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

2019 Conference Program

Friday, March 15, 2019


1:00pm—2:30pm

Experimental Public Choice II

Session Chair: Lucas Rentschler
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo


Tilting the playing field in all-pay auctions
Presenter: Lucas Rentschler
Co-Author(s): Dan Kovenock
Discussant: Daniel Kling


Observability without observation: The effect of impersonal social pressure messages in a GOTV experiment
Presenter: Daniel Kling
Co-Author(s): Stratmann, Thomas
Discussant: Evan Calford


Law enforcement and strategic uncertainty
Presenter: Evan Calford
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Greg
Discussant: Bryan McCannon


1:00pm—2:30pm

Social Trust and Political Independence

Session Chair: Peter Calcagno
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno


Constitutions and Social Trust: An Analysis of the U.S. States
Presenter: Peter Calcagno
Co-Author(s): Ahnen, David
Discussant: Christian Bjørnskov


Social Trust and Political Independence
Presenter: Christian Bjørnskov
Co-Author(s): Jerg Gutmann, Stefan Voigt
Discussant: Art Carden


It’s in Smith: An Ethically Mature Citizenry is Necessary for Growth
Presenter: Art Carden
Co-Author(s): Marshall, Jennings B.; Caskey, Greg
Discussant: Peter Calcagno


1:00pm—2:30pm

Artificial Intelligence and Public Choice Roundtable

Session Chair: Steven Brams
Session Organizer: Mahendra Prasad


AI Research Needs Public Choice
Presenter: Mahendra Prasad
Discussant: Baobao Zhang


Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends
Presenter: Baobao Zhang
Co-Author(s): Allan Dafoe
Discussant: Allan Dafoe


Governing AI
Presenter: Allan Dafoe
Discussant: Roman Yampolskiy


Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security
Presenter: Roman Yampolskiy
Discussant: Mahendra Prasad


1:00pm—2:30pm

Industrial Organization

Session Chair: Mihai Mutascu
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Refugees and underground economy in European Union
Presenter: Mihai Mutascu
Discussant: Jonas Grafström


An Anatomy of Failure – China´s Wind Power Program
Presenter: Jonas Grafström
Discussant: Phoebe W. Ishak


Oil Price Shocks, Protest and the Shadow Economy
Presenter: Phoebe W. Ishak
Co-Author(s): Fritsche, Urlich
Discussant: Jason Long


Are Corporations Voters Too? The Effect of Non-Individual Donations on Federal Elections Post-Citizens United
Presenter: Jason Long
Discussant: Mihai Mutascu


1:00pm—2:30pm

International Political Economy I

Session Chair: Eric Alston
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Economic Logic of Leadership
Presenter: Eric Alston
Co-Author(s): Alston, Lee; Mueller, Bernardo
Discussant: Friedrich Heinemann


Are Fiscal Multiplier Estimates Politically Biased?
Presenter: Friedrich Heinemann
Co-Author(s): Asatryan, Zareh; Havlik, Annika; Heinemann, Friedrich; Nover, Justus
Discussant: Friedrich Schneider


Cash in Circulation and the Shadow Economy: An Empirical Investigation
Presenter: Friedrich Schneider
Co-Author(s): Seitz, Franz and Reimrers Hans-Eggert
Discussant: Katsuzo Yamamoto


Spatial Model Analysis and the Rational Choice Approach about Inadvertent War
Presenter: Katsuzo Yamamoto
Discussant: Eric Alston


1:00pm—2:30pm

Federalism 1

Session Chair: Steven Johnson
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Effect of State-Level Welfare Policy on Disability Acceptance Rates
Presenter: Steven Johnson
Discussant: Eugenia Toma


State Aid to School Districts
Presenter: Eugenia Toma
Co-Author(s): John Foster
Discussant: Nathan Dong


Budget Constraints, Market Opportunities and Off-Budget Financing of Local Governments in China
Presenter: Nathan Dong
Co-Author(s): Wang, Zigan
Discussant: Stefanie Gaebler


Does highway access influence local tax factors? Evidence from German municipalities
Presenter: Stefanie Gaebler
Co-Author(s): Lorenz, Luisa
Discussant: Steven Johnson


1:00pm—2:30pm

Epistemic Choice and Public Choice

Session Chair: Roberta Herzberg
Session Organizer: Lenore Ealy


Conscience, Covenant, and Cascades of Meaning: Notes toward transcending the vulnerabilities of democracy
Presenter: Lenore Ealy
Discussant: James Caton


A Scaleable Framework for the Evolution of Shared Knowledge
Presenter: James Caton
Co-Author(s): Edward J. López
Discussant: Richard Wagner


Janus without Cores: A venture into Social Epistemology
Presenter: Richard Wagner
Discussant: Rok Novak


The Orderly Frameworks of Disorderly Plans: Radical Subjectivism as a Feature of Entangled Social Orders
Presenter: Rok Novak
Co-Author(s): Fritz, Roland
Discussant: Lenore Ealy


1:00pm—2:30pm

Law & Econ II

Session Chair: kevin grier
Session Organizer: Vincent Geloso


Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?
Presenter: Samuel Absher
Discussant: Vincent Geloso


Exposure to Drug Cartels and the Allocation of Consumption Spending in Mexico
Presenter: Robin Grier
Co-Author(s): Grier, Kevin; Hicks, Dan; Blanco, Luisa
Discussant: kevin grier


Tonight We're Gonna Parti (Quebecois) like it's 1976
Presenter: kevin grier
Co-Author(s): Geloso, Vincent
Discussant: Samuel Absher



1:00pm—2:30pm

Culture, Institutions and Development II

Session Chair: Daniel Bennett
Session Organizer: Daniel Bennett


Securing Personal Freedom through Institutions – The Role of Democracy and Judicial Independence
Presenter: Niclas Berggren
Co-Author(s): Gutmann, Jerg
Discussant: Hugo Moises Montesinos-Yufa


The Role of Culture and Institutions in Economic Development
Presenter: Hugo Moises Montesinos-Yufa
Co-Author(s): Bennett, Daniel; Faria, Hugo; Gwartney, James; Navarro, Carlos
Discussant: Matthew Bonick


Racism and Trust in the West
Presenter: Matthew Bonick
Discussant: Claudia Williamson


Trust, regulation and contracting institutions
Presenter: Claudia Williamson
Co-Author(s): Cline, Brandon
Discussant: Niclas Berggren