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PET 15 Announcement

PET 15 Luxembourg will be held on July 2nd-4th, 2015, with a welcome reception on the 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

More information will be posted as it becomes available.


PET 14 Announcement

The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) held 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 were presented.

The Organizing Committee included Professor Stephen Turnovsky, who holds the Ford and Louisa Van Voorhis Professorship at the University of Washington, and APET.

A welcome reception was held on the evening of July 10th.

Please visit the conference website for more details.

Here is a schedule of the conference sessions.



There will be a special issue of JPET, guest-edited by David Martimort and Flavio Menezes, on Public –Private Partnerships.  The special issue will consist primarily of invited papers but contributed papers are also welcome.  Your contribution can be submitted at www.jpet.net/ .All papers will go through the standard review process.  If you would like to contribute a paper to the special issue and the guest editors find that the paper is not a good fit for the special issue,  your paper could then be considered as a regular submission to JPET. The deadline for submission of papers to the special issue is August 31, 2012.

The special issue arises from an APET workshop hosted by the University of Queensland; see http://www.accessecon.com/pubs/PETQL12/ for information about the workshop.
Thank you for being part of the APET community.

Call for papers
JPET workshop on
 Governance and Political Economy
December 17-18, 2012
Mysore, Karnataka
(known as Mysuru on Google Earth)

MyRA School of Business will host a workshop titled, “Governance and Political Economy” in Mysore on December 17th and 18th. The Workshop is sponsored by the Department of Economics at University of Warwick and the Association for Public Economic Theory, and is organized by Professor Amrita Dhillon, University of Warwick and MyRA School of Business. The inter-disciplinary workshop will bring economists, political scientists, and policymakers from around the world together to address some of the most intriguing and pressing questions on governance including:

How can laws be changed in the best way to discourage bribes? Do higher wages lead to less corruption, or does status make more of a difference? What is the link between  the natural resource curse and bad governance? How can fragile states, unable to enforce taxation, implement public policy in a cost-effective way? What are the dynamic incentives facing policymakers today? 

By bringing together scholars of various disciplines from the world’s leading institutions, such issues of political governance can be examined from various angles and diverse perspectives. 

    Speakers include:

    • Pranab Bardhan, UC Berkeley
    • Rajiv Sethi, Columbia University
    • Debraj Ray, New York University
    • Rohini Somanathan, Delhi School of Economics
    • Clare Leaver, University of Oxford
    • Ajit Mishra, Bath University
    • Gareth Myles, University of Exeter
    • Dr. Marco Pani, IMF
    • Adam Zeigfeld, University of Chicago
    • Myrna Wooders, Vanderbilt University

The Journal of Public Economic Theory has sponsored a number of highly successful international workshops in the past. The Mysore workshop on “Governance and Political Economy” will contribute to a special issue of the Journal, which will be edited by Professor Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi and Professor of Economics, Cornell University, USA.

The deadline for paper submission is 1 October 2012 and decisions will be made by 30 October 2012. Papers can be submitted at http://www.accessecon.com/pubs/PETMysore.
There are no registration fees. For further information contact: a.dhillon@warwick.ac.uk.

APET is pleased to announce that the latest issue of JPET on Managing Climate, with guest editors Roger Guesnerie and Nicholas Stern, is available on open access at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jpet.2012.14.issue-2/issuetoc We encourage everyone interested to take advantage of the issues' availability.

Recent prior events:

APET Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships June 25th and 26th, 2012

The Association for Public Economic Theory and The School of Economics at the University of Queensland were proud to sponsor a special APET workshop on public-private partnerships. Confirmed keynote speakers include Eduardo Engle (Yale University) and David Martimort (Paris School of Economics). For more about the conference, click here.

APET 13th annual conference was held in Taipei, Taiwan, June 12-14, 2012.

APET Purpose

The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is dedicated to the promotion of theoretical research in all areas of public finance and to the facilitation of communication amongst economists working in these areas. 


Membership is open to any individual with an interest in theoretical public economics.  Membership can be obtained by a subscription to the Journal of Public Economic Theory or simply by sending an email to myrna.wooders@gmail.com (cc. Shelley Malphurs Hargrove shelley.hargrove@vanderbilt.edu ).  Information about subscribing to the journal may be found at the website of Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.


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