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

2019 Conference Program

Friday, March 15, 2019


2:30pm—2:40pm


2:40pm—4:10pm

Legislative and Coalition Politics

Session Chair: Georg Vanberg
Session Organizer: Georg Vanberg


Coalition Government, Legislative Institutions, and Public Policy in Parliamentary Democracies
Presenter: Georg Vanberg
Co-Author(s): Lanny Martin
Discussant: David Fortunato


The (Police) Agency Problem: Police Use of Deadly Force
Presenter: David Fortunato
Co-Author(s): Scott Cook
Discussant: Michelle Whyman


Logrolling and Minoritarian Rule
Presenter: Michelle Whyman
Discussant: Steven Brams


Logrolling and Minoritarian Rule
Presenter: Michelle Whyman
Discussant: Georg Vanberg


2:40pm—4:10pm

Theory of Rent Seeking

Session Chair: Paan Jindapon
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Network Spillovers in Tullock's Contests
Presenter: Paan Jindapon
Co-Author(s): Smith, Michael
Discussant: Wolfgang Leininger


Rent-Seeking in Nature: a Reassessment of Evolutionary Stability in Contests
Presenter: Wolfgang Leininger
Discussant: Cheng Li


Centralized Policymaking and Informational Lobbying
Presenter: Cheng Li
Discussant: Jeremy Kidd


Collusive Rent-Seeking in Cy Pres Class Action Settlements
Presenter: Jeremy Kidd
Co-Author(s): Whitehead, Michael
Discussant: Paan Jindapon


2:40pm—4:10pm

Governance and Economic Development

Session Chair: Alberto Batinti
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Voting Up? The Effects of Democratic Institutions on Human Stature
Presenter: Alberto Batinti
Co-Author(s): Costa-Font, Joan; Hatton, Timothy J.
Discussant: Michael Dorsch


Learning to constrain: Political competition and randomized controlled trials in development
Presenter: Michael Dorsch
Co-Author(s): Corduneanu-Huci, Cristina; Maarek, Paul
Discussant: Helena Helfer


Democracy and Prosperity – The Special Case of Latin America
Presenter: Helena Helfer
Discussant: Nicholas Reinarts


Democracy, Stability, and Prosperity: A Panel Data Analysis
Presenter: Nicholas Reinarts
Discussant: Alberto Batinti


2:40pm—4:10pm

Elections and Governance

Session Chair: Taiki Susa
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Timing of election under globalization: a tax competition approach
Presenter: Taiki Susa


Inequality and Extremist Voting: Evidence from Germany
Presenter: Lea Immel
Co-Author(s): Dorn, Florian; Fuest, Clemens; Neumeier, Florian
Discussant: Arthur Nelson


Advertising and Entry Deterrence in U.K. Parliamentary Elections
Presenter: Arthur Nelson
Discussant: Taiki Susa


2:40pm—4:10pm

Memorial Session on the Contributions of Larry Kenny

Session Chair: Roger Congleton
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


2:40pm—4:10pm

How Policies Affect Growth, Productivity, and Trade

Session Chair: Scott Baier
Session Organizer: Patrick McLaughlin


Using Machine Learning to Quantify Trade Agreements
Presenter: Scott Baier
Co-Author(s): Narendra Regmi
Discussant: Bentley Coffey


Regulatory Budgeting and Economic Growth: Evidence from British Columbia
Presenter: Bentley Coffey
Co-Author(s): McLaughlin, Patrick; Peretto, Pietro
Discussant: Tyler Richards


Regulation and Productivity in US Manufacturing
Presenter: Tyler Richards
Co-Author(s): Patrick McLaughlin; Bentley Coffey
Discussant: Scott Baier


2:40pm—4:10pm

Technology Policy Through a Public Choice Lens (panel discussion)

Session Organizer: Lynne Kiesling


Technology policy through a public choice lens: blockchain and constitutions
Presenter: Eric Alston
Discussant: Thomas Hazlett


Tom -- Technology Policy Through a Public Choice Lens: Net Neutrality
Presenter: Thomas Hazlett
Discussant: Lynne Kiesling


Electricity and the Digital Energy Future
Presenter: Lynne Kiesling
Discussant: Geoffrey Manne


Technology Policy Through a Public Choice Lens: Antitrust Populism
Presenter: Geoffrey Manne
Discussant: Eric Alston


2:40pm—4:10pm

Domestic and International Federalism: Game Theoretic Properties

Session Chair: Yukari Iwanami
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Burden-Sharing among Alliance Members and the Reassurance Effect of Military Alliances
Presenter: Yukari Iwanami
Discussant: Shigeo Morita


Endogenous timing in tax competition and tax revenue orientation
Presenter: Shigeo Morita
Discussant: Ajay Sharma


Nash Equilibrium in Tax and Public Investment Competition
Presenter: Ajay Sharma
Co-Author(s): Pal, Rupayan
Discussant: Alex Theisen


Carrots, Sticks, and Words: Characterizing Soft and Hard Power in International Relations
Presenter: Alex Theisen
Discussant: Yukari Iwanami