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DIME Seminar - Actionable Judicial Performance Measurement: Three Examples from Italy

May 15, 2018

1818 H Street, N.W, Washington, DC, MC 8-100

  • Judicial performance is a critical determinant of the business environment (Doing-Business Indicators). Improving judicial performance cannot rely on traditional monetary incentives; an alternative approach is to improve the production process. In our first two studies, we report on observational and experimental studies that measure judicial productivity at the micro-level and extrapolate the magnitude of performance improvements following changes in management practices. In our third study, we measure the impact of improved judicial productivity on the business environment by looking at increases in firm closures when firms are randomly assigned to slower judges.

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    Decio Coviello

    Associate Professor of Economics, HEC Montreal

    Decio Coviello is an associate professor in Economics and Canada Research Chair in Economics at HEC Montreal. He received his PhD in Economics from the European University Institute in 2009, and spent 2 years in Boston (MIT/Harvard) prior to joining HEC Montreal. Dr. Coviello received several Canadian Research Grants. He has published several papers on top Economics and Management journals, in the area of political economy, public procurement, and labor economics, and he is an editorial advisor for the Canadian Journal of Economics.


    Nicola Persico

    John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor, Northwestern University

    Nicola Persico is currently the John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He received his PhD in Economics from Northwestern University in 1996. Dr. Persico joined, Kellogg in 2011, he is currently co-editor of the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and has published in the areas of political economy, law and economics, and labor economics.

  • DIME is a World Bank-wide program to generate knowledge on the effectiveness of development policies. Working across 18 thematic areas, DIME collaborates with 300 agencies in 72 countries to improve the effectiveness of policies and programs and strengthen country capacity for real-time evidence-based policy-making. More »

Events Details

  • Time: 12:30PM to 2:00PM
  • Location: MC 8-100, World Bank Main Complex
  • CONTACT: Silvia Velez Caroco