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Bergman, M. (2023). Auditing and compliance in public procurement: an empirical assessment. Journal of Public Procurement, 23(2), 125-144
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Auditing and compliance in public procurement: an empirical assessment
2023 (English)In: Journal of Public Procurement, ISSN 1535-0118, E-ISSN 2150-6930, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 125-144Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study aims to empirically evaluate the effectiveness of government auditing of local authorities' compliance with the procurement rules.

Design/methodology/approach: A diff-in-diff approach is used where the measure of compliance is (changes in) the incidence of private litigation under the Public Procurement Act, in audited vs non-audited municipalities. Further, semi-structured interviews were conducted with chief procurement officials.

Findings: No statistically significant effect is found. While strong effects of audits can be ruled out, the statistical results and the interviews do not, however, contradict a modest but long-lasting effect.

Originality/value: Few studies have addressed the effect of public procurement auditing on compliance. This study develops an empirical framework and presents empirical results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
Keywords
Competition, Deterrence, Difference-in-difference, Litigation, Monitoring, Oversight, Watchdog authority
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-219599 (URN)10.1108/JOPP-09-2022-0046 (DOI)000963388100001 ()2-s2.0-85152261696 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Competition Authority
Available from: 2024-01-17 Created: 2024-01-17 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Bergman, M. (2023). Dimensionering av högre utbildning – vem är det egentligen som styr?. Stockholm: SNS förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dimensionering av högre utbildning – vem är det egentligen som styr?
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SNS förlag, 2023. p. 105
National Category
Educational Sciences Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-219576 (URN)9789189754225 (ISBN)
Projects
Högre utbildning och forskning
Note

Rapporten är en del i SNS treåriga forskningsprojekt »Högre utbildning och forskning«.

Available from: 2024-01-17 Created: 2024-01-17 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Bergman, M., Frisén, H., Hermansson, C. & Nilsson, E. (2023). Handeln i svåra tider. Handelns ekonomiska råd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Handeln i svåra tider
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Handelns ekonomiska råd, 2023. p. 82
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-208521 (URN)978-91-86508-91-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-05-25 Created: 2023-05-25 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Bergman, M. & Fredén, A. (2022). Collegiality and efficiency in bureaucracy. Public Policy and Administration, 38(4), 492-511
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collegiality and efficiency in bureaucracy
2022 (English)In: Public Policy and Administration, ISSN 0952-0767, E-ISSN 1749-4192, Vol. 38, no 4, p. 492-511Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article addresses the relation between the design of regulatory agencies and efficiency, arguing that authority concentrated to a single individual outperforms more collegial decision-making when the regulated firms' interests are aligned. The tentative explanation is that concentrated leadership reduces the risk for capture. This argument is developed from an empirical case on the markets for mobile and fixed broadband. In the mobile market, the regulated firms are similarly positioned, whereas in the fixed broadband market, the firms typically have adversarial positions, with an incumbent being challenged by entrants. A statistical analysis of regulatory agencies in 33 European countries lends support to the argument that regulation of mobile broadband benefits from having a single decision-maker whereas a bureaucratic regulation with more collegiality functions as well for the fixed broadband.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
Decisionmaking, governance, regulation
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-219630 (URN)10.1177/09520767221093878 (DOI)000799946800001 ()2-s2.0-85173944709 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2024-01-17 Created: 2024-01-17 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Lundberg, S., Arve, M., Bergman, M. & Henriksson, L. (2022). Konjunkturrådets rapport 2022: Offentlig upphandling – i gränslandet mellan ekonomi och juridik. Stockholm: SNS förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Konjunkturrådets rapport 2022: Offentlig upphandling – i gränslandet mellan ekonomi och juridik
2022 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SNS förlag, 2022. p. 177
Keywords
offentlig upphandling, inköp, kontrakt, miljö, winner's curse, auktioner, budgivning
National Category
Social Sciences Economics Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-191662 (URN)978-91-88637-73-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-01-20 Created: 2022-01-20 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Bergman, M. & Jordahl, H. (2022). Svensk marknads- och konkurrenspolitik (13ed.). In: Lars Hultkrantz; Pär Österholm (Ed.), Marknad och politik: (pp. 289-329). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Svensk marknads- och konkurrenspolitik
2022 (Swedish)In: Marknad och politik / [ed] Lars Hultkrantz; Pär Österholm, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022, 13, p. 289-329Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022 Edition: 13
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-219650 (URN)9789144156798 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-17 Created: 2024-01-17 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Bergman, M. (2021). E-handeln förändrar staden. In: Malin Gawell; Apostolis Papakostas (Ed.), Att göra stad i Stockholms urbana periferi: (pp. 385-394). Stockholm: Stockholmia förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>E-handeln förändrar staden
2021 (Swedish)In: Att göra stad i Stockholms urbana periferi / [ed] Malin Gawell; Apostolis Papakostas, Stockholm: Stockholmia förlag, 2021, p. 385-394Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholmia förlag, 2021
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-219577 (URN)9789170313301 (ISBN)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2024-01-17 Created: 2024-01-17 Last updated: 2024-01-19Bibliographically approved
Bergman, M. & Nyberg, S. (2021). Housing prices, construction costs and competition in the construction sector: a Swedish perspective. In: Peter Englund; Harry Flam (Ed.), Nordic housing markets and policies: Nordic economic policy review 2021 (pp. 81-113). Copenhagen: Nordisk ministerråd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Housing prices, construction costs and competition in the construction sector: a Swedish perspective
2021 (English)In: Nordic housing markets and policies: Nordic economic policy review 2021 / [ed] Peter Englund; Harry Flam, Copenhagen: Nordisk ministerråd , 2021, p. 81-113Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Nordisk ministerråd, 2021
Series
Nord, ISSN 0903-7004 ; 2021:022
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-219658 (URN)978-92-893-6986-2 (ISBN)978-92-893-6987-9 (ISBN)978-92-893-6988-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-17 Created: 2024-01-17 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Bergman, M. A., Coate, M. B., Mai Thi Van, A. & Ulrick, S. W. (2019). Does merger policy converge after the 2004 European Union reform?. Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 15(1), 664-689
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Does merger policy converge after the 2004 European Union reform?
2019 (English)In: Journal of Competition Law and Economics, ISSN 1744-6414, E-ISSN 1744-6422, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 664-689Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The European Union (EU) formally changed its merger policy in 2004, moving from a dominance standard to one based on a significant impediment of effective competition, which appears more closely aligned with the U.S. substantial lessening of competition standard. We use data from both before and after this reform to explore whether EU policy has converged toward the U.S. standard. We start by identifying changes in the EU regime and detect a softer EU policy for unilateral effects. We model the outcomes of EU and U.S. investigations with logit models and use their predictions in decompositions and other exercises to show policy convergence for unilateral effects cases.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2019
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-219604 (URN)10.1093/joclec/nhz007 (DOI)000493396700002 ()
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2024-01-17 Created: 2024-01-17 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Bergman, M. A., Jordahl, H. & Lundberg, S. (2018). Choice and competition in the welfare state: home care as the ideal quasi-market. Stockholm: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Choice and competition in the welfare state: home care as the ideal quasi-market
2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We study a reform by which a standardized model of choice and competition was introduced in tax-financed home care in a majority of Swedish municipalities. The market for home care is of particular interest since it is close to the ideal quasi-market. For identification, we exploit the different timing of reform implementation across municipalities. We find that the introduction of free choice and free entry in home care increased perceived quality by about one quarter of a standard deviation without affecting costs. Since satisfaction is unrelated to the private market share, the underlying mechanism seems to be new choice opportunities rather than competition or an advantage of private providers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), 2018. p. 20
Series
IFN Working Paper ; 1213
Keywords
Choice, competition, privatization, elderly care, new public management
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-219613 (URN)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Note

JEL Codes: H42, H75, I11, L33

Available from: 2024-01-17 Created: 2024-01-17 Last updated: 2024-01-19Bibliographically approved
Projects
Competition, Quality and Favouritism in Public Service Provision [2008-02011_VR]; Södertörn UniversityRegleringsmyndigheter i Östeuropa: Organisering för effektivitet [A016-2011_OSS]; Södertörn University
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5026-9479

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