Economic Experts on Public Procurement Meet in Mannheim for the Fourth Time

On 27 and 28 October, 2022, the fourth edition of the ZEW Workshop “Economics of Public Procurement” took place at the premises of ZEW Mannheim. This year's edition was jointly organized with the University of Turku and the VATT Institute for Economic Research.

The event provides an annual stage for frontier research on the economic analysis of public procurement by bringing together in Mannheim empirical and theoretical economists active in this area with different backgrounds. Around 20 participants from Europe and Overseas gathered this time. The format consisted of nine presentations, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the audience. Topics ranged from the reverse auction design and the implications of contract renegotiation to the analysis of the role of buyers and competition policies. Find more information about the fourth “Economics of Public Procurement” Workshop on the event webpage.