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"Go as far as the legs of reasons can tell you and then jump"

(The Life of Pi)

Research Areas

Industrial Organization and Public Economics: Antitrust, Procurement, Regulation, Public sector.

Selected Publications

Games and Economic Behavior (2015), Economic Journal (1998), Journal of the European Economic Association (2014, 2022), International Journal of Industrial Organization (2002, 2015), Journal of Economics and Management Strategy (Forthcoming), Journal of Industrial Economics (1999), Journal of Law, Economics & Organization (2020), Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (2011), Journal of Public Economics (2006), Rand Journal of Economics (2004, 2012, 2012), Review of Economic Studies (2021).

Expert Adviser

Competition Commission in the UK, European Commission (DG Connect, DG Grow), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Financial Service Authority UK, Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), Office of Fair Trading (OFT), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) , Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the World Bank (WB).

  • Burguet, R. Iossa, E. and G. Spagnolo (2021) Cartels and Bibes (2021) CEPR Discussion paper 16481. Submitted.

  • Iossa, E., Rey, Patrick and Mike Waterson (Forthcoming) Organizing Competition for the Market Journal of the European Economic Association. Teaching materials now posted on JEEA website.

  • Che, Yeon-Koo and Patrick Rey (2021) Prizes versus Contracts as Incentives for Innovation, Review of Economic Studies, 88(5): 2149–2178,

  • Decarolis, F., de Rassenfosse, G., Iossa, E., Giuffrida, L.M., Mollisi, V. Raiteri E. and G. Spagnolo (2021), Buyers' Role in Innovation Procurement, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 30(4) 2021: 697-720.

  • De Chiara, A. and E. Iossa (2021), Setting the Budget for Targeted Research Projects, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 21(3) 1013-1034.

  • Decarolis, F., Iossa, E., Giuffrida, L.M., Mollisi, V. and G. Spagnolo (2020), Bureaucratic Competence and Procurement Outcomes, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 36: 537-597.

  • Cottini Elena, Paolo Ghinetti, Iossa, Elisabetta and Pierluigi Sacco (2018), Stress and Incentives at Work. Revise and Resubmit, Oxford Economic Papers.

  • Collusive Market Allocations, with with Leslie Marx, Simon Loertscher and Patrick Rey. Under revision.

  • De Chiara, A. and E. Iossa (2020) Public Procurement as a Demand-side Policy: Project Competition and Innovation Incentives. CEPR Discussion paper 13664. Under revision.

  • Camboni, Riccardo, Corazzini, Luca, Iossa, Elisabetta, Valbonesi, Paola. Bid Preferences as Incentives for Innovation: Experimental Evidence, 2018. Under revision.

NEWS

The role of buyer competence (2021) by Francesco Decarolis, Leonardo M. Giuffrida, Elisabetta Iossa and Vincenzo Mollisi, in Procurement in Focus: Rules, Discretion, and Emergencies, edited by Oriana Bandiera, Erica Bosio, Giancarlo Spagnolo. CEPR London.

Piattaforme e regole: la rincorsa continua, con Leonardo Madio, La Voce Info. Ottobre 2021

Liberalizzazione del subappalto: una scelta coraggiosa ma quali i rischi? La Voce Info. August 2021.

Stazioni appaltanti qualificate per gli investimenti pubblici, La Voce Info. March 2021

HSV25Tribute: Celebrating a quarter century of Hart Shleifer and Vishney. With Oliver Hart, Video.

Policy Presentation: Il ruolo dello Stato nell'Economia. Video, 2021.

Policy Paper: "Integrity Framework for Public Infrastructures: Review and Further Action," Inter-American Development Bank, Washington August 2020.

CEPR Industrial Organization Seminars. Organizing Competition for the Market with Patrick Rey and Michael Waterson. June 2020 Online.