NEWS The 2022 Meeting of the EPCS will be held at Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, on April 11-14.

The 2021 Meeting of the EPCS was held virtually at the Université de Lille (France), on April 21 and 22, 2021. The conference was organized by LEM, a research center jointly sponsored by CNRS, IESEG business school and the Université de Lille.

  • Organizer: Etienne Farvaque (University of Lille, France)
  • Conference website:
  • 220 papers were presented in parallel sessions.
  • Plenary sessions by Paola Profeta (Bocconi University) and Martin Rossi (University of San Andres)
  • Election of three new Board members: Mariana Lopes da Fonseca, James Rockey and Pilar Sorribas-Navarro.
  • Wicksell prize winner: Clemence Tricaud for the paper”Better Alone? Evidence on the Costs of Intermunicipal Cooperation”.

The current health emergency related to COVID-19 forced us to cancel the 2020 Meeting of the EPCS which was supposed to be held in Lucerne, Switzerland, on 15-18 April, 2020. Organizer: Christoph Schaltegger, University of Lucerne, Faculty of Economics and Management. Conference website:

Pictures of the 2019 meeting in Jerusalem (by Raphäel Franck) and of the 2018 meeting in Rome (by Massimiliano Piacenza and Amalia Winer).