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Evaluating the efficiency of public procurement contracts for cultural heritage conservation works in Italy

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  • Calogero Guccio

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  • Giacomo Pignataro
  • Ilde Rizzo

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Almost everywhere public intervention in cultural heritage (CH) conservation is widespread. Using Italy as a case study, the paper analyses public capital expenditure for CH conservation and investigates whether the high degree of specialization of contracting authorities affects the efficiency of CH conservation works. A two-stage analysis is carried out. At a first stage, a nonparametric approach (Data Envelopment Analysis—DEA) investigates the relative efficiency scored by each single work; at a second stage, the determinant factors of the scores variability are investigated. The empirical analysis shows that, ceteris paribus, the expertise affects the efficiency of CH works. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

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  • Calogero Guccio & Giacomo Pignataro & Ilde Rizzo, 2014. "Evaluating the efficiency of public procurement contracts for cultural heritage conservation works in Italy," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 38(1), pages 43-70, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jculte:v:38:y:2014:i:1:p:43-70
    DOI: 10.1007/s10824-012-9194-2
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    5. Calogero Guccio & Ilde Rizzo, 2013. "Public spending for conservation in Italy," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage, chapter 27, pages i-i Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    Keywords

    Cultural heritage; Conservation; Procurement; Cost overruns; Delays; DEA; H57; D24; Z1;

    JEL classification:

    • H57 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Procurement
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics

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