Mgr. Diana Žigraiová

Position: Junior Researcher
Field of interest: Corporate Finance and Governance, Financial Institutions and Services, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
Membership: Former PhD students


Email: diana [DOT] zigraiova [AT] yahoo [DOT] com
Personal web pages:
Available: by appointment

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PhD study

Tutor: doc. PhDr. Ing. Ing. Petr Jakubík Ph.D. Ph.D.

Studying from: 2013
PhDr examination:
Final exam: 09/2015
Dissertation Proposal defence: 21.2.2018
Dissertation defence:

Current work:
The Impact of Low Interest Rate Environment on the European Insurance Sector (with Petr Jakubík)
Finance and Labour During the Crisis and Recovery: Evidence from Czech Firm-level Data (with J. Babecký, K. Galuščák)

Dissertation topic:
Essays in Empirical Financial Economics

Disertation abstract:

Optional courses:
SS 2016: Quantitative Methods II
WS 2015: Quantitative Methods I
SS 2015: Quantitative Methods II
WS 2014: Quantitative Methods I
SS 2014: Quantitative Methods II
WS 2013: Quantitative Methods I


Organisation Memberships

Wage Dynamics Network (WDN), Macro-prudential Research Network (MaRS) (formerly)


2013+ PhD, Economics, IES FSV UK
2010-2013: Master's, Finance, Financial Markets and Banking, IES FSV UK
2011-2012: Erasmus programme, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
2007-2010: Bachelor's, Economic Theories, IES FSV UK

Job history

7/2018 - 9/2018: Visiting PhD Student, Australian National University, Crawford School of Public Policy
3/2017 - 9/2017: Economics Department, OECD, Paris, France
9/2016 - 12/2016: Visiting Student Researcher, University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business
6/2016: Visiting Researcher, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), Frankfurt, Germany
10/2014 - 9/2017: Member of the Center for Doctoral Studies, IES FSV UK
9/2013-8/2016: Junior Economic Analyst, Economic Research Department, Czech National Bank
2012-2013: Business Migration Analyst, Raiffeisenbank CZ

Extra activities

Journal Refereeing: Open Economies Review, Eastern European Economics, Bank of Lithuania WP Series, International Journal of Economic Sciences, Economic Change and Restructuring, Expert Systems with Applications, Contemporary Economic Policy, Borsa Istanbul Review, Czech National Bank WP Series, The Economics of Transition, Journal of Economic Surveys

Conference Organization: Co-organizer of Meta-Analysis in Economic Research Network (MAER-Net) 2015 Prague Colloquium (September 10 – 12, 2015)

Awards and prizes

2016: Czech National Bank Economic Research Award
2013: M.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an excellent state-final examination performance

Topics for supervision

Bachelor theses

Topics from areas of financial stability, financial regulation and supervision

Master theses

Topics from areas of financial stability, financial regulation and supervision


Dissertation thesis


McKinsey & Company
Moneta Money Bank