An Evaluation of a Bidder Training Program

De Silva, Dakshina and Hubbard, Timothy and Kosmopoulou, Georgia (2020) An Evaluation of a Bidder Training Program. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 72. ISSN 0167-7187

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In an effort to accommodate a change in the Federal Highway Administration's goals towards race-neutral methods concerning the involvement of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in contracting, the Texas Department of Transportation created a bidder training program. Using ten years of data, we examine the effects this program had on bidder behavior, project costs for the government, and the ability of these _rms to compete. Unlike other policies that target these firms, we find the program generated substantial savings for the state which come at a very low cost.

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International Journal of Industrial Organization
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Industrial Organization. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Industrial Organization, 72, 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijindorg.2020.102661
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