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

2017 Conference Program

Friday, March 3, 2017


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


Experiments in living and individual wellbeing in a globalized world
Presenter: Sebastiano Bavetta
Co-Author(s): Maimone, Dario; Navarra, Pietro
Discussant: Ming Hsu


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: Marc St-Pierre


Institutions, Shadow Economy and Life satisfaction
Presenter: Marc St-Pierre
Discussant: Sebastiano Bavetta


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: Chad Van Schoelandt


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


Democratic Peace Theory, Montesquieu, and Public Choice
Presenter: Chad Van Schoelandt
Co-Author(s): Burns, Sarah
Discussant: Slade Mendenhall


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