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International Workshop on Competition, Regulation and Procurement



Organizing committee
Scientific committee

Competition is an essential force to deliver economic efficiency and innovation leading to a higher level of consumer welfare. In many markets, however, competition may not emerge naturally and may need to be promoted and maintained by proper rules followed by effective enforcement. Once emerged, unregulated competition may produce a number of unwanted effects, from quality degradation to self-destruction through cartelization. Industry heterogeneity, limited contractibility, and firms legal and illegal attempts to avoid competitive pressure make the task of designing rules promoting healthy competition all but easy. Public procurement adds a major additional layer of complexity to this task, coming from the need to ensure public buyer’s accountability. Since government agencies are not particularly subject to competitive pressure nor always keen in monitoring themselves, corruption remains a central problem of many public procurement markets that must be taken into account when designing regulations to promote healthy competition. This international workshop aims both to stimulate research on these important topics and to disseminate the results of it to lay public, to lawmakers and to practitioners.

Elena Podkolzina
Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Institutional Studies, HSE
Maria Semenova
Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Institutional Studies, HSE
Paola Valbonesi
Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova
Carine Staropoli
Associate Professor, Paris School of Economics
Philippe Gagnepain
Full Professor, Paris School of Economics

Emmanuelle Auriol
Toulouse 1 Capitole University, France
Giacomo Calzolari
University of Bologna, Italy
Antonio Estache
ECARES, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Ricard Gil
Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA 
Stéphane Saussier
IAE, Université de Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Giancarlo Spagnolo
SITE-Stockholm School of Economics, Univ. of Tor Vergata Rome, EIEF
Pablo Spiller
Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, USA


CInSt Higher School of Economics (CInSt HSE)

Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE)

LabEx OSE Paris School of Exonomics

University of Padova

With support of the Royal Economic Society



1st International Workshop on Competition,
Regulation and Procurement

28 — 29





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