PhDr. Pavel Vacek Ph.D.

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Position: Senior Lecturer
Field of interest: Antitrust Economics, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Economic Policy
Membership: European Economic Integration and Economic Policy, Internal

Contact

Office: 508
Email: vacek [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Phone: 733-644-300
Available: By email appointment.

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Syllabi

Course supervisor

JEM131 - Antitrust Economics

Teacher

JEM131 - Antitrust Economics

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Education

Cornell University, USA (Ph.D.)
IES FSV UK Praha (PhDr.)
Central European University (M.A.)
IES FSV UK Praha (Mgr.)
IES FSV UK Praha (Bc.)

Job history

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, School of Business, Edmonton, Canada, 2007-2009.

CRS Economics, s.r.o., partner, consulting work in the field of competition economics, Prague, from 2009 – present.

C. E.G. - North America (Competititon Economist Group), occasional consulting work in the area of competition economics, 2008 – 2009.

CRA International, Analyst, European Competition Practice, Summer Internship, London, United Kingdom, 2006.

Extra activities

The Working Commission of the Legislative Council: Regulatory Impact Assessment Commission 2012 - 2013

Awards and prizes

Graduate Assistantship, Cornell University, 2003-2007.
Fulbright Fellowship to Study in the U.S., 2002.
Open Society Fund Scholarship, Central European University, Hungary, 2001-2002.

Topics for supervision

Bachelor theses

A) ANTITRUST ECONOMICS

1. Application of the Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) in the Czech Republic
2. Antitrust Decisions of the Czech Office for Protection of Competition
3. Margin Squeeze in Telecommunications
4. Margin Squeeze in Electricity sector
5. Antitrust cases in the Czech Republic – Case Studies
6. An Economic Approach to Abuse of Dominance
7. Market Definition of the Access to the Broadband Internet
8. Issues of the New Law about Significant Market Power in the CZ
9. Predatory Pricing in Transport Sector
10. Effectiveness of Antitrust Sanctions on Cartels
11. Sector Analysis in the Czech Republic (telecommunications, transportation, electricity, banking, coal)


B) INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
1. Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment
2. Exporting and Productivity
3. Does Supplying to Multinationals Ease Liquidity Constraints?

C) INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
1. Central Bank Interventions and their Influence on Exchange Rates
2. Influence of Sales of Central Bank’s Reserves on Exchange Rates

D) REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS
1. Demand for Housing and other Real Estate in the Czech Republic – trends, forecasts, determinants
2. Supply of Housing, and other Real Estate in the Czech Republic – trends, forecasts, determinants
3. Housing Bubble in the Czech Republic
4. Real Estate Trends in the Czech Republic
5. Czech House Renting Market

Master theses

A) ANTITRUST ECONOMICS

1. Application of the Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) in the Czech Republic
2. Antitrust Decisions of the Czech Office for Protection of Competition
3. Margin Squeeze in Telecommunications
4. Margin Squeeze in Electricity sector
5. Antitrust cases in the Czech Republic – Case Studies
6. An Economic Approach to Abuse of Dominance
7. Market Definition of the Access to the Broadband Internet
8. Issues of the New Law about Significant Market Power in the CZ
9. Predatory Pricing in Transport Sector
10. Effectiveness of Antitrust Sanctions on Cartels
11. Sector Analysis in the Czech Republic (telecommunications, transportation, electricity, banking, coal)


B) INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
1. Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment
2. Exporting and Productivity
3. Does Supplying to Multinationals Ease Liquidity Constraints?

C) INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
1. Central Bank Interventions and their Influence on Exchange Rates
2. Influence of Sales of Central Bank’s Reserves on Exchange Rates

D) REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS
1. Demand for Housing and other Real Estate in the Czech Republic – trends, forecasts, determinants
2. Supply of Housing, and other Real Estate in the Czech Republic – trends, forecasts, determinants
3. Housing Bubble in the Czech Republic
4. Real Estate Trends in the Czech Republic
5. Czech House Renting Market

Supervised Bachelor theses

all/awarded: 7/0
Awarded:

Supervised Master Theses

all/awarded: 14/2
Awarded: Mgr. Abeba Nigussie Turi, M.Sc., Mgr. Martin Špolc

Current Ph.D. students

number: 1
Mgr. Alemayehu Demissew Taye, BA

Partners

ČSOB
Deloitte
McKinsey & Company

Sponsors

CRIF