Mgr. Vědunka Kopečná


Position: Junior Researcher
Field of interest: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Energy Economics, Labor Market, Economic Modeling
Membership: Center for Doctoral Studies, Internal, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, PhD Candidates


Office: 602
Email: vedunka [DOT] kopecna [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Personal web pages:
Available: By appointment

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JEM162 - Energy Markets & Economics
JEB101 - Principles of Economics I

PhD study

Tutor: PhDr. Jaromír Baxa Ph.D.

Studying from: 2015
PhDr examination:
Final exam:
Dissertation Proposal defence:
Dissertation defence:

Current work:

Dissertation topic:
Three essays on energy sector and labor market interactions

Disertation abstract:
Countries in the EU committed to decrease their greenhouse gases emissions, usage of fossil fuels and take advantage of renewable energy sources. Thus, the renewable sources will play a more important role in the energy mix over the upcoming decades. However, the energy sector transformation affects all the remaining economic sectors including the labor market. The implementation of DSGE models for modeling energy policies is only developing area of research. Their benefit lies in the dynamical aspect and the possibility to capture the presence of random shocks permitting to forecast macroeconomic aggregates and track cyclical effects of policies. The first part will compare the already occurred energy sector transformation across the EU member states and a cointegration analysis will be conducted in order to investigate the suggested empirical relationships between the energy and labor markets. The second part will formulate a suitable energy sector and labor market model able to capture the structural changes in the labor market related to changes in the energy mix. The third part will be devoted to building a SOE DSGE model with fiscal block and incorporating the labor market and the energy sector. An emphasis will be placed on quantifying the effects of various energy policies on the economy and particularly on the labor market development.

Optional courses:
2016/17 SS: JED110 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
2016/17 WS: JED109 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
2015/16 SS: JED415 - Quantitative Methods II
2015/16 WS: JED414 - Quantitative Methods I



2017: 11th GSE Economics Summer School on Panel Data Linear Analysis, Barcelona
2015+: Ph.D., Economics, Charles University in Prague
2013 - 2015: Mgr. (M.A. equivalent), Economic Theory, Charles University in Prague
2010 - 2013: Bc. (B.A. equivalent), Finance, University pf Economics in Prague

Job history

2015+ Member of the Center for Doctoral Studies, IES FSV UK
2016 - 2017 innogy Energie s.r.o , Analyst - Portfolio Management Gas SK
2014 - 2016 Evaluator, Fund of Further Education

2016/17 SS: Teaching Assistant, JEM115 - Environmental Economics and Consumer Preferences
2016/17 WS: Teaching Assistant, JEB101 - Principles of Economics I
2015/16 SS: Teaching Assistant, JEB132 - Introductory Statistics
2015/16 WS: Teaching Assistant, JEB003 - Ekonomie I.

Topics for supervision

Bachelor theses

Topics from areas of labor market policy, impact evaluation, treatment effects

Master theses

Topics from areas of labor market policy, impact evaluation, treatment effects




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