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Oriana Bandiera, Erica Bosio, Giancarlo Spagnolo 30 November 2021

Covid-19 has served as a global case study for increased discretion in public procurement, with governments worldwide making rules more flexible to increase spending, reduce the damage, and save lives. This CEPR eBook provides fascinating insights into the tension between rules and discretion in public procurement, including through several country-level case studies.
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Oriana Bandiera, Erica Bosio and Giancarlo Spagnolo
Rules, bunching and discretion in emergency procurement: Evidence from an earthquake
Decio Coviello, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Clarissa Lotti
Renegotiations of public contracts: A blessing in disguise?
Jean Beuve and Stéphane Saussier
Public procurement under and after emergencies
Mihaly Fazekas, Shrey Nishchal and Tina Søreide
Political connections in public procurement
Bruno Baranek and Vítezslav Titl
The changing perceptions of corruption during the Covid-19 pandemic in Russia
Polina Detkova, Pavel Pronin, Andrey Tkachenko and Andrei Yakovlev
Complementary regulations to improve public procurement
Erica Bosio, Joseph Lemoine, Marko Grujicic
The role of buyer competence
Francesco Decarolis, Leonardo M. Giuffrida, Elisabetta Iossa and Vincenzo Mollisi
Traditional audit design may distort incentives
Maria Paula Gerardino, Stephan Litschig and Dina Pomeranz
Infrastructure procurement and elite-level collusion in Lebanon
Sami Atallah, Mounir Mahmalat, Wassim Maktabi
Pandemic corruption: Insights from Latin America
Jorge Gallego, Mounu Prem and Juan F. Vargas
Procurement during health crises when not just incompetence and corruption matter
Antonio Estache and Renaud Foucart
Emergency procurement and the Covid-19 crisis: Insights from Italian administrative data
Francesco Decarolis, Clarissa Lotti, Francesca Marazzi and Giancarlo Spagnolo
Public procurement at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic
Serena Cocciolo, Vincenzo Di Maro, Sushmita Samaddar
Buyer’s discretion in Russian public procurement during the Covid-19 emergency
Riccardo Camboni, Elena Podkolzina and Paola Valbonesi
Managing critical supply shortages of vaccines and PPE in Asia and the Pacific
Cyn-Young Park and Kijin Kim
Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics, LSE and CEPR Research Fellow
Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank Group
Professor of Economics, SITE – Stockholm School of Economics and University of Rome Tor Vergata; Research Fellow, EIEF and CEPR


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