Effect of Public Procurement Regulation on Competition and Cost-Effectiveness

28 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2019

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Bedri Kamil Onur Tas

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Date Written: March 2019

Abstract

This paper empirically investigates the impact of public procurement regulation quality on competition and cost-effectiveness. I employ the World Bank’s Benchmarking Public Procurement quality scores. Using extensive data about public procurement in the European Economic Area, Switzerland, and Macedonia, the paper exhibits positive effects of improved regulation quality. Better quality scores are associated with higher levels of competition and cost-effectiveness. Improved regulation quality significantly increases number of bidders and the probability that procurement price is lower than estimated cost.

Keywords: Public Procurement; Regulation; Competition

JEL Classification: H57; O12

Suggested Citation

Tas, Bedri Kamil Onur, Effect of Public Procurement Regulation on Competition and Cost-Effectiveness (March 2019). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2019/22, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3361649 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3361649

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