Mgr. Michal Paulus

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Position: Junior Lecturer
Field of interest: International Economics, International Political Economy, Trade Policy
Membership: Center for Doctoral Studies, Internal, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, PhD Candidates

Contact

Office: 602
Email: michal [DOT] paulus [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Phone:
Available: via email

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Syllabi

Course supervisor

JEM179 - History and Methodology of Economics
JEM165 - International Political Economy
JEM180 - Philosophy, Economics and Politics: Current Debates

Teacher

JEM179 - History and Methodology of Economics
JEM165 - International Political Economy
JEM180 - Philosophy, Economics and Politics: Current Debates

PhD study

Tutor: doc. Ing. Vladimír Benáček CSc.

Studying from: 2012
PhDr examination:
Final exam:
Dissertation Proposal defence:
Dissertation defence:

Current work:
Gravity models of trade - GAČR
GDP tax multiplier of the CZ

Dissertation topic:
Three essays on international trade - gravity models applications

Disertation abstract:
The project investigates the role of corruption in exports of transition V4 countries and of the control group of the developed members of the EU (Germany, Austria, France and Belgium). We examine whether the corruption has stimulating or deterrent effects on mutual trade and compare the results for both groups.
We assess the role of corruption in the international trade in four aspects. At first we cluster our dataset of trading partners into groups according to their corruption level and corruption development similarity (highly, middle and low corrupt countries).
Secondly, we analyse the role of corruption in exports of both country groups utilizing the gravity model and clusters. We analyse hypothesis on aggregate and sectoral export level that countries tend to trade with the partners of similar corruption level. We compare the results of the corruption role for both groups.
Thirdly, we shift our attention to the analysis of the role of corruption in the value added exports of V4 and our control group utilizing again the GM model.
The last part looks at the corruption-trade relationship from the opposite perspective. It investigates the possible effects of mutual trade on corruption level of the exporting country (corruption diffusion).

Optional courses:

CV

Organisation Memberships

Česká společnost ekonomická

Education

2016 - Research visit, Arizona State University
2014 - DAAD research visit - Humboldt University in Berlin
2012 - till now: PhD study IES FSV UK
2010 - till now: bachelor study of philosophy FF UK
2010 - 2012 master program economics IES FSV UK
2011 - study visit at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
2006 - 2010 bachelor study of economics at IES FSV UK

Job history

2012 - 02/2014 Ministry of Health
2007 - 2009 Czech radio

Extra activities

Teaching on IEPS program (all IES students warmly welcomed):
History and Methodology of Economics
Philosophy, Economics and Politics: Current Debates
International Political Economy
Member of working group of National Economic council for anti-corruption measures

Awards and prizes

Bc. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good bachelor thesis and final state exam
DAAD Scholarship for WS 09/2014-01/2015: Research visit at the Humboldt University in Berlin

Topics for supervision

Term papers

Gravity models of trade and international political economy
Hyman Minsky´s financial hypothesis

Bachelor theses

Gravity models of trade and international political economy
Hyman Minsky´s financial instability hypothesis (Post-keynesian economics)

Master theses

Gravity models of trade and international political economy
Hyman Minsky´s financial instability hypothesis (Post-keynesian economics)

Supervised Bachelor theses

all/awarded: 3/0
Awarded:

Supervised Master Theses

all/awarded: 4/0
Awarded:

Partners

Deloitte
McKinsey & Company
Moneta Money Bank

Sponsors

CRIF
ČSOB