Notice & Comment

Workshop for Law Professors on Public Choice Economics, 1/5-1/9

From George Mason University’s Law & Economics Center:

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: For more information regarding this program or other initiatives of the LEC, please visit

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