The effectiveness of the European Union in safeguarding competition in public procurement markets

Fazekas, M., Tóth, B. (2017):  The effectiveness of the European Union in safeguarding competition in public procurement markets. GTI-WP/2017:04, Budapest: Government Transparency Institute.

The EU’s single market in government purchases constitutes a fundamental pillar of economic integration throughout the continent, as it amounts to 4% of GDP. If competition is deficient efficiency losses ensue. As we know surprisingly little about the effectiveness of monitoring and enforcement institutions designed to safeguard competition, we investigate whether the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union are effective in changing market behaviour. Using a unique micro-level public procurement database of …

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Measuring and managing corruption risks in public procurement. Lessons from around the globe

Mihály Fazekas presented at the G7’s High-level workshop on corruption measurement in Rome, Italy, 27/10/2017.

The presentations provided an overview of recent GTI research on measuring corruption and how objective corruption proxies can be used to design and monitor anticorruption interventions.

Full presentation in ppt.

Event agenda here.…

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Data publication for workshop at Big Data for Policy conference

A dataset and codes for analysis are released to support the workshop held by Mihály Fazekas at the conference: “Policy-making in the Big Data Era: Opportunities and Challenges” at the University of Cambridge on the 17th of June 2015. The data and codes are solely for demonstrating some interesting ways structured public procurement data can be used to measure favouritism in government contracting.

Presentation slides

UK government supplier data (2009-2013): Public procurement supplier level dataset, halfyearly aggregation, contracts awarded by UK central administration. The analysis shows that some companies simultaneously display high corruption risk  patterns in terms of …

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