Barbosa, Klenio and Straub, Stéphane (2017) The Value of Revolving Doors in Public Procurement. TSE Working Paper, n. 17-873, Toulouse

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We investigate the impact of revolving door on public procurement outcomes, combining 10 years of Brazilian health procurement data with a comprehensive employer-employee dataset tracking individuals’ job trajectories. We identify how movements between public administrations and private providers affect total contracting amounts and acquisition prices. Analyzing career changes in both directions, we uncover positive and negative effects, consistent respectively with reward for high-skill workers’ competence, and collusive behavior. Administration-to-supplier movements appear beneficial to public bodies, while supplier-to-administration ones are detrimental. This points to unexpected policy implications related to the tolerance of revolving door practices.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: December 2017
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Revolving doors, Procurement, Public Officials Career Path, Personnel Economics
JEL Classification: D72 - Economic Models of Political Processes - Rent-Seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
D73 - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
H11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
H57 - Procurement
J45 - Public Sector Labor Markets
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 08:07
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2024 06:45
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