"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

The Institute

The Corruption Research Center Budapest was created in response to the growing need for independent research on corruption and quality of government. Hence, the Center was established as a non-partisan think tank independent of governments, political parties or special interest groups. It is financed by private donations, research funds and the Center also works for international institutions, NGOs, and private companies.

The aims of the Center are to systematically explore the causes, characteristics, and consequences of the quality of government, problems of corruption, and regulatory failures using an inter-disciplinary approach. In addition, the Center also aims to help citizens to hold governments accountable through the use of robust evidence. Our unique research approach combines qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse micro-level actor behaviour and it generates novel hard data on the phenomena under scrutiny. Making research findings accessible to the wider public and developing effective policy solutions is integral to our work. We believe that it is only through understanding and precisely measuring government activities we can build the good government.


Miklós Hajdu, research fellow
Balázs Molnár, software engineer
Júlia Orbán, administrative assistant †
Márton Vida, intern

Advisors & Experts

Katalin Andor, economist
Katalin Goldstein, English language consultant
Jenő Gyenese, software engineer
Magda József,  lawyer, public procurement specialist
Zoltán Kelemen, lawyer, public procurement specialist
Tibor Kiss, public relations consultant
Attila Székely, public procurement specialist
Barb West, proofreader and editor

Hardware / Software Support

3Gteam ltd.


István János Tóth, PhD

Administrative data

CRCB Institute for Policy and Economic Research Nonprofit Ltd.
Short name: CRCB Nonprofit ltd.
Address: Hungary, 1037 Budapest, Lángliliom utca 3 5/12.
VAT number (in Hungary): 12695414-2-41
VAT number (in EU): HU12695414
Registration code (in Hungary): 01-09-698940
Statistical code (in Hungary): 12695414-7220-572-01
NACE: 7220

Bank account data:

Name of the bank: CIB Bank Zrt.
Address: Hungary, 1027 Budapest, Medve utca 4-14.

Bank accounts:

HUF: 10700079-25831300-51100005
IBAN HUF: HU17 1070 0079 2583 1300 5110 0005

EUR: 10700079-25831300-50000005
IBAN EUR: HU72 1070 0079 2583 1300 5000 0005

USD: 10700079-25831300-50100002
IBAN USD: HU51 1070 0079 2583 1300 5010 0002


Balance sheets and annual financial statements


Research activity

Research activity and impacts from 2019 to 2022 (pdf)

List of publication from 2016 to 2018 (pdf)

Research activity and impacts in 2018 (pdf)