doc. PhDr. Michal Bauer Ph.D.


Position: Associate Professor
Field of interest: Development Economics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics
Membership: Institutional Economics, Internal


Office: 402
Email: bauerm [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Phone: 222 112 329
Available: Tue 11-12.30

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Course supervisor

JEM123 - Development Economics


JEB147 - Behavioral Economics
JEM123 - Development Economics


Job history


2017+ CERGE-EI (under US absolute charter), Associate Professor (Assistant Professor, 2011-2016), part-time
2017+ Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University, Associate Professor, (Assistant Professor, 2009-2017), part-time

2015+ CEPR, London, Research Affiliate
2009+ Institute for Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Research Fellow

2005 - 2009 Charles University, Prague, Ph.D. in economics
1999 - 2005 Charles University, Prague, BA and MA in economics


Social Contagion of Ethnic Hostility, with J. Cahlíková, J. Chytilová and T. Želinský, PNAS, 2018, 115(19): 4881-4886.
Can War Foster Cooperation? with C. Blattman, J. Chytilová, J. Henrich, E. Miguel and T. Mitts, 2016, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 30(3): pp. 249-74.
Attention Discrimination: Theory and Field Experiments with Monitoring Information Acquisition, with V. Bartoš, J. Chytilová, and F. Matějka, 2016, American Economic Review, 106(6), pp. 1437-75.
War’s Enduring Effects on the Development of Egalitarian Motivations and In-group Biases, with A. Cassar, J. Chytilová and J. Henrich, 2014, Psychological Science, 25(1), pp. 47-57.
Behavioral Foundations of Microcredit: Experimental and Survey Evidence from Rural India, with J. Chytilová and J. Morduch, 2012, American Economic Review, 102(2), pp. 1118-1139.


2017 Exeter Prize for the best paper in experimental economics, decision theory and behavioral economics published during 2016 (Attention discrimination, joint with Vojtech Bartos, Julie Chytilova and F. Matejka)
2016 Švejnar-Terrell Price for excellence in teaching
2015 The Best Paper Award on The Economics of Discrimination awarded by UniCredit & Universities Foundation (Attention discrimination...)
2011 Otto Wichterle Prize for young scientists awarded by the Czech Academy of Sciences
2011 Švejnar-Terrell Price for excellence in teaching
2006 Young Economist of the Czech Republic, awarded by the Czech Economic Association

Topics for supervision

Supervised Bachelor theses

all/awarded: 5/1
Awarded: Bc. Jakub Caisl

Supervised Master Theses

all/awarded: 10/5
Awarded: Mgr. Jakub Caisl, Mgr. Ján Selep, Mgr. Lenka Švejdová, Mgr. Lubomír Cingl, Mgr. Vojtěch Bartoš

Supervised Ph.D. Theses

number: 4
Ian Levely (2.12.2015), Jiří Schwarz, Lubomír Cingl (22.6.2016), Mgr. Petr Janský M.Sc., Ph.D. (18.12.2013)


Thesis supervision - topics and suggestions


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