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Corruption In Public Procurement Auctions: Positive Equilibrium Analysis, Incentive Mechanism Design, And Empirical Study

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  • Maria M. Wihardja

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    (Centre of Strategic and International Studies, University of Indonesia)

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    We study how poor quality of institution, such as corruption in public procurement auction, could hurt welfare. We show how competition effect could improve the cost-efficiency but not the quality of a public procurement auction with corruption. In fact, no incentive mechanism can be efficient in this auction if qualities are non-contractible. An empirical study suggests that increasing the number of bidders does increase the percentage cost efficiency albeit at a decreasing rate and decreases the percentage cost efficiency after it reaches a certain number of bidders.

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    Article provided by Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics in its journal Journal Of Economic Development.

    Volume (Year): 35 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 35-57

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    Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:35:y:2010:i:1:p:35-57

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    Keywords: Auctions; Procurement; Corruption;

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