A new crash course "Sociology of Law and Economics"

27/02/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

Dear students,
We will open a new crash course "Sociology of Law and Economics" which will be taught by Sabine Frerichs, Assistant Professor at the University of Helsinki. The course will take place 23-27 March 2015 and you are invited to enroll.
Best wishes,Martin Hájek, Director ISS

An internship offer

26/02/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

An internship offer has been updated. There is an internship offer even for foreign non-Czech speaking students. For details see here.

IES FSV UK research quoted by World Bank

25/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

The World Development Report published by World Bank cites the reasearch of our colleagues Julie Chytilová a Michal Bauer. World Bank mentions their two articles - Behavioral Foundations of Microcredit: Experimental and Survey Evidence from Rural India and War's enduring effects on egalitarian motivations and in-group biases. Congratulation!


IES FSV UK research quoted by IMF and Bank of England

25/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

We would like to inform about another success of our researchers. The Global Financial Stability Report published by International Monetary Fund cites the article Exchange Market Pressures during the Financial Crisis: A Bayesian Model Averaging Evidence. Authors of this article are our colleagues Roman Horváth a Marek Rusnák.

Moreover, Martin Weale, External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee of Bank of England mentioned the article Cross-country Heterogeneity in Intertemporal Substitution, authors of which are our colleagues Roman Horváth, Marek Rusnák, Zuzana Havránková and Tomáš Havránek, in his speech Forward guidance and its effects.

Congratulations to all!

Alumnus of the Month - February: Ivona Butcher

25/02/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

The Alumnus of the Month in February is Ivona Butcher. Ivona has studied at several universities abroad and she is very experienced. She lives and works in the USA now. Except from the investment job at the hedge fund Magnitude Capital, she runs an extraordinary business. She deals with horses. An interview and her profile are available here.



23/02/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

IES secretary

Notification to the staff and students at the FSV UK

23/02/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

Dear Employees, Dear Students,
As we received repeted anonymous emails threatening with the placement of an explosive in one of the buildings of our faculty. We kindly ask all the teachers, employees of the faculty as well as students on Monday February 23, 2015 after 12:30pm to interrupt their classes, work or studies and no later than at 1:00pm left the faculty buildings. The return to the faculty buildings will be possible from Tuesday morning. We would like to apologize for any arising complications; however, we consider this preventive evacuation to be necessary. Thank you kindly for your cooperation and we believe that this emergency event will not disturb the course of your days.
Yours Sincerely,
Jakub Končelík 

Montias Prize for dr. Zdeněk Drábek

20/02/2015   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

Dr. Zdeněk Drábek in cooperation with M. Fabricio Perez (School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University) a Josef C. Brada (Arizona State University) won Montias Prize for the article "Illicit money flows as motives for FDI". The prize is awarder by the American Association for Comparative Economic Systems (ACES) every two years for the best article published in the Journal of Comparative Economics. Congratulations!

JEM171 Financial Derivatives

19/02/2015   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

Specifically for this semester, we are opening a new Master course devoted to financial derivatives. The course is complementary to courses Financial Markets and Instruments I and II. The first part of the course will review options, futures and forward markets, and cover discrete time-finance models. The second and main part of the course will be continuous-time finance models. Enrolment is limited. The course is scheduled for Monday.

Law and Economics: Second Student Workshop

19/02/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

Czecho-Slovak Law and Economics Association (CSLEA) invites Bachelor, Master and PhD students to submit papers to its second student workshop on Law and Economics. The workshop is held on April 10, 2015, at Charles University Law School. The purpose of the workshop is to bring students who write theses on Law and Economics together and provide them with feedback from senior mentors. The keynote speakers is Tomas Sobek (MUNI). More information can be found HERE

The early admission deadline for academic year 2015/16 is coming soon!

19/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

If you are interested in joining one of our programs taught fully in English, the early admission deadline is recommended. The application process is on-line only and there is no application fee. For more information visit our website:

IES FSV UK members in MIT Technology Review

18/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

Our colleagues Ladislav Krištoufek and Michal Paulus achieved a great success. MIT Technology Review has published an article about their publication „Worldwide clustering of the corruption perception“. For the article please follow this link.




18/02/2015   |   Ing. Šárka Bokočová

Are you ready to discover a career of challenge and reward?
The Boston Consulting Group is the world’s leading advisor on business strategy and the pioneer in strategy consulting. Join our connection event to meet experienced BCG consultants and get answers to your questions. Learn about BCG’s Crack the Case  interview training as well. Together we will develop the best in you.

Register by March online at here. If you have any questions, please contact

Mentoring has kicked off

09/02/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

We have just completed matching of the students and mentors in our mentoring project, which launches the first edition of mentoring at the IES. The number of applications for the first edition has exceeded our expectations and we eventually had to increase the number of mentors.
Many interesting professionals serve as our mentors, such as Petr Gapko, Chief Economist at GE Money Bank, David Chmelař, Member of the Board, Chief Product and Treasury Officer at Wüstenrot Financial Group, Ladislav Fruehauf, Project Leader at BCG and Ivona Butcher who works as an investment professional in the United States. We hope the students will take the opportunity and explore the maximum from this unique experience.

ERASMUS+ 2015/2016

09/02/2015   |   PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.

Students may apply for the Erasmus+ study exchange for the next academic year 2015/2016. The application system will be opened on Monday February 16 and closed on Friday February 27 at 3pm. The current announcement with all the necessary information will be soon available here (in Czech it is available here). The information about selection procedure at the IES can be found here.

An updated version of the IES brochure A school with a difference was published

04/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

The brochure A school with a difference presents overall information about IES study programs, academic events and public lectures organized by IES FSV UK and mainly the top quality research. Top publications are described in detail.

Introductory Statistics

04/02/2015   |   RNDr. Michal Červinka Ph.D.

New mandatory bachelor course Introductory Statistics (JEB132) indended already for first year students will open in the upcoming summer semester. This course has no prerequisity and will be a new prerequisite for a modified version of the course Statistics (JEB105). The course Topics in Statistics (JEB127) shall be cancelled and will not be taught anymore. Students who do not pass the course Statistics by winter semester 2014/15 (included) need to take both Introductory Statistics and Statistics. Students who already passed the exam of Statistics will not be allowed to register for Introductory Statistics.

Master State Exam

04/02/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

Time schedule of Master State Exam on February 11, 2015 is attached.

BCG CORPORATE FINANCE UNLIMITED 2015 M&A Workshop in Milan, March 20–22

02/02/2015   |   Ing. Šárka Bokočová

A deep-dive into M&A

Experience a real BCG project and gain insights into the full cycle of a live transaction.
Learn the methodologies and approach of the world's leading strategy consultancy.
We are seeking university students with a background in finance, economics, business, or similarly quantitative subjects.

More information & registration at

Application deadline: February 15, 2015

BCG Prague Recruiting team

The new issue (1/15) of the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance

02/02/2015   |   Ing. Šárka Bokočová

The new issue (1/15) of the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance has been released and brings the following papers:

The journal is published by Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University and is currently edited by Roman Horváth (Editor-in-Chief), and Senior editors: Jarko Fidrmuc (Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen), Martin Fukač (New Zealand Treasury), Evžen Kočenda (CERGE-EI), Ondřej Schneider (IES, IIF), and Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg).

The Alumni Chair 2015 holder was selected

01/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

As Alumni Chair 2015 holder the Alumni Association board selected Ladislav Krištoufek. The Alumni Chair award is granted once a year by the board. The 2015 is the fifth year of Alumni Chair awarding.

Info from the January meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

30/01/2015   |   PhDr. Jiří Kukačka

The click-through links you find the minutes of the January meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK (in Czech only). The most important items on the agenda: accreditation of the Master study programme International Area Studies, updating of Rules for the Organization of Studies at FSV UK, changes in the National (PhDr.) Exam Regulations FSV UK. Details can be found in the minutes. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

Study Abroad opportunities (inter-faculty agreements)

26/01/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

We are happy to inform about opportunities for FSS students to study abroad in USA, Hong Kong, Korea and Russia under various inter-faculty agreements. These opportunities are open to students during the academic year 2015/2016. The deadline for applications is on Wednesday, 11 February 2015. For more information please visit the Study Abroad section of the Faculty's intranet

IES FSS CU is again the best school of economics in the Czech Republic

22/01/2015   |   Ing. Petra Dědková

Same as in the last three consecutive years, the journal Hospodářské noviny has ranked IES as the best school of economics in the Czech Republic.   

The newspaper appreciated mainly the international environment and excellent research. Thanks to the very well organized international cooperation and the lectures taught mostly in English almost all IES students have a chance to spend at least one semester abroad. The quality of research is regularly confirmed by various awards that our colleagues receive. Moreover, IES has the most Ph.D. students among evaluated schools.

Being at the top of this ranking is also relevant for potential employers when they consider the education of job applicants.

Full and detailed ranking of the best Czech universities can be found at (in Czech only).

Rector's Mobility Fund 2015

20/01/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

We are calling for applications from international students who intend to apply for funding to study abroad in the winter semester 2015/2016. For more information please visit the Study Abroad section of the Faculty's intranet:

DART – Doctoral Program in Accounting, Reporting, and Taxation

15/01/2015   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

We invite excellent students to apply for our accounting doctoral program DART, starting its next round on October 1, 2015. DART specializes in the area of accounting, reporting, and taxation with a focus on economics-based research, applying quantitative research methods and modeling. It is a joint PhD program of two major Austrian Universities, located in Graz and in Vienna. The program is fully taught in English and covers all areas of accounting research. Admission is open and will continue until all positions are filled. Applications should be received at by March 31, 2015 at latest. Early application is strongly encouraged. DART website:

KPMG International Case Competition - the deadline for the application is 18. 1.

12/01/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

You can send your application to KPMG International Case Competition until the 18th of January. The competition is targeted on Master students, who has chance to discover the world of casework and test their ability to develop innovative solutions to real-world business issues. The successful team will participate at the international final in Dubai. For details see here.

CFA Awareness Scholarships

09/01/2015   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

We are awarding three (3) CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to best students interested in taking CFA Program exams. Awareness Scholarships are designated for key influencers in the academic and financial communities, including students affiliated with our Recognized Universities. The scholarships substantially reduce the CFA Program enrollment and exam registration fee.

The deadline for your application is January 19. Your application package should consist of your CV, transcript of grades and Verification Form. Submit your package as a hard copy at the secretariat. The results will be communicated via email.

Deadline for Master's Thesis Proposals is February 13, 2015

07/01/2015   |   PhDr. Tomáš Havránek Ph.D.

Dear students, please note that the topic of your thesis must be confirmed by your supervisor in the Student Information System one year before the defense. If you want to defend your thesis at the end of the Winter Semester 2015/2016, the deadline is February 13, 2015. Send the proposal (following the template available on the website of JEM001 in the SIS) to all teachers of the master thesis seminar by February 13. You can choose from a list of offered topics or come up with your own topic and try to contact a suitable advisor. I recommend you choose a narrowly defined empirical topic. Use the SIS module "Thesis (Selection of subject)" to assign to your topic. If your topic is not in the list, ask your supervisor to publish it. Please read carefully the information available on the seminar website in the SIS.

IES-CSOB Awards for the Best Thesis 2014

07/01/2015   |   Ing. Petra Dědková

The results of IES-CSOB Award for the best thesis on Banking, finance and confidence were announced on December 18, 2014 in the Era World premises. The winners Aneta Mohylová (1st place), Matěj Kuc (2nd place) a Jan Mareš (3rd place) had an opportunity to introduce their work to the audience. Congratulations to the winners!



02/01/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

Bachelor State Exam will be held on January 20, June 16 - 18 and September 8 - 10, 2015.
Master State Exam will be held on February 11, June 22-23 and September 29-30, 2015.
Rigorous State Exam will be held on March 23, 2015.
Time schedule will be published 1 week before exam.

Join a catch-up lessons market

01/01/2015   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

Our students have launched an open facebook group that serves as a market for catch-up lessons at the IES. If you are either on the supply or demand side, just join the group. By leaving a post, you may either search for someone to teach you, or offer tutoring. The conditions of the lessons and the compensation are fully upon agreement.

The Czech Economic Review, Vol. 8, No. 3

22/12/2014   |   PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.

A new issue of the Czech Economic Review is just coming out. See table of contents:

The journal is published by Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University and is currently edited by Martin Gregor (Managing editor, Charles University), Randal Filler (City University of New York), František Turnovec (Charles University) and Milan Vlach (Charles University; KCGI, Kyoto).

Info from the November and December meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

22/12/2014   |   PhDr. Jiří Kukačka

The click-through links you find the minutes of the November a December meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK. The most important items on the November agenda: admission requirements for doctoral studies, election of Dr. Petr Soukup to the Council of Higher Education Institutions of the CR, information from staff  selection procedures for Heads of CIVT, study department, and KJP, and directors of the Institutes; in December: Student money 2014, re-election of the Board of the AS FSV UK, Golden Courses, by-election to the AS UK - the new senator is Jan Malek from IES, changes in the rules for FSV UK budgeting, changes in the FSV UK statutes. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

Company Valuation (JEM132) Rescheduled to the Fall Term

19/12/2014   |   Jiří Novák M.Sc., Ph.D., Deloitte Corporate Chair

Dear students, please note that since the next calendar year 2015 the course of Company Valuation (JEM132) will be re-scheduled from the spring term to the fall term to coincide with the CFA Research Challenge competition. Both four-year and fifth-year students are welcome to take the course in the fall.

German language summer courses

18/12/2014   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

We are happy to inform that we have received an offer of places to study German at universities in Germany. The deadline for applications is on Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

Study abroad at German and Swiss universities

18/12/2014   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

We are happy to inform that we have again received a number of study abroad opportunities in Germany and Switzerland in the academic year 2015/2016. The application deadline is on Wednesday, 5 March, 2015. For more information please visit the Study Abroad section of the Faculty's intranet.

Study Abroad (Australia, China, USA and NZ)

17/12/2014   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

We are calling for applications from international students who intend to study abroad in the academic year 2015/2016 under various inter-faculty and inter-university agreements in Australia, China, USA and New Zealand. The deadline for applications is on 21 January, 2015. For more information please visit the Study Abroad section of the Faculty's intranet.

Award for young authors

16/12/2014   |   Ing. Petra Dědková

Award by the Institute of Information Theory and Automation for the best publication in 2014 in category Young authors has received for the work „On Stability of M-stationary Points in MPCCs“ our colleague Michal Červinka and  is linked with his work at the Institute of Information Theory and Automation, where he is also actively engaged. Congratulations!


Operating hours during the Christmas holidays

11/12/2014   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

 On December 22, 2014 to January 1, 2015 building Hollar and Opletalova will be closed.

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