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Replication data for: Active and Passive Waste in Government Spending: Evidence from a Policy Experiment

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bandiera, Oriana
  • Prat, Andrea
  • Valletti, Tommaso
Publication Date
2009-09-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We propose a distinction between active and passive waste as determinants of the cost of public services. Active waste entails utility for the public decision maker, whereas passive waste does not. We analyze purchases of standardized goods by Italian public bodies and exploit a policy experiment associated with a national procurement agency. We find that: (i) some public bodies pay systematically more than others for equivalent goods; (ii) differences are correlated with governance structure; (iii) the variation in prices is principally due to variation in passive rather than active waste; and (iv) passive waste accounts for 83 percent of total estimated waste. (JEL H11, H57, H83)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.99.4.1278 (Text)
Publications
  • Bandiera, Oriana, Andrea Prat, and Tommaso Valletti. “Active and Passive Waste in Government Spending: Evidence from a Policy Experiment.” American Economic Review 99, no. 4 (August 2009): 1278–1308. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.99.4.1278.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.99.4.1278 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-04-04

Bandiera, Oriana; Prat, Andrea; Valletti, Tommaso (2009): Replication data for: Active and Passive Waste in Government Spending: Evidence from a Policy Experiment. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113315V1-23501