Seitlicher Blick auf das D4 Gebäude.

European Public Choice Society 2024


The 51st Meeting of the European Public Choice Society will take place at the Vienna University of Economics from April 2 to April 5, 2024. The European Public Choice Society (EPCS, promotes scientific research on the economics and politics of public and nonmarket decision-making, political economy, and the economics of institutions. About 300 researchers from different fields such as economics, political science, and other social sciences meet annually to discuss the current issues in all fields of Public Choice and Political Economy, in all their theoretical and empirical dimensions. The breadth of topics represented in the meeting can be assessed by consulting the conference program of the 2023 meeting, which took place in Hannover.

Keynote Speakers

Zohal Hessami (Ruhr-University Bochum)   
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (Paris School of Economics)

Wicksell Prize

Every year, the EPCS awards the Wicksell Prize in honor of the Swedish economist Johan Gustaf Knut Wicksell, to the best paper presented at the annual meeting by a young scholar. To qualify for the prize, the presenter of the paper as well as all co-authors must be under 30 years of age as of December 31, 2023. The Wicksell Prize is sponsored by the European Journal of Political Economy.


Deadline for submission is November 30th, 2023.

Decisions will be sent by the middle of January 2024.

Registration starts on January 15th, 2024 and finishes on February 29th, 2024.

Professional childcare (age range: 0-12 years) is provided during the conference.


Conference PrograM 2024

Tuesday April 2nd, 2024

14:00Welcome & Registration (FORUM)
14:00Women in Public Choice Networking (CEREMONIAL HALL 1)
15:30Presidential Address: Zohal Hessami (CEREMONIAL HALL 1)
17:00Coffee Break (FORUM)
17:30Parallel Session A (TEACHING CENTER)
19:30-22:00Welcome Reception (FORUM)

Wednesday April 3rd, 2024

9:00Parallel Session B (TEACHING CENTER)
11:00Coffee Break (TEACHING CENTER TC.5.17)
11:30Keynote Speech: Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (CEREMONIAL HALL 1)
12:30EPCS Board Meeting (FORUM)
12:30Light Lunch (FORUM)
13:30Parallel Session C (TEACHING CENTER)
15:30Coffee Break (TEACHING CENTER TC.5.17)
16:00Parallel Session D (TEACHING CENTER)
18:00-20:30EPCS Members Meeting (AUDIMAX)
18:00-20:30In memoriam: Charles Beat Blankart (Friedrich Schneider & Christoph Schaltegger) (AUDIMAX)

Thursday April 4th, 2024

9:00Parallel Session E (TEACHING CENTER)
11:00Coffee Break (TEACHING CENTER TC.5.17)
11:30Parallel Session F (TEACHING CENTER)
13:30Austria Micro Data Center Presentation (im TC.5.01)
13:30EJPE Editorial Board Meeting (im TC 5.12)
13:30Lunch Break (13:30)
14:30Social Program (cultural visits and tours)
18:00-23:00Conference Dinner (RATHAUS/CITY HALL)

Friday April 5th, 2024

9:00Parallel Session G (TEACHING CENTER)
11:00Coffee Break (TEACHING CENTER TC.5.17)
11:30Parallel Session H (TEACHING CENTER)
13:30Lunch Break (MENSA)

Local Organizers

Monika Köppl-Turyna (EcoAustria, Seeburg Castle University)

Jesus Crespo Cuaresma (Vienna University of Economics and Business)