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

2017 Conference Program

Saturday, March 4, 2017

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

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

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

Pontalba Room


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

Ursuline Room


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

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

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

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