PhotoAttribution 59th Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society

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

Saturday, March 12, 2022

7:00am – 8:00am

Room: Summit Foyer



8:00am – 9:30am

Political Economy of Economic Development

Session Chair: Daniel Bennett
Session Organizer: Daniel Bennett


Aid, Pressure Groups, and Reform
Presenter: Bonnie Wilson
Discussant: Ioana Petrescu


Does Democratic Maturity Explain the Environmental Policy Differences within the EU?
Presenter: Ioana Petrescu
Co-Author(s): Clara Volintiru
Discussant: Bonnie Wilson


Regional Economic Growth in the Russian Federation: Spatial Analysis with Economic Freedom
Presenter: Dennis Coates
Co-Author(s): Olga Demidova
Discussant: Gary Wagner


The Political Economy of State Economic Development Incentives: A Case of Rent Extraction
Presenter: Russell Sobel
Co-Author(s): Calcagno, Peter; Wagner, Gary
Discussant: Dennis Coates

Empirical and Computational Studies of Collective Choice

Session Chair: Shane Sanders
Session Organizer: Shane Sanders


Clustering of Votes in Real World Elections
Presenter: Nicholas Mattei
Co-Author(s): Ben Abramowitz; Simon Rey
Discussant: Nikhil Garg


Combatting Gerrymandering with Social Choice: the Design of Multi-member Districts
Presenter: Nikhil Garg
Co-Author(s): Wes Gurnee, David Rothschild, David Shmoys
Discussant: Nicholas Mattei


Borda Count and Majority Rule in a Forward Agenda
Presenter: Keith Dougherty
Co-Author(s): Robi Ragan
Discussant: Shane Sanders


Information, Conflict of Interest, and Vote Quality: A Natural Experiment
Presenter: Shane Sanders
Co-Author(s): Ehrlich, Justin; Potter, Joel
Discussant: Keith Dougherty

Pandemics Liberty and Covid 19 Historical and Legal Implications

Session Organizer: Ryan Yonk


Public Health For Sale! Privately Improving Welfare and Public Health
Presenter: Trey Carson
Discussant: Phil Magness


Pandemic Central Planning
Presenter: Phil Magness
Discussant: Jenin Younes


The Legal Issues Surrouding Covid 19 Policy
Presenter: Jenin Younes
Discussant: James Harrigan


The Presidency and Pandemics
Presenter: James Harrigan
Co-Author(s): Johanne Harrigan
Discussant: Ryan Yonk

Political Development, Violence, and Crime

Session Organizer: David Skarbek


Corruption and Property Rights in Russia: Evidence from the Commercial Court System
Presenter: Jordan Gans-Morse
Co-Author(s): David Szakonyi
Discussant: David Skarbek


The Legacies of Wartime Institutions after Rebel Victory
Presenter: Shelley Liu
Discussant: David Skarbek


Who is to Blame? Youth Crime and Attribution of Responsibility in Urban Mexico
Presenter: Omar García Ponce
Co-Author(s): Isabel Laterzo
Discussant: David Skarbek


From Cocaine to Avocados: Criminal Market Expansion and Violence
Presenter: Chelsea Estancona
Co-Author(s): Lucia Tiscornia
Discussant: David Skarbek

Trust and International Development

Session Chair: Carlos Scartascini
Session Organizer: Carlos Scartascini


TRUST The Key to Social Cohesion and Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean
Presenter: Carlos Scartascini
Co-Author(s): Philip Keefer


Voter Preferences, Electoral Promises, and the Composition of Public Spending
Presenter: Philip Keefer
Co-Author(s): Carlos Scartascini

Monetary Politics

Session Chair: Kevin Grier
Session Organizer: Kevin Grier


Political Biases at the Federal Reserve
Presenter: Bryan Cutsinger
Co-Author(s): William Luther
Discussant: Kevin Grier


Democracy, Dictatorship, and the Monetary Commons
Presenter: Louis Rouanet
Co-Author(s): Bryan Cutsinger
Discussant: Kevin Grier


Political Instability and the Demand for Money During Hyperinflation 
Presenter: Joshua Ingber
Co-Author(s): Louis Rouanet
Discussant: Kevin Grier


A Public Choice Account of Prompt Corrective Action
Presenter: Thomas Hogan
Co-Author(s): Bryan Cutsinger
Discussant: Kevin Grier

Downs

Session Chair: Michael Munger
Session Organizer: Michael Munger


Downs TBD 1
Presenter: William Shughart
Co-Author(s): Steven Brams
Discussant: Bernard Grofman


Downs TBD 2
Presenter: Bernard Grofman
Co-Author(s): Marianne Johnson
Discussant: Nicholas Miller


Downs TBD 3
Presenter: Nicholas Miller
Discussant: Michael Munger


Downs TBD 4
Presenter: Michael Munger
Discussant: William Shughart

Income Inequality

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Spatial income inequality in the United States
Presenter: Francisco Alberto Castellanos Sosa
Discussant: Vlad Tarko


Economic Freedom and Interstate Migration in the US
Presenter: Steven Brownell
Discussant: Wilson Law


Interpreting intergenerational mobility and inequality
Presenter: Wilson Law
Discussant: Protik Nandy


Exploring the effect of institutional quality on income inequality in the US: 2008-2019
Presenter: Protik Nandy
Co-Author(s): Beyhan,Zeynep
Discussant: Francisco Alberto Castellanos Sosa

Public Opinion, Protests and Violence

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Does Legal Freedom Satisfy?
Presenter: Niclas Berggren
Co-Author(s): Bjørnskov, Christian
Discussant: Georgios Melios


Weather to Protest: The Effect of Black Lives Matter Protests on the 2020 Presidential Election
Presenter: Georgios Melios
Co-Author(s): Klein Teeselink, Bouke
Discussant: Soeren Schwuchow


Transnational Diffusion of Identity Politics
Presenter: Soeren Schwuchow
Discussant: Niclas Berggren

Top-Down Governance

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Managing peak demand for electricity with nudges
Presenter: Rimvydas Baltaduonis
Co-Author(s): Jaraitė-Kažukauskė, Jūratė; Kažukauskas, Andrius
Discussant: Daniel Sutter


The End of Anonymity and the Future of Liberty
Presenter: Daniel Sutter
Discussant: William Peirce


Spontaneous order: the neglected insights of Henry George
Presenter: William Peirce
Discussant: Lookman Issa


Explaining Corruption in Environmental Impact Assessment Process: From a Public Choice Analysis Perspective
Presenter: Lookman Issa
Discussant: Rimvydas Baltaduonis


9:30am – 10:00am



11:20am – 11:30am


11:30am – 1:00pm

Platforms Pose a Problem for Regulating Industry Structure

Session Chair: Michael Munger
Session Organizer: Michael Munger


Populist Antitrust and Industrial Planning
Presenter: Babette Boliek
Discussant: Thomas Hazlett


Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission
Presenter: Thomas Hazlett
Discussant: Lynne Kiesling


The Political Economy of Digital Energy Platforms
Presenter: Lynne Kiesling
Discussant: Michael Munger


A Good Industrial Policy is Impossible
Presenter: Michael Munger
Discussant: Babette Boliek

Institutional Paradoxes, Failure, and Mistakes 3 - Honoring Bernard Grofman

Session Chair: Bonnie Wilson
Session Organizer: Marek Kaminski


State Pivotality and Battleground States in the U.S. Electoral College
Presenter: Zora Mihaley
Discussant: Keith Dougherty


The Congressional Apportionment Game
Presenter: Keith Dougherty
Discussant: Zora Mihaley


Redistricting: Squaring the Circle of Seemingly Incompatible Legal Standards
Presenter: Bernard Grofman
Discussant: Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard


Seats, governments and butterfly effects: The relative arbitrariness of social choices in a parliamentary democracy
Presenter: Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard
Discussant: Zora Mihaley

Pandemics Liberty and Public Choice

Session Organizer: Ryan Yonk


Monocentric Policy? Lessons from Covid 19 in Different
Presenter: Ryan Yonk
Co-Author(s): Amelia Janaskie
Discussant: Ravi Roy


Shared Mental Models and Covid 19 Policy
Presenter: Ravi Roy
Discussant: Peter Earle


Economic and Social Impacts of Covid-19 Response
Presenter: Peter Earle
Discussant: Nathan Goodman


After the Pandemic: The Long-Run Impact of Pandemics on Liberty
Presenter: Nathan Goodman
Discussant: Ryan Yonk

Faith, Religion, and Buchanan

Session Organizer: Bonnie Wilson


Discussion, Dictation, and Decisions Among Natural Equals
Presenter: Art Carden
Co-Author(s): Jaime Carini and Nathanael Snow
Discussant: Anthony Gill


Three to Get Married? Religious Marriage as a Cooperative Game
Presenter: Clara Jace
Discussant: Jeremy Jackson


Limits on Methodological Individualism
Presenter: Catherine Pakaluk
Co-Author(s): Michael Pakaluk
Discussant: Ennio Piano


What Should Economists and Theologians Do?: James Buchanan's Political Economy and Christian Anthropology
Presenter: Anne Bradley
Discussant: Art Carden

Applied Political Economy

Session Chair: Bryan Cutsinger
Session Organizer: Kevin Grier


A Theory of Social Praise
Presenter: Greg Caskey
Discussant: Wilson Whitener


Exploring Supply-Chain Network Formation: A Property Systems Approach 
Presenter: Zachary Kessler
Discussant: Chandler Reilly


The Political Economy of Rising Defense Costs in the United States 
Presenter: Chandler Reilly
Discussant: Zachary Kessler


Term Limits and Economic Freedom in the United States
Presenter: Wilson Whitener
Co-Author(s): Bryan Cutsinger
Discussant: Greg Caskey

Determinants and consequences of freedom

Session Chair: Christian Bjørnskov
Session Organizer: Christian Bjørnskov


The Economic Impact of a Major Corruption Scandal in China: The Case of Heilongjiang
Presenter: Yang Zhou
Co-Author(s): Alberto Batinti, Jaime Bologna Pavlik


Values, Beliefs and Opinions: How much do they matter for Economic Freedom
Presenter: Nabamita Dutta
Discussant: Ingemar Bengtsson


A Market for Citizenships – should Citizenship be Commodified?
Presenter: Ingemar Bengtsson
Discussant: Christian Bjørnskov


The Growth Consequences of Socialism
Presenter: Christian Bjørnskov
Co-Author(s): Andreas Bergh, Ludek Kouba
Discussant: Yang Zhou

Public Choice and Externalities: The Governance of Complex Social Dilemmas

Session Chair: Veeshan Rayamajhee
Session Organizer: Pablo Paniagua


Pollution in Economics
Presenter: Glenn Furton
Co-Author(s): Larry Eubanks
Discussant: Veeshan Rayamajhee


Coase, Buchanan, and the Ostroms on Externalities
Presenter: Veeshan Rayamajhee
Co-Author(s): Pablo Paniagua
Discussant: Vaughn Baltzly


Getting Clear on the Relation Between Public Goods and Externalities
Presenter: Vaughn Baltzly
Discussant: Glenn Furton


Managing Social and Economic Externalities: How Industrialization Led to the Rise of the Bureaucratic State
Presenter: Jan Vogler

Law and Economics

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Court Packing 
Presenter: Gor Mkrtchian
Co-Author(s): Justin Callais
Discussant: Brian Meehan


Marijuana Decriminalization and Traffic Stops
Presenter: Brian Meehan
Co-Author(s): Weitkamp, Jake
Discussant: Jieon Shim


Are Lawyers Effective State Legislators? Evidence from North Carolina
Presenter: Jieon Shim
Discussant: Slade Mendenhall


A Theory of Special Legislation and its Decline
Presenter: Slade Mendenhall
Co-Author(s): Justin Callais
Discussant: Gor Mkrtchian

The Welfare State

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


On the Political and Economic Determinants of Redistribution: Inequality, Ideology, or Religion?
Presenter: Gustavo de Souza
Discussant: Sarah Hakeem


GLOBALIZATION, DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL SPENDING IN PAKISTAN: A TIME-SERIES ANALYSIS, 1972-2018
Presenter: Sarah Hakeem
Co-Author(s): 1. Dr. Saghir Pervaiz Ghauri 2. Ms. Anum Hayat
Discussant: Anders Kärnä


Fairness, flexibility and the far right: Understanding the relationship between populism, social spending and labor markets
Presenter: Anders Kärnä
Co-Author(s): Bergh, Andreas
Discussant: Luke Petach


A Tullock Index for Assessing the Efficiency of Redistribution
Presenter: Luke Petach
Discussant: Gustavo de Souza

Teaching Public Choice

Session Chair: Adam Martin
Session Organizer: Adam Martin


Teaching Public Choice to Business School Freshmen
Presenter: Eric Alston
Discussant: Alicia Plemmons


Teaching Public Choice in Public Finance
Presenter: Alicia Plemmons
Discussant: Frank Stephenson


Teaching Public Choice in Law and Economics
Presenter: Frank Stephenson
Discussant: Ryan Yonk


Teaching Public Choice in Public Administration
Presenter: Ryan Yonk
Discussant: Eric Alston


1:00pm – 2:30pm

Room: Summit Ballroom E


2:40pm – 4:10pm

Public Goods

Session Chair: Paul Pecorino
Session Organizer: Paul Pecorino


An Examination of the Effect of Inequality on Lotteries for Funding Public Goods
Presenter: Christopher Oconnor
Co-Author(s): Li Zhang
Discussant: Paul Pecorino


Winners' Efforts in Multi-Battle Team Contests
Presenter: Stefano Barbieri
Co-Author(s): Marco Serena
Discussant: Christopher Oconnor


Public Good Provision with Pareto Improving Taxation
Presenter: Paul Pecorino
Discussant: Stefano Barbieri

Institutional Paradoxes, Failure, and Mistakes 2 - Honoring Nicholas Miller

Session Chair: Marek Kaminski
Session Organizer: Bonnie Wilson


Incumbent Vulnerability and Simpson's Paradox in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1952-2018
Presenter: John Cuffe
Co-Author(s): Bernard Grofman, Haotian Chen
Discussant: Steven Linder


Modelling the influence of campaign contributions and advertising on Presidential elections
Presenter: Maria Gallego
Discussant: Haotian Chen


By-mail voting and the primacy effect
Presenter: Steven Linder
Discussant: Maria Gallego


Is the Electoral College Biased Against Democrats?
Presenter: Nicholas Miller

Public Policy & Entrepreneurship

Session Organizer: Daniel Bennett


Do Targeted R&D Grants Towards Potential High-Growth Firms Increase Employment and Demand for High Human Capital Workers?
Presenter: Sven-Olov Daunfeldt
Co-Author(s): Daniel Halvarsson, Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall, Alexander McKelvie
Discussant: Michael Araki


Greasing the Wheels of Growth: Reduced Enforceability of Noncompete Agreements as an External Enabler of High-Growth Entrepreneurship
Presenter: Michael Araki
Co-Author(s): Daniel Bennett, Gary Wagner
Discussant: Sven-Olov Daunfeldt


Collusion and Informal Entrepreneurship in the Kentucky Moving Industry
Presenter: Fabian Diaz
Discussant: Boris Nikolaev


The Race and Rage Against the Machines: Are Robots a Source of New Venture Opportunities or a Blow to Entrepreneurial Confidence?
Presenter: Boris Nikolaev
Co-Author(s): Christopher Boudreaux, Daniel Bennett
Discussant: Fabian Diaz

The Political Economy of Crime and Punishment

Session Organizer: David Skarbek


Machine Gun Politics: Why Politicians Cooperate with Criminal Groups
Presenter: Jessie Bullock
Discussant: David Skarbek


Mano Dura: An Experimental Evaluation of Military Policing in Cali, Colombia
Presenter: Robert Blair
Co-Author(s): Michael Weintraub
Discussant: David Skarbek


Uprooting the Gang: Bargaining, Turf Warfare and Truce among Organized Criminal Groups
Presenter: Elena Barham
Co-Author(s): Sarah Daly
Discussant: David Skarbek


The Effect of Rents on Behavior: Evidence from Illegal Gold Mining in Peru
Presenter: Antonella Bandiera
Discussant: David Skarbek

Political Economy of State Economic Development

Session Organizer: Peter Calcagno


Location Choices of Entrepreneurs
Presenter: Donghyuk Kim
Discussant: Peter Calcagno


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Economic Development Incentives: The Case of District of Columbia
Presenter: Abraham Song
Discussant: Carlianne Patrick


The Distributional Effects of Targeted Economic Development Incentives
Presenter: Carlianne Patrick
Co-Author(s): Heather Stephens
Discussant: Nathan Jensen


Does Transparency Improve Public Policy? Causal Evidence from a Tax Incentive Transparency Initiative?
Presenter: Nathan Jensen
Co-Author(s): Calvin Thrall
Discussant: Donghyuk Kim

Economic Development and Computational Economics 

Session Chair: Kevin Grier
Session Organizer: Justin Callais


A New Economic Cybernetics: Computational Frameworks for Analyzing Institutions Applied to Behavioral Macroeconomic Models
Presenter: Zachary Kessler
Discussant: Israt Jahan


The Political Economy of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Presenter: Greg Caskey
Discussant: Nicholas Reinarts


Shelter in the Storm: The Role of Societal Trust in Mitigating the Deleterious Effects of Political Instability on Economic Development 
Presenter: Nicholas Reinarts
Discussant: Zachary Kessler


Can constitutional changes and economic freedom predict future economic performance? A machine learning approach
Presenter: Israt Jahan
Discussant: Greg Caskey

Democracy and Autocracy

Session Chair: Christian Bjørnskov
Session Organizer: Christian Bjørnskov


The impact of Chinese Aid on Democratic Values in Latin America
Presenter: Andreas Freytag
Co-Author(s): Miriam Kautz
Discussant: Stefan Kirkegaard Sløk-Madsen


From liberal to social institutional logics - How a failed state organization saved itself
Presenter: Stefan Kirkegaard Sløk-Madsen
Discussant: Andreas Freytag

Entangled Political Economy

Session Chair: Abigail Devereaux
Session Organizer: Abigail Devereaux


The limits of control in the face of accelerating growth: an entangled political economy perspective
Presenter: Abigail Devereaux
Discussant: Jonathan Plante


Norms, Institutions and Digital Veils of Ignorance Do Network Protocols Even Need Trust?
Presenter: Eric Alston
Discussant: Michelle Vachris


Unleashing the Fiscal Commons: How Public Debt Creates a Transitional Gains Trap
Presenter: Jonathan Plante
Discussant: Abigail Devereaux


Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Scotch Whisky Industry
Presenter: Michelle Vachris
Discussant: Eric Alston

Policy Entrepreneurship & Uncertainty

Session Organizer: Fernando D'Andrea


 Opportunity And Necessity Entrepreneurship: Do Linguistic Structures Matter?
Presenter: Nabamita Dutta
Co-Author(s): Thor Lienhard, Russell Sobel


Entrepreneurship & Policy-Derived Uncertainty
Presenter: Fernando D'Andrea


Socio-economic Status, Occupational Licensing and Firm Growth
Presenter: Shishir Shakya


Power, Institutional Uncertainty, and Entrepreneurship in China
Presenter: Qifan Chen
Co-Author(s): Mark Packard, Per Bylund

Bureaucracies and Legislatures

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


Monitoring of Bureaucracy as a Public Good
Presenter: Olga Shanks
Co-Author(s): Stratmann, Thomas
Discussant: Masami Imai


Local Economic Impacts of Legislative Malapportionment
Presenter: Masami Imai
Discussant: Christoph Vanberg


Legislative bargaining with private information
Presenter: Christoph Vanberg
Co-Author(s): David Piazolo
Discussant: Andranik Tangian


Apportionment, d'Hondt, Sainte-Lague and Discrete Optimization
Presenter: Andranik Tangian
Discussant: Olga Shanks


4:10pm – 4:20pm


4:20pm – 5:50pm

Public Choice Conundrums, Illusions, & Disappearing Acts

Session Chair: Anthony Gill
Session Organizer: Anthony Gill


The Libertarian Club Conundrum
Presenter: Anthony Gill
Discussant: Nathan Goodman


The grand (fiscal) illusion: property tax relief and educational spending in North Dakota
Presenter: Jeremy Jackson
Co-Author(s): Kole Nichols
Discussant: Anthony Gill


Whither the Will of the People?
Presenter: Cecil Bohanon
Discussant: Jeremy Jackson


Social Movements and the Market Process
Presenter: Nathan Goodman
Discussant: Cecil Bohanon

Institutional Paradoxes, Failure, and Mistakes 1 - Honoring Steven Brams

Session Chair: Marek Kaminski
Session Organizer: Bonnie Wilson


Primacy effects in open-list proportional representation systems
Presenter: Jarosław Flis
Co-Author(s): Marek Kaminski
Discussant: Ugurcan Evci


Choosing among the variety of proposed voting reforms
Presenter: Nicolaus Tideman
Discussant: Marek Kaminski


Shot in the Foot: Unintended Political Consequences of Electoral Engineering in the Turkish Parliamentary Elections in 2018
Presenter: Ugurcan Evci
Co-Author(s): Marek Kaminski
Discussant: Nicolaus Tideman


Reflection on Political Paradoxes
Presenter: Steven Brams

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

Session Chair: Arthur Denzau
Session Organizer: Ravi Roy


Mental Models and Public Policy in the Pandemic Era
Presenter: Ryan Yonk
Discussant: Ravi Roy


Institutional Change and the Importance of Understanding Shared Mental Models
Presenter: William Shughart
Co-Author(s): Diana Thomas
Discussant: Ryan Yonk


Shared Belief Systems, The Basic Space and the Constrained Nature of Rationality in Judging Institutions
Presenter: Michael Munger
Discussant: Ravi Roy

Constitutions, Organizations, and Governance

Session Chair: Kevin Grier
Session Organizer: Joshua Martin


Teachers’ Union Strength and School Reopening Decisions: Evidence from Connecticut during the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Presenter: Joshua Martin
Co-Author(s): Zachary Porreca 
Discussant: Israt Jahan


Do Constitutions Matter? A Causal Relationship between Constitutional Rights and Growth 
Presenter: Israt Jahan
Discussant: Henry Moncrieff


Political Survival and Military Spending 
Presenter: Henry Moncrieff
Discussant: Towhid Mahmood


Effects of Reference to Free Market & Market Competition in Constitution on Economic Freedom: A Causal Investigation
Presenter: Towhid Mahmood
Discussant: Joshua Martin

A Roundtable on Public Choice and Women

Session Chair: Roberta Herzberg
Session Organizer: Roberta Herzberg


Public Choice of Pandemics: Impacts on Women
Presenter: Roberta Herzberg
Discussant: Jeanne Hoffman


Work-Life Imbalance Heightened by Covid. The influence of Female Economists: Evidence from Nobel Laureates' Work
Presenter: Jeanne Hoffman
Discussant: Darwyyn Deyo


Remember the Ladies: Women Cited in the Nobel Prize Lectures in Economics From 1969 to 2008.
Presenter: Darwyyn Deyo
Discussant: Roberta Herzberg

Law and International Affairs 

Session Chair: Kevin Grier
Session Organizer: Justin Callais


Repression and International Trade: An Analysis of Chinese Trade with Islamic Countries 
Presenter: Greg Caskey
Co-Author(s): Justin Callais; Linan Peng 
Discussant: Gor Mkrtchian


Digital Piracy: Penalties and Deterrence 
Presenter: Justin Callais
Co-Author(s): Colin Harris 
Discussant: Greg Caskey


Natural Disasters and the Development of State Capacity: A Political Analysis 
Presenter: Silvio Livio Simonetti Neto
Co-Author(s): Vincent Miozzi 
Discussant: Justin Callais


Court Packing 
Presenter: Gor Mkrtchian
Co-Author(s): Justin Callais
Discussant: Silvio Livio Simonetti Neto

Corruption I

Session Chair: Naci Mocan
Session Organizer: Arye Hillman


The good, the bad, and the ugly: new evidence on alternative views of corruption
Presenter: Dominik Naeher
Co-Author(s): Željko Bogetić
Discussant: Annie Tubadji


Condoning corruption: who votes for corrupt political parties?
Presenter: Chandan Jha
Discussant: Michael Neugart


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


The collective action of inter-municipal procurement: turning political self-interest into incentive for collaboration
Presenter: Rein van Alebeek
Co-Author(s): Frank Bohn, Bart Voorn
Discussant: Dominik Naeher

Rent Seeking

Session Organizer: Public Choice Society President


The Insidious Effects of the Harvey Road Propositions: The Rent Creating and Extracting State in the Post-Keynesian Fiscal Commons
Presenter: Jonathan Plante
Discussant: Vitor Melo


Assessing the Relationship Between Rent-Seeking and Economic Growth: New Empirical Advances
Presenter: Vitor Melo
Discussant: Stephen Miller


The Effects of Washington's Minimum Wage Increases: A Synthetic Control Approach
Presenter: Stephen Miller
Co-Author(s): Alvernaz, Michael
Discussant: Magnus Hoffmann


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

Historical Political Economy

Session Chair: Ennio Piano
Session Organizer: Ennio Piano


The Best-Laid Plans: Subsidized Immigration in mid-19th Century French Algeria
Presenter: Theresa Finley
Discussant: Henry Thompson


Can Geography Explain Quebec's Historical Poverty?
Presenter: Louis Rouanet
Co-Author(s): Vincent Geloso
Discussant: Joshua Hendrickson


Taxation and National Defense, Revisited
Presenter: Joshua Hendrickson
Discussant: Louis Rouanet


Cosa Nostra Courts
Presenter: Henry Thompson
Discussant: Theresa Finley

Political Capitalism

Session Chair: Miklos Rosta
Session Organizer: Mehrdad Vahabi


Following Their Leaders: Political Preferences and Public Policy
Presenter: Randall Holcombe
Discussant: Judit Kalman


Unemployment Policy as Predation - Public Works Program in Hungary
Presenter: Judit Kalman
Discussant: Bálint Madlovics


Relational economics: from normatively to discretionally closed markets
Presenter: Bálint Madlovics
Discussant: Miklos Rosta


Predatory capitalism. Understanding property rights in hybrid regimes
Presenter: Miklos Rosta
Discussant: Randall Holcombe