Joint MSM-MGSOG-UNU Merit Seminar: The Economics of Procurement

Nicola Dimitri, University of Siena, Italy, and external research fellow, MsM

The efficient procurement of goods, services and works is of increased strategic importance, being a crucial element of competitiveness and financial soundness for companies and organizations. The lecture will discuss some of the main economic themes underlying effective procurement design.

About the speaker
Nicola Dimitri is Professor of Economics at the University of Siena (Italy) Research Fellow at Maastricht School of Management, Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IMT) Lucca (Italy) and Life Member of Clare Hall College (Cambridge-UK). He was formerly Deputy Rector of the University of Siena and Chair of the Economics Department. He is currently the Italian Delegate to the 7th EU Framework Program (Cooperation-Social Sciences and Humanities) He has been Fullbright Student, Chevening Scholar, NATO-CNR and Fernand Braudel Fellow (EUI). From 2003 until 2008 he collaborated as Economic consultant with the Research Office of Consip, the Italian Procurement Agency for the public sector. His research interests include game and decision theory, behavioral and cognitive economics, procurement, health and pharmaceutical economics, innovation and incentives. He is one of the editors and of the authors of the “Handbook of Procurement (Cambridge University Press, 2006)” as well as of other articles and reports on procurement. He published several papers in international journals, and in different areas, such as the Review of Economics Dynamics, Theory and Decision, Economics Letters, Theoretical Computer Science, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Drug Discovery Today, Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.

Venue: Room 225, Maastricht School of Management, 150 Endepolsdomein, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Date: 17 November 2011

Time: 13:30 - 14:30  CET