Daniel Antal

Biography

Daniel Antal is an experienced management consultant who applies a thoroughly professional approach based in economics, finance and data science in his practice. As a quantitatively trained financial economist, he uses a variety of sound valuation methods, corporate finance models, forecasting tools and economic impact analysis for my recommendations, and applies the standards and ethical guidelines of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. He is the author of several R packages, some of which are released on CRAN.

Education

  • Chartered Financial Analyst, 2015

    CFA Institute

Skills

Management Consulting

I help my clientst to understand strategic challenges, measurement of the issue and creating data-driven interventions for measureable results.

Valuation

As a CFA charterholder with a degree in Competition Policy and strategy consultant I am very experienced with making valuations. My speciality is valuing intangible assets and pricing royalties.

Regulation

As a consultant to regulated companies and a former railway network regulator, I am very experienced with regulatory and competition issues, and I work on RegTech applications that make regulatory filings and cases faster, more accurate and less burdensome.

Analytics

My consulting advice and my RegTech and Advocacy Reports are based on predicitve, forecasting with various regression, panel regression, time-series and various machine learning models.

Data collection and Design

I support my work by creating statistics, data gathering, survey design, sampling, pre-processing and integration with your existing management data.

R

I mainly work in the R language with Rmarkdown/Rshiny/bookdown/blogdown for reproducible reporting, and I am the author of two released packages on CRAN. I have experience in C++, Python, GAMS, Pascal, Javascript languages, too.

Languages

My mother tongue is Hungarian. English: C2, near native. Dutch: passive C1, active B2. German: passive C1, active B2.

Analogue Photography

This is my hobby - I usually carry around a camera that is older than I am. You can find me on instagram or Flickr if you want to see my pictures.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Member of Cultural Policy Designers Network

Cultural Policy Designers Network

2020-02-03 – Present Den Haag, Netherlands
I became a member of the Cultural Policy Designers Network, which provide a collaborative platform for high quality advice, strategic planning and project implementation in the cultural and creative sectors alongside local and international policy-makers and all other interested stakeholders. I hope that I bring a unique angle with intellectual policy valuation, survey- and large dataset-based data science into this platform.
 
 
 
 
 

Senior management consultant and data scientist

CEEMID / Visegrad Investments

2015-07-01 – Present Den Haag, Netherlands

Experienced management consultant and senior data scientist who helps corporate and public clients with financial and business analysis, evaluations, regulatory impact analysis, market research and business planning.

Familiar with the economic, financial and legal aspects of acquisitions, investments and divestments, setting up and liquidating undertakings, economic analysis for competition law and merger approval, utility price regulation, assess to infrastructure networks. Team leadership, project management, budgeting. Experience with corporate C-level and board level decisions, public governance on national and EU level.

 
 
 
 
 

Senior management consultant

Candole Partners / Visegrad Investments

2010-01-01 – 2015-06-30 Budapest / Bucharest / Den Haag / Prague

I started a foreign investments consultancy in Budapest with a small team in Budapest, later moved to the Netherlands and associated with Candole Partners, a consultancy that provides market and transaction analysis and advice to firms investing and operating across Central and Southeast Europe.

  • Financial and economic planning for transport and energy infrastructure projects (CBA, NPV, IRR, demand, ex ante, ex post evaluations, corporate and EU funded)
  • Management consulting with corporate finance and quantitative methods (NPV, IRR, ROIC, sales forecasting, cost drivers, time series or panel data analysis)
  • Regulatory impact assessment, compliance issues, regulatory changes (tariff calculations, impact on revenue, market share, taxation, etc, SCP and competition authority models)
  • Supporting foreign direct investment / buy-side clients (market research, target and location selection, due diligence, fair value)
  • Experience in managing a small fund with one acquisition, transactional support, disinvestment. Experience in transport, energy, media, online publishing, copyrights, insurance.

My company started cooperation with Candole Partners in 2010 and became associated in 2013. In Hungary it is chartered as VSG4 Investments and in the Netherlands as Visegrad Investments.

 
 
 
 
 

Senior Conultant

ITCB Consulting - Visegrad Investments

2008-09-01 – 2009-12-31 Budapest
Taught electronic engineering and researched semiconductor physics.
 
 
 
 
 

Railway Regulator

Hungarian Rail Office

2004-03-15 – 2008-08-31 Budapest

As Commissioner for Rail Regulation responsible for proposing a policy model and draft legislation for opening the Hungarian railway market for private entry (2005).

As first executive chairman of the railway regulatory body Hungarian Rail Office (2006-2008). Creating legislative and contractual arrangements for about 20 new entrants (third-party insurance, access rights and pricing, financial assessment of railway undertakings, etc) and to prepare ground for tendered privatizations in the railway cargo business.

 
 
 
 
 

Senior policy advisor, director strategic information management

Ministry of Economy and Transport, Hungary

2002-07-15 – 2004-03-15 Budapest

After returning from London from a Future Leaders Programme with the Chevening Scholarship advisory position in Hungary’s EU accession and economic policy making.

Professional / advisory responsibilities: economic policy advisor on implementing EU energy and transport liberalization, institution building, oversight of a public sector information projects (ministry of economy and transport), ex-post evaluation of Hungary’s government investments, training ex post evaluation unit (national development agency), drafting railway policy option (transport minister)

Managerial responsibilities: consolidation of governmental information management systems, economic chapter Information Society Strategy of Hungary policy document.

 
 
 
 
 

Junior banking consultant

ITCB Consulting - International Training Centre for Bankers

1999-09-01 – 2002-07-14 Budapest

Junior banking consultant at ITCB, a private know-how transfer entity that helped the transformation to a two-tier banking regime in Southeast Europe with vocational training and consulting services. Tasks: training needs assessment, business research in banking, insurance and mortgage markets (opened at that time for foreign investors and privatization).

On study leave from September 2001.

 
 
 
 
 

Trainee

Magyar Telekom

1998-07-01 – 1998-09-30 Budapest
Trainee at the strategy unit (the company at that time was called Matáv). Introduced into long-term planning, product development and the creation of a daughter company for a multinational, NYSE/BSE listed company. First published paper with my mentor.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

ESCO Focus Group on CCI Occupations and Skills

CEEMID has a large enough answer pool for an empirical clustering of occupations in terms of economic activity and work output, that is …

Central European Music Industry Report 2020

We will present to the audience the Central European Music Industry Report 2020 on the CCS Ecosystems: FLIPPING THE ODDS” Conference – …

Digital Music Industry 2019

My annual seminar in within the Digital Music Industry course of MOKK

Challenges for Independent Labels in 2020

HAIL and its regional partners are organizing an closed workshop as a side-event of BUSH to discuss the latest market challenges for …

Building Practical Tools To Plan Better Tours, Record Promotion and Grants. Evidence from 10 countries

A review of the Hungarian & Czech grant needs assessments, the role of grants and the granting experience of musicians in the …

Recent Posts

Increase The Value Of Market Research With Open Data And Survey Harmonization

The very techincal terms of ex ante , ex post or retrospective harmonization hide opportunities that can significantly increase the value for money in empirical market research, potentially increasing the value of a high-cost, high-value survey to multiple times of its euro value.

Open Access is not a Panacea, even if it’s Radical – an Empirical Study on the Role of Shadow Libraries in Closing the Inequality of Knowledge Access

The paper analyzes a set of weblogs of one of the book piracy mirrors to reconstruct the global black-market demand for scholarly literature. All comments and suggestions are welcome.

Regionalized Cultural Access and Participation (Books And Libraries) And Science Attitudes Variables

My new R package, Eurobarometer, helps the creation of data panels and regionalized statistics from the Pan-European survey’s microdata. This allows the creation of many new statistical indicators for the CEEMID Music Observatory and for many market and policy research tasks.

First CEEMID Regional Open Data Release

In the preparation to make the CEEMID available as an open-source data integration platform and as a source of open data for the European Music Observatory, the first regional dataset was published today.

Comparing Social Distancing in Europe

Based on the locational data of various smartphones and application data, we know that people spend 10-15% more time at home since January, and 40-50% less in their workplaces. Similar data is available for other locations.

Projects

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OpenData

Market sizing, research and forecasting reports.

Music Exports & Imports

Understanding how concerts, festival audiences and recordings are crossing borders

CEEMID

CEEMID

Market Reports

Market sizing, research and forecasting reports.

R

Creation of the economic impact assessement package iotables.

Grants

Ex ante and ex post grant evaluation

Pricing

Optimize pricing or review regulated prices

Royalties

Valuing music, film, and projecting royalty flows.

Recent Publications

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retroharmonize R package

The goal of retroharmonize is to allow the organization of data joins or panels from various data sources, particularly survey …

Open Access Is Not a Panacea, Even If It’s Radical

The paper analyzes a set of weblogs of one of the Library Genesis mirrors, provided to us by one of the administrators of the service. …

eurobarometer R package

The goal of eurobarometer is converting Eurobarometer microdata files, as stored by GESIS, into tidy R data frames and help common …

regions R package

An open source R package for validating sub-national statistical typologies, re-coding across standard typologies of sub-national …

Central & Eastern European Music Industry Report 2020

The results of the first Hungarian, Slovak, Croatian and Czech music industry reports are compared with Armenian, Austrian, Bulgarian, …

Private Copying in Croatia

This study argues that the cultural and welfare benefits of this private copying regime are enormous and important to create a good …

Slovak Music Industry Report

Slovakia’s first music industry report. Following the three income streams model from creation till audience, we summarized for …

The Growth of the Hungarian Popular Music Repertoire: Who Creates It And How Does It Find An Audience

Being visible in the world is always difficult in the Central and Eastern European region. Made in Hungary is the first book in the …

Photography

My hobby is analogue photography. I have been making photos since my childhood. I develop and print my black and white photos. My collection of analogue cameras is ranging from half-frame cameras that use a film size of 18x24 mm to early 20th century large format 9x12 cm folders. I almost always carry a camera that is older than I, on working trips usually a tiny halfframe, and on vacation a large-format folding and several other cameras.

Liberty with Ensign Selfix and Rodinal

I am always happy to meet friends, fellow colleauges or collectors.

Find me on instagram:

Or on flickr:

Budapest 100 / Bauhaus

Increase The Value Of Market Research With Open Data And Survey Harmonization

The very techincal terms of ex ante , ex post or retrospective harmonization hide opportunities that can significantly increase the value for money in empirical market research, potentially increasing the value of a high-cost, high-value survey to multiple times of its euro value.

Open Access is not a Panacea, even if it’s Radical – an Empirical Study on the Role of Shadow Libraries in Closing the Inequality of Knowledge Access

The paper analyzes a set of weblogs of one of the book piracy mirrors to reconstruct the global black-market demand for scholarly literature. All comments and suggestions are welcome.

Regionalized Cultural Access and Participation (Books And Libraries) And Science Attitudes Variables

My new R package, Eurobarometer, helps the creation of data panels and regionalized statistics from the Pan-European survey’s microdata. This allows the creation of many new statistical indicators for the CEEMID Music Observatory and for many market and policy research tasks.

First CEEMID Regional Open Data Release

In the preparation to make the CEEMID available as an open-source data integration platform and as a source of open data for the European Music Observatory, the first regional dataset was published today.

Comparing Social Distancing in Europe

Based on the locational data of various smartphones and application data, we know that people spend 10-15% more time at home since January, and 40-50% less in their workplaces. Similar data is available for other locations.