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