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Decio Coviello

Associate Professor,  Department of Applied Economics

Decio  Coviello

Contact information

HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal (Québec)
Canada H3T 2A7

Email: decio.coviello@hec.ca
Phone: 514-340-1601
Secretary: 514-340-6464
Fax: 514-340-6469
Office: 4.131

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Other title(s)

Chairholder Canada Research Chair in Economics


  • Ph.D. (Economics), European University Institute
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Master (Economics and Finance), University of Naples Federico II


  • Political Economy
  • Procurement
  • Labor

Current research


This publication selection covers the last five years.


Journal articles (8)

COVIELLO, Decio, ICHINO, Andrea, PERSICO, Nicola; « Measuring the Gains from Labor Specialization », Journal of Law & Economics, vol. 62, no 3, 2019, p. 403-426.

CLARK, Robert, COVIELLO, Decio, GAUTHIER, Jean-François, SHNEYEROV, Artyom; « Bid Rigging and Entry Deterrence in Public Procurement: Evidence from an Investigation into Collusion and Corruption in Quebec », Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, vol. 34, no 3, 2018, p. 301-363.

COVIELLO, Decio, GUGLIELMO, Andrea, SPAGNOLO, Giancarlo; « The Effect of Discretion on Procurement Performance », Management Science, vol. 64, no 2, 2018, p. 715-738.

COVIELLO, Decio, MORETTI, Luigi, SPAGNOLO, Giancarlo, VALBONESI, Paola; « Court Efficiency and Procurement Performance », The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol. 120, no 3, 2018, p. 826-858.

COVIELLO, Decio, GAGLIARDUCCI, Stefano; « Tenure in Office and Public Procurement », American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 9, no 3, 2017, p. 1-59.

L BRAY, Robert, COVIELLO, Decio, ICHINO, Andrea, PERSICO, Nicola; « Multitasking, Multiarmed Bandits, and the Italian Judiciary », Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, vol. 18, no 4, 2016, p. 545-558.

COVIELLO, Decio, PERSICO, Nicola; « An Economic Analysis of Black-White Disparities in the New York Police Department's Stop-and-Frisk Program », Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 44, no 2, 2015, p. 315-360.

COVIELLO, Decio, ICHINO, Andrea, PERSICO, Nicola; « THE INEFFICIENCY OF WORKER TIME USE », Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 13, no 5, 2015, p. 906-947.

This selection of supervision activities covers the last five years.


Dissertation direction – PhD in Administration (2)

In codirection with : CLARK, Robert
Essais on Competition in Public Procurement, by Adriano De Leverano
November 2019

In codirection with : CLARK, Robert
Essays on Consumer Default, by Kiana Basiri
May 2019


Supervised project supervision – MSc in Management (3)

The impact of a new feedback system on engagement: evidence from a randomized experiment at the National Bank of Canada , by Manal Sajia
March 2020

The impact of social corporate responsibility (CSR) on company value: Re-assessment of the causal evidence , by Angela Patricia Herrera Gomez
September 2019

Evidence of collusion in Laval asphalt projects , by Alexandre Garon-Bélanger
May 2019

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