"When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in your thoughts, advanced to the stage of science, whatever the matter may be."
Lord Kelvin

Research Notes

The Role of Ukrainian and Russian Sources in the First Articles on the Makiivka Missile Attack


March 13, 2023


Tóth, I. J. and Hámori, Á. 2023. The Role of Ukrainian and Russian Sources in the First Articles on the Makiivka Missile Attack: A content analysis of articles from six leading news portals (BBC, CNN, The Guardian, The New York Times, Reuters, and The Washington Post). CRCB Research Notes: 2023:2. Budapest: read more

Fourteen Graphs and Two Tables on the New Trends of Corruption Risk in the Hungarian Public Procurement 2005-2022


February 7, 2023


This  CRCB Statistical Quick Report shows the trends of corruption risk in Hungarian public procurement from 2005 to 2022 through fourteen graphs and two tables. The report includes information based on a contract-level dataset with full-year 2022 data. The CRCB’s aim with this report is to inform the EU taxpayers (especially the Hungarian ones) within T+45 days on corruption risk trends in Hungary in read more

Azok a csodálatos “Mészáros” cégek


Néhány ábra Mészáros Lőrinc és társai “tulajdonában lévő” cégek szerepéről és jellegzetességeiről a magyar közbeszerzési piacon

2022. szeptember 14.

Mészáros és társai “tulajdonában lévő” cégek részesedésének alakulása a magyar közbeszerzési tortából 2005-2021, N = 276.452, százalék
A Mészáros és társai által egyedül, vagy konzorciumban nyert szerződések értéke az adott kategóriához tartozó összes szerződés értékének százalékában
Mészáros és read more

Corruption Risk and the Crony System in Hungary. A brief analysis of EU funded contracts in Hungarian public procurement 2005-2021


March 7, 2022


Tóth I. J. 2022. Corruption Risk and the Crony System in Hungary. A brief analysis of EU-funded contracts in Hungarian public procurement 2005-2021. CRCB Research Notes: 2022:2, Budapest: CRCB


Research Notes 2022:2
Tables, figures and database description (xlsx)
Database in DTA and CSV format and the STATA do file read more

Tesztelés, politikai korrupció és Covid-19 halálozás


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 read more

Data Concealment and Mortality in Covid-19 Pandemic. An Illustrative Figure and a Hypothesis


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 read more