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

2019 Conference Program

Saturday, March 16, 2019



Public Policy and Economic Consequences

Session Chair: Randy Simmons
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Transaction Costs and Property Rights in the Development of Western Water Law.
Presenter: Randy Simmons
Discussant: Dillon Tauzin

Monitoring and the Formalization of Schools
Presenter: Dillon Tauzin
Discussant: Yancheng Xiao

Network Centrality and Vaccination Probability
Presenter: Yancheng Xiao
Discussant: Ray March

From neglect to control: Medical rent-seeking and the feeble-minded in the United States, 1880 to 1923
Presenter: Ray March
Co-Author(s): Ray March; Vincent Geloso
Discussant: Nicholas Curott

The Crisis and Leviathan of the Fed
Presenter: Nicholas Curott
Discussant: Randy Simmons


Analytical Naratives

Session Chair: Mayuri Chaturvedi
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Deregulating Antitrust Policy
Presenter: Mayuri Chaturvedi
Co-Author(s): Mark Stelzner
Discussant: John Horowitz

Ostrom vs. Habraken: Contrasting Views of Economic and Environmental Governance
Presenter: John Horowitz
Discussant: Mikayla Novak

From industry associations to ecosystem associations: Blockchain, interest groups, and public choice
Presenter: Mikayla Novak
Co-Author(s): Berg, Chris; Novak, Mikayla; Potts, Jason; Thomas, Stuart
Discussant: Ulrich Witt

How the Innovative Expansion of Capitalism Causes Institutional Disruptions: The Cases of the Global Commons Crisis and the Mass Migration Crisis
Presenter: Ulrich Witt
Discussant: Mayuri Chaturvedi


Voting Experiments

Session Chair: Luis Aguiar-Conraria
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Quorum in the laboratory when electors enjoy voting
Presenter: Luis Aguiar-Conraria
Co-Author(s): Magalhães, Pedro; Vanberg, Christoph
Discussant: liza charroin

Log-rolling under majority and unanimity rule
Presenter: liza charroin
Co-Author(s): Vanberg, Christoph
Discussant: D. Marc Kilgour

The Prevalence and Consequences of Ballot Truncation in Ranked-Choice Elections
Presenter: D. Marc Kilgour
Co-Author(s): Grégoire, Jean-Charles; Foley, Angèle M.
Discussant: João Pereira dos Santos

Can ATMs Get Out the Vote? Evidence from a Nationwide Field Experiment
Presenter: João Pereira dos Santos
Co-Author(s): Tavares, José; Vicente, Pedro
Discussant: Andranik Tangian

Testing the improved third vote during the 2018 election of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology student parliament
Presenter: Andranik Tangian
Discussant: Luis Aguiar-Conraria


Public Economics and Politics

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Political Economy of Police Force Size in American Cities
Presenter: Alexander Cartwright
Co-Author(s): Dirmeyer, Jennifer
Discussant: Patricia Saenz-Armstrong

Legislation vs. Movements: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis of their impact on the Wage Gap
Presenter: Patricia Saenz-Armstrong
Discussant: Pierre Siklos

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


Juries and the Law

Session Chair: Garrett Petersen
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Presenter: Garrett Petersen
Discussant: Thomas Apolte

The Dynamics of Political Myths and Ideologies
Presenter: Thomas Apolte
Co-Author(s): Julia Müller
Discussant: Sultan Mehmood

Judiciary’s Achilles Heel: Executive Control via Appointment Power
Presenter: Sultan Mehmood
Discussant: Julia Norgaard

The Decline of the Court Martial
Presenter: Julia Norgaard
Discussant: Garrett Petersen


Law & Economics III

Session Chair: Alexander Lundberg

The Efficacy of Newly Deployed Law Enforcement Resources
Presenter: Alexander Cardazzi
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Gregory; Harvey, Anna
Discussant: Wilson Law

More severe punishments, more severe crashes: evidence from drunk driving
Presenter: Keri Lawson
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Gregory
Discussant: Alexander Lundberg

On the Public Finance of Capital Punishment
Presenter: Alexander Lundberg


Freedom, Politics, and Growth

Session Chair: Wilson Law
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Evolution of Economic Liberalization and Growth
Presenter: Wilson Law
Discussant: Dennis Coates

Components of Economic Freedom Impact on corporate performance: the evidence from Russian public companies
Presenter: Dennis Coates
Co-Author(s): Bykova, Anna
Discussant: Ilia Murtazashvili

Are individualistic societies more democratic?
Presenter: Ilia Murtazashvili
Co-Author(s): Salahodjaev, Raufhon; Nikolaev, Boris; Cai, Meina; Murtazashvili, Jennifer
Discussant: Wilson Law


Theory and Elections 1

Session Chair: Nicolaus Tideman
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Evaluating Algorithms for Replicating Voting Data
Presenter: Nicolaus Tideman
Co-Author(s): Song, Chang Geun
Discussant: Dmitriy Vorobyev

Information Disclosure in Elections with Sequential Costly Participation
Presenter: Dmitriy Vorobyev
Discussant: Keith Dougherty

The Probability of Sen's Liberal Paradox
Presenter: Keith Dougherty
Co-Author(s): Edward, Julian
Discussant: Jac Heckelman

Symmetrical Positional Scoring Rules
Presenter: Jac Heckelman
Co-Author(s): Ragan, Robi
Discussant: Nicolaus Tideman


Legislative Processes

Session Chair: Jonathan Ernest
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Sunsetting Yourself Up for Success: A Model of Legislative Usage of Sunset Provisions
Presenter: Jonathan Ernest
Discussant: Mark Crain

Durable Diversity in State Legislative Actions
Presenter: Mark Crain
Co-Author(s): Crain, Nicole; Clark, Judson; Clark, Kiley
Discussant: Fabio Padovano

Presenter: Fabio Padovano
Co-Author(s): Lagona, Francesco
Discussant: Franck Viroleau

A Model of Influence on Trade Policy in a General Equilibrium Model
Presenter: Franck Viroleau
Discussant: Jonathan Ernest



Plenary Session 3

Session Chair: Roger Congleton



Virginia Political Economy

Session Chair: gordon brady
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

George J. Stigler’s relationship to the Virginia school of political economy
Presenter: gordon brady
Co-Author(s): Brady, Gordon L.; Forte, Francesco
Discussant: Kazunobu Okubo

Abstract James M. Buchanan from Chicago to Virginia: Knight’s influence on Buchanan
Presenter: gordon brady
Co-Author(s): Gordon L. Brady and Francesco Forte
Discussant: Kazunobu Okubo

An alternative diagrammatic exposition of Clarke tax
Presenter: Kazunobu Okubo
Discussant: gordon brady


Federalism 2

Session Chair: Nils Karlson
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The European Social Pillar: A Threat to Welfare and Prosperity?
Presenter: Nils Karlson
Co-Author(s): Felinda Wennerberg
Discussant: Michael Makovi

Cookie Cutter Covenants: Regulation-Induced Homogeneity of Homeowners Associations
Presenter: Michael Makovi
Discussant: Luke Rodgers

Housing values and jurisdictional fragmentation
Presenter: Luke Rodgers
Co-Author(s): Hatfield, John William; Kosec, Katrina
Discussant: James Klingensmith

Does Playing Chicken Work? Budget Impasses and Gubernatorial Elections
Presenter: James Klingensmith
Discussant: Nils Karlson


Corruption and Governance

Session Chair: Robert Gillanders
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Greasing the Turbines? Corruption and Access to Electricity in Africa
Presenter: Robert Gillanders
Co-Author(s): Cummins, Mark
Discussant: Gamze Kargın-Akkoç

Rule of Law, Regulatory Capture and Electricity Theft
Presenter: Gamze Kargın-Akkoç
Co-Author(s): Oğuz, Fuat
Discussant: Andre Assumpcao

Estimating the Effect of Discretion in Public Spending on Government Performance: Evidence from Brazilian Municipalities
Presenter: Andre Assumpcao
Co-Author(s): Biderman, Ciro; Avelino, George
Discussant: Vitezslav Titl

Political Connections and Competition on Public Procurement Markets
Presenter: Vitezslav Titl
Co-Author(s): Baranek, Bruno
Discussant: Robert Gillanders


International Public Finance 1

Session Chair: Marcelin Joanis
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Do fiscal rules cause fiscal discipline over the electoral cycle?
Presenter: Marcelin Joanis
Co-Author(s): Eklou, Kodjovi M.
Discussant: Imran Arif

The determinants of international migration: Unbundling the role of political, economic, and social institutions
Presenter: Imran Arif
Discussant: Pablo Garofalo

Broken promises: regime announcements and exchange rates around elections
Presenter: Pablo Garofalo
Co-Author(s): Jorge M. Streb
Discussant: Marcelin Joanis

Strategic use of debt: Evidence from presidential transitions in Latin America
Presenter: Pablo Garofalo
Discussant: Marcelin Joanis


Law & Econ IV

Session Chair: Bryan McCannon

The Political Economy of Death: Do Elected Coroners perform as well as Medical Examiners in determining suicide?
Presenter: Jose Fernandez
Discussant: Shannon Graham

Forfeit Efficiency for Revenue Generation? A Frontier Approach to Police Efficiency
Presenter: Shannon Graham
Discussant: Bryan McCannon

Informational Value of Challenging an Incumbent Prosecutor
Presenter: Bryan McCannon


A Tribute to James Gwartney

Session Chair: Joseph Connors
Session Organizer: Daniel Bennett

Jim Gwartney: Happy Warrior and the Public Choice Revolution
Presenter: Joseph Connors
Discussant: Brandon Brice

Jim Gwartney – Champion of Freedom, Markets, and Economic Education
Presenter: Brandon Brice
Discussant: Daniel Bennett

Honoring my intellectual father (and personal role model)
Presenter: Daniel Bennett
Discussant: Hugo Moises Montesinos-Yufa

The Impact of James Gwartney on the Promotion of Freedom in Society, Economic Education, and his Students
Presenter: Hugo Moises Montesinos-Yufa
Discussant: Douglas Norton

Notes on economic education: Comments in celebration of Jim Gwartney
Presenter: Douglas Norton
Discussant: Randall Holcombe

Common sense public choice
Presenter: Randall Holcombe
Discussant: Rosemarie Fike

Learning from the Best: A Pedagogical Note on James Gwartney's Approach to Economics Education
Presenter: Rosemarie Fike


Trust and Governance

Session Chair: Daniel Rothschild
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Social and Asocial Capital: Social Embeddedness and Government Intervention
Presenter: Daniel Rothschild
Discussant: George Clarke

The impact of social capital on an MSE's productivity: evidence from Zambia
Presenter: George Clarke
Co-Author(s): Boudreaux, Chris; Jha, Anand
Discussant: Qijun Liu

How particularized trust spills over to generalized trust
Presenter: Qijun Liu
Discussant: Georgios Melios

Corruption and political trust in Europe in the era of austerity
Presenter: Georgios Melios
Discussant: Daniel Rothschild


Regressive Effects of Regulation

Session Chair: Diana Thomas
Session Organizer: Diana Thomas

Don’t TREAD on me: Investigating the effectiveness of tire pressure monitoring systems on vehicle crashes
Presenter: Sean Mulholland
Discussant: Patrick McLaughlin

The Supply of Regulation and the Extent of the Industry
Presenter: James Bailey
Discussant: Dustin Chambers

Regulation, entrepreneurship, and firm size
Presenter: Dustin Chambers
Co-Author(s): McLaughlin, Patrick; Richards, Tyler
Discussant: James Bailey

The Regulatory Census, Version 0.1
Presenter: Patrick McLaughlin
Discussant: Sean Mulholland



Enforcing the Law

Session Chair: Michael Hasday
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Rank-Order Method for Appellate Subset Selection
Presenter: Michael Hasday
Discussant: Perry Ferrell

Beat cops and beat reporters: The impact of local press on police behavior
Presenter: Perry Ferrell
Discussant: Julia Norgaard

The Impact of Plea Bargaining on the Reduction of Case Backlog in the Ugandan Judicial System
Presenter: Julia Norgaard
Discussant: Michael Hasday


Conflict, Politics, and Growth

Session Chair: Kendrick Hardison
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Governments and Violent Non-State Actors: Military Intervention Under Incomplete Information
Presenter: Kendrick Hardison
Discussant: Marie-Ange Veganzones-Varoudakis

Conflict, Economic Growth and Human Development An Empirical Analysis of Pakistan
Presenter: Marie-Ange Veganzones-Varoudakis
Co-Author(s): All-e-Raza Rizvi, Syed Muhmmad
Discussant: Toshihiro Ihori

National Emergency and Security Spending
Presenter: Toshihiro Ihori
Discussant: Dwight Lee

The Bitter Angels of our Nature
Presenter: Dwight Lee
Discussant: Kendrick Hardison


Ignorance, Illusions, and Politics 1

Session Chair: James Caton
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Cognitive Dimension of Institutions
Presenter: James Caton
Co-Author(s): Edward J. Lopez
Discussant: Scott King

Cults of Personality
Presenter: Scott King
Discussant: Nobuhiro Mizuno

Why do voters elect less qualified candidates?
Presenter: Nobuhiro Mizuno
Co-Author(s): Okazawa, Ryosuke
Discussant: James Endersby

Political Information Costs and Turnout: Reconsidering the Calculus of Voting
Presenter: James Endersby
Co-Author(s): Kim, Gidong
Discussant: Shane Sanders

Informed Voters, Uninformed Voters, and Electoral Outcomes: A Natural Experiment from Major League Baseball MVP Voting
Presenter: Shane Sanders
Co-Author(s): Joel Potter
Discussant: James Caton



Session Chair: Conor Lennon
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Minimum Wages, Morality, and Efficiency: A Choice Experiment
Presenter: Conor Lennon
Co-Author(s): Fernandez, Jose; Gohmann, Stephan; Teltser, Keith
Discussant: Pierre Mandon

Come Talk to Me: The Impact of Official Language Policies on Immigrants' Labor Market Outcomes
Presenter: Pierre Mandon
Co-Author(s): Valette, Jérôme
Discussant: Bart Wilson

This is Mine!: The Meaning of Property in Things
Presenter: Bart Wilson
Discussant: Conor Lennon


Smith, Buchanan, and Ethics

Session Chair: Nimai Mehta
Session Organizer: Yong Yoon

The Extent of the Market and Ethics
Presenter: Yong Yoon
Discussant: Nimai Mehta

The Productive-Unproductive Puzzle in Adam Smith: What have we Missed?
Presenter: Nimai Mehta
Discussant: David Coker

“‘The first play is crucial’: the eroding of norms in Buchanan and Rawls”
Presenter: David Coker
Discussant: David Levy

James Buchanan and the Return to an Economics of Natural Equals
Presenter: David Levy
Co-Author(s): Peart, Sandra J.
Discussant: Yong Yoon


The Economics of the Past

Session Chair: Ennio Piano
Session Organizer: Ennio Piano

The Role of the Executive Branch’s Settlement Authority in the Interest-Group Theory of Government
Presenter: Bryan Cutsinger
Discussant: Ennio Piano

Inflationary finance in revolutionary France
Presenter: Louis Rouanet
Co-Author(s): Bryan Cutsinger ; Joshua Ingber
Discussant: Rosolino Candela

Productive Specialization, Peaceful Cooperation, and the Problem of the Predatory State: Lessons from Comparative Historical Political Economy
Presenter: Rosolino Candela
Co-Author(s): Boettke, Peter
Discussant: Louis Rouanet

Filling the ranks: The Remplacement Militaire in post-revolutionary France
Presenter: Louis Rouanet
Co-Author(s): Ennio Piano
Discussant: Bryan Cutsinger


Public Finance 2

Session Chair: Kaetana Leontjeva
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Fiscal Illusion: Would Information on the Personalized Tax Burden and Costs of Public Services Affect Taxpayers’ Fiscal Preferences? Evidence from a UK Survey Experiment
Presenter: Kaetana Leontjeva
Discussant: Carlos Scartascini

Cognitive capacity and inattention: A field experiment on taxation
Presenter: Carlos Scartascini
Co-Author(s): Castro, Edgar
Discussant: Roger Congleton

On the Causes of Social Security: Post Sample Forecasts of the Congleton and Shughart Model
Presenter: Roger Congleton
Co-Author(s): Marsella, Alex; Kim, Youngshin
Discussant: Gary Wagner

So Just How Strong Are Public Sector Unions? Evidence from Pension Generosity
Presenter: Gary Wagner
Co-Author(s): Elder, Erick M.
Discussant: Kaetana Leontjeva


Constitutional Political Economy 2

Session Chair: Laura Jenkins
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Paradise lost: the effect of judicial review on congressional deliberation over the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate
Presenter: Laura Jenkins
Co-Author(s): Jenkins, Laura
Discussant: Andrew Young

Sovereignty versus Commitment
Presenter: Andrew Young
Discussant: Andrew Jonelis

Legislatures and Growth
Presenter: Andrew Jonelis
Discussant: Jacek Lewkowicz

De Jure and De Facto Democracy in Post-Socialist Countries
Presenter: Jacek Lewkowicz
Co-Author(s): Metelska-Szaniawska Katarzyna
Discussant: Laura Jenkins


Culture, Institutions and Development I

Session Chair: Daniel Bennett
Session Organizer: Daniel Bennett

Geography, Institutions and Economic Development
Presenter: James Gwartney
Co-Author(s): Montesinos, Hugo
Discussant: Christian Bjørnskov

Does Economic Freedom boost Growth for Everyone?
Presenter: Christian Bjørnskov
Co-Author(s): Bergh, Andreas
Discussant: Joseph Connors

The Process of Development and Implications for Worldwide Income Inequality
Presenter: Joseph Connors
Co-Author(s): Gwartney, James; Montesinos, Hugo
Discussant: Daniel Bennett

Egalitarian institutions, cultural norms & economic gender inequality
Presenter: Daniel Bennett
Co-Author(s): Matthew Bonick
Discussant: Andreas Bergh



Public Policy and Economic Consequences 2

Session Chair: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The political economy of phasing out energy subsidies for groundwater irrigation in Iran
Presenter: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Co-Author(s): Vasyl Kvartiuk
Discussant: Tomomi Miyazaki

Interactions between Monetary and Fiscal Stimulus and Regional Employment: Evidence from Japan
Presenter: Tomomi Miyazaki
Co-Author(s): Haruo Kondo
Discussant: Anders Gustafsson

Exclusive Territories and Efficiency: Evidence from the brewing industry
Presenter: Jacob Burgdorf
Discussant: Robert Hazel

Explaining an Outlier – Why does the U.S. System of Airport Governance and Economic Regulation Persist?
Presenter: Robert Hazel
Discussant: Zachary Bartsch

Separating Uncertainties
Presenter: Zachary Bartsch
Discussant: Vasyl Kvartiuk


Sociology and Public Policy

Session Chair: Qijun Liu
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Social mobility in China
Presenter: Qijun Liu
Discussant: Malte Dold

When Is Preference Change Welfare-Increasing? An Evolutionary Approach to Normative Political Economy
Presenter: Malte Dold
Co-Author(s): Delmotte, Charles
Discussant: Dagmar Schulze Heuling

A missed criterion for common-pool resources institutions?
Presenter: Dagmar Schulze Heuling
Discussant: Ryan Murphy

Social Luddism
Presenter: Ryan Murphy
Discussant: Kim Leonie Kellermann

Immigration and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments – Evidence from the 2017 German Parliamentary Election
Presenter: Kim Leonie Kellermann
Co-Author(s): Winter, Simon
Discussant: Qijun Liu


Municipal Governance

Session Chair: Corey DeAngelis
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Which schools participate? An analysis of private school voucher program participation decisions across seven locations
Presenter: Corey DeAngelis
Discussant: James Strickland

Lobbying for a Cause: Public Interests, Private Interests, and Single-Interest Advocates
Presenter: James Strickland
Discussant: Joshua Hall

The Economic Impact of City-County Consolidations: A Synthetic Control Approach
Presenter: Joshua Hall
Co-Author(s): Matti, Josh; Zhou, Yang
Discussant: Caitlin Thompson

Technical Efficiency of U.S. Municipal Governments
Presenter: Caitlin Thompson
Co-Author(s): Wilson, Paul W.
Discussant: Weijie Luo

Determinants of government size: does business experience matter?
Presenter: Weijie Luo
Co-Author(s): Zhang, Guangnan
Discussant: Corey DeAngelis


Ignorance, Illusions, and Politics 2

Session Chair: William McAndrew
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Does the Hayek-Friedman Hypothesis Apply to the Internet?
Presenter: William McAndrew
Co-Author(s): Klingensmith, J. Zachary
Discussant: Olga Shvetsova

A heresthetic theory of constitution and treaty making
Presenter: Olga Shvetsova
Co-Author(s): Farrer. Benjamin; Carol Mershon, Carol
Discussant: M. Garrett Roth

Everything is Broken: Social Desirability Bias and Public Opinion Polling, 2012 vs. 2016
Presenter: M. Garrett Roth
Discussant: Anna Nowak

You failed! Government Satisfaction and Party Preferences Facing Islamist Terrorism
Presenter: Anna Nowak


Political Economy of the Korean peninsula

Session Chair: Yong Yoon
Session Organizer: Yong Yoon

North Korea’s Foreign Policymaking and Nuclear Weapons
Presenter: Pyungse (Daniel) Cho
Co-Author(s): Lim, Jae-cheon
Discussant: Bong Yoon

Socialist activism in S. Korea
Presenter: Bong Yoon
Discussant: Young Back Choi

Innovation Policies in South Korea
Presenter: Young Back Choi
Discussant: Yong Yoon

Denuclearization and Ambiguity
Presenter: Yong Yoon
Discussant: Pyungse (Daniel) Cho


Wagnerian Political Economy

Session Chair: Diana Thomas
Session Organizer: Diana Thomas

The Tax Code as an Emergent Phenomenon
Presenter: Jeremy Horpedahl
Discussant: Diana Thomas

The Fiscal Squeeze: State Budgets between Fiscal Illusion, Fiscal Commons, and the Tyranny of Experts
Presenter: Diana Thomas
Co-Author(s): Thomas, Michael D.
Discussant: Adam Martin

Talk in Political Economy: Spurious Speech or Decisive Deliberation?
Presenter: Adam Martin
Discussant: Richard Wagner

Emergence and Entanglement in a Theory of Political Economy
Presenter: Richard Wagner
Discussant: Jeremy Horpedahl


Theory and Elections 2

Session Chair: Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Election inversions in a parliamentary democracy with proportional representation
Presenter: Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard
Discussant: Yasushi Asako

Strategic Ambiguity with Probabilistic Voting
Presenter: Yasushi Asako
Discussant: Mats Ekman

Advance Voting and Political Competiton
Presenter: Mats Ekman
Discussant: Tetsuro Okazaki

Valence, Endorsement and Media Diversity in Election
Presenter: Tetsuro Okazaki
Discussant: Steven Brams

The Excess Method: A Multiwinner Approval Voting Procedure to Allocate Wasted Votes
Presenter: Steven Brams
Co-Author(s): Brill, Markus
Discussant: Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard


Trust and Governance 2

Session Chair: Laurenz Derksen
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Origins of Ethnic Clientelism
Presenter: Laurenz Derksen
Co-Author(s): Bonick, Matthew
Discussant: Wanlin Lin

Institutional Diversity of the Redevelopment of Urban Villages in Chna
Presenter: Wanlin Lin
Discussant: Alexander Craig

Is Social Capital Underproduced and Can it Be Cultivated?
Presenter: Alexander Craig
Co-Author(s): Haeffele, Stefanie
Discussant: Andreas Bergh

Hayekian Welfare States: Explaining the co-existence of economic freedom and big government
Presenter: Andreas Bergh
Discussant: Roberto Zotti

The sacred and the profane of budget cycles: evidence from Italian municipalities
Presenter: Roberto Zotti
Co-Author(s): Revelli Federico
Discussant: Laurenz Derksen


Regulation and Politics

Session Chair: Ted Rossier
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

From the quad to the courts: speech codes and lawsuits at public universities
Presenter: Ted Rossier

Voting on carbon taxes in the state of Washington
Presenter: John Beck
Discussant: Shelby Grossman

The Collusion Dilemma: Theory with Evidence from Informal Markets in Lagos, Nigeria
Presenter: Shelby Grossman
Co-Author(s): Grossman, Shelby; Holland, Alisha
Discussant: Ted Rossier


Conflict, Violence, and Governance

Session Chair: David Skarbek
Session Organizer: David Skarbek

Civilian Support for Criminal and Political Armed Groups: Evidence from Colombia
Presenter: Livia Schubiger
Co-Author(s): De Bruin, Erica; Weintraub, Michael
Discussant: Danilo Freire

What Drives State-Sponsored Violence?: Evidence from Extreme Bounds Analysis and Ensemble Learning Models
Presenter: Danilo Freire
Co-Author(s): Uzonyi, Gary
Discussant: John Meadowcroft

The Logic of Far-Right Activism
Presenter: John Meadowcroft
Discussant: Anja Shortland

Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business
Presenter: Anja Shortland
Discussant: Livia Schubiger