Masters theses topics

Mgr. Milan Ščasný PhD.
Household behaviour and residential demand (energy demand, energy savings, fuel demand, mobility, organic food, diets); links to social-psychological behavioral theories Non-market valuation (willingness-to-pay for environmental goods, ecosystem services, health risk and safety, new product, new business/service models); discrete choice experiments, hedonic pricing Health benefit valuation (Value of a Statistical Life, WTP for avoiding illness, increasing fertility, or improving health, WTP versus QALY/DALY) Regulatory Impact Assessment - energy system modelling, economic models (CGE, E3ME, microsimulation model); external cost quantification; Social Cost of Carbon Environmental economics; energy economcis, transport economics

Mgr. Marek Šedivý
Topics related to measurement of income inequality and poverty.

PhDr. Tomáš Sedláček Ph.D.
On Ethics of Homo Oeconomicus

PhDr. Jakub Seidler Ph.D.
All slots are currently occupied

Mgr. Jan Seifert
Soft Budget Constraint - moral hazard in bank sector Soft Budget Constraint in transition economies Bank sector in transition economies State intervencies in bank sector Are bailouts solution to the problems?

PhDr. Vojtěch Seman
Application of Bayesian Model Averaging technique, Corporate Governance topics, Public Debt and Economic Growth

Ing. Vilém Semerák M.A., Ph.D.
Trade and innovations: the role of trade in upgrading of less advanced economies

PhDr. Goran Serdarević M.A.
Merger control in the EU (US) Modelling and simulation of M&A impacts on the market's competitive structure Political economy of the antitrust policy Regulation and anti-trust in telecommunication industries Network neutrality and economics of the internet Microeconomic approach to spectrum auctions Abuse of dominance in multi-sided markets

Mgr. Ing. Tomáš Šestořád
Topics related to macroeconomics and monetary economics (ZLB, unconventional monetary policy tools) investigated by DSGE models and multivariate time series analysis. Students are welcome to specify the topic on their own. Only theses written in English and LaTeX are to be supervised.

doc. Ing. Ondřej Schneider MPhil., Ph.D.
WARNING: AS I AM ABROAD FOR THE TIME BEING, ONLY EMAIL CONSULTATIONS AND SUPERVISIONS ARE AVAILABLE!!!! Pension systems in European countries - what can we learn from reforms? Pension reform with children-related public pensions Law makers - who are they? Professional and educational background of Czech (or other) law makers Fiscal policy - political constraints and theoretical assumptions 1. Daňové zatížení práce a kapitálu: stav a vývoj v ČR a ekonomické důsledky. 2. Progresivnost českého daňového systému. 3. Střední volič a jeho vliv na daňové systémy v Evropě a v USA - esej. 4. Důchodový systém - podmínky pareto efektivní změny. 5. Důchodové systémy - vliv demografie. 6. Důchodový systém - polská a maďarská reforma ve světle českého systému. 7. Jak od spotřebních daní k ekologické dani? 8. Rovnost ve společnosti - nástroje měření a nástroje ovlivňování. 9. Optimální zdanění: kritické prozkoumání předpokladů teorie - esej. 10. Daně a ekonomický růst - empirické srovnání. 11. Daně a ekonomický růst - ekonomická analýza. 12. Fiskální federalismus, vyšší územně správní celky a české veřejné rozpočty. 13. Funkce mimorozpočtových fondů v zemích EU. 14. Internet a daně - esej. 15. Globalizace a daňová konkurence: rizika a přínosy - esej, analýza. 16. Rozpočtové výdaje na podporu úspor: jejich efektivnost a ospravedlnitelnost. 17. Velikost veřejného sektoru ve světě: přínosy a náklady - analýza 18. Generační účetnictví: koncept a jeho aplikace na Českou republiku. NEW AND RECOMMENDED - Thesis topics proposed and supervised by Jan Zapal (with my support) are in the document attached below.

PhDr. Jiří Schwarz Ph.D.
i) Do firm characteristics influence monetary policy transmission? And how? ii) Interesting, preferably empirical topics concerning institutions and entrepreneurship. iii) More to come. Stay tuned...

Mgr. Jan Šíla MSc.
I will be happy to supervise theses on financial econometrics and/or machine learning in finance General topics, preferably applied (you are more than welcome to specify the topic yourself): Topics on Crypto(currency) markets Topics on Efficient markets hypothesis Topics on Market Endogeneity

Mgr. Michal Skořepa Ph.D
Modely rozhodování jednotlivce v ekonomii

PhDr. Ing. Jiří Skuhrovec PhD.
Public procurement - various topics (procurement data) Political party financing (party donation and budget data) Virtual Economies - Bitcoin, World of Warcraft, Second Life. Digital, virtual currencies (applied monetary theory) Other works with czech public sector data - Insolvencies, Research grants, EU grants.., especially data from portal.

RNDr. Martin Šmíd Ph.D.
Wikinomics and Self Interest

Ing. Mgr. Šarlota Smutná, MSc.
I suggest any topic in the field of applied econometrics, especially microeconometrics and consumer demand analysis.

Mgr. Jan Šolc
Libovolná témata z oblasti makroekonomie a bankovnictví dle dohody se studenty (Topics from macroeconomics and banking according to students´ preferences)

PhDr. Boril Šopov, MSc., LL.M.
Ordinary topics: Value at risk - what threats does it bring? Stability of the Czech banking sector: Assessing contagion risk Stability of the Czech banking sector: Dependence beyond correlation Challenging topics: Yield curve modelling: Linear non-gaussian Dynamic Nelson-Siegel model State space models with heteroscedastic errors Efficient importance sampling: Application in financial modelling Generally any risk management, econometric or financial modelling topic is welcome Current bachelor/master theses: The Czech banking sector fragility: Dependence beyond correlation - Tomáš Fiala Multivariate volatility modelling - Bc. Marek Klaus Interest rate risk stress testing: Macroeconomic risk drivers - Bc. Magdalena Patáková Financial Risk Measures: Review and Empirical Applications - Jan Říha Extreme value theory: Empirical analysis of tail behaviour of GARCH models - Jan Šiml

PhDr. Jan Soudek
any topic related to fiscal policies, public finance, public procurement, microeconomics, cost allocation methods etc. e.g.: the role of SMEs in public procurement

PhDr. Ludmila Stakhovych
Suggested topics: Comparative Studies of Developing and Developed Economies Evaluation of Environment Using Stated Preference and Revealed Preference Methods

Mgr. Ing. Martin Štěpánek M.A.
Pension systems and their sustainability Topics on migration and labour force Health and wellbeing in economics - sleep, productivity... Other interesting topics

PhDr. RNDr. Josef Stráský Ph.D.
Bayesian econometrics in macroeconomics Application of BVAR (Bayesian vector autoregression) in macroeconomics Other topics possible by appointment.

PhDr. Pavel Streblov M.Sc.
European competition policy Rental and capital value determinants Risk-adjusted property returns and market efficiency Efficiency of large vs. small real estate markets Volatility of real estate markets as cause of crises Real estate investment as hedge against inflation Property development vs. macroeconomic cycles Mortgage market determinants and saturation Valuation of commercial mortgage backed securities

Ondřej Strecker
- Determinanty sladěnosti hospodářských cyklů - Teorie endogenity optimálních měnových zón vs. Teorie specializace - Modelování energetických trhů

Mgr. David Svačina
New Keynesian DSGE models

PhDr. Petr Švarc
Selected topics in Agent-Based Computational Economics - student is expected either to develop his/her own agent-based model or to compare the agent-based and neoclassical approach to particular problem (e.g. financial markets, market competition and/or organization, economic growth etc.)

Mgr. Svatopluk Svoboda
Financial stability/fragility - methods of measurment. Role of risk-monitoring and risk-assessment in behavior of financial institutions. Financial markets and applicability of monetary policy.

doc. PhDr. Petr Teplý Ph.D.
No more topics acceptable for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Mgr. Tomáš Troch
Topics in healthcare economics: regional variation in healthcare provision hospital efficiency comparison reimbursement mechanisms (theory and empirics) health macroeconomic multipliers other topics

Salim Turdaliev M.A.
Labor Economics, Family Economics, Energy Economics

prof. RNDr. Ing. František Turnovec CSc.
1. New Electoral History of the Czech Republic: Models of Political Behaviour in the Czech Parliaments 1990-2010. 2. Institutional System of the European Union: Models of the EU Decision Making. 3. General Equilibrium Models of the Customs Union. 4. Collective goods, Club Goods and the Theory of Clubs. 5. The Theory of Voting Behaviuour: Strategic Voting and Manipulation. 6. Power Indices Methodology, Applications in Politics and Business.

PhDr. Pavel Vacek Ph.D.
A) ANTITRUST ECONOMICS 1. Application of the Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) in the Czech Republic 2. Antitrust Decisions of the Czech Office for Protection of Competition 3. Margin Squeeze in Telecommunications 4. Margin Squeeze in Electricity sector 5. Antitrust cases in the Czech Republic – Case Studies 6. An Economic Approach to Abuse of Dominance 7. Market Definition of the Access to the Broadband Internet 8. Issues of the New Law about Significant Market Power in the CZ 9. Predatory Pricing in Transport Sector 10. Effectiveness of Antitrust Sanctions on Cartels 11. Sector Analysis in the Czech Republic (telecommunications, transportation, electricity, banking, coal) B) INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 1. Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment 2. Exporting and Productivity 3. Does Supplying to Multinationals Ease Liquidity Constraints? C) INTERNATIONAL FINANCE 1. Central Bank Interventions and their Influence on Exchange Rates 2. Influence of Sales of Central Bank’s Reserves on Exchange Rates D) REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS 1. Demand for Housing and other Real Estate in the Czech Republic – trends, forecasts, determinants 2. Supply of Housing, and other Real Estate in the Czech Republic – trends, forecasts, determinants 3. Housing Bubble in the Czech Republic 4. Real Estate Trends in the Czech Republic 5. Czech House Renting Market

Mgr. Daniel Vach
see above

Mgr. Lukáš Vácha Ph.D.
Wavelet analysis of financial markets

Mgr. Petra Valíčková
Topics related to energy markets. For example: Competition in energy markets; Regulation of energy markets; Renewables and energy efficiency; Electricity access rates and development; Role of the private sector in energy access and development.

Matěj Vančura
Americký institucionalismus (American Institutionalism) - John R. Commons Ekonomická historie - hospodářská politika USA a Velká Británie do 30. let 20. stol. (Economic history - economic policy in England and US up to the 1930s) Německá historická škola (German Historical School) - Max Weber

Mgr. PhDr. Silvester van Koten Ph.D.
2000 Final paper on Transaction Cost Economics 1993-94 Final paper on the epistemological character of mental representations, written at Aarhus University (Denmark). I compared the computationalist perspective of Fodor and Jackendoff with the constructivist perspective of Lakoff and Johnson. (Grade: 9, on a scale from 1 to 10).

Mgr. Ing. Dan Vaško
Any theses in following fields: Ring-fencing retail banking operations Optimal corporate portfolio of a bank - industry view Role of banks in financing LBOs Evaluating portfolio by EVA/RAROC Any topic in insurance industry, e.g. Optimalization of tied agents network in insurance industry Evaluating the success of bancassurance business model Central Bank communication Macroprudential regulation of financial sector Impact of US monetary policy on financial crisis Effects of Basel III on financial stability Influence of risk management on financial stability Operational risk management Credit rating methodology and financial stability

prof. RNDr. Jan Ámos Víšek CSc.
Possible an agreement on a topic from robust econometrics or statistics - eithert some theoretical work (mostly a generalization of classical estimator, test, diagnostic tool etc. for the robust framework) or an extensive case or simulation study.

PhDr. Václav Korbel
Behavioral economics and experimental economics - cheating, anti-social behavior, discrimination, global self-identity; economics of education, microeconometrics - any empirical work with the focus on the Czech educational system (TIMSS, PIRLS, PISA datasets) Currently supervised theses: David Pospíšil - Emotional Anchoring in Experimental Asset Markets Monika Besedová - Impact of pardon in 2013 on the crime rate in Czech Republic Petra Aschermannová - Teachers as role models Polina Fedosova - Inequality and Preferences: Income effect on the Altruistic Behavior Ilimbek Uulu Talgat - Forced Marriage and Women Labor Participation in Kyrgyzstan


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