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dc.contributor.authorCOVIELLO, Decio
dc.contributor.authorMARINIELLO, Mario
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-23T10:40:50Z
dc.date.available2008-01-23T10:40:50Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.issn1725-6704
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/7861
dc.description.abstractCalls for tenders are the natural devices to inform bidders, thus to enlarge the pool of potential participants. We exploit discontinuities generated by the Italian Law on tender's publicity to identify the effect of enlarging the pool of potential participants on competition in public procurement auctions. We show that most of the effects of publicity are at regional and European level. Increasing tenders' publicity from local to regional determines an increase in the number of bidders by 50% and an extra reduction of 5% in the price paid by the contracting authority; increasing publicity from national to European has no effect on the number of bidders but it determines an extra reduction of 10% in the price paid by the contracting authority. No effect is observed when publicity is increased from regional to national. Finally, we relate measures of competition to ex-post duration of the works finding a negative correlation between duration and the number of bidders or the winning rebate.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuropean University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI ECOen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2008/04en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectD02en
dc.subjectD44en
dc.subjectC31en
dc.subjectL11en
dc.subjectPublic Procurement Auctionsen
dc.subjectPublicityen
dc.subjectRegression Discontinuityen
dc.subjectDuration Analysisen
dc.titleDoes Publicity Affect Competition? Evidence from Discontinuities in Public Procurement Auctionsen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.neeo.contributorCOVIELLO|Decio|aut|
dc.neeo.contributorMARINIELLO|Mario|aut|
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