doc. Roman Horváth Ph.D., ČSOB Corporate Chair
Position: deputy director, researcher, lecturer
Field of interest: Monetary Policy, Political Economy, Finance
Membership: Internal, Macroeconomics and Econometrics
Email: roman [DOT] horvath [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Phone: 222 112 317
Personal web pages: http://ies.fsv.cuni.cz/en/staff/horvath
Available: by appointment
American Economic Association, European Economic Association, The Econometric Society, Czech Economic Society, Euro Area Business Cycle Network, Central Bank Communication Network, Association for Comparative Economic Studies, Society for the Study of Emerging Markets
2012 Habilitation (Docent ~ Associate Professor) in Economic Theory, Charles University
2004-2008 Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (PhD.)
2002-2004 Central European University, Department of Economics, Budapest, Hungary (M.A.)
1999-2002 Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (Bc.)
Additional Academic Training - summer schools, courses, workshops:
International Monetary Fund, Georgetown University, Southern Illinois University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Bank of England, Swiss National Bank, Austrian National Bank, University of Salento, CEMFI, Universidade do Minho
Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (2011+):
- Deputy Director (from 1/2011) & Associate Professor (5/2012 +)
- Assistant Professor (12/2010-4/2012)
Czech National Bank (2004-2010):
– Head of Research Unit and Adviser to the Bank Board,
Research and Financial Stability Department (Oct. 2009-Nov. 2010)
– Deputy Head of Research Unit,
Research and Financial Stability Department (Oct. 2007-Sept. 2009)
– Senior Economist,
Research Department (March 2007-Sept. 2007)
– Head of Monetary Analysis Unit,
Monetary and Statistics Department (Sept. 2005-Feb. 2007)
– Junior Analyst,
Monetary and Statistics Department (Aug. 2004-Aug. 2005)
2012 (May-June) Visiting fellow, Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung, Regensburg
2010+ Research fellow, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech Academy of Sciences
2004 Research Assistant to Nauro Campos, University of Newcastle
2003-2004 Research Assistant to Akos Rona-Tas, University of California at San Diego
2003 Research assistant to Peter Benczur and Attila Ratfai, Central European University
2002-2003 Czech National Bank, external member of research team
2004+ - Lecturer, Applied Econometrics, IES, Charles University
2011+ - Lecturer, Intermediate Macroeconomics, IES, Charles University
2012 - Lecturer, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University
2013+ - Editorial Board, Economic Systems
2012-2016 Research Fellow, Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg
2012+ - Vice President, Czech Economic Society
2011+ - Co-editor, Finance a úvěr - Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Editorial board, 2008-2010)
2012+ - Editorial Board, Contemporary Economics
2012 - Editorial Board, Montenegrin Journal of Economics
2007-2011 - Co-editor, AUCO Czech Economic Review
2009+ - Editorial Board, Panoeconomicus
2010+ - Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Czech Economic Society
2011+ Grant Agency of the Charles University, Evaluation Committee, Member
2011+ Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, Evaluation Committee - Economics. Member (Vice-chairman from 9/2012, chairman from 4/2013)
2011+ Doctoral studies committee IES FSV UK, Member
2011+ External co-editor Czech National Bank working paper series
Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics (3), Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, Bulletin of the Czech Econometric Society (3), Czech Economic Review (2), Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (8), Czech National Bank working paper series (8), Comparative Economic Studies, Economic Systems (8), Economic Modelling (6), Economics Bulletin (3), Economics – E-Journal, Ekonomicky casopis (Slovak Journal of Economics) (7), Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (4), Empirical Economics, European Journal of Political Economy (4), Focus on European Economic Integration, Global Economy Journal (2), IES working paper series (4), International Review of Economics and Finance (2), Journal of Emerging Market Finance, Kybernetika (2), Global Development Network (2), National Bank of Slovakia WP, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (3), Grant Agency of the Charles University (2), European Central Bank working paper series, Panoeconomicus (11), American Science Information Center, Review of International Economics, Prague Economic Papers (2), Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies (3), Series on Advanced Economic Issues, German Finance Association Annual Congress (4), Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Research Foundation - Flanders, The Foundation for Science and Technology - Portugal, INFINITI conference (6), Small Business Economics.
Financial Times Deutschland, Cesky rozhlas, VoxEU.org, Lidove noviny, Euro, Ekonom, Bankovnictvi, penize.cz, centralbanking.com, Bloomberg, among others
Awards and prizes
According to the RePEc rankings:
I rank 4th among Czech academic economists
I rank among top 6% academic economists in Europe
Principal Investigator – Quantitative Modelling of Monetary and Fiscal Policies after the Crisis research grant, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, 2012-2014
Principal Investigator at the IES FSV UK – Dynamic Models in Economics, excellence research grant, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, 2012-2018
Best M.A. course at the IES FSV UK, awarded by the Dean of FSV UK
2012 Best Referee Award, Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies
CSOB Corporate Chair Holder (2011+)
Principal Investigator - Monetary Policy, Financial Stability and Financial Crisis research grant, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, 2011-2013
European Association of Comparative Economic Studies 2010 Biennial Award for the best dissertation
Czech National Bank Economic Research Award 2010 for best working paper
Principal investigator, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, research grant on "The Effects of Monetary Policy Transparency" 2010-2011
Czech National Bank Economic Research Award 2009 for best paper
Biographical reference in Who's who in the World (Marquis)
Czech National Bank Economic Research Award 2007 for best paper
Principal investigator, Global Development Network grant
Karel Englis Prize, Czech Economic Association award for best policy paper
Young Economist, 2nd Prize of the Czech Economic Association
Young Economist, 3rd Prize of the Czech Economic Association
Central European University, Full University Fellowship
Hlavka Foundation, principal researcher, grant: “Does Czech Republic Fulfill OCA Criteria for Euro Adoption?
1st Prize of Alumni Club of Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
Young Economist, 3rd Prize of the Czech Economic Association
Topics for supervision
See the topics for M.A. theses below.
Empirical investigations in the following three broadly defined areas are welcomed.
1) Political economy of central banking
2) Monetary policy and financial stability
3) Institutions, culture and economic growth
More specific suggestions are listed below.
Why do politicians grant independence to central banks?
Does more transparent monetary policy yield better outcomes?
Why some central banks are more credible than others?
Does central bank communication influence financial markets?
How reliable are central bank forecasts?
What is the nature of the transmission of liquidity shocks?
Is global financial crisis a challenge for central banks?
Should monetary policy react to asset prices?
How the reaction function of central bank should be estimated?
How persistent is inflation?
What is the nature of exchange rate dynamics?
Does monetary policy work? Empirical assessment of monetary policy transmission
Is exchange rate pass-through high in small open economies?
Do explicit and implicit inflation targets differ more during the financial crisis?
Interest rate pass-through: Does it change with financial distress?
Can we forecast interest rates better than central bankers?
How should we measure reforms?
Obstacles to reform: How long it takes until reforms become visible?
Does international portfolio allocation depend on nationalism and trust?
Which institutions, norms and beliefs are the most conducive to growth?
Is trust important for reforms?
Why are reforms reversed?
What drives consumer confidence?
Google econometrics - forecasting the macroeconomic and financial environment
Supervised Bachelor theses
Supervised Master Theses
Awarded: Mgr. Adrian Lupusor, Mgr. Dan Vaško, Mgr. Dritan Gjika, Mgr. Gledis Kazaziová, Mgr. Jakub Matějů, Mgr. Kamila Koprnická, Mgr. Lenka Herrmannnová, Mgr. Marek Rusnák, Mgr. Ondřej Strecker, Mgr. Persida Spirollari, Mgr. Petra Valíčková, Mgr. Radek Janhuba, Mgr. Radovan Fišer, Mgr. Tereza Horáková, Mgr. Tomáš Havlíček
Current Ph.D. students
Petra Andrlíková MSc., PhDr. Tomáš Havránek , Lenka Herrmannová , PhDr. Ivo Jánský , Mgr. Adrian Lupusor , Mgr. Magdalena Patáková , Marek Rusnák , PhDr. Vojtěch Seman , PhDr. Boril Šopov, MSc., LL.M., Mgr. Ing. Dan Vaško