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

2019 Conference Program

Friday, March 15, 2019


4:10pm—4:20pm


4:20pm—5:50pm
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


4:20pm—5:50pm
Gulfstream

Conflict

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


Mercenaries
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


4:20pm—5:50pm
Hialeah

Deficits

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


4:20pm—5:50pm
Seneca-Iroquois

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


4:20pm—5:50pm
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


4:20pm—5:50pm
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


4:20pm—5:50pm
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


4:20pm—5:50pm
Cherokee-Shawnee

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


4:20pm—5:50pm
Keeneland

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