Mgr. Jindřich Matoušek Ph.D.

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Position: Researcher, Ph.D.
Field of interest: Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Market Structure, Auctions, Market Imperfections
Membership: Macroeconomics and Econometrics, PhD Candidates

Contact

Office: 602
Email: jindrich [DOT] matousek [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
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Personal web pages: http://cz.linkedin.com/in/matousekjindrich
Available: upon request via email (not available regularly at the faculty)

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PhD study

Tutor: prof. PhDr. Tomáš Havránek Ph.D.

Studying from: 2014
PhDr examination:
Final exam: 01/2019
Dissertation Proposal defence: 20.4.2022
Dissertation defence: 14.9.2022

Current work:
Essays in Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Dissertation topic:
Essays in Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Disertation abstract:
In my early work, I experimentally examine two complex multi-unit auction mechanisms with an opportunity to communicate and thus collude while comparing these mechanisms in terms of efficiency. Strikingly, allowing for communication increases efficiency in examined auction formats. A cheap-talk collusive agreement resulted in a better allocation compared to the treatments without communication. I hypothesise that complex auction formats make the decision-making of bidders too complicated and cause inefficiency, especially in auctions with large numbers of goods.

In my next work, I provide a meta-analysis of a key parameter estimated by both lab and field experiments in economics — the individual discount rate. I examine the extent to which the variance of the discount rate can be attributed to observable differences in experimental design and selective reporting in the literature. I employ Bayesian and frequentist model averaging to address the model uncertainty and identify the drivers that affect the individual discount rate the most. The results show publication bias against unintuitive results. The corrected mean annual discount rate is less than half the size of the simple mean of the reported values.

Most recently, I study whether financial incentives motivate people to work better. I take stock of emerging research in economics, collect a total of 1568 estimates from 44 different studies, and codify 39 variables to capture the underlying nature of incentives' effect on motivation and performance. I perform a meta-analysis on this dataset. A range of statistical tests suggests the overall effect is virtually zero. I employ Bayesian and frequentist model averaging to identify the most prominent effect determinants. Among these, publication bias pushes this effect upward the most.

Optional courses:
WS 2014/2015 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
LS 2014/2015 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
WS 2015/2016 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
SS 2015/2016 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
WS 2016/2017 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
SS 2016/2017 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling

CV

Education

2016: NHH Bergen - PhD course Personality, Preferences and Moral Behavior
2014+: Ph.D., Economics, IES Charles University in Prague
2011 - 2014: Mgr., European Economic Integration and Economic Policies, IES Charles University in Prague
2012 - 2013: Erasmus exchange, University of Economics, Universita di Bologna, Italy
2007 - 2011: Bc., Economic Theories, IES Charles University in Prague

Job history

2014-2018: Academic staff; member of the Center for Doctoral Studies at IES FSV UK
2014-2018: Actuary; Vienna Insurance Group
2018-2021: IT and data analyst
2021+: Head of finance and accounting


Teaching Assistantships at IES FSV UK:
2017/18 SS: JEB004 - Economics II
2016/17 SS: JEB004 - Economics II
2016/17 WS: JEB108 - Microeconomics II
2016/17 WS: JEM123 - Economics of Least Developed Countries
2015/16 SS: JEB004 - Economics II
2015/16 WS: JEB108 - Microeconomics II
2015/16 WS: JEM123 - Economics of Least Developed Countries
2014/15 WS: JEB108 - Microeconomics II
2014/15 WS: JEM123 - Economics of Least Developed Countries

Other Teaching Assistantships:
2017/2018 LS: University of Economics, Behavioral Economics course

Research identification
ORCID, RePEc, Scopus Author ID, Publons with WoS RID

Awards and prizes

M.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good masters diploma thesis

Topics for supervision

Bachelor theses

Behavioral and experimetal economics - general topics; collusion; combinatorial auctions

Academic year 2018/2019:
Lubomír Janšta: "What makes children feel good about their work?"

Academic year 2015/2016:
Petr Žofák: "Preference Reversals Due to Social Feedback: Asymmetric Dominance Effect"

Master theses

Behavioral and experimetal economics - general topics; collusion; combinatorial auctions

Supervised Bachelor theses

all/awarded: 2/0
Awarded:

Downloadable

Matousek_dissertation_thesis_defense
Matousek_dissertation_thesis_pre-defense

Partners

Deloitte

Sponsors

CRIF
McKinsey
Patria Finance
Česká Spořitelna
EY