Cagliari, September 28 - 29, 2023

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to participate in the 5th Interdisciplinary Symposium on Public Procurement.

The aim of the Symposium is to bring together economists, engineers, lawyers, management scholars and professionals in the field of public procurement through dialogue and discussion. The organizers have the ambition of reducing the terminology barrier between them as well as reaching a joint wider understanding of practical issues in the realm of public procurement.

The Symposium attempts also to suggest reform measures for better rules of acquisition for Public Administrations. While topics and references will certainly involve the European Union environment it shall not be limited to this area, taking advantage of best practices worldwide.

The conference topics are:

1. Defence procurement
2. Human rights in public procurement
3. Climate change in public procurement
4. Preferences and political economy in public procurement.

Papers presented are based on invitations (8 papers of scholars) and on the selection of 8 submitted papers, 2 per topic.



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