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Mihaly Fazekas

  • Msc
  • research associate
  • University of Cambridge
  • 0ReadersNumber of instances of Mihaly's publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.
  • 29PublicationsNumber of items in Mihaly's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

education policycorruptionhidden economystate capacity

About

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge (UK) leading a large-scale research project called 'Digiwhist' which looks at corruption risks in public procurement across 35 European countries. At the same time, I am also head of research/co-founder of an innovative research institute the Corruption Research Center Budapest (Hungary) where I promote the implementation of new measurement instruments of corruption and quality of government using 'Big Data'. I have received my PhD from the University of Cambridge and I previously studied public policy at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin), economics at the Corvius University of Budapest, and teaching at the Corvinus University of Budapest. My PhD developed a set of new, 'objective' indicators of corruption based on large amounts of administrative data using data mining techniques. These indicators hold the promise of real-time monitoring of corruption risks and early intervention in public procurement tendering. Based on the new indicators I also provide thorough evidence on how EU funding increases corruption in Central and Eastern Europe. The underlying data comes from Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia between 2009-2012. My research employed a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods. Its ultimate practical relevance lies in the identification of effective state structures and their relations to governed segments of the society which pave the way for administrative reform. On a meta-level, I am interested in state capacity, the quality of institutions, and state-society interactions. My personal and professional goal is to contribute to more informed policy-making throughout Europe by producing high quality research based on a holistic understanding of human action.

Followers (9)

  • Marc Fuster

    Marc FusterOECD Directorate for Education and Skills

  • Ciara McCorley

    Ciara McCorleyUniversity of Sussex Department of Politics

  • Alexander Stoyanov

    Alexander StoyanovUniversity of National and World Economy

  • Lili Márk

    Lili Márk

  • George Papaioannou

    George PapaioannouUniversity of Essex Department of Government

  • Bence Toth

    Bence Toth

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Publications (5)

  • In respectable society: On how elite configuration influences patterns of state capture in Hungary

    • Fazekas M
    • Tóth I
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  • Meritocratic recruitment and high-level corruption risks in Europe

    • Charron N
    • Dahlström C
    • Fazekas M
    • et al.
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  • New ways to measure institutionalised grand corruption in public procurement

    • Fazekas M
    • Tóth I
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  • Toolkit for detecting collusive bidding in public procurement. With examples from Hungary

    • Tóth B
    • Fazekas M
    • Czibik Á
    • et al.
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  • Study for an impact assessment on a proposal for a new legal framework on the confiscation and recovery of criminal assets

    • Forsaith J
    • Irving B
    • Nanopoulos E
    • et al.
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Professional experience

research associate

University of Cambridge

February 2014 - Present

Education history

PhD

University of Cambridge

October 2010 - February 2014(3 years)