PhotoAttribution 59th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

2022 Public Choice Society, March 10-12, Nashville Tennessee

Thursday, March 10, 2022

7:30pm – 11:59pm

Friday, March 11, 2022

7:00am – 5:00pm

Room: Summit Foyer


7:00am – 8:00am

Room: Summit Foyer


8:00am – 9:30am

Room: Summit A

International Economic Policy

Session Chair: Shuichiro Nishioka
Session Organizer: Arye Hillman


The Political Effects of Trade Protectionism with Japan in the 1980s
Presenter: Shuichiro Nishioka
Co-Author(s): Eric Olson
Discussant: Michael Neugart


Political polarization and international cooperation
Presenter: Michael Neugart
Co-Author(s): Carsten Hefeker
Discussant: Ben Zissimos


Dictators under the weather
Presenter: Ben Zissimos
Co-Author(s): Kishore Gawande
Discussant: Shaomeng Jia


Hope Springs Eternal: A Cross Country Study on Commodity Windfall and Entrepreneurship
Presenter: Shaomeng Jia
Co-Author(s): Yulin Hou; Joshua Bedi
Discussant: Shuichiro Nishioka

Room: Rail Yard A

Criminal Law and Economics

Session Chair: Lucas Rentschler
Session Organizer: Lucas Rentschler


How policing incentives affect crime, measurement, and justice
Presenter: Lucas Rentschler
Co-Author(s): Jordan Adamson
Discussant: Jason Aimone


Prosecutorial discretion and crime decisions
Presenter: Stanton Hudja
Co-Author(s): Jason Aimone, Lucas Rentschler, Jason Ralston and Charles North
Discussant: Pablo Cuellar Tapia


Dynamics of public goods contributions under probabilistic punishment
Presenter: Jason Aimone
Co-Author(s): Lucas Rentschler, Jason Ralston and Charles North


Prosecutorial discretion and overcharging in plea bargaining
Presenter: Pablo Cuellar Tapia
Co-Author(s): Lucas Rentschler
Discussant: Stanton Hudja

Room: Summit C

Pandemic Politics

Session Chair: Rachael Behr
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Experts, Voters, and Mask Mandates: Evidence From State Level Policies During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Presenter: Rachael Behr
Discussant: Vitor Melo


The Political Economy of Nursing Home Certificate-of-Need Laws
Presenter: Vitor Melo
Discussant: Gavin Roberts


Decomposing Causal Estimate of the Effect of Stay-at-Home Orders on COVID-19 Deaths
Presenter: Gavin Roberts
Co-Author(s): Anthony Frazier, Gavin Roberts, Julian Chan
Discussant: Rachael Behr

Room: Rail Yard C

Regulation III

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


“Black Swans” or “Pink Elephants”: Exactly What Are We Regulating?
Presenter: Jeremy Kidd
Discussant: James Bailey


The Long View of Job Lock in the US
Presenter: James Bailey
Co-Author(s): Gregory Colman; Dhaval Dave
Discussant: Ilia Murtazashvili


Public choice and pandemics
Presenter: Ilia Murtazashvili
Co-Author(s): Yang Zhou
Discussant: Sami Dakhlia


Charity hazard, moral hazard, and self-selection in insurance markets: evidence from commercial fisheries
Presenter: Sami Dakhlia
Co-Author(s): Akbar Marvasti
Discussant: Jeremy Kidd

Room: North Coast A

Alternatives to Simple Majority Rule

Session Chair: Michael Makovi
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Bilaterally Qualified Majority: A Calculus of Consent Model of Repeal
Presenter: Michael Makovi
Discussant: D. Marc Kilgour


Weighted Scoring Elections: Is Borda Best?
Presenter: D. Marc Kilgour
Co-Author(s): Jean-Charles Grégoire; Angèle M. Foley
Discussant: Dmitriy Vorobyev


Participation Quorum when Voting is Costly
Presenter: Dmitriy Vorobyev
Co-Author(s): Andrei Matveenko; Azamat Valei
Discussant: Chang Geun Song


The Frequency of Cycles and Condorcet Inconsistency with IRV: in FairVote and Politbarometer Data
Presenter: Chang Geun Song
Discussant: Michael Makovi

Room: Rail Yard B

Constitutional Political Economy

Session Chair: John Meadowcroft
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Slavery, race and the politics of exchange in James M. Buchanan’s constitutional political economy
Presenter: John Meadowcroft
Discussant: Jonathan Plante


Constitutional Erosion in the Debt State
Presenter: Jonathan Plante
Discussant: Gordon Brady


Gordon Tullock: The Subjectivist Homo Economicus
Presenter: Gordon Brady
Discussant: Amjad Toukan


Empirical Tests of the Theory of Minority Autocratic Rule in Tribal Societies
Presenter: Amjad Toukan
Discussant: John Meadowcroft

Room: North Coast B

Elections I

Session Chair: Richard Jankowski
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Testing Competing Theories: Why Vote?
Presenter: Richard Jankowski
Discussant: Paul Redmond


The Impact of Voter Turnout on Referendum Outcomes
Presenter: Paul Redmond
Co-Author(s): Vincent Munley; Abian Garcia-Rodriguez
Discussant: Cameron Tilley


The polling booth aka the preference store
Presenter: Cameron Tilley
Discussant: James Rockey


The Political Economy of Felon Disenfranchisement
Presenter: James Rockey
Co-Author(s): Arpita Ghosh
Discussant: Richard Jankowski

Room: Summit B

Economic Development I

Session Chair: Andreas Bergh
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


An Analysis of Free Economic Zones and Economic Development
Presenter: Julia Norgaard
Co-Author(s): Alexander Cartwright
Discussant: Erika Barker


Internet Connection & Appalachian Education: Graduation Despite Precipitation
Presenter: Erika Barker
Discussant: Patrick O'Reilly


Assessing Income and Employment Effects of Natural Gas Booms and Policy in West Virginia
Presenter: Patrick O'Reilly
Co-Author(s): Joshua Hall
Discussant: Julia Norgaard


9:30am – 10:00am

Room: Summit Foyer



11:20am – 12:50pm

Room: Platform D


1:00pm – 2:30pm

Room: Summit A

Political and Personal Behavior

Session Chair: Nicolaus Tideman
Session Organizer: Arye Hillman


You'll never walk alone: loneliness, religion and economics
Presenter: Annie Tubadji
Discussant: Anne Bradley


The collective action issues of American slavery: Learning from Harriet Martineau
Presenter: David Levy
Discussant: Bryan Cutsinger


Protecting private property rights under state ownership: Evidence from Chinese occupational choice
Presenter: Linghui Han
Discussant: Annie Tubadji

Room: Summit B

The Twitterverse

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


The (Political) Tribes of Twitter: Political Leanings, Group Size, and the Political Economy of Twitter Debates in Germany
Presenter: Benjamin Läpple
Discussant: Przemysław Siemaszko


#IamLGBT: Social networks and coming out in a hostile environment
Presenter: Przemysław Siemaszko
Co-Author(s): Jan Gromadzki
Discussant: Jorge Sabat


Politicians' Willingness to Agree: Evidence from the interactions in Twitter of Chilean Deputies
Presenter: Jorge Sabat
Co-Author(s): Pablo Henríquez; José Patricio Sullivan
Discussant: Benjamin Läpple

Room: Rail Yard A

Growth of Government and the Language of Intervention

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


The Dynamics of Dominance and Compromise
Presenter: Robert Gmeiner
Discussant: Stephen Zimmer


The Political Economy of Language Policy and Planning
Presenter: Stephen Zimmer
Discussant: John Horowitz


Governing the built environment: physical form, territorial control, and shared understanding
Presenter: John Horowitz
Discussant: Juho Alasalmi


Self-Signaling and Expressive Voting for Redistribution
Presenter: Juho Alasalmi
Discussant: Robert Gmeiner

Room: Rail Yard B

Social Activism and Coups d’État

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


Sino-US Economic competition and protests in Africa: evidence from large-N empirical estimations
Presenter: Sargis Karavardanyan
Discussant: Pierre Mandon


Internal Conflicts and Shocks. A Narrative Meta-Analysis
Presenter: Pierre Mandon
Co-Author(s): Camille Laville
Discussant: Joseph Newhard


Overcoming the free rider problem in defense: lessons from the war damage insurance market
Presenter: Joseph Newhard
Discussant: Sargis Karavardanyan

Room: Rail Yard C

Elections III

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


Competition and electoral convergence between politicians and parties
Presenter: Marco Frank
Co-Author(s): David Stadelmann
Discussant: Somdeep Chatterjee


Does Increased Credibility of Elections Lead to Higher Political Competition? Evidence from India
Presenter: Somdeep Chatterjee
Co-Author(s): Mehreen Mookerjee; Manini Ojha; Sanket Roy
Discussant: Chandan Jha


Condoning corruption: who votes for corrupt political parties?
Presenter: Chandan Jha
Discussant: Marco Frank

Room: North Coast A

Public Finance and the Public Debt

Session Chair: Jonathan Plante
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


In Defense of Vulgarity: James M. Buchanan and the Political Economic Analysis of Public Debt
Presenter: Jonathan Plante
Co-Author(s): Peter J. Boettke
Discussant: Gordon Brady


Francesco Forte: His career, relationship with James M. Buchanan, journey to Ordoliberalism
Presenter: Gordon Brady
Discussant: Zachary Haney


Costs of collective decision-making in Virginia’s education funding formula: Relationship between local fiscal effort and high school graduation rates
Presenter: Zachary Haney
Discussant: Jonathan Plante

Room: North Coast B

Tax Compliance and the Underground Economy

Session Chair: Abu Bakkar Siddique
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Shaping Tax Morale: Effect of Corruption As Experience, Spilling Over, and Culture
Presenter: Abu Bakkar Siddique
Discussant: Friedrich Schneider


Implausible Large Differences in the Sizes of Underground Economies in Highly Developed European Countries? A Comparison of Different Estimation Methods
Presenter: Friedrich Schneider
Discussant: Maria Tackett


Immigration and Informal Economy
Presenter: Maria Tackett
Co-Author(s): Alex Padilla
Discussant: Abu Bakkar Siddique


Bunching: Taxpayer Behavior Change. A review
Presenter: José Torres-Remírez

Room: Railhead

Subnational Governance

Session Chair: Lars P. Feld
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Do Party Ties Increase Transfer Receipts in Cooperative Federalism? – Evidence from Germany
Presenter: Lars P. Feld
Co-Author(s): Yannick Bury; Ekkehard Koehler
Discussant: Josh Matti


Consolidated city-county governments and economic stability
Presenter: Josh Matti
Co-Author(s): Amir Neto
Discussant: Walter Melnik


The homevoter hypothesis and local elected officials
Presenter: Walter Melnik
Discussant: Xin Han


Targeted Poverty Alleviation under Authoritarianism: How State Engages with Society in Chinese Villages?
Presenter: Xin Han
Discussant: Lars P. Feld

Room: Piedmont

Regulation II

Session Chair: Danielle Zanzalari
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Motivations for Loan Loss Provisioning During the Financial Crisis
Presenter: Danielle Zanzalari
Co-Author(s): Andrew Swanson
Discussant: Siobhain Lash


Environmental Racism: Civic Associations and Alternative Institutional Approaches in Louisiana
Presenter: Siobhain Lash
Discussant: Rania Al-Bawab


Zakat: A Case Study of Constraining Free Riding in Charity
Presenter: Rania Al-Bawab
Discussant: Danielle Zanzalari

Room: Summit C

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

Session Chair: Public Choice Society President
Session Organizer: Lynne Kiesling


Cosa Nostra Courts
Presenter: Henry Thompson
Discussant: David Skarbek


No Surprises, Please: Voting Costs and Electoral Turnout
Presenter: Valentin Lindlacher
Co-Author(s): Alipour, Jean-Victor
Discussant: Christoph Vanberg


Machine Gun Politics: Why Politicians Cooperate with Criminal Groups
Presenter: Jessie Bullock
Discussant: Kevin Grier


2:30pm – 2:40pm


2:40pm – 4:10pm

Room: Summit A

Spatial Analysis of Occupational Regulation

Session Chair: Darwyyn Deyo
Session Organizer: Darwyyn Deyo


Does Massage Therapist Licensing Reduce Crime? A Natural Experiment in Three States
Presenter: Darwyyn Deyo
Co-Author(s): Kofi Ampaabeng, Conor Norris, and Edward Timmons
Discussant: Alicia Plemmons


Access to care and physician mobility under the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Presenter: Sriparna Ghosh
Co-Author(s): Darwyyn Deyo
Discussant: Noah Trudeau


Occupational Licensing and Intra-MSA Effects: Massage Therapists in the US
Presenter: Noah Trudeau
Discussant: Sriparna Ghosh


Temporary Provisions Affecting Scope of Practice and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presenter: Alicia Plemmons
Co-Author(s): Angela Shoulders, Haimiti Aerfate, and Orgul Ozturk
Discussant: Darwyyn Deyo

Room: Summit B

Polycentricity

Session Chair: Alexander Schaefer
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Polycentric Governance as an Adaptive Response to Complexity
Presenter: Alexander Schaefer
Co-Author(s): Dries Daems
Discussant: Jaime Carini


Thinking like an artisan: The Ostroms' approach to political economy
Presenter: Jaime Carini
Discussant: Justus Enninga


Degrowth, Diversity and Decentralization – Polycentric Governance in a Steady-State-World
Presenter: Justus Enninga
Co-Author(s): Enninga, Justus
Discussant: Vlad Tarko


Polycentric Status Contests
Presenter: Vlad Tarko
Discussant: Alexander Schaefer

Room: Rail Yard A

The Administrative State

Session Chair: Charles Keckler
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Independent agency rulemaking under unitary or plural leadership: the asymmetric effects of public comments
Presenter: Charles Keckler
Discussant: Erik Lakomaa


When the State Fines Itself: The Economics of Administrative Fines in the Public Sector
Presenter: Erik Lakomaa
Discussant: James Endersby


The impeachment game: An extensive form representation of American legislative removal of public officials
Presenter: James Endersby
Co-Author(s): Joseph P. Harrison
Discussant: Feler Bose


Preference Alignment or Executive Dominance: Rulemaking provisions in State Administrative Procedure Acts
Presenter: Feler Bose
Co-Author(s): Brian Baugus, Jeffry Jacob
Discussant: Charles Keckler

Room: Rail Yard B

Social Choice

Session Chair: Nathan Atkinson
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Informative Social Choice
Presenter: Nathan Atkinson
Co-Author(s): Scott Ganz
Discussant: Roberto Peroncini


Compute, Evaluate, and then Decide. A logical and reasonable basis for making Social Choices
Presenter: Roberto Peroncini
Discussant: Eric Alston


An Organizational Coase Theorem: Constitutional Constraints as Increasing in Exit Costs
Presenter: Eric Alston
Discussant: Nathan Atkinson

Room: Summit C

Games

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Every Normal-Form Game Has a Pareto-Optimal Nonmyopic Equilibrium
Presenter: Steven Brams
Co-Author(s): Mehmet Ismail
Discussant: Amjad Toukan


A Theory of Minority Autocratic Rule in Tribal Societies
Presenter: Amjad Toukan
Discussant: Steven Brams

Room: Rail Yard C

Elections II

Session Chair: Valentin Lindlacher
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


No Surprises, Please: Voting Costs and Electoral Turnout
Presenter: Valentin Lindlacher
Co-Author(s): Alipour, Jean-Victor
Discussant: Ramon DEGENNARO


What Do Voting Results of the 2016 Election Tell Us About Bias Response Teams?
Presenter: Ramon DEGENNARO
Co-Author(s): Reid Parker
Discussant: James Rockey


Power and the money, money and the power: \\ A network analysis of donations from American corporate to political leaders
Presenter: James Rockey
Co-Author(s): Nadia Zakir
Discussant: Steven Sprick Schuster


The Persuasive Power of the Fourth Estate: Estimating the Effect of Newspaper Endorsements: 1956-1980
Presenter: Steven Sprick Schuster
Discussant: Valentin Lindlacher

Room: North Coast A

Corruption

Session Chair: Edwar Enrique Escalante
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


How do insurgencies evolve and persist?
Presenter: Edwar Escalante
Discussant: Robert Gillanders


Money Down the Drain: Corruption and Access to Water in Sub-Saharan Africa
Presenter: Robert Gillanders
Co-Author(s): Michael Breen
Discussant: George Clarke


Are Women More Reticent than Men?
Presenter: George Clarke
Discussant: Zeljko Bogetic


The good, the bad, and the ugly: new evidence on alternative views of corruption
Presenter: Zeljko Bogetic
Co-Author(s): Dominik Naeher
Discussant: Edwar Escalante

Room: North Coast B

Macro Perspectives

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: Niklas Elert


Entrepreneurship and cultural change
Presenter: Niklas Elert
Co-Author(s): Wernberg, Joakim
Discussant: Linghui Han


Physical vs. institutional public goods provision under monopoly: Evidence from China
Presenter: Linghui Han
Discussant: Joseph Newhard


An interest-group theory of central bank independence and the national debt limit
Presenter: Joseph Newhard
Discussant: Benjamin Läpple


4:10pm – 4:20pm


4:20pm – 5:50pm

Room: Summit A

Optimal Taxation for Real Governments

Session Chair: Randall Holcombe
Session Organizer: Roger Congleton


Optimal Taxation for Ordinary Voters
Presenter: Roger Congleton
Discussant: Randall Holcombe


Non-Optimal Tax Theory
Presenter: Randall Holcombe
Discussant: Roger Congleton


Optimal Taxation of Assets
Presenter: Nicolaus Tideman
Co-Author(s): Thomas Mecherikunnel
Discussant: Laurent Simula


Simple Conditions for Identifying Improving Tax Reforms
Presenter: Laurent Simula
Co-Author(s): Sören Blomquist; Aart Gerritsen.
Discussant: Nicolaus Tideman

Room: Summit B

Military Matters

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


Military Conscription and Armed Conflicts
Presenter: Mark Crain
Co-Author(s): Nicole Crain
Discussant: Garrett Wood


Cartelization and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Presenter: Garrett Wood
Discussant: Robin Grier


Crawling towards Weber? Mexican State Capacity in the 19th Century
Presenter: Robin Grier
Discussant: Mark Crain

Room: Rail Yard A

Regulation

Session Chair: Moiz Bhai
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


New Evidence on Occupational Licensing Reform and Labor Supply
Presenter: Moiz Bhai
Co-Author(s): Mitch Mitchell
Discussant: Vitor Melo


The Effect of Self-Service Gasoline Bans
Presenter: Vitor Melo
Discussant: Kevin Willardsen


Drink and Drive Away: Effects of Lowering the BAC in Utah
Presenter: Kevin Willardsen
Co-Author(s): Javier Portillo; Wisnu Sugiarto
Discussant: Haibin Jiang


Tax-Based Marriage Incentives in the Affordable Care Act
Presenter: Haibin Jiang
Co-Author(s): Isaac, Elliott
Discussant: Moiz Bhai

Room: Summit C

Public Health

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


Democracy and Diseases
Presenter: Scott King
Discussant: Artyom Jelnov


Product Safety Regulation or Protectionism?
Presenter: Artyom Jelnov
Co-Author(s): Hatsor, Limor
Discussant: Agnitra RoyChoudhury


Determinants of Scope of Practice Reforms
Presenter: Agnitra RoyChoudhury
Discussant: Scott King

Room: Rail Yard B

Environmental Externalities

Session Chair: William Tilson
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Carbon Non-Neutrality
Presenter: William Tilson
Discussant: Toshihiro Ihori


Environmental quality, dirty consumption and abatement attempts in an inequality economy
Presenter: Toshihiro Ihori
Discussant: William Tilson


Blocking the Sun
Presenter: William Tilson
Discussant: Toshihiro Ihori

Room: Rail Yard C

Economic History

Session Chair: Gabriel Benzecry
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The King’s Gambit: Rationalizing the Fall of the Templars
Presenter: Gabriel Benzecry
Co-Author(s): Marcus Shera
Discussant: Protik Nandy


“The Era of Good Feelings”- Was American Growth Finance Led?
Presenter: Protik Nandy
Co-Author(s): Caleb Bugg
Discussant: Nathaniel Smith


Encompassing interest and monetary policy: King Alfred’s recoinage
Presenter: Nathaniel Smith
Discussant: Peter Hazlett


Land Demarcating Institutions in Colonial America
Presenter: Peter Hazlett
Co-Author(s): Peter T. Leeson
Discussant: Gabriel Benzecry

Room: North Coast A

Electoral Institutions

Session Chair: Bernard Grofman
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Empirics of Gerrymandering, Can Social Science Evidence Be Trusted
Presenter: Bernard Grofman
Co-Author(s): Lisa Handley; David Lublin
Discussant: Benjamin Ogden


Endogenous Electoral Factions: A Foundation for Ethical Voting
Presenter: Benjamin Ogden
Co-Author(s): Timothy Feddersen
Discussant: Cesar Martinelli


Accountability and Grand Corruption
Presenter: Cesar Martinelli
Discussant: Bernard Grofman

Room: North Coast B

Population Dynamics

Session Chair: Steven Brownell
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Migration and polarization: how immigration affects electoral outcomes in the 21st century
Presenter: Steven Brownell


Retirement Planning under Credit Constraint: Financial Literacy in United States
Presenter: Muhammad Nawaz
Discussant: Steven Brownell

Room: Railhead

Economic Development II

Session Chair: Andreas Bergh
Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Who Is More Right about World Development? Optimism vs. Pessimism vs. Education
Presenter: Andreas Bergh
Co-Author(s): Christina Anzén
Discussant: Eunjee Kwon


The Unintended Consequences of Post-Disaster Policies for Spatial Sorting
Presenter: Eunjee Kwon
Co-Author(s): Marce Henkell; Pierre Magontier
Discussant: Jeremy Horpedahl


Do targeted economic development incentives work as advertised?
Presenter: Jeremy Horpedahl
Co-Author(s): Matthew Mitchell; Olivia Gonzalez
Discussant: Daniel Sanchez Pinol


Show me the Money! The Effects of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program on the Labor Market in Ecuador
Presenter: Daniel Sanchez Pinol
Discussant: Andreas Bergh

Room: Piedmont

Competitiveness, Incentives and Economic Freedom

Session Chair: Dennis Pearson
Session Organizer: Dennis Pearson


Competitiveness and Employability
Presenter: Elif Demiral
Discussant: Matt Hampton


The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Fertility
Presenter: Matt Hampton
Discussant: Dennis Pearson


Competitive Incentives of Economic Freedom for Boarding States: The Case of Tennessee vs. Kentucky
Presenter: Dennis Pearson
Discussant: Chanita Holmes


The effects of state-level earned income tax credits on sexually transmitted infections
Presenter: Chanita Holmes
Discussant: Elif Demiral



6:00pm – 11:59pm