UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


ANTICORRP/CEPSI Seminar Series: Favouritism in Public Procurement Across Europe – Tools that Work

28 October 2015, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Event Information


Room 433, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street, WC1H 0BW

Talk by Dr Mihály Fazekas (University of Cambridge)

Dr Mihály Fazekas will present his paper ‘Favoritism in Public Procurement Across Europe: Tools that Work’ as part of the seminar series ‘Innovation Studies in Europe and beyond’.

The series is presented jointly by FP7 ANTICORRP, the SSEES Centre for European Politics, Security and Integration (CEPSI) and the Slavonic and East European Review (SEER). It will prepare for the launch of the SEER special issue on innovations in corruption studies edited by Professor Alena Ledeneva in 2017 and showcases research undertaken as part of ANTICORRP, a large-scale research project funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme in which UCL SSEES is a leading partner.

Mihály Fazekas is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Cambridge (UK) leading a large-scale research project called ‘Digiwhist’ which looks at transparency, corruption risks, and administrative capacity in public procurement across 35 European countries. He is co-founder and head of research of the Corruption Research Centre Budapest , a new research institute that advocates the implementation of new measurement instruments of corruption and quality of government using ‘Big Data’.

The seminar will be followed by an informal discussion over coffee/tea in the Masaryk Senior Common Room.

All students, staff and visitors are welcome. No registration required.

For more information, please contact Dr Philipp Köker (p.koeker@ucl.ac.uk).