November 24, 2017 Emerging Issues in Public Service Procurement


Conference « Emerging Issues in Public Procurement »

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
42, avenue Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels
Ground floor, room R42.2.113

November 24, 2017


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On behalf of the Bernard Vanommeslaghe chair of ECARES at ULB and the Chaire EPPP of the Sorbonne Business School, we would like to invite you on November 24th, to a half-day workshop to get the opportunity to listen to the presentation of important new insights from research on underestimated or understudied dimensions driving public service delivery performance.

The idea is to focus on what happens to performance when intra-organizational incentives are taken into account and when the authorities assign non-traditional goals to public service providers (e.g. job creation or other social objectives for traditionally excluded populations).

The 3 papers to be presented provide new insights on the use of agency models to assess policy issues and are bound to lead to the identifications of new dimensions of the scope and limits of government intervention. They are also opening the door to new research themes on regulation and public procurement.

Contact: Nancy De Munck (

Fee: None



08:30 – 09:00
Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 – 10:00 
Laure Athias (IDEHAP, Lausanne University)
Does Motivation Lead to Cost Effectiveness in Public Service Delivery? Evidence from Switzerland

10:00 – 11:00 
Nicola Limodio (Bocconi University)
Intra-organizational Resource Allocations and Large Scale Project Performance: Insights from the World Bank Experience

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee break

Stéphane Saussier (Sorbonne Business School)
Job Creation through Public Works Procurement Techniques: Insights from a French Experiment

Wrap up: Policy and Research Implications