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讲座时间:6月23日上午10:00-11:30

讲座地点:经济学院一楼院史馆

讲座题目:An Evaluation of a Bidder Training Program

主讲人介绍:De Silva,英国兰开斯特大学管理学院教授,诺曼俄克荷马大学经济学博士,研究领域:产业组织,拍卖,金融与艺术,运用微观经济学。

摘要:In an effort to accommodate a change in the U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s goals towards“race-neutral methods” concerning the involvement of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in procurement contracting, the Texas Department of Transportation created a Learning, Information, Networking and Collaboration (LINC) bidder training program. Using ten years of data, we examine the effects this program had on bidder behavior, project costs for the government, and the ability of these firms to compete in the procurement contracting industry. We distinguish between ineligible firms as well as eligible firms that undergo training and those that don’t, to consider empirical models which allow for potential asymmetries across these bidder groups. Unlike other programs that target these firms, we find that LINC generated substantial savings for the state through direct competition effects stemming from aggressive bidding of LINC graduates but also via indirect competition effects—by inducing other firms to bid more aggressively.