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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Richard Boylan
Professor
Professor of Economics
 
e-mail:rboylan@rice.edu
 
Primary Department
   Department of Economics
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Research Areas
 Political economy, law and economics, game theory.
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Richard Boylan "Is there a deadweight loss of politics in public service provision?." In Revision

 
 

Richard Boylan "Power to the People: Does Ownership Type Influence Electricity Service?." Journal of Law and Economics, 59: 441-476.

 
 

Richard Boylan "The impact of the Voting Rights Act on city electoral rules and finances." In Progress

 
 

Richard Boylan and Dru Stevenson "The Impact of District Elections on Municipal Pensions and Investment." Submitted

 
 

Richard Boylan and Vivian Ho "Revenue swings and the provision of health, welfare, education, and government services ." National Tax Journal (conditionally accepted)In Revision

 
 

Richard Boylan and Naci Mocan "Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization (2014)." 

 
 

Richard Boylan "The Effect of Punishment Severity on Plea Bargaining, Journal of Law and Economics (2012)." In Press

 
 

Boylan, Richard "Political Distortions in State Forecasts." Public Choice (2008)

 
 

Boylan, Richard with Simon Grant "Incorporating Fairness in Generalized Games of Matching Pennies (2008)." International Journal of Economic TheoryIn Press

 
 Articles
 

Boylan, Richard "What do Prosecutors Maximize? Evidence from the Careers of U. S. Attornerys." American Law and Economics Review

 
Presentations
 Conference Paper
 

American Law and Economics Association annual meetings, Harvard Law School

 
 

LEC PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE FOR PROFESSORS ON SOLVING THE PUBLIC PENSION CRISIS, George Mason University Law Schools

 
 

11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Duke Law School

 
 

"Is there a deadweight loss of politics in public service provision? Annual Conference of The International Society for New Institutional Economics (Harvard University)." (6/20/2015)

 
 Invited Papers
 

"Conference on empirical legal studies, Berkley, Power to the People: Does Ownership Type Influence Electricity Service?." (11/8/2014)

 
 

American Law and Economics Association, Twenty-Third Annual Meeting, May 17-18, 2013
Vanderbilt University Law School

 
 

"Presenter, The Effect of Punishment Severity on Plea Bargaining, American Law and Economics Association annual meeting, Columbia Law School." (5/19/2011)

 
 

Presenter.  "Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform." NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC SUMMER INSTITUTE 2009, Boston. (7/23/2009)

 
 

"The Effects of Judge-Characteristics on Sentencing." Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, (November 19, 2006)

 
 

"The Effects of Judge-Characteristics on Sentencing." American Law and Economics Association Annual Conference, (May 6, 2006)

 
 

"Fiscal Federalism and the War on Drugs." American Economic Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (January 9, 2005)

 
 Invited Talks
 

"Presenter, Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, New Orleans." (11/16/2012)

 
 

"Co-author presented Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform, American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting, Princeton." (May)

 
 

"Co-author presented Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform, Annual Conference of the Association for Public Economic Theory, Istanbul." (June)

 
 

Co-author presented paper.  "Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform." 1st Bonn & Paris Workshop on Law and Economics, Paris, France. (9/25/2009)

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

"Is there a deadweight loss of politics in public service provision? Keynote Speaker at International Workshop on Economic Analysis of Institutions, Xiamen, China, May 2015." (5/16/2015)

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

"Presentation at South Texas College of Law, Power to the People: Does Ownership Type Influence Electricity Service?." (11/14/2014)

 
 

"Presenter,  States' responses to fiscal droughts and riches, University of Florida." (October)

 
 

"Presenter,  States' responses to fiscal droughts and riches, University of Washington." (October)

 
 

Presenter.  "States' responses to shortfalls and windfalls." Economics seminar series, Tulane University. (3/4/2010)

 
 

"Judicial Discrimination." Department of Economics, University of Colorado, (March 2, 2007)

 
 

"The Effects of Judge-Characteristics on Sentencing." Department of Economics, University of Kentucky, (March 7, 2006)

 
 Workshops
 

Presenter.  "Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform." American Economic Association Meetings, Atlanta. (1/3/2010)

 
 

"Presenter, States' responses to shortfalls and windfalls." Economics seminar series, LSU. (3/5/2010)

 
 

Presenter.  "Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform." Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, USC. (11/21/2009)

 
Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Nguyen Nguyen, Ph.D. Institution and Development Evidence from Vietnam. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

 David Goodman, Ph.D. The Legislative Politics of Party Competition:. (2009) (Thesis Committee Member)

 MEVLUDE AKBULUT-YUKSEL, Ph.D. “Long-Term Effects of Shocks Experienced in Early Childhood”. (2009) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Levent Kutlu, Ph.D. "Market Power and Efficiency: A Dynamic Approach" . (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Michael Naaman, Ph.d On the Dynamics of Labor Supply with Home Production and Estimating Preferences with Case Based Utility Functions . (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Daina Chiba, Ph.D Procuring Peace after Prolonging War. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Naoko Matsumura, PhD The Effects of Foreign Audiences in International Dispute Settlements. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Ibrahim Baris Esmerok , Ph.D. Three Essays on Rationing, Matching, and Scheduling. (2015) (Thesis Director)

 Jerome Dugan, Ph.D. Essays on Healthcare Access, Use, and Cost Containment. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Jeffrey Lash, MA Master's thesis. (Thesis Director)

 Naoko Matsumura, The Effects of Foreign Audiences in International Dispute Settlements. (Thesis Committee Member)

 Devin Garcia, Examination of the Relationship Between Competition and Innovation: Toward a Robust Approach. (Thesis Committee Member)