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

2019 Conference Program

Friday, March 15, 2019


Kentucky Suite

Rent Seeking and Extraction

Session Chair: Dalila Lindov
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Are legislators responsive to contributions from teachers’ unions?
Presenter: Dalila Lindov
Discussant: Jordan Lofthouse

Don’t buffalo me: The political economy of American Prairie Reserve
Presenter: Jordan Lofthouse
Discussant: Fabio Padovano

Exploring the Determinants and Consequences of the Stringency of Environmental Policies
Presenter: Fabio Padovano
Co-Author(s): Cadoret Isabelle
Discussant: Dalila Lindov



Session Chair: Edwar Escalante
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Night watchers and Terrorists
Presenter: Edwar Escalante
Discussant: Ilia Murtazashvili

VoxPrey: Think tanks and the predatory state
Presenter: Ilia Murtazashvili
Co-Author(s): Mylovanov, Tymofiy; Murtazashvili, Jennifer
Discussant: Ennio Piano

Presenter: Ennio Piano
Co-Author(s): Peter T Leeson
Discussant: Henry Thompson

Identity and Off-Diagonals: How Permanent Winning Coalitions Destroy Democratic Governance
Presenter: Henry Thompson
Co-Author(s): Peter J. Boettke
Discussant: Edwar Escalante



Session Chair: Chuanyi Guo
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Impact of State Financial Intervention on School District Fiscal Performance: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design
Presenter: Chuanyi Guo
Discussant: Rene Cabral

Public Debt Sustainability and Political Networks: The Case of Subnational Debt in Mexico
Presenter: Rene Cabral
Co-Author(s): Fausto Hernández-Trillo; Ernesto del Castillo
Discussant: Jen Sidorova

Policy Path Dependence and Public Pension Debt: How Statutory Funding Policy Can Shape Political Decision Making for State Run Pension Systems
Presenter: Jen Sidorova
Co-Author(s): Anthony Randazzo
Discussant: Lang Yang

Who Pays Attention to Government Information? Housing and Credit Market Responses to New York Fiscal Stress Monitoring System
Presenter: Lang Yang
Discussant: Chuanyi Guo


Ruling and Economic Policy

Session Chair: Richard Jong-A-Pin
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Rich or Alive? Political (in)stability, political leader selection and economic growth
Presenter: Richard Jong-A-Pin
Co-Author(s): Yu, Shu
Discussant: Steven Craig

Samuelson Meets Federalism: Local Production of a National Public Good
Presenter: Steven Craig
Co-Author(s): Brueckner, Jan; Lee, Kangoh
Discussant: Pierre Siklos

The Evolving Scope and Content of Central Bank Speeches
Presenter: Pierre Siklos
Co-Author(s): St. Amand, Samantha; Wajda Joanna
Discussant: Richard Jong-A-Pin

Churchill Downs

Public Finance and Federalism in Developing Countries

Session Chair: Monica Escaleras
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Assessing the Impact of Decentralization and Political Institutions on Infrastructure Quality
Presenter: Monica Escaleras
Co-Author(s): Chiang, Eric
Discussant: Samir Zine El Alaoui

Strategic interactions between Moroccan local governments are geographical or political?
Presenter: Samir Zine El Alaoui
Co-Author(s): Maria EL KHDARI; Samira OUKARFI; Youness SAHIBI
Discussant: Mansokku Lee

Public Trust, Government Spending, and Financial Development
Presenter: Mansokku Lee
Discussant: Monica Escaleras

Regency South A

Empirical State and Local Political Economy

Session Chair: Dean Stansel
Session Organizer: Dean Stansel

Is Occupational Licensing a Bipartisan Issue?
Presenter: Daniel Sutter
Co-Author(s): Dove, John A.
Discussant: Dean Stansel

Horizontal “Checks and Balances” in the Socialist Regime: Prefecture City Level Evidence from China
Presenter: Yang Zhou
Discussant: Daniel Sutter

Economic Freedom and Migration: A Metro Area-Level Analysis
Presenter: Dean Stansel
Co-Author(s): Arif, Imran; Hoffer, Adam
Discussant: Yang Zhou

Regency South B

Political Economy of Corruption

Session Chair: Oguzhan Dincer
Session Organizer: Oguzhan Dincer

The Effects of Federal Regulations on Corruption in U.S. States
Presenter: Oguzhan Dincer
Co-Author(s): Gunalp, Burak
Discussant: Jordan Gans-Morse

Self-Selection into Public Service When Corruption is Widespread: Evidence from Post-Soviet Russia
Presenter: Jordan Gans-Morse
Co-Author(s): A. Kalgin, A. Klimenko, D. Vorobyev, A. Yakovlev
Discussant: Robert Gillanders

The Role of a Free Press in Combating Business Corruption
Presenter: Robert Gillanders
Co-Author(s): Binhadab, Nouf; Breen, Michael
Discussant: Sriparna Ghosh

BRICS: Cooperation for Development Or A New Channel For Corruption?
Presenter: Sriparna Ghosh
Co-Author(s): Olga Nicoara
Discussant: Oguzhan Dincer


Experimental Public Choice II

Session Chair: Jason Aimone
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo

Herd Behavior under Varying Degrees of Uncertainty
Presenter: Adam Hoffer
Co-Author(s): Tsang, Ming; Stivers, Adam
Discussant: Jason Ralston

Pay, Pleas, and Prosecutorial Leniency
Presenter: Jason Ralston
Co-Author(s): Rentschler, Lucas; Aimone Jason; North, Charles
Discussant: Rustam Romaniuc

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: Adam Hoffer


Corporate Welfare

Session Chair: Amihai Glazer
Session Organizer: Amihai Glazer

Identifying Agglomeration Spillovers: New Evidence from Large Plant Openings
Presenter: Carlianne Patrick
Co-Author(s): Partridge, Mark
Discussant: Paul Pecorino

Public goods and lobbying with participation costs
Presenter: Paul Pecorino
Co-Author(s): Conlon, John R.
Discussant: Amihai Glazer

Incentives, Plant Locations, and Plant Survival
Presenter: Amihai Glazer
Co-Author(s): Nicholas Kumomoto
Discussant: Tae Kim

Does a Firm's Political Capital Affect Its Investment and Innovation?
Presenter: Tae Kim
Discussant: Carlianne Patrick