May 30 and 31, 2011 International Conference « Contracts, Procurement, and Public-Private Arrangements » – Paris

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The Program

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This conference focuses on the recent developments in contract theories. Papers are invited on all topics of contract theories including:

  • relational contracting,
  • transaction costs,
  • renegotiations,
  • incentives,
  • attribution mechanisms,
  • incomplete contracting,
  • contract design, etc.
  • Benchmarking

Papers presented may be theoretical or applied. A special attention will be given to proposals addressing issues related to procurement and public-private arrangements.

The conference will bring together academics, policymakers and practitioners to discuss those issues. The conference format will be designed to facilitate informal interactions among participants and promote future collaborations.


  • The submission deadline is February 15, 2011
  • Decision will be announced by March 15, 2011 (Program is now on line)
  • Completed drafts of accepted papers are due by May 1st, 2011

Selection of participants will be based on a whole paper or on one- or two-pages extended abstract. Papers must be unpublished at time of submission.

Conference Venue

The conference will take place on 30th and 31st  may, 2011 at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine.

 The Conference will start on Monday 30th at 9.00 am and end on Tuesday 31st at 6.00 pm.

Participation to the Conference is not limited to speakers. You can attend the conference as listener.

Registration fees (speakers and listeners): 150 €

Registration fees for PhD students and students graduated from IAE  : 80 €

Registration fees cover lunches and gala dinner as well as Conference materials and coffee breaks.

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Keynote lectures

David Martimort, Paris School of Economics

Antonio Estache, Université Libre de Bruxelles