Mgr. Jan Žáček Ph.D.


Position: Adjunct Lecturer
Field of interest: Economic Modelling, Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics
Membership: External, Former PhD students, Macroeconomics and Econometrics


Email: jan [DOT] zacek [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Personal web pages:
Available: as agreed individually

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Course supervisor

JEM184 - New Keynesian DSGE Modelling


JEM184 - New Keynesian DSGE Modelling


Organisation Memberships

Česká společnost ekonomická


08/2018 – 11/2018: Visiting Scholar, Columbia University in the City of New York (USA)
10/2016 – 09/2021: Ph.D. in Economics, IES FSV UK
10/2014 – 06/2016: Mgr. (MSc. equivalent) in Economics, IES FSV UK
10/2011 – 06/2014: Bc. (BSc. equivalent) in Economics, IES FSV UK

Job history

Czech National Bank, Macroeconomic Forecasting Division
04/2022 – present: Senior Economist
02/2022 – present: Head of CNB's Forecasting Team
12/2018 – 03/2022: Economist

Charles University, Institute of Economic Studies
10/2021 – present: Adjunct Lecturer
10/2019 – 09/2021: Lecturer
10/2016 – 09/2020: Junior Researcher and Member of the Centre for Doctoral Studies
02/2015 – 06/2019: Teaching Assistant

Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Information Theory and Automation
10/2021 – present: Postdoctoral Fellow
01/2020 – 09/2021: Junior Researcher

Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, EU Economic Policy Division
12/2016 – 11/2018: Expert Analyst

2019 – present: JEM184 New Keynesian DSGE Modelling
2018: JEM027 Monetary Economics (seminar)
2017 – 2020: JEM111 International Macroeconomics (seminar)
2016 – 2017: JEM004 Advanced Macroeconomics (seminar)
2015 – 2016: JSB017 Statistics I (seminar)
2014 – 2016: JSB035 Introduction to Logic and Mathematics (seminar)

Researcher's identification
ORCID, RePEc, Scopus Author ID, Publons with WoS RID

Extra activities

Refereeing: International Journal of Finance and Economics, Prague Economic Papers

Awards and prizes

02/2021: Economic Research Award by the Czech National Bank
12/2018: Young Economist of the Year Award of the Czech Economic Society (2nd place)
11/2016: Karel Engliš Prize of the Czech Economic Society

Topics for supervision

Bachelor theses

See topics for Master theses.

Master theses

Topics in macroeconomics and monetary economics investigated by semi-structural or DSGE models (for example, research questions focused on inflation targeting or forecasting). Students are welcome to specify the topic on their own. Only theses written in English and LaTeX are to be supervised.


Curriculum Vitae




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