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

2017 Conference Program

Saturday, March 4, 2017


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

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

Beauregard Room


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

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

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

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

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

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

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