Leonardo M. Giuffrida is head of the Junior Research Group “Economics of Public Procurement” in ZEW’s Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”. He is also member of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI). He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Rome Tor Vergata from 2017 to 2018, where he obtained his doctoral degree in economics in June 2017. Prior to that, in 2013, he earned a master’s degree from the Toulouse School of Economics.

He is an empirical microeconomist whose research activity lies in the intersection of organizational economics with industrial organization and entrepreneurship. He pursues a primary interest in studying the governed transactions between public and private organizations and those occurring within public organizations. In doing so, his research aims at disentangling the different channels through which the government can affect social welfare in regulating its relationship with the private sector. The natural focus to date has been on the analysis of the public procurement market. His on-going projects are based on data from the United States and Italy. Additional research topics include innovation and competition.

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