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

2019 Conference Program

Saturday, March 16, 2019


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