Since November 2020, I am an Assistant Professor of Law & Economics at Utrecht University. I am also a researcher (principal investigator of a Junior STAR project) at Charles University and an affiliated researcher at KU Leuven and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

I have received my PhD from KU Leuven.

Here is my CV. My research is focused on political, legal and institutional aspects affecting public procurement markets.

This is my institutional website.

News

Since January 2021, I have been a member of Utrecht University Centre for Public Procurement (UUCePP). Here is an interview with me about my current research.

My paper on “How Politics Influence Public Good Provision” (with Kristof De Witte) was accepted in Socio-Economic Planning Sciences (2021). It is also available as DISCUSSION PAPER SERIES DPS20.21 of KU Leuven.

I have been awarded Junior STAR Grant by the Czech Science Foundation (11/2020). The topic is “The Role of Institutional Factors and Information in Public Procurement Markets” (PI; circa 230,00 EUR).

One of my new projects on e-procurement in Ukraine (joint with Bruno Baranek and Leon Musolff) received funding from the Weiss Fund at Harvard University (7/2020).

“The Cost of Favoritism in Public Procurement” (with Bruno Baranek) now available as Discussion Paper of the Department of Economics at KU Leuven. Previously, we have been awarded the 2nd prize for the Young Czech Economist of the Year in 2019, ranked 3rd best paper at the EPCS Meeting 2018, and among the 3 best papers at Public Choice Meeting 2020.

“Political donations and the allocation of public procurement contracts” (with Benny Geys) published in European Economic Review. 

You can find my other projects in the Publication and Policy work sections.

References

Prof. Francesco Decarolis (Bocconi University) – francesco.decarolis@unibocconi.it

Prof. Kristof De Witte (KU Leuven and Maastricht University, advisor) – kristof.dewitte@kuleuven.be

Prof. Benny Geys (BI Norwegian Business School, co-advisor) – benny.geys@bi.no