Australasian Public Choice Conference

December 2018

10-11 December 2018

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Melbourne, Australia

We are very pleased to announce the 2018 (11th) Australasian Public Choice Conference, to be held in Melbourne, and hosted by the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (city 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 Massimo Morelli (Università Bocconi)

Professor Pauline Grosjean (University of New South Wales)

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 Friday 14 September 2018. Please email the title of your paper and abstract to

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 by 20 November.

Key dates

14 September 2018 Abstract submissions due to

01 October 2018 Outcome notification (2-week turnaround on submissions made prior to the deadline)

21 October 2018 Registration closes

20 November 2018 Full papers due to

10 December 2018 Daytime: Conference day 1; Evening: conference dinner

11 December 2018 Conference day 2

Scientific committee

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

Conference registration

The registration portal is available here:


Please register by clicking the link above.

The conference registration fee is $370. This cost includes the conference dinner (on the evening of Monday 10 December) and lunch on both days, plus catered coffee breaks.

Registration closes on October 21, 2018.


The conference will take place in the heart of Melbourne, at RMIT's Swanston Academic Building, which is located 250 meters from one of the major train stations (Melbourne Central). The central business district (CBD) of Melbourne offers many choices of accommodation and is well connected by tram. Conference attendees may also elect to stay near any train station and take a train to Melbourne Central to attend the conference.