Members of the Association


As of today, there are more than 600 Members of the Alumni Association that received one of the academic titles from IES FSV UK. Most of our Members hold executive functions at multinationals, distinguished Czech companies or they focus on their own businesses. A significant part of our Members are academics who are working in distinguished positions at the Czech National Bank or international institutions. 

Any graduate of any degree program at IES FSV UK can become a member of the Alumni Association. The membership results from joining the IES FSV UK Alumni group on LinkedIn. Communication among members is carried out in this group as well as posting banquet invitations or job offers. In the future, this group will be the only member database of the Association. There is also a list of current Members, visible for those who joined this Group.

Interesting Members:

On this page we publish profiles and interviews with interesting members of the Alumni Association. If you are a member, you are welcomed to contribute and let the others know about their interesting colleagues. If this is the case, please contact us. We look forward to offering more inside the LinkedIn group.

Jaromír Baxa

Jaromír is an absolvent of bachelor and master studies at IES FSV UK. In 2012, he plans to defend his dissertation thesis titled “Three Essays on Empirical Analysis of Economic Policy“. During his studies, he spent his study and research stays at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt and Schiller University in Jena. As a research fellow, he works at the Institute of Information Theory and Automation at Academy of Sciences in Prague. At IES FSV UK, Jaromír teaches Advanced Macroeconomics and Business Cycles Theory. Together with Lukáš Vácha, he was twice awarded a Golden class award for the best winter semester course at the Faculty of Social Sciences. In 2011/2012, the Advanced Macroeconomics class he teaches together with Eva Hromádková scored high among the best classes taught at IES FSV UK. In his research, he focuses on monetary and fiscal policies. Aside from his research and teaching, he is a city representative of Liberec as a member of the opposition party.


Julie Chytilová

Julie studied economics at the IES FSV UK, where she received her Ph.D. in March 2009. In the academic year 2007/2008 Julie participated in the research internship at New York University. In her research activities she focuses on the economics of development, the causes of poverty, experimental economics and decision-making within the family. For her research, Julie has been collecting data in developing countries, organized a research investigation in Uganda (2005), India (2007) and Georgia (2009). The results of her work received a positive response in respected international journals. Thanks to her interest in development economics, the subject Development Economics has become a part of the bachelor's and master's program at IES FSV UK. Read the ideas (in Czech) about modern economic fields by Julie Chytilová – Alumni Chair 2009 holder and Alumni Chair 2010 co-holder.


Michal Červinka

Michal studied general mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, study programme of econometrics and operations research and he received his Ph.D in September 2008. Additionally, in June 2006, he got his Bachelor degree of economics at the Faculty of Social Sciences. In summer 2006, he spend two months at the Judge Business School and the University of Cambridge in the U.K, as a visiting researcher. In his scientific activities, currently supported by the standard research grant of the Czech Grant Agency, he focuses on hierarchic game-theoretical models, nonsmooth optimization theory and modern variational analysis. The major results of his work recieve a positive response in higly cited journals. He is regularly participating as an active speaker at international conferences of his field. Since June 2006 he works at the Institute of Information Theory and Automation,the  Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (from October 2008 as a postdoc). Since 2004 he regularly participates at organizing tutorials at the Institute of Economic Studies (mainly for courses of Econometrics I and II) and since October 2009 he is an internal member of the department of Macroeconomics and Econometrics. In February 2010 he was elected a member of the Academic senate of the Faculty of Social Sciences where he chaired the Study committee. Michal is an Alumni Chair 2010 co-holder.


Martin Čihák

We profile Martin for the first time, who graduated from IES FSV UK in summer 1996 and today holds a highly prestigious position at the International Monetary Fund. Read his reflections (in Czech) on the topic of why study economics.
Since 2000, Martin Čihák has worked as an economist of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. He currently holds the position of Senior Economist at the European Division and focuses on issues related to economic policy in the European Union and the Euro area. He previously worked in the department for monetary affairs and capital markets. Prior to joining the International Monetary Fund, Martin Čihák has worked as chief of macroeconomic analysis at Komerční banka, advisor to the Minister, was engaged in research and taught macroeconomics and economic policy courses at IES FSV UK and VŠE. He received a master's degree in economics at the IES FSV UK, and also graduated from the Law Faculty at Charles University. He obtained his Ph.D. at CERGE and University of the State of New York. He also studied, among others, at Cambridge University in England, and Uppsala University in Sweden. For his work he has won several awards, including the Bolzano Prize (1994) and Josef Hlávka Prize (1996). He is the author and co-author of a number of professional articles and other publications in the field of macroeconomics, financial sector and economic policy. In recent years, Martin Čihák specializes in issues of systematic risk assessment methods and state of the financial sector, such as stress testing and early warning systems. He is an editor of the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance magazine and a reviewer for a number of foreign professional journals, including the Journal of Financial Stability, the Journal of Comparative Economics, the Economic Systems and the European Journal of Political Economy. Since 1997 he has been a member of the Board of the Czech Economic Society.





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