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Law and Economics of Public Procurement Reforms

1st Edition

Edited by Gustavo Piga, Tunde Tatrai


258 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Appropriate laws and regulations are essential tools to direct the action of procurers toward the public good and avoid corruption and misallocation of resources. Common laws and regulations across regions, nations and continents potentially allow for the further opening of markets and ventures to newcomers and new ideas to satisfy public demand.

Law and Economics of Public Procurement Reforms collects the original contributions related to the new European Union Directives approved in 2014 by the EU Parliament. They are of both economists and lawyers, and have been presented in a manner that allows for exchanges of views and "real time" interaction. This book features, for each section, an introductory exchange between two experts of different disciplines, made up of a series of sequential interactions between an economist and a lawyer, which enriches the liveliness of the debate and improve the mutual understanding between the two professions. Four sections characterize this book: Supporting social considerations via public procurement; Green public procurement; Innovation through innovative partnerships; and Lots - The Economic and Legal Challenges of Centralized Procurement. These themes have current relevance of the new European Public Procurement Directives.

Written by an impressive array of experts in their respected fields, this volume is of great importance to practitioners who work in the field of EU public procurement in the Member States of the EU, as well as academics and students who study public finance, public policy and regulation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 0

Giancarlo Spagnolo

Introduction - Vendor rating, performance and entry in public procurement

Chapter 1 Local preferences in public procurement

1. Colloquium

Zornitsa Kutlina-Dimitrova

Pedro Telles

2. Sharlene Jo-Ann Shillingford McKlmon and Shirley Gayle Sinclair

CARICOM: Small Market - Big Money. Amalgamating the Procurement Market to Transform Small Size into an Economic Advantage

3. Petra Ferk and Boštjan Ferk

Local Preferences as Non-Discriminatory Instrument in Public Procurement of Fresh Foods


Chapter 2 Joint public procurement

1. Colloquium

Nicola Dimitri

Tünde Tátrai

2. Antoinette Calleja

"Addressing in part market imbalances in the pharmaceutical sector through voluntary joint public procurement"

3. Francesco Saverio Mennini, Nicola Dimitri, Lara Gitto, Francois Lichere, Gustavo Piga

Joint procurement and the EU perspective

Chapter 3 Big data in public procurement

1. Colloquium

Mihaly Fazekas

Stéphane Saussier

2. Bernardo Nicoletti

"Open Data and Procurement"

3. Nikola Komšić

"Big Data for Procurement – The importance of correctly acquiring and using information in public procurement"


Chapter 4 Renegotiation in public procurement

1. Colloquium

Francesco Decarolis

Martin Trybus

2. Josè Luis Guasch

Procurement and Renegotiation of Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure: Evidence, Typology and Tendencies

3. Biancamaria Raganelli and Ilenia Mauro

"Renegotiation and Anti-corruption Measures in Public Procurement"

About the Editors

Gustavo Piga is Professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

Tünde Tátrai is Associate Professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.

About the Series

The Economics of Legal Relationships

Routledge are proud to be the publishers of the prestigious series The Economics of Legal Relationships, which is sponsored by Michigan State University College of Law, and which continues to be edited by Professors Nicholas Mercuro of Michigan State University College of Law and Michael D. Kaplowitz of the Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University, USA. This series, with a fine back catalogue of books, is dedicated to publishing original scholarly contributions that systematically analyze legal-economic issues.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General