Mgr. Lukáš Rečka


Position: Ph.D. Candidate
Field of interest: Environmental economics, energy economics, energy modelling
Membership: Microeconomics and Mathematical Methods, PhD Candidates


Office: 602 or COŽP UK
Email: lukas [DOT] recka [AT] czp [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Phone: upon request via email above
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JEM115 - Environmental Economics

PhD study

Tutor: Mgr. Milan Ščasný PhD.

Studying from: 2011
PhDr examination:
Final exam: 09/2013
Dissertation Proposal defence:
Dissertation defence:

Current work:

Dissertation topic:
Three Essays in Energy and Environmental

Disertation abstract:
This thesis consists of three articles that share the main theme – energy and environment. The dissertation aims mainly at the Czech energy system and analyses it development after the Velvet Revolution and its possible future development.
The first article applies Logarithmic Mean Divisia Index decomposition to analyses the main driving forces of significant reduction in air quality pollutants during the transition of the Czech economy towards market economy in the 1990s. It continues then to investigate how the driving forces affected the emissions volumes during succeeding the post-transition period up to 2016.
The second article reacts on the 2015 governmental decision to lift brown coal mining limits in the North Bohemia coal basin. The paper analyses the impacts of maintaining the ban on mining coal reserves and compares them with three alternative options that would each weaken the environmental protections of the ban. The impacts of each of these alternative governmental propostions are analysed on the Czech energy system, the fuel- and the technology-mix, the costs of generating energy, related emissions and external costs associated with the emissions.
The third article analyses the impact of massive increase in wind and solar installations in Germany on transmission networks in the Central Europe. The German policy “Energiewende” and insufficient transmission capacity between the northern and the southern part of Germany and the German-Austrian bidding zone have all heavily contributed to congestion in the Central European transmission system. The article assesses this impacts on relevant transmission grid. Two scenarios for the year 2025 are evaluated on the basis of four representative weeks.

Optional courses:


Organisation Memberships

International Association for Energy Economics


2011+: Ph.D., Economics, Charles University in Prague
2012: Summer School on International & European Law and Policy on Investment and Environment (IELPIE)
2009 - 2011: Mgr. (M.A. equivalent), Economic Theories, Charles University in Prague
2008 - 2009: Energiewirtschaft,Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
2006 - 2009: Bc.(B.A. equivalent), Economic Theories, Charles University in Prague

Job history

Teaching assistant:
2011/12 WS: JEM115 - Environmental Economics
2012/13 WS: JEM115 - Environmental Economics
2012/13 WS: JEM005 - Advanced Econometrics
2012/13 SS: JEM127 - Welfare Measurement
2013/14 SS: JEM115 - Environmental Economics and Consumer Preferences

2011+: Researcher, Charles University Environmental Center

Awards and prizes

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

2011 - Energy Economics Contest: Honorable mention for the thesis in the field of energy economics

Topics for supervision

Bachelor theses

Topics in energy economics and energy modelling

Master theses

Topics in energy economics and energy modelling

Supervised Bachelor theses

all/awarded: 1/0


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