The European Public Choice Society aims at promoting scientific research on the economic and interdisciplinary analysis of non-market decision making processes and institutions, and to facilitate the exchange of work and ideas about it.
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. Before 1980 the Society’s meetings were informal, irregularly scheduled, always held at Basel and never attended by more than a couple of dozen participants. Since that time the Society has met annually in fifteen European countries and participation has expanded considerably. The most recent meetings were attended by approximately 350 people from around thirty countries who presented about 280 scientific papers.