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.

We are very pleased to announce the 2019 (12th) Australasian Public Choice Conference, to be held in Brisbane, and hosted by the School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.

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Keynote speakers

Professor Hans-Joachim Voth, University of Zurich

Professor Stefan Napel, University of Bayreuth

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 welcome.

Proposals for submission close on Wednesday 25 September 2019. Please email the title of your paper and abstract to apcc2019@qut.edu.au.

If you submit a proposal before the due date, you will be informed of whether the proposal is accepted within two weeks of submission. This may help you in planning your attendance.

If accepted, you will be required to send your paper to apcc2019@qut.edu.au by Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Key dates

Wednesday 25 September
Abstract submissions due to apcc2019@qut.edu.au
Tuesday 1 October
Outcome notification
Friday 25 October
Registration closes
Wednesday 20 November
Full papers due to apcc2019@qut.edu.au
Monday 9 December
Conference day 1 and evening conference dinner
Tuesday 10 December
Conference day 2

Scientific committee

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


There are no fees for this conference. The conference dinner, lunch on both days and catered coffee breaks will be covered by the the School of Economics and Finance, QUT Business School.

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Conference program

The program will be announced after registrations have been completed.

Download the conference program


The conference will take place at QUT Gardens Point Campus, P Block Rooms P506 and P514.

The campus is located very close to the central business district (CBD) of Brisbane, which offers many choices of accommodation and is well connected by public transport.

Campus maps and directions to Gardens Point

Contact us

Contact apcc2019@qut.edu.au for any enquiries about the conference.