The 55th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

2018 Public Choice Society, March 1-3, Charleston, South Carolina March 1-3, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC

Friday, March 2, 2018


7:00am – 5:00pm

Room: Carolina Foyer


8:00am – 9:30am

Room: Gold Ballroom

Political Economy of Corruption I

Session Chair: Oguzhan Dincer
Session Organizer: Oguzhan Dincer

Room: Pinckney Room

Experimental Public Choice I

Session Chair: Gregory DeAngelo
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo

Room: Colonial Ballroom

Book Panel: “From Enactment to Repeal: Examining the Post-Passage Fate of Landmark Laws.”

Session Chair: Peter Calcagno
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno

Room: Rutledge Room

The Political Economy of Autocracy

Session Chair: Thomas Apolte
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Calhoun Room

Comparative Institutional Analysis and Design

Session Chair: Richard F. Potthoff
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Models of Legislative Bargaining

Session Chair: Georg Vanberg
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Laurens Room

Public Choice and Public Goods

Session Chair: David Chandler Thomas
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Middleton Room

The Political Economy of Taxation

Session Chair: Tomomi Miyazaki
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Freedom and Economic History _ Papers Honoring Jac Heckelman

Session Chair: Keith Dougherty
Session Organizer: Keith Dougherty




11:20am – 12:50pm

Room: Parkview Room


1:00pm – 2:30pm

Room: Pinckney Room

Public Policy and Entrepreneurship

Session Chair: Diana Thomas
Session Organizer: Diana Thomas

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Political Economy of Public Policy

Session Chair: Jakob de Haan
Session Organizer: Arye Hillman

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Corruption in Comparative Perspective

Session Chair: Suryadipta Roy
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Colonial Ballroom

Institutional Quality and Growth / Development

Session Chair: Helena Helfer
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Middleton Room

Institutional Origins and Change

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

Room: Laurens Room

Constitutions and the Legal System

Session Chair: Joshua Matti
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Calhoun Room

Local Fiscal Policy

Session Chair: Ross Milton
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Rutledge Room

Voter Behavior and Political Competition

Session Chair: Richard Jankowski
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


2:30pm – 2:40pm


2:40pm – 4:10pm

Room: Colonial Ballroom

Social Choice and Populism

Session Chair: Keith Dougherty
Session Organizer: Keith Dougherty

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Empirical State and Local Political Economy

Session Chair: Dean Stansel
Session Organizer: Dean Stansel

Room: Middleton Room

40+ Years of Approval Voting Research: Its History and Future

Session Chair: Mahendra Prasad
Session Organizer: Mahendra Prasad

Room: Gold Ballroom

International Cooperation and Conflict

Session Chair: Paul Pecorino
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Pinckney Room

Institutions and the Firm

Session Chair: Jacob Burgdorf
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Labor Policy and Regulation

Session Chair: Jason Saving
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Rutledge Room

Legislative Decisionmaking in Panel Data Models

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

Room: Laurens Room

Political Economy of Property

Session Chair: Colin Harris
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Calhoun Room

Policy Responsiveness and Accountability

Session Chair: Stefanie Gaebler
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


4:10pm – 4:20pm


4:20pm – 5:50pm

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Experimental Public Choice III

Session Chair: Gregory DeAngelo
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo

Room: Middleton Room

Art, Science, and Political Economy I

Session Chair: Richard Wagner
Session Organizer: Richard Wagner

Room: Gold Ballroom

Constitutional Political Economy

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

Room: Calhoun Room

Development and Redistribution

Session Chair: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Laurens Room

Panel Data Models of Democracy and Performance

Session Chair: Sebastiano Bavetta
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Games and Experiments in Public Choice

Session Chair: Calvin Blackwell
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Rutledge Room

Political Theory and the History of Ideas

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

Room: Pinckney Room

Voter Preferences and Voter Choice

Session Chair: Niclas Berggren
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


6:00pm – 11:59pm


Saturday, March 3, 2018

7:00am – 8:00am

Room: Carolina Foyer


7:00am – 5:00pm

Room: Carolina Foyer


8:00am – 9:30am

Room: Laurens Room

Politics and Housing Markets

Session Chair: Daniel Jones
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno

Room: Gold Ballroom

Political Economy of Institutions

Session Chair: Peter Calcagno
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Governance and Corruption in Sports

Session Chair: Raymond Sauer
Session Organizer: Raymond Sauer

Room: Pinckney Room

Political Determinants of Development

Session Chair: King Banaian
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Rutledge Room

Interest Group Politics in the States

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

Room: Calhoun Room

The Political Economy of Monetary Policy

Session Chair: Stephen Miller
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Colonial Ballroom

Developments in Social Choice Theory

Session Chair: James Endersby
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Middleton Room

Experimental Approaches to Voting Experiments

Session Chair: William English
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Institutions, Norms, and Collective Action

Session Chair: Roger Congleton
Session Organizer: Roger Congleton


9:30am – 10:00am

Room: Carolina Foyer



11:20am – 11:30am


11:30am – 1:00pm

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Political Influence and Benefits

Session Chair: Aaron Yelowitz
Session Organizer: Amihai Glazer

Room: Gold Ballroom

The Political Economy of Policing and Imprisonment

Session Chair: David Skarbek
Session Organizer: David Skarbek

Room: Calhoun Room

Room: Laurens Room

Constitutional Design

Session Chair: GIUSEPPE EUSEPI
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Experimental Approaches to Bargaining

Session Chair: Christoph Vanberg
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Middleton Room

Game Theoretic Models of Elections

Session Chair: Kim Leonie Kellermann
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Parkview Room

Political Budget Cycles

Session Chair: Velibor Mačkić
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Pinckney Room

Smith, Buchanan, and the Ostrom Tradition

Session Chair: Nathan Goodman
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Rutledge Room

Political Participation and Turnout

Session Chair: Alfa Farah
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


1:00pm – 2:30pm

Room: Colonial Ballroom


2:40pm – 4:10pm

Room: Rutledge Room

Art, Science, and Political Economy II

Session Chair: Richard Wagner
Session Organizer: Richard Wagner

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Stateless Commerce and Governance

Session Chair: David Skarbek
Session Organizer: David Skarbek

Room: Parkview Room

Political Economy of Corruption II

Session Chair: Peter Calcagno
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno

Room: Laurens Room

Protests and Democratization

Session Chair: Stefan Voigt
Session Organizer: Stefan Voigt

Room: Gold Ballroom

Coaseian Public Choice

Session Chair: Colin Doran
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Calhoun Room

Fiscal Policy in Comparative Perspective

Session Chair: Real Arai
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Middleton Room

Regulatory Politics at the State and Local Level

Session Chair: Caitlin O'Loughlin
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Markets and Government

Session Chair: Andreas Bergh
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Pinckney Room

Public Choice Insights on Regulation – a View from Washington

Session Chair: Bruce Yandle
Session Organizer: Susan Dudley


4:10pm – 4:20pm


4:20pm – 5:50pm

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Experimental Public Choice II

Session Chair: Gregory DeAngelo
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo

Room: Middleton Room

Theory and History

Session Chair: Diana Thomas
Session Organizer: Diana Thomas

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Rules and Rule Changes in Public and Private Sectors

Session Chair: F. Andrew Hanssen
Session Organizer: F. Andrew Hanssen

Room: Gold Ballroom

Round Table Honoring Jac Heckelman

Session Chair: Bonnie Wilson
Session Organizer: Keith Dougherty

Room: Rutledge Room

Environmental Regulation and Public Choice

Session Chair: Sami Dakhlia
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Laurens Room

Happiness and Well-being

Session Chair: Jeremy Jackson
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Pinckney Room

Interest Groups in a Public Choice Perspective

Session Chair: Slade Mendenhall
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Room: Calhoun Room

Policy and Regulation in the States

Session Chair: Mark Witte
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


6:00pm – 7:30pm

Room: Hill Gallery at the Marian and Wayland Cato Center for the Arts, College of Charleston


7:30pm – 11:59pm