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

2019 Conference Program

Saturday, March 16, 2019


11:20am—11:30am


11:30am—1:00pm
Keeneland

Ignorance, Illusions, and Politics I

Session Chair: Scott King
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


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: Scott King


11:30am—1:00pm
Gulfstream

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
Hialeah

International Panel Data Studies

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
Seneca-Iroquois

Law & Econ III

Session Chair: Bryan McCannon
Session Organizer: kevin grier


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
Discussant: Alexander Cardazzi


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


11:30am—1:00pm
Regency Ballroom South

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


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


Honoring my intellectual father (and personal role model)
Presenter: Daniel Bennett


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


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


Common sense public choice
Presenter: Randall Holcombe


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


11:30am—1:00pm
Kentucky Suite

Trust and Governance I

Session Chair: George Clarke
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


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
Churchill Downs

Public Policy and Economic Consequences II

Session Chair: Emily Hamilton
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Effects of Inclusionary Zoning in the Baltimore-Washington Region
Presenter: Emily Hamilton
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: Feler Bose


Perverse Ecology in Opioid Addiction Treatments & Innovations around them
Presenter: Feler Bose
Co-Author(s): Punyamurtula Kishore
Discussant: Emily Hamilton


11:30am—1:00pm
Cherokee-Shawnee

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