Photo Attribution The 56th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

2019 Conference Program

Friday, March 15, 2019


8:00am—9:30am

Public Choice Dynamics

Session Chair: Antonio Farfan-Vallespin
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Incumbency Effects when Party-Switching is Frequent: Theory and Evidence from the Philippines
Presenter: Antonio Farfan-Vallespin
Discussant: Jahen Rezki


Call Your Leader: Does the Mobile Phone Affect Policymaking?
Presenter: Jahen Rezki
Discussant: Daniel Smith


Committee Election and Rotation
Presenter: Daniel Smith
Discussant: Marek Kaminski


Tradeoff between higher turnout and lower quality of votes? Evidence from the Polish local elections of 2014 and 2010
Presenter: Marek Kaminski
Co-Author(s): Flis, Jarek
Discussant: Pedro Camões


Using Wavelets to Test the Waves of Democracy
Presenter: Pedro Camões
Co-Author(s): Aguiar-Conraria, Luis
Discussant: Antonio Farfan-Vallespin


8:00am—9:30am

Normative Public Choice

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


Cicero: A Constitutional Defense of the Roman Republic
Presenter: Richard Jankowski
Discussant: Jon Murphy


Frederic Bastiat: Public Choice Theorist
Presenter: Jon Murphy
Discussant: Vasyl Kvartiuk


Why „limited access“ institutions may jeopardize federalism? Agriculture subsidization in the EU and Russia
Presenter: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Co-Author(s): Thomas Herzfeld, Jana Demoustier
Discussant: Charles Delmotte


The Political Economics of Capital Taxation: The Benefit Theory of Tax to the Rescue
Presenter: Charles Delmotte
Discussant: Richard Jankowski


8:00am—9:30am

Political History I

Session Chair: Bora Altay
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Contract Enforcement in the Ottoman Empire: the Case of Tax-farming Contracts during the 17th Century
Presenter: Bora Altay
Co-Author(s): Oğuz, Fuat.
Discussant: Anthony Gill


The comparative endurance and efficiency of religion.
Presenter: Anthony Gill
Discussant: Clara Jace


Corrupting the Family
Presenter: Clara Jace
Discussant: Emil Duhnea


Buchanan and Bloomington
Presenter: Emil Duhnea
Co-Author(s): Martin, Adam
Discussant: Bora Altay


8:00am—9:30am

Political Economy--Case Studies

Session Chair: Joseph Ellis
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


An Expansive Pro-Life Movement: Political, Economic and Religious Perspectives on Refugees and Immigration in America
Presenter: Joseph Ellis
Co-Author(s): Frank, Peter; Castello, Sergio; Warren, Matthew
Discussant: Jonatan Lemus


Judicial strategic behavior in Guatemala’s Constitutional Court in tax cases from 2006 to 2018
Presenter: Jonatan Lemus
Co-Author(s): Santos, Carolina; Fernandez, Santiago; Galdamez, Enrique
Discussant: Abdel-Hameed Nawar


Do Economics and Political Science Scholars Differ on Public Choice Issues? Evidence from Brazil
Presenter: Abdel-Hameed Nawar
Discussant: Cameron Weber


“Heuristic on Art-Statism: How State Art Production Can Create Preferences in Voters for a State with Greater Discretionary Power, with Case Studies from the New Deal”
Presenter: Cameron Weber
Co-Author(s): Weber, Cameron
Discussant: Joseph Ellis


8:00am—9:30am

The Politics of Criminal Justice

Session Chair: David Skarbek
Session Organizer: David Skarbek


Why Do States Privatize their Prisons? The Unintended Consequences of Inmate Litigation
Presenter: Anna Gunderson
Discussant: Joshua Page


A Constructed Reality: Desperation and Service in the Bail Industry
Presenter: Joshua Page
Discussant: Adaner Usmani


The Racial Politics of the Punitive Turn
Presenter: Adaner Usmani
Co-Author(s): Clegg, John
Discussant: Jennifer Doleac


Algorithmic Risk Assessment Tools in the Hands of Humans
Presenter: Jennifer Doleac
Co-Author(s): Stevenson, Megan
Discussant: Anna Gunderson


8:00am—9:30am

Law & Econ I

Session Chair: Murat Mungan
Session Organizer: kevin grier


Evidence on Court System Bias from Strategic Judge Assignment
Presenter: Jillian Carr
Co-Author(s): McClain, William
Discussant: Anna Harvey


Within-Judge Estimates of Appointment and Election In Criminal Appeals
Presenter: Anna Harvey
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Greg
Discussant: Alexander Lundberg


On the Public Finance of Capital Punishment
Presenter: Alexander Lundberg
Discussant: Murat Mungan


Positive Sanctions
Presenter: Murat Mungan
Discussant: Jillian Carr


8:00am—9:30am

Experimental Public Choice I

Session Chair: Jason Aimone
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo


Risk, Ambiguity, And False Confessions : An experimental laboratory study of the innocence problem
Presenter: Jason Aimone
Co-Author(s): North, Charles; Ralston, Jason; Rentschler, Jason
Discussant: Cort Rodet


8:00am—9:30am

Bureaucracy

Session Chair: Daniel Gibbs
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Civil service reform, self-selection, and bureaucratic performance
Presenter: Daniel Gibbs
Discussant: Janet Kohlhase


Can Bureaucrats Manipulate Policy Outcomes?
Presenter: Janet Kohlhase
Co-Author(s): Craig, Steven; Hoang, Edward; Kohlhase, Janet
Discussant: Pedro Camões


Where or Whom to Contract? An Empirical Study of Political Proximity in Public Procurement at Municipal Level
Presenter: Pedro Camões
Co-Author(s): Cerejeira, João
Discussant: Alfa Farah


Winning a Local Office in a Clientelistic Society: Evidence from Indonesia
Presenter: Alfa Farah
Discussant: Daniel Gibbs


8:00am—9:30am

Empirical Public Policy & Entrepreneurship

Session Chair: Daniel Bennett
Session Organizer: Daniel Bennett


Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurial Startup Activities
Presenter: Shishir Shakya
Discussant: Eric C. Mota


Public Policy and Entrepreneurship: The Adverse Effects of Well-Intended Policies
Presenter: Eric C. Mota
Co-Author(s): Peter G. Klein; Brent Ross; Miguel I. Gomez
Discussant: Jeremy Jackson


Entrepreneurial Creative Imagination, Creative Destruction, and Well-being
Presenter: Jeremy Jackson
Co-Author(s): Mona Ahmadiani; Adam Hyde
Discussant: Daniel Bennett


Local Economic Freedom and Creative Destruction in America
Presenter: Daniel Bennett
Discussant: Shishir Shakya