Making public procurement more efficient

Video State and Tax

How inefficient is public procurement, and what is the source of this inefficiency? With evidence from Pakistan, Adnan Khan explains how different public offices can pay very different prices for exactly the same good, and gives research insights on how to increase the efficiency of public procurement.

The paper discussed in this video is The Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats (Bandiera et al. 2021).