Tóth, I. J. and Hajdu, M. 2021. Political favoritism in public tenders in Hungary. Analysis of the odds of winning. Working Paper Series: CRCB-WP/2021:1. Budapest: CRCB.
The paper investigates the crony system in Hungary based on data of more than 227,000 public tenders from 2005 to 2020. The paper’s novelty is the analysis of odds of winning of crony and ordinary companies in public procurement that is a new approach to measure the strength of political favoritism and investigate crony read more
November 6, 2021
Tesztelés, politikai korrupció és Covid-19 halálozás [Testing, political corruption and Covid-19 mortality]
Előadás a “Munkagazdaágtani kutatások 2021″ konferencián Szirákon [Presentation in the conference "Labor Economics Research in Hungary 2021", Szirak, Hungary] (pdf)
November 4, 2021
Tóth, I. J. 2021. The EU Subsidies and the Crony Companies in Hungary. Statistical Analysis of Public Tenders 2011-2020. Budapest: CRCB
Tables and figures (xlsx) read more
August 2, 2021
Two figures on the impact of political favoritism in the Hungarian public procurement (xlsx)
June 12, 2021
CRCB is committed to foster transparency and access to public information.
The importance and benefits of governmental transparency, open government, and digital governance have been widely discussed. The disclosure of public data is an important goal supported by international organizations, governmental partnerships, and global civil society organizations (Open Government Partnership, European Commission, The World Bank, and OECD).
Based on the expectations of OECD digital openness and read more
2021. június 8.
Tóth I. J. 2021. Tesztelés, politikai korrupció és Covid-19 halálozás. [Testing, political corruption and Covid-19 mortality. ] CRCB Research Notes: 2021:2, Budapest: CRCB. https://bit.ly/3cqeHsn
The paper deals with the impact of political (grand) corruption and government measures against the pandemic on the Covid-19 mortality rate using data of EU27 and OECD countries. The share of the positive tests within all tests is considered an indicator of government measures’ impact. We use the data of the World Bank and Our World in Data. The political corruption is measured by the 2019 data of the WEF EOS read more
April 29, 2021
Public information provision by the government is essential to create trust in the government and government decisions, especially in the Covid-19 pandemic, when citizens’ compliance to the government measures is essential to curb the epidemy. On the other hand, the public information provided by the government supports that the government decisions on pandemic based on experts’ opinion, well-founded evidence, and analysis.
Therefore, it is worth analyzing how governments’ read more
April 8, 2021
Adatok, járvány, intézményi minőség [Data, COVID-19 Pandemic, Institutional Quality]
Presentation in Hungarian in the Budapest Science Meetup (pdf)
December 21, 2020
Tóth, I. J. and Hajdu, M. 2020. Factors Affecting the Corruption Risk and Intensity of Competition in Public Procurement at the Level of Local Government. Working Paper Series: CRCB-WP/2020:1. Budapest: CRCB.
This paper investigates the level of corruption risk and intensity of competition of public tenders at the municipal level in Hungary. It analyses the relationship of these factors with the level of human capital, economic development, and settlement size. The paper’s novelty is the sub-national level, and that the research is based on microdata (contract level data), whereas the read more
2021. március 6.
Stata do file (zip) read more