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
14 January 2019
Corruption cases and white elephants. Lessons of some EU funded projects in Hungary. CRCB, Budapest, 2019.
The first paper on case studies (in Hungarian, pdf) read more
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
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
5 July 2018
Istvan Janos Toth – Miklos Hajdu: The Intensity of competition, corruption risks, and the winner companies. Analysis of public procurement of a European capital 2011-2016. CRCB, Budapest, July 5, 2018.
The paper in Hungarian (pdf)
Database in Stata format (dta)
Stata do file read more
27 April 2018
Istvan Janos Toth – Klara Ungar: The models of rent-seeking and cronyism in the Hungarian energy market.
The analysis of the Hungarian government – MVMP – MET case
In this paper, we analyse a regulatory decision of 2011 made by the Hungarian government as regards the Hungarian energy (gas) market and its developments. Ultimately, this regulation was clearly favourable to a private company (the MET Hungary AG and its successor the METI AG) originally owned by the Hungarian oil, read more
11 May 2018
Presentation in the POLTEXT Incubator Workshop in Hungarian Academy of Science (pdf)
8 May 2018
Presentation in Hungarian in an event organised by the MENSA Hungary (pdf)
12 April 2018
Presentation in Hungarian the Budapest Science Meetup (pdf , read more
23 March 2018
In this paper, we investigate the impact of Russia’s state-run propaganda apparatus on online media in Hungary using methods drawn from content analysis and distributive semantics. For the analysis, we downloaded articles published between 2010 and 2017 on nine Hungarian-language online portals (888.hu, hidfo.ru, index.hu, lokal.hu, magyaridok.hu, mindenegyben.com, mno.hu, origo.hu, and pestisracok.hu) and collected them in a database. We analysed 1 million articles and more than 278 million words in total. We used read more
21 February 2018.
Presentation at the conference “János Kornai 90th birthday ” at Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest,
21-22 February 2018
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 focus of the analysis is public tenders (without framework agreements) won by companies related to cronies and read more
19 February 2018
THE HUNGARIAN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY (HPPA) DID FILE A LAWSUIT IN 19 NOVEMBER 2018 AGAINST THE CRCB FOR HARMING HPPA’s REPUTATION IN THIS RESEARCH NOTE.
ACCORDING TO THE INJUCTION OF THE BUDAPEST CAPITAL COURT (22.P.23.829/2018/5.) WE HAD TO REMOVE THIS PAPER FROM OUR WEBSITE. THE STATEMENTS MADE IN THE ABSTRACT WERE THEREFORE ALSO TRUNCATED.
In this research note we briefly analyse the data publication standard used by the Hungarian Public Procurement read more