, 110 Bidgood

    “Rotten Kids, Purity and Perfection,” Richard Cornes, Keele University and Emilson Silva, University of Oregon

    “Recipes for Turnovers: Rotten Contributors Become Good Samaritarians,” Emilson Silva, University of Oregon and Richard Cornes, Keele University

    “Designing Mechanisms for Inducing Cooperative Behavior in Non-Cooperative Environments: Theory and Applications,” Christopher J. Ellis, University of Oregon

    CHAIR: Richard Cornes


    General Equilibrium

    Friday May 29, 3:30, 115 Bidgood

    “Decentralizing Edgeworth Equilibria in Economies with Many Commodities,” Monique Florenzano, CEPREMAP and Messaoud Deghdak, CEPREMAP

    “Gains from Trade and Gains from Migration: What Makes Them Different?,” Peter J. Hammond, Stanford University and Jaime Sempere, C.E.E., El Colegio de Mexico

    “Coalition-Proof Nash Allocation in a Barter Game with Multiple Indivisible Goods,” Jun Wako, Gakushuin University

    CHAIR: Peter Hammond



    Friday May 29, 3:30, 119 Bidgood

    “Filling the Institutional Vacuum: Understanding the Rise of Crime in Russia,” Katri Saari-Sieberg, Northwestern University

    “Partisanship, Corporativism and Economic Performance,” Giovanni Di Bartolomeo, Univeritat Pompeu Fabra

    “Crime and Poverty,” Derek Laing, Pennsylvania State University, Ping Wang, Pennsylvania State University and Chien-chieh Huang, National Dong-Hwa University

    CHAIR: Giovanni Di Bartolomeo


    Plenary Lecture

    Friday May 29, 5:15, Alston 10

    Factor Mobility and Redistributive Policy: Local and International Perspectives” David Wildasin, Vanderbilt University

    CHAIR: Todd Sandler


    Plenary Lecture

    Saturday May 30, 9:15, Alston 10

    Revisiting Externalities” Leonid Hurwicz, University of Minnesota

    CHAIR: William Thomson

    Incentive Mechanisms

    Saturday May 30, 10:15, 110 Bidgood

    Interim Efficient Excludable Public Good Mechanisms,” John O. Ledyard, Caltech and Thomas Palfrey, Caltech

    “Optimal Auction of Identical Goods,” Paulo K. Monteiro, University of Copenhagen

    “Mechanism Design with Collusion and Correlation,” David Martimort, Toulouse and Jean-Jacques Laffont, Toulouse

    CHAIR: John Ledyard


    Public Goods and Externalities

    Saturday May 30, 10:15, 119 Bidgood

    “Public Good Contributions in an Overlapping Generations Economy,” Sergio Currarini, Iowa State University

    “Axiomatizations of Lindahl and ratio equilibria in public good economies,” Anne van den Nouweland, University of Oregon, Myrna Wooders, University of Toronto; and Stef Tijs, Tilburg University

    “On the Core with Public Goods,” Manfred Dix, University of Illinois and John P. Conley, University of Illinois

    CHAIR: Anne van den Nouweland


    Fiscal Competition and Taxation

    Saturday May 30, 10:15, 115 Bidgood

    “Fiscal Externalities and Migration,” D. Andrew Austin, University of Houston

    “Pareto Improving Redistribution and Pure Public Goods,” Todd Sandler, Iowa State University and Richard Cornes, Keele University

    CHAIR: Todd Sandler


    Industrial Organization

    Saturday May 30, 10:15, 125 Bidgood

    “Economies of Scale and Scope, Contestability and Regulatory Risk,” Michael J. Ryan, University of Hull

    “To Merge or not to Merge: This is the Question,” Luis Corchon, University of Alicante and Ramon Fauli-Oller

    “A Critique on the Theory of Linear Price Monopoly,” Nir Dagan, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    CHAIR: Luis Corchon


    Evolution and Games

    Saturday May 30, 1:45, 110 Bidgood

    “Gale-Shapley Matching in an Evolutionary Trade Network Game,” Leigh Tesfatsion, Iowa State University

    “Risk and Insurance: A Biological Approach,” Phil Curry, University of Western Ontario

    “Evolution, Externalities, and Public Goods in Families of Humans and Other Animals,” Ted Bergstrom,


    CHAIR: Leigh Tesfatsion


    Club Theory

    Saturday May 30, 1:45, 115 Bidgood

    “Revisiting the Club: Second-Best Provision of Congestible and Excludable Goods, Clive D. Fraser, Leicester University

    “Provision of Public Goods, Voting and Bias in Spatial Club Size,” Andreas Kopp, University of Kiel

    “Local Public Goods and Clubs: A Unified Theory of First Best,” Marcus Berliant, Washington University and John Edwards, Tulane University

    CHAIR: Marcus Berliant



    Saturday May 30, 1:45, 125 Bidgood

    The Informational Value of Sequential Fundraising,” Lise Vesterlund, Iowa State University

    Psychic Incomes and Subsidies for Artists,” Moshe Adler, Rutgers University

    “An Economic Model of Fund-Raising,” Al Slivinski, University of Western Ontario and Rich Steinberg, IUPUI

    CHAIR: Al Slivinski



    Saturday May 30, 1:45, 119 Bidgood

    Insurance Taxation and Insurance Fraud,” M. Martin Boyer, HEC – Universite de Montreal

    Is Pigou wrong? Can distortionary taxation cause public spending to exceed the efficient level?,” Charles de Bartolome, University of Colorado

    “Voting on Taxation in a Simple General Equilibrium Model,” Philippe De Donder, Groupe de Recherches en Economie du Bien-Etre (GREBE)

    CHAIR: Charles de Bartolome


    Optimal Income Taxation

    Saturday May 30, 3:30, 115 Bidgood

    “Optimal Budget Balancing Income Tax Mechanisms and the Provision of Public Goods,” Frank H. Page, Jr., University of Alabama and Marcus Berliant, Washington University

    “Optimal income taxation: an ordinal approach,” Francios Maniquet and Marc Fleurbaey, University of Cergy-Pontoise

    “Subgame Perfect Optimal Nonlinear Income Tax,” Steve Slutsky, University of Florida and Johnathan Hamilton, University of Florida

    CHAIR: Steve Slutsky


    Topics in Game Theory

    Saturday May 30, 3:30, 125 Bidgood

    “Algebriac and Computational Complexity of Choice Implementing Automata,” Mark Johnson, Tulane University

    “Continuum Game Models,” Erik Balder, University of Utrecht

    “Uncertainty and Strategic Interaction in Economics,” Jurgen Eichberger, UNIVERSITÄT DES SAARLANDES and David Kelsey, University of Birmingham

    CHAIR: Erik J. Balder


    Taxation and Supply

    Saturday May 30, 3:30, 119 Bidgood

    “Excess Supply Could Be Second Best Optimal,” Leslie J.Reinhorn, Utah State University

    “Optimal Taxation of a Class of Quality-Differentiated Products,” Rudy Santore, Louisiana Tech University

    “Decomposing the Redistributive Effect of Taxes: New Measures of Vertical Equity and Inequity,” John P. Formby, University of Alabama, Hoseong Kim, University of Alabama and W. James Smith, University of Colorado

    CHAIR: John Formby



    Saturday May 30, 3:30, 110 Bidgood

    “Trade, Income Inequality, and Government Policies: Redistribution of Income or Education Subsidies,” Eckhard Janeba, Indiana University

    “Mobility, Targeting and Private School Vouchers,” Thomas Nechyba, Stanford University

    “The Design of Optimal Education Policies,” Gianni De Fraja, University of York

    CHAIR: Tom Nechyba


    Plenary Lecture

    Saturday May 30, 5:15, Alston 10

    Game Theory” Reinhard Selten, University of Bonn

    CHAIR: Truman Bewley


    Plenary Lecture

    Sunday May 31, 9:15,Alston 10

    “Voting for Voters: A Model of Electoral Evolution” Michael Maschler, Hebrew University

    CHAIR: Gabrielle Demange


    Private Provision and Externalities

    Sunday May 31, 10:15, 110 Bidgood

    “Coasian Equilibrium,” John Conley, University of Illinois

    “Regulation of International Environmental Externalities,” Faycal Mansouri, University of Tunis

    CHAIR: Herve Moulin


    Topics in Applied Microeconomics

    Sunday May 31, 10:15, 119 Bidgood

    “Factor Ownership and Strategic Governmental Interaction,” Kangoh Lee, Towson University

    “Public Good Provision in a Repeated Game Setting: An Analysis of Some Special Cases,” Paul Pecorino, University of Alabama

    “Kidney Transplants, Fields Medals, and Early Rounds of the Kappell Piano Competition,” Donald E. Campbell, William & Mary University and Jerry S. Kelly, Syracuse University

    CHAIR: Paul Pecorino




    Mathematical Economics

    Sunday May 31, 10:15, 115 Bidgood

    “A Welfare Analysis of Rational Expectations Equilibria: The Core,” Anthony Kwasnica, Caltech

    “No-arbitrage Condition and Existence of Equilibria in Asset Markets with a Continuum of Traders,” François Magnien, INSEE-Paris and Cuong Le Van, CNRS – CEPREMAP

    “The Tiebout Hypothesis: On the Existence of Pareto Efficient Competitive Equilibrium,” Myrna Wooders, University of Toronto and John Conley, University of Illinois

    CHAIR: Francois Magnien

Workshops and meetings

  • The Center for Behavioral Institutional Design (C-BID),  New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in conjunction with the Association for Public Economic Theory (APET), plan to hold a conference, scheduled to begin on Thursday December 16th, 2021 at NYUAD with a welcome reception and conclude on December 19th with a luncheon.  Papers in all areas of behavioral and experimental economics, mechanism design, public economic theory, and other related fields, including, game theory and social choice, among others, are invited.  Submission details, and other information, will be posted as they become available.   This in-person conference will provide researchers from behavioral economics and public economics an opportunity to interact and benefit from cross-fertilization of ideas.

    We hope that you will pencil this event in on your calendar and, if all goes well with travel and Covid, we hope that we will see you at NYUAD in December.

    More information, including the list of plenary speakers will be announced later.

    We are planning special events, including visits to outstanding attractions in Abu Dhabi, such as the Abu Dhabi Louvre, and/or the Grand Mosque and dinners in beautiful venues.

    The weather in Abu Dhabi in December is wonderful.  At least one dinner will be outside, where people can eat, drink. and wander around to meet old friends and make new ones.

    The Organizers

    C-BID Researchers:  Olivier Bochet, Nikos Nikiforakis, Ernesto Reuben and John Wooders

    APET Executive:  Myrna Wooders (President), Rabah Amir, Cuong Le Van, Gareth Myles, Frank Page

    For further information on C-BID see


    and, for APET, see  https://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/apet-jpet/about/

  • We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Public Economic Theory (JPET) and the Journal of Mathematical Economics (JME) are planning a special workshop, to be held from March 13th to March 15th, 2020, hosted by New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).

    The title and focus of the Workshop is: “Markets, Policies and Economic Design: Theory and Experiments”
    Submissions to the workshop and for publication will be opened on October 15th, with a deadline of January 30th 2020.

    Further information can be found on the attached document. For further information on submissions please contact:
    Myrna Wooders (myrna.wooders@gmail.com, JPET) or Alex Citanna (ac6609@nyu.edu, JME) and, for local organization, Diana Pangan (diana.pangan@nyu.edu).

    JPE-JME-NYUAD call


    Call for applications for the Max Planck Summer School on the Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution. This will be taking place in Berlin, Germany on August 3-7 2020. Participants are expected to stay for the full duration of the meeting.

    The Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution (PECR) Summer School is aimed at young researchers in the early stage of their careers as PhD students and Postdocs, notably in the fields of Economics and Political Science.

    Only electronic submission will be accepted until March 31, 2020. The application should be sent to PECR@tax.mpg.de

    If you have questions regarding admissions or any other academic matters, please contact kai.konrad@tax.mpg.de with “PECR2020” in the subject line. If you have questions about lodging, travel arrangement or other logistic matters, please contact sandra.sundt-johannesen@tax.mpg.de with “PECR2020” in the subject line.

    Further information can be viewed on following link and attached document:

    Max Planck Institute of Tax Law and Public Finance

    Summerschool-Call-2019-11-20_Version 2

  • The Association for Public Economic Theory and the Department of Economics at Deakin University are proud to sponsor the APET workshop on Democracy, Public Policy, and Information. This workshop has benefited from funding from the Centre for Economics and Financial Econometrics at Deakin University. The workshop will be held on the 18th and 19th of July 2016 at Deakin University’s City Conference facilities in Melbourne. The confirmed keynote speaker is Cesar Martinelli (George Mason University). Participants are expected to arrive in Melbourne on the 17th of July for a welcome dinner and an early start on the 18th. A selection of the papers presented will be included in a special issue of the Journal of Public Economic Theory to be edited by Cesar Martinelli and Jaideep Roy. Selected papers will be subject to JPET’s standard refereeing process. The deadline for the submission of papers is May 10th, 2016. Papers and questions should be submitted to Cesar Martinelli (cmarti33@gmu.edu) and Jaideep Roy (jaideeproy1234@gmail.com)

  • The CTN, in collaboration with APET, the Association for Public Economic Theory, will organize sessions related to the areas of interest to the CTN. You are invited to submit your abstract by May 10th. Decisions will be made quickly to facilitate travel plans. Please indicate on your submission that you would like your paper to be in a CTN session.

  • On December 14th and 15th, 2013, the New Economic School (Moscow) CSDSI jointly, with the Association for Public Economic Theory and with support of the MSU Faculty of Economics, organized the NES-APET Workshop on Diversity and Public Policy.

    More than 40 researchers participated in the workshop. Among others, Professors Matthew O. Jackson, Shlomo Weber, Eyal Winter, Myrna Wooders presented their research papers to the workshop audience.

    A special issue of Journal of Public Economic Theory based on the workshop materials is planned to be published, and Professor Shlomo Weber will be an editor of that issue. Professor Weber is the Leading Scientist of the Laboratory for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions.

  • 4th LSU Conference on Networks
    Theme: The Role of Externalities in Networks
    February 23
    We invite papers on all aspects of networks that deal with role of externalities in networks.
    Limited support will be provided to all participants.
    The keynote speakers are:
    • Professor Bhaskar Dutta (University of Warwick)
    • Professor Myrna Wooders (Vanderbilt University)
    A selection of papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Public Economic Theory.
    Please send your submissions by December 15th, 2012 and decisions will be made by early January, 2013.
    Please send your submissions to Sudipta Sarangi at sarangi@lsu.edu
    For a listing of earlier networks conferences at LSU visit: http://faculty.bus.lsu.edu/sarangi/
  • Game Theory and Applications

    The fourth edition of the Lisbon Meetings will be held in ISEG/Technical University of Lisbon from the 18th to the 20th of October, 2012.

    The conference will include as keynote speakers:

    • Françoise Forges (Paris-Dauphine University)
    • Jean Gabszewicz (CORE, Catholic University of Louvain)
    • Paul Klemperer (Oxford University)
    • Xavier Vives (IESE Business School and Pompeu Fabra University)

    The conference will also include contributed sessions on all topics and from all perspectives of game theory, including applications and experimental work.

  • The Instituto de Matemática Aplicada San Luis (IMASL) of Universidad Nacional de San Luis and Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONICET), in conjunction with the Association for Public Economic Theory, will be organizing a Workshop, in San Luis, Argentina, on November 24-25, 2011. We cordially invite you to attend. The Workshop will present the state of the art in: Cooperation, Matching, and Collective Goods.

    The workshop will have both contributed and invited papers, plus poster sessions.  Submission details will be posted in April.


    Authors are invited to submit papers. Submissions should be sent by email attachment to joviedo@unsl.edu.ar

    New Deadline submission August 31, 2011

    Acceptance September 5, 2011

    Registration fee : U$50


    Alejandro Neme (Universidad Nacional de San Luis)


    • Alejandro Neme (Universidad Nacional de San Luis)
    • Jorge Oviedo (Universidad Nacional de San Luis)
    • Juan Carlos Cesco (Universidad Nacional de San Luis)
    • Luis Quintas (Universidad Nacional de San Luis)


    • Alejandro Manelli (Arizona State University)
    • Alejandro Neme (Universidad Nacional de San Luis)
    • Bernard Cornet (Université Paris 1)
    • Federico Weinschelbaum (Universidad San Andrés)
    • Fernando Thomé (Universidad del Sur)
    • Gustavo Bergantiños (Universidad de Vigo)
    • Jordi Massó (Universdidad Autónoma de Barcelona)
    • Jorge Oviedo (Universidad Nacional de San Luis)
    • Juan Carlos Cesco (Universidad Nacional de San Luis)
    • Leandro Arozamena (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella)
    • Luis Quintas (Universidad Nacional de San Luis)

    Confirmed invited speakers are:

    • Bernard Cornet (Université Paris 1)
    • David Cantala (Colegio de México)
    • Gustavo Bergantiños (Universidad de Vigo)
    • Marilda Sotomayor (Universidade de Säo Pablo)
    • Myrna Wooders (Vanderbilt University)


    • Association for Public Economic Theory (APET)
    • Instituto de Matemática Aplicada San Luis
    • Facultad de Ciencias Físico Matemáticas y Naturales
    • Universidad Nacional de San Luis
  • Welcome to the Association for Public Economic Theory’s Workshop on The Political Economy of Development

    The Association for Public Economic Theory and  Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok are proud to sponsor a special APET workshop on the political economy of development.

    The workshop will be held on June 23 and 24, at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.  

    We invite theoretical contributions on the study of developing countries, with a possible emphasis on the political economy of underdevelopment. Topics include but are not restricted to:

    (a) unequal growth and its aftermath
    (b) the political economy of rural-urban transformation
    (c) property rights
    (d) rent-seeking and lobbying
    (e) conflict
    (f) public goods provision
    (g) accountability and governance

    A selection of the papers presented will be included in a special issue of the Journal or Public Economic Theory to be edited by Debraj Ray and Rajiv Sethi.

    We look forward to seeing you in Thailand.

  • The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is pleased to announce a PET 2009 Workshop on  “Public Economics: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches”. This workshop will be held on June 22-24 in Lyon (France).Our invited Speakers will be:

    • John List
    • Charles Plott

    The workshop is organized by the GATE Institute (CNRS and University of Lyon).