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 a joint PhD from KU Leuven and Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

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

This is my institutional website.


New paper published! “The Cost of Favoritism in Public Procurement” (with Bruno Baranek) accepted in Journal of Law and Economics (08/2023).

I have been appointed to the management board of the Utrecht University Centre for Public Procurement (10/2022).

DemoTrans: The Interchange between Democratic Institutions and the Globalisation of the Economy (Horizon Europe RIA grant; circa 2.7M EUR). I am a WP Leader in the consortium with KU Leuven, Charles Uni, Uni Bergen.

I have been nominated as an expert on the mission of TAIEX of the European Commission in Ecuador. The mission was on Early Warning System for Risks Related to Corruption in Public Procurement and took place between February 21st and 23rd 2022.

Political Donations, Public Procurement and Government Efficiency (with Kristof De Witte and Benny Geys) accepted in World Development (08/2021)

Two new working papers (06/2021) “Detection of Collusive Networks in E-procurement” (with Bruno Baranek, Leon Musolff) avaialble on SSRN and “Identifying Politically Connected Firms: A Machine Learning Approach” (joint with Deni Mazrekaj and Fritz Schiltz) now available as a Working Paper of the Utrecht University School of Economics.

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.


Prof. Francesco Decarolis (Bocconi University) –

Prof. Kristof De Witte (KU Leuven and Maastricht University, advisor) –

Prof. Benny Geys (BI Norwegian Business School, advisor) –