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Hogyan jutottunk idáig? A tudomány szabadsága egy illiberális államban: a CRCB elleni per

 

2019 április 26

Tóth István János: Hogyan jutottunk idáig? A tudomány szabadsága egy illiberális államban: a CRCB elleni per. Working Paper Series: CRCB-WP/2019:1, Budapest: CRCB

Az alábbi tanulmányban egy abszurd történettel foglalkozunk: a magyar állam egy intézménye, a Közbeszerzési Hatóság által egy tudományos műhely (CRCB) ellen indított bírósági eljárás részleteit ismertetjük, helyezzük szélesebb kontextusba és kommentáljuk. A történet szerint egy állami intézmény megtámad egy független read more

Data Publication for EU citizens – 1/2019

2 April 2019

One of the aims of CRCB is to improve the transparency of the public procurement in EU and to help the researchers, the journalists and other stakeholders have access to public procurement data. Accordingly, we decided to make a part of public procurement database built by CRCB easy accessible and publish some main indicators of public tenders of Croatia: the publication date, the name of issuer, the name of winner, the contract value, e.t.c. We used the webpage of the Croatian Public Procurement Authority where we downloaded 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

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

The intensity of competition, corruption risks, and the winner companies

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

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

21 February 2018.

Presentation at the conference “János Kornai 90th birthday ” at Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest,
21-22 February 2018

Abstract

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

Bangladesh, Zambia and Hungary. Data publication practice of the Hungarian Public Procurement Authority

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

Data Publication for EU citizens – 1/2018

13 February 2018

One of the aims of CRCB is to improve the transparency of the Hungarian public procurement and to help the researchers, the journalists and other stakeholders have access to public procurement data. Accordingly, we decided to make a part of uncleaned version of public procurement database built by CRCB accessible and publish some main indicators of public tenders: publication date, name of issuer, name of winner, contract value, number of bidders, and the links of tenders on the Hungarian Public read more

How does the Kleptocratic State Work in Hungary?

István János Tóth – Miklós Hajdu: How does the Kleptocratic State Work in Hungary? A research note based on Hungarian public procurement data. CRCB, Budapest, January 2018.

26 January  2018

In this research note, we use the public procurement database built by CRCB, which contains data from more than 200,000 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