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Contracting for Government Services: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Cities

Jonathan Levin, Steven Tadelis

NBER Working Paper No. 13350
Issued in August 2007

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We are grateful to city managers Frank Benest, David Boesch, Kevin Duggan and Dave Knapp for helping us understand local governance and contracting. We thank Susan Athey, George Baker, Liran Einav, Robert Gibbons, Avner Greif, Igal Hendel, Paul Milgrom, Luigi Pistaferri, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Eric van den Steen and Michael Waldman for useful suggestions. Maya Meidan, Marcel Priebsch, Annika Todd, Joanne Yoong, Vineet Bhagwat Ariel McGinnis, Rizwan Sabar and Kevin Scott provided stellar research assistance. We appreciate the support of the National Science Foundation and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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