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Qualificazione, aggiudicazione e subappalti nei lavori pubblici: cosa insegnano le riforme locali?

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  • Francesco Decarolis
  • Cristina Giorgiantonio

The presence of a pervasive and evolving local regulation in the Italian public procurement offers a way to study the effects of a vast series of reforms involving firms qualifications, contracts awarding and subcontracting. This paper documents the legal aspects of these local regulations and, for some of these rules, exploits their changes over time to analyze their effects on firms participation, winning bids, renegotiations and subcontracts. The paper also investigates how the type and availability of data affects the robustness of the effects of the different reforms evaluated. Finally, it also compares the estimates obtained to those coming from the recent experimentation undertaken by the municipality of Turin regarding the auction formats..

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Volume (Year): 2014/1 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 28-64

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  1. Francesco Decarolis, 2009. "When the highest bidder loses the auction: theory and evidence from public procurement," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 717, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  2. Timothy G. Conley & Christopher R. Taber, 2011. "Inference with "Difference in Differences" with a Small Number of Policy Changes," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 93(1), pages 113-125, February.
  3. Francesco Decarolis, 2014. "Awarding Price, Contract Performance, and Bids Screening: Evidence from Procurement Auctions," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 6(1), pages 108-132, January.
  4. Justin Marion, 2009. "How Costly Is Affirmative Action? Government Contracting and California's Proposition 209," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 91(3), pages 503-522, August.
  5. Marianne Bertrand & Esther Duflo & Sendhil Mullainathan, 2004. "How Much Should We Trust Differences-In-Differences Estimates?," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 119(1), pages 249-275.
  6. Marion, Justin, 2007. "Are bid preferences benign? The effect of small business subsidies in highway procurement auctions," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 91(7-8), pages 1591-1624, August.
  7. Francesco Decarolis & Cristina Giorgiantonio, 2013. "Favouritism and Inefficiency in Procurement: Evidence from Public Works in Italy," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, issue 2, pages 161-189, April-Jun.
  8. Nicola Branzoli & Francesco Decarolis, 2015. "Entry and Subcontracting in Public Procurement Auctions," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 61(12), pages 2945-2962, December.
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