The 57th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

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

Saturday, March 14, 2020

7:00am – 8:00am


7:00am – 5:00pm

Newport Registration

8:00am – 9:30am

Virginia Political Economy 1: Institutions

Session Chair: Richard Wagner
Session Organizer: Richard Wagner

Epistemic Turn in Institutional Analysis: Insights from Entangled Political Economy and Creative Dynamics
Presenter: Marta Podemska-Mikluch
Discussant: Jeffrey Giliam

The Changing Character of Association
Presenter: Meg Patrick Tuszynski
Discussant: Greg Caskey

The Market for Political Moralism: Insights from Frank Knight on Government Growth
Presenter: Greg Caskey
Discussant: Marta Podemska-Mikluch

Political Moralizing as the Coordination of Normative Pressures
Presenter: Jeffrey Giliam
Discussant: Meg Patrick Tuszynski


Session Chair: Martin Paldam
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Transition of Corruption. Institutions and dynamics
Presenter: Martin Paldam
Discussant: Beatriz Maldonado

Does Trading With the US Affect Corruption in Latin American?
Presenter: Beatriz Maldonado
Co-Author(s): Calcagno, Peter C.; Crawford, Taylor
Discussant: Nikolaos Tzivanakis

Corruption in EU Regions
Presenter: Nikolaos Tzivanakis
Co-Author(s): Tzivanakis, Nikolaos
Discussant: Van Ha Le

Corruption in an era of booming growth: An empirical investigation in to Vietnam's post Doi Moi
Presenter: Van Ha Le
Discussant: Martin Paldam

Policy Cycles

Session Chair: Benjamin Läpple
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Fiscal Forecasts and Political Cycles in the European Union: Evidence from EDP Budgetary Forecasts
Presenter: Benjamin Läpple
Discussant: Wilson Law

Predatory rulers, exit options, and selective enforcement of property rights
Presenter: Wilson Law
Discussant: Helena Helfer

Democratic Participation and Growth Patterns
Presenter: Helena Helfer
Discussant: Walter Melnik

Do Elections Constrain an Agenda Setter?
Presenter: Walter Melnik
Co-Author(s): Walter Melnik (sole author)
Discussant: Benjamin Läpple

Ignorance and Irrationality

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

Ignorance, Not Incentives: The First Problem of Politics and Political Inquiry
Presenter: Scott Scheall
Discussant: Yong Yoon

Artifactual Man, Narrative Man, and Pico-economics
Presenter: Yong Yoon
Discussant: Igor Coura de Mendonça

Irrationality and beliefs in migration decision making: how public choice can help improve other fields of study
Presenter: Igor Coura de Mendonça
Discussant: Henry Thompson

The Great "Awokening"
Presenter: Henry Thompson
Co-Author(s): Leeson, Peter
Discussant: Scott Scheall

Interest Group Politics

Session Chair: Mark Crain
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Continuing Debate on Military Conscription
Presenter: Mark Crain
Co-Author(s): Nicole Crain
Discussant: Stergios Skaperdas

Investing in influence: How minority interests can prevail in a democracy
Presenter: Stergios Skaperdas
Co-Author(s): Vaidya, Samarth
Discussant: Iain McLean

How to win friends and influence UK public expenditure: lessons from quantitative interview analysis
Presenter: Iain McLean
Co-Author(s): Piotrowska, Barbara; Hood, Christopher; King, Maia
Discussant: James Strickland

Growth of the Third House: Explaining the Rise of Interest Groups in American State Governments
Presenter: James Strickland
Discussant: Mark Crain

Criminal and Corporate Law

Session Chair: Kaitlyn Woltz
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Prison periodicals as a mechanism for criminal justice reform
Presenter: Kaitlyn Woltz
Discussant: Mario Villarreal

Rethinking Corporate Social Responsability
Presenter: Mario Villarreal
Co-Author(s): Munger, Michael;Anomaly, Jonathan
Discussant: Roee Sarel

Do Wrongfully Convicted Defendants Receive Higher Punishments?
Presenter: Roee Sarel
Discussant: Julia Norgaard

The impact of plea bargaining on case backlog in Uganda
Presenter: Julia Norgaard
Discussant: Kaitlyn Woltz

Utilizing the Methodology of Policy Analytics

Session Chair: Patrick McLaughlin
Session Organizer: Patrick McLaughlin

Introducing Policy Analytics
Presenter: Patrick McLaughlin

Presenter: Dustin Chambers

Occupational Licensing Data
Presenter: Edward Timmons

Criminal Justice Data
Presenter: Gregory DeAngelo

Roundtable on Shared Mental Models: Kyklos Symposium in Honor of Douglass C. North

Session Chair: Arthur Denzau
Session Organizer: Ravi Roy

Institutional Change and the Importance of Understanding Shared Mental Models
Presenter: William Shughart
Discussant: Michael Munger

Shared Belief Systems, The “Basic Space,” and the Constrained Nature of Rationality in Judging Institutions
Presenter: Michael Munger
Discussant: Ronil Hira

Outsourcing: Shared Mental Models in Conflict
Presenter: Ronil Hira
Discussant: Ravi Roy

Applied Micro 1: Criminal Procedure

Session Chair: Gregory DeAngelo
Session Organizer: Gregory DeAngelo

Do arrests deter or promote offending?
Presenter: Emily Weisburst
Co-Author(s): Felipe Goncalves
Discussant: Brittany Street

The impact of economic opportunity on criminal behavior: evidence from the fracking boom
Presenter: Brittany Street
Discussant: Matthew Gomies

Complaints and Overcharging
Presenter: Matthew Gomies
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Gregory; Romaniuc, Rustam
Discussant: Alexander Cardazzi

Does the Presence of Female and Minority Officers Affect the Use of Force?
Presenter: Hunter Johnson
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Greg; Weisburst, Emily
Discussant: Emily Weisburst

Political Economy of Regulation

Session Chair: Matthew Holian
Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno

Building Energy Codes: Estimating Costs, Benefits and Impacts
Presenter: Matthew Holian
Discussant: Emily Hamilton

Occupational Licensing: A Barrier to Opportunity and Prosperity
Presenter: Alicia Plemmons
Co-Author(s): Edward Timmons
Discussant: Matthew Holian

Inclusionary Zoning and Housing Market Outcomes
Presenter: Emily Hamilton
Discussant: Alicia Plemmons

Social Trust and Regulation: A Time Series Analysis of the United States
Presenter: Jeremy Jackson
Co-Author(s): Peter T. Calcagno
Discussant: Christian Bjørnskov

9:30am – 10:00am

10:00am – 11:20am

Newport Coast Ballroom

Plenary Session 3: Susan Rose-Ackerman on Public Choice and Corruption

Session Chair: Roger Congleton
Session Organizer: Roger Congleton

Plenary Speaker Introduction
Presenter: Roger Congleton

Plenary Talk: "Corruption as a Topic in Public Choice"
Presenter: Public Choice Society President

11:20am – 11:30am

11:30am – 1:00pm

Economic Freedom

Session Chair: Bonnie Wilson
Session Organizer: Bonnie Wilson

Economic Freedom and Performance in Sports: Evidence from US Major Leagues
Presenter: Anna Bykova
Co-Author(s): Dennis Coates
Discussant: Meg Patrick Tuszynski

Economic Freedom and Antisemitism
Presenter: Therese Nilsson
Co-Author(s): Niclas Berggren
Discussant: Dennis Coates

Economic Freedom and the CO2 Kuznets Curve
Presenter: Christian Bjørnskov
Discussant: Niclas Berggren

Economic Freedom and Health: Another Way of Measuring Well-Being
Presenter: Meg Patrick Tuszynski
Discussant: Peter Calcagno

History of Public Choice Thought

Session Chair: Veeshan Rayamajhee
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Ostroms and the Contestable Nature of Goods: Beyond Taxonomies and Towards Institutional Matching
Presenter: Veeshan Rayamajhee
Co-Author(s): Paniagua Prieto, Pablo Ignacio
Discussant: Randy Simmons

Economics as Moral Exchange: James Buchanan Meets Martin Buber
Presenter: Randy Simmons
Co-Author(s): Tyler Brough
Discussant: J. Patrick Higgins

Samuel Przypkowski's Defense of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: A First Outline of a Political Economy of Toleration
Presenter: J. Patrick Higgins
Discussant: gordon brady

George J. Stigler’s relationship to the Virginia school of political economy.
Presenter: gordon brady
Co-Author(s): Francesco Forte, Gordon L. Brady
Discussant: Veeshan Rayamajhee

Corruption and Cronyism

Session Chair: Robert Grafstein
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Political Corruption and Private Investment
Presenter: Robert Grafstein
Co-Author(s): Han, Rongbin
Discussant: YUJIN LEE

Searching for Another Reason for Tax Complexity : Corruption and Tax Complexity
Presenter: YUJIN LEE
Co-Author(s): Yoo, Jeeyeon; Lee, Yujin
Discussant: Rajeev Goel

Market Contestability and Bribe Solicitations: Evidence Across Stages of Firms’ Operations
Presenter: Rajeev Goel
Co-Author(s): Mazhar, Ummad; Saunoris, James W.
Discussant: Yogesh Uppal

Bringing home the Pork: The effect of state chief ministerships on electricity provision in India
Presenter: Yogesh Uppal
Co-Author(s): Brian Min
Discussant: Robert Grafstein

Public Goods Governance and Production

Session Chair: David Chandler Thomas
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Peer-to-Peer Governance of Conducible Goods
Presenter: David Chandler Thomas
Co-Author(s): John Horowitz; David Chandler Thomas
Discussant: JAMAL Mamkhezri

Las Cruces
Presenter: JAMAL Mamkhezri
Co-Author(s): Veeshan Rayamajhee
Discussant: Garrett Wood

The Organization of Volunteer Defense Battalions
Presenter: Garrett Wood
Discussant: Alison Grant

Implementation Analysis of a Proposed US Meat Tax
Presenter: Alison Grant
Co-Author(s): Grant, Alison
Discussant: David Chandler Thomas

Bridging research and policy: occupational licensing as a case study

Session Chair: Edward Timmons
Session Organizer: Edward Timmons

Perspective of a professor #1
Presenter: Brian Meehan

Perspective of a professor #2
Presenter: Alicia Plemmons

Perspective of a policy professional
Presenter: Jarrett Skorup

Perspective of a former legislator
Presenter: Laura Ebke

The Politics of Policing

Session Chair: Georg Vanberg
Session Organizer: Georg Vanberg

The Politics of Policing
Presenter: Tom Clark
Discussant: Georg Vanberg

Did Affirmative Action in Policing Reduce Crime?
Presenter: Anna Harvey
Co-Author(s): Taylor Mattia
Discussant: Emily Owens

How Valuable are Civil Liberties? Evidence from Gang Injunctions, Crime, and Housing Prices in Southern California
Presenter: Emily Owens
Co-Author(s): Michelle D. Mioduszewski and Christopher J. Bates, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine
Discussant: Ryan Hubert

A Behavioral Theory of Discrimination in Policing
Presenter: Ryan Hubert
Co-Author(s): Andrew T. Little
Discussant: Tom Clark

Virginia Political Economy 2: Process

Session Chair: Peter Hazlett
Session Organizer: Richard Wagner

Occupational Licensing and the Gender Wage Gap
Presenter: Diana Thomas
Co-Author(s): Kathleen M. Sheehan
Discussant: Peter Hazlett

Declarations and the Constitutional Moment: Buchanan, Searle and the Social Contract
Presenter: James Caton
Discussant: Zachary Kessler

Procreating Rents to Survive: How the U.S. Department of Education Creates Rents for Colleges as a Means of Subsistence
Presenter: Peter Hazlett
Co-Author(s): Chandler Reilly
Discussant: James Caton

The Public Choice of Public Choice: An Analysis of the Origins and Development of Parliamentary Procedures in the United States
Presenter: Zachary Kessler
Discussant: Diana Thomas

Policy Analytics: Research Applications of New Data

Session Chair: Patrick McLaughlin
Session Organizer: Patrick McLaughlin

The Role of Independent Executive Agencies in Regulatory Accumulation
Presenter: Kofi Ampaabeng
Co-Author(s): Blake Hoarty
Discussant: Aaron Lane

RegData Australia and the political economy of regulatory reform
Presenter: Aaron Lane
Co-Author(s): Allen, Darcy W.E.; Berg, Chris; Lane; Aaron M.
Discussant: Tyler Richards

The Relationship between Regulations, Labor Productivity, and Capital Productivity
Presenter: Tyler Richards
Co-Author(s): Antony Davies, Bentley Coffey, Patrick McLaughlin
Discussant: Kofi Ampaabeng

Applied Micro 2: Social Regulation

Session Chair: Maryah Garner
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Intent to supply: Licensing regulation and the labor supply of criminals
Presenter: Darwyyn Deyo
Discussant: Maryah Garner

The effect of not prosecuting drug offenses on overdose deaths: evidence from a natural experiment
Presenter: Maryah Garner
Discussant: Yoonjung Kim

The Effects of Old-Age Pension Receipt on Elderly Employment and Health: Evidence from South Korea
Presenter: Yoonjung Kim
Discussant: Jiusi Xiao

Dynamics of Online Sex Review: The Effect of Reviewers' Network Centrality on Providers' Future Effort
Presenter: Jiusi Xiao
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Gregory; Sabouni, Hisam
Discussant: Darwyyn Deyo

Economics of Religion

Session Chair: Clara Jace
Session Organizer: Diana Thomas

Alcohol Prohibition in the Beehive: How the Word of Wisdom Became a Commandment
Presenter: Diana Thomas
Co-Author(s): Michael D. Thomas
Discussant: Clara Jace

When Substitutes Become Complements: A Study of Welfare Services in Utah
Presenter: Clara Jace
Discussant: Catherine Pakaluk

Sacrifice & Stigma in the Four Addiction Treatment Models: A Club based Approach Converting from One Ecology to Another Ecology
Presenter: Feler Bose
Discussant: Diana Thomas

What Good is a Good Fit? Religious Matching and Educational Outcomes
Presenter: Catherine Pakaluk
Discussant: Feler Bose

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Rose Garden

2:40pm – 4:30pm

Rivalry and Contest Auctions

Session Chair: Stefano Barbieri
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

All-pay quality bids in score procurement auctions
Presenter: Dan Kovenock
Co-Author(s): Lu, Jingfeng
Discussant: Stefano Barbieri

Winners' efforts in team contests
Presenter: Stefano Barbieri
Co-Author(s): Serena, Marco
Discussant: James Boudreau

All-pay auctions with noise: Theory and experiments
Presenter: James Boudreau
Co-Author(s): Nagaraja, Haikady; Rentschler, Lucas; Sanders, Shane
Discussant: Jonas Send

Conflict between Non-exclusive Groups
Presenter: Jonas Send
Discussant: Dan Kovenock

Overzealous Regulatory Actionism
Presenter: Kai Konrad
Co-Author(s): Barbieri, Stefano
Discussant: Stefano Barbieri

Government Growth

Session Chair: Vladimir Maciel
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Evolution of the Size of Government in Brazil (1985-2016): the importance of state-owned enterprises and political fragmentation in a coalition presidentialism
Presenter: Vladimir Maciel
Co-Author(s): Ghizellini, Mariangela
Discussant: Paulo Scarano

The (un)seen in the contributions to political funding: lessons from the 2014 Brazilian presidential campaign finance, corruption scandals and new directions in the electoral rules of the game
Presenter: Paulo Scarano
Co-Author(s): Scarano, Paulo
Discussant: Yukari Iwanami

Long-Term Success of Deterrence and Its Unwanted Consequences: Democracy, Pandering, and Deterrence Success
Presenter: Yukari Iwanami
Co-Author(s): Okazawa, Ryosuke
Discussant: William Tilson

The political economy of state expansion under democratic apartheid
Presenter: William Tilson
Co-Author(s): Marcel Gautreau
Discussant: Vladimir Maciel

Elections, Blocks, and Turnout

Session Chair: Lena Gerling
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Contagious populists: The impact of election information shocks on populist party preferences in Germany
Presenter: Kim Leonie Kellermann
Co-Author(s): Lena Gerling
Discussant: Jo Thori Lind

Hand in hand we vote. The effect of spousal voting on electoral turnout
Presenter: Jo Thori Lind
Co-Author(s): Bratsberg, Bernt; Mehlum, Halvor; Raaum, Oddbjørn
Discussant: Paul Redmond

Rainfall, Population Density and Voter Turnout
Presenter: Paul Redmond
Co-Author(s): Garcia-Rodriguez, Abian
Discussant: Jason Long

The Electoral Buttress: Economic Policy, Political Parties, and State Political Control
Presenter: Jason Long
Discussant: Joshua Zingher

A Trump Realignment? Party System Change amid Voter Continuity in the 2016 Presidential Election
Presenter: Joshua Zingher
Discussant: Kim Leonie Kellermann

Culture and Politics

Session Chair: Clara Jace
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The “Sin of Familyness”: Explaining Family Variation in Soviet Russia
Presenter: Clara Jace
Discussant: Scott King

Cults of Personality
Presenter: Scott King
Discussant: Mickael MELKI

Cultural Diversity and Historical Development
Presenter: Mickael MELKI
Discussant: Hiroo Harada

Happiness and Relative Income Hypothesis in East Asian Countries: A Study of Relation between National Character and Policy Effect
Presenter: Hiroo Harada
Co-Author(s): Sumi, Eiji
Discussant: Alexandre Padilla

Immigration and State (operational) Ideology
Presenter: Alexandre Padilla
Co-Author(s): Nicolas Cachanosky
Discussant: Clara Jace

Voters, Legislators, and Elections

Session Chair: Loujaina Abdelwahed
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Natural Resource and Incumbency Advantage in Sub-national Elections: A New Evidence
Presenter: Loujaina Abdelwahed
Co-Author(s): Ohannessian, Shogher
Discussant: Daniel Stöhlker

Quality of Local Public Good Provision and Electoral Support
Presenter: Daniel Stöhlker
Discussant: Erika Barker

Enfranchising the Felonious Chunk: Who Voted for Convicted Floridians?
Presenter: Erika Barker
Co-Author(s): Barker, Erika Davies A.
Discussant: Elizabeth Dorssom

Legislative Professionalism and Influence on Lawmaking
Presenter: Elizabeth Dorssom
Co-Author(s): Dorssom, Elizabeth
Discussant: Thomas Brunell

Using Special Elections to the U.S. House to Predict the Outcomes of General Elections
Presenter: Thomas Brunell
Co-Author(s): Muenks, Patrick
Discussant: Loujaina Abdelwahed

Environmental Politics

Session Chair: Eduardo Fernández Luiña
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Institutional Incentives and Community Policing
Presenter: Tate Fegley
Discussant: Eduardo Fernández Luiña

The community commitment to sustainability: Forest mass and forest protection in Guatemala
Presenter: Eduardo Fernández Luiña
Co-Author(s): Santiago Fernandez Ordóñez [email protected]
Discussant: Ryan Yonk

The "Green Lobby" as Political Entrepreneurs
Presenter: Ryan Yonk
Discussant: Andrew Benson

Nuclear in my Backyard: Decentralization and Local Democratic Control of Technology
Presenter: Andrew Benson
Discussant: Vasyl Kvartiuk

Why institutional quality is important for social acceptance of liberal land reforms? The case of Ukrainian land reform
Presenter: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Co-Author(s): Klaus Deininger
Discussant: Tate Fegley

Political Economy of Public Policy

Session Chair: Mario Villarreal
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Political Economy of Creative Destruction
Presenter: Mario Villarreal
Discussant: Vlad Tarko

Capitalism in Crisis: Rethinking the legitimacy of the market economy
Presenter: Vlad Tarko
Discussant: Amit Batabyal

A political economy model of the Ganges pollution cleanup problem
Presenter: Amit Batabyal
Co-Author(s): Beladi, Hamid
Discussant: Ray March

Rent-seeking for Madness: The Political Economy of Mental Asylums in the US
Presenter: Ray March
Co-Author(s): Vincent Geloso
Discussant: Dalila Lindov

Teachers and Politics
Presenter: Dalila Lindov
Discussant: Mario Villarreal

Decentralization and Local Policy

Session Chair: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The political economy of decentralization of state land management in Ukraine
Presenter: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Co-Author(s): Klaus Deininger, Thomas Herzfeld, Eduard Bukin
Discussant: Tomohisa MIYASHITA

What promotes the collaborations between municipalities?: Evidence from Japan
Presenter: Tomohisa MIYASHITA
Co-Author(s): NAKAZAWA Katsuyoshi;YOKOYAMA Akira
Discussant: Yilin Hou

Does Coordination among Assessing Units Generate Returns to Scale? Evidence from New York State
Presenter: Yilin Hou
Co-Author(s): Kim, Yusun; YInger, John
Discussant: Jessica Merkle

School Level Autonomy and Its Impact on Student Achievement
Presenter: Jessica Merkle
Discussant: Colin Jennings

Rebel funding as a cause of or solution to the commitment problem and civil conflict: An Application to Northern Ireland
Presenter: Colin Jennings
Discussant: Vasyl Kvartiuk

Socio-Economic Effects of Public Policy

Session Chair: Bora Altay
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Contract Enforcement in the Ottoman Empire: the Case of Tax-farming Contracts within the Rule of Law account during the 17th Century
Presenter: Bora Altay
Co-Author(s): Oğuz, Fuat.
Discussant: Lijie Song

Impact of immigtation on Intergenerational Mobility: evidence from China
Presenter: Lijie Song
Discussant: Mark Hup

Corvée Labor and State Expansion in Colonial Indonesia
Presenter: Mark Hup
Discussant: Andres Marroquin

Presenter: Andres Marroquin
Co-Author(s): Saravia, Antonio
Discussant: Bodo Knoll

Media Freedom and Trust
Presenter: Bodo Knoll
Co-Author(s): Pitlik, Hans; Rode, Martin
Discussant: Bora Altay

Applied Micro 3: Local Studies

Session Chair: Fredrik Kopsch
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Rent seeking – an overlooked cost of rent control
Presenter: Fredrik Kopsch
Discussant: Jeremy West

Dirty business: principal-agent problems in hazardous waste remediation
Presenter: Jeremy West
Co-Author(s): Marion, Justin
Discussant: morgan stockham

District Attorney Compensation and Performance
Presenter: morgan stockham
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Greg; McCannon, Bryan; Sabouni, Hisam
Discussant: Minjae Yun

Sheriff Election and Public Safety: the Role of Term Limit and Seniority of Elected Officials
Presenter: Minjae Yun
Co-Author(s): Boylan, Richard; DeAngelo, Gregory
Discussant: Robert Pettis

Recent crime in the neighborhood and student outcomes
Presenter: Robert Pettis
Co-Author(s): Orgul Ozturk
Discussant: Fredrik Kopsch

4:30pm – 4:40pm

4:40pm – 6:10pm


Session Chair: Bonnie Wilson
Session Organizer: Bonnie Wilson

Regulation and Technology Startups
Presenter: Liya Palagashvili
Discussant: Benjamin McMichael

Scope-of-Practice Law and Opioid Prescribing
Presenter: Benjamin McMichael
Discussant: Sean Mulholland

Don’t TREAD on Me: Investigating the Effectiveness of Tire Pressure Sensors
Presenter: Sean Mulholland
Discussant: Anna Chorniy

The Effects of Foster Care Payments on Children's Placement, Health Care Utilization and Quality
Presenter: Anna Chorniy
Co-Author(s): Mills, Chris
Discussant: Liya Palagashvili

Political Economy of Taxation

Session Chair: Slade Mendenhall
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Block Grant System and the Birth of Executive Federalism
Presenter: Slade Mendenhall
Discussant: Adam Michel

Political Incentives of the Tax State: The Case of the Japanese VAT
Presenter: Adam Michel
Discussant: Carlos Lastra Anadon

Who Benefits from Local Financing of Public Services? A Causal Analysis
Presenter: Carlos Lastra Anadon
Co-Author(s): Peterson, Paul E.
Discussant: Tomomi Miyazaki

Tax Morale and Tax Resistance: Evidence from a Representative Japanese Population Survey
Presenter: Tomomi Miyazaki
Discussant: Slade Mendenhall

Collective Action Models

Session Chair: Jacob Meyer
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Election structure and rational inattention
Presenter: Jacob Meyer
Co-Author(s): Rentschler, Lucas
Discussant: Daniel Gibbs

Individual accountability, collective decision-making
Presenter: Daniel Gibbs
Discussant: Dariusz Stolicki

Spoiler Effects in Multiparty Systems: A Mathematical Model
Presenter: Dariusz Stolicki
Co-Author(s): Flis, Jarosław; Słomczyński, Wojciech
Discussant: Ted Rossier

Measuring the Win-Set: Intersections of Judicial Panels in Two Dimensions
Presenter: Ted Rossier
Co-Author(s): Davidson-Rossier, Leslie K.
Discussant: Jacob Meyer

Crime Topics and Public Choice

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

Fitting the Punishment to the Crime
Presenter: Jordan Adamson
Co-Author(s): Rentschler, Lucas
Discussant: Jason Aimone

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

On the Political Economy of Felon Disenfranchisement
Presenter: James Rockey
Co-Author(s): Ghosh, Arpita
Discussant: Benjamin Blemings

Criminal Displacement and Violence: Wind Speed and Somalian Pirates
Presenter: Benjamin Blemings
Co-Author(s): Deangelo, Gregory
Discussant: Jordan Adamson

Political Economy of Law Internationally

Session Chair: Martin Rode
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

International (Im)mobility as Political Choice
Presenter: Alexander Kustov
Discussant: Martin Rode

Endogenous property rights, exclusion, and social trust: The case of surf localism
Presenter: Martin Rode
Discussant: Ilia Murtazashvili

Property and predation on American Indian reservations
Presenter: Ilia Murtazashvili
Discussant: Wanlin Lin

The predatory state, informal federalism, and the divergent fates of small-property-rights housing in China
Presenter: Wanlin Lin
Co-Author(s): Emily Skarbek
Discussant: Alexander Kustov

Public Economics

Session Chair: Craig Richardson
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

How "Benefits Swamps" (not Cliffs) Kill Work Incentives for Low Income Workers: Evidence from North Carolina
Presenter: Craig Richardson
Co-Author(s): Blizard, Zach
Discussant: Ekkehard Koehler

Why is it so hard for economists to receive data from the (local) government leaders? Does Freedom of Information works (at all)? Evidence from the field
Presenter: Ekkehard Koehler
Co-Author(s): Kohler, Ekkehard
Discussant: Juho Alasalmi

Motivated Prospects of Upward Mobility
Presenter: Juho Alasalmi
Discussant: Robert Gmeiner

International free riding on institutions
Presenter: Robert Gmeiner
Discussant: Uyen Le

Lost Jobs, Lost Lives: The Effects of Unemployment Shocks and Gun Laws on Suicides
Presenter: Uyen Le
Co-Author(s): DeAngelo, Greg; Garner, Maryah; Nishioka, Shuichiro
Discussant: Craig Richardson

Organized Crime, Disorganized Crime, and the State 2: Rebellion

Session Chair: David Skarbek
Session Organizer: David Skarbek

Violent institutions: the state, bureaucracy, and rebel takeover in civil war
Presenter: Rachel Sweet
Discussant: Cecilia Farfan-Mendez

Sit Tight: Political Lacunas and Violence in Mexican Municipalities
Presenter: Cecilia Farfan-Mendez
Co-Author(s): Amalia Pulido
Discussant: Connor Huff

How Counterinsurgency Warfare Increase Rebel Extremism
Presenter: Connor Huff
Discussant: Aila Matanock

Untouchable Forces: Restoring Trust in Security in Weak States?
Presenter: Aila Matanock
Co-Author(s): Natalia Garbiras-Díaz
Discussant: Rachel Sweet

Monetary Politics

Session Chair: Bryan Cutsinger
Session Organizer: Kevin Grier

Public Opinion and Federal Reserve Senate Confirmation Politics
Presenter: Caitlin Ainsley
Discussant: Mark Spindel

Monetary Rules without Romance
Presenter: Bryan Cutsinger
Discussant: William Luther

Central Bank Independence and the Federal Reserve's New Operating Regime
Presenter: William Luther
Co-Author(s): Jerry Jordan
Discussant: Bryan Cutsinger

The Monetary Politics of Fed Interdependence
Presenter: Mark Spindel
Co-Author(s): Dr. Sarah Binder
Discussant: Caitlin Ainsley

Big Questions

Session Chair: Art Carden
Session Organizer: Art Carden

Assessing the Effectiveness of Politically Motivated Boycotts
Presenter: Frank Stephenson
Discussant: Phil Magness

The Economics of Slavery: A Tullockian Assessment
Presenter: Phil Magness
Discussant: Art Carden

Presenter: Art Carden
Discussant: Jon Murphy

How Consensual are Markets?
Presenter: Jon Murphy
Discussant: Frank Stephenson

Institutional Paradoxes, Failures, and Mistakes – Honoring Bernard Grofman

Session Chair: Bonnie Wilson
Session Organizer: Marek Kaminski

Implications of Soundness-Dependent Effects for Interventions in the Replication Crisis
Presenter: Aydin Mohseni
Discussant: Marek Kaminski

Positional party bonus in PR elections: Evidence from a natural experiment in Polish local elections
Presenter: Marek Kaminski
Discussant: Aydin Mohseni

Redistricting: Squaring the Circle of Seemingly Incompatible Legal Standards
Presenter: Bernard Grofman

6:15pm – 7:30pm

Seaview Terrace

7:30pm – 11:30pm