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

2017 Conference Program

Saturday, March 4, 2017


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