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  • PET 16 Rio de Janeiro

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PET 16 Rio de Janeiro

We are delighted to announce that PET 16 Rio, hosted by FGV, will be held in Rio de Janeiro from July 11th-13th, 2016, with a welcome reception on the 10th. The submission deadline will be February 15th. Only titles, JET 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, public finance will be considered. As it becomes available more information will be posted at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/econ/faculty/Wooders/APET/PET2016.html

FGV is short for Fundação Getulio Vargas. This distinguished Brazilian research and education institution 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, Luiz Braido, and Humberto Moreira, from FGV,
And, from APET, Cuong Le Van, Frank Page and Myrna Wooders.

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

PET 15 Luxembourg

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

REGISTRATION: To register, please enter the Conference Maker PET 15 website (editorialexpress.com/conference/PET15/) and click on the registration button on the top of the LHS menu.  Registration fees will increase on June 1st, but it would be helpful to our planning if you  would register at your earliest convenience.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS: There are a number of hotels for which we have arranged special rates. The availability of hotels is extremely limited at this period, due to the Luxembourg EU Presidency, and many special rates expire on 15 May 2015. We advise making your reservation for a hotel as soon as possible. Click here for a list of hotels with special rates.

AWARDS: 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. Eligible participants can apply when registering.

The conference dinner will be held on a boat on July 2nd. The boat looks impressive! 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.

PROGRAM: For a link to the conference program, click here.

MAP: Below is a map of Luxembourg. The conference will be held at 162 Avenue de la Faiencerie. For an interactive map or directions, click here.


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
Michel 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
Maria Gallego, Wilfrid Laurier University
Fiomena Garcia, Indiana University
Mark Johnson, Tulane University
Michael Kaganovich, Indiana 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
Stephen 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
John Wooders, University of Technology, Sydney


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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