PhDr. Martina Mysíková


Field of interest: Labor Economics, Gender and Labor Market
Membership: Former PhD students


Email: martina [DOT] mysikova [AT] centrum [DOT] cz

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JEB053 - Labour Economics

PhD study

Tutor: doc. Ing. Vladislav Flek CSc.

Studying from: 2006
PhDr examination: 11/2006
Final exam: 05/2009
Dissertation Proposal defence: 5/2012
Dissertation defence: 10/2012

Current work:

Dissertation topic:
Three comparative Essays on Gender Earnings Inequality in the Czech Republic

Disertation abstract:
This thesis adopts three stepwise perspectives to look at earnings inequality. It applies Czech data from two surveys, Microcensus and Living Conditions, covering the period 1988–2008, and European dataset EU-SILC 2008 and 2009 for international comparisons.
The first essay “Personal Earnings Inequality” analyzes personal earnings distribution in the Czech Republic since the early transition from communism, using relative distribution method. The trend of “hollowing of the middle” was confirmed in the early transition, but this phenomenon later subsided. Earnings polarization was apparent for all sex and education subgroups between 1988 and 1996. In international comparison, earnings of men and highly educated are more homogenous than earnings of their counterparts in most analyzed countries.
The second essay “Gender Wage Gap” quantifies the structure of gender wage gaps in four Central-East European countries (CEE), using the Heckman regression model and Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition. The observed gender wage gap is substantially higher in the Czech Republic and Slovakia than in Hungary and Poland. A relatively small but positive part of the observed gender wage gap can be explained by gender differences in characteristics in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with a high contribution of job characteristics. In Hungary and Poland, working women have on average even better characteristics than working men, mainly in terms of individual characteristics.
The third essay “Earnings Inequality within Couples” examines within-couple earnings distribution in four CEE countries and two countries in Western Europe. Women, on average, contribute less to a couple’s income than men. The Czech Republic with its relatively high within-couple earnings inequality in various aspects resembles more the two West European countries than the remaining three CEE countries. In all CEE countries with the exception of the Czech Republic it is true that if in dual-earner couples the woman is better educated than the man, the couples (almost) reach earnings equality.
Although all the three essays focus on different aspects of earnings distribution with a special emphasis on gender, one message keeps repeating: Regardless of the analyzed perspective the position of Czech women seems to be the worst of all analyzed countries.

Optional courses:



2-6/2010 University of Melbourne, Australia
2006-2012 PhD candidate at Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University
11/2009 University of Warsaw, Poland
2006 PhDr. examination
2003-06 - Master of economics at Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University
1999-03 - Bachelor of economics at Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University

Job history

2006-2011 Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University:
LS 2011 - Labour Economics (Bc.)
LS 2009 - Labour Economics (Bc.)
ZS 2008 - Economics I (Bc.)
LS 2008 - Game Theory (Mgr.)
LS 2008 - Labour Economics (Bc.)
ZS 2007 - Economics I (Bc.)
ZS 2007 - Microeconomics II (Bc.)
LS 2007 - Game Theory (Mgr.)
LS 2007 - Labour Economics (Bc.)
ZS 2006 - Economics I (Bc.)

2007- Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciencesof the Czech Republic

10/2004 - 8/2008 Czech Statistical Office

Topics for supervision

Supervised Bachelor theses

all/awarded: 3/0


Dissertation thesis
Examination report - Ekonomie I - 2007
Examination report - Ekonomie I - 2008
Examination report - Ekonomie I - 2009
Examination report - ETPM - 2007
Examination report - ETPM - 2008
Examination report - ETPM - 2009
Examination report - ETPM - 2011
Examination report - Game Theory - 2007
Examination report - Game Theory - 2008
Examination report - Labour Economics - 2007
Examination report - Labour Economics - 2008
Examination report - Labour Economics - 2008
Examination report - Labour Economics - 2009
Examination report - Labour Economics - 2011
Hodnoceni doktoranda 2007
Hodnoceni doktoranda 2009
Hodnocení doktoranda 2010
Hodnocení doktoranda 2011
Hodnocení doktoranda 2012
ISP update 2007/2008
ISP update 2008/2009
ISP update 2009/2010
ISP update 2010/2011
ISP update 2011/2012
ISP update 2012/2013