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.
Chartered Financial Analyst, 2015
I help my clientst to understand strategic challenges, measurement of the issue and creating data-driven interventions for measureable results.
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.
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.
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.
I support my work by creating statistics, data gathering, survey design, sampling, pre-processing and integration with your existing management data.
My mother tongue is Hungarian. English: C2, near native. Dutch: passive C1, active B2. German: passive C1, active B2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
See further publications below.
The goal of retroharmonize is to allow the organization of data joins or panels from various data sources, particularly survey microdata files, by retrospective harmonization the value codes, the value labels, and the missing value ranges of the data in a reproducible manner with the help of comprehensive s3 classes.
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. The weblogs contain records of individual book downloads from the period between September 2014 and March 2015. We use the date, the book identifier, and the geo-coordinates of the downloader included in the dataset to reconstruct the global black-market demand for scholarly literature. We then proceed to build a model to explain this traffic with various macroeconomic indicators on the global stage, and with economic, educational, R&D, and other cultural consumption indicators on NUTS-2 level in the European Union.
The goal of eurobarometer is converting Eurobarometer microdata files, as stored by GESIS, into tidy R data frames and help common pre-processing problems.
An open source R package for validating sub-national statistical typologies, re-coding across standard typologies of sub-national statistics, and making valid aggregate level imputation, re-aggregation, re-weighting and projection down to lower hierarchical levels to create meaningful data panels and time series.
The results of the first Hungarian, Slovak, Croatian and Czech music industry reports are compared with Armenian, Austrian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Serbian and Slovenian data and findings.
This study argues that the cultural and welfare benefits of this private copying regime are enormous and important to create a good quality of life in Croatia for all age groups, but especially for young people, and it must be maintained. Furthermore, it is very advantageous for the tech sector, because their products are mainly used with unlicensed music and film copies, given that only a very small portion of the population pays for downloads, or subscribes to services like Spotify, Deezer or Netflix. The first measurement of licensed use of music, audiovisual content, home copying and value transfer to media platforms in Croatia for a practical update of the private copying remuneration in the country.
Slovakia’s first music industry report. Following the three income streams model from creation till audience, we summarized for the the number of works that were created, recorded, staged in Slovakia in a year. We calculated their revenues, their value added, their employment effect and the investments of the recording industry. There is an extensive business development and policy conclusions chapter in the 227-pages report, which follows a similar Hungarian report.
Being visible in the world is always difficult in the Central and Eastern European region. Made in Hungary is the first book in the Popular Music Studies series of Routledge from the region. A description of our first datasets, the motivation of the research and the CEEMID concept is laid out as a closing, quantitative chapter in the book.
Creating better national cultural statistics with Eurobarometer datasets and ESSNet-Culture technical recommendations
Understanding how concerts, festival audiences and recordings are crossing borders
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.
I am always happy to meet friends, fellow colleauges or collectors.
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Budapest 100 - Bauhaus. The wonderful annual event opens up Budapest's Bauhaus treasures for visitors in pouring rain. Gellérthegy utca 31. #Budapest100 #budapestonfilm #ilfordfp4 #35mm #voigtlandersnapshotskopar #skopar25mm #believeinfilm #ishootfilm #filmcommunity #filmphotography #architecture #bauhaus #budapest #analoog #analogue #bwn_architecture #bnw_budapest
Or on flickr: