Cancelled: Moving Partially to Virtual: The 57th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

2020 Public Choice Society, March 12-14, Newport Beach California - Cancelled, Moved Partially to Virtual

Friday, March 13, 2020

7:00am – 8:00am

Room: Atrium

7:00am – 5:00pm

Room: Newport Registration

8:00am – 9:30am

Room: Grand Pacific Salon E-F

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 Minority 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

Room: Copper Cove

Politics and Expenditures (EEM)

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

The EMU and the welfare state. A counterfactual analysis
Presenter: Tor Midtboe
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: Vitezslav Titl

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

Room: Coral Cove

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

Room: Crystal Cove

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: Robert Holahan

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

Room: Diamond Cove

Constitutional Political Economy 1

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

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

Power-Sharing Negotiation and Commitment in Monarchies
Presenter: Kana Inata
Discussant: Vasyl Kvartiuk

Institutional quality and liberal land reforms acceptance: The case of Ukrainian land reform
Presenter: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Co-Author(s): Klaus Deininger
Discussant: Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska

Room: Emerald Cove

Institutional Paradoxes, Failures, and Mistakes – Honoring Steven Brams

Session Chair: Marek Kaminski
Session Organizer: Bonnie Wilson

Congressional Apportionment and The Fourteenth Amendment
Presenter: Keith Dougherty
Discussant: Nicolaus Tideman

The Normal Spatial Model in Three Dimensions
Presenter: Nicolaus Tideman
Co-Author(s): Song, Chang Geun
Discussant: Keith Dougherty

Reflections on Political Paradoxes
Presenter: Steven Brams

Room: Newport Coast Ballroom

James M. Buchanan Centennial (Presidential Session)

Session Chair: Diana Thomas
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

Room: Mariner Cove

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

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

Chinese Foreign Aid and the Amplification Effect
Presenter: Greg Caskey
Discussant: Michael Munger

Room: Sapphire Cove

Applied Micro 4: Crime and Welfare

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Public versus private provision of indigent defense
Presenter: Bryan McCannon
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

Room: Laguna & Sunset

Constitutions and Political Economy

Session Chair: Justin Callais
Session Organizer: Kevin Grier

The Effects of Endured Constitutions on Incomes
Presenter: Justin Callais
Discussant: Israt Jahan

Do Longer Constitutions Corrupt?
Presenter: Israt Jahan
Co-Author(s): Jamie Bologna Pavlik and Andrew T Young
Discussant: Linan Peng

The Collective Action Problem of Collectivism: The Case of the Chinese Agricultural Crisis
Presenter: Linan Peng
Discussant: Nathan Goodman

The Constitutional Political Economy of Immigration Enforcement
Presenter: Nathan Goodman
Discussant: Justin Callais

9:30am – 10:00am

Room: Atrium

10:00am – 11:20am

Room: Newport Coast Ballroom

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

Session Chair: Roger Congleton
Session Organizer: Roger Congleton

President's Welcome and 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

Room: Copper Cove

The Political Economy of Criminal Trials

Session Chair: Anna Harvey
Session Organizer: Georg Vanberg

How Common are Judicial Electoral Cycles in 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

Room: Coral Cove

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: Katsuyoshi Okui

Room: Crystal Cove

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: Linghui Han

Protecting private property rights under state ownership: Evidence in rent-seeking activities in Chinese individuals' occupational choice
Presenter: Linghui Han
Discussant: Harm Rienks

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

Room: Grand Pacific Salon E-F

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

Room: Newport Coast Ballroom

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

Session Chair: Bernard Grofman
Session Organizer: Bernard Grofman

Presenter: Jonathan Cervas

Presenter: Joshua Zingher

Presenter: Michael Tesler

Room: Diamond Cove

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

Native American Chiefs: How European Frontier Expansion Altered Indigenous Governance
Presenter: Liya Palagashvili
Discussant: Julia Valdes

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

Room: Laguna & Sunset

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
Discussant: Louis Rouanet

Room: Emerald Cove

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): Sarah Daly
Discussant: Omar García Ponce

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

Room: Mariner Cove

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 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

Room: Sapphire Cove

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

Session Chair: Lynne Kiesling
Session Organizer: Lynne Kiesling

Negawatts v. Megawatts: Consequences of Regulatory Demand Response Programs in Wholesale Electricity Markets
Presenter: Dylan Brewer
Co-Author(s): Katherine Wagner
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

Governance for Networks: Regulation by Networks in Electric Power Markets in Texas
Presenter: Michael Giberson
Co-Author(s): Lynne Kiesling
Discussant: Dylan Brewer

2:30pm – 2:40pm

2:40pm – 4:10pm

Room: Copper Cove

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

Room: Laguna & Sunset

Sixth Annual Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Prize for Best Combined Paper and Presentation by a Graduate Student

Session Chair: Roger Congleton
Session Organizer: Lynne Kiesling

Individual accountability, collective decision-making
Presenter: Daniel Gibbs
Discussant: Benjamin Ogden

Corvée Labor and State Expansion in Colonial Indonesia
Presenter: Mark Hup
Discussant: Andrew Young

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

Room: Coral Cove

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

Room: Crystal Cove

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: Cathleen Johnson

Room: Newport Coast Ballroom

Constitutional Political Economy 2 (Presidential Session)

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

Room: Diamond Cove

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: Jeremy Horpedahl

Room: Emerald Cove

Rent Seeking and Society (EEM)

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: Chad Seagren

Voter learning and the political process
Presenter: Chad Seagren
Discussant: Jordan Lofthouse

Room: Grand Pacific Salon E-F

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: Richard Jankowski

Explaining the Decision to Vote: Non-Nested and Nested Tests of Three Competing Theories
Presenter: Richard Jankowski
Discussant: D. Marc Kilgour

Room: Mariner Cove

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
Co-Author(s): Carlos Jardon
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

Room: Sapphire Cove

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: 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

Room: Newport Coast Ballroom

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

Room: Copper Cove

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

More is Worse: Decreasing Marginal Quality of the UNESCO World Heritage List
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

Room: Coral Cove

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: 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

Room: Crystal Cove

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
Discussant: Joaquin Artes

The value of representation for firms: Evidence from reapportionment in the United States
Presenter: Joaquin Artes
Co-Author(s): Brian Richter; Jeffrey Timmons; Cole Taginawa-Lau
Discussant: Magnus Hoffmann

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

Room: Diamond Cove

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: Akihiro Kawase

Room: Emerald Cove

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

Room: Mariner Cove


Session Chair: Yang Zhou
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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

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

Bill Complexity and Voting
Presenter: Martin Strobl
Discussant: Eric Alston

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

Room: Grand Pacific Salon E-F

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
Co-Author(s): Marek Kaminski
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

Room: Sapphire Cove

Experimental Public Choice 3: Institutions and Behavior

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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: Rustam Romaniuc

Room: Laguna & Sunset

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