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An impact of different regulatory regimes on the effectiveness of public procurement

  • Andrey Yakovlev


    (National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). Institute for Industrial and Market Studies. Director;)

  • Andrey Tkachenko


    (National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). Empirical analysis of the enterprises and markets in transition economies. Researcher;)

  • Olga Demidova


    (National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). Empirical analysis of the enterprises and markets in transition economies. Laboratory Head;)

  • Olga Balaeva


    (National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). Empirical analysis of the enterprises and markets in transition economies. Senior Researcher;)

The reform of budget-sector entities enables us to compare the impact of different types of public procurement regulations in budget and autonomous organizations in Russia. Such analysis is important in light of the critical discussion of the effects of current procurement regulation (94-FL), as well as taking into account the introduction of the Federal Contract System in 2014. Using the difference-in-differences methodology, we shall consider public procurements of two national universities in 2011–2012. All procurements of the first university were regulated by the 94-FL requirements. Procurements of the second university were regulated by the 94-FL until June 2011. Later this university introduced its own Procurements Provision. A comparative analysis of procurements of these organizations enables us to estimate the impact of the different types of regulations on the effectiveness of public procurement, as measured by the level of competition and price decline in public tenders, as well as the timely execution of procurement contracts.

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Paper provided by National Research University Higher School of Economics in its series HSE Working papers with number WP BRP 08/PA/2013.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Publication status: Published in WP BRP Series: Public Administration / PA, November 2013, pages 1-29
Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:08/pa/2013
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