The 57th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

2020 Public Choice Society Annual Meetings, March 12-14, Newport Beach California

Friday, March 13, 2020

7:00am – 8:00am


7:00am – 5:00pm

Newport Registration

8:00am – 9:30am

Political Economy & Entrepreneurship 1 (Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Political Economy at Ball State University)

Session Chair: Todd Nesbit
Session Organizer: Daniel Bennett

Regulation and Intensive Industry Dynamism
Presenter: Todd Nesbit
Co-Author(s): Patrick McLaughlin
Discussant: Alicia Plemmons

Occupational Licensing and Network Dependence for Immigrant Business Owners
Presenter: Alicia Plemmons
Discussant: Sven-Olov Daunfeldt

Does Targeted R&D Grants towards SMEs Increase Employment and Demand for Skilled Labor?
Presenter: Sven-Olov Daunfeldt
Co-Author(s): Daniel Halvarsson, Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall, Alexander McKelvie
Discussant: Gary Wagner

Innovation Networks, Economic Freedom & High Growth Entrepreneurship
Presenter: Gary Wagner
Co-Author(s): Daniel Bennett
Discussant: Todd Nesbit

Information and Learning Problems

Session Chair: Chad Seagren
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Voter learning and the political process
Presenter: Chad Seagren
Discussant: Andre Assumpcao

Electoral Crime Under Democracy: Information Effects from Judicial Decisions in Brazil
Presenter: Andre Assumpcao
Discussant: Kim Leonie Kellermann

Social Media, Public Preferences and Voting in the European Parliament
Presenter: Kim Leonie Kellermann
Co-Author(s): Hoch, Felix
Discussant: Shin Heontae

Information Exchanges Among Citizens and Their Effects on the Decision of Voluntary Insurance Participation Under the National Pension System in Korea
Presenter: Shin Heontae
Co-Author(s): Kim, Sangheon
Discussant: Chad Seagren

Politics and Expenditures

Session Chair: Tor Midtboe
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The EMU and the welfare state. A counterfactual analysis
Presenter: Tor Midtboe
Discussant: Joao Jalles

Taxation and Public Spending Efficiency: An International Comparison
Presenter: Joao Jalles
Co-Author(s): Afonso, Antonio; Venancio, Ana
Discussant: Manuel Hoffmann

Private Health Insurance under Universal Health Care
Presenter: Manuel Hoffmann
Discussant: Cameron Shelton

Where Does Opportunity Knock? How Governors Distribute Favors.
Presenter: Cameron Shelton
Co-Author(s): Oklobdzija, Stan
Discussant: Tor Midtboe

Conflict and Revolts

Session Chair: Sargis Karavardanyan
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Are actions costlier than words in nonviolent protests? Formal theory, and evidence from large-N analysis and case studies in Armenia
Presenter: Sargis Karavardanyan
Discussant: Syed Muhammad All-e-Raza Rizvi

Economic, Social, and Institutional Determinants of Domestic Conflict in Fragile States
Presenter: Syed Muhammad All-e-Raza Rizvi
Co-Author(s): Marie-Ange Veganzones-Varoudakis
Discussant: Bodo Knoll

Coups, Regime Changes, and Inequality
Presenter: Bodo Knoll
Co-Author(s): Bjørnskov, Christian; Rode, Martin
Discussant: Syed Muhammad All-e-Raza Rizvi

Conflict, Economic Growth and Human Development An Empirical Analysis of Pakistan
Presenter: Syed Muhammad All-e-Raza Rizvi
Co-Author(s): Marie-Ange Veganzones-Varoudakis
Discussant: Sargis Karavardanyan

Public Goods Experiments and Narratives

Session Chair: Trey Carson
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Not Quite Public (Private) Benefits of Malaria Prevention
Presenter: Trey Carson
Discussant: Jason Ralston

Plotting Prevenge: Punishment Strategies in a Public Goods Environment
Presenter: Jason Ralston
Co-Author(s): Aimone, Jason; Rentschler, Lucas; North, Charles
Discussant: Robert Holahan

Technological change and institutional effectiveness in the commons
Presenter: Robert Holahan
Co-Author(s): Farrer, Benjamin
Discussant: Carole Uhlaner

Relational Goods Indeed Do Encourage Collective Action: Evidence from U.S. Political Participation in 2016
Presenter: Carole Uhlaner
Co-Author(s): Uhlaner, Carole Jean
Discussant: Trey Carson

Constitutional Political Economy 1

Session Chair: Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Effect of Legislature Size on Distributive Politics: A Meta-Analysis
Presenter: Danilo Freire
Co-Author(s): Alptekin, Huzeyfe; Mignozetti, Umberto; Roman, Catarina.
Discussant: Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska

Leader Characteristics and Constitutional Compliance
Presenter: Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska
Co-Author(s): Gutmann, Jerg; Voigt, Stefan
Discussant: Pedro Camões

Decentralisation and Governance: The Institutional Relevance of Political Decentralisation
Presenter: Pedro Camões
Discussant: Kana Inata

Power-Sharing Negotiation and Commitment in Monarchies
Presenter: Kana Inata
Discussant: Danilo Freire

Institutional Paradoxes, Failures, and Mistakes – Honoring Steven Brams

Session Chair: Marek Kaminski
Session Organizer: Bonnie Wilson

Coalitional Stability and U.S. Legislative Apportionment
Presenter: Keith Dougherty

Reflections on Political Paradoxes
Presenter: Steven Brams

James M. Buchanan Centennial

Session Organizer: Diana Thomas

The Broken Bridge of Public Finance: Majority Rule, Earmarked Taxes and Social Engineering
Presenter: William Shughart
Co-Author(s): Josh T. Smith
Discussant: Michael Thomas

Behavioral Symmetry, Rent Seeking, and the Republic of Science
Presenter: Michael Thomas
Co-Author(s): Diana W. Thomas
Discussant: William Shughart

The Anti-Discriminatory Tradition in Virginia School Public Choice Theory
Presenter: Phil Magness
Discussant: Adam Martin

The Subjectivist-Contrarian Position
Presenter: Adam Martin
Discussant: Phil Magness

Economic Effects of Institutional Change

Session Chair: Robin Grier
Session Organizer: Kevin Grier

What Can Brentry tell us about Brexit; or Will the UK be the next New Zealand?
Presenter: Kevin Grier
Co-Author(s): Michael Munger
Discussant: Joshua Hall

Culture, Pro-Market Institutions, and National Innovation
Presenter: Daniel Bennett
Co-Author(s): Boris Nikolaev
Discussant: Michael Munger

Economic Activity, International Intervention, and Transitional Governance: A Comparative Case Study of Somalia
Presenter: Joshua Hall
Co-Author(s): Daniel Bonneau
Discussant: Robin Grier

China’s Belt & Road Initiative: An Analysis of State Owned Enterprises and Institutional Change
Presenter: Greg Caskey
Discussant: Michael Munger

Applied Micro 4: Crime and Welfare

Session Chair: Paul Pecorino
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Public versus private provision of indigent defense
Presenter: Bryan McCannon
Discussant: Paul Pecorino

Discovery in a Screening Model of Final Offer Arbitration
Presenter: Paul Pecorino
Co-Author(s): Amy Farmer
Discussant: Bong Yoon

Judges’ decision-making behavior in criminal trials: the effect of sentencing guidelines in South Korea
Presenter: Bong Yoon
Co-Author(s): Kim, Seong-Kyoon; Oh, Jeungil
Discussant: Aria Golestani

The Church Says: “It’s A Sin, A Sin to God Above! A Public Sin”: Policing Sex Work in Nashville, TN
Presenter: Aria Golestani
Discussant: Bryan McCannon

9:30am – 10:00am


10:00am – 11:20am

Newport Coast Ballroom

Plenary Session 2: Emerging Scholar Plenary with Claudia Williamson and Andrew T. Young

Session Chair: Roger Congleton
Session Organizer: Roger Congleton

Plenary Speaker Introduction
Presenter: Roger Congleton

Plenary Talk: "Culture, Regulation and Development"
Presenter: Claudia Williamson

Plenary Talk: "The Political Economy of Feudalism in Medieval Europe"
Presenter: Andrew Young

11:20am – 12:50pm

1:00pm – 2:30pm

The Political Economy of Criminal Trials

Session Chair: Anna Harvey
Session Organizer: Georg Vanberg

Do Private Prisons Affect Criminal Sentencing?
Presenter: Christian Dippel
Co-Author(s): Michael Poyker
Discussant: Anna Harvey

The Electoral Connection in Court: How Sentencing Responds to Voter Preferences
Presenter: Joshua Boston
Co-Author(s): Bernardo S. Silveira
Discussant: Neel Sukhatme

Down to the Last Strike: The Effect of the Jury Lottery on Conviction Rates
Presenter: Neel Sukhatme
Co-Author(s): Scott Kostyshak
Discussant: Christian Dippel

Racial Bias in Criminal Appeals
Presenter: Anna Harvey
Co-Author(s): Sidak Yntiso
Discussant: Joshua Boston

Federalism and Local Policy

Session Chair: Katsuyoshi Okui
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Osaka Metropolis Plan and Competitive Federalism
Presenter: Katsuyoshi Okui
Co-Author(s): Yokoyama, Akira
Discussant: Lars-Erik Borge

Municipal Mergers and Fiscal Outcomes: Common Pool Effects at an Early Stage?
Presenter: Lars-Erik Borge
Co-Author(s): Tovmo, Per
Discussant: Yang Zhou

The Political Economy of Historic Districts: The Private, the Public, and the Collective
Presenter: Yang Zhou
Discussant: Matthew Holian

Building Energy Codes: Empirical Evidence and Policy Analysis
Presenter: Matthew Holian
Discussant: Katsuyoshi Okui

Ideology and Public Choice

Session Chair: Anna Faria
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Ideas and Policy-Making in Early Twentieth Century São Paulo, Brazil
Presenter: Anna Faria
Discussant: Linan Peng

The Political Economy of the Anti-Chinese Movement in California in 19th Century
Presenter: Linan Peng
Discussant: Daiki Kishishita

Contagion of Populist Extremism
Presenter: Daiki Kishishita
Co-Author(s): Yamagishi, Atsushi
Discussant: Tetsuro Okazaki

Moderate political opinion is necessary for political stability
Presenter: Tetsuro Okazaki
Discussant: Anna Faria

Rent Seeking and Corruption

Session Chair: Hideki Konishi
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Why High-level Executives Earn Less in the Government Than in the Private Sector
Presenter: Hideki Konishi
Co-Author(s): Glazer, Amihai
Discussant: Tsuyoshi Shinozaki

Can Policy Change by Lobbying Encourage Economic Growth?
Presenter: Tsuyoshi Shinozaki
Co-Author(s): Kaneko, Akihiko; Kojun, Hamada; Mitsuyoshi, Yanagihara
Discussant: Linghui Han

State power, rent seeking and occupational choice: Evidence from China
Presenter: Linghui Han
Co-Author(s): Wang, Xiaoxia
Discussant: Harm Rienks

The electoral consequences of integrity scandals, corruption and malperformance
Presenter: Harm Rienks
Discussant: Hideki Konishi

Social-Economic Foundations Studies

Session Chair: Cathleen Johnson
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Jamestown Survival Game
Presenter: Cathleen Johnson
Co-Author(s): Holt, Charles A.; Johnson, Cathleen; Smither, Madison
Discussant: Geoffrey Andron

Is there a stable equilibrium between voluntarism and slavery (and related issues))
Presenter: Geoffrey Andron
Co-Author(s): Andron, Geoffrey T
Discussant: Vahe Lskavyan

Storming in Agent Recruitment: Evidence from Declassified KGB Files
Presenter: Vahe Lskavyan
Discussant: Robert Omberg

Determinants of Police Crime and Misconduct: Insights from the Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database
Presenter: Robert Omberg
Co-Author(s): Joshua Bedi
Discussant: Cathleen Johnson

Roundtable: Donald Trump and the Future (and Past)of the Republican Party

Session Chair: Bernard Grofman
Session Organizer: Bernard Grofman


Presenter: Joshua Zingher

Presenter: John Aldrich

Presenter: Michael Tesler

Self-governance and Public Choice

Session Chair: John Meadowcroft
Session Organizer: John Meadowcroft

The State and Governance: Knowledge and Authority in Modern Politics
Presenter: Samuel DeCanio
Discussant: John Meadowcroft

Slaves with and without masters: James M Buchanan and the constitutional ethics of liberty
Presenter: John Meadowcroft
Discussant: Liya Palagashvili

US federal aid policy and self-governance in Native American communities
Presenter: Liya Palagashvili
Discussant: Julia Valdes

How Private Politics Alters Legislative Responsiveness
Presenter: Julia Valdes
Co-Author(s): Druckman, James
Discussant: Samuel DeCanio

Organized Crime, Disorganized Crime, and the State 1: Violence

Session Chair: David Skarbek
Session Organizer: David Skarbek

Militarizing Law Enforcement and Organized Criminal Violence in Mexico
Presenter: Javier Osorio
Discussant: Sarah Daly

Turf War or Alliance: Gun Control and Power Shocks Among Criminal Gangs in Chicago
Presenter: Sarah Daly
Co-Author(s): Elena Barham
Discussant: Omar García Ponce

Anger and support for punitive justice in Mexico’s drug war
Presenter: Omar García Ponce
Discussant: Javier Osorio

Experimental Public Choice 1: Criminal Procedure and Collective Action

Session Chair: Anastasia Buyalskaya
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Social Dilemmas with Agency Risks
Presenter: Tim Cason
Co-Author(s): Lana Friesen; Lata Gangadharan;
Discussant: Anastasia Buyalskaya

Crime and (Optimal) Punishment: An Experimental Study
Presenter: Anastasia Buyalskaya
Co-Author(s): Agranov, Marina
Discussant: Jason Aimone

Economics of Reasonable Doubt
Presenter: Jason Aimone
Co-Author(s): Charles North; Jason Ralston; Lucas Rentschler
Discussant: Zachary Rodriguez

Save to win: Using contests to promote savings in Uganda
Presenter: Zachary Rodriguez
Discussant: Tim Cason

The Political Economy of Regulation and Innovation: Topics in Energy and the Environment

Session Chair: Lynne Kiesling
Session Organizer: Lynne Kiesling

Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions by an Intertemporal Policy Mix: An Experimental Investigation
Presenter: Rimvydas Baltaduonis
Discussant: Dylan Brewer

Negawatts v. Megawatts: Consequences of Regulatory Demand Response Programs in Wholesale Electricity Markets
Presenter: Dylan Brewer
Discussant: Wesley Burnett

The Impact of Intermittent Renewable Energy Resources on Power System Reliability
Presenter: Wesley Burnett
Co-Author(s): Amanda Harker-Steele and John Bergstrom
Discussant: Michael Giberson

Pirates, Prisoners, Politicians, and Power Markets: Governance in the Electric Power Industry
Presenter: Michael Giberson
Co-Author(s): Lynne Kiesling
Discussant: Rimvydas Baltaduonis

2:30pm – 2:40pm

2:40pm – 4:10pm

Political Economy & Entrepreneurship 2

Session Chair: Daniel Bennett
Session Organizer: Daniel Bennett

Grease or Sand? Corruption and entrepreneurship in the Mexican States
Presenter: David Mitchell
Co-Author(s): Andres Jauregui; Kirk Heriot
Discussant: Dennis Coates

Economic Freedom and Start-up Activity Across the Regions of Russia
Presenter: Dennis Coates
Co-Author(s): Evgeniy Zazdravnykh; Marina Livinets
Discussant: Stephan Gohmann

Coups & Employment Growth Opportunities
Presenter: Stephan Gohmann
Co-Author(s): Myra McCrickard, Daniel Bennett
Discussant: Boris Nikolaev

Populism & Entrepreneurship
Presenter: Boris Nikolaev
Co-Author(s): Daniel Bennett, Christopher Boudreaux
Discussant: David Mitchell

Constitutional Political Economy 2

Session Chair: Mauricio Guim
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Constitutional Locks
Presenter: Mauricio Guim
Co-Author(s): Gilbert, Michael; Guim Mauricio; Weisbuch, Michael.
Discussant: Roger Congleton

The Institutions of International Treaty Organizations as Evidence for Social Contract Theory
Presenter: Roger Congleton
Discussant: Bart Wilson

Property, Property Rights, and What is Right
Presenter: Bart Wilson
Discussant: Christian Bjørnskov

Freedom of Expression and Social Conflict
Presenter: Christian Bjørnskov
Co-Author(s): Mchangama, Jacob
Discussant: Mauricio Guim

Politics and Debt

Session Chair: Jeremy Horpedahl
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Reconstructing the Debt: State Constitution Change in the US States after the Civil War
Presenter: Jeremy Horpedahl
Co-Author(s): Witcher, Marcus
Discussant: Lars P. Feld

Does the Swiss Debt Brake Induce Sound Federal Finances? A Synthetic Control Analysis
Presenter: Lars P. Feld
Co-Author(s): Christian Pfeil
Discussant: Benjamin Ogden

The Political Economy of Corporate Taxation
Presenter: Benjamin Ogden
Co-Author(s): Ray, Korok
Discussant: Jeffery Jenkins

The Politics of the Federal Deficit in the United States
Presenter: Jeffery Jenkins
Co-Author(s): Heonuk Ha (USC); Eric Patashnik (Brown University)
Discussant: Jeremy Horpedahl

Rent Seeking and Society

Session Chair: Jordan Lofthouse
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Culture of Rent Seeking on Native American Reservations
Presenter: Jordan Lofthouse
Co-Author(s): Woltz, Kaitlyn
Discussant: Kaori Hasegawa

Identity Loss and Rent-Seeking in Gender Categories in Japan
Presenter: Kaori Hasegawa
Discussant: Richard Brown

Cronyism as Strategy: How Firms Co-Opt Government and Privatize Rents
Presenter: Richard Brown
Discussant: Vitezslav Titl

The Cost of Favouritism in Public Procurement
Presenter: Vitezslav Titl
Co-Author(s): Baranek, Bruno
Discussant: Jordan Lofthouse

Elections Theory and Evidence

Session Chair: D. Marc Kilgour
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Variants of the Borda Election Procedure
Presenter: D. Marc Kilgour
Co-Author(s): Grégoire, Jean-Charles; Foley, Angèle
Discussant: Fabricio Vasselai

Strategic voting and strategic abstention in multi-candidate elections
Presenter: Fabricio Vasselai
Discussant: Diego Canales

A model with k-winners
Presenter: Diego Canales
Discussant: Richard Jankowski

Explaining the Decision to Vote: Non-Nested and Nested Tests of Three Competing Theories
Presenter: Richard Jankowski
Discussant: Nicolaus Tideman

The Normal Spatial Model in Three Dimensions
Presenter: Nicolaus Tideman
Co-Author(s): Song, Chang Geun
Discussant: D. Marc Kilgour

Socio-Economic Foundations Papers

Session Chair: Roberta Herzberg
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Contending with Political Difference: Public Choice Insights into the Politics and Policies of Salt Lake City, Utah
Presenter: Roberta Herzberg
Co-Author(s): Plante, Jonathan
Discussant: Anthony Gill

The efficient smoke of burnt offerings: trust and transaction costs in the gifting economy
Presenter: Anthony Gill
Co-Author(s): Thomas, Michael D.
Discussant: Gavin Roberts

Benevolent Dictators: The Role of Decision-Making Rules in the Expression of Preferences for Equality
Presenter: Gavin Roberts
Co-Author(s): Joy Buchanan
Discussant: Daiki Kishishita

Collective Reputation and Learning in Political Agency Problems
Presenter: Daiki Kishishita
Co-Author(s): Kasamatsu, Satoshi
Discussant: Roberta Herzberg

Regulatory Political Economy

Session Chair: Anastasiia Redkina
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

How to Interpret the Commercialization of Microfinance: Mission Drift or Mission Division?
Presenter: Piruz Saboury
Discussant: Anastasiia Redkina

Russian Merger Control: in Favor of Foreign Companies?
Presenter: Anastasiia Redkina
Discussant: Donghyuk Kim

Government Incentives and Firm Location Choices
Presenter: Donghyuk Kim
Discussant: Justin Isaacs

The Impact of Standards of Practice Legislation on Advanced Practice Nurses
Presenter: Justin Isaacs
Co-Author(s): Kassens, Alice L.
Discussant: Piruz Saboury

Economics of the Past

Session Chair: Joshua Hendrickson
Session Organizer: Ennio Piano

U.S. Maritime Policy and Economic Efficiency
Presenter: Joshua Hendrickson
Discussant: Joshua Hendrickson

Rules, Seigniorage, and the Demand for Money
Presenter: Bryan Cutsinger
Co-Author(s): Louis Rouanet, Joshua Ingber
Discussant: Joshua Hendrickson

Presenter: Louis Rouanet
Co-Author(s): Vincent Geloso
Discussant: Bryan Cutsinger

Contract choice on the battlefield
Presenter: Ennio Piano
Co-Author(s): ...
Discussant: Louis Rouanet

Experimental Public Choice 2: Risk and Complexity

Session Chair: Lucas Rentschler
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Strategic voting in complex environments
Presenter: William Brown
Discussant: Lucas Rentschler

Dynamics of Public Goods Contributions Under Probabilistic Punishment
Presenter: Lucas Rentschler
Co-Author(s): Aimone, Jason; North, Charles; Ralston, Jason
Discussant: Steven Beckman

Testing Risk, Inequality and Ambiguity with Adults, Chimpanzees and Capuchins
Presenter: Steven Beckman
Co-Author(s): Brosnan, Sarah; Leinwand, Jesse; Valle, Gill; DeAngelo, Gregory
Discussant: Adam Hoffer

“Rivalry and The Power to Take: Laboratory and Framed Field Experiments”
Presenter: Adam Hoffer
Co-Author(s): Kidwai, Abdul; Depken, Craig
Discussant: William Brown

4:10pm – 4:20pm

4:20pm – 5:50pm

New Book Roundtable on "Toward an Economics of Natural Equals: A Documentary History of The Early Virginia School" by David Levy and Sandra Peart (sponsored by Liberty Fund)

Session Chair: Edward Lopez
Session Organizer: Edward Lopez

Remarks for the Authors
Presenter: Diana Thomas

Remarks for the Authors
Presenter: Phil Magness

Remarks for the Authors
Presenter: Randall Holcombe

Author Remarks on "Natural Equals"
Presenter: sandra peart

Author Remarks on "Natural Equals"
Presenter: David Levy

International Public Choice

Session Chair: Ingemar Bengtsson
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

A Market for Citizenship – an Analogy to the Stock Market
Presenter: Ingemar Bengtsson
Discussant: Fabio Padovano

Presenter: Fabio Padovano
Co-Author(s): Dattilo, Martina; Rocaboy, Yvon
Discussant: Andreas Bergh

Globalization and Populism in Europe
Presenter: Andreas Bergh
Co-Author(s): Anders Gustafsson
Discussant: Pierre Siklos

The Global Interplay between Trade, Geopolitical and Commodity Shocks
Presenter: Pierre Siklos
Co-Author(s): Idris Ademuyiwa
Discussant: Ingemar Bengtsson

U.S. Constitutional Political Economy

Session Chair: Dwight Lee
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Ignoring the Electoral College: Why public choice economists understate the probability of decisive voters
Presenter: Dwight Lee
Discussant: Robi Ragan

“The External Costs, External Benefits and Decisions Costs of Electoral Systems”
Presenter: Robi Ragan
Discussant: William B. Hankins

Revisiting the Effect of Supermajority Rules on Fiscal Outcomes
Presenter: William B. Hankins
Discussant: Roee Sarel

Delegation in a Multi-Tier Court System: Are Remands in the U.S. Federal Courts Driven by Moral Hazard?
Presenter: Roee Sarel
Co-Author(s): Demirtas, Melanie
Discussant: Dwight Lee

Rivalry and Lobbying in Contests

Session Chair: Marco Serena
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Biasing Unbiased Dynamic Contests
Presenter: Marco Serena
Co-Author(s): Barbieri, Stefano
Discussant: Richard DiSalvo

Economic Geography and Special Interest Entrenchment: Evidence from the Shale Boom and State Campaign Finance
Presenter: Richard DiSalvo
Co-Author(s): Li, Zhao; Hill, Elaine; Boslett, Andrew
Discussant: Joaquin Artes

The value of representation for firms: Evidence from reapportionment in the United States
Presenter: Joaquin Artes
Co-Author(s): Brian
Discussant: Magnus Hoffmann

Multiple Rounds and Endogenous Timing in Endogenous Prize Contests with Asymmetric Valuation
Presenter: Magnus Hoffmann
Discussant: Marco Serena

Legislators and Legislation

Session Chair: Akihiro Kawase
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Who Saves Lives? Legislator Characteristics Associated with Voting in Favor of Organ Transplantation in Japan
Presenter: Akihiro Kawase
Discussant: Steven Brownell

Migration and legislator ideology
Presenter: Steven Brownell
Discussant: Jeffery Jenkins

The Political-Economic Origins of the National Science Foundation
Presenter: Jeffery Jenkins
Co-Author(s): Alison Holt (USC); Thomas R. Gray (UT-Dallas)
Discussant: Alfa Farah

Appointed versus Elected Officials: Evidence from Decentralized Indonesia
Presenter: Alfa Farah
Discussant: Akihiro Kawase

Elections, Turnout, and Strategic Voting

Session Chair: Richard Jong-A-Pin
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Turnout matters for referendum outcomes: evidence from a natural experiment in the Netherlands
Presenter: Richard Jong-A-Pin
Co-Author(s): Allers, Maarten; Rienks, Harm
Discussant: Zachary Kessler

A Changing Electoral Landscape: A Game Theoretical Analysis of Electoral Competition in the Face of Technological Change
Presenter: Zachary Kessler
Discussant: Daria Boratyn

Strategic voting in grading systems
Presenter: Daria Boratyn
Discussant: Emilia Suggs

Identifying Voter Preferences Through Two-Stage Multivoting Elections
Presenter: Emilia Suggs
Discussant: Richard Jong-A-Pin


Session Chair: Alberto Batinti
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Economic Consequences of the Heilongjiang Scandal: Evidence from Synthetic Control Method
Presenter: Alberto Batinti
Co-Author(s): Zheng, Bingyong; Zhou, Yang
Discussant: Georgios Melios

Ethnic leaders, favoritism and corruption: Evidence from sub-saharan Africa
Presenter: Georgios Melios
Discussant: Martin Strobl

Politics as a Profession and Minority Rule
Presenter: Martin Strobl
Discussant: Eric Alston

The Logic of Leadership and Organizational Hierarchies
Presenter: Eric Alston
Co-Author(s): Alston, Lee; Mueller, Bernardo
Discussant: Alberto Batinti

Institutional Paradoxes, Failures, and Mistakes – Honoring Nicholas Miller

Session Chair: Marek Kaminski
Session Organizer: Bonnie Wilson

Shot in the Foot: Unintended Political Consequences of Electoral Engineering in Turkish Parliamentary Elections in 2018
Presenter: Ugurcan Evci
Discussant: Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard

The Empirical Arbitrariness of Social Choice
Presenter: Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard
Discussant: Ugurcan Evci

The 2016 Election Inversion in Historical and Theoretical Perspective
Presenter: Nicholas Miller

Experimental Public Choice 3: Institutions and Behavior

Session Chair: Jason Ralston
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Do institutional preferences effect behavior within institutions?
Presenter: David Kingsley
Co-Author(s): Smith-Walter, Aaron
Discussant: Jason Ralston

Plotting Prevenge: Punishment Strategies in a Public Goods Environment
Presenter: Jason Ralston
Co-Author(s): Aimone, Jason; Rentschler, Lucas; North, Charles
Discussant: Rustam Romaniuc

Whistleblowing norms: Experimental evidence from Moldova and France
Presenter: Rustam Romaniuc
Co-Author(s): Eugen, Dimant; Dimitri, Dubois; Adrian, Lupusor; Valelriu, Prohnitchi
Discussant: Lucas Rentschler

Dynamics of Public Goods Contributions Under Probabilistic Punishment
Presenter: Lucas Rentschler
Co-Author(s): Aimone, Jason; North, Charles; Ralston, Jason
Discussant: David Kingsley

New Book Roundtable on "Let the People Rule" by John Matsusaka

Session Chair: Roger Congleton
Session Organizer: John Matsusaka

Remarks by the Author: Let the People Rule
Presenter: John Matsusaka

Remarks for the Author
Presenter: Thad Kousser

Remarks for the Author
Presenter: Christian Bjørnskov

Remarks for the Author
Presenter: Rod Kiewiet

6:00pm – 9:00pm