PhotoAttribution 56th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

2019 Public Choice Society, March 14-16, Louisville Kentucky

Friday, March 15, 2019

7:00am – 5:00pm

Room: Regency Ballroom Foyer

8:00am – 9:30am

Room: Cherokee-Shawnee

Empirical Public Policy & Entrepreneurship

Session Chair: Daniel Bennett
Session Organizer: Daniel Bennett

Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurial Startup Activities in the United States
Presenter: Shishir Shakya
Discussant: Eric C. Mota

Public Policy and Entrepreneurship: The Adverse Effects of Well-Intended Policies
Presenter: Eric C. Mota
Co-Author(s): Peter G. Klein
Discussant: Jeremy Jackson

Creative Destruction, Job Reallocation, and Subjective Well-being
Presenter: Jeremy Jackson
Co-Author(s): Mona Ahmadiani; Adam Hyde
Discussant: Daniel Bennett

Local Economic Freedom and Creative Destruction in America
Presenter: Daniel Bennett
Discussant: Shishir Shakya

Room: Churchill Downs


Session Chair: Daniel Gibbs
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Civil service reform, self-selection, and bureaucratic performance
Presenter: Daniel Gibbs
Discussant: Janet Kohlhase

Can Bureaucrats Manipulate Policy Outcomes?
Presenter: Janet Kohlhase
Co-Author(s): Craig, Steven; Hoang, Edward; Kohlhase, Janet
Discussant: Pedro Camões

Where or Whom to Contract? An Empirical Study of Political Proximity in Public Procurement at Municipal Level
Presenter: Pedro Camões
Co-Author(s): Cerejeira, João
Discussant: Alfa Farah

Winning a District Office in a Clientelistic Society: Evidence from Indonesia
Presenter: Alfa Farah
Discussant: Daniel Gibbs

Room: Regency South A

Law & Econ I

Session Chair: Murat Mungan
Session Organizer: Kevin Grier

Evidence on Court System Bias from Strategic Judge Assignment
Presenter: Jillian Carr
Co-Author(s): McClain, William
Discussant: Anna Harvey

Within-Judge Estimates of Appointment and Election In Criminal Appeals
Presenter: Anna Harvey
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Greg
Discussant: Murat Mungan

Positive Sanctions
Presenter: Murat Mungan
Discussant: Alexander Lundberg

On the Public Finance of Capital Punishment
Presenter: Alexander Lundberg
Discussant: Jillian Carr

Room: Regency South B

The Politics of Criminal Justice

Session Chair: David Skarbek
Session Organizer: David Skarbek

Why Do States Privatize their Prisons? The Unintended Consequences of Inmate Litigation
Presenter: Anna Gunderson
Discussant: Joshua Page

A Constructed Reality: Desperation and Service in the Bail Industry
Presenter: Joshua Page
Discussant: Adaner Usmani

The Racial Politics of the Punitive Turn
Presenter: Adaner Usmani
Co-Author(s): Clegg, John
Discussant: Jennifer Doleac

Algorithmic Risk Assessment Tools in the Hands of Humans
Presenter: Jennifer Doleac
Co-Author(s): Stevenson, Megan
Discussant: Anna Gunderson

Room: Seneca-Iroquois

Political Economy Case Studies

Session Chair: Peter Frank
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

An Expansive Pro-Life Movement: Political, Economic and Religious Perspectives on Refugees and Immigration in America
Presenter: Peter Frank
Co-Author(s): Ellis, Joseph; Castello, Sergio; Warren, Matthew
Discussant: Jonatan Lemus

Judicial strategic behavior in Guatemala’s Constitutional Court in tax cases from 2006 to 2018
Presenter: Jonatan Lemus
Co-Author(s): Galdamez, Enrique, Santos, Carolina; Fernandez, Santiago;
Discussant: Abdel-Hameed Nawar

Do Economics and Political Science Scholars Differ on Public Choice Issues? Evidence from Brazil
Presenter: Abdel-Hameed Nawar
Discussant: Cameron Weber

“Heuristic on Art-Statism: How State Art Production Can Create Preferences in Voters for a State with Greater Discretionary Power, with Case Studies from the New Deal”
Presenter: Cameron Weber
Co-Author(s): Weber, Cameron
Discussant: Peter Frank

Room: Hialeah

Political History

Session Chair: Clara Piano
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

The comparative endurance and efficiency of religion.
Presenter: Anthony Gill
Discussant: Clara Piano

An Economic Theory of Economic Analysis: The Case of the School of Salamanca
Presenter: Clara Piano
Discussant: Emil Duhnea

Buchanan and Bloomington
Presenter: Emil Duhnea
Co-Author(s): Martin, Adam
Discussant: Anthony Gill

Room: Gulfstream

Normative Public Choice

Session Chair: Richard Jankowski
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Cicero: A Constitutional Defense of the Roman Republic
Presenter: Richard Jankowski
Discussant: Jon Murphy

Frederic Bastiat: Public Choice Theorist
Presenter: Jon Murphy
Discussant: Vasyl Kvartiuk

Why "limited access" institutions may jeopardize federalism: Agriculture subsidization in the EU and Russia
Presenter: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Co-Author(s): Thomas Herzfeld, Jana Demoustier
Discussant: Nick Cowen

The mirage of mark-to-market taxation: Capital taxation within the market process
Presenter: Nick Cowen
Co-Author(s): Delmotte, Charles
Discussant: Richard Jankowski

Room: Kentucky Suite

Public Choice Dynamics

Session Chair: Benjamin Blemings
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Riding Dirty: The Political Economy of Disruptive Pavement Maintenance
Presenter: Benjamin Blemings
Co-Author(s): Bock, Margaret
Discussant: Steven Johnson

The Effect of State-Level Welfare Policy on Disability Acceptance Rates
Presenter: Steven Johnson
Discussant: Pedro Camões

Using Wavelets to Test the Waves of Democracy
Presenter: Pedro Camões
Co-Author(s): Aguiar-Conraria, Luis
Discussant: Benjamin Blemings

Room: Keeneland

Formal and Informal Institutions

Session Chair: Edward Lopez
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

The Cognitive Dimension of Institutions
Presenter: Edward Lopez
Co-Author(s): James L. Caton
Discussant: Daniel Rothschild

Social and Asocial Capital: Social Embeddedness and Government Intervention
Presenter: Daniel Rothschild
Discussant: Andreas Bergh

Hayekian Welfare States: Explaining the co-existence of economic freedom and big government
Presenter: Andreas Bergh
Discussant: Edward Lopez

10:00am – 11:20am

Room: Regency Ballroom South

Plenary Session 2: PCS Past President Bernie Grofman on Redistricting

Session Chair: Roger Congleton
Session Organizer: Roger Congleton

Creating Congressional Districts: A Public Choice Perspective
Presenter: Bernard Grofman

11:20am – 12:50pm

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Room: Regency South B

Fifth Annual Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Prize for Best Combined Paper and Presentaiton by a Graduate Student

Session Chair: Edward Lopez
Session Organizer: Lynne Kiesling

Why Do States Privatize their Prisons? The Unintended Consequences of Inmate Litigation
Presenter: Anna Gunderson
Discussant: David Skarbek

The Effect of State-Level Welfare Policy on Disability Acceptance Rates
Presenter: Steven Johnson
Discussant: Roberta Herzberg

The Fiscal Truth: Personal Fiscal Information Curbs Enthusiasm for Tax and Spend
Presenter: Kaetana Numa
Discussant: Richard Wagner

Room: Hialeah

Federalism I

Session Chair: Nathan Dong
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Budget Constraints, Market Opportunities and Off-Budget Financing of Local Governments in China
Presenter: Nathan Dong
Co-Author(s): Wang, Zigan
Discussant: Arijit Ray

Conditional Cash Incentives and Sex-Ratio at Birth in India
Presenter: Arijit Ray
Discussant: Nathan Dong

Room: Churchill Downs

International Political Economy

Session Chair: Friedrich Schneider
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Are Fiscal Multiplier Estimates Politically Biased?
Presenter: Friedrich Heinemann
Co-Author(s): Asatryan, Zareh; Havlik, Annika; Heinemann, Friedrich; Nover, Justus
Discussant: Friedrich Schneider

Cash in Circulation and the Shadow Economy: An Empirical Investigation
Presenter: Friedrich Schneider
Co-Author(s): Seitz, Franz and Reimrers Hans-Eggert
Discussant: Katsuzo Yamamoto

Spatial Model Analysis and the Rational Choice Approach about Brinkmanship and Inadvertent War
Presenter: Katsuzo Yamamoto
Discussant: Friedrich Heinemann

Room: Seneca-Iroquois

Industrial Organization

Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Regulation and Industry-Level Competitive Balance
Presenter: Todd Nesbit
Discussant: Jonas Grafström

An Anatomy of Failure – China´s Wind Power Program
Presenter: Jonas Grafström
Discussant: Todd Nesbit

Room: Kentucky Suite

Artificial Intelligence and Public Choice Roundtable

Session Chair: Steven Brams
Session Organizer: Mahendra Prasad

AI Research Needs Public Choice
Presenter: Mahendra Prasad
Discussant: Baobao Zhang

Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends
Presenter: Baobao Zhang
Co-Author(s): Allan Dafoe
Discussant: Allan Dafoe

Governing AI
Presenter: Allan Dafoe
Discussant: Roman Yampolskiy

Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security
Presenter: Roman Yampolskiy
Discussant: Mahendra Prasad

Room: Gulfstream

Domestic and International Federalism: Game Theoretic Properties

Session Chair: Yukari Iwanami
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Burden-Sharing among Alliance Members and the Reassurance Effect of Military Alliances
Presenter: Yukari Iwanami
Discussant: Shigeo Morita

Endogenous timing in tax competition and tax revenue orientation
Presenter: Shigeo Morita
Discussant: Ajay Sharma

Nash Equilibrium in Tax and Public Investment Competition
Presenter: Ajay Sharma
Co-Author(s): Pal, Rupayan
Discussant: Alex Theisen

Carrots, Sticks, and Words: Characterizing Soft and Hard Power in International Relations
Presenter: Alex Theisen
Discussant: Yukari Iwanami

Room: Keeneland

Experimental Public Choice I

Session Chair: Lucas Rentschler
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo

Tilting the playing field in all-pay auctions
Presenter: Lucas Rentschler
Co-Author(s): Dan Kovenock
Discussant: Daniel Kling

Observability without observation: The effect of impersonal social pressure messages in a GOTV experiment
Presenter: Daniel Kling
Co-Author(s): Stratmann, Thomas
Discussant: Evan Calford

Law enforcement and strategic uncertainty
Presenter: Evan Calford
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Greg
Discussant: Bryan McCannon

Moral Cost in Weighted Committee Decisions
Presenter: Thomas Stratmann
Co-Author(s): Nicola Maaser
Discussant: Lucas Rentschler

Room: Cherokee-Shawnee

How Policies Affect Growth, Productivity, and Trade

Session Chair: Scott Baier
Session Organizer: Patrick McLaughlin

Using Machine Learning to Quantify Trade Agreements
Presenter: Scott Baier
Co-Author(s): Narendra Regmi
Discussant: Bentley Coffey

Regulatory Budgeting and Economic Growth: Evidence from British Columbia
Presenter: Bentley Coffey
Co-Author(s): McLaughlin, Patrick; Peretto, Pietro
Discussant: Tyler Richards

Regulation and Productivity in US Manufacturing
Presenter: Tyler Richards
Co-Author(s): Patrick McLaughlin; Bentley Coffey
Discussant: Toshihiro Ihori

National Emergency and Security Spending
Presenter: Toshihiro Ihori
Discussant: Scott Baier

Room: Regency South A

Theory of Rent Seeking

Session Chair: Paan Jindapon
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Network Spillovers in Tullock's Contests
Presenter: Michael Smith
Co-Author(s): Dr. Paan Jindapon
Discussant: Wolfgang Leininger

Rent-Seeking in Nature: a Reassessment of Evolutionary Stability in Contests
Presenter: Wolfgang Leininger
Discussant: Cheng Li

Centralized Policymaking and Informational Lobbying
Presenter: Cheng Li
Discussant: Jeremy Kidd

Collusive Rent-Seeking in Cy Pres Class Action Settlements
Presenter: Jeremy Kidd
Co-Author(s): Whitehead, Michael
Discussant: Paan Jindapon

2:30pm – 2:40pm

2:40pm – 4:10pm

Room: Cherokee-Shawnee

Culture, Institutions and Development I

Session Chair: Daniel Bennett
Session Organizer: Daniel Bennett

Securing Personal Freedom through Institutions – The Role of Democracy and Judicial Independence
Presenter: Niclas Berggren
Co-Author(s): Gutmann, Jerg
Discussant: Hugo Moises Montesinos-Yufa

The Role of Culture and Institutions in Economic Development
Presenter: Hugo Moises Montesinos-Yufa
Co-Author(s): Bennett, Daniel; Faria, Hugo; Gwartney, James; Navarro, Carlos

Trust, regulation and contracting institutions
Presenter: Claudia Williamson
Co-Author(s): Cline, Brandon
Discussant: Niclas Berggren

Room: Churchill Downs

Law & Econ II

Session Chair: Kevin Grier
Session Organizer: Vincent Geloso

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?
Presenter: Samuel Absher
Discussant: Vincent Geloso

More severe punishments, more severe crashes: evidence from drunk driving
Presenter: Kerianne Lawson
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Gregory
Discussant: Robin Grier

Exposure to Drug Cartels and the Allocation of Consumption Spending in Mexico
Presenter: Robin Grier
Co-Author(s): Grier, Kevin; Hicks, Dan; Blanco, Luisa
Discussant: Kevin Grier

Tonight We're Gonna Parti (Quebecois) like it's 1976
Presenter: Kevin Grier
Co-Author(s): Geloso, Vincent
Discussant: Samuel Absher

Room: Regency South A

Epistemic Choice and Public Choice

Session Chair: Roberta Herzberg
Session Organizer: Lenore Ealy

Conscience, Covenant, and Cascades of Meaning: Notes toward transcending the vulnerabilities of democracy
Presenter: Lenore Ealy
Discussant: James Caton

Sovereignty, Speech Acts, and the Evolution of Institutions
Presenter: James Caton
Co-Author(s): Edward J. López
Discussant: Richard Wagner

Janus without Cores: A venture into Social Epistemology
Presenter: Richard Wagner
Discussant: Rok Novak

The Orderly Frameworks of Disorderly Plans: Radical Subjectivism as a Feature of Entangled Social Orders
Presenter: Rok Novak
Co-Author(s): Fritz, Roland
Discussant: Lenore Ealy

Room: Regency South B

Technology Policy Through a Public Choice Lens (Roundtable)

Session Chair: Lynne Kiesling
Session Organizer: Lynne Kiesling

Technology Policy Through a Public Choice Lens: Net Neutrality
Presenter: Thomas Hazlett

Electricity and the Digital Energy Future
Presenter: Lynne Kiesling

Technology Policy Through a Public Choice Lens: Antitrust Populism
Presenter: Thom Lambert

Room: Seneca-Iroquois

PSE: Politics, Sociolocy, Economics

Session Chair: Peter Calcagno
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno

Constitutions and Social Trust: An Analysis of the U.S. States
Presenter: Peter Calcagno
Co-Author(s): Ahnen, David
Discussant: Christian Bjørnskov

Social Trust and Political Independence
Presenter: Christian Bjørnskov
Co-Author(s): Jerg Gutmann, Stefan Voigt
Discussant: Art Carden

It’s in Smith: An Ethically Mature Citizenry is Necessary for Growth
Presenter: Art Carden
Co-Author(s): Marshall, Jennings B.; Caskey, Greg
Discussant: Peter Calcagno

Room: Hialeah

Elections and Governance

Session Chair: Taiki Susa
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Timing of election under globalization: a tax competition approach
Presenter: Taiki Susa
Discussant: Mats Ekman

Advance Voting and Political Competiton
Presenter: Mats Ekman
Discussant: Arthur Nelson

Advertising and Entry Deterrence in U.K. Parliamentary Elections
Presenter: Arthur Nelson
Discussant: James Strickland

Lobbying for a Cause: Public Interests, Private Interests, and Single-Interest Advocates
Presenter: James Strickland
Discussant: Taiki Susa

Room: Gulfstream

Governance and Economic Development

Session Chair: Helena Helfer
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Democracy and Prosperity – The Special Case of Latin America
Presenter: Helena Helfer
Discussant: Nicholas Reinarts

Democracy, Stability, and Prosperity: A Panel Data Analysis
Presenter: Nicholas Reinarts
Discussant: Peter Jacobsen

Planning the Public
Presenter: Peter Jacobsen
Discussant: Linan Peng

Room: Kentucky Suite

Legislative and Coalition Politics

Session Chair: Georg Vanberg
Session Organizer: Georg Vanberg

Logrolling and Minoritarian Rule
Presenter: Michelle Whyman
Discussant: Steven Brams

The (Police) Agency Problem: Police Use of Deadly Force
Presenter: David Fortunato
Co-Author(s): Scott Cook
Discussant: Michelle Whyman

Coalition Government, Legislative Institutions, and Public Policy in Parliamentary Democracies
Presenter: Georg Vanberg
Co-Author(s): Lanny Martin
Discussant: Daniel Smith

Turn-Taking in Office
Presenter: Daniel Smith
Discussant: David Fortunato

Room: Keeneland

Conflict, Violence, and Governance

Session Chair: David Skarbek
Session Organizer: David Skarbek

Civilian Support for Criminal and Political Armed Groups: Evidence from Colombia
Presenter: Livia Schubiger
Co-Author(s): De Bruin, Erica; Weintraub, Michael
Discussant: Danilo Freire

What Drives State-Sponsored Violence?: Evidence from Extreme Bounds Analysis and Ensemble Learning Models
Presenter: Danilo Freire
Co-Author(s): Uzonyi, Gary
Discussant: John Meadowcroft

The Logic of Far-Right Activism
Presenter: John Meadowcroft
Discussant: Anja Shortland

Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business
Presenter: Anja Shortland
Discussant: Livia Schubiger

4:10pm – 4:20pm

4:20pm – 5:50pm

Room: Keeneland

Corporate Welfare

Session Chair: Amihai Glazer
Session Organizer: Amihai Glazer

Identifying Agglomeration Spillovers: New Evidence from Large Plant Openings
Presenter: Carlianne Patrick
Co-Author(s): Partridge, Mark
Discussant: Paul Pecorino

Public goods and lobbying with participation costs
Presenter: Paul Pecorino
Co-Author(s): Conlon, John R.
Discussant: Amihai Glazer

Incentives, Plant Locations, and Plant Survival
Presenter: Amihai Glazer
Co-Author(s): Nicholas Kumomoto
Discussant: Tae Kim

Does a Firm's Political Capital Affect Its Investment and Innovation?
Presenter: Tae Kim
Discussant: Carlianne Patrick

Room: Cherokee-Shawnee

Experimental Public Choice II

Session Chair: Jason Aimone
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo

Herd Behavior under Varying Degrees of Uncertainty
Presenter: Adam Hoffer
Co-Author(s): Tsang, Ming; Stivers, Adam
Discussant: Jason Ralston

Pay, Pleas, and Prosecutorial Leniency
Presenter: Jason Ralston
Co-Author(s): Rentschler, Lucas; Aimone Jason; North, Charles
Discussant: Rustam Romaniuc

Risk, Ambiguity, And False Confessions : An experimental laboratory study of the innocence problem
Presenter: Jason Aimone
Co-Author(s): North, Charles; Ralston, Jason; Rentschler, Jason
Discussant: Adam Hoffer

Room: Regency South B

Political Economy of Corruption

Session Chair: Oguzhan Dincer
Session Organizer: Oguzhan Dincer

The Effects of Federal Regulations on Corruption in U.S. States
Presenter: Oguzhan Dincer
Co-Author(s): Gunalp, Burak
Discussant: Jordan Gans-Morse

Self-Selection into Public Service When Corruption is Widespread: Evidence from Post-Soviet Russia
Presenter: Jordan Gans-Morse
Co-Author(s): A. Kalgin, A. Klimenko, D. Vorobyev, A. Yakovlev
Discussant: Robert Gillanders

The Role of a Free Press in Combating Business Corruption
Presenter: Robert Gillanders
Co-Author(s): Binhadab, Nouf; Breen, Michael
Discussant: Sriparna Ghosh

BRICS: Cooperation for Development Or A New Channel For Corruption?
Presenter: Sriparna Ghosh
Co-Author(s): Olga Nicoara
Discussant: Oguzhan Dincer

Room: Regency South A

Empirical State and Local Political Economy

Session Chair: Dean Stansel
Session Organizer: Dean Stansel

Is Occupational Licensing a Bipartisan Issue?
Presenter: Daniel Sutter
Co-Author(s): Dove, John A.
Discussant: Dean Stansel

Horizontal “Checks and Balances” in the Socialist Regime: Prefecture City Level Evidence from China
Presenter: Yang Zhou
Discussant: Daniel Sutter

Economic Freedom and Migration: A Metro Area-Level Analysis
Presenter: Dean Stansel
Co-Author(s): Arif, Imran; Hoffer, Adam
Discussant: Yang Zhou

Room: Churchill Downs

Public Finance and Federalism in Developing Countries

Session Chair: Monica Escaleras
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Assessing the Impact of Decentralization and Political Institutions on Infrastructure Quality
Presenter: Monica Escaleras
Co-Author(s): Chiang, Eric
Discussant: Samir Zine El Alaoui

Strategic interactions between Moroccan local governments are geographical or political?
Presenter: Samir Zine El Alaoui
Co-Author(s): Maria EL KHDARI; Samira OUKARFI; Youness SAHIBI
Discussant: Mansokku Lee

Public Trust, Government Spending, and Financial Development
Presenter: Mansokku Lee
Discussant: Monica Escaleras

Room: Hialeah


Session Chair: Chuanyi Guo
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

The Impact of State Financial Intervention on School District Fiscal Performance: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design
Presenter: Chuanyi Guo
Discussant: Rene Cabral

Public Debt Sustainability and Political Networks: The Case of Subnational Debt in Mexico
Presenter: Rene Cabral
Co-Author(s): Fausto Hernández-Trillo; Ernesto del Castillo
Discussant: Jen Sidorova

Policy Path Dependence and Public Pension Debt: How Statutory Funding Policy Can Shape Political Decision Making for State Run Pension Systems
Presenter: Jen Sidorova
Co-Author(s): Anthony Randazzo
Discussant: Lang Yang

Who Pays Attention to Government Information? Housing and Credit Market Responses to New York Fiscal Stress Monitoring System
Presenter: Lang Yang
Discussant: Chuanyi Guo

Room: Seneca-Iroquois

Ruling and Economic Policy

Session Chair: Richard Jong-A-Pin
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Rich or Alive? Political (in)stability, political leader selection and economic growth
Presenter: Richard Jong-A-Pin
Co-Author(s): Yu, Shu
Discussant: Steven Craig

Samuelson Meets Federalism: Local Production of a National Public Good
Presenter: Steven Craig
Co-Author(s): Brueckner, Jan; Lee, Kangoh
Discussant: Pierre Siklos

The Evolving Scope and Content of Central Bank Speeches
Presenter: Pierre Siklos
Co-Author(s): St. Amand, Samantha; Wajda Joanna
Discussant: Richard Jong-A-Pin

Room: Gulfstream


Session Chair: Edwar Escalante
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Night watchers and Terrorists
Presenter: Edwar Escalante
Discussant: Ilia Murtazashvili

VoxPrey: Think tanks and the predatory state
Presenter: Ilia Murtazashvili
Co-Author(s): Mylovanov, Tymofiy; Murtazashvili, Jennifer
Discussant: Ennio Piano

Presenter: Ennio Piano
Co-Author(s): Peter T Leeson
Discussant: Henry Thompson

Identity and Off-Diagonals: How Permanent Winning Coalitions Destroy Democratic Governance
Presenter: Henry Thompson
Co-Author(s): Peter J. Boettke
Discussant: Edwar Escalante

Room: Kentucky Suite

Rent Seeking and Extraction

Session Chair: Dalila Lindov
Session Organizer: President-Elect Session

Are legislators responsive to contributions from teachers’ unions?
Presenter: Dalila Lindov
Discussant: Jordan Lofthouse

Don’t buffalo me: The political economy of American Prairie Reserve
Presenter: Jordan Lofthouse
Discussant: Fabio Padovano

Exploring the Determinants and Consequences of the Stringency of Environmental Policies
Presenter: Fabio Padovano
Co-Author(s): Cadoret Isabelle
Discussant: Dalila Lindov

6:00pm – 11:59pm