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PET 2000

PET 2000
International Conference on Public Economic Theory
University of Warwick
July 20 - July 23, 2000
Sponsored by

The British Academy
UK ESRC Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation,
Warwick Centre for Local Government,
Warwick Centre for Public Economics,
Blackwell Publishing Company
The University of Warwick

General Information.

The purpose of the Association for Public Economic Theory, APET, is to foster interaction between applied researchers in public economics and economic theorists. Thus, PET 2000 will have three themes: pure theory, public economic theory, and social and policy issues; submissions under any of these headings are welcome. Under the second and third themes, there will be a special focus on international tax competition under conditions of globalisation.

It is anticipated that most participants will be accommodated on campus. We encourage you to submit an abstract as soon as possible so that we can guarantee you your preferred choice of accommodation.

The University of Warwick is located near the city of Coventry and the Birmingham International airport. Coventry is about an hour and a half from London (and London-Heathrow) by train. The University is about a £6 cab ride from Coventry and a £20 cab ride from Birmingham airport.

Abstract and Paper Submission Deadline

Abstracts, with a complete mailing address and e-mail address, should be sent to the conference administrator, Fiona Brown, by March 1, 2000 (or sooner if possible). E-mail submissions are preferred. Complete papers may be included with your submission, preferably in PDF format. Papers contributed in PDF form will be posted on the conference web site unless otherwise requested. The conference administrator can be reached at:

Fiona Brown,
PET 2000, Department of Economics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL


The registration fee for the conference is £50 (£25 for students) if paid by April 15th , 2000 or £80 (£50 for students) thereafter. The registration fee includes a one-year subscription to the Journal of Public Economic Theory, membership in APET, all conference receptions and coffee and tea breaks. Current members of APET will receive a £15 discount. Cheques to be made payable to UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

The registration form should accompany payment and should be sent to:

Fiona Brown
Department of Economics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, UK


We have reserved rooms (en suite, i.e., with bath) on the Warwick University campus for conference participants. The rooms are very pleasant, but have only single beds. Rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and guaranteed by the payment of your registration fee. The charge for the three night stay (arrival Thursday 20th - departing Sunday 23rd ) will be £225.

This cost includes all meals beginning with lunch on Thursday and ending with lunch on Sunday. Alternatively, there are charming bed and breakfast places and hotels in the nearby towns. We will provide a partial listing to anyone interested.

Payment (in pounds sterling)

Please make cheques payable to: UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK. The registration fee and accommodation charge can be paid by sterling cheque drawn on a British bank or Eurocheque and should be sent in advance. We are unable to accept VISA payments

Standard registration fee £50.00
-Student registration = £25.00
-Current APET member registration fee = £35.00

Accommodation (single en-suite room, all meals) = £225.00

Note: All Pounds Sterling (£) cheques are to be made payable to UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK to be sent to
Fiona Brown, Department of Economics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,UK

Final date for payment is 1 June 2000.

Payment (in dollars)

If you prefer to pay in US dollars, please make your cheque payable to APET (and send your cheque to the APET office not Warwick)

The standard Registration fee is $80.00
- Student registration = $40.00
- Current APET member registration fee = $55.00

Accommodation (single en-suite room, all conference meals ) = $360

Note: All US Dollar ($) cheques are to be made payable to APET and sent to:

JPET Editorial Office
Department of Economics
University of Illinois
Champaign, IL 61820

1 copy of the registration form should accompany your cheque and 1 copy should be sent to Fiona Brown to confirm the booking.

Final date for payment is 1 June 2000.

Financial assistance.

To enable the maximum number of interested researchers to attend PET 2000, we request that, if possible, participants who have other funding cover their own costs. A limited amount of financial assistance may be available on application to APET.

Programme Committee

Norman Ireland, Chair (Department of Economics, University of Warwick)
Ben Lockwood, Co-Chair (Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick)
Claude D'Aspremont (CORE, Louvain La Neuve)
Salvador Barbera (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Charles Blackorby (University of British Columbia)
Michel Le Breton (Aix and CORE, Louvain la Neuve)
Xavier Calsamiglia (University of Pompeu Fabre)
Alessandra Casella (Columbia University)
John Conley (University of Illinois)
Nicholas Gravel (Cergy-Pontoise)
Peter Hammond (Stanford University)
Toshihiro Ihiro (Tokyo University)
Jean-Francois Mertens (CORE, Louvain la Neuve).Herve Moulin (Rice University)
Frank Page (University of Alabama)
Mario Pascoa (New University of Lisbon)
David Wildasin (Vanderbuilt University)

And the Warwick group,

Jonathan Cave,
Michael Devereux,
Amrita Dhillon,
Sayantan Ghosal,
Marcus Miller,
Andrew Oswald,
Carlo Perroni,
Kimberly Scharf,
Philip Trostel,
Ian Walker,
John Whalley,
Myrna Wooders

Further information, including the current program, may be found on the

Warwick PET2000 Webpage