Ukraine has introduced an interesting and unique e-procurement system with an extensive public monitoring platform. This platform appears to boost society’s efforts to tackle corruption and collusion in public procurement. In the project with Bruno Baranek and Leon Musolff (both Princeton University), we develop a new collusion detection algorithm and document the effects of the monitoring platform on the participation of collusive firms and other market outcomes.
We are very happy to receive funding for this project from the Weiss Fund at Harvard University. The project will be presented on the Workshop on Empirical Public and Political Economics at KU Leuven.