About the Grantee
Vanderbilt University Law School 131 21st Ave S,, Nashville, TN, 37203, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for an interdisciplinary conference and an edited volume on the topic of the public option
The Vanderbilt Law School Program on Law and Government proposes to host an interdisciplinary conference, leading to an edited volume or journal symposium issue, on the topic of the public option. A public option exists when government provides goods or a service directly with universal accessibility, and private market options coexist. Public options are common — public swimming pools, public libraries, public schools — but are rarely analyzed in these terms. This conference will begin to investigate public options for their impact on democracy, markets, inclusivity, and equality, in the hopes of deepening scholarly attention to this important subject.