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

2019 Conference Program

Saturday, March 16, 2019


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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