01 Aug 2011 - 01 Feb 2012
Europe, public procurement, Research, Trade, economic integration and globalization

Assessing the economic impact of changes to the access rules to the EU public markets that are currently being considered

General Objectives of the Project

The objective of the project is to provide an in-depth economic analysis to assess the benefits and the costs of the different policy options under discussion regarding market access to EU public markets. In order to provide this in-depth economic analysis, the interim report will present the following elements:

  • Precise quantification of the status quo situation and the effective market openness of the EU and its main trading partners, in particular the US, Japan, South Korea, Canada, China, Russia, India, Brazil and Turkey;
  • Identification of the main economic benefits from the three policy options and the sectors that will benefit the most;
  • Identification of the main economic cost from the three policy options and the fiscal effect to the extent the lack of foreign bidders could hamper competition;
  • Assessment of the wider economic impact based on a CGE model;
  • Literature-based assessment of possible impacts on EU economic efficiency.

Framework Contract: TRADE10/A2/A16