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

2017 Conference Program

Saturday, March 4, 2017


7:00am—8:00am



8:00am—9:30am
Royal Salon A

Policymaking and the Bureaucracy

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


Relationship between Congress and the NASA during the Space Race: Evidence from the Congressional-Dominance Model
Presenter: Leo Krasnozhon
Co-Author(s): William Maye
Discussant: Steven Craig


Can Bureaucrats Manipulate Policy Outcomes?
Presenter: Steven Craig
Co-Author(s): Hoang, Edward; Kohlhase, Janet
Discussant: Tobin McKearin


The effect on prices of deregulation in Texas' electricity market
Presenter: Tobin McKearin
Co-Author(s): None
Discussant: Patrick O'Reilly


A Network Comparison Of Competing Institutions For Managing Water Against Hydropower And Irrigation Demands
Presenter: Patrick O'Reilly
Discussant: Leo Krasnozhon


8:00am—9:30am
Gallier Room

Collective Action and Cooperation

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


R&D is not a Public Good: So Why Subsidize it?
Presenter: David Chandler Thomas
Co-Author(s): McClure, James;Thomas, David Chandler
Discussant: Junko Furukawa


Collective action mechanism of crowdsourcing: A revised Free Ride Paradise model
Presenter: Junko Furukawa
Discussant: Daniel Hall


Whither service clubs?
Presenter: Daniel Hall
Discussant: Sigve Tjøtta


It Pays to be Nice: The Strategic Benefits of a Predispostion to Cooperate
Presenter: Sigve Tjøtta
Co-Author(s): Serdarevic, Nina; Strømland, Eirik A.
Discussant: David Chandler Thomas


8:00am—9:30am
Beauregard Room

Polarization and Public Opinion

Session Chair: Hans Pitlik
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Media Competition with Targeted Advertising: How Media Polarization Attenuates Political Polarization
Presenter: Benjamin Ogden
Co-Author(s): Gupta, Samarth
Discussant: Hans Pitlik


Is political polarization driven by economic crises?
Presenter: Hans Pitlik
Co-Author(s): Martin Rode
Discussant: Tetsuro Okazaki


Valence, Endoersement and Media Diversity
Presenter: Tetsuro Okazaki
Discussant: M. Garrett Roth


Sixty Years of Pandering? The Nature and Extent of "Social Desirability Bias" in Political Opinion
Presenter: M. Garrett Roth
Discussant: Benjamin Ogden


8:00am—9:30am
Pontalba Room

CPE

Session Chair: Charles Delmotte
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Ecuador's 2008 Constitution: the political economy of securing an aspirational social contract
Presenter: Eric Alston
Discussant: Charles Delmotte


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


The Devil's Fix: James M. Buchanan and the Pinochet Junta
Presenter: Vlad Tarko
Co-Author(s): Farrant, Andrew
Discussant: Eric Alston


8:00am—9:30am
Ursuline Room

Development

Session Chair: Ribal Abi Raad
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Justice delayed, growth denied: evidence from a comparative perspective
Presenter: Alessandro Melcarne
Co-Author(s): Giovanni B. Ramello
Discussant: Tommy Krieger


Computing Machine Learning Indexes: A new Methodology to Unbundle the Role of Democratic Institutions for Economic Growth.
Presenter: Tommy Krieger
Co-Author(s): Gruendler, Klaus
Discussant: Alessandro Melcarne


8:00am—9:30am
Cabildo Room

State Policy

Session Chair: Dodge Cahan
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


How would a free market for casinos work in a new casino state?
Presenter: Douglas Walker
Discussant: Dodge Cahan


Electoral cycles in government employment: Evidence from US gubernatorial elections
Presenter: Dodge Cahan
Discussant: Shree Pokharel


State Exit Exams and Graduation Rates: A Hierarchical Modelling Approach
Presenter: Shree Pokharel
Discussant: Pablo Garofalo


Federal Spending and the Fiscal Rules of US States
Presenter: Pablo Garofalo
Discussant: Douglas Walker


8:00am—9:30am
Iberville Room

Formal Models of Policymaking

Session Chair: Dennis Coates
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


A Capture Theory of Committees
Presenter: Huseyin Yildirim
Co-Author(s): Name-Correa, Alvaro J.
Discussant: anthony heyes


NGO Salience Games
Presenter: anthony heyes
Co-Author(s): Lyon, Thomas; Martin, Steve
Discussant: Benjamin Chen


Full Disclosure: A Model of OIRA Review
Presenter: Benjamin Chen
Discussant: Dennis Coates


Vote buying
Presenter: Dennis Coates
Co-Author(s): Frank Daumann, Alfred Wassermann
Discussant: Huseyin Yildirim


8:00am—9:30am
Orleans Room

Plott’s Legacy: Papers by His Former Students

Session Chair: Keith Dougherty
Session Organizer: Keith Dougherty


Information Structure and Oil Field Unitization: Why Does Bargaining Fail?
Presenter: Alex Brown
Co-Author(s): Eckel, Catherine C.; Wiggins, Steven N.
Discussant: Brian Rogerss


A New Experimental Mechanism To Investigate Polarized Demands For Public Goods
Presenter: Mark Isaac
Co-Author(s): Norton, Douglas; Pevnitskaya, Svetlana
Discussant: Alex Brown


Why Do People Violate No-Trade Theorems? A Diagnostic Test
Presenter: Ryan Oprea
Co-Author(s): Jacopo Magnani
Discussant: Mark Isaac


Efficiency-based measures of inequality
Presenter: Brian Rogerss
Co-Author(s): Andonie, Costel; Kuzmics, Christoph
Discussant: Ryan Oprea


9:30am—10:00am
Queen Anne Mezzanine


10:00am—11:20am
Queen Anne Ballroom

Plenary Session 3: William Riker, the Rochester School, and Public Choice

Session Chair: Georg Vanberg


Distinguished Panelist: Keith T. Poole, Philip H. Alston Distinguished Professor, University of Georgia
Presenter: Keith Poole


Distinguished Panelist: Kenneth A. Shepsle, George Markham Professor of Government, Harvard University
Presenter: Kenneth Shepsle


11:20am—11:30am


11:30am—1:00pm
Cabildo Room

Plott Experiments 2

Session Chair: Gregory DeAngelo
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Effects of Income Mobility and Tax Persistence on Income Redistribution and Inequality
Presenter: Marina Agranov
Co-Author(s): Palfrey, Thomas
Discussant: Gregory DeAngelo


Intergroup Inequality and Voting: An Experimental Study
Presenter: Gregory DeAngelo
Co-Author(s): Dubois, Dimitri; McCannon, Bryan; Romaniuc, Rustam
Discussant: Charles Holt


The welfare costs of price controls with rent seeking
Presenter: Charles Holt
Co-Author(s): Finley, Grace; Snow, Emily
Discussant: Reuben Kline


Differentiated Responsibilities and Prosocial Behavior in Climate Change Mitigation: Behavioral Evidence from the United States and China
Presenter: Reuben Kline
Co-Author(s): Nicholas Seltzer; Evgeniya Lukinova, Autumn Bynum
Discussant: Marina Agranov


11:30am—1:00pm
Pontalba Room

PPE Panel

Session Chair: Georg Vanberg
Session Organizer: Cathleen Johnson


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


Creativity in a theory of entrepreneurship
Presenter: James Caton
Discussant: Helena Helfer


Reconciling Institutional Change and Institutional Stability
Presenter: Helena Helfer
Discussant: Ion Sterpan


11:30am—1:00pm
Beauregard Room

Congress

Session Chair: Ulrich Matter
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The impact of individual farmer and agricultural political action committee campaign donations on farm bill votes
Presenter: Scott Callahan
Discussant: Cesare Buiatti


Legislative Tenure and the Geographic Distribution of Federal Outlays
Presenter: Cesare Buiatti
Discussant: Ulrich Matter


Uncovering Vote Trading Through Networks and Computation
Presenter: Ulrich Matter
Co-Author(s): Guerrero, Omar A.
Discussant: Scott Callahan


11:30am—1:00pm
Gallier Room

Authoritarian Politics

Session Chair: Adrian Lucardi
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Optimal Tyranny
Presenter: Ash Navabi
Discussant: Linan Peng


Chinese Economic Reform: A Peculiar Case of Mixed Ecology of Enterprises
Presenter: Linan Peng
Discussant: Patrick Testa


Public education, political participation, and propaganda
Presenter: Patrick Testa
Discussant: Ash Navabi


11:30am—1:00pm
Ursuline Room

Political Cycles

Session Chair: Alejandro Corvalan
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Battleground States and Economic Growth
Presenter: Maria Tackett
Co-Author(s): Bologna Pavlik, Jamie
Discussant: Alejandro Corvalan


Indirect Political Budget Cycles: Evidence from Chilean Municipalities
Presenter: Alejandro Corvalan
Co-Author(s): Cox, Paulo; Osorio, Rodrigo.
Discussant: Dmitriy Vorobyev


Political Cycles and Elections in Russian Regions
Presenter: Dmitriy Vorobyev
Co-Author(s): Sidorkin, Oleg
Discussant: Naseem Faraz


Political Distortions in Public Credit: Evidence from the Universe of Loans in Pakistan
Presenter: Naseem Faraz
Co-Author(s): Rockmore, Marc
Discussant: Maria Tackett


11:30am—1:00pm
Royal Salon A

Social Choice

Session Chair: Ville Korpela
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Probability of Violating Arrow's Conditions
Presenter: Keith Dougherty
Co-Author(s): Heckelman, Jac
Discussant: Ville Korpela


Social Choice Theory: A Neglected Path to Possibility
Presenter: Ville Korpela
Discussant: Mahendra Prasad


Are Condorcet Methods the Wrong Arrovian Generalization of Majority Rule
Presenter: Mahendra Prasad
Discussant: Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard


Trump, Condorcet and Borda: Voting paradoxes in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries
Presenter: Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard
Discussant: Keith Dougherty


11:30am—1:00pm
Orleans Room

Roundtable on Vincent Ostrom’s Meaning of Democracy and the Vulnerabilities of Democracies

Session Chair: Roberta Herzberg
Session Organizer: Roberta Herzberg


Socialist Calculation and Public Economics in Vincent Ostrom's work on Self-Governing Democratic Society
Presenter: Peter Boettke


Civil Society and the Meaning of Democracy
Presenter: Lenore Ealy


Vincent Ostrom’s Research Program in Human Association:
Presenter: Richard Wagner


Freedom and Vincent Ostrom's Anthropology of Understanding and Action
Presenter: Steven Grosby


11:30am—1:00pm
Iberville Room

Regressive Effects of Regulation

Session Chair: Diana Thomas
Session Organizer: Diana Thomas


Regulation and Poverty
Presenter: Patrick McLaughlin
Co-Author(s): Chambers, Dustin; Stanley, Laura
Discussant: Diana Thomas


Regressive Effects of Regulation: Regulation and Wages
Presenter: Diana Thomas
Co-Author(s): Anderson, Joe; Bailey, James
Discussant: Sean Mulholland


Stratification by regulation
Presenter: Sean Mulholland
Discussant: Patrick McLaughlin


The Regressive Effects of Environmental Regulation
Presenter: William Shughart
Co-Author(s): Jensen, Michael.
Discussant: James Bailey


The Value of Waivers from the Affordable Care Act
Presenter: James Bailey
Co-Author(s): Wingender, John
Discussant: William Shughart


11:30am—1:00pm
Cathedral Room

Economics of Corruption

Session Chair: Jamie Bologna
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno


Does the Effect Corruption has on Income Inequality Depend on the Informal Sector?
Presenter: Jamie Bologna
Co-Author(s): Sean Mulholland
Discussant: Jeff Milyo


Determinants of Corruption in State Legislatures
Presenter: Jeff Milyo
Co-Author(s): Delhommer, Scott
Discussant: Jamie Bologna


Corruption and Destructive Entrepreneurship: How Corruption Affects the Allocation of Resources
Presenter: Christopher Boudreaux
Co-Author(s): Holcombe, Randall; Nikolaev, Boris
Discussant: Mavuto Kalulu


Fiscal Transparency and Economic Performance at County Level in Arkansas
Presenter: Mavuto Kalulu
Discussant: Christopher Boudreaux


1:00pm—2:30pm
East/West, Bienville Ballrooms

Awards Luncheon


Thirty Years since Jim Buchanan's Nobel
Presenter: Peter Boettke


The 1986 Nobel Prize in Retrospect
Presenter: Georg Vanberg


In Memoriam: Robert D. Tollison (1942-2016)
Presenter: Edward Lopez


2:40pm—4:10pm
Beauregard Room

Responsiveness

Session Chair: Amir Borges Ferreira Neto
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Busy Doing Nothing - A Model of Unwanted, Unproductive and Obfuscating Policies
Presenter: Anders Gustafsson
Discussant: Jeremy Horpedahl


Good and Hard: Do US Voters Get the Policies They Prefer?
Presenter: Jeremy Horpedahl
Discussant: Amir Borges Ferreira Neto


Demand for Public Library Efficiency: An Interest Group versus Median Voter Approach
Presenter: Amir Borges Ferreira Neto
Co-Author(s): Hall, Josh
Discussant: Phillip Magness


Do teachers’ unions fit the median voter framework?
Presenter: Michelle Phillips
Co-Author(s): Merkle, Jessica
Discussant: Anders Gustafsson


2:40pm—4:10pm
Gallier Room

Fiscal Policy in Comparative Perspective

Session Chair: Laura Rondi
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Public Capital and Asset Prices: Time-series Evidence from Japan
Presenter: Tomomi Miyazaki
Co-Author(s): Kazuki Hiraga; Masafumi Kozuka
Discussant: Laura Rondi


Ex-ante and ex-post outsourcing in public procurement: Temporary Partnership vs subcontracting
Presenter: Laura Rondi
Co-Author(s): Rondi, Laura; Valbonesi, Paola
Discussant: Moshe Yanovskiy


Political Factors Behind Cuts and Surges in Government Spending: The Effects on Old Market Democracies and Post-Communist Countries
Presenter: Moshe Yanovskiy
Co-Author(s): Zhavoronkov Sergei; Rodionov Kirill
Discussant: Tomomi Miyazaki


2:40pm—4:10pm
Royal Salon A

Social Trust

Session Chair: Pedro Camões
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Interaction between Formal and Informal Institutions: Evidence from Latin American Wellbeing
Presenter: Andrea Paramo Florencio
Co-Author(s): Bjørnskov, Christian; Agbenyega, Ruby Elorm
Discussant: Pedro Camões


Citizens' Attitudes Towards Governmental Institutions Across Political Generations: Testing the Effect of individuals' Prior Political Experiences
Presenter: Pedro Camões
Co-Author(s): Mendes, Silvia M.
Discussant: Andreas Bergh


The moldable young: How institutions impact social trust
Presenter: Andreas Bergh
Co-Author(s): Richard Öhrvall
Discussant: Julia Norgaard


Trust Development and Self-Enforcing Exchange in Anonymous Internet Markets
Presenter: Julia Norgaard
Discussant: Andrea Paramo Florencio


2:40pm—4:10pm
Pontalba Room

Political Consequences of Corruption

Session Chair: M. Kadir Dogan
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Voters' Information, Corruption, and the Effciency of Local Public Services
Presenter: Davide Vannoni
Co-Author(s): Abrate, Graziano; Boffa, Federico; Erbetta, Fabrizio
Discussant: M. Kadir Dogan


Why support a corrupt politician? The role of information, politician's performance and ideology on voting for a corrupt politician
Presenter: M. Kadir Dogan
Co-Author(s): Evrenk, Haldun
Discussant: Umberto Mignozzetti


When does clientelism pay off? Legislature Size and Welfare with Evidence from Brazil
Presenter: Umberto Mignozzetti
Co-Author(s): Cepaluni, Gabriel
Discussant: Chenyang Xu


Inspection strategies, Corruption and Common Pool Resources
Presenter: Chenyang Xu
Co-Author(s): Klaas van 't Veld
Discussant: Davide Vannoni


2:40pm—4:10pm
Ursuline Room

Institutions and Fiscal Outcomes

Session Chair: Monika Koeppl-Turyna
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Public Debt Sustainability under Fiscal Federalism: An Analysis of Indian States
Presenter: Sandhya Garg
Discussant: Marcos Nazareth


Market-preserving federalism: does it really increase Brazil's economic performance?
Presenter: Marcos Nazareth
Co-Author(s): Gurgel, Ângelo Costa; Vieira, Wilson da Cruz
Discussant: Devin Stein


Burning Budgets
Presenter: Devin Stein
Co-Author(s): Stein, Devin; Harmer, Camille
Discussant: Anna Faria


Ideas and Policy-Making in Early Twentieth Century São Paulo, Brazil
Presenter: Anna Faria
Discussant: Sandhya Garg


2:40pm—4:10pm
Cabildo Room

Size of Government

Session Chair: William B. Hankins
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Influence of Air Conditioning on the Growth of State Government Expenditures
Presenter: Natalia Kolesnikova
Co-Author(s): Garrett, Thomas A.
Discussant: William B. Hankins


Finally, Nebraska: A Synthetic Control Analysis of Legislative Structure
Presenter: William B. Hankins
Discussant: Paul Pecorino


The Effects of a Supermajority Voting Requirement on Government Spending
Presenter: Paul Pecorino
Discussant: Natalia Kolesnikova


2:40pm—4:10pm
Cathedral Room

Models of Voting and Legislative Decision Making

Session Chair: Yasushi Asako
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Voter Decision Making Models: Predetermined or Primed?
Presenter: Libby Jenke
Discussant: Yasushi Asako


Condorcet Winner with Political Ambiguity
Presenter: Yasushi Asako
Discussant: Orestis Troumpounis


Electoral competition with primaries and quality asymmetries
Presenter: Orestis Troumpounis
Co-Author(s): Grofman, Bernard ; Xefteris, Dimitrios
Discussant: Libby Jenke


2:40pm—4:10pm
Iberville Room

Sportometrics in Honor of Robert D. Tollison

Session Chair: Raymond Sauer
Session Organizer: Raymond Sauer


Monitoring and Bureaucratic Discretion: Evidence from MLB Umpires
Presenter: John Bradbury
Discussant: Dennis Coates


Reflections on the Intersection of Sports Economics and Public Choice
Presenter: Dennis Coates
Discussant: Brian Goff


Revisiting Romer: Digging Deeper into What NFL Coaches Maximize
Presenter: Brian Goff
Discussant: Raymond Sauer


Sportometrics & NFL Coaching Decisions
Presenter: Raymond Sauer
Discussant: Carl Kitchens


Parallel Lives of Hard Hitting Criminals: Evidence from NCAA Football
Presenter: Carl Kitchens
Co-Author(s): Makofske, Matthew; Wang, Le
Discussant: John Bradbury


2:40pm—4:10pm

Institutions

Session Chair: Jayme Lemke
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno


The Progressive Era Regulation of Women’s Labor: A Case Study in Institutional Entrepreneurship
Presenter: Jayme Lemke
Discussant: Rosolino Candela


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


Privacy Law as Price Control
Presenter: Caleb Fuller
Discussant: Art Carden


More and Better: Resources Defined Through Property and Exchange
Presenter: Art Carden
Discussant: Caleb Fuller


4:10pm—4:20pm


4:20pm—5:50pm

Celebrating Bob Tollison's Life and Works: A Memorial Roundtable - Sponsored by the William E. Simon Professorship of Political Economy at Lafayette College

Session Chair: Mark Crain
Session Organizer: Edward Lopez


Robert's Rules for a Knowledge-Creating Society
Presenter: Mark Crain


A Restless Mind
Presenter: Michael Munger


Bob Tollison, A Personal Remembrance
Presenter: William Shughart


Tollison and the Value of Empirical Bricks
Presenter: Brian Goff


4:20pm—5:50pm
Royal Salon A

The Political Economy of Violence

Session Chair: Toshihiro Ihori
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Violent Conflict and Political Institutional Change
Presenter: Brandon Brice
Discussant: Toshihiro Ihori


National Emergency, Security Spending, and Growth
Presenter: Toshihiro Ihori
Discussant: Murat Mungan


Disenfranchisement and Over-Incarceration
Presenter: Murat Mungan
Discussant: Brandon Brice


4:20pm—5:50pm
Gallier Room

Rent-Seeking

Session Chair: Raymond March
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Unions Rent-Seeking Behavior and the Government's Use of Monopsony Power
Presenter: Priscila Casari
Co-Author(s): Alves, Pamella
Discussant: Raymond March


Does Physician Concentration Reduce Pharmaceutical Payments to Physicians? An Empirical Analysis
Presenter: Raymond March
Discussant: James Strickland


Determinants of Lobbying Activity by Interest Groups: The Population Ecology of Lobbyists
Presenter: James Strickland
Discussant: Ryan Yonk


Exploring the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Presenter: Ryan Yonk
Co-Author(s): Wardle, Arthur; Smith Josh
Discussant: Priscila Casari


4:20pm—5:50pm
Beauregard Room

Property Rights

Session Chair: Adrian Moore
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Transaction Costs of Property Rights: Evidence from Timber Auctions
Presenter: Colin Doran
Co-Author(s): Stratmann, Thomas
Discussant: Vincent Geloso


Monopsony and Industrial Development in Nineteenth Century Quebec: The Impact of Seigneurial Tenure
Presenter: Vincent Geloso
Co-Author(s): Vadim Kufenko; Alex Arsenault Morin
Discussant: Adrian Moore


Are Government Granted Licenses Property Rights?
Presenter: Adrian Moore
Discussant: Javier Portillo


Land-Assembly and Externalities: How does the prospect of future positive externalities affect land aggregation outcomes?
Presenter: Javier Portillo
Discussant: Colin Doran


4:20pm—5:50pm
Pontalba Room

Terrorism

Session Chair: Edwar Escalante
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


I hope I die before I get old. The supply side of the market for suicide bombers
Presenter: Thomas Apolte
Discussant: Edwar Escalante


A Private Solution to Terrorism
Presenter: Edwar Escalante
Discussant: Thomas Gries


An Economic Theory of 'Destabilization War': Compromise for Peace Versus Conventional, Guerilla, or Terrorist Warfare
Presenter: Thomas Gries
Co-Author(s): Haake, Claus-Jochen
Discussant: Thomas Apolte


4:20pm—5:50pm
Ursuline Room

Culture

Session Chair: Matthew Bonick
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Impact of Economic and Political Institutions on Gender Norms
Presenter: Rosemarie Fike
Discussant: Matthew Bonick


On the Origin and Consequences of Racism
Presenter: Matthew Bonick
Co-Author(s): Farfan-Vallespn,Antonio
Discussant: Niclas Berggren


Roots of Tolerance: What Explains Western Values among Children of Immigrants?
Presenter: Niclas Berggren
Co-Author(s): Ljunge, Martin; Nilsson, Therese
Discussant: Rosemarie Fike


4:20pm—5:50pm
Iberville Room

Regulation

Session Chair: Conor Lennon
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Regulatory Uncertainty, Employment, and Compensation: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act's Small Group Insurance Marketplace
Presenter: Conor Lennon
Co-Author(s): Sobel, Russell
Discussant: Emily Washington


The Effects of Philadelphia's Zoning Reform on Housing Construction
Presenter: Emily Washington
Discussant: Trey Carson


Scalping
Presenter: Trey Carson
Co-Author(s): Piano, Ennio
Discussant: Conor Lennon


4:20pm—5:50pm
Orleans Room

Explanatory Theories of Public Debt

Session Chair: Richard Wagner
Session Organizer: Richard Wagner


Autocracy, Democracy and Excessive Public Debt
Presenter: Richard Salsman
Discussant: William Keech


Causality and Institutions in Explaining Public Debt
Presenter: William Keech
Discussant: David Hebert


Taxation and Debt as Emergent Phenomena
Presenter: David Hebert
Discussant: Richard Wagner


Public deb and the corruption of contract
Presenter: Richard Wagner
Discussant: Richard Salsman


4:20pm—5:50pm
Cathedral Room

State and Local Fiscal Policy

Session Chair: Peter Calcagno
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno


What do Legislators Optimize: The Case of Safety Regulation
Presenter: David Mitchell
Co-Author(s): Tay, Kai Cher
Discussant: Yang Zhou


Does Government Experience Matter? An Analysis of the Fiscal Impact of Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwartznegger
Presenter: Yang Zhou
Co-Author(s): Roger Congleton
Discussant: David Mitchell


The Role of Fiscal Constraints on Economic Freedom in the States
Presenter: Peter Calcagno
Co-Author(s): Hall, Joshua
Discussant: Jacob Bundrick


Do Subsidies for Businesses Increase Economic Activity?
Presenter: Jacob Bundrick
Discussant: Peter Calcagno


6:00pm—7:30pm
East/West, Bienville Ballrooms


7:30pm—11:59pm