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

2017 Conference Program

Friday, March 3, 2017


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