Andras Tothmihaly



Date and place of birth: 22.06.1979, Veszprem (Hungary)
Nationality: Hungarian


EDUCATION

Ph.D. Candidate in Agricultural Economics, 10/2013–
Chair of Agricultural Policy, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Specializations: Market structure and Price transmission
Thesis: Poverty and sustainability in Indonesian cocoa production
(principal supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stephan v. Cramon-Taubadel)
     1. The technical and environmental efficiency of cocoa production
     2. Price transmission from international to domestic cocoa markets
     3. The gravity modeling of cocoa trade flows

M.Sc. in Economic Analysis, Grade: 4.98/5.00, 08/2010–06/2012
University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary
Specializations: Regulatory economics and Financial economics
Thesis: Dynamics of the world cocoa economy (grade: 5/5)
The thesis models the world cocoa bean market with 3 structural equations: supply, demand and price. It estimates the model with 2SLS, 3SLS, LIML, FIML and GMM using yearly data from 1961 to 2010. The results show extremely price-inelastic supply and demand.

B.Sc. in Applied Economics, Grade: 4.86/5.00, 08/2007–06/2010
University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary
Specializations: Microeconomics and Financial economics
Thesis: Factors of the 2006–2008 grain and soy price increase (grade: 5/5)
The thesis models the corn, wheat and soybean CBOT futures prices and positions of 4 trader groups with VAR. It estimates the model with OLS using weekly data from 2006 to 2008. The results show that the speculative positions do not affect the prices.

Abitur, Grade: 5.00/5.00, 9/1993–06/1997
Lovassy Laszlo Gymnasium, Veszprem, Hungary
Specializations: Mathematics and Physics


EXPERIENCE

Ph.D. Researcher, GlobalFood Program, 10/2013–
Chair of Agricultural Policy, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Research Associate, Hungarian team, 12/2011–11/2012
Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development, EU 7th FP, Leeds, UK

Instructor, Econometrics course, B.Sc., 02/2012–06/2012
Department of Economics, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary

Consultant (econometrics), two M.Sc. Economics theses, 02/2012–02/2013
1. Factors influencing the Hungarian infant mortality by Szabina Bertalan
2. The effect of monetary policy on the Budapest Stock Exchange by Tamas Kovacs
Department of Economics, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary

Indexer, Smith, A.: The Wealth of Nations (Hungarian tr.), 09/2011–11/2011
Napvilag Publishing House, Budapest, Hungary

Editor, Competition Law and Economics Wiki, 09/2009–02/2010
Department of Comparative Economics, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary


PROJECTS

Price elasticity in the world cocoa market, 06/2012–
Under review at Economics Letters

Causality between real consumption and GDP in Hungary, 02/2012–06/2012, Department of Economics, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary

What predicts the literacy rate in Sub-Saharan Africa?, 02/2012–06/2012
Department of Economics, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary

Change in the wage return of the diploma 1986–2009 in Hungary, 02/2011–06/2011 Department of Economics, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary

How does tourism affect employment in Hungary?, 02/2011–06/2011
Department of Economics, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary

The impact of the Turkish health and pension reforms, 09/2010–02/2011
Department of Economics, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary

The system dynamics modelling of sustainability, 02/2009–06/2009
Department of Economics, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary


PUBLICATIONS

Szikszai, S., Raffai, C., Tothmihaly, A. (2013): The decade of financialization: 2000 to date, in: Szikszai, S. (ed.), The Hungarian financial system, FESSUD Studies in Financial Systems No. 8. FESSUD, Leeds, pp. 48–100.

Szikszai, S., Raffai, C., Tothmihaly, A. (2013): The structure of the Hungarian financial sector, in: Szikszai, S. (ed.), The Hungarian financial system, FESSUD Studies in Financial Systems No. 8. FESSUD, Leeds, pp. 101–183.

Szikszai, S., Raffai, C., Stenger, Z., Tothmihaly, A. (2013): Regulation of the Hungarian banking sector, in: Szikszai, S. (ed.), The Hungarian financial system, FESSUD Studies in Financial Systems No. 8. FESSUD, Leeds, pp. 235–255.

Tothmihaly, A. (2013): The sources of funds, in: Szikszai, S. (ed.), The Hungarian financial system, FESSUD Studies in Financial Systems No. 8. FESSUD, Leeds, pp. 280–317.

Tothmihaly, A. (2013): The financial crisis in Hungary, in: Szikszai, S. (ed.), The Hungarian financial system, FESSUD Studies in Financial Systems No. 8. FESSUD, Leeds, pp. 324–347.


PRESENTATIONS
Tothmihaly, A. (2012): Enhanced funds seeking higher returns. FESSUD 1st Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, 29–31 October.


WORKSHOPS
FESSUD Workshop on the European Financial Systems, Bilbao, Spain, 2–4 July, 2012


INTERESTS
Price transmission, Technical and environmental efficiency, Gravity modelling of trade flows, Poverty and sustainability, Food prices, Cocoa market (especially the Indonesian)


SCHOLARSHIPS
Faculty of Economics FESSUD Scholarship, University of Pannonia, 03/2012–05/2012
For participating in the FESSUD programme
Department of Economics Scholarship, University of Pannonia, 02/2012–06/2012
For teaching a BSc Econometrics course


SOFTWARE SKILLS
Statistics: Stata, OxMetrics, JMulti, LimDep, FRONTIER, RATS, EViews, SPSS, gretl
Numerical analysis: MATLAB, Scilab
Database management: MySQL, Oracle
Office suites: MS Office, LibreOffice, Google Docs
LaTeX: Scientific WorkPlace, LyX, MiKTeX
Programming: C/C++, Prolog, SML

LANGUAGES
English (fluent), German (fluent), Hungarian (native)


SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Giving free acupuncture treatments (Naturopathy Certificate, Hungary), 2003–


HOBBIES
Writing poems, Mountain biking, Vocal jazz


OTHER ACTIVITIES
Farmer, Family lavender farm at Lake Balaton (Hungary), 1997–2013


REFERENCES
Dr. Kollo, Janos (kollo.janos@krtk.mta.hu)
Research Fellow, WDI, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, US)
Research Fellow, IZA: Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn, Germany)
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Research Director, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Pannonia (Hungary)

Dr. Kiss, Karoly Miklos (kiss.karoly.miklos@krtk.mta.hu)
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Head of Economics of Networks research unit, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Pannonia (Hungary)
Head of Department of Economics, University of Pannonia (Hungary)