Riccardo Camboni

I am a fixed-term assistant professor at the University of Padova, Department of Economics and Management.

I hold my Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from the Graduate School in Economics and Management, a joint Ph.D. program between the University of Padova, University of Venezia and the University of Verona. The title of my thesis is "Auction and Contract Design in Public Procurement: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations"; Thesis advisor Prof. Paola Valbonesi (University of Padova); co-supervisor Prof. Alessandro Bucciol (University of Verona); thesis committee: Prof. Stephane Saussier (University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne), Prof. Massimiliano Bratti (University of Milano) and Prof. Angelo Zago (University of Verona).

I was awarded the Unicredit "Fondo Gianesini" research grant (25.000€) immediately after the completition of my Ph.D., which allowed me to work as a visiting post-doc at University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, EPPP Chaire Research Center on public-private partnership and public procurement.

During my Ph.D. I spent an internship at the Italian Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC).

About my name: my full name is Riccardo Camboni Marchi Adani.

Please have a look at my CV here: CV

My research interests are related with the study of regulations, performances and problems of public procurement and public-private partnerships. More in detail:

  1. Theory. Design of procurement auctions. Scoring Rule Auctions

  2. Applied works. Empirical analysis - using parametric regressions and structural models - of the performance of different public procurers, different auction designs and different entry restrictions. Study on favoritism and collusion. At the moment, I am working on a large dataset of Italian data on the procurement of medical devices.

  3. Experimental economics. Experimental multidimensional auctions.

I am also interested in energy economics, in particular applied to the housing sector and to the study of affordability, fuel poverty and the circular economy.


DSEA - Università di Padova - Via del Santo 22, 35123 Padova (Italy)

email: riccardo.camboni(at)unipd.it