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Public Contracting for Private Innovation: Government Expertise, Decision Rights, and Performance Outcomes

Joshua R. Bruce, John M. de Figueiredo, Brian S. Silverman

NBER Working Paper No. 24724
Issued in June 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Jean-Etienne de Bettignies, Robert Gibbons, Ricard Gil, Mitch Hoffman, Chris McKenna, Arti Rai, Pablo Spiller, Jesper Sørensen, Giorgio Zanarone; seminar participants at CUNEF, George Mason University, Queens University, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley; and attendees at the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics and Mack Institute/Wharton Technology & Innovation Conference, for comments on previous drafts of this paper. This study is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants Numbers 1061600 and 1443014. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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