"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

A CRCB közleménye az ellene indított perről és a per dokumentumai

 

2019 szeptember 5.

Az alábbiakban a magyar állam egy intézménye, a Közbeszerzési Hatóság (KH) által egy tudományos műhely (CRCB) ellen indított bírósági eljárás részleteit ismertetjük. A KH, azaz egy állami intézmény, megtámadott egy független kutatóműhelyt egy tudományos publikációja miatt, mert jó hírnevének megsértéseként értelmezte a publikációban alkalmazott módszereket, és a publikációban megfogalmazott, az állami intézményt ért kritikus állításokat. Az ügyhöz hozzátartozik az a kontextus is, amelyben ez az read more

Data, Public Goods, Public Interest and Good Governance

18 April 2019
Data, Public Goods, Public Interest and Good Governance
Multiple actors and several methods for the transparency and good governance

in April 2019 from 9:00 to 13:30 at Mozsar Coffee (Budapest, Nagymező u. 21.)

A conference organized by the CRCB with the support of commonfare.net and the EU

Citizens, grassroots initiatives and movements, as well as NGOs, think tanks and institutes have stepped up to support good governance from the bottom up. In the conference we would like to present several actors and several activities which have different professional background and they use different methods to achieve the same goal and we want to create a forum for exchange of ideas on experiences, barriers and good practices. How can the data disclosure, the empirical analysis based read more

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

An explanatory model on the reorganization of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and on the expropriation of its research institutes

May 30 2019

CRCB. 2019. An explanatory model on the reorganization of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and on the expropriation of its research institutes. May 30 2019. CRCB Research Notes: 2019:6, Budapest: CRCB.

This short analysis deals with a possible interpretation scheme of the real objectives of the Hungarian government with the forced transformation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) and the destitution of the network of its research institutes in 14 points. With this analysis the read more

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

17 September 2018

Istvan Janos Toth and Miklos Hajdu: Cronyism in Hungary. An 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