A comparison of techniques to evaluate policies in public procurement
2016 (English)Report (Other academic)
Empirical evaluations of policies implemented through public procurements are commonly carried out using linear regressions or by more involved non-linear structural models. The aspiration is typically to determine a marginal effect. Here, I compare marginal effects generated under both types of specifications. I study how a political initiative to make firms less environmentally damaging implemented through public procurements influences Swedish firms’ behavior. The collected evidence brings about statistically as well as economically significant effects on firms’ bids and costs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeåa universitet , 2016. , 25 p.
Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018 ; 928
binding function, green public procurement, indirect inference, orthogonal polynomial regression, simulation estimation, structural estimation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121688OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-121688DiVA: diva2:933627