The Law and Economics of Framework Agreements - Designing Flexible Solutions for Public Procurement, 2016, Cambride University Press (with Caroline Nicholas)
Papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • “Repeated Procurement with Unverifiable Quality: The Case for Discretionary Procedures,” (2017), Journal of Public Economics, 145 (with B. Cesi and A. Iozzi)
  • “Evaluating Small Businesses’ Performance in Public e-Procurement. Evidence from the Italian Government’s e-Marketplace,” (2015), Journal of Small Business Management, 53(S1), pp. 229–250 (with F. Antellini Russo, G. Castaldi, and R. Zampino)
  • “Some Evidence of ‘Smart’ Procurement: Solutions for SMEs in Italy,” (2014), Piccola Impresa/Small Business, Special Issue (with R. Zampino)
  • “Competition in the Execution Phase of Public Procurement,” (2011), Public Contract Law Journal, Fall Issue (Vol. 41/No. 1), (with R. Cavallo Perin e G. M. Racca)
  • “Collusive Drawbacks of Sequential Auctions,” (2011), Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 11, Issue 2 (Summer), pp. 139-170 (with G. Spagnolo)
  • “Flexible Strategies for Centralized Public Procurement,” (2010), Review of Economics and Institutions, 1 (2), Article 4. doi: 10.5202/rei.v1i2.4. Retrieved from (with M. Sparro)
  • “The International Public Procurement Conference 2010: An Introduction,” (2010), Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 10, N. 3, (with Dae-In Kim)
  • “Asymmetry and Collusion in Sequential Procurement: A Large Lot Last Policy,” (2010), The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics , Vol. 10, Issue 1 (Topics), (with G. Spagnolo)
  • “Regulating Joint Bidding in Public Procurement,” (2009), Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 5(2), pp. 335-360 (with G. Spagnolo and M. Zanza)
  • “A Simple Model of Framework Agreements: Competition and Efficiency,” (2008), Journal of Public Procurement (with M. Sparro)
  • “Bid Average Methods in Procurement,” (2006), Rivista di Politica Economica, No. I-II, pp. 41-64 (with M. Bianchi and G. Spagnolo)
  • “Retaliatory Equilibria in a Japanese Auction for Multiple Objects”, (2006), Review of Economic Design, Vol. 10, pp. 1-8 (with F. Germano and S. Lovo)
  • “Ascending Auctions for Multiple Objects: The Case for the Japanese Design”, (2006), Economic Theory, Vol. 28, pp. 331-355, (with F. Germano and S. Lovo)
  • “(All) Equilibria in a Class of Bidding Games”, (2005), Economics Letters, 87, pp. 61-66 (with A. Matros)
  • “Bayesian Inference in Repeated English Auctions”, (2004), Test, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-19 (with F. Jouneau)
  • “Strategic Certification and Provision of Quality”, (2001), International Economic Review, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 267-283 (with A. Lizzeri)
  • “A Class of All-Pay Auctions: Equilibrium, Revenue Ranking and Surplus Extraction”, (2001), Louvain Economic Research, Vol. 67, pp. 31-38
  • “A Comparison of Standard Multi-Unit Auctions with Synergies”, (2001), Economics Letters, 71, pp. 55-60 (with F. Germano and S. Lovo)


Papers in peer-reviewed journals (in Italian)


  • “Le Formule di Aggiudicazione nelle Gare d’Appalto all’Offerta Economicamente Più Vantaggiosa,” (2014), L’Industria, N.4. (with M. Sparro and R. Zampino)
  • “Il Public Procurement come stimolo alle PMI: il caso del Mercato Elettronico della Pubblica Amministrazione,” (2014), Rivista di Politica Economica, (with F. Antellini Russo and R. Zampino)
  • “Concorrenza, Regolazione e Gare nei Servizi Pubblici Locali: Il trasporto pubblico locale”, (2014), Mercato Concorrenza Regole, Spring Issue (with A. Heimler and M. G. Ponti)
  • “Problemi e prospettive del Public Procurement in Italia tra esigenze della pubblica amministrazione e obiettivi di politica economica”, (2009), Economia Italiana (with F. Antellini Russo), n. III.
  • “Basi d’Asta nelle Gare per gli Acquisti Pubblici”, (2008), Rivista di Politica Economica, May-June Issue (with N. Dimitri).
  • “Guerra per Bande: l’asta UMTS inglese,” (2000), Mercato Concorrenza Regole, N. 3, December, pp. 523-37 (with B. Bortolotti)


Book chapters


  • “Demand Aggregation and Collusion Prevention in Public Procurement”, in Racca, G. M., Yukins, C. and Cavallo Perin, R. (Eds.), Promoting Integrity in Public Procurement: Accountability and Transparency, 2014, Bruylant.
  • “The Law and Economics of Anticorruption Measures in Public Procurement”, in Audit M. and Schill S. (Eds.), The Transnationalization of Public Contracts, 2014, Bruylant (with R. Cavallo Perin and G.M. Racca)
  • “Collaborative Public Procurement and Supply Chain in the EU Experience”, in Harland C., Nassimbeni G. and Schneller E. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Strategic Supply Management, 2014, SAGE Publications (with G. M. Racca)
  • “Strengthening the Integrity of Public Procurement Processes: What do Data from the Italian National Framework Agreements Say?”, in Piga G. and Treumer S. (Eds.), The Applied Law and Economics of Public Procurement, Routledge, 2012 (with R. Zampino)
  • “Bidding for Complex Projects: Evidence from the Acquisition of IT Services by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance,” in M. A. Wimmer, H. Jochen Scholl, M. Janssen, R. Traunmüller (Eds.), Electronic Government. 8th International Conference, EGOV 2009. Springer Verlag: Heidelberg et al, LNCS # 5693, 2009 (with F. Dini and R. Zampino)
  • “Preventing Collusion in Procurement”, in N. Dimitri, G. Piga and G. Spagnolo (Eds.), Handbook of Procurement, Cambridge University Press, 2006 (with P. Buccirossi, G. Spagnolo and M. Zanza)
  • “Participation and Reserve Price”, in N. Dimitri, G. Piga and G. Spagnolo (Eds.), Handbook of Procurement, Cambridge University Press, 2006 (with N. Dimitri and G. Piga)
  • “Procurement Contracting Strategies”, in N. Dimitri, G. Piga and G. Spagnolo (Eds.), Handbook of Procurement, Cambridge University Press, 2006 (with G. Calzolari, F. Dini, E. Iossa, G. Spagnolo)
  • “Information and Tendering Formats”, (with N. Dimitri, R. Pacini G. Spagnolo), in N. Dimitri, G. Piga and G. Spagnolo (Eds.), Handbook of Procurement, Cambridge University Press, 2006



Edited Volumes/Books


  • Charting a Course in Innovation and Knowledge Sharing, coedited with K. Snider and K. Thai, PrAcademics Press, Boca Raton, 2012
  • Special Issue of the Journal of Public Procurement for the 2010 International Public Procurement Conference (Seoul – Republic of South Korea) (with Dae-In Kim)

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