Seminar Series on Innovations in Corruption Studies: ‘Favoritism in Public Procurement Across Europe: Tools that Work’

On 28th October 2015 Dr Mihály Fazekas (University of Cambridge) 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 the UCL ANTICORRP team, the SSEES Centre for European Politics, Security and Integration (CEPSI) and the Slavonic and East European Review (SEER). The series will bring together distinguished speakers from ANTICORPP partner institutions across Europe and prepare for the launch of a SEER special issue on innovations in corruption studies edited by Professor Alena Ledeneva (to be published January 2017).

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.

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

For more information, please download the seminar schedule below or contact Dr Philipp Köker (

ANTICORRP CEPSI Seminar Series @ UCL 2015-16