Elisabetta Iossa





  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Naples Federico II
  • M.Sc. in Economics, York University
  • B. A. in Economics, University of Naples Federico II

Current activities

  • Full Professor of Economics, Dept Economics and Finance, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
  • Director, Proxenter, Center for Research in Public Procurement and Supply Chain, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research, CEPR, London
  • Research Fellow, Center for Economics and International Studies, CEIS, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
  • Research Fellow, Center of Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy, IEFE, Bocconi University
  • Research Affiliate, Center for Market and Public Organization, CMPO, Bristol University

Past activities 

  • Partner, Advanced Procurement Ltd. Advised on tendering strategy for procurement and vendor rating major publicly owned and private firms. (2009-2011)
  • Full Professor in Economics, Brunel University (West London, UK).
  • Maitre de conférences, University of Liege (Belgium).Suppléant, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).
  • T.M.R. Marie Curie Research fellowship, ECARES, ULB(Belgium).

Research interests 

  • Procurement of public infrastructures and services,
  • Public private partnerships/project financing,
  • Competition Policy and market regulation.

Recent publications 

  • The Simple Micro-Economics of Public Private Partnerships, with David Martimort, CEIS Discussion Papers, 139, 2013. Forthcoming Journal of Public Economic Theory.
  • ‘Building Reputation for Contract Renewal: Implications for Performance Dynamic and Contract duration,’ with Patrick Rey. CEPR Discussion Paper 9571, 2013; Journal of the European Economic Association. Forthcoming.
  • ‘The Market for Lawyers and the Quality of Legal Services’, with Bruno Jullien, 2012, RAND Journal of Economics, 43 (4), 677-704.
  • "Risk Allocation and the Costs and Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships," with David Martimort RAND Journal of Economics, 2012, 43(3), pp: 442-474.
  • ‘Vertical Integration and Costly Demand Information in Regulated Network Industries’, with Francesca Stroffolini, Review of Industrial Organization, 2012, 40(4), pp 249-271.
  • ‘Crowding Out Public Sector Motivation, with Yannis Georgellis, and Vurain Tabvuma, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 2011, 21(3): pp: 473-493.
  • ‘Commercial Activity as Insurance: the Investment Behavior of Non-Profit Firms’, with John Bennett and Gabriella Legrenzi, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 2010, vol. 85(3), pp: 445-465.
  • ‘Contracting Out Public Service Provision to Non-for-profit Firms’, with John Bennett. Oxford Economic Papers, 2010, vol. 62 (4), pp: 784-802.
  • ‘Overoptimism and Lender Liability in the Consumer Credit Market’, with Giuliana Palumbo, Oxford Economic Papers, 2010, vol. 62(2), pp: 374-394.
  • ‘Partenariats Public-Privé: Quelques Réflexions,‘ with David Martimort and Jérôme Pouyet, Revue Economique, 2008, vol. 59 (3), pp. 437-449.
  • “Information Provision and Monitoring of the Decision-maker in the Presence of an Appeal Process; “with Giuliana Palumbo. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2007, vol. 163 (4), pp. 657-682.
  • “Building and Managing Facilities for Public Services”, with John Bennett. Journal of Public Economics, 2006, vol.  90 (10-11) , pp. 2143-2160.
  • “Delegation of Contracting in the Private Provision of Public Services”, with John Bennett, Review of Industrial Organization, August-September 2006, vol. 29 (1-2) pp. 75-92. Special Issue on Public-Private Partnerships.


Chapters in Books

  • "Corruption in Public-Private Partnerships,’ with David Martimort. Piet de Vries and Etienne B. Yehoue (Eds), The Routledge Companion to PPP, Routledge, 2013, Chpt. 9 pp. 205-225.
  • ‘The Theory of Incentives Applied to the Transport Sector,’ with David Martimort. A Handbook of Transport Economics, Edgar Elgar, Edited by André de Palma, Robin Lindsey and Emile Quinet, et Roger Vickerman, 2011.
  •  ‘Procurement Contracting Strategies’, with Gian Luigi Albano, Giacomo Calzolari, Federico Dini and Giancarlo Spagnolo, N. Dimitri, G. Piga and G. Spagnolo (Eds.), Handbook of Procurement, 2006, Cambridge University Press.



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