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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.

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.

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

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.

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

Winter 2021

MATH 80816
Économétrie appliquée et apprentissage statistique en économie

Fall 2020

MATH 80816A
Applied Econometrics and Machine Learning in Economics

Winter 2020

MATH 80816
Économétrie appliquée

Fall 2019

MATH 80816A
Applied Econometrics

Winter 2019

Comparative Perspectives on Business Organisations

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