Economics of Public Procurement

On November 4 and 5, 2021, the third 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 VATT Institute for Economic Research.

The event provided a forum for current, high quality research on the economic analysis of public procurement by bringing together empirical and theoretical economists from different backgrounds working in this area. The format consisted of four sessions, each with two presentations, followed by discussion and Q&A with the audience. Topics ranged from the efficient design of awarding mechanisms to the analysis of the role of competition and the evaluation of direct and indirect policies related to government purchases. Find more information about the third Economics of Public Procedurement Workshop on the ZEW website.