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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

7:30pm – 11:59pm

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


Social Influence and Economic Incentives: Complements or Substitutes---The Case of Fighting Corruption
Presenter: Chenyang Xu
Co-Author(s): Van 't Veld, Klaas
Discussant: Oguzhan Dincer


Experimental Evidence on Collusive Bribery and the Value of Corrupt Networks
Presenter: Eugen Dimant
Co-Author(s): Burkhard Hehenkamp; Xinyu Li
Discussant: Amihai Glazer


How a Corrupt Official Can Increase His Budget
Presenter: Amihai Glazer
Co-Author(s): Kimiko Terai
Discussant: Chenyang Xu


One Hundred Years of Corruption in America
Presenter: Oguzhan Dincer
Discussant: Eugen Dimant

Room: Pinckney Room

Experimental Public Choice I

Session Chair: Gregory DeAngelo
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo


Priming the Jury by Asking for Donations: An Empirical and Experimental Study
Presenter: Jason Aimone
Co-Author(s): Charles North; Lucas Rentschler
Discussant: Fabrice Le Lec


Stopping Rules for Majority Voting: A Public Choice Experiment
Presenter: Alice Kisaalita
Co-Author(s): Keith Dougherty, Jordan McKissick, Evan Katz
Discussant: Eric Cardella


The Significance of Salience in Candidate Evaluation: A Direct Measure
Presenter: Libby Jenke
Co-Author(s): Munger, Michael
Discussant: Keith Poole


Political Competition in Judge and Prosecutor Elections
Presenter: Bryan McCannon
Co-Author(s): Greg DeAngelo
Discussant: Alice Kisaalita

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


From Enactment to Repeal: Examining the Post-Passage Fate of Landmark Laws
Presenter: Jordan Ragusa
Co-Author(s): Nathaniel Birkhead


A Change of Heart on Major Legislation
Presenter: Seth McKee


Why Repealing Legislation is Harder Than Passing It
Presenter: William Shughart


Rethinking Revision: Comments on "Enactment to Repeal: Examining the Post-Passage Fate of Landmark Laws"
Presenter: Irwin Morris

Room: Rutledge Room

The Political Economy of Autocracy

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


A Theory of Autocratic Transition. How Populists Establish Dictatorship
Presenter: Thomas Apolte
Discussant: Aleksandr Demin


Dictators’ Behavior Under Conditions of Economic Sanctions Cumulative Effect
Presenter: Aleksandr Demin
Co-Author(s): Chmel, Kirill; Kazantcev, Kirill.
Discussant: Jerg Gutmann


Coups, Regime Transition, and the Dynamics of Press Freedom
Presenter: Jerg Gutmann
Co-Author(s): Christian Bjørnskov; Andreas Freytag
Discussant: Greta Piktozyte


When do coups succeed?
Presenter: Greta Piktozyte
Co-Author(s): Bjørnskov, Christian; Rode, Martin
Discussant: Thomas Apolte

Room: Calhoun Room

Comparative Institutional Analysis and Design

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


Spot It! and balanced block designs: keys to better debate architecture for a plethora of candidates in presidential primaries?
Presenter: Richard F. Potthoff
Discussant: Piruz Saboury


Informative fundraising: The signaling value of seed money and matching gifts
Presenter: Piruz Saboury
Co-Author(s): Krasteva, Silvana
Discussant: Andranik Tangian


Design and results of the third vote experiment during the 2017 election of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology student parliament
Presenter: Andranik Tangian
Discussant: Amjad Toukan


A Theory of the Small Minority Autocratic Rule in Tribal Societies
Presenter: Amjad Toukan
Discussant: Richard F. Potthoff

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Models of Legislative Bargaining

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


Coalition Bargaining Before an Audience
Presenter: Georg Vanberg
Co-Author(s): Lanny Martin
Discussant: Thomas Choate


Legislative bargaining and partisan delegation
Presenter: Thomas Choate
Co-Author(s): Weymark, John; Wiseman, Alan
Discussant: Mustafa Yildirim


Legislative bargaining with a stochastic surplus and costly recognition
Presenter: Mustafa Yildirim
Discussant: Jose Juan Bautista


The Role of Influence in Valence Politics
Presenter: Jose Juan Bautista
Discussant: Georg Vanberg

Room: Laurens Room

Public Choice and Public Goods

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


An Economic Theory of Conducible Goods
Presenter: David Chandler Thomas
Co-Author(s): Thomas, David; Horowitz, John
Discussant: Wolfgang Bretschneider


Crowdfunding Defense
Presenter: Garrett Wood
Discussant: David Chandler Thomas


Efficient private provision of security services in a societal security regime
Presenter: Wolfgang Bretschneider
Discussant: Garrett Wood

Room: Middleton Room

The Political Economy of Taxation

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


Property Tax and Land Use: Evidence from the Japan's reform in the 1990s
Presenter: Tomomi Miyazaki
Co-Author(s): Motohiro Sato
Discussant: Patricia Moser


On the relevance of double tax treaties in the presence of treaty shopping
Presenter: Martin Zagler
Co-Author(s): Petkova, Kunka; Zagler, Martin
Discussant: Tomomi Miyazaki


Tobacco Taxes
Presenter: Patricia Moser
Discussant: Andrzej Stasio

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Freedom and Economic History _ Papers Honoring Jac Heckelman

Session Chair: Keith Dougherty
Session Organizer: Keith Dougherty


The Nature of Limits in the Concept of Limited Government
Presenter: John Wallis
Discussant: Farley Grubb


Colonial North Carolina's Paper Money Regime, 1712-1774: Value Decomposition and Performance
Presenter: Farley Grubb
Co-Author(s): Cutsail, Cory
Discussant: John Wallis


Economic freedom impact on corporate performance: the evidence from Russian public companies
Presenter: Anna Bykova
Co-Author(s): Coates, Dennis
Discussant: Bonnie Wilson


The Optimal Extent of Regulation: Evidence from a Panel of International Data
Presenter: Bonnie Wilson
Co-Author(s): Heckelman, Jac C.
Discussant: Dennis Coates



10:00am – 11:20am

Room: Carolina Ballroom

Plenary Session 2: Positive Political Theory and Public Choice: Ken Shepsle’s Contributions to the New Institutionalism - Sponsored by Duke Political Science Department and Public Choice Society

Session Chair: Georg Vanberg
Session Organizer: Georg Vanberg


Positive Political Theory in Perspective
Presenter: Kenneth Shepsle


Ken Shepsle, Public Choice, and the New Institutionalism
Presenter: John Aldrich


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


Field of dreams: If government builds infrastructure, will entrepreneurs come?
Presenter: Daniel Bennett
Discussant: Kathleen Sheehan


The Treason of Rules: Institutional Entrepreneurship and Representative Government
Presenter: Diana Thomas
Co-Author(s): Adam Martin
Discussant: Jeremy Horpedahl


Bootleggers, Baptists, and Ballots: Spending on Alcohol Legalization Elections in Arkansas
Presenter: Jeremy Horpedahl
Discussant: Diana Thomas


The Gender Wage Gap and Regulation
Presenter: Kathleen Sheehan
Co-Author(s): Sheehan, Kathleen
Discussant: Daniel Bennett

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Political Economy of Public Policy

Session Chair: Jakob de Haan
Session Organizer: Arye Hillman


Policy Coordination under Model Disagreement and Uncertainty
Presenter: Carsten Hefeker
Discussant: Jakob de Haan


Subsidizing moderates
Presenter: Artyom Jelnov
Discussant: Jac Heckelman


The Independence of Prosecutors and Government Accountability
Presenter: Jerg Gutmann
Co-Author(s): Stefan Voigt
Discussant: Alexander Libman


Oil Discoveries and Education Spending in the Postbellum South
Presenter: Stephan Maurer
Discussant: Jerg Gutmann

Room: Gold Ballroom

Fourth Annual Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Prize for Best Combined Paper and Presentation by a Graduate Student: Finalist Presentations

Session Chair: Michael Munger
Session Organizer: Lynne Kiesling


Titles For Me But Not For Thee: Transitional Gains Trap of Property Rights Extension in Colombia
Presenter: Perry Ferrell
Discussant: Lynne Kiesling


Political Competition and Local Government Performance: Evidence from Indonesia
Presenter: Jahen Rezki
Discussant: Bonnie Wilson


The Contingent Value of Relationships: Revolving-Door Lobbyists in the U.S. States
Presenter: James Strickland
Discussant: Michael Munger

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Corruption in Comparative Perspective

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


Trusting the Hand that Feeds You: The Effect of Institutional Trust and Participation on Foreign Aid Effectiveness
Presenter: Kevin Aslett
Discussant: Suryadipta Roy


Public Choice View of Demonetization in India
Presenter: Feler Bose
Discussant: Kevin Aslett


The Distortionary Eects of Partisan Alignment on Political Accountability: Evidence from Kenya
Presenter: Michael Mbate
Discussant: Feler Bose


Size-adjusted Markups and Firm-level Bribe Payments: Evidence from Productivity and Investment Climate Survey (PICS)
Presenter: Suryadipta Roy
Co-Author(s): Roy, Suryadipta
Discussant: Michael Mbate

Room: Colonial Ballroom

Institutional Quality and Growth / Development

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


Democratic Institutions and Prosperity - A Bundled Approach
Presenter: Helena Helfer
Discussant: Haruo Kondo


Redistributive Politics and Regional Economic Growth: Evidence from Japanese Prefectures
Presenter: Haruo Kondo
Discussant: Friedrich Schneider


Drivers of the Underground Economy for over a Century: A Long Term Look for the U.S.
Presenter: Friedrich Schneider
Co-Author(s): Goel, Rajeev; Saunoris, James
Discussant: Brandon Brice


The Resource Curse: Evidence from U.S. State Constitutional Structures
Presenter: Brandon Brice
Co-Author(s): Corey, Joab; Sobel, Russell; Montesinos, Hugo
Discussant: Helena Helfer

Room: Middleton Room

Institutional Origins and Change

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


State capacity and jurisdictional competition
Presenter: Ennio Piano
Discussant: Danko Tarabar


Culture, Voting Behavior, and Institutional Reform: Evidence from Transition Countries
Presenter: Danko Tarabar
Co-Author(s): Portillo, Javier
Discussant: Craig Depken


Evolution of a Social Norm: The Rise and Fall of the Enforcer in the National Hockey League
Presenter: Craig Depken
Co-Author(s): Peter Groothuis; Mark Strazicich
Discussant: Ennio Piano

Room: Laurens Room

Constitutions and the Legal System

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


Constitutional Overperformance
Presenter: Anna Lewczuk
Co-Author(s): Metelska-Szaniawska, Katarzyna
Discussant: Josh Matti


Votes or Violations: Enforcement Cycles in Sheriff Elections
Presenter: Josh Matti
Co-Author(s): Ferrell, Perry
Discussant: Cameron Shelton


What constrains partisan gerrymandering?
Presenter: Cameron Shelton
Co-Author(s): Sabouni, Hisam
Discussant: Bryan McCannon


Informational Value of Challenging an Incumbent Prosecutor
Presenter: Bryan McCannon
Discussant: Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska

Room: Calhoun Room

Local Fiscal Policy

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


“Majority Builds: Direct Democracy and the Intra-district Allocation of School Facilities Spending”
Presenter: Ross Milton
Co-Author(s): Grosz, Michel
Discussant: Yilin Hou


Inferring Tax Compliance from Pass-through: Evidence from Airbnb Tax Enforcement Agreements
Presenter: Keith Teltser
Co-Author(s): Bibler, Andrew; Tremblay, Mark
Discussant: Ross Milton


The impact of local households' housing tenure on local public debt levels
Presenter: Danny Woodbury
Discussant: Keith Teltser


Local Government User Charges and the Tax and Expenditure Limitations
Presenter: Yilin Hou
Co-Author(s): Zhang, Pengju
Discussant: Danny Woodbury

Room: Rutledge Room

Voter Behavior and Political Competition

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


Myopic Voting?: A State Level Empirical Analysis
Presenter: Richard Jankowski
Discussant: Dwight Lee


An expressive voter model of Anger, Hatred, Harm and shame
Presenter: Dwight Lee
Co-Author(s): Ryan Murphy
Discussant: Steven Brownell


Social Attitudes and Civic Engagement of International Migrants
Presenter: Steven Brownell
Discussant: Richard Jankowski


2:30pm – 2:40pm


2:40pm – 4:10pm

Room: Colonial Ballroom

Social Choice and Populism

Session Chair: Keith Dougherty
Session Organizer: Keith Dougherty


The Political Economy of Populism
Presenter: Andreas Freytag
Co-Author(s): Ball, Christopher
Discussant: Roger Congleton


Spoiler Effects in Proportional Representation Systems: Evidence from Eight Polish Parliamentary Elections, 1991-2015
Presenter: Marek Kaminski
Discussant: Robi Ragan


Centripetal and Centrifugal Electoral Incentives in Multidimensional Policy Spaces
Presenter: Robi Ragan
Discussant: Nicolaus Tideman


Selecting the Run-off Pair
Presenter: Nicolaus Tideman
Co-Author(s): Green-Armytage, James
Discussant: Marek Kaminski

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Empirical State and Local Political Economy

Session Chair: Dean Stansel
Session Organizer: Dean Stansel


Is it the economy, stupid? Economic policy, economic performance, and the incumbent advantage in state gubernatorial re-elections
Presenter: Jason Long
Co-Author(s): Bennett, Daniel
Discussant: Alexandre Padilla


The Legal System and Protection of Property Rights at the Subnational Level
Presenter: Ryan Murphy
Discussant: Dean Stansel


The “California Horse”: Do Domestic Migrants Impact State Institutions?
Presenter: Alexandre Padilla
Co-Author(s): Dean Stansel, Meg Tuszynski Patrick
Discussant: Ryan Murphy


Economic Freedom and Domestic Trade: A Gravity Model Estimation
Presenter: Dean Stansel
Co-Author(s): Tuszynski, Meg
Discussant: Daniel Bennett

Room: Middleton Room

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

Session Chair: Mahendra Prasad
Session Organizer: Mahendra Prasad


Approval Voting: Its History and Future
Presenter: Steven Brams


Approval Ballots for Multi-Winner Elections
Presenter: D. Marc Kilgour


Approval Voting's Strengths and Weaknesses: Reflections of a Friendly Apostate
Presenter: Jack Nagel

Room: Gold Ballroom

International Cooperation and Conflict

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


Social Capital Accumulation and Terrorism
Presenter: Alex Ray
Discussant: Paul Pecorino


Defense Expenditures and Allied Cooperation
Presenter: Toshihiro Ihori
Discussant: Alex Ray


Bridge burning
Presenter: Paul Pecorino
Discussant: Ryusuke Shinohara


Interregional negotiations and strategic delegation under government subsidy schemes
Presenter: Ryusuke Shinohara
Discussant: Toshihiro Ihori

Room: Pinckney Room

Institutions and the Firm

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


Does the quality of institutions influence the performance of enterprises ? A case study analysis
Presenter: Sevgi Ineci
Discussant: Anders Kärnä


Estimating Corruption in Publicly Owned Firms using Network Theory
Presenter: Anders Kärnä
Co-Author(s): Bergh, Andreas; Erlingsson, Gissur; Wittberg, Emanuel
Discussant: Jacob Burgdorf


The strategic impact of voluntary vs. mandated vertical restraints
Presenter: Jacob Burgdorf
Discussant: Sevgi Ineci

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Labor Policy and Regulation

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


Why Haven't Regional Wages Converged? The Role of Fiscal Federalism
Presenter: Jason Saving
Discussant: Mark Crain


Regulatory Barriers to Women in Business
Presenter: Mark Crain
Co-Author(s): Nicole V. Crain
Discussant: Christopher John Cruz


Avoiding the Housewife Stigma: Self-Employment as a Female Career Choice
Presenter: Carl Magnus Bjuggren
Co-Author(s): Henrekson, Magnus
Discussant: Jason Saving


The Labor Supply Effects of the 1983 Social Security reforms
Presenter: Christopher John Cruz
Discussant: Carl Magnus Bjuggren

Room: Rutledge Room

Legislative Decisionmaking in Panel Data Models

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


Partisan Determinants of Federal Highway Grants
Presenter: William B. Hankins
Co-Author(s): Goetzke, Frank; Hoover, Gary
Discussant: Steven Johnson


Voting on the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
Presenter: Steven Johnson
Discussant: Bjoern Kauder


Conservative Politicians and Voting on Same-Sex Marriage
Presenter: Bjoern Kauder
Co-Author(s): Potrafke, Niklas
Discussant: James Klingensmith


Pork-Barrel Spending and Political Entrepreneurship: Using Tax Money to Win Elections
Presenter: James Klingensmith
Discussant: William B. Hankins

Room: Laurens Room

Political Economy of Property

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


Wealth-Destroying Private Property Rights
Presenter: Colin Harris
Co-Author(s): Leeson, Peter
Discussant: Perry Ferrell


Nail-house Strategy: The Weapon of the Weak in Land Expropriation and House Demolition in China
Presenter: Wanlin Lin
Discussant: Colin Harris


Titles For Me But Not For Thee: Transitional Gains Trap of Property Rights Extension in Colombia
Presenter: Perry Ferrell
Discussant: Sakshi Jain


Effects of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program Targeting Young Girls: Evidence from India
Presenter: Sakshi Jain
Discussant: Wanlin Lin

Room: Calhoun Room

Policy Responsiveness and Accountability

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


The effects of direct elections on public services and spatial inequalities - Quasi-experimental evidence from Germany
Presenter: Stefanie Gaebler
Co-Author(s): Roesel, Felix
Discussant: John Matsusaka


When Do Legislators Follow Constituent Opinion? Evidence from Matched Roll Call and Referendum Votes
Presenter: John Matsusaka
Discussant: Stefanie Gaebler


4:10pm – 4:20pm


4:20pm – 5:50pm

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Experimental Public Choice III

Session Chair: Gregory DeAngelo
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo


Wage Distributions – Preferences and Productivity
Presenter: Eric Cardella
Co-Author(s): Alex Roomets
Discussant: Adam Hoffer


An Experimental Investigation of the Calculus of Consent
Presenter: Adam Hoffer
Discussant: Libby Jenke


Liberal or paternalistic preferences? An experimental test
Presenter: Fabrice Le Lec
Co-Author(s): Benoît, Tarroux
Discussant: Michael Makowsky


Rent dissipation and streamlined costs: Laboratory experiments
Presenter: Charles Holt
Co-Author(s): Goeree, Jacob and Smith, Angela
Discussant: Keith Dougherty

Room: Middleton Room

Art, Science, and Political Economy I

Session Chair: Richard Wagner
Session Organizer: Richard Wagner


The Irrelevance of Balanced Budgets
Presenter: David Hebert
Discussant: Richard Wagner


The constitutional rules of self-governing: Vincent Ostrom on formal rules and social commitments
Presenter: Roberta Herzberg
Discussant: Richard Wagner


Group formation in constitutional political economy
Presenter: Jayme Lemke
Discussant: Richard Wagner

Room: Gold Ballroom

Constitutional Political Economy

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


The Historical Roots of Racism
Presenter: Matthew Bonick
Co-Author(s): Antonio Farfán-Vallespín
Discussant: Paola Suarez


Immigration and Emigration: Legislation and
Presenter: Bradley Hobbs
Co-Author(s): Wenzel, Nikolai
Discussant: Matthew Bonick


The Korea Story
Presenter: Yong Yoon
Co-Author(s): Lim, J.D.
Discussant: Bradley Hobbs


Child-Bride Marriage and Female Welfare
Presenter: Paola Suarez
Discussant: Yong Yoon

Room: Calhoun Room

Development and Redistribution

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


The political economy of regional policy formation: the case of Russian agricultural subsidies
Presenter: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Co-Author(s): Herzfeld, Thomas; Ghukasyan, Siranush
Discussant: Stanley Winer


The Effect of the Community Reinvestment Act on Bank Closures and Location Choice
Presenter: Danielle Zanzalari
Co-Author(s): Jacob Walloga
Discussant: Vasyl Kvartiuk


Sharing development surplus with landowners in economic development projects
Presenter: Hojun Lee
Co-Author(s): Kim, Iljoong; Park, Sungkyu
Discussant: Danielle Zanzalari


The Privateness of Public Expenditure: A model and empirics for Indian states
Presenter: Stanley Winer
Co-Author(s): Ferris, J. Stephen; Dash, Bharatee; Chakraborty, Pinaki
Discussant: Hojun Lee

Room: Laurens Room

Panel Data Models of Democracy and Performance

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


Decentralization and Quality of Governance
Presenter: Pedro Camões
Discussant: Jahen Rezki


Political Competition and Local Government Performance: Evidence from Indonesia
Presenter: Jahen Rezki
Discussant: Vincent Geloso


A Revolution Delayed? Dairy Output and Tenure Institutions in Lower Canada, 1831
Presenter: Vincent Geloso
Discussant: Pedro Camões

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Games and Experiments in Public Choice

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


The efficiency impact of policy uncertainty: An experimental study
Presenter: Calvin Blackwell
Co-Author(s): Sobel, Russell
Discussant: Allison Bugenis


The Danger of Hyper-Competence: How Highly Skilled Agents can be Costly to their Principals
Presenter: Allison Bugenis
Discussant: Huseyin Yildirim


Social Pressure, Transparency, and Voting in Committees
Presenter: Huseyin Yildirim
Co-Author(s): Name-Correa, Alvaro J.
Discussant: Calvin Blackwell

Room: Rutledge Room

Political Theory and the History of Ideas

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


The Ontology of Taxation : The Romantic vs. the Realistic Point of View
Presenter: Charles Delmotte
Discussant: Mahendra Prasad


A Theory of Self-Governance: De Facto Constitutions as Filters
Presenter: Alexander Salter
Discussant: Charles Delmotte


How to Criticize James M. Buchanan? Amartya K. Sen on the Normative Premises of Classical Liberalism
Presenter: Malte Dold
Discussant: Alexander Salter


Nicolas de Condorcet: the first philosopher of the intelligence explosion hypothesis
Presenter: Mahendra Prasad
Discussant: Malte Dold

Room: Pinckney Room

Voter Preferences and Voter Choice

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


Do Voters Dislike Liberalizing Reforms? New Evidence Using Data on Satisfaction with Democracy
Presenter: Niclas Berggren
Co-Author(s): Bjørnskov, Christian
Discussant: Luis Aguiar-Conraria


The Impact of Government Programs on Individual Preferences for Redistribution: Evidence from SCHIP/Medicaid Expansion
Presenter: Thuy Vu
Discussant: Niclas Berggren


Voter Policy Preferences in the U.S. Presidential Elections
Presenter: Wilson Law
Discussant: Thuy Vu


The importance of Consumer Sentiment in explaining presidential approval ratings
Presenter: Luis Aguiar-Conraria
Co-Author(s): Bruno Fernandes; Pedro C. Magalhães; Maria Joana Soares
Discussant: Wilson Law



6:00pm – 11:59pm