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IES project supported by PRIMUS program


A project of our colleague Zuzana Havránková “Energy Economics and Environmental Policy” was selected to be supported by the Primus program of Charles University for 2018 and 2019.

A collaborative project of the IES and Charles University Environmental Center´s primary is to establish a new Research Group on “Energy and Climate Economics” (REGEC) that will contribute to better understanding of behavioral factors and deepen the knowledge on the economic, distributive and environmental impacts of climate and energy policies. The REGEC presents interdisciplinary research in that economic models are enriched by other disciplines. The newly established REGEC group is intended to be an umbrella body that board fellows working in two research centers, who are conducting lectures and supervising students at several CUNI’s faculties in order to enhance collaborations and increase the quality of research outputs. The REGEC project is a start-up vehicle to deepen knowledge through cooperation within CUNI and internationally. The research will cover the area of consumer demand and preference analysis, focusing primarily on energy efficiency behavior and energy efficiency paradox. The REGEC will also be developing or enriching various models to assess the economic, distributive, and environmental impacts of regulation, including partial equilibrium and macro models, analysis of factor substitution or abatement costs.

Primus is a program of the Charles University with aim to encourage young researchers with international experience to establish new research groups and laboratories. Selected young scientists will be enabled to run their own independent projects during a period of 3-5 years. One of the long-term goals of the research program is to increase the success rate of the University in attracting major international grants (e.g., European Research Council – ERC grants).

Autor - Mgr. Lucie Křížová M.A.

December 2018


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