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

2017 Conference Program

Saturday, March 4, 2017


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: Hernan Winkler


The Effect of Income Inequality on Political Polarization: Evidence from European Regions, 2002-2014
Presenter: Hernan Winkler
Discussant: Tetsuro Okazaki


Valence, Endoesement 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


Quantifying the Microeconomic Impact of Remittances in Egypt
Presenter: Ribal Abi Raad
Co-Author(s): Maher Hassan, Sherif; Reza Farzanegan, Mohammad
Discussant: Alessandro Melcarne


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: Ribal Abi Raad


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