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.
You may find more detailed information on Leonardo Maria Giuffrida’s personal webpage.
Articles in Refereed Journals
De Rassenfosse, Gaétan, Francesco Decarolis, Leonardo Maria Giuffrida, Elisabetta Iossa, Vincenzo Mollisi, Emilio Raiteri and Giancarlo Spagnolo (forthcoming), Buyer’s Role in Innovation Procurement: Evidence from U.S. Military R&D Contracts, The Journal of Economics & Management Strategy.
Discussion and Working Papers
Giuffrida, Leonardo Maria and Emilio Raiteri (2021), Buyers’ Workload and R&D Procurement Outcomes: Evidence From the US Air Force Research Lab, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 21-059, Mannheim. Download
Tukiainen, Janne, Sebastian Blesse, Leonardo Maria Giuffrida, Albrecht Bohne, Jan Jääskeläinen, Antti Sieppi and Ari Luukinen (2021), What Are the Priorities of Bureaucrats? Evidence from Conjoint Experiments with Procurement Officials, KKV Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority Download
Tukiainen, Janne , Sebastian Blesse, Albrecht Bohne, Leonardo Maria Giuffrida, Ari Luukinen, Antti Sieppi and Jan Jääskeläinen (2021), What Are the Priorities of Bureaucrats? Evidence From Conjoint Experiments With Procurement Officials, EconPol Working Paper 63. Download
Giuffrida, Leonardo Maria and Gabriele Rovigatti (2018), Can the Private Sector Ensure the Public Interest? Evidence from Federal Procurement, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 18-045, Mannheim. Download
- Project Duration 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2021Why Do Firms (Not) Bid on Government Tenders?
- Project Duration 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020Public Procurement and Firm Innovation
Organisation of Academic Conferences and Workshops
Leonardo Maria Giuffrida,
3rd ZEW workshop on "Economics of Public Procurement",
ZEW Mannheim, Germany, 2021
Leonardo Maria Giuffrida,
2nd ZEW workshop on "Economics of Public Procurement",
ZEW, Germany, 2020
- Leonardo Maria Giuffrida, 3rd ZEW workshop on "Economics of Public Procurement",
2019 - until now:
Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI), Deutschland
- 2019 - until now: Research Fellow,