Department of Microeconomics and Mathematical Methods
Head of Department: Prof. Ing. Karel Janda M.A., Dr., Ph. D.
The members of the department are active in both theoretical and applied research in microeconomics and related areas of mathematical analysis and game theory. The department has a rich history of microeconomic theoretical analysis of the economic transformation and the microeconomic processes in transitional and post-transitional economies.
Current microeconomic theoretical research of the department members is concentrated on the theoretical analysis of consumer and producer behavior in the conditions of risk and uncertainty, informational asymmetry and strategic interactions. Applied microeconomic research is dealing primarily with the policy relevant problems of household behavior, environmental economics, including energy economics, and microeconomics of banking. Our microeconomic research utilizes wide arrays of techniques and approaches ranging from game theory to optimization and applied econometrics techniques.
The mathematical research of the department members is primarily in various areas of mathematical analysis. It includes real and abstract analysis, topology and functional analysis, differential equations, smooth approximations of functions, descriptive set theory, optimization theory, stochastic programming.
Economic courses and the game theory are taught by the internal staff. Mathematics is taught by external colleagues from the Department of Mathematical Analysis, The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.
Instruction covers the following areas:
- Microeconomics intermediate and advanced
- Principles of Economics
- Games Theory
- Behaviour Theory
- Environmental Economics