2017 Annual Australasian Public Choice Conference

4–5 December 2017
9am to 5pm
Melbourne Burwood Campus

We're pleased to announce that the 2017 (10th) Australasian Public Choice Conference will be held in Melbourne and hosted by the Department of Economics at Deakin University, Burwood Campus.

Event details

The Australasian Public Choice Scholars Network promotes research in public choice and political economy in the region. 

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 Sascha O. Becker (University of Warwick)

Professor Sascha O. Becker

Professor David Fielding (University of Otago)

Professor David Fielding

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 Monday 2 October 2017. Please email the title of your paper and abstract to Chris Doucouliagos.

If accepted, you will be required to send your paper to Chris Doucouliagos by 20 November.

Scientific committee

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

Conference registration

The conference registration fee is $200 for full-time faculty and $100 for full-time doctoral students. This cost includes the conference dinner (on the evening of Monday 4 December) and lunch on both days, plus catered coffee breaks. 

Registration closes on October 17 2017. Late registrations will be subject to a penalty of $75. If you would like to act as a chair of a session but not present a paper, please indicate this on your registration form.

To register your interest, visit the Deakin event payment portal and select '2017 Australasian Public Choice Conference'.

Register now


There are numerous accommodation options in Melbourne. Some are listed below.

The accommodation closest to Deakin University are Punthill Burwood and the Deakin Burwood Campus accommodation. Alternatively, you may choose to stay in Melbourne City Centre and travel to Deakin University. Deakin can be reached by taxi, bus, or tram.

Accommodation options

Punthill Burwood300 Burwood Highway, BurwoodPlease email bl-bs-economics@deakin.edu.au to book (dates can be flexible)
Punthill ApartmentsPunthill has inner city and CBD accommodation locations. http://www.punthill.com.au/
T: 1300 731 299 (24 hours)
T: +613 9916 8888 (international) 
Deakin Burwood Campus AccommodationConference organisers have booked five rooms at our on-campus accommodation. These studio apartments are allocated on a 'first in' basis for $70 per night.Please email bl-bs-economics@deakin.edu.au to book (dates can be flexible).
Novotel Glen Waverley285 Springvale Road, Glen WaverleyT: +61 3 8561 2345
IBIS Glen Waverley297 Springvale Road, Glen WaverleyT: +61 3 9518 7111
Quest Mont Albert741–745 Whitehorse Road, Mont AlbertT: +61 3 8843 1500

Register your interest

Registrations are essential. To register your attendance, visit the Deakin event payment portal and select '2017 Australasian Public Choice Conference'.

register today

Key information

Date and time

Monday 4 December to Tuesday 5 November 2017
Burwood Corporate Centre
Building BC, Level 2
221 Burwood Highway, Victoria 312


Burwood Corporate Centre
Building BC, Level 2
221 Burwood Highway, Victoria 312

Contact details

Chris Doucouliagos
Email Chris


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