Mihály Fazekas

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary (BCE)
Mihály Fazekas

Mihály Fazekas is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies. He is the scientific coordinator of a new large-scale project, called DIGIWHIST, which gathers public procurement data and develops objective indicators on corruption, transparency and spending efficiency. Mihály holds a master degree in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; a master degree in economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest as well as an MA in teaching from the same institution. Due to his diverse professional and research background, Mihály has skills in quantitative and qualitative methods both in economics and comparative public policy. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked at RAND Europe, Cambridge, OECD; Directorate for Education, Paris; and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. His current research activities at the Corruption Research Centre Budapest concentrates on corruption and quality of institutions across Europe using micro level public procurement data. This work promises to deliver objective measures of both concepts. His broader research interests lie at conceptualizing and measuring quality of institutions and the lack of thereof. Moreover, he is also interested in tools for transparency of policy making such as regulatory impact assessment.