Péter Vakhal Research Associate



E-mail: peter.vakhal(at)kopint-tarki.hu


Multivariate statistical analysis
Eastern-European countries after EU accession
Statistical recording of Global Value Chains in the region


2010-:            research associate, Kopint-Tárki
2008-2010: research assistant, Kopint-Tárki
2006-2008: intern, Kopint-Tárki (former Kopint-Datorg)


2014-          : Corvinus University of Budapest, Management and Business Administration Doctoral School, Department of Operational Research and Actuarial Sciences
2011-2014  : Corvinus University of Budapest, Business Informatics Doctoral School
2008-2010: Széchenyi István University, MSc. degree with distinction
2004-2008: Budapest Business School


R, SPSS, EViews, Gretl, Microsoft Office, SQLite, Minitab, OriginLab, SAS JMP, Scribus, STATA, Statistica, QGIS


Chikán, A., Kovács, E., Matyusz Zs., Sass, M., Vakhal, P. (2018): Inventories in National Economies – A Cross-Country Analysis of Macroeconomic Data. Springer-Verlag. London. ISBN 978-1-4471-7371-7.

Palócz, É. (ed.), Kállay, L., Matheika, Z., Mérő, K., Vakhal, P. (2018): Impact assessment of Széchenyi Kártya Program (micro-financing for Hungarian SMEs). Prepared for the Ministry of National Development. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.

Vakhal, P. (2018): Competitiveness from official statistical data – what do we really know? Budapest 07.03.2018. Presented at 2nd EIBA workshop of European International Business Academy.

Vakhal, P. (2017): Up or down? Where Hungary is positioned in global value chains? Eger, 08.09.2017. Presented at the LV. Conference of the Hungarian Economic Association.

Vakhal, P. (2017): Positioning Hungary in global value chains. Prepared for the Fiscal Council. Budapest, Kopint-Tarki.

Nagy, K., Palócz, É., Vakhal, P. (2016): Risks and challenges to international and Hungarian economy in the middle of the decade. In: Hungarian Statistical Review, Special number 20. pp. 20-43.

Palócz, É., Matheika, Z., Vakhal, P. (2016): Structural changes in Public Expenditures in the European Union since 2008 – with special regard to new member states. Kopint-Tárki Discussion Papers, No. 71. Kopint-Tárki, Budapest.

Vakhal, P. (2016): GVCs in plan view – what does the official statistics see from global value chains? In: Czakó, E. (ed.): Global Value Chains – theoretical foundations and measurement possibilities. Chapters from international business 7. BCE Working Papers No. 163., pp. 60-71.

Chikán, A., Kovács, E., Matyusz Zs., Sass, M., Vakhal, P. (2016): Long-term trends in inventory investment in traditional market and post-socialist economies. In: International Journal of Production Economics, 181, issue PA, pp. 14-23.

Vakhal, P. (2016): Clustering time series. Proceedings of the XIV. Economic Modelling Conference. Budapest, 10.06.2016. The presentation was based on Chikán, A., Kovács, E., Matyusz Zs., Sass, M., Vakhal, P. working paper of the same title.

Vakhal, P. (2016): Tendencies of trade in value-added in OECD member states. Prepared for the Fiscal Council. Budapest, Kopint-Tarki.

Palócz, É. (ed.), Pethő, A., Serfőző, N., Vakhal, P. (2015): Restructuring of fiscal processes in the EU, Hungary and some other OECD member states. Prepared for the Fiscal Council. Budapest, Kopint-Tarki.

Nagy, Á., Palócz, É., Tarnai, Z., Vakhal, P. (2015): Impact assessment of Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States of America – effects on the Hungarian economy. Prepared for the National Council for Sustainable Development. Budapest. Kopint-Tarki.

Nagy, K., Palócz É., Vakhal P. (2015): Improving Hungarian tendencies in an uncertain global economy. Hungarian Statistical Review, Vol. 93., No. 4., pp. 297-318.

Vakhal, P. (2014): Driving-forces – cycles in the business and household sentiment indices. In: Kolosi, T. – Tóth, I., Gy. (ed.): Társadalmi Riport 2014 [Social Report 2014]. Budapest, Tárki. pp. 432-453.

Nagy, K., Serfőző, N., Vakhal, P. (2014): Methodological support in determination of the baseline and target values of  performance framework and programme specific result indicators related to the operational programmes 2014-2020. Prepared for the Hungarian Development Agency. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.

Vakhal, P. (2014): Growth poles in the world economy. In: Palócz É. (ed.): Restructuring world economy and its effect on the Hungarian export potential, economic growth and budget. Prepared for the Fiscal Council. Budapest, Kopint-Tarki.

Vakhal P. (2013): Causal relations between the German and Hungarian economy. In: Palócz, É. (ed.) et al.: Current situation, characteristics and outlook of the German economy and its effect on the Hungarian growth. Prepared for the Fiscal Council. Budapest, Kopint-Tarki.

Nagy, K., Vakhal, P. (2013): Compilation of a register regarding the developments done by local governments. Prepared for the Hungarian Ministry of Interior. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.

Nagy, K., Vakhal, P. (2013): Indicator structure study for a comprehensive system of indicators: Economy (ed.: Gábos, A.). Prepared for the Office of Public Administration and Justice. Budapest, Tárki.

Vakhal, P. (2013): Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum – about the analysis of the complex system of competitiveness. Proceedings of the Hungarian Atlantic Council Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 27.08.2013.

Palócz, É., Vakhal P. (2013): Structural changes in higher education and employment in Hungary and neighbouring countries between 1980 and 2010. Prepared for the National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.

Vakhal, P. (2013): Growth without conditions?! In: Külgazdaság (Journal of Foreign Trade), Vol. 57. No. 1. pp. 57-62.

Nagy, K., Vakhal, P. (2012): Study on the role of Central Hungary Region (CHR) in achieving a smart, sustainable and cohesive Hungary – Spill-over effects of investments in CHR. Prepared for the Hungarian Development Agency.

Palócz, É. (ed.), Nagy, Á., Nagy, K., Vakhal, P. (2012): Current situation of the hotel and restaurant industry. Prepared for the Hungarian Development Bank. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.

Vakhal, P. (2012): The development of Hungarian competitiveness on the basis of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index: cause-and-effect relationships. Budapest, Tárki, pp. 115-133.

Vakhal, P. (2011): An attempt to identify Hungarian growth poles by dynamic cluster analysis. Proceedings of the lnternational Humboldt Kolleg Conference at Istanbul, Turkey, 04.07.2011.

Vakhal, P. (2011): Global Competitiveness Index of World Economic Forum – Survey of Hungary. Annual publication. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.

Klauber, M. (ed.), Gyukics, R., Palócz, É., Páczi E., Vakhal P. (2011): Strategy for the reinforcement of the role of Hungarian SME suppliers in the automotive and machinery industry: summary of the current situation and further possibilities. Prepared for Commerzbank Hungary Ltd. Budapest, Kopint Foundation for Economic Research

Palócz, É, (ed.), Hárs, Á., Matheika, Z., Nagy, K., Vakhal, P. (2011): Wage convergence in the European Union. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki

Vakhal, P. (since 2010): Eastern European Trends (ed. by Palócz, É.). Chapter of New Member States. Quarterly publication.

Vakhal P. (2010): Socialist disintegration. In: EU Working Papers. Vol 14. No. 2. pp. 25-37.

Szabó, M., Vakhal, P. (2010): Analysis of cost, price and income situation in the vertical chain of food industry and impact assessment on competition. Prepared for the Hungarian Competition Authority. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.

Bartha, A. (ed.), Gyukics, R., Kiss, A. , Kulcsár, P., Matheika, Z., Nagy, Á., Palócz, É., Páczi, E., Szabó, M., Vakhal, P. (2010): Structural changes of macroeconomy after 1990 and restructuring toward sustainability. Prepared for the National Sustainability Council. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.

Palócz, É. (ed.),  Bartha, A., Gém, E., Gyukics, R., Klauber, M., Matheika, Z., Nagy, Á., Nagy, K., Vakhal, P. (2010): Current state and outlook of the world economy and the Hungarian economy in 2010. Prepared for the Economic and Social Council. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.

Vakhal, P. (since 2010): Business sentiment survey of manufacturing industry. Quarterly publication. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.

Kaluber, M., Nagy, Á., Vakhal, P. (2009): Study on the risk assessment rating system of corporate, particularly SME clients. Prepared for the FHB Bank Plc. Budapest, Kopint Foundation for Economic Research.

Klauber, M. (ed..), Bernát, A., Nagy, Á., Palócz, É., Vakhal, P. (2008): Sector analysis for supporting the development of automotive industry strategy. Prepared for the Ministry of Economics. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.

Bartha, A. (ed.), Klauber, M., Szörfi, B., Vakhal, P. (2007): Hungary as tourism destination – market analysis. Prepared for Hungarian Tourism Ltd. Budapest, Kopint-Tárki.