Affiliation: EIEF

Address: via Sallustiana n. 62 00187 Roma

Research Interests: Industrial Organization, Market Design, Health Economics



Francesco Decarolis is a faculty at Boston University – Boston (MA), USA – and EIEF - Rome, Italy - and is a fellow of CEPR and NBER. He holds a BA in Economics from Universita’ Bocconi, Milan, and a MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Boston University, he worked at the Bank of Italy, the University of Wisconsin Madison and the University of Pennsylavnia. His research is on Industrial Organization, with a focus on public procurement, auctions and health economics.



  • “Medicare Part D: Are Insurers Gaming the Low Income Subsidy Design?,” American Economic Review, April 2015, 105(4): 1547-80.
  • “Awarding Price, Contract Performance and Bids Screening: Evidence from Procurement Auctions,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 6, Iss. 1, January 2014, pp. 108-132.
  • “Entry and Subcontracting in Public Procurement Auctions,” (with N. Branzoli) Management Science, Vol. 61, Iss. 12, December 2015, pp. 2945–2962.
  • “Detecting Bidders Groups in Collusive Auctions,” (with T. Conley) American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 8, No. 2 May 2016, pp. 1-38.
  • “Insurers Response to Selection Risk: Evidence from Medicare Enrollment Reforms” (with A. Guglielmo), Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming.