Workshop for Law Professors on Public Choice Economics


Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Resort at Squaw Creek - Lake Tahoe
  • Division: The Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies

This workshop will help the attending professors enhance their understanding of public choice, including interest group theory, rent-seeking, rent-extraction, agency capture, bureaucracy and constitutional economics, regulatory competition, the political theory of loopholes, Bootleggers and Baptists phenomena, and public choice of the judiciary, among other topics. The workshop will broaden the professor-attendees’ understanding of these concepts and sharpen their analytical tools, allowing them to introduce greater economic sophistication and policy relevance to their academic work. This workshop is aimed at professors interested in teaching and conducting research related to public choice, and it will include a session at the end expressly devoted to group discussion designed to brainstorm about developing research agendas around the topics covered at the Workshop.

For questions, please contact:
Jeffrey Smith, Associate Director of Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economic Studies
jsmithq@gmu.edu | 703.993.8382