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The effects of mafia infiltration on public procurement performance

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  • Ravenda, Diego
  • Giuranno, Michele G.
  • Valencia-Silva, Maika M.
  • Argiles-Bosch, Josep M.
  • García-Blandón, Josep

Abstract

We examine the effects of Mafia infiltration on public procurement performance, based on a sample of 68,063 public work contracts (PWC) awarded by Italian municipalities over the period 2012–2017, of which 687 are identified as Mafia-infiltrated, either because of being awarded by municipal councils subsequently dissolved due to Mafia infiltration, or because of being won by Mafia-owned firms.

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  • Ravenda, Diego & Giuranno, Michele G. & Valencia-Silva, Maika M. & Argiles-Bosch, Josep M. & García-Blandón, Josep, 2020. "The effects of mafia infiltration on public procurement performance," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 64(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:64:y:2020:i:c:s0176268020300719
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2020.101923
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