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The scope and limits of accounting and judicial courts intervention in inefficient public procurement (2017)
Journal Article
Estache, A., & Foucart, R. (2018). The scope and limits of accounting and judicial courts intervention in inefficient public procurement. Journal of Public Economics, 157, doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2017.11.008. ISSN 0047-2727

Cost inefficiencies in public procurement tend to come from two sources: corruption (moral hazard) and incompetence (adverse selection). In most countries, audit authorities are responsible for monitoring costs but do not distinguish both sources of... Read More

Group consumption and product diversity: the case of smoking bans (2017)
Journal Article
Foucart, R. (2017). Group consumption and product diversity: the case of smoking bans. Journal of Industrial Economics, 65(3), doi:10.1111/joie.12137. ISSN 0022-1821

I study product diversity in the presence of search costs and groups of consumers. Groups with heterogeneous tastes create a leverage effect on competition: a large majority of firms may end up offering a product that corresponds to the taste of the... Read More

Strategic decentralization and the provision of global public goods (2017)
Journal Article
Foucart, R., & Wan, C. (in press). Strategic decentralization and the provision of global public goods. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, doi:10.1016/j.jeem.2017.08.006. ISSN 0095-0696

We study strategic decentralization in the provision of a global public good. A federation, with the aim of maximizing the aggregate utility of its members, may find it advantageous to decentralize the decision-making, so that its members act autonom... Read More

Climate change mitigation with technology spillovers (2017)
Journal Article
Foucart, R., & Garsous, G. (2018). Climate change mitigation with technology spillovers. Environmental and Resource Economics, 71(2), (507–527). doi:10.1007/s10640-017-0170-3. ISSN 0924-6460

We explore the implications of an increase in clean technology spillovers between developed and developing countries. We build a game of abatements in which players are linked with technology spillovers determined by an initial choice of absorptive c... Read More