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Day: 7/5/2007

PET07 Vanderbilt Conference Program
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Each paper is alloted 25 minutes for presentation with 5 minutes left over for questions. If you are the last speaker of the session, please serve as the session chairman and do your best to help your fellow speakers maintian the schedule.


10:00 am – 12:00 pm   Registration
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm   Jack Daniel Distillery Tour
Special trip to Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg TN. Buses leave from circular drive in front of Kirkland Hall. This is included in the registration, but reservations are required.
Circular Drive in Front of Kirkland Hall
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm   Registration
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm   Welcoming Reception
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
Day: 7/6/2007

Friday, July 6, 2007
8:00 am – 12:45 pm   Registration
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
8:00 am – 9:00 am   Coffee
Coffee, tea, bagels, and light snacks
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Parallel Sessions 1
Causes and Consequences of Household Sorting in Local Economies Wilson 112
Stephen M. Calabrese : Session Chairman
Charles A.M. de Bartolome (University of Colorado)
Stephen L. Ross (University of Connecticut)
“The race to the suburb and back: the location of the poor in a metropolitan area””
Stephen M. Calabrese (Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar Campus)
Tiebout Sorting and Inefficiency
Francisco Martinez Mora (University of Leicester)
Categorical-aid to poor schools: a tide that lifts all boats?.
Applications of Network Theory Wilson 113
Michael McBride : Session Chairman
Myeonghwan Cho (Pennsylvania State University)
Endogenous Formation of Networks for Local Public Goods
Oya Pinar Ardic (Bogazici University)
Fikret Adaman (Bogazici University)
Didem Tuzemen (University of Maryland, College Park)
Network effects in risk sharing and credit market access: Evidence from Istanbul
Michael McBride (UC Irvine)
Position-specific Information in Social Networks: Are You Connected?
Lobbying and Voting and Public goods Wilson 126
Pavel Diev : Session Chairman
Francesco Sobbrio (University of Southern California)
Indirect Lobbying and Media Bias
Diana Sonntag (Department of Economics Chemnitz University of Technology)
“Financing vaccine research in developing countries- A public good approach”
Pavel Diev (Banque de France and GREQAM)
Christophe Deissenberg (GREQAM)
Bargaining in voting and efficiency of voting rules
Mechanisms and Games Wilson 127
Wolfgang Gick : Session Chairman
Ruben Juarez (Rice University)
Group strategy-proof in the commons problem
Antonio Romero Medina (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Cesar Alonso Borrego (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Matteo Triossi (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Converging to Efficiency: the Ramón y Cajal Program Experience
Wolfgang Gick (Department of Economics, Dartmouth College)
Two experts are better than one
Aggregation Models Wilson 120
Burak Can : Session Chairman
Murat Ali Cengelci (University of Minnesota)
M. Remzi Sanver (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Embracing Liberalism for Collective Identity Determination
Remzi Sanver (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Ozer Selcuk (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Sophisticated Preference Aggregation
Burak Can (Bilgi University)
Remzi Sanver (Bilgi University)
Stereotype formation as trait aggregation
Behavioral Game Theory and Experiments Wilson 121
Stefan Dodds (Carleton University)
Hiding, Seeking, and the Evolution of Privacy Behavior
Esteban Klor (The Hebrew University)
Moses Shayo (The Hebrew University)
Social identity and preferences over redistribution
Myrna Wooders (Vanderbilt University )
Edward Cartwright (University of Kent)
Conformity, equity and correlated equilibrium
Education Economics 2 Wilson 122
Buly Cardak : Session Chairman
Robert Fenge (Ifo Institute and CESifo)
Financing Higher Education and Mobility
Marisa Hidalgo (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)
Guadalupe Valera (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)
The nature of university prestige: research, teaching and money
Buly Cardak Dr (La Trobe University)
Chris Ryan (RSSS, Australian National University)
Why are high ability individuals from poor backgrounds under-represented at university?
10:30 am – 10:45 am   Coffee Break
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Parallel Sessions 2
Taxation 2 Wilson 112
Paul Pecorino : Session Chairman
Laurent Simula (EHESS, PSE and GREQAM-IDEP)
Optimality Conditions and Comparative Static Properties of Optimal Nonlinear Income Taxes Revisited
Paul Pecorino (University of Alabama)
Monopolistic Competition, Growth and Public Good Provision
Political Economy 2 Wilson 113
Jeremy Jay Jackson : Session Chairman
John W Patty (Harvard University)
A theory of “stovepiping”
Anna Rubinchik (Univ of CO at Boulder)
Ideological Divide within the Cabinet and Public Spending
Jeremy Jackson (Washington University in St. Louis)
A Legislative Bargaining Approach to Earmarked Public Expenditures
Regional Science and Urban Economics Wilson 126
Carl Gaigné : Session Chairman
Katherine Cuff (McMaster University)
Nicolas Marceau (UQAM)
Tenancy Default, Excess Demand and the Rental Market
Olaf Muenster (University of Passau, Germany)
Michael Pflueger (University of Passau, DIW Berlin, IZA)
Dual income taxation and the location of industry
Nelly Exbrayat (CREUSET, University of Saint-Etienne)
Carl Gaigné (INRA-ESR Rennes)
Stéphane Riou (CREUSET, University of Saint-Etienne)
Trade integration, strategic tax policy and labour market regime.
International Economics 2 Wilson 127
Hubert Kempf : Session Chairman
Ben Zissimos (Vanderbilt University)
The Structure and Performance of the World Market in a Cobb-Douglas Example
Benjamin Bridgman (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
Do Intangible Assets Explain High U.S. Foreign Direct Investment Returns? The Role of Multinational Taxes
Hubert Kempf (EUREQua, Universite Paris-1)
Leopold von Thadden (European Central Bank)
Policy interactions among nations: when do cooperation and commitment matter?
Stable Networks Wilson 120
Vincent Vannetelbosch : Session Chairman
Willemien Kets (CentER, Tilburg University)
Continuity of beliefs in network games
Ana Mauleon (FNRS and CEREC, FUSL and CORE, UCL)
Vincent Vannetelbosch (FNRS and CORE, UCL)
Wouter Vergote (CEREC, FUSL and CORE, UCL)
Farsightedly Stable Matching
Vincent Vannetelbosch (CORE, University of Louvain)
Ana Mauleon (FNRS and FUSL)
Jean François Caulier (FUSL)
Contractually Stable Networks
Strategic Games and Decisions Wilson 121
Anne Van den nouweland : Session Chairman
Taiji Furusawa (Hitotsubashi University)
Hideo Konishi (Boston College)
Contributing or Free-Riding? A Theory of Endogenous Lobby Formation
Mordechai Elazar Schwarz (The Open University of Israel)
Time consistency and fertility decisions
Anne van den Nouweland (Universities of Melbourne and Oregon)
Interval values for strategic games in which players cooperate
Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability Wilson 122
Thomas Seegmuller : Session Chairman
Nicolas L. DROMEL (CREST and Universite de la Mediterranee (GREQAM-IDEP))
Fiscal policy, maintenance allowances and macroeconomic (in)stability
Leonor Modesto (FCEE-Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
Teresa Lloyd-Braga (FCEE-Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
Thomas Seegmuller (CES and CNRS)
Tax rate variability and public spending as sources of indeterminacy
Thomas Seegmuller (University Paris 1, CNRS)
Market Imperfections and Endogenous Fluctuations: a General Approach
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm   Lunch Break
See the list of local restaurants.
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Parallel Sessions 3
Taxation 4 Wilson 112
Maria Dolores Navarro Bergas : Session Chairman
Alan I. Blankley (Accounting Department, UNC at Charlotte)
Stanislav Radchenko (Economics Dept., UNC at Charlotte)
Benjamin Russo (Economics Dept., UNC at Charlotte)
Dividend Taxes versus Dividend Payouts: New Evidence
Leslie J. Reinhorn (University of Durham)
A theory of optimal government waste
Maria Dolores Navarro Bergas (IDEA program at UAB )
Optimal taxation in presence of tax evasion.
Political Economy 3 Wilson 113
Chris Ellis : Session Chairman
Christopher Cotton (Cornell University)
Informational lobbying and competition for access
Michael Stroup (Stephen F. Austin State University)
Charting the Changes in Federal Income Tax Progressivity: Comparing the Reagan and Bush Tax Cuts
Chris Ellis (University of Oregon)
John Fender (University )
Democratic Errors
Coalitions and Education Wilson 126
Sinan Sarpça : Session Chairman
Ipek Özkal-Sanver (Bilgi University)
Duygu Salar (Bilgi University)
Coalitional stability and efficiency of partitions in matching problems
Ioana Schiopu (Indiana University)
Calin Arcalean (Indiana University)
Public-private input substitution and growth in a two-stage education system
Eric Hanushek (Stanford University)
Sinan Sarpca (Koc Universitesi)
Kuzey Yilmaz (Koc Universitesi)
School Choice: Traditional Mechanisms and Extending the Poor”s Ability to Choose
Macro-Dynamics Wilson 127
Katsufumi Fukuda : Session Chairman
Keshab Bhattarai Dr. (Lecturer in Economics)
Why Fuel Poverty? Dynamics of Income and Expenditure of Households in Yorkshire England
Tom Skladzien (washington university in st louis)
Strategic Interaction between Corupt Governments in a Growth Model.
Katsufumi Fukuda (Kobe University)
A Scale Invariant Endogenous Growth Model With Scientific Advances
Macroeconomics of Committment, Education and Inequality Wilson 121
Yusuke Kinai : Session Chairman
Bernhard Eckwert (Bielefeld University)
Private investment in higher education: comparing alternative funding schemes
Radhika Lahiri (Queensland University of Technology)
Jayne Dillon (Queensland Treasury)
Concerning Kuznets Curves, Persistent Inequality, Inflation, and Redistribution
Yusuke Kinai (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)
The optimal degree of commitment in a tax policy
Topics in Game Theory Wilson 122
Vicki Knoblauch : Session Chairman
Mordechai E. Schwarz (The Open University of Israel)
Ronen Bar-El (The Open University of Israel)
Be Nice, Suffer Twice: Morality, Myopia, Hyperbolic Discounting and Terrorism
John Wooders (University of Arizona)
Diego Moreno (Carlos III)
Decentralized Trade Mitigates the Lemons Problem
Vicki Knoblauch (University of Connecticut)
Marriage Matching: A Conjecture of Donald Knuth
3:20 pm – 4:50 pm
Parallel Sessions 4
Hedonic, Endogenous, and Social Games Wilson 112
Roger Lagunoff : Session Chairman
Effrosyni Diamantoudi (Concordia University, Department of Economics)
Noncooperative Formation of Coalitions in Hedonic Games
John Conley (Vanderbilt University)
William Neilson (University of Tennesee, Knoxville)
Endogenous Games, Cultural Integrity, and the Coexistence of Conventions
Roger Lagunoff (Georgetown University)
Luca Anderlini (Georgetown University)
Dino Gerardi (Yale University)
Social memory and evidence from the past
Political Economy 4 Wilson 113
Mike Felgenhauer : Session Chairman
Tim Lohse (Leibniz University Hannover)
When will workfare work? An optimal tax perspective
Sajal Lahiri (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
Satya P Das (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre)
Visa Screening and Collateral Import of Terrorism
Mike Felgenhauer (Mannheim University)
Biased informative lobbying: targets and timing
Spatial Economics and Segragation Wilson 126
Oscar Volij : Session Chairman
Bernard CORNET (University of Kansas and Paris School of Economics)
Spatial economies: a general equilibrium approach
Oscar Volij (Ben Gurion University and Iowa State University)
David Frankel (Iowa State University)
Measuring Segregation
Federation, Deficit and Disaster Wilson 127
Hubert Kempf : Session Chairman
Timothy Goodspeed (Hunter College)
Andrew Haughwout (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
On the Optimal Design of Disaster Insurance in a Federation
Marie-Laure Breuillé (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB))
Tradable Deficit Permits: A Way to Ensure Sub-National Fiscal Discipline?
Hubert Kempf (Centre d”economie de la Sorbonne, Universite Paris-1 Pantheon-Sorbonne)
Jean-Pierre Vidal (European Central Bank)
Is fiscal autonomy desirable in a fiscal federation?
Allocations and Games and Structure Wilson 115
Stergios Athanassoglou : Session Chairman
Hatice Ozsoy (Rice University)
A Characterization of Bird”s Rule
Michael Jerison (SUNY Albany)
Testing for structure in general equilibrium models
Jay Sethuraman (Columbia University)
Stergios Athanassoglou (Columbia University)
House allocation with fractional endowments
Development Economics Wilson 120
santi sanchez : Session Chairman
Seunghan Yoo (Cornell University)
Petty Corruption
alexandru minea (University of Orleans)
patrick villieu (University of Orleans)
Long-Run monetary and fiscal policy trade-off in an endogenous growth model with transaction costs
Santiago Sanchez-Pages (University of Edinburgh)
The Emergence of Institutions
Non-cooperative Games and Contracting Wilson 121
Latchezar Popov : Session Chairman
Robert Chambers (University of Maryland, College Park)
Tigran Melkonyan (University of Maryland, College Park)
Contracting and Regulatory Policy Design in an Uncertain World
simon wilkie (usc)
Contract Renegotiation and Arbitration Design : The case of “Must See” Television
Latchezar Popov (University of Iowa)
Stochastic costly state verification and dynamic contracts
Human Capital, Welfare and Growth Wilson 122
Cuong Le Van : Session Chairman
Patrick Musso (GREDEG (CNRS & University of Nice))
Investment-Specific Technological Change, Capital Obsolescence and Productivity Dynamics
C. Emre Alper (Bogazici University)
Oya Pinar Ardic (Bogazici University)
Ayse Mumcu (Bogazici University and University Of Pennsylvania)
Ismail Saglam (Bogazici University and MIT)
The welfare effects of government”s preferences over spending and its financing
CUONG LE VAN (Unversity Paris 1, CNRS, CES)
New Technology, Human Capital and Growth for Developing Countries.
4:50 pm – 5:10 pm   Afternoon Break
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
5:10 am – 6:00 pm    Plenary Session 1
Plenary Session with Douglas Bernheim
Cuong Le Van : Session Chairman
Douglas Bernheim (Stanford University)
Antonio Rangel (CalTech)
Beyond Revealed Preference: Choice Theoretic Foundations for Behavioral Welfare Analysis
Wilson Hall Auditorium (103)
6:10 pm – 7:45 pm   Reception
Wine and light snacks
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
Day: 7/7/2007

Saturday, July 7, 2007
8:00 am – 11:00 am   Registration
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
8:00 am – 9:00 am   Morning Coffee
Coffee, Tea, Rolls and light snacks
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Parallel Session 5
Taxation 5 Wilson 112
Luca Spataro : Session Chairman
William D. Bryant A/Prof (Macquarie University)
Irreducibility, taxes and the existence of equilibrium
Sheikh T Selim (Cardiff University)
Optimal Capital Income Taxation in a Two Sector Economy
Luca Spataro (Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, University of Pisa, Italy)
Valeria De Bonis (Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, University of Pisa, Italy)
Migration, social discounting and capital income taxation
Political Economy 5 Wilson 113
Piergiuseppe Fortunato : Session Chairman
Johannes Munster (Free U Berlin and WZB)
Repeated contests with asymmetric information
Arnaud Dellis (University of Hawai”i – Manoa)
Would letting people vote for several candidates yield policy moderation?
Piergiuseppe Fortunato (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs)
Matteo Cervellati (University of Bologna)
Uwe Sunde (IZA Bonn)
Consensual and Conflictual Democratization
Dynamics, Risk Sharing, and Expectations Wilson 120
M.C. Sunny Wong : Session Chairman
Luciano G. Greco (University of Padua)
Enhanced Intergenerational Risk-Sharing with Unbalanced Social Security
Paul Shea (University of Oregon)
Red herrings and revelations: the destabilizing and stabilizing effects of economic theory
M.C. Sunny Wong (University of San Francisco)
Melody Lo (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Jim Granato (University of Houston)
The diffusion of inflation expectations: theory and evidence
Public Goods 2 Wilson 126
Barbieri Stefano (Department of Economics – Tulane University)
David A. Malueg (Department of Economics – Tulane University)
Private provision of a discrete public good: efficient equilibria in the private-information contribution game
Shlomit Hon-Snir (Department of Economics, The Max Stern Academic Colloge of Emek Yezreel,ISRAEL)
Benyamin Shitovitz (Department of Economics, Haifa University,ISRAEL)
Menahem Spiegel (Department of Finance and Economics, Rutgers,NJ, USA)
On the uniqueness of bayesian equilibrium in a pure public good economy
Fan-chin Kung (City University of Hong Kong)
“Voluntary Contributions to Multiple Public Goods in a Production Economy with Widespread Externalities”
Governance and Institutions Wilson 115
Amrita Dhillon : Session Chairman
Ana Espinola-Arredondo (University of Pittsburgh)
Free-riding and cooperation in environmental games
Ana Hidalgo-Cabrillana (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Piergiuseppe Fortunato (Università di Bologna and UNDE-SA)
The determinants of governance
Amrita Dhillon (University of Warwick)
Jamele Rigolini (World Bank)
Development and the Interaction of Enforcement Institutions
Decision Making and Bounded Rationality Wilson 121
Paola Manzini : Session Chairman
Joerg Stoye (New York University)
Axioms for Minimax Regret Choice Correspondences
Jawwad Noor (Boston University)
Hyperbolic discounting and the standard model
Paola Manzini (Queen Mary, University of London)
Marco Mariotti (Queen Mary, University of London)
Two-stage boundedly rational choice procedures: theory and experimental evidence
Corruption, Voting and Public Capital Wilson 122
Chris Ellis : Session Chairman
Jayasri Dutta (University of Birmingham)
Toke S Aidt (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge)
Strategic Consensus: Performance Voting with Electoral Uncertainty
Shankha Chakraborty (University of Oregon)
Era Dabla-Norris (IMF)
Corruption and the Quality of Public Capital
John Fender (University of Birmingham)
Christopher Ellis (University of Oregon)
Public sector capital and the transition from dictatorship to democracy
10:30 am – 10:45 am   Morning Break
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Parallel Sessions 6
Taxation 6 Wilson 112
Michael Stimmelmayr : Session Chairman
Luca Micheletto (University of Milan)
Optimal nonlinear redistributive taxation and public good provision in an economy with Veblen effects
P Marcelo Oviedo (Iowa State University)
Shiva Sikdar (Iowa State University)
Optimal banking sector recapitalization
Michael Stimmelmayr (CES, University of Munich and CESifo)
Doina Radulescu (CES, University of Munich and CESifo)
Does Incorporation Matter? Quantifying the Welfare Loss of Non-Uniform Taxation Across Sectors
Political Economy 6 Wilson 113
Sven Feldmann : Session Chairman
Renee Bowen (Georgetown University)
Zaki Zahran (Georgetown University)
On Dynamic Compromise
Calin Arcalean (Indiana University Bloomington)
Rent-Seeking in Emerging Polities
Sven Feldmann (Northwestern University)
Information transmission through cheap talk in multiple dimensions without commitment
Fiscal Competition 1 Wilson 120
Marco Runkel : Session Chairman
John Hatfield (Stanford University, Graduate School of Business)
Revenue decentralization, the local income tax deduction, and the provision of public goods
Daniel Becker (University of Rostock)
Michael Rauscher (University of Rostock)
Fiscal competition in space and time: an endogenous-growth approach
Marco Runkel (University of Munich, Department of Economics)
Guttorm Schjelderup (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Finance)
Fiscal Autonomy under Formula Apportionment
Emperical Studies in Health,Transportation and Procurement Wilson 126
Sunyoung Park : Session Chairman
Waldemar Karpa (Univeristy of Paris 1)
The demand for private health care in Poland
Sunyoung Park (Seoul National University)
Sunyoung Park (Seoul National University)
Fair revenue sharing for public transportation system in Seoul metropolitan area
Voting Systems: What Information Should They Aggregate, and How? Wilson 115
Steven J. Brams Prof.: Session Chairman
Marc Kilgour (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Steven Brams (New York University)
Remzi Sanver (Istanbul Bilgi University)
A Minimax Procedure for Electing Committees
M. Remzi Sanver (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Social choice based on approval and preference
M. Remzi Sanver (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Steven J. Brams Prof. (New York University)
Voting systems that combine approval and preference
Common Agency Games Wilson 121
Andrea Attar (IDEI, University of Toulouse I)
Incentives and competition under moral hazard
Huanxing Yang (Ohio State University)
Lixin Ye (Ohio State University)
Nonlinear Pricing, Contract Variety, and Competition
Paulo Monteiro (EPGE/FGV)
Frank Page (Indiana University)
Endogenous Mechanisms and Nash Equilibrium in Competitive Contracting Games
Regional Effect of Monetary Policy Wilson 122
Ying Liu : Session Chairman
Isabel Sabine Vansteenkiste (European Central Bank)
Regional housing market spillovers in the US: lessons from regional divergences in a common monetary policy setting
Michael Hanson (Welseyan University)
Does monetary policy help least those who need it most?
Ying Liu (Université de la Méditerranée)
Eric Girardin (GREQAM )
The Provincial Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks in China
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm   Lunch
See the list of nearby restaurants
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Parallel Sessions 7
Tax Evasion Wilson 112
michael Pickhardt. : Session Chairman
Martin Besfamille (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella)
Modernizing the IRS The Forgotten Anti-Evasion Action
Cécile Bazart (Université Montpellier I)
michael Pickhardt. (Chemnitz University of Technology)
Fighting Income Tax Evasion with Positive Rewards: Experimental Evidence
Campaign Spending, Media and Electoral Outcomes Wilson 113
Cesar Martinelli : Session Chairman
David K Levine (Washington University in St Louis)
Helios Herrera (ITAM)
Cesar Martinelli (ITAM)
Policy Platforms, Campaign Spending and Voter Participation
Steven Callander (Northwestern University)
A Theory of Policy Expertise
Dan Bernhardt (University of Illinois)
Stefan Krasa (University of Illinois)
Mattias Polborn (University of Illinois)
Political polarization and the electoral effects of media bias
Social Choice and Mechanisms Wilson 120
Larry Kranich : Session Chairman
Youngsub Chun (Department of Economics, Seoul National University)
Eun Jeong Heo (Department of Economics, University of Rochester )
Queueing problems with two parallel servers
Remzi Sanver (Bilgi University)
Ipek Ozkal-Sanver (Bilgi University)
Nash implementability of tournament solutions
Laurence Kranich (University at Albany, SUNY)
Dynamic Cost-Sharing
Local Public Goods and Coaltions Wilson 126
Richard Lowery : Session Chairman
Toshihiro Ihori (University of Tokyo)
Transfer of tax revenue and rent-seeking activity: An appraisal of Japan”s fiscal decentralization
marc BAUDRY (Universite de Rennes 1 & CREM (UMR CNRS 6211))
“Assessing the redistributive effects of local public investments and the property tax incidence”
Richard Lowery (Carnegie Mellon University)
Social capital as economic overlap
Social Security 1 Wilson 115
Michael Kaganovich : Session Chairman
Bertrand Wigniolle (CES, Université de Paris I)
Pascal Belan (LEN université de Nantes)
Political economy of social security with endogenous preferences
Chung Quang Tran (Indiana University)
On the Impact of Extending the Coverage of Social Security in Developing Countries
Michael Kaganovich (Indiana University)
Itzhak Zilcha (Tel Aviv University)
Alternative pension systems and growth
Public Goods, Coalitions, and Education Wilson 121
Courtney LaFountain : Session Chairman
Sinan Sarpca (Koc Universitesi)
Specialization in higher education
Jan Schnellenbach (University of Heidelberg..)
The Impact of Referendums on the Centralisation of Public Good Provision: A Political Economy Approach
Courtney LaFountain (The University of Texas at Arlington)
Core equivalence for residential land use models
Externalities, Taxation and Public Goods Wilson 122
Rüdiger Pethig : Session Chairman
Emanuela Randon (University of Bologna-Department of Economics)
Peter Simmons Professor (Department of Economics-University of York)
Strategic consumption complementarities: can price flexibility eliminate inefficiencies and instability?
Paul Healy (The Ohio State University)
Equilibrium Participation in Public Goods Allocations
Thomas Eichner (University of Siegen)
Ruediger Pethig (University of Siegen)
Efficient CO2 emissions control with national emissions taxes and international emissions trading
3:20 pm – 4:50 pm
Parallel Sessions 8
Taxation 8 Wilson 112
Matthias Wrede (RWTH Aachen University)
Distortive wage tax and commuting subsidies
Mathias Hungerbühler (University of Namur)
On the Optimality of a Minimum Wage: New Insights from Optimal Tax theory
Yukihiro Nishimura (Yokohama National University and Queen”s University)
On Equity-First and Efficiency-First Principles in Production Economies and Its Application to Optimal Taxation
Politics and Mechanisms Wilson 113
Juan C Carbajal-Ponce : Session Chairman
Emmanuelle TAUGOURDEAU (CNRS, CES, University of Paris 1)
Marie-Laure BREUILLE (ZWB, Berlin)
Thierry MADIES (University of Fribourg)
Fiscal Federalism and Soft Budget Constraint: Does the nature of public spending matter?
Christian Lessmann (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
Gunther Markwardt (Dresden University of Technology)
One Size Fits All? Decentralization, Corruption, and Development
Juan C Carbajal-Ponce (Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis)
On the uniqueness of Groves Mechanisms
Social Choice 1 Wilson 120
Jean Mercier ythier : Session Chairman
mike Nwogugu (Self)
Tommy Andersson (Department of Economics, Lund University)
Weakly fair allocations and strategy-proofness
Jean Mercier Ythier (Université de Metz)
The aggregation of individual distributive preferences through the distributive liberal social contract: Normative analysis.
Coalition Theory Network Session Wilson 126
Yutaka Suzuki : Session Chairman
Eugenio Proto (Warwick University)
Enfranchisement, Intra-Elite Conflict and a Weak Median Voter
Sunghoon Hong (Seoul National University)
Youngsub Chun (Seoul National University)
Efficiency and stability in a model of wireless communication networks
Yutaka Suzuki (Hosei University)
Collusion in organizations and management of conflicts through job design and authority delegation
Industrial Organization 1 Wilson 115
Manfred Dix : Session Chairman
beatrice DUMONT (Universite de Rennes 1, CREM (UMR CNRS 6211) & College of Europe)
marc BAUDRY (Universite de Rennes 1 & CREM (UMR CNRS 6211))
Are IP rights correctly enforced? An econometric analysis of the outcome and duration of IPRs litigation.
Rogerio Mazali (Tulane University)
Brands as Status Symbols
Manfred Dix (Tulane University)
Ram Orzach (Oakland University)
Inventor”s quandary: In-house or start-up?
Tournaments, Games and Forecasting Wilson 121
Phil Curry : Session Chairman
Zaki Zahran (Georgetown University)
Discretion and Control in Organization Decision Making
Al Slivinski (University of Western Ontario)
“The public economics of forecasting and insurance”
Phil Curry (Simon Fraser Univeristy)
Steeve Mongrain (Simon Fraser University)
Deterrence in rank-order tournaments
Inequality and Crime Wilson 122
Rajiv Sethi : Session Chairman
James E. Foster (Vanderbilt University)
A class of chronic poverty measures
Rajiv Sethi (Barnard College, Columbia University)
Brendan O’Flaherty (Columbia University)
Endogenous Lethality and Preemptive Murder
Sam Bowles (Santa Fe Institute)
Glenn Loury (Brown University)
Rajiv Sethi (Barnard College, Columbia University)
Is Equal Opportunity Enough? A Theory of Persistent Group Inequality
4:50 pm – 5:10 pm   Afternoon Break
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
5:10 pm – 6:00 pm    Plenary Session 2
Plenary Session with Robin Boadway
Frank Page : Session Chairman
Robin Boadway (Queen”s University)
Optimal Tax Design And Enforcement With An Informal Sector
Wilson Hall Auditorium (103)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm   Conference Reception and Dinner
Conference reception and dinner at the Country Music Hall of Fame with live music. Buses leave from circular drive in front of Kirkland Hall in two waves. 6:10pm and 6:40pm. If you prefer or happen to miss the bus, it is about a 10-15 minute cab ride.
Country Music Hall of Fame
Day: 7/8/2007

Sunday, July 8, 2007
8:00 am – 9:00 am   Morning Coffee
Coffee, tea, roles and light snacks
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Parallel Sessions 9
Taxation 9 Wilson 112
Alan Krause : Session Chairman
Felix J Bierbrauer (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)
Collectively incentive compatible tax systems
Kersten Kellermann (University of Fribourg)
Fiscal Competition and a Potential Growth Effect of Centralization
Alan Krause (University of York)
A Tax Reform Analysis of the Laffer Argument
Fiscal Competition 2 Wilson 113
Maximilian von Ehrlich : Session Chairman
Ernesto Crivelli (Department of Economics-University of Bonn )
Christian Volpe Martincus (Inter-American Development Bank)
Horizontal and Vertical Tax Externalities in a Multicountry World
Nigar Hashimzade (University of Exeter)
Gareth D Myles (University of Exeter and Institute for Fiscal Studies)
Sirikamon Udompol (University of Exeter)
Why enter a tax sparing agreement?
Maximilian von Ehrlich (Center for Economic Studies at the University of Munich )
Robert Fenge (Ifo Institute and CESifo)
Matthias Wrede (RWTH Aachen University and CESifo)
Fiscal competition, convergence and agglomeration
Externalities Wilson 115
Rudy Santore : Session Chairman
Jean DE BEIR (University of Evry Val d”Essonne, EPEE)
Mouez FODHA (University of Paris 1, CES)
Francesco MAGRIS (University of Evry Val d”Essonne, EPEE)
Life cycle of products and Endogenous fluctuations
Fatih Karanfil (Galatasaray University, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Bilge Ozturk (Galatasaray University)
Optimal enforcement policy and firm”s decisions on R&D and emissions
Rudy Santore (University of Tennessee)
On the Efficient Siting of Noxious Facilities
Prices, Dynamics and Equilbrium Wilson 121
Stefano Bosi : Session Chairman
Michael D. S. Morris (Oklahoma State University)
Wei Xiao (State University of New York at Binghamton)
Increasing Returns and the Frequency of Price Changes
Nicolas Roys (University of Paris I, University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studie)
Optimal investment policy with fixed adjustment costs and irreversibility
Bosi Stefano (EQUIPPE (Lille 1), EPEE (Evry))
Seegmuller Thomas (CNRS (Sorbonne))
On the Ramsey Equilibrium with Heterogeneous Consumers and Endogenous Labor Supply
Savings, Incentives, and Intertemporal Decision Making Wilson 122
Zafer Akin : Session Chairman
Yutaka Suzuki (Faculty of Economics, Hosei University)
Monotonicity, equilibrium incentives, and efficiency in a dynamic model of hold up
Helmuth Cremer (University of Toulouse)
Dario Maldonado (Universidad del Rosario)
Designing a linear pension scheme with forced savings and wage heterogeneity
Zafer Akin (TOBB University of Economics and Technology)
Intertemporal decision making with present biased preferences
Trade, Immigration and Labor Wilson 120
Seppo Honkapohja (University of Cambridge)
Arja Turunen-Red (University of New Orleans)
Alan Woodland (University of Sydney)
Asymmetric trade integration and growth
Jose Luis Torres (Universidad de Malaga)
Pablo Revilla (Universidad P. Olavide)
Bernardo Moreno (Universidad de Malaga)
Formation of customs s with internal taxes and subsidies.
Teresa Lloyd-Braga (Universidade Católica Portuguesa-FCEE, Lisbon, Portugal)
Marta Aloi (University of Nottingham, UK)
National labor markets, international factor mobility and macroeconomic instability
10:30 am – 10:45 am   Morning Break
Main Lobby of Wilson Hall
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Parallel Sessions 10
Tax Incidence and Voting Wilson 112
Charles Blackorby Professor (University of Warwick, Dept of Economics)
Sushama M Murty Dr. (Univeristy of Warwick)
Unit versus ad valorem taxes: the private ownership of monopoly in general equilibrium
Doina Maria Radulescu (CES, University of Munich)
From Separate Accounting to Formula Apportionment: Analysis in a Dynamic Framework
Gareth D Myles (University of Exeter and Institute for Fiscal Studies)
Nigar Hashimzade (University of Exeter)
The paradox of voting with coalition formation
Inequality and Development Wilson 113
Daniel Tecle Haile : Session Chairman
Udo Ebert (University of Oldenburg)
Living standard, social welfare and the redistribution of income in a heterogeneous population
Jan Schumacher (University of Regensburg)
In-kind redistribution, altruism and relative income
Daniel Tecle Haile (Acadia University)
Genesis of Inequality Counts More than Inequality Per se.
Environmental Economics 2 Wilson 115
Geraldine Ducos : Session Chairman
Karen Pittel (ETH Zurich)
Sectoral Heterogeneity, Resource Depletion, and Directed Technical Change: Theory and Policy
Geraldine Ducos (INRA)
Pierre Dupraz (INRA)
The asset specificity issue in the private provision of environmental services: evidence from agro-environmental contracts
Public Goods and cooperative Production Wilson 121
Goksel Asan : Session Chairman
Sebastien Cochinard (University Paris 5 Rene Descartes (LIRAES) and Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne (CES))
Martial Foucault (University of Montreal and European University Institute (RSCAS))
Gregoire ROTA-GRAZIOSI (University of Clermont-Ferrand – CERDI)
Public Goods, Endogeneous Coalitions and Asymmetric Externalities
Luis C. Corchón (Univesidad Carlos III )
Carmen Beviá (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona )
Cooperative Production and Efficiency
Remzi Sanver (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Goksel Asan (Istanbul Bilgi University)
The Tiebout hypothesis under membership property rights
Imprecision, Consumption, and Rationality Wilson 122
William Neilson Professor: Session Chairman
Laurent Lamy (CREST-INSEE)
Order Independent Individual Rationality
Antonio D’Agata (University of Catania)
Conspicuous consumption foundations to consumer preferences
William Neilson (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Imprecise Preferences, WTA – WTP Disparities, and Impulse Shopping
Public Goods with spillovers Wilson 120
Luca Corazzini (Department of Economics – Bocconi University, Milan)
Ugo Gianazza (Department of Mathematics, University of Pavia)
Unequal Contribution from Identical Agents in a Local Interaction Model
Exbrayat Nelly (University of Saint-Etienne CREUSET FRE CNRS)
Madiès Thierry (University of Fribourg)
Riou stéphane (University of Saint-Etienne CREUSET FRE CNRS)
Trade integration, international public good spillovers and asymmetric tax competition
Unal Zenginobuz (Bogazici University)
Haldun Evrenk (Suffolk University)
Regulation through a revenue contest
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm   Lunch
See the list of nearby restaurants
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Parallel Sessions 11
Taxation 1 Wilson 112
John A Weymark : Session Chairman
Marco Sahm (LMU Munich)
Felix Bierbrauer (MPI Bonn and MIT)
Thomas Gaube (University of Vienna)
Optimal income taxation, public good provision and informative voting
Sam Allgood (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
The collective household, household production, and efficiency of marginal reforms
John A. Weymark (Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University)
Craig Brett (Department of Economics, Mount Allison University)
Optimal nonlinear taxation of income and savings in a two class economy
Public Choice Wilson 113
Michael Peress : Session Chairman
Jens Peter Siebel (University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern)
Budget deficit and redistribution
Michael Peress (University of Rochester)
The Spatial Model with Non-policy Factors: A Theory of Policy-Motivated Candidates
Environmental Economics 1 Wilson 115
Geum-Soo Kim (Hoseo University)
The Political Economy of an International Environmental Agreement
Dirk T.G. Rübbelke (Chemnitz University of Technology)
Vivekananda Mukherjee (Jadavpur University)
Global Climate Change, Technology Transfer and Trade with Complete Specialization
Emilson Silva (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Emissions Trading of Global and Local Pollutants, Pollution Havens and Free Riding
Regulation Wilson 121
Ken-Ichi Akao : Session Chairman
Biancini Sara (Université de Toulouse)
Regulating national firms in a common market
Tilman Klumpp (Emory University)
Xuejuan Su (Bates Wite LLC)
Open Access and Dynamic Efficiency
Ken-Ichi Akao (School of Social Sciences, Waseda University)
Shunsuke Managi (Faculty of Business Administration, Yokohama National University)
Tradable Permit System in an Intertemporal Economy
Bargaining Theory Wilson 122
Harold Houba (VU University Amsterdam)
Quan Wen (Vanderbilt University)
Perfect Equilibria in a Negotiation Model with Different Time Preferences
Marco Mariotti (Queen Mary University of London)
Paola Manzini (Queen Mary University of London)
Two Stage Bargaining Solutions
Jean-François Caulier (Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis Brussels)
On the Measurement of Fragmentation
War, Pillage and Survival Wilson 120
James Jordan : Session Chairman
Massimo Morelli (Columbia Universtiy)
Matt O Jackson (Stanford University)
Strategic Militarization, Deterrence, and Wars Between Nations
Sandeep Baliga (Northwestern Unversity)
David O Lucca (Federal Reserve Board)
Tomas Sjostrom (Rutgers University)
Domestic Political Survival and International Conflict: Is Democracy Good for Peace?
Jim Jordan (Penn State)
Power and efficiency in pillage games
3:20 pm – 4:10 pm    Plenary Session 3
Plenary Session with Alessandro Lizzeri
Amrita Dhillon : Session Chairman
Alessandro Lizzeri (NYU)
Marciano Siniscalchi (Northwestern University)
Parental Guidance and Supervised Learning
Wilson Hall Auditorium (103)
Day: 7/9/2007

9:00 am – 11:00 pm   Trip to Graceland
Optional special trip to Memphis, TN to see Graceland (Platinum tour, lunch included), and Beal street, where you can get dinner on your own. Cost: $90 Reservations required
Circular Drive in Front of Kirkland Hall
Monday, July 9, 2007
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