Political donations, public procurement and government efficiency  (with Benny Geys and Kristof De Witte). World Development, 148 (2021).

[full article (open access)] [working paper]

How Politics Influence Public Good Provision (with Kristof De Witte). Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 81 (2022).

[working paper]

Political Donations and the Allocation of Public Procurement Contracts (with Benny Geys). European Economic Review, 111 (2019), p. 443-458. [full article][working paper] [voxcolumn] [online appendix] [dataset]


Titl, V. (2020). The role of political connections and institutions in public procurement: evidence from Czech administrative data. KU Leuven Doctoral Thesis.

Financing Quality Education for All: The Funding Methods of Compulsory and Special Needs Education (with Kristof De Witte, Mike Smet and Oliver Holz). Universitaire Pers Leuven 2019. ISBN 9789462701915.

book chapters

Baranek, B. V. Titl. (2021). Political connections in public procurement. In Ed.
Bandiera, O., Bosio, E. and G. Spagnolo, Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion,
and Emergencies (pp. 43-52). CEPR PRESS.

The Analysis of Political Campaign Donations [in Czech] (with Skuhrovec J. and  M. Palanský) In Financování politického života. Editors: Šimíček J. p. 155-174. Muni Press, Brno, Czech Republic 2015, ISBN 9788021079946.

working papers

01/2022 The Cost of Favoritism in Public Procurement (with Bruno Baranek). The first draft ranked 3rd for the best paper (Wicksell prize) at EPCS Meeting 2018, in Rome (earlier circulated as Political Connections and Competition on the Public Procurement Market) and for the revised version, we have received the prize for the 2nd best Young Czech Economist of the Year. 2nd round R&R in Journal of Law and Economics.

02/2022 Identifying Politically Connected Firms: A Machine Learning Approach (with Deni Mazrekaj and Fritz Schiltz). R&R Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

02/2022 The One and Only: Single Bidding in Public Procurement. Mimeo.

02/2022 (with Bruno Baranek and Leon Musolff) Detection of Collusive Networks in E-procurement. Mimeo.

10/2020 (with Bruno Baranek and Leon Musolff) Data Transparency, Public Oversight and Collusion in E-procurement. Mimeo.

work in progress

03/2022 (with Kris De Jaegher and Michal Soltes) Renegotiation in Public Procurement.

03/2022 (with Tijmen Tuinsma, Kristof De Witte, Petr Jansky, and Miroslav Palansky) The Effect of Private Country-by-Country Reporting on Tax Avoidance: a Regression Discontinuity Approach.

10/2020 (with Bruno Baranek, Stefano Baratuche, and Jeffrey Sun) European Regional Policy and Public Procurement in Spain.

policy reports

Titl, V., De Witte, K., Holz, O. and Smet, M. (2018). Funding Formulas in Compulsory Education: Report on Secondary Education.

Titl, V., De Witte, K., Holz, O., Smet, M. and van Assche, R. (2017). Funding Formulas in Compulsory Education: Report on Primary Education.

Titl, V., De Witte, K., Holz, O., Smet, M. and van Assche, R. (2017). Funding Formulas in Compulsory Education: Report on Special Needs Education.

1/2015 Analysis of Czech Political Party Donations (with Jiri Skuhrovec and Miroslav Palansky), Centre for Applied Economics at the Charles University in Prague mimeo, Available at: