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

2019 Conference Program

Friday, March 15, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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