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

2019 Conference Program

Saturday, March 16, 2019


7:00am—8:00am



8:00am—9:30am

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


8:00am—9:30am

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


8:00am—9:30am

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


8:00am—9:30am

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


8:00am—9:30am

Juries and the Law

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


Deliberation
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


8:00am—9:30am

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


8:00am—9:30am

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


8:00am—9:30am

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


8:00am—9:30am

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


POLITICAL LEGISLATION CYCLES IN A COUNTRY IN TRANSITION TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: THE CASE OF SOUTH KOREA
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


9:30am—10:00am


10:00am—11:20am

Plenary Session 3

Session Chair: Roger Congleton


11:20am—11:30am


11:30am—1:00pm

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


11:30am—1:00pm

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


11:30am—1:00pm

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


11:30am—1:00pm

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


11:30am—1:00pm

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


11:30am—1:00pm

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


11:30am—1:00pm

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


11:30am—1:00pm

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


1:00pm—2:30pm


2:40pm—4:10pm

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


2:40pm—4:10pm

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


2:40pm—4:10pm

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


2:40pm—4:10pm

Experiments

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


2:40pm—4:10pm

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


2:40pm—4:10pm

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


2:40pm—4:10pm

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


2:40pm—4:10pm

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


2:40pm—4:10pm

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


4:10pm—4:20pm


4:20pm—5:50pm

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


4:20pm—5:50pm

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


4:20pm—5:50pm

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


4:20pm—5:50pm

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


4:20pm—5:50pm

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


4:20pm—5:50pm

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


4:20pm—5:50pm

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


4:20pm—5:50pm

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


4:20pm—5:50pm

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



6:00pm—7:30pm

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


7:30pm—11:30pm