"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

Publications

Palkovics László 2018. június – 2019. február közötti megszólalásainak tartalomelemzése

 

2019. március 19.
Tóth István János, Nyírő Zsanna. 2019. Palkovics László 2018. június és 2019. február közötti megszólalásainak tartalomelemzése. 2019. március 19. Budapest: CRCB.
A tanulmányban kvantitatív és kvalitatív tartalomelemzés eszközeivel a sajtóban megjelent nyilatkozatok, tudósítások alapján elemezzük az MTA és a kormány közötti vitában Palkovics László ITM miniszter megszólalásait. Ehhez több mint 100.000 cikkből választottuk ki azokat, amelyek az MTA és a kormány konfliktusával foglalkoztak 2018. június 1. -2019. február 9. read more

Transparency and Integrity: The Online Presence of Hungarian Municipalities. Analysis of urban municipalities’ websites in Hungary – 2018

 

11 March 2019

Transparency and Integrity: The Online Presence of Hungarian Municipalities. Analysis of urban municipalities’ websites in Hungary – 2018

Results of a joint research program with Budapest Institute

The transparency of the operation of the local governments and the follow-up of their decision-making process by the citizens are very important to achieve good governance. It is vital that citizens should easily access the data concerning the decisions made by their local governments, the read more

The EU funds, Viktor Orbán, and Lőrinc Mészáros, the Hungarian gas fitter: four graphs

8 March 2019

 

CRCB. 2019. The EU funds, Viktor Orbán and the performance of firms owned by Lőrinc Mészáros, the Hungarian gas fitter, in the Hungarian public tenders 2005-2018. Budapest: CRCB.

Based on the empirical analysis of the Hungarian public tenders we pointed out  that the EU funding has perverse effects in Hungary: it helps to reduce the intensity of competition, to increase the level of corruption risk and the weight of price distortion, and it generated the growth of the estimated direct social loss due to weak competition and high level of corruption risks from 2009 to 2016. The analysis on public tenders won by companies related read more

Az MTA átalakításának és a kutatóhálózat elvételének egy lehetséges értelmezési modellje

 

2019 Február 28.

Az MTA átalakításának és a kutatóhálózat elvételének egy lehetséges értelmezési modellje

A rövid elemzés 13 + 1 pontban foglalja össze az MTA átalakításának és a kutatóhálózat leválasztásának egy lehetséges értelmezési modelljét.  A CRCB ezzel a munkával szeretné új szempontokkal gazdagítani az MTA átalakításáról szóló vitát és egyben segíteni az MTA-t, a magyar nemzet legrégebben fennálló intézményét.

Az read more

Cronyism in Hungary. Empirical analysis of public tenders 2010-2016

17 September 2018

Istvan Janos Toth and Miklos Hajdu: Cronyism in Hungary. Empirical analysis of public tenders 2010-2016

In this paper, we use the public procurement database which contains data from more than 230,000 public tenders from 1997 to 2017. The analysis is based on data from 126,330 public procurement contracts from 2010 to 2016. The research was supported by the Hungarian National Scientific Fund (OTKA, K116860).   The focus of the analysis is public tenders (without framework agreements) won by companies related to read more

Data publication practices of public procurement authorities around the world – 2018

8 November 2018

The report deals with the results of 2018 CRCB’s survey which focused on the data publication practices of 118 public procurement authorities around the world based on an empirical analysis of their websites. We analyse two main questions: (i) how easily accessible the data of public tenders at contract level are in the analysed websites; (ii) which pieces of information in contract level are accessible in structured and downloaded format. The report describes and evaluates the data read more

Missing Data, Intensity of Competition and Corruption Risks

10 October 2018

Missing Data, Intensity of Competition and Corruption Risks.
Analysis of Contract Award Notices of Hungarian Public Procurement Published from January 2005 to August 2018. Flash Report I/2018, CRCB, Budapest, October 2018.

 

Report in Hungarian (pdf)
Tables & Figures (pdf, xlsx)
Report in English (pdf)

List of 268,404 analysed contract award notices, with url, date, issuer’s name and filter variable read more