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

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


Minority Representation in Local Government and Distributional Outcomes
Presenter: Daniel Jones
Co-Author(s): Beach, Brian; Jones, Daniel; Twinam, Tate; Walsh, Randall
Discussant: Chris Mothorpe


Are campaign contributions normal goods? Evidence from local house price fluctuations
Presenter: Carly Urban
Co-Author(s): Lessem, Rebecca
Discussant: Daniel Jones


All Politics is Local?
 Evidence from Foreclosures and Voter Participation
Presenter: Jessica Van Parys
Discussant: Carly Urban


Interjurisdictional competition for land: The stratetic decisions of municipalities competing for annexations
Presenter: Chris Mothorpe
Co-Author(s): Sobel, Russell; Woolsey, Bill
Discussant: Jessica Van Parys

Room: Gold Ballroom

Political Economy of Institutions

Session Chair: Peter Calcagno
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno


Income Inequity and Regime Changes: Theory and Evidence
Presenter: Yang Zhou
Co-Author(s): Calcagno, Peter T
Discussant: Beatriz Maldonado


The Long-run Effect of Government Ideology on Economic Freedom
Presenter: Ryan Murphy
Discussant: Andrew Young


Political Systems, Institutional Memory, and Economic Freedom
Presenter: Todd Nesbit
Co-Author(s): Calcagno, Peter; Maldonado, Beatriz; Zeager, Frankie
Discussant: Ryan Murphy


Medieval Traditions in Representation as Foundations of State Capacity Today
Presenter: Andrew Young
Co-Author(s): Jamie Bologna Pavlik
Discussant: Todd Nesbit

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Governance and Corruption in Sports

Session Chair: Raymond Sauer
Session Organizer: Raymond Sauer


What if a figure skating team event had been held at past Winter Olympic Games?
Presenter: Peter Coughlin
Co-Author(s): Cheng, Diana
Discussant: D. Marc Kilgour


Catch-Up: A Rule That Makes Service Sports More Competitive
Presenter: D. Marc Kilgour
Co-Author(s): Brams, Steven J.; Ismail, Mehmet S.; Stromquist, Walter
Discussant: Daniel Schwab


Corruption in the Bidding, Construction, and Organization of Mega-Events: An Analysis of the Olympics and World Cup
Presenter: Daniel Schwab
Co-Author(s): Matheson, Victor A.; Koval, Patrick
Discussant: Benjamin Posmanick


Off The Post: The FIFA World Cup Bidding Process
Presenter: Benjamin Posmanick
Discussant: Peter Coughlin

Room: Pinckney Room

Political Determinants of Development

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


Armenia as a borderland surrounded by bandits
Presenter: King Banaian
Discussant: Loujaina Abdelwahed


Fiscal Management of Foreign Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa
Presenter: Loujaina Abdelwahed
Discussant: Maria Carnovale


Who gets the surplus is Value Chains: development aid implications of competition within and between production stages
Presenter: Maria Carnovale
Co-Author(s): Mayer, Frederick; Pfaff, Alexander
Discussant: Gonzalo Macera


The Washington Consensus: A comparative case
Presenter: Gonzalo Macera
Discussant: King Banaian

Room: Rutledge Room

Interest Group Politics in the States

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


Political Economy of Cultural Districts: The Diffusion of Cultural Districts Laws Across US States
Presenter: Amir Borges Ferreira Neto
Discussant: Ghanshyam Sharma


Impact of Market Concentration on Effective Sales Tax Rate: Evidence from Insurance Industry
Presenter: Ghanshyam Sharma
Discussant: Carl Kitchens


Civil Asset Forfeiture, Crime, and Police Incentives: Evidence from the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984
Presenter: Carl Kitchens
Co-Author(s): Kantor, Shawn; Pawlowski, Steven
Discussant: Amir Borges Ferreira Neto

Room: Calhoun Room

The Political Economy of Monetary Policy

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


The Recourse Rule, regulatory arbitrage and the financial crisis
Presenter: Stephen Miller
Discussant: Julia Norgaard


The Consequences of Diversity at the Federal Reserve
Presenter: Caitlin Ainsley
Discussant: Stephen Miller


Government ideology and monetary policy in OECD countries
Presenter: Luisa Doerr
Co-Author(s): Potrafke, Niklas; Cahan, Dodge
Discussant: Caitlin Ainsley


Black Market Exchange Rate as a Proxy for Inflation
Presenter: Julia Norgaard
Discussant: Luisa Doerr

Room: Colonial Ballroom

Developments in Social Choice Theory

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


Cyclical Majorities and Legislative Voting: Condorcet’s Paradox in Congress?
Presenter: James Endersby
Discussant: Katsuyoshi Okui


Dynamic Veto Player Theory: What Institutions Do in Dynamic Settings And a New Tool for Simulating It
Presenter: Brandon Zicha
Discussant: James Endersby


Fair Division with Minimal Cuts
Presenter: Steven Brams
Co-Author(s): Peter Landwebber


Political Success Theory in the Context of the Median Voter Theorem
Presenter: Katsuyoshi Okui
Discussant: Steven Brams

Room: Middleton Room

Experimental Approaches to Voting Experiments

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


Why so much popular support for a billionaire candidate? Insights from a survey experiment of campaign finance perceptions.
Presenter: William English
Discussant: Daniela Goya-Tocchetto


When do parochial voters support increased immigration? Reconsidering the link between perceived interests and policy preferences
Presenter: Alexander Kustov
Discussant: William English


In-group Love vs. Out-group Hate: Which Is More Important to Partisans and When?
Presenter: Daniela Goya-Tocchetto
Co-Author(s): Amira, Karyn; Wright, Jennifer Cole
Discussant: Alexander Kustov

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Institutions, Norms, and Collective Action

Session Chair: Roger Congleton
Session Organizer: Roger Congleton


Membership and Decision-Making in International Organizations
Presenter: Stephan Michel
Co-Author(s): Schories, Fanny
Discussant: Roger Congleton


Risk-taking, Trust, and Traumatization among Syrian Refugees in Jordan – A Lab-in-the-Field Experiment
Presenter: Stefan Voigt
Co-Author(s): Nora El Bialy, Andreas Nicklisch
Discussant: Christian Bjørnskov


Populism and Constitutional Reform in Latin America
Presenter: Andrea Saenz de Viteri
Co-Author(s): Bjørnskov, Christian
Discussant: Stefan Voigt


Ethics and the Rule of Law
Presenter: Roger Congleton
Discussant: Stephan Michel


9:30am – 10:00am

Room: Carolina Foyer


10:00am – 11:20am

Room: Carolina Ballroom

Plenary Session 3: Lars Feld and David Primo on Fiscal Institutions in America and Europe - Sponsored by the BB&T Distinguished Professorship of Capitalism at Western Carolina University and Public Choice Society

Session Chair: Georg Vanberg


Public debt, factions, and rules: Toward effective restraints on fiscal commons problems
Presenter: Lars P. Feld


(Budget) Rules Are Made to Be Broken: Can We Fix Them?
Presenter: David Primo


11:20am – 11:30am


11:30am – 1:00pm

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Political Influence and Benefits

Session Organizer: Amihai Glazer


The Growth of Government, Trust in Government, and Evidence on Their Coevolution
Presenter: John Garen
Co-Author(s): Gordon, Steven; Clark, J.R.


The distortionary effects of stringent employee hours-of-service regulations on the U.S. airline industry
Presenter: Cody Nehiba
Co-Author(s): Luttmann, Alexander


Monetizing Creative Destruction: Forward Markets to Spur Innovation
Presenter: Amihai Glazer
Co-Author(s): Linda Cohen


What Did the Earmark Ban Do? Evidence from Intergovernmantal Grants
Presenter: Steven Gordon

Room: Gold Ballroom

The Political Economy of Policing and Imprisonment

Session Chair: David Skarbek
Session Organizer: David Skarbek


Cartel Federalism and Mass Incarceration
Presenter: Daniel D'Amico


Predation and Participation
Presenter: Brandon Davis


Contact with the Criminal Justice System and Political Participation
Presenter: Paul Testa


The Myth of Mob Rule: Violent Crime and Democratic Politics
Presenter: Lisa Miller

Room: Calhoun Room

Engineering Political Stability in Ancient Greece

Session Chair: F. Andrew Hanssen


Explaining the High Frequency and Low Intensity of Civil Conflict in Ancient Greece
Presenter: Scott Arcenas
Discussant: Robert Fleck


Democratic Stability in Ancient Greece
Presenter: F. Andrew Hanssen
Co-Author(s): Robert K Fleck
Discussant: Scott Arcenas


Judicial Review by the People Themselves: Constitutional Litigation in Ancient Athens
Presenter: Federica Carugati
Co-Author(s): Calvert, Randy; Weingast, Barry
Discussant: F. Andrew Hanssen


The Institutional Foundations of Athenian Resilience: Trade, Law, and Recovery from the Peloponnesian War
Presenter: Robert Fleck
Co-Author(s): F. Andrew Hanssen, Federica Carugati
Discussant: Federica Carugati

Room: Laurens Room

Constitutional Design

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


An Environmental Constitution vs. an Environmental Policy
Presenter: GIUSEPPE EUSEPI
Co-Author(s): Conti, Marcelo Enrique; Cristina, Simone
Discussant: Anna Faria


The Birth and Demise of Market-Preserving Federalism in Brazil
Presenter: Anna Faria
Discussant: Bryan Cutsinger


Political Property Rights and Constitutional Change
Presenter: Bryan Cutsinger
Discussant: Richard Salsman


Rent Selling and Constitutionalism
Presenter: Richard Salsman
Discussant: GIUSEPPE EUSEPI

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Experimental Approaches to Bargaining

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


Logrolling under different q-majority rules: Theory and Experiments
Presenter: Christoph Vanberg
Co-Author(s): Charroin, Liza
Discussant: Gavin Roberts


Deterrence, Contagion, and Legitimacy in Anti-Corruption Policymaking: An Experimental Analysis
Presenter: Robert Gillanders
Co-Author(s): Boly, Amadou; Miettinen, Topi
Discussant: Christoph Vanberg


All-pay auctions with noise
Presenter: Lucas Rentschler
Co-Author(s): Boudreau, James; Nagaraja, Haikady; Sanders, Shane
Discussant: Robert Gillanders


A piece for justice? The effect of voting on equality-efficiency preferences in the laboratory
Presenter: Gavin Roberts
Co-Author(s): Buchanan, Joy; Gnagey, Jennifer
Discussant: Lucas Rentschler

Room: Middleton Room

Game Theoretic Models of Elections

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


Electoral Accountability and Responsive Democracy
Presenter: Cesar Martinelli
Co-Author(s): Duggan, John
Discussant: Kim Leonie Kellermann


Political Participation and Party Capture in a Dualized Economy: A Game Theory Approach
Presenter: Kim Leonie Kellermann
Discussant: Tetsuro Okazaki


Media diversity and its effect on elections
Presenter: Tetsuro Okazaki
Discussant: Taiki Susa


The Politics of Tariff Cooperation in the Presence of Trade Costs
Presenter: Taiki Susa
Co-Author(s): Tsubuku, Masafumi
Discussant: Cesar Martinelli

Room: Parkview Room

Political Budget Cycles

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


Conditional Political Budget Cycles in the EU – Where Do They Originate From and Do They Pay Off?
Presenter: Velibor Mačkić
Discussant: Maria Escobar-Lemmon


Yardsticks and budget cycles: can neighbors encourage spending restraint?
Presenter: Maria Escobar-Lemmon
Co-Author(s): Mitchell, Austin
Discussant: Georgios Chortareas


Electoral Cycles and Regulation
Presenter: Georgios Chortareas
Co-Author(s): Logothetis, Vassilis; Papandreou, Andreas
Discussant: Manuela Krause


Communal fees and election cycles: Evidence from German municipalities
Presenter: Manuela Krause
Discussant: Velibor Mačkić

Room: Pinckney Room

Smith, Buchanan, and the Ostrom Tradition

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


Exit, Voice, and Democratic Policing
Presenter: Nathan Goodman
Discussant: Paul Dragos Aligica


Reverence toward rank: How Adam Smith’s idea of rank impacts the Ostrom’s art of association
Presenter: Michael Clark
Co-Author(s): Behr, Rachael K.
Discussant: Roberta Herzberg


Public Choice in the Ostrom Tradition
Presenter: Roberta Herzberg
Discussant: Michael Clark


Artefact and Artisanship: James M. Buchanan and Vincent Ostrom at the Core and beyond the Boundaries of Public Choice
Presenter: Paul Dragos Aligica
Discussant: Nathan Goodman

Room: Rutledge Room

Political Participation and Turnout

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


Does fiscal decentralization encourage electoral participation?
Presenter: Alfa Farah
Discussant: Erica VanSant


Declined-Ballot Voting in Manitoba General Elections, 1999-2016
Presenter: Stefan Dodds
Discussant: Alfa Farah


How Does Political Advertising Influence Voters' Decisions? A Study of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election
Presenter: Wilson Law
Discussant: Stefan Dodds


Voting Persistence After Close Elections
Presenter: Erica VanSant
Co-Author(s): Lessem, Rebecca; Urban, Carly
Discussant: Wilson Law


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


Do political entrepreneurs innovate?
Presenter: Marta Podemska-Mikluch
Discussant: Richard Wagner


Individual Choice and Social Welfare: Theoretical Foundations of Political Economy
Presenter: Viktor Vanberg
Discussant: Richard Wagner


Complex and Entangled Public Policy: Here Be Dragons
Presenter: Abigail Devereaux
Discussant: Richard Wagner


The spatial dimension: Reflections on the architecture of community
Presenter: Lenore Ealy
Discussant: Richard Wagner

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Stateless Commerce and Governance

Session Chair: David Skarbek
Session Organizer: David Skarbek


Stateless Commerce: The Diamond Network and the Persistence of Relational Exchange
Presenter: Barak Richman


The politics of order in informal markets: Evidence from Lagos
Presenter: Shelby Grossman


The tolerance of the intolerant
Presenter: John Meadowcroft
Co-Author(s): Jennings, Colin; Morrow, Elizabeth


Stateless property: why customary property institutions persist
Presenter: Ilia Murtazashvili
Co-Author(s): Murtazashvili, Jennifer

Room: Parkview Room

Political Economy of Corruption II

Session Chair: Peter Calcagno
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno


Institutions without romance: corruption and provisioning of infrastructure in canal irrigation systems
Presenter: Sechindra Vallury
Co-Author(s): Leonard, Bryan; Abbott, Joshua
Discussant: Oguzhan Dincer


Does an Early Start Help or Hurt? Statehood, Institutions and Modern Climate Change Policies
Presenter: Per Fredriksson
Co-Author(s): Ang, James B.
Discussant: Nan Chen


The Economic Impact of China's Anti-Corruption Campaign
Presenter: Nan Chen
Co-Author(s): Zemin Zhong
Discussant: Per Fredriksson


Corruption and the Shadow Economy: Friends or Foes
Presenter: Oguzhan Dincer
Co-Author(s): Adhikari, Bibek
Discussant: Peter Calcagno

Room: Laurens Room

Protests and Democratization

Session Chair: Stefan Voigt
Session Organizer: Stefan Voigt


Disasters in India – a welcome pretext for the federal government to get rid of state governments?
Presenter: Shruti Rajagopalan
Co-Author(s): Bjørnskov, Christian; Voigt, Stefan
Discussant: Lena Gerling


Public Protests, Coups d’État and Elections – Evidence from Africa
Presenter: Lena Gerling
Discussant: Stefan Voigt


Terror and States of Emergency
Presenter: Stefan Voigt
Co-Author(s): Christian Björnskov
Discussant: Daniel Hicks


Climate Change and Civil Unrest in Latin America: Evidence from the El Niño Southern Oscillation
Presenter: Daniel Hicks
Co-Author(s): Beatriz Maldonado
Discussant: Shruti Rajagopalan

Room: Gold Ballroom

Coaseian Public Choice

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


Economic Effects of Legal Rulings: How Liability Assignments Change Prices
Presenter: Colin Doran
Discussant: Rosolino Candela


Political Transaction Costs: Constitutions as Unique Barriers to Coaseian Bargaining
Presenter: Eric Alston
Discussant: Colin Doran


The Coase theorem, applied to markets and government
Presenter: Randall Holcombe
Discussant: Eric Alston


The Lightship in Economics?
Presenter: Rosolino Candela
Co-Author(s): Geloso, Vincent
Discussant: Randall Holcombe

Room: Calhoun Room

Fiscal Policy in Comparative Perspective

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


Public Debt Policy in a Political Economy
Presenter: Real Arai
Discussant: Mavuto Kalulu


Transparency and Fiscal Discipline at Arkansas County Level Government
Presenter: Mavuto Kalulu
Co-Author(s): Ashley Phillips and Terra Aquia
Discussant: Velibor Mačkić


Political Stubbornness and Online Local Budget Transparency in Croatia
Presenter: Velibor Mačkić
Co-Author(s): Katarina Ott, Mihaela Bronić
Discussant: Real Arai

Room: Middleton Room

Regulatory Politics at the State and Local Level

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


The Effects of Proposition G on Neighborhood Reconstruction: Evidence from San Francisco
Presenter: Caitlin O'Loughlin
Discussant: Hans Pitlik


Is trust in companies rooted in social trust, or regulatory quality, or both?
Presenter: Hans Pitlik
Co-Author(s): Leibrecht, Markus
Discussant: Christine Ries


Market Failure and Artificial Intelligence: The Case of K-12 Education in the United States
Presenter: Christine Ries
Discussant: Mark Febrizio


Analyzing the economic effects of state-level regulation
Presenter: Mark Febrizio
Discussant: Caitlin O'Loughlin

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Markets and Government

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


Economic freedom and the sharing economy
Presenter: Andreas Bergh
Co-Author(s): Kate Dildy, Alexander Funcke & Joakim Wernberg
Discussant: Adrian Moore


Markets and Government: Realizing the Promise of Gaints from 'Politics as Exchange'
Presenter: Michael Munger
Co-Author(s): Keech, William
Discussant: Vincent Munley


The Economic Value of Attendance at a Museum with No Admissions Fee
Presenter: Vincent Munley
Discussant: Michael Munger


Privatization and Public choice
Presenter: Adrian Moore
Discussant: Andreas Bergh

Room: Pinckney Room

Public Choice Insights on Regulation – a View from Washington

Session Chair: Bruce Yandle
Session Organizer: Susan Dudley


Anticompetitive effects of social regulation: A case study from the CPSC
Presenter: Sofie Miller
Co-Author(s): Mannix, Brian
Discussant: Bruce Yandle


Anticompetitive Effects, Part Deux: A Case Study from NHTSA
Presenter: Brian Mannix
Co-Author(s): Miller, Sofie
Discussant: Bruce Yandle


The Organization of Inquiry at Executive Branch Regulatory Agencies: An Empirical Note
Presenter: Jerry Ellig
Co-Author(s): Konieczny, Catherine
Discussant: Bruce Yandle


Does a Regulatory Budget Counter Regulator Incentives?
Presenter: Susan Dudley
Discussant: Bruce Yandle


4:10pm – 4:20pm


4:20pm – 5:50pm

Room: Carolina Ballroom A

Experimental Public Choice II

Session Chair: Gregory DeAngelo
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo


Deviant or Wrong? The Effects of Norm Information on the Efficacy of Punishment
Presenter: Eugen Dimant
Co-Author(s): Cristina Bicchieri; Erte Xiao
Discussant: Murat Mungan


The General versus Specific Deterrence Effects of Expungements: Experimental Evidence
Presenter: Murat Mungan
Co-Author(s): Greg DeAngelo: Romain Espinosa; Rustam Romaniuc
Discussant: Bryan McCannon


The Price of Hypocrisy
Presenter: Michael Makowsky
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Greg; McCannon, Bryan
Discussant: Jason Aimone


The perils of democracy
Presenter: Rustam Romaniuc
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Greg; Dubois, Dimitri
Discussant: Charles Holt

Room: Middleton Room

Theory and History

Session Chair: Diana Thomas
Session Organizer: Diana Thomas


Trade or Raid: Acadian Settlers and Native Indians Before 1755
Presenter: Vincent Geloso
Co-Author(s): Candela, Rosolino
Discussant: Diana Thomas


The Fiscal Squeeze
Presenter: Diana Thomas
Co-Author(s): Michael Thomas
Discussant: Lynne Kiesling


Innovation, Interconnection, and Institutions: Evolving Electric Power Systems in the Early 20th Century
Presenter: Lynne Kiesling
Co-Author(s): Clay, Karen
Discussant: Vincent Geloso

Room: Carolina Ballroom B

Rules and Rule Changes in Public and Private Sectors

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


Collusion in Private Procurement: How Does Mandatory Building Repair Increase Renovation Prices?
Presenter: Kevin Tsui
Co-Author(s): Leung, Tin Cheuk; Tsang Kwok Ping
Discussant: Robert Fleck


Interest Group Rent Seeking in Unlicensed Spectrum: DSRC v. Wi-Fi in the 5.9 MHz Band.  
Presenter: Thomas Hazlett
Discussant: Jonathan Ernest


Ensuring Compliance: Analyzing the Effectiveness of Auto Insurance Regulation on Uninsured Motorist Rates
Presenter: Jonathan Ernest
Discussant: Kevin Tsui


Do Long-Term Contracts Promote Firm Investment in General Human Capital? Casting Actors to Discover Stars during the Hollywood Studio Era
Presenter: F. Andrew Hanssen
Co-Author(s): Alexander Raskovich
Discussant: Thomas Hazlett

Room: Gold Ballroom

Round Table Honoring Jac Heckelman

Session Chair: Bonnie Wilson
Session Organizer: Keith Dougherty


On Interest Representation and Constitutional Structure: The Remarkable Contributions of Jac Heckelman to Public Choice
Presenter: Michael Munger


Constitutional Convention: For Session--Roundtable Honoring Jac Heckelman
Presenter: Farley Grubb


Surveys of Public Choice
Presenter: Robert Whaples


Lessons from Heckelman
Presenter: Christopher Cotter

Room: Rutledge Room

Environmental Regulation and Public Choice

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


Did tradable quota rights really affect fleet size? The case of IFQ Programs in the Gulf of Mexico
Presenter: Sami Dakhlia
Co-Author(s): Marca
Discussant: Patrick O'Reilly


Pollution Hedging in the Air? The Effect of Anticipatory Command-and-Control on Market-Based Hedging in the U.S. Acid Rain Program
Presenter: Patrick O'Reilly
Discussant: Yeon A Hong


The Effect of a Government Planner’s Educational Background on Environmental Outcomes in Autocratic Regimes
Presenter: Yeon A Hong
Discussant: Sami Dakhlia

Room: Laurens Room

Happiness and Well-being

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


Happy Partisans and Ideologues: State versus National
Presenter: Jeremy Jackson
Discussant: Moiz Bhai


Minimum Wages and Well-being
Presenter: Moiz Bhai
Discussant: Henrik Jordahl


Choice and competition in the welfare state: Home care as the ideal quasi-market
Presenter: Henrik Jordahl
Co-Author(s): Bergman, Mats; Lundberg, Sofia
Discussant: Jeremy Jackson

Room: Pinckney Room

Interest Groups in a Public Choice Perspective

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


Can the size and the volatility of governmental subsidies for non-profit sport associations indicate the extent of special interest politics by the government?
Presenter: Michael Koch
Co-Author(s): Emrich, Eike
Discussant: Thomas Hazlett


Is There a Public Choice Theory of the Financial Crisis?
Presenter: Slade Mendenhall
Co-Author(s): Mendenhall, Slade; Cutsinger, Bryan
Discussant: Michael Koch


Interest Group Rent Seeking in Unlicensed Spectrum: DSRC v. Wi-Fi in the 5.9 MHz Band.  
Presenter: Thomas Hazlett
Discussant: Slade Mendenhall

Room: Calhoun Room

Policy and Regulation in the States

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


Child Safety Seat Laws and Motorist Behavior: Accidentally Less Safe
Presenter: Mark Witte
Discussant: James Strickland


Closing the Deal: Targeted Business Subsidies and Economic Prosperity
Presenter: Jacob Bundrick
Co-Author(s): Weici Yuan
Discussant: Mark Witte


Ensuring Compliance: Analyzing the Effectiveness of Auto Insurance Regulation on Uninsured Drivers and Fatalities
Presenter: Jonathan Ernest
Discussant: Jacob Bundrick


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


6:00pm – 7:30pm

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