PhotoAttribution 59th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

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

Friday, March 11, 2022

7:00am – 8:00am

Room: Summit Foyer

8:00am – 9:30am

International Economic Policy

Session Chair: Elena Seghezza
Session Organizer: Arye Hillman

The political effects of trade protectionism and Japan bashing 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: Daniel Waters

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

Pandemic Politics

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Adaptive Markets and Epidemics
Presenter: Kevin McCabe
Co-Author(s): Kunath, Stephen; Psurek, Aleksander; Sylvester, Sarah
Discussant: Rachael Behr

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): Bologna, Jaime; Koford, Brandon; Padilla, Alexander
Discussant: Kevin McCabe

Public Health I

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Black Swans, Grey Rhinos, and Pink Elephants in Government Regulation of Tomorrow
Presenter: Jeremy Kidd
Discussant: Amberly Dozier

Starving for Information? An Experiment on Willingness to Pay for Nutritional Information
Presenter: Amberly Dozier
Discussant: Alberto Batinti

Does Democracy Make Taller Men? Cross-Country European Evidence
Presenter: Alberto Batinti
Co-Author(s): Batinti, Alberto; Costa-Font, Joan
Discussant: James Bailey

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

Alternatives to Simple Majority Rule

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): Grégoire, Jean-Charles; Foley, Angèle M.
Discussant: Dmitriy Vorobyev

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

Elections I

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): Munley, Vincent; Garcia-Rodriguez, Abian
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): Ghosh, Arpita
Discussant: Richard Jankowski

Entrepreneurship and Collective Action

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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

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

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

Economic Development I

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

Public and Quasi-Public Goods

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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

Fiscal Reconstruction, Consumption Tax, and Preference on Public Expenditures: Evidence from a Survey in Japan
Presenter: Tomomi Miyazaki
Co-Author(s): Kameda, Keigo; Tomita, Ayu
Discussant: Linghui Han

Extended Orders

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Being Seen: How Markets Impact Our Moral Sentiments
Presenter: Colin Harris
Co-Author(s): Kaiser, Adam; Myers, Andrew
Discussant: Daniel Nientiedt

Hayek and Schmitt on the “Depoliticization” of the Economy
Presenter: Daniel Nientiedt
Discussant: Sarah Moore

Rationality: The Polysemous Term that Confounds Economics
Presenter: Sarah Moore
Discussant: Rok Spruk

Long-term effects of radical institutional overhauls: evidence from Mexican-American war
Presenter: Rok Spruk
Co-Author(s): Shai Dothan, Mitja Kovac
Discussant: Colin Harris

9:30am – 10:00am

11:20am – 12:50pm

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Political and personal behavior

Session Chair: Nicolaus Tideman
Session Organizer: Arye Hillman

Deterrence and compellence in the parliament
Presenter: Naci Mocan
Co-Author(s): Duha T. Altindag (Auburn University); Jie Zhang (Hunan University Changsha)
Discussant: Cecil Bohanon

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

Media and democratic capacity: An analytical approach
Presenter: Daniel Waters
Discussant: Shuichiro Nishioka

The Twitterverse

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: Jun HU

User-Generated Content, Social Media Bias and Slant Regulation
Presenter: Jun HU
Discussant: Przemysław Siemaszko

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

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

Growth of Government and the Language of Intervention

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

Social Activism and Coups d’État

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): Pierre Mandon
Discussant: Andrew Jonelis

A Revolution by Another Name: Do coups resulting in more political and economic rights benefit growth?
Presenter: Andrew Jonelis
Co-Author(s): Jonelis, Andrew
Discussant: Matteo Pazzona

DO NOT shut up and DO dribble: the price of activism
Presenter: Matteo Pazzona
Co-Author(s): Spagnolo, Nicola
Discussant: Sargis Karavardanyan

Elections III

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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

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

Information, Entertainment and Influence: News Media Polarization and Policy Divergence
Presenter: Mustafa Alam
Discussant: Anders Kärnä

Vox Populi, Vox Dei? Tacit Collusion in Politics
Presenter: Anders Kärnä
Co-Author(s): Johansson, Christian; Merilainen, Jaakko
Discussant: Marco Frank

Public Debt

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): Boettke, Peter J.
Discussant: Joseph Newhard

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

Debt Surges and Economic Growth
Presenter: Joao Jalles
Co-Author(s): Medas, Paulo
Discussant: Jonathan Plante

Tax Compliance and the Underground Economy

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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): Padilla, Alex.
Discussant: Abu Bakkar Siddique

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


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): Bury, Yannick; Koehler, Ekkehard
Discussant: Josh Matti

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

The homevoter hypothesis and local elected officials
Presenter: Walter Melnik
Discussant: Andranik Tangian

Evolution of the German Political Spectrum
Presenter: Andranik Tangian
Discussant: Lars P. Feld

Regulation II

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Lifting the export ban on Brent and WTI’s relationship to gasoline prices
Presenter: David Geller
Co-Author(s): Geller, David
Discussant: Danielle Zanzalari

Avoiding Regulation: Bank Motivation for Delaying Loan and Lease Loss Provisioning
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: Colin Doran

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

2:30pm – 2:40pm

2:40pm – 4:10pm

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


Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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

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

Simons vs Ehrlichs – Why Polycentricity Must be Embraced by Growth Sceptics and Growth Enthusiasts alike
Presenter: Justus Enninga
Co-Author(s): Enninga, Justus
Discussant: Vlad Tarko

The Administrative State

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): Harrison, Joseph P.
Discussant: Feler Bose

Rulemaking provisions in State Administrative Procedure Acts: A panel data analysis
Presenter: Feler Bose
Co-Author(s): Baugus, Brian
Discussant: Charles Keckler

Social Choice

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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

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

A model of k-winners
Presenter: Diego Canales
Discussant: Nathan Atkinson


Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Subversive Conversations
Presenter: Rick Harbaugh
Co-Author(s): Nemanja Antic, Archishman Chakraborty
Discussant: Marco Serena

Reputation for Toughness
Presenter: Marco Serena
Discussant: Steven Brams

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

Why choose an agent with a bad moral reputation?
Presenter: Thomas Choate
Discussant: Rick Harbaugh

Constitutional Political Economy

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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

Slavery 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: Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska

The comparative constitutional compliance database
Presenter: Katarzyna Metelska-Szaniawska
Co-Author(s): Gutmann, Jerg; Voigt, Stefan
Discussant: Eric Alston

Elections II

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): Parker, Reid
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): Zakir, Nadia
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

Corruption II

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Self-interested exaggeration of corruption: Evidence from Italy
Presenter: Elena Seghezza
Co-Author(s): Pittaluga Giovanni Battista
Discussant: Edwar Escalante

Corruption in Latin America: The Persistence of a Tradition
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): Breen, Michael
Discussant: George Clarke

Are Women More Reticent than Men?
Presenter: George Clarke
Discussant: Elena Seghezza

Macro Perspectives

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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

International transmission of interest rates: the role of international reserves and sovereign debt
Presenter: Joao Jalles
Co-Author(s): Afonso, Antonio; Huart, Florence; Stanek, Piotr

Public Spending, Structural Transformation and Economic Growth in Nepal
Discussant: Niklas Elert

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

Property Rights

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Political Economy of Caudillismo: Property Rights and the Central American Caudillos
Presenter: Ricardo R. Noé
Discussant: Vasyl Kvartiuk

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

Decentralized public farmland conveyance: Rental rights auctioning in Ukraine
Presenter: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Co-Author(s): Thomas Herzfeld; Eduard Bukin
Discussant: Linghui Han

Institutional quality and liberal land reforms acceptance: The case of Ukrainian land reform
Presenter: Vasyl Kvartiuk
Co-Author(s): Klaus Deininger
Discussant: Ricardo R. Noé


Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

A Theory of Minority Autocratic Rule in Tribal Societies
Presenter: Amjad Toukan
Discussant: Xin Han

Targeted Poverty Alleviation under Authoritarianism: How State Engages with Society in Chinese Villages?
Presenter: Xin Han
Discussant: Amjad Toukan

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

Misuse of Federal Emergency Powers: Lesson’s from India’s President’s Rule
Presenter: Abishek Choutagunta
Co-Author(s): Bjørnskov, Christian; Rajagopalan, Shruti; Voigt, Stefan;
Discussant: Amjad Toukan

4:10pm – 4:20pm

4:20pm – 5:50pm

Optimal Taxation for Real Governments

Session Organizer: Roger Congleton

Presenter: Roger Congleton
Discussant: Randall Holcombe

Presenter: Randall Holcombe
Discussant: Roger Congleton

Presenter: Nicolaus Tideman
Discussant: Laurent Simula

Presenter: Laurent Simula
Discussant: Nicolaus Tideman

Military Matters

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Cross-national evidence on the effects of military conscription
Presenter: Mark Crain
Co-Author(s): Crain, Nicole
Discussant: Garrett Wood

Cartelization and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Presenter: Garrett Wood
Discussant: Dmitriy Vorobyev

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


Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

New Evidence on Occupational Licensing Reform and Labor Supply
Presenter: Moiz Bhai
Co-Author(s): Mitchell, Mitch
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): Portillo, Javier; Sugiarto, Wisnu
Discussant: Timothy Fitzgerald

Public Health II

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Democracy and Diseases
Presenter: Scott King
Discussant: Arijit Ray

Food Taxes and Participation in Physical Activity
Presenter: Arijit Ray
Co-Author(s): Humphreys, Brad; Ruseski,Jane
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

Environmental Externalities

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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

Blocking the Sun
Presenter: William Tilson
Discussant: Kemal Kivanc Akoz

A Theory of Congestion-Control Policies
Presenter: Kemal Kivanc Akoz
Co-Author(s): Anbarci, Nejat M.
Discussant: Toshihiro Ihori

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

Economic History

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Fall of the Templars: Rent-Seeking in the Avignon Papacy
Presenter: Gabriel Benzecry
Discussant: Marco Serena

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

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

Land Surveyors in Colonial Virginia
Presenter: Peter Hazlett
Co-Author(s): Peter T. Leeson
Discussant: Gabriel Benzecry

Electoral Institutions

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

The Empirics of Gerrymandering, Can Social Science Evidence Be Trusted
Presenter: Bernard Grofman
Co-Author(s): HANDLEY, Lisa; LUBLIN, David
Discussant: Rimvydas Baltaduonis

Citizens United effects on political markets for campaign finance
Presenter: Rimvydas Baltaduonis
Co-Author(s): Brobst, Shannon
Discussant: Benjamin Ogden

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

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

Population Dynamics

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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

Youth Bulge a Ticking Demographic Timebomb or Dividend? A Comparative Empirical Study
Presenter: Mesfin Mulugeta Woldegiorgis
Discussant: Mumtaz Anwar

Youth’s Policy Preferences: Loyalty or Rationality?
Presenter: Mumtaz Anwar
Co-Author(s): Malhi, Fareena N; Ahsan, Humna
Discussant: Muhammad Nawaz

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

Economic Development II

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

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

The Unintended Consequences of Post-Disaster Policies for Spatial Sorting
Presenter: Eunjee Kwon
Co-Author(s): Henkel, Marcel; Magontier Pierre
Discussant: Youwei Xing

The Political Distribution of Erie Canal Construction
Presenter: Youwei Xing
Discussant: Jeremy Horpedahl

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

Public Schools, Crime and Insurance

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President

Compensation Differential for Superintendents in Violent Districts
Presenter: Danielle Zanzalari
Co-Author(s): Angela Dills, Kurt Rotthoff
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

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

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