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

2017 Conference Program

Friday, March 3, 2017


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