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Turku School of Economics and Business Administration and the University of Turku will jointly host the Annual Conference of the European Public Choice Society in 2006. As the Chair of the local organizing committee I would like to welcome the public choice community to Turku , the oldest city in Finland.

The conference will take place between 20 and 23 April 2006 . The conference desk will be open from 12 noon on Thursday April 20 with the first plenary session starting around 14.00 on that day. The conference will finish at lunch time (around 13.30) on Sunday April 23. More than 200 economists from Europe , Asia , the Americas and Australia are expected to participate in the conference.

The deadline for paper submissions is 31 December 2005 .

The aim of the conference

The conference aims to present current issues of New Political Economy and policy-orientated economic theory to an international audience of economists. About 200 papers will be presented in plenary meetings and parallel sessions dealing with current issues in all fields of Public Choice. Additionally, one young scholar will be chosen to receive the Knut-Wicksell Prize for outstanding research in the field of Public Choice.

The European Public Choice Society

The European Public Choice Society was organized in 1972 by a small group of scholars under the leadership of Peter Bernholz of the University of Basel . The society aims to link economic research and policy advice. Public Choice research analyses individual decision making processes of public decision makers and the effects of these processes on economic policy. This involves a combination of traditional economic methods and issues and insights derived from the political, social and biological sciences.

Mika Widgrén
The Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
Contact: mika.widgren@tukkk.fi