November 9th 2017
Budapest Science Meetup, Library of the Hungarian Academy of Science, 7pm
In the presentation we dealt with the effect of friendship and family ties with the Hungarian Prime Minister (Viktor Orban) on the intensity of competition of public tenders won by companies owned by his close friends and family members. The analysis is based on more than 151,000 Hungarian public procurement tenders in the period of 2009-2016. Using OLS and ordered logit estimation and read more
October 10th 2017, Zagreb
The team of CRCB presented on October 10th 2017 the results of study “Intensity of Competition, Corruption Risk and Estimation of Direct Social Loss in Public Procurement of Zagreb” financed by the Centre for Peace Studies (Centar za Mirovne Studije).
The press release in Croatian
Presentation of the press conference (pdf)
Detailed presentation of the results & methods (pdf)
The paper in English (pdf)
Presentation on the DCPP software (pdf) and on the spss syntax file which allows the read more
September 18th 2017
The head of CRCB participated as an expert in the consultation with the Commission of Budgetary Control of Eurpean Parliament on Monday September 18th in Budapest and presented the CRCB’s research results on corruption risks, intensity of competition and the phenomenon of political favouritism in Hungarian public procurement.
The presentation ( pdf )
The handout ( pdf )
Data publication. The list of public tenders won by Orban’s close friends and family members read more
July 3rd 2017
The head of CRCB attended the LEAR Public Procurement Conference – 2017 as guest speaker. The presentation dealt with the analytical framework used by CRCB to analyse corruption risks, intensity of competition and price distortion and demonstrated some results on these topics concerning the Italian public procurement.
The presentation ( pdf read more
June 22nd 2017
The presentation deals with three issues. (1) It presents the analytical framework of corruption risks and competititon intensity of public tenders used by CRCB; (2) it deals with the results of report “Intensity of Competition, Corruption Risks and Price Distortion in the Hungarian Public Procurement – 2009-2016″ made by CRCB for the European Commission; (3) and it demonstrates some preliminary results on relationships between EU funding and cronyism in Hungary.
The report read more
September 16th 2016
Istvan Janos Toth presented the CRCB’s new research results in William Gates Building of Computer Laboratory at the conference ”Frontiers of Data Science for Government: Ideas, Practices, and Projections. Data for Policy -2016” organised by University of Cambridge.
The presentation dealt with corruption risk detection, measuring of competitive intensity and the new way to analyse overpricing suggested by the CRCB’s researchers. Based on statistical analysis of 127,000 read more
Agnes Czibik presented CRCB’s research results at Transparency International Croatia’s conference ‘Integritiy Pacts – Preventing Fraud in Public Procurement Through Civil Society Oversight Mechanisms‘ in Zagreb on 10th June 2015.
The presentation gave an overview on the measurable corruption risk differences of EU-funded and nationally funded public procurement procedures and it showed some network characteristics of Hungarian organisations with high corruption read more
A dataset and codes for analysis are released to support the workshop held by Mihály Fazekas at the conference: “Policy-making in the Big Data Era: Opportunities and Challenges” at the University of Cambridge on the 17th of June 2015. The data and codes are solely for demonstrating some interesting ways structured public procurement data can be used to measure favouritism in government contracting.
UK government supplier data (2009-2013): Public procurement supplier level dataset, halfyearly aggregation, contracts awarded by UK central read more
The Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB) organized a conference about the ANTICORRP research program, the Hungarian government’s anti-corruption policy and the new public procurement law on 12th May 2015. After István János Tóth’s (CRCB) opening and presentation about the ANTICORRP program’s objectives and results, dr. László Kovács (Prime Minister’s Office) presented the most important changes in the new Hungarian public procurement law. Mihály Fazekas (CUB, CRCB) highlighted some recent results of measuring corruption risks of public procurement in the read more
In the past few weeks, the European Commission found serious problems in the allocation of EU funded public procurement contracts in Hungary and the suspicion of cartel was also raised. According to the researches of CRCB, the corruption risks for EU funded contracts are slightly higher than national ones on the European level, but in Hungary the risks are significantly higher. These additional corruption risks are in connection with the low quality of the institutional environment in the country. read more