Photo Attribution The 54th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

2017 Conference Program

Friday, March 3, 2017


7:00am—8:00am


7:00am—5:00pm
Queen Anne Mezzanine


8:00am—9:30am
Royal Salon A

Economic Consequences of Regulation

Session Chair: Alex Moyem Kombat
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Law reform and management control in the Brazilian sugarcane industry
Presenter: André Bastos
Co-Author(s): Mirian Bacchi; Marcia de Moraes
Discussant: Jacob Burgdorf


Mandated exclusive territories and beer franchise laws: evidence from scanner level data
Presenter: Jacob Burgdorf
Discussant: Alex Moyem Kombat


The Emergence of Environmental Taxes in Ghana: A Public Choice Analysis
Presenter: Alex Moyem Kombat
Co-Author(s): Frank Wätzold
Discussant: Sevgi Ineci


Climate change and optimal design problem of agricultural insurance for developping countries
Presenter: Sevgi Ineci
Discussant: Jonathan Ernest


Ensuring Compliance: Analyzing the Effectiveness of Auto Insurance Regulation on Uninsured Motorist Rates
Presenter: Jonathan Ernest
Discussant: André Bastos


8:00am—9:30am
Cathedral Room

Economic Freedom and Its Consequences

Session Chair: Jeremy Jackson
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Historical influences on entrepreneurship
Presenter: Stephan Gohmann
Co-Author(s): McCrickard, Myra
Discussant: Jeremy Jackson


Economic Freedom and Philanthropy
Presenter: Jeremy Jackson
Co-Author(s): Ian Pritchard
Discussant: Vivek Moorthy


Economic Freedom within Russia
Presenter: Vivek Moorthy
Co-Author(s): Coates, Dennis; Mirkina, Irina
Discussant: Stephan Gohmann


8:00am—9:30am
Gallier Room

Policy, Unemployment, and Poverty

Session Chair: Josef Montag
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Job Security and Employment Prospects of the Unemployed and Participants in Active Labor Market Programs
Presenter: Carl Magnus Bjuggren
Co-Author(s): Skedinger, Per
Discussant: Jason Saving


What Drives Economic Policy Uncertainty?
Presenter: Jason Saving
Discussant: Josef Montag


Homeownership, Mobility, and Unemployment: Evidence from Housing Privatization
Presenter: Josef Montag
Co-Author(s): Peter Huber, Hana M. Smrčková, Petr Sunega
Discussant: Pierre Mandon


Give a Fish or Teach Fishing? Political Affiliation of U.S. Governors and the Poverty Status of Immigrants.
Presenter: Pierre Mandon
Co-Author(s): Keita, Sekou
Discussant: Carl Magnus Bjuggren


8:00am—9:30am
Beauregard Room

Policing and Crime

Session Chair: Ennio Piano
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Mining and Crime: Evidence from Chile
Presenter: Matteo Pazzona
Co-Author(s): Corvalan, Alejandro
Discussant: Ennio Piano


Free Riders: The Economics of 1% Organized Motorcycle Clubs
Presenter: Ennio Piano
Discussant: Gonzalo Macera


Autonomous City of Buenos Aires: Police Force decentralization, a work in progress.
Presenter: Gonzalo Macera
Discussant: Matteo Pazzona


8:00am—9:30am
Cabildo Room

Financial Market Regulatory Reform

Session Chair: Norbert Michel
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno


Extended Shareholder Liability as a Means to Constrain Moral Hazard in Insured Banks
Presenter: Alexander Salter
Co-Author(s): Larry White; Vipin Veetil
Discussant: Gerald Dwyer


A Proposal for a New Federal Charter
Presenter: Gerald Dwyer
Co-Author(s): Michel, Norbert.
Discussant: George Selgin


Reforming Last-Resort Lending: The Flexible Open Market Alternative
Presenter: George Selgin
Discussant: Jerry Ellig


Improvements in SEC Economic Analysis Since Business Roundtable: A Structured Assessment
Presenter: Jerry Ellig
Discussant: Alexander Salter


8:00am—9:30am
Pontalba Room

Independent Judiciary: International Perspectives

Session Chair: Shruti Rajagopalan
Session Organizer: Shruti Rajagopalan


Independent Judiciary, Unconstitutional Legislation and Interest Group Behavior: Evidence from India's Ninth Schedule
Presenter: Shruti Rajagopalan
Discussant: Georg Vanberg


Is judicial independence good for business?
Presenter: Jerg Gutmann
Co-Author(s): Voigt, Stefan
Discussant: Giovanni Battista Ramello


Judicial Independence in the European Court of Humain Rights
Presenter: Alessandro Melcarne
Co-Author(s): Langlais, Eric; Giovanni Battista Ramello
Discussant: Shruti Rajagopalan


8:00am—9:30am
Ursuline Room

Empirical Political Economy of U.S. Regulations

Session Chair: Adam Hoffer
Session Organizer: Adam Hoffer


Political Economy of State Healthcare Expenditures: Effects from Tobacco Taxation, Special Interests, and Spatial Spillovers
Presenter: Adam Hoffer
Co-Author(s): Humphreys, Brad; Ruseki, Jane
Discussant: Joshua Matti


The Political Economy of the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Presenter: Joshua Matti
Discussant: Kathleen Sheehan


Civil Asset Forfeiture, Police Incentives and Budgets
Presenter: Kathleen Sheehan
Discussant: Fredrick Bedsworth


Dependent Care Mandates and Moral Hazard
Presenter: Fredrick Bedsworth
Discussant: Adam Hoffer


8:00am—9:30am
Iberville Room

Plott Experiments 1

Session Chair: Keith Dougherty
Session Organizer: Keith Dougherty


Divergence, Closed Cycles and Convergence in Scarf Environments: Experiments in the Dynamics of General Equilibrium Systems
Presenter: Ming Hsu
Co-Author(s): Hirota, Masayoshi; Plott, Charles; Rogers, Brian
Discussant: Jonathan Woon


Vetoes and Information Aggregation with Negatively Informed Voters
Presenter: Rebecca Morton
Co-Author(s): Piovesan, Marco; Tyran, Jean-Robert
Discussant: Ming Hsu


Shopping for Trust
Presenter: Rick Wilson
Co-Author(s): Eckel, Catherine C.
Discussant: Rebecca Morton


Public Deliberation, Private Communication, and Collective Choice
Presenter: Jonathan Woon
Co-Author(s): Pronin, Kira
Discussant: Rick Wilson


8:00am—9:30am
Orleans Room

Oxford Handbook of Public Choice (1)

Session Chair: Roger Congleton
Session Organizer: Roger Congleton


How should votes be cast and counted?
Presenter: Nicolaus Tideman
Discussant: Randall Holcombe


Why not free trade?
Presenter: Arye Hillman
Discussant: Nicolaus Tideman


Is Government Growth Inevitable?
Presenter: Randall Holcombe
Discussant: Arye Hillman


The politics of central bank independence
Presenter: Jakob de Haan
Co-Author(s): S.C. W. Eijffinger
Discussant: Nicolaus Tideman


9:30am—10:00am
Queen Anne Mezzanine



11:20am—12:50pm
Royal Salon B


11:20am—12:50pm


1:00pm—2:30pm
Cathedral Room

Innovation and Institutions: Governance and Technology

Session Chair: Lynne Kiesling
Session Organizer: Lynne Kiesling


The Foundations of Wealth-Enhancing Democracy
Presenter: Robert Fleck
Co-Author(s): Hanssen, F. Andrew
Discussant: Lynne Kiesling


Toward a Transaction Cost Model of the Platform Economy
Presenter: Lynne Kiesling
Co-Author(s): Munger, Michael
Discussant: Dominique Lazanski


Governance in International Technical Standards Making: A Tripartite Model
Presenter: Dominique Lazanski
Discussant: Emily Skarbek


The Rise of Robust Civil Society in 19th Century America
Presenter: Emily Skarbek
Discussant: Robert Fleck


1:00pm—2:30pm
Gallier Room

Happiness

Session Chair: Ming Hsu
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Predicting unequal treatment: The role of social perception in economic valuation
Presenter: Ming Hsu
Discussant: Ken Sagynbekov


Good Government: Satisfaction Not Guaranteed
Presenter: Ken Sagynbekov
Co-Author(s): Cule, Monika
Discussant: Ming Hsu


1:00pm—2:30pm
Ursuline Room

Economic Consequences of Corruption

Session Chair: Oguzhan Dincer
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Corruption and entrepreneurship: Cross-country evidence from formal and informal sectors
Presenter: Aziz Berdiev
Co-Author(s): James W. Saunoris
Discussant: Oguzhan Dincer


Does Corruption Slow Down Innovation? Evidence from a Cointegrated Panel of U.S. States
Presenter: Oguzhan Dincer
Discussant: Julien Hanoteau


When institutions fail: corruption as evasive entrepreneurship and positive mediator
Presenter: Julien Hanoteau
Co-Author(s): Virginie Vial
Discussant: Mario Villarreal-Diaz


Corruption and transaction costs: A Character or Institutional Issue?
Presenter: Mario Villarreal-Diaz
Discussant: Aziz Berdiev


1:00pm—2:30pm
Royal Salon A

Voting and Public Opinion

Session Chair: Josh Smith
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Procedural Fairness and Economic Voting
Presenter: Luis Aguiar-Conraria
Co-Author(s): Magalhães. Pedro C.
Discussant: Josh Smith


Is Brexit an Example of Expressive Voting?
Presenter: Josh Smith
Co-Author(s): William F. Shughart II; Ryan M. Yonk; Matthew Cude;
Discussant: Giovanna Iannantuoni


Do Individual Heterogeneity and Spatial Correlation Matter? An Innovative Approach to the Characterisation of the European Political Space.
Presenter: Giovanna Iannantuoni
Co-Author(s): Manzoni, Elena; Rossi, Francesca
Discussant: Niklas Potrafke


Opening Hours of Polling Stations and Voter Turnout: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Presenter: Niklas Potrafke
Co-Author(s): Roesel, Felix
Discussant: Luis Aguiar-Conraria


1:00pm—2:30pm
Pontalba Room

Contests

Session Chair: Marco Serena
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Contests with non-continuous strategy space
Presenter: Doron Klunover
Co-Author(s): Morgan John
Discussant: Marco Serena


Level-k models rationalize overspending in contests
Presenter: Marco Serena
Discussant: Anil Yildizparlak


Contests with Draws: Axiomatization and Equilibrium
Presenter: Anil Yildizparlak
Co-Author(s): Vesperoni, Alberto.
Discussant: D. Marc Kilgour


Comparing direct algorithms for two-player fair division of indivisible items: A computational study
Presenter: D. Marc Kilgour
Co-Author(s): Kilgour, D. Marc; Vetschera, Rudolf
Discussant: Doron Klunover


1:00pm—2:30pm
Iberville Room

Polycentricity and Institutional Dilemmas in Public Choice

Session Chair: Roberta Herzberg
Session Organizer: Roberta Herzberg


The Problem of Understanding and the Bloomington Solution
Presenter: Jayme Lemke
Co-Author(s): Lingenfelter, Jonathan
Discussant: Roberta Herzberg


Coproduction of Justice
Presenter: Nathan Goodman
Discussant: Daniel D'Amico


Can Civil Society Be Planned? Lessons from the CO-OP Health Insurance Program
Presenter: Roberta Herzberg
Co-Author(s): Goodman, Nathan
Discussant: Jayme Lemke


The Potentials and Limitations of De-Incarceration
Presenter: Daniel D'Amico
Discussant: Nathan Goodman


1:00pm—2:30pm
Beauregard Room

Political Economy of Monetary Policy

Session Chair: Peter Calcagno
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno


What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Knowledge Problems in Monetary Policy
Presenter: Alexander Salter
Co-Author(s): Daniel Smith
Discussant: Scott Burns


Monetary Policy without Romance: The Political Economy of the Modern Fed's Credit Allocation Policies
Presenter: Scott Burns
Co-Author(s): Lawrence H. White
Discussant: Alexander Salter


Central Bank Transparency and the Performance of Market Expectations
Presenter: Caitlin Ainsley
Discussant: Norman Maynard


A Meta-Analysis of Political Business Cycles
Presenter: Norman Maynard
Co-Author(s): Calcagno, Peter
Discussant: Caitlin Ainsley


1:00pm—2:30pm
Orleans Room

Oxford Handbook of Public Choice (2)

Session Chair: Roger Congleton
Session Organizer: Roger Congleton


Voting at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention
Presenter: Keith Dougherty
Discussant: William Shughart


Interest Groups and Regulatory Capture
Presenter: William Shughart
Co-Author(s): Thomas, Diana W.
Discussant: Roger Congleton


The Political Economy of Rent Extraction
Presenter: Roger Congleton
Discussant: Georg Vanberg


The Least Dangerous Branch? Coordination and Judicial Power
Presenter: Georg Vanberg
Discussant: Keith Dougherty


1:00pm—2:30pm
Cabildo Room

Explorations in Constitutional Political Economy

Session Chair: Adam Martin
Session Organizer: Adam Martin


The Constitutional Point of View
Presenter: Nick Cowen
Discussant: Slade Mendenhall


Spillovers from Voice and Exit
Presenter: Adam Martin
Discussant: Nick Cowen


Declared war and American victory: a search for effective commitment
Presenter: Slade Mendenhall
Co-Author(s): Mendenhall, Slade
Discussant: Adam Martin


2:30pm—2:40pm


2:40pm—4:10pm
Cabildo Room

Legislative Politics in the States

Session Chair: Mark Crain
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Public Choice of Certificate of Needs: Evidence from Ohio
Presenter: Bryan McCannon
Co-Author(s): Jane Ruseski
Discussant: Steven Monaghan


The Effect of Interest Group Pressure on the Likelihood of a Successful Certificate-of-Need Application
Presenter: Steven Monaghan
Co-Author(s): Steven Monaghan
Discussant: Mark Crain


Causes of Consensus in American State Legislatures
Presenter: Mark Crain
Co-Author(s): Nicole Crain
Discussant: Feler Bose


Sunset Laws: An Empirical Analysis
Presenter: Feler Bose
Co-Author(s): Baugus, Brian; Jacob, Jeffry
Discussant: Bryan McCannon


2:40pm—4:10pm
Beauregard Room

Political Economy and Elections

Session Chair: Daniel Kling
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Political Redistribution of the ARRA Funding: An Analysis of Community Access to Smart Grid Systems and Services
Presenter: Shan Zhou
Co-Author(s): Douglas Noonan
Discussant: Daniel Kling


The effect of socioeconomic characteristics and local peer effects on responsiveness to GOTV treatments
Presenter: Daniel Kling
Co-Author(s): Stratmann, Thomas
Discussant: Oskar Nupia


Why Vote?: Nested Tests of the Competing Explanation
Presenter: Richard Jankowski
Discussant: Shan Zhou


2:40pm—4:10pm
Pontalba Room

Redistribution and Inequality

Session Chair: Tor Midtboe
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Immigration and Redistribution: Evidence from 8 Million Forced Migrants
Presenter: Nico Pestel
Co-Author(s): Chevalier, Arnaud; Elsner, Benjamin; Lichter, Andreas
Discussant: Tor Midtboe


Democracy and the demand for government redistribution: A survey analysis
Presenter: Tor Midtboe
Discussant: Martin Rode


Political positions on government intervention and inequality: Who is being radicalized by free trade?
Presenter: Martin Rode
Co-Author(s): Andrea Sáenz de Viteri
Discussant: Daniela Goya-Tocchetto


Measuring the Effects of Inequality on Decision-Making
Presenter: Daniela Goya-Tocchetto
Co-Author(s): Eduardo de Oliveira Horta, Meg Montgomery
Discussant: Nico Pestel


2:40pm—4:10pm
Royal Salon A

Formal Approaches to Parties and Voting

Session Chair: Steven Brams
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Voter turnout and multiple parties: An individual level model of party formation
Presenter: Eric Hammer
Discussant: Steven Brams


Multiwinner Approval Voting: An Apportionment Approach
Presenter: Steven Brams
Co-Author(s): D. Marc Kilgour, Richard F. Potthoff
Discussant: Assaf Basevitch


Ex Post Scoring
Presenter: Assaf Basevitch
Co-Author(s): Eyal Baharad ; Moshe Koppel
Discussant: Eric Hammer


2:40pm—4:10pm
Gallier Room

Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Session Chair: Jakob de Haan
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


What drives fiscal policy adjustments? New evidence for a large set of countries
Presenter: Jakob de Haan
Co-Author(s): de Wit, Juliette
Discussant: Volker Nitsch


I'm Late, I'm Late, for a Very Important Date: On the Time Use of Central Bank Governors
Presenter: Volker Nitsch
Discussant: Nathalie Janson


Positive Money: the Wrong Answer to the Relevant Question of the Control of Money Supply
Presenter: Nathalie Janson
Co-Author(s): Bentata, Pierre; Giménez Roche, Gabriel
Discussant: Jakob de Haan


2:40pm—4:10pm
Ursuline Room

Formal Approaches to Collective Choice

Session Chair: Steven Slutsky
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Using equations from power indices to analyze figure skating teams
Presenter: Peter Coughlin
Co-Author(s): Cheng, Diana
Discussant: Tsung-Han Yang


Collective decision-making in siting noxious facilities
Presenter: Tsung-Han Yang
Discussant: Steven Slutsky


Optimal Regulation of Accident Externalities
Presenter: Steven Slutsky
Co-Author(s): Hamilton,Jonathan
Discussant: Katsuzo Yamamoto


Brinkmanship and the Risk of Unintended War
Presenter: Katsuzo Yamamoto
Discussant: Peter Coughlin


2:40pm—4:10pm
Iberville Room

Third Annual Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Prize for Best Combined Paper and Presentation by a Graduate Student: Finalists' Presentations

Session Chair: Michael Munger
Session Organizer: Mario Villarreal-Diaz


Electoral cycles in government employment: Evidence from US gubernatorial elections
Presenter: Dodge Cahan
Discussant: Michael Munger


The Political Economy of Italian Unification in Sicily: Insecurity of Property Rights and the Role of Land Reform
Presenter: Rosolino Candela
Discussant: Randall Holcombe


The Political Economics of Tax Exemptions: Tax Uniformity as a Constitutional Principle
Presenter: Charles Delmotte
Discussant: Michael Munger


2:40pm—4:10pm
Cathedral Room

Competition and Collusion in Theories of Federalism

Session Chair: Richard Wagner
Session Organizer: Richard Wagner


Single Market vs. Political Parallelisms: A False Syllogism in the Building of the European Union
Presenter: GIUSEPPE EUSEPI
Discussant: Ion Sterpan


Public Entrepreneurship and Collective Action
Presenter: Ion Sterpan
Co-Author(s): Aligica, Dragos Paul and Sterpan, Ion
Discussant: Yong Yoon


Anticommons and Federalism
Presenter: Yong Yoon
Co-Author(s): Wagner, Richard
Discussant: Vlad Tarko


Contestation, Shared Community, and Development
Presenter: Vlad Tarko
Discussant: GIUSEPPE EUSEPI


2:40pm—4:10pm
Orleans Room

Contests, Terrorism, and Borders

Session Chair: Todd Sandler
Session Organizer: Todd Sandler


Self-Allocation in Contests
Presenter: Karl Warneryd
Co-Author(s): Bernergard, Axel
Discussant: Daniel Arce


Counterterror Overreaction
Presenter: Daniel Arce
Discussant: Alberto Vesperoni


A team theory of strategic agglomeration
Presenter: Alberto Vesperoni
Co-Author(s): Schweinzer, Paul
Discussant: Todd Sandler


Trade and Terrorism: A Disaggregated Approach
Presenter: Todd Sandler
Co-Author(s): Bandyopadhyay, Subhayu; Younas, Javed
Discussant: Karl Warneryd


4:10pm—4:20pm


4:20pm—5:50pm
Beauregard Room

Economics and Public Choice

Session Chair: David Lucas
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Child-Bride Marriage and Female Welfare
Presenter: Paola Suarez
Discussant: John Levendis


The Financial Impact of Mass Shootings
Presenter: John Levendis
Co-Author(s): Dicle, Mehmet F.; Dicle, Betul
Discussant: David Lucas


Rooking the State
Presenter: David Lucas
Co-Author(s): Fuller, Caleb S.; Piano, Ennio E.
Discussant: Daniel D'Amico


Market Concentration in the International Drug Trade
Presenter: Daniel D'Amico
Co-Author(s): D'Amico, Daniel; Golz, Michael
Discussant: Paola Suarez


4:20pm—5:50pm
Gallier Room

Formal Approaches to Voting and Rent-Seeking

Session Chair: Nicholas Miller
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Racking up Rents: Cambridge University Press v. Patton
Presenter: Derek Yonai
Discussant: Cheng Li


The Geometry of Runoff Elections with Three Candidates
Presenter: Nicholas Miller
Co-Author(s): Conal Duddy
Discussant: Francesco De Sinopoli


A concept of sincerity for combinatorial voting
Presenter: Francesco De Sinopoli
Co-Author(s): Claudia Meroni
Discussant: Nicholas Miller


Transparency in Sequential Persuasion
Presenter: Cheng Li
Co-Author(s): Christopher Cotton
Discussant: Derek Yonai


4:20pm—5:50pm
Ursuline Room

Topics in Applied Political Economy

Session Chair: Travis Wiseman
Session Organizer: Travis Wiseman


Foreign aid: boosting or hindering entrepreneurship?
Presenter: Shaomeng Jia
Co-Author(s): Travis Wiseman
Discussant: Claudia Williamson


Individualism, Democracy, and Contract Enforcement
Presenter: Claudia Williamson
Co-Author(s): Cline, Brandon
Discussant: Travis Wiseman


Immigration and the Baumolian Entrepreneur in the United States
Presenter: Travis Wiseman
Co-Author(s): Josh Bedi
Discussant: Paul Walker


Individual Competence and Committee Decision Making: Experimental Evidence
Presenter: Paul Walker
Co-Author(s): McCannon, Bryan
Discussant: Shaomeng Jia


4:20pm—5:50pm
Cabildo Room

Inequality: Free Market Perspectives

Session Chair: Stephen Miller
Session Organizer: G.P. Manish


Capitalism and Inequality: Two Views
Presenter: Randall Holcombe
Discussant: Phillip Magness


A Problem of Measurement: Inequality vs. Tax Incidence in Early 20th Century Tax Data
Presenter: Phillip Magness
Discussant: Stephen Miller


How tax-return data overstate changes in income inequality
Presenter: Stephen Miller
Co-Author(s): George Mechling, Ronald Konecny
Discussant: Young Back Choi


Entrepreneurship as the Prime Force for Social Mobility
Presenter: Young Back Choi
Discussant: Randall Holcombe


4:20pm—5:50pm
Iberville Room

Empirical State and Local Political Economy

Session Chair: Dean Stansel
Session Organizer: Dean Stansel


Does economic freedom contribute to urban success? Evidence from U.S. Metropolitan areas
Presenter: Adam Millsap
Discussant: Dean Stansel


City formation as a defense against Leviathan
Presenter: Frank Stephenson
Discussant: Adam Millsap


The Grecian Horse: Does Immigration Lead to the Deterioration of American Institutions?
Presenter: Alexandre Padilla
Co-Author(s): Nicolas Cachanosky
Discussant: Frank Stephenson


Examining the Relationship Between Immigration and State Institutions
Presenter: Dean Stansel
Co-Author(s): Tuszynski, Meg
Discussant: Alexandre Padilla


4:20pm—5:50pm
Orleans Room

Public Policy: Charitable Giving, Crime, Urban Growth and Law

Session Chair: Greg Randolph
Session Organizer: Greg Randolph


Double-edged Sword: Using Public Recognition to Encourage Individual Charitable Giving
Presenter: Guanlin Gao
Co-Author(s): Chen, Yefeng; He, Haoran; Luo, Jun
Discussant: Greg Randolph


Bad Weather, Safe Day? The Effect of Weather and Pollution on Crime
Presenter: Bo Liu
Discussant: Mike Tasto


A net welfare benefit approach to optimal taxation
Presenter: Cristian Sepulveda
Discussant: Guanlin Gao


Egalitarianism Revisited
Presenter: Greg Randolph
Co-Author(s): Cullen, Patrick
Discussant: Bo Liu


The Effects of Law on Urban Growth and Decline
Presenter: Mike Tasto
Co-Author(s): Turnbull, Geoffrey; Salvino, Robert
Discussant: Cristian Sepulveda


4:20pm—5:50pm
Cathedral Room

Understanding the Rules of the Game: Institutions and Entrepreneurship

Session Chair: Daniel Bennett
Session Organizer: Boris Nikolaev


How Economic Freedom and Veto Players Jointly Affect Entrepreneurship
Presenter: Christian Bjørnskov
Co-Author(s): Jacob Nygaard Lihn
Discussant: Daniel Bennett


Entrepreneurial traits, formal institutions, and the motivation to engage in entrepreneurial action: A multi-level analysis
Presenter: Boris Nikolaev
Co-Author(s): Christopher J. Boudreaux
Discussant: Christian Bjørnskov


Informal Institutions as Social capital: Effects on nascent firm survival
Presenter: Christopher Boudreaux
Co-Author(s): Jha, Anand; Bradley, Steven
Discussant: Boris Nikolaev


Misperceptions about Entrepreneurship, Government, and Inequality
Presenter: Daniel Bennett
Discussant: Christopher Boudreaux



6:00pm—11:59pm