AS: I’m reposting this announcement here because I think that this is a great opportunity for grad students. I went to the PCO conference in 2003. I learned quite a bit and would recommend the event to any grad student in the social sciences.
Public Choice Outreach Conference. The 2014 Conference will be held on June 6 – 8, 2014 at the Hyatt Arlington conveniently located close to the National Mall and Georgetown areas of Washington DC. Applications are now available and are due on Friday, April 11, 2014.
The Public Choice Outreach Conference is designed as a “crash course” in Public Choice for students planning careers in academia, journalism, law, or public policy. Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are eligible to apply. Many graduates of the Outreach seminar have gone on to notable careers in academia, law and business. Students majoring in economics, history, international studies, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, religious studies, and sociology have attended past conferences as have a few mayors and other politicians! Applicants unfamiliar with Public Choice and students from outside of George Mason University are especially encouraged.
A small stipend is available and meals and rooms will be provided by the conference (for non-locals). Space, however, is very limited.
To apply, download and fill out the Outreach Application, and return with one letter of recommendation and a personal statement of 500 words or less. The recommendation letter can be sent with the application or have it sent separately via mail or email. Please mail or email to the address below no later than April 11th, 2014.