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Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies

Covid-19 has served as a global case study for increased discretion in public procurement, with governments worldwide making rules more flexible to increase spending, reduce the damage, and save lives. This CEPR eBook provides fascinating insights into the tension between rules and discretion in public procurement, including through several country-level case studies.

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Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds) (2021), ‘Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies‘, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (2021), ‘Introduction: Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Coviello, D, C Lotti and G Spagnolo (2021), ‘Rules, bunching and discretion in emergency procurement: Evidence from an earthquake‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Beuve, J (2021), ‘Renegotiations of public contracts: A blessing in disguise?‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Fazekas, M, S Nishchal and T Soreide (2021), ‘Public procurement under and after emergencies‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Baranek, B and V Titl (2021), ‘Political connections in public procurement‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Detkova, P, P Pronin, A Tkachenko and A Yakovlev (2021), ‘The changing perceptions of corruption during the Covid-19 pandemic in Russia‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Bosio, E, M Grujicic and J Lemoine (2021), ‘Complementary regulations to improve public procurement‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Decarolis, F, L Giuffrida, E Iossa and V Mollisi (2021), ‘The role of buyer competence‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Gerardino, M, S Litschig and D Pomeranz (2021), ‘Traditional audit design may distort incentives‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Gallego, J, M Prem and J Vargas (2021), ‘Pandemic corruption: Insights from Latin America‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Estache, A (2021), ‘Procurement during health crises when not just incompetence and corruption matter‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Decarolis, F, C Lotti and G Spagnolo (2021), ‘Emergency procurement and the Covid-19 crisis: Insights from Italian administrative data‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies

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Valbonesi, P (2021), ‘Buyer’s discretion in Russian public procurement during the Covid-19 emergency‘, in Bandiera, O, E Bosio and G Spagnolo (eds), Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, CEPR Press, Paris & London. https://cepr.org/publications/books-and-reports/procurement-focus-rules-discretion-and-emergencies