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

2019 Conference Program

Saturday, March 16, 2019



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