This article looks at the equilibrium effects of enhancing competition for procurement contracts in prices and execution quality. By focusing on the U.S. Department of Defense, the authors provide empirical evidence on this trade-off to later develop an equilibrium model of competition for contracts.
Geert Mesters gives an overview of his ERC Starting Grant project
Matteo Bobba, Tim Ederer, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta, Christopher A. Neilson, and Marco Nieddu study how increasing teacher compensation in hard-to-staff schools in rural areas can reduce inequality in access to qualified teachers by studying a policy conducted in Peru.
Libertad González and Sofia Trommlerová study the effect of a cash transfer targeting new mothers in Spain on their subsequent children’s health.