PhotoAttribution The 52nd Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

2015 Public Choice Society, March 12-15, San Antonio Texas March 12-15, Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

Sunday, March 15, 2015

7:30am – 8:30am

Room: Rio Grande Foyer

8:30am – 10:00am

Room: Rio Grande East

Innovation and Political Economy

Session Chair: Michelle Vachris
Session Organizer: Joshua Hall

Universities Also Start in Garages: A Case for Open Markets in Higher Education
Presenter: Andres Marroquin
Discussant: Michael Lauck

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: Fiction or Fact?
Presenter: Michelle Vachris
Co-Author(s): Elizabeth Samios
Discussant: Levi Russell

Effects of USDA and EPA Regulation on Farm Profitability and Productivity
Presenter: Levi Russell
Co-Author(s): John M. Crespi, Michael R. Langemeier
Discussant: Andres Marroquin

The Political Economy of Uber
Presenter: Michael Lauck
Discussant: Michelle Vachris

Room: Rio Grande West

Textual Analysis and Policy Formation

Using Words As Data to Analyze State Constitutional Change
Presenter: Julia Rubicam
Discussant: Justin Briggs

Political Slant in U.S. Television News: A Computational Analysis
Presenter: Justin Briggs
Discussant: Jessi Troyan

Political Economy of the Development of Federal Surface Mining Law
Presenter: Jessi Troyan
Discussant: Julia Rubicam

Political Ecology
Presenter: Ryan Yonk
Discussant: Jessi Troyan

Room: Rio Grande Center

Crime and Vice

Session Chair: Paola Suarez

Pirate Thy Neighbor: The Protectionist Roots of International Copyright
Presenter: Ryan Safner
Discussant: Paola Suarez

Prisoners in the Prisoner's Dilemma
Presenter: Chad Seagren
Co-Author(s): David Skarbek
Discussant: Alexandre Padilla

Child Brides
Presenter: Paola Suarez
Co-Author(s): Peter Leeson
Discussant: Ryan Safner

Presenter: Gavin Roberts
Co-Author(s): Alexandre Padilla
Discussant: Chad Seagren

Room: Nueces

The Economics of Corruption

Session Chair: Joaquin Artes

The Effects of Revealed Corruption on Local Finances
Presenter: Joaquin Artes
Co-Author(s): Juan Luis Jimenez, Jordi Perdiguero
Discussant: Fredrick Bedsworth

Political Determinants and Financial Development
Presenter: Mansokku Lee
Discussant: Stephen Jones

The Constitution of Failed States: How “Alegality” Explains Incapacity
Presenter: Stephen Jones
Co-Author(s): Dr. Keith Jakee
Discussant: Mansokku Lee

Revenue Structure and Corruption
Presenter: Fredrick Bedsworth
Discussant: Joaquin Artes

Room: Frio

Public Choice in Markets

Session Chair: Alexandre Padilla

Indirectly Unproductive Entrepreneurship
Presenter: Alexandre Padilla
Co-Author(s): Nicolas Cachanosky
Discussant: George Clarke

Are female managers less likely to pay bribes than male managers?
Presenter: George Clarke

The Foreclosure Zone
Presenter: Brandon Brice
Discussant: Alexandre Padilla

10:00am – 10:30am

Room: Rio Grande Foyer

10:30am – 12:00pm

Room: Rio Grande East

Handbook of Social Choice and Voting: Sample Chapters

Session Chair: Jac Heckelman
Session Organizer: Nicholas Miller

Unanimous Consent and Constitutional Economics
Presenter: Randall Holcombe

Probabilistic Voting in Models of Electoral Competition
Presenter: PeterJ Coughlin
Discussant: Nicolaus Tideman

Multiple-Winner Voting Rules
Presenter: Nicolaus Tideman
Discussant: Randall Holcombe

Room: Rio Grande West

Understanding Individuals

Session Chair: Richard Salsman

Risk Attitudes in Simultaneous and Sequential Contests
Presenter: Paan Jindapon
Co-Author(s): Zhe Yang
Discussant: Richard Salsman

Modeling the Individual for Constitutional Choice
Presenter: Brian Kogelmann
Discussant: Bjoern Kauder

Common Caricatures of Self-Interest and Their Common Source
Presenter: Richard Salsman
Discussant: Paan Jindapon

Behavioral determinants of proclaimed support for public development aid
Presenter: Bjoern Kauder
Co-Author(s): Niklas Potrafke; Heinrich Ursprung
Discussant: Brian Kogelmann

Room: Rio Grande Center

Polycentrism, Federalism, and the Anticommons

Session Chair: Yong Yoon
Session Organizer: Yong Yoon

Discussant: Richard Wagner

Polycentrism and Federalism in Relation to the Anticommons
Presenter: Richard Wagner
Discussant: Akira YOKOYAMA

Federalism and Intergovernmental Networks: Reflections on Friedrich and Tullock
Presenter: Akira YOKOYAMA
Discussant: Yong Yoon

Anticommons, Monopsony, and Vetocracy
Presenter: Yong Yoon
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Room: Nueces

Panel Studies in International Political Economy

Session Chair: Martin Rode

Does globalization affect the shadow economy?
Presenter: Aziz Berdiev
Co-Author(s): James W. Saunoris
Discussant: Therese Nilsson

Presenter: Therese Nilsson
Co-Author(s): Andreas Bergh, Therese Nilsson, Erik Simonsson and Malin Schmiedel
Discussant: Megan Teague

Materialism and Economic Freedom
Presenter: Megan Teague
Co-Author(s): Virgil Storr
Discussant: Hans Pitlik

Do federal arrangements deter or spur secessionist movements? Empirical evidence from the European Union
Presenter: Martin Rode
Co-Author(s): Hans Pitlik
Discussant: Aziz Berdiev

Room: Frio

Public Corruption

Session Chair: Jennifer Dirmeyer
Session Organizer: Joshua Hall

Housing Bubbles and Zoning Corruption: Evidence from Greece and Spain
Presenter: Antonios M. Koumpias
Co-Author(s): Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Eduardo Sanz-Arcega
Discussant: Jennifer Dirmeyer

Explaining Corruption in American Cities: The Effect of Federal Expenditures on Tiebout Competition
Presenter: Jennifer Dirmeyer
Discussant: Jeff Milyo

Measuring Public Corruption in the United States: Evidence from Administrative Records of Federal Prosecutions
Presenter: Jeff Milyo
Co-Author(s): Adriana Cordis
Discussant: Jamie Bologna Pavlik

Executive Influence over Federal Corruption Convictions: Are Conviction Rates a Biased Measure of US State-Level Corruption?
Presenter: Jamie Bologna Pavlik
Discussant: Antonios M. Koumpias