Mgr. Pavla Břízová


Akademická funkce: Ph.D. Candidate
Odborné zaměření: Evropa; Obecná regionální ekonomie; Prosperita, blahobyt a chudoba; Vzdělávání a výzkumné instituce; Měnová politika
Členství: Doktorandi, Doktorandi - přerušené studium, Katedra evropské ekonomické integrace a hospodářské politiky


Email: brizova [DOT] ies [AT] seznam [DOT] cz
Konzultační hodiny: po dohodě

Další informace


JEM027 - Monetary Economics

PhD studium

Školitel: doc. Roman Horváth Ph.D., ČSOB Corporate Chair

Rok začátku PhD studia: 2013
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Vědecká práce:
Work on article „Europe 2020 Strategy: Are National Targets Reasonable?“.

Disertační téma:
Europe 2020 Strategy: Progress on the Way and the Sixth Enlargement

Disertační teze:
The current European Union economic development plan for decade 2010-2020 is called the “Europe 2020: A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”. It consists of five headline targets expressed as eight more detailed quantitative goals. Performance is to be evaluated based on a set of pre-determined statistical indicators. As opposed to the preceding plan, the Lisbon Strategy, the current one allows each Member State to set also its own national target values for each of the eight goals, in addition to given overall target values appropriate for the European Union as a whole.

The dissertation thesis will follow my master thesis “Europe 2020 Strategy: Are National Goals Reasonable?” which has described the evolution of structure of European Union’s development plans from the Lisbon Strategy to the Europe 2020 Strategy and assessed relative reasonability of national targets. The dissertation thesis will ask following three questions. First, it will examine whether the Member States and the European Union as a whole are approaching to the fulfilment of the Europe 2020 Strategy targets. Second, it will further evaluate the reasonability of national targets’ values with the benefit of the hindsight of others up to now elapsed years of the Strategy decade. Third and the most important, the dissertation thesis will assess the consequences of the sixth enlargement of the European Union for the quality of the Europe 2020 Strategy target setting process. Croatia has acceded to the European Union on 1 July 2013 and there are another five countries classified as official candidates which might potentially join the Union before the end of the decade. These are namely Iceland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The newly accessed countries will have to set their own national targets for the Europe 2020 Strategy. The dissertation thesis will then ask whether they set them reasonably and whether they are on the track to fulfil them.

This is relatively new approach to evaluation of European integration policies. Up to now strategies were assessed mainly based on how conducive to development of the European Union their targets were and whether they were fulfilled. This dissertation thesis uses rather innovative point of view on the issue, as it focuses on relative reasonability of target setting process itself, instead. This allows critical assessment of the European integration policies based on quantitative targets as soon as the targets are announced. This opens the way for early adjustments of the policies where it is needful and helps to restrain the opportunistic behaviour of policy makers when setting quantitative targets.

Analyses will be based on one hand on an extensive literature review of materials concerning the Europe 2020 Strategy with special attention to the sixth enlargement of the European Union and on the other hand on own empirical analysis of relative reasonability of national targets’ setting and ongoing fulfilment of the Strategy on the European Union as well as national level. The main methodological concept which will be used is the MULTIMOORA (Multi-Objective Optimization by Ratio Analysis plus Full Multiplicative Form) method developed by Brauers and Zavadskas (2010). The MULTIMOORA is a statistical multi-criteria decision making method based on rankings. It consists of three separate sub-methods (Ratio System of MOORA, Reference point of MOORA and Full Multiplicative Form) results of which are combined together to ensure the highest possible robustness of the final outcome. Official statistics of the European Commission published mainly through the Eurostat will be the core source of data for the empirical analysis.

- Ahtonen, Annika, et al. 2010. Europe 2020: delivering well-being for future Europeans. European Policy Centre. Challenge Europe. 2010, Vol. 20. ISSN 1783-2462.
- Balezentis, Alvydas and Balezentis, Tomas. 2011. Framework of Strategic Management Model for Strategy Europe 2020: Diachronic Analysis and Proposed Guidelines. Kaunas University of Technology, Engineering Economics.
- Begg, Iain, et al. 2010. Europe 2020 – A Promising Strategy? Intereconomics. 2010, Vol. 45, 3, pp. 136-170.
- Blanke, Jennifer and Kinnock, Stephen, [ed.]. 2010. The Lisbon Review 2010: Towards a More Competitive Europe? World Economic Forum. Geneva, 2010. ISBN 978-92-95044-82-1.
- Butković, Hrvoje and Samardžija, Višnja, [ed.]. 2010. From the Lisbon Strategy to Europe 2020. Institute for International Relations – IMO. Zagreb, 2010.
- Brauers, Willem Karel M. and Zavadskas, Edmundas Kazimieras. 2010. Project management by MULTIMOORA as an instrument for transition economies. Technological and Economic Development of Economy. 2010, Vol. 16, 1, pp. 5-24.
- —. 2006. The MOORA method and its application to privatization in a transition economy. Control and Cybernetics. 2006, Vol. 35, 2, pp. 445-469.
- European Commission. 2013a. Europe 2020. European Commission.
- —. 2013b. Europe 2020 targets. European Commission.
- —. 2013c. The 5 targets for the EU in 2020. Europe 2020.
- Eurostat. 2013. Europe 2020 indicators, Headline indicators. European Commission, Eurostat.
- Gros, Daniel and Roth, Felix. 2012. The Europe 2020 Strategy: Can It Maintain the EU’s Competitiveness in the World? Centre for European Policy Studies. Brussels, 2012. ISBN 978-94-6138-124-8.
- Shi, Yong, et al., [ed.]. 2011. New State of MCDM in the 21st Century: Selected Papers of the 20th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making 2009. Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems. s.l. : Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-3-642-19694-2.

Volitelné předměty (absolvované):
JED414      Quantitative Methods I
JED415      Quantitative Methods II


Člen organizací

External Analyst in the Analytical Team of the European Values think-tank


2013-          Doctoral degree in Economics,
                     Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies
2011-2013 Master degree in Economics,
                     Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies
                     Specialization: European Economic Integration and Economic Policy
2007-2011 Bachelor degree in Economics,
                     Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies

Odborná praxe

2015-         Junior economic analyst, Czech National Bank, Monetary Department
2015           Officer for modelling of social policies, Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Policy
2014-2015 Officer for monetary policy analysis, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Department of Economic Analyses

2015-          External analyst in the Analytical team, European Values think-tank (Evropské hodnoty, o.s.) (July-)
2013-2014 Research Assistant; Collecting, checking and processing of data, statistical calculations,
                     Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies (October-April)
2013-2015 Analyst, European Values think-tank (Evropské hodnoty, o.s.) (September-June)
                     Leader of the European Economic Integration Issues working group (from July 2014)
2013           Intern in Analytical team, European Values think-tank (Evropské hodnoty, o.s.) (June-September)


2014           Third place in competition of Master diploma theses EU Laboratory for “Europe 2020 Strategy: Are
                     National Goals Reasonable?”
2011           B.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good Bachelor
                     diploma thesis
2011           Josef Vavroušek Awards Honourable mention for the Bachelor thesis “Gender Differences in Education:
                     Structure and Comparison of Countries“

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Bakalářské práce

Topics from following fields are welcome:
- Economic policy of the EU
- Regional economics
- Development economics
- Economics of education
- Monetary economics

Students are more than welcome to specify their own topic.

Currently supervising:
Lukáš Matúšů: "Comparison of the minimum wage effect on unemployment in regions of the Czech Republic"

Diplomové práce

Topics from following fields are welcome:
- Economic policy of the EU
- Regional economics
- Development economics
- Economics of education
- Monetary economics

Students are more than welcome to specify their own topic.

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