after almost three semesters of online course delivery, we are happy to announce a return to in-person teaching in the Winter Semester 2021/2022, respecting the current hygiene and epidemiological rules. The students will be expected to show up in person for the lectures and tutorials.
In case you cannot attend the lectures and tutorials in person due to Covid-related reasons (you are sick with covid-19 or recovering from it, in quarantine, abroad and not being able to travel easily to Prague etc.), please inform the lecturers of your courses who may ask you to provide a proof of your situation. You will then be offered to participate via simultaneous online broadcasting of the lectures and tutorials (in case of tutorials, there might be parallel online-only tutorials you would then attend in a virtual form). The hyperlinks to online broadcasting will be available on each course website in SIS.
Please also do not enter the building if you exhibit symptoms of respiratory illness. In such a case, use the option of hybrid learning. The lecturers may ask you to provide a proof of your situation in the form of statutory declaration.
Please bear in mind that during the online broadcasting of the in-class teaching it will be difficult for the lecturers to interact with students connected online. Instead of that, there will typically be separate short Q&A online slots (typically immediately after lectures or during office hours).
All course requirements (tests, exams, students’ assignments) will be deliverable without the need for physical presence. The lecturers will inform you about the details in each course.
According to current measures of the Ministry of Health, the obligation to wear a respirator for students participating in education applies from November 15, 2021 if more than 50 students are present at the same time.
Please follow the news on FSV and IES website regarding the most recent information about access to the IES building, requirements to wear masks, minimal distance, etc. In any case, when attending in-person classes, we ask students to be responsible and considerate of others and we strongly recommend the use of protective respiratory equipment covering the nose and mouth compliant at least with the FFP2 standard and following social distance of at least 1.5 meters (keeping the neighboring seats in the lecture room empty, if possible).
Should the epidemiological situation change during the semester, please be ready for a transition to online teaching again if that is required.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you around soon!
We would like to ask students that became sick with Covid-19 to immediately inform the IES secretariat (email firstname.lastname@example.org) as well as all the students they know they were in contact with during lectures and tutorials. For students that were in contact with an infected person, the following official rules apply: if the student is vaccinated or was sick with Covid-19 during the past 180 days, there is no need for quarantine. If you were in a direct contact with an infected person and are not vaccinated or were not sick with Covid-19 during the past 180 days, we strongly recommend to stay for a few days preventively in isolation and take part in the lectures and tutorials in a virtual form even if you were not officially put to quarantine (please inform the lecturers of the courses). Before returning to the in-person lectures and tutorials we recommend that you pass an antigen or PCR test.
Given the current situation, we would like to ask you to follow our recommendations (keeping a distance in lecture rooms if possible; using FFP2 masks). If you have not yet been vaccinated, we recommend to do so or regularly test for Covid-19.
11/10/2021 - The best courses in Summer Semester 2020/21
We congratulate the following lecturers on leading our course evaluation ranking in Summer Semester 2020/21:
- Bachelor's: NMMA704 Matematika 4 (Kalenda), NMMA702 Matematika 2 (Johanis) and JEB064 Game Theory and Applications (Gregor)
- Master's: JEM111 International Macroeconomics and Finance (Holub), JEM207 Data Processing in Python (Hronec, Macháček, Šíla) and JEM173 Topics in Macroeconomics (Kudashvili)
Our ranking is a geometric mean of the overall score and the score for course difficulty. Courses with a very low number of responses or graduates are not included. We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage all students to actively take part in the course evaluation.
15/09/2021 - JEM229 Treasury Management: A new course for Masters
Do you want to know the rationale behind treasury management? Do you want to be familiar with different options of obtaining funds and managing financing cashflows in relation to various phases of business growth cycle? What are the needs of start-up in comparison to well-established business in terms of financing?
Join Michal Ranostaj and Petra Bátovská, professionals specialised in corporate finance, at newly introduced 1-semester course JEM229 Treasury Management.
You will gain practical knowledge, practise on case studies and act as a treasury manager in a group project.
This elective (PV = povinně volitelný) 5-credit course is recommended to Master program students. The registration for this course will be open in SIS until October 6, 2021.
Lectures in English will take place each Tuesday from 12:30 to 13:50 primarily in person or alternatively online upon occurrence of a relevant reason in line with the applicable guidelines.
More details can be found on the course webpage.
Do you want to learn how companies raise debt? Did you ever wonder how the corporate credit risk is identified and managed? Attend a special 3-day online course JEM230 Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance offered Sep 21-23, 2021, taught by Claudia Curi from University of Bolzano. The course will focus on what bonds are typically used by companies for funding and how the potential corporate default risk can be managed. We will also dive into a business case study showing how credit risk might be mitigated through hedging via credit derivatives.
Claudia Curi is Associate Professor at University of Bolzano. She has a PhD from University of Rome, worked also in the Central Bank of Luxembourg, and has published widely on corporate finance topics.
The course is offered to Master and upper-level (3rd year and higher) Bachelor program students. This 3-credit course will count as elective (PV = povinně volitelný) into Winter term 21/22. The registration for this course will be open in SIS during September 13-20, 2021.
The course will be run online in the morning hours of Sep 21-23 (9:00 - 12:30) in MS Teams. The link and the course materials will be shared to the registered students.
More details can be found on the course webpage.
05/05/2021 - Call for applications: UNCE Doctoral Fellowships
Institute of Economic Studies calls for applications for 2-4 UNCE Doctoral Fellowships. The length of the fellowship is 18 months (07/2021-12/2022). The fellowship will support research on topics with a potential for high-quality publication in the fields of economics and finance. Only PhD candidates currently enrolled at the Institute are eligible for a fellowship. Detailes here.
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 2:00 pm, a lecture “How M&As, IPOs and regulations shaped our data and business strategies“ by Miroslav Umlauf, Chief Data Officer, AVAST, will take place as part of the JEB112 Strategic Management course. No need to register, the link to the ZOOM platform can be found here (Meeting ID: 952 5867 6673, Passcode: SM2021). The lecture will be focused on very interesting topics and will be an opportunity to establish contacts with potential employers.
On Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 3:45 pm, a lecture "Teradata-Strategic Planning in a Global Delivery Center" by Ondřej Chlup, Director of Global Delivery Center EMEA, Teradata, will take place as part of the JEB112 Strategic Management course. No need to register, the link to the ZOOM platform can be found here (Meeting ID: 952 5867 6673, Passcode: SM2021). The lecture will be focused on very interesting topics and will be an opportunity to establish contacts with potential employers.
Version control systems, such as Git, enable management of changes to source code over time. As such, they are a vital part of any modern software development process.
If you want to learn more about Git, Github and collaborative software development, you can do so in new course Version Control with Git taught as a compact course on 24th and 25th of September.
For details, visit the course webpage.
State final examinations of Master students will take place on June 16-17, 2020 and will be held online through Microsoft Teams. More information here.
State final examinations of Bachelor students will take place on June 9-10, 2020 and will be held online through Microsoft Teams. More information here.
The Dean's measure No. 5/2020 Submission of final theses for state final exams in AY 2019/20 was published on the faculty's website, according to which final theses will be submited for state exam only electronically. The websites of the Bachelor Final Exam and Master Final Exam are also updated for students.
Do you want to try what it is like to apply for a banking licence? The course Banking and Financial Regulation offers the IES students a unique opportunity for a deeper view into the broad and relatively dynamically developing area of regulation and rules the banks have to follow today. In the course we combine theoretical and practical approach when during the lectures and introductory seminars the regulatory framework is presented. For a deeper understanding serves the practical part consisting of guest lectures taught by people from the field and of active participation of students on a preparation of the banking licence application presented then on the seminars.
Lecturers in the course currently work in ČSOB and KPMG .
For the course enrolment no prerequisite is obliged. However, we recommend to previously pass at least one of the following courses: JEB027 Financial Economics, JEB153 Introductory Banking or JEM032 Banking.
How do banks balance their assets and liabilities? Did you know that even local banks run positions in derivatives in hundreds of billions? What money do you consider stickier – deposits on current or term accounts?
Asset liability management of banks is a marriage of banking strategy and financial markets. ALM teams are responsible for steering interest rate and liquidity position of an institution. For this, both bonds and derivatives are frequently used, along with internal FTP based tools. The course covers funds transfer pricing, hedging with derivatives and bonds, steering liquidity and interest rates position, ALM in negative rates environment or Libor regulation changes. Mid-level understanding of banking and financial market products is a pre-requisite for enrollment. Course lecturers (Viktor Kotlán, Michal Walos) are present and past managers of ALM in largest Czech retail bank (Česká spořitelna).
On Thursday 26 September 2019 a single-day compact course JEM141 Traditional and Alternative Risk Transfer in The Insurance Sector will take place in Room No. 314. The course will be taught by Prof. Maurizio Pompella (University of Siena) and is primarily intended for 2nd- and 3rd-year bachelor students as well as for master students. For more details see syllabus.
On September 23-25, 2019, 9:30-12:20 h, room 314, Dr. Olena Stavrunova (Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney), will give a short compact course called Introduction into Health Economics.
In this course, the students will learn how to use the methods of microeconomic analysis for understanding the key properties of health care markets, the conditions under which these markets can and cannot function efficiently, and to economically evaluate policies designed to improve functioning of these markets in a variety of health care systems. The course will use the insights from many fields of economics, such as public economics, labour economics, industrial organisation, behavioural economics and econometrics to analyse incentives, behaviour and interactions of key participants in the health care markets and the effects of government policies on these behaviours.
The course is suitable for master students and exceptional senior level undergraduates.
For details, follow the course webpage.
The course officially counts into the academic year 2019/2020, registration wil be open from the beginning of September til Sept 22, 2019.
03/06/2019 - Course evaluation Summer Semester 2018/19
The courses evaluation will be possible between June 3rd, 2019 from 10 h till June 23rd, 2019. Access will be possible with CAS login on web site here.The courses evaluation is an important and unique opportunity to express your opinion, may it be positive or negative.
The results are available at http://hodnocenifsv.ff.cuni.cz, under CAS login. Thank you all for your valuable feedback!
In February 20-22, we are opening a 3-day compact course JEB129 Fiscal Policy, Public Debt and Sovereign Debt Ratings by doc. Ing. Ondřej Schneider MPhil., Ph.D. The course covers selected fiscal policy problems highlighted during the recent financial crisis, and will be focused on the fiscal consolidation policies (austerity vs. alternatives) and fiscal policy effects on the economic growth. The course will also discuss the methodology of sovereign debt ranking by major ranking agencies.
09/01/2019 - JEM207 Data Processing in Python
We are opening a new Master's course Data Processing in Python that will be given by our PhD candidates, Martin Hronec and Vít Macháček. Students will learn basic data manipulation, but also web scraping and modern social coding technologies such as GitHub or Jupyter.
The course is aimed for Masters students. Bachelor students are eligible if having passed JEB110 Econometrics II. The class size is limited.
I would like to welcome you to the new academic year and also inform/remind you about important information (primarily deadlines and procedures) related to enrolment to and de-enrolment from classes:
the standard period for classes enrolment has already passed (the first week of the semester)
lecturers can still enrol you to their courses through SIS until 2PM of 19.10.2018 and that includes pre-requisites waivers
if you miss the previous deadline, it is necessary to hand a form for late enrolment (https://fsv.cuni.cz/en/academics/forms-and-regulations/student-forms) to your contact person (including all necessary signatures) by the end of the sixth week of the semester
lecturers can still de-enrol you from their courses through SIS until 2PM of 19.10.2018
if you miss the previous deadline, it is necessary to hand a form for de-enrolment (https://fsv.cuni.cz/en/academics/forms-and-regulations/student-forms) to your contact person (including all necessary signatures) by the end of the examination period of the given semester; you can de-enrol from the course if and only if you have not taken part in any of its graded parts
if you have enrolled to a mandatory or elective course that you already know you will not attend or you do not intend to pass it, make sure to de-enrol so that you do not waste one of your enrolments
forms handed after the given deadlines will be denied
With kind wishes,
Vice-dean for Student Affairs
In Fall 2018, we are opening a new undergraduate course on financial crises, taught by two Moody's economists, Martin Janíčko and Kamil Kovář. The course is recommended for the 2nd and 3rd year students.
The course JEB152 Recent Financial Crises: Theory and Evidence describes two recent financial crises and introduces theoretical models and evidence that explain the crises.
Course description: Two recent financial crises are covered in the course: the global financial crisis of 2007-2008 and European sovereign debt crisis of 2010-2015. In historical part, we will talk in detail about the narrative of the crises before discussing the possible causes of the crises and the dilemmas facing policy-makers when dealing with them. At the end of the course we will also study the macroeconomic developments since the onset of global financial crisis until today. The two major crises will also serve as motivation for developing theoretical models that capture particular aspects of each crisis. After talking about the global financial crisis we will look at simple economic models of banks and bank runs, which will help us understand why and how was the initial shock propagated in systematic crisis. After talking about the European sovereign debt crisis we will look at economics of sustainability of public debt and at models capturing the possibility of self-fulfilling debt crises.
Why should you take this course? At micro level, these crises are source of ongoing changes to regulatory environment, influencing virtually all parts of financial sector. If you end up in job in any way related to finance, understanding recent financial crises will help you understand what is your company doing and why. Moreover, in the process of describing and analyzing the financial crisies we will learn about the structure and functioning of modern financial system. Even if you don't end up in the financial sector, this course will be useful for you: at macro level these crises continue to influence current macroeconomic policy and political environment. In addition, the course will help you apply mathematical methods from microeconomics and game theory. The course will also broaden your knowledge of empirical methods through discussion of several empirical analyses.
Final note: This course is highly complementary to a short compact course JEB145 Global Financial Crisis: Responses and Real Effects taught by Nuria Suárez, Assistant Professor in Finance at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Those undergraduate students who are strongly motivated in Finance will thus benefit from taking both courses. We expect that the brief course will be a bit more advanced that the foundational course.
Classes of JEB145 will take place in the week starting November 5. To facilitate visits to both course, classes of JEB152 will not be given in that particular week.
On Thursday 27 September 2018 in Room 206, we will offer a minicourse JEM141 Traditional and Alternative Risk Transfer in the Insurance Sector.
The course will be taught by Prof. Maurizio Pompella and is primarily intended for 2nd- and 3rd-year bachelor students as well as for master students. The number of slots for registration through SIS is limited.
Rector's Day is on May 16, 2018, the building will be opened from 7 to 17 h, library will be closed.
We invite all who are interested in economic and social history to visit the two lectures by Dr. Deborah Thom (Faculty of History, University of Cambridge). The lectures are a part of the course called the Cambridge Lectures in Economic History (JEB143). The lectures are open to public.
Dr. Thom is going to discuss two topics:
- Tue 24/4/2018 18:30-19:50/ Room 314 Women in the First World War in Britain
- Wed 25/4/2018 18:30 - 19:50/ Rom 109 Women, work, and family in and after the Russian revolution
Both lectures take place at IES FSV: Opletalova 26
For more information including the recommended literature see Cambridge Lectures in Economic History (JEB143).
We invite all who are interested in economic and social history to visit two public lectures by Dr. Amy Erickson (Faculty of History, University of Cambridge). The lectures are a part of the course called the Cambridge Lectures in Economic History (JEB143) that are open not only to enrolled students. Dr. Ericsson is going to discuss two topics:
Tu 20/3/2018 18:30-19:50/ Room 314 British economic history and its focus on employment and wages (across early modern Europe)
We 21/3/2018 18:30 - 19:50/ Rom 109 The significance of occupational structure as a proxy or economic development
Both lectures take place at the address of IES FSV: Opletalova 26
For more information including the recommended literature, see Cambridge Lectures in Economic History (JEB340).
On Thursday, February the 22nd, we are opening a new and unique course based on cooperation with the University of Cambridge. In its first run, the course offers lectures and seminars focused on:
1. Labor, Standard of Living and Occupational Structure
- British Economic History and its focus on employment and wages
- The significance of occupational structure as a proxy for economic development
2. Women, Work, and the State
- Women in the First World War in Britain
- Women, work, and family in and after the Russian revolution
Lecturer for the first week is Dr. Amy L. Ericson from Faculty of History, Robinson College, University of Cambridge.
For further information, please follow JEB 143.
On Friday September 29 2017, a 1-day compact course JEM141 - Traditional and Alternative Risk Transfer in The Insurance Sector (2 credits) will take place in Room No. 206.
The course will be taught by Prof. Maurizio Pompella and is primarily intended for 2nd- and 3rd-year bachelor students as well as for master students. The number of registered students in the SIS is limited.
For more details see syllabus.
On Friday July 7, 2017, our building at Opletalova 16 will be closed.
Thank you for your understanding.
Given the change of the main lecturer, the course JEM034 Corporate Finance is now rescheduled to Winter term. Those students who need the course to finish their degree are asked to enroll into either JEM100 Corporate Governance, or JEM094 Právo obchodních společností, or JEM128 Financial Modeling Using MS Excel, VBA. These courses will count as replacements and for that purpose will be temporarily awarded 6 credits.
Those students who need the course but have already taken JEM094, JEM100, and JEM128 are asked to directly contact Ms. Schnellerova. Their cases will be handled individually.
12/01/2017 - JEM174 Stata for Economists
There will be a crash weekly intensive course on Stata from Monday, February 13 until Friday, February 17, 2017.
The course is primarily designed for Master students who are not familiar with Stata, and is especially strongly recommended for students who plan to attend JEM007 Applied Microeconometrics course in Fall 2017. Advanced bachelor students with interest in applied work are encouraged to enroll as well.
The course will provide an introduction to the Stata software with emphasis on data analysis and management as well as the application of statistical and econometric methods. By the end of the course, students will be able to use Stata in order to conduct all parts of a standard research project.
Enrollment to the course will be through SIS from January 16 (10am) to February 13 (10am).
On Friday 30 September 2016, 8:30 h a 1-day compact course JEM141 - Traditional and Alternative Risk Transfer in The Insurance Sector will take place in Room No. 206. The course will be taught by Prof. Maurizio Pompella and is primarily intended for 2nd- and 3rd-year bachelor students as well as for master students. The number of registered students in the SIS is limited. For more details see syllabus. Enrollment in SIS from Sept 19, 12 h till Sept 30, 2016 8 h.
Master State Exams will take place on Sept 14-15, 2016, Bachelor State Exam on Sept 6,2016. See time schedules and commissions.
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The 18th Annual Conference „Environmental Economics, Policy and International Relations: Energy and Climate Economic Modelling“organised by Charles University & University of Economics, Prague
Date: 3rd – 4th November 2016
Place: Prague, Czech Republic
September 15th, 2016 – extended abstracts or full papers to be sent to email@example.com
September 20th, 2016 – paper acceptance confirmation
November 3rd – 4th , 2016 – Conference
More information here.
Anonymous electronic questionnaires to evaluate courses Summer Semester 2015/16 will run from June 5th till 24, 2016 according to instructions sent by mail to all students at http://eva.fsv.cuni.cz, CAS login. Of course we are aware that the completion of questionnaires need a portion of your time. Please, if you can, assign some time to this activity and you can help the faculty, where you are studying. To increase the attractiveness of e-assessment in the first year (ie. in this and the following semester), the management of FSV UK draw for 10 prizes for FSV those students who fill out questionnaires for all courses. Prizes will be nice sweatshitrs and t-shirts. We would like to inform you based on evaluation’s results of courses teachers are both valued by faculty (ie. Gold courses for the best) as well as directors of institutes and heads of departments conduct interviews with teachers of courses, which in turn are ranked the worst to improve their quality. Evaluation is very valuable feedback for them.
Vice Dean for Student Affairs
We invite you to a guest lecture by Radek Urban (Executive Director, Resolution Department - Czech National Bank) on the topic "Czech Resolution Framework: New Authority, New Instruments“. The lecture is on Monday April 25, 18:30, in Room 206.
Bachelor State Exam will take place on June 14-15, 2016 and September 6-7, 2016. Master State Exam will take place on June 22-23, 2016 and Sept 14-15, 2016.
We are inviting all students to an open lecture on the topic Strategic Role of Business Intelligence in the Online Security Company to be held by Miroslav Umlauf, Business Intelligence Director, AVG on April 14, 2016 from 17:15h in Room 206 in building Opletalova 26. The lecture will focus on software premium business model, the role of data in marketing, finance and accounting, importance of business intelligence in going public, and on data-driven company challenges.
In May 16-20, 2016, 11-14 h in room 314 we are opening course JEM140 Quantitative Multivariate Finance, an intensive course based partly on a related course offered in the Economics MA program at the University of Toronto, Canada, taught by Martin Burda, M.A., Ph.D. The course at IES is intended for Master level students but is open also to advanced Bachelor level students. The primary objective of the course is to provide students with a solid theoretical and practical foundation for the interpretation of empirical evidence in financial economics in the multivariate setting. The course will cover introduction to multivariate analysis with a specific focus on models of stochastic volatility (GARCH, SV). The course material will be presented as a continuation of the IES course "Quantitative Finance".
You can evaluate courses from current semester at http://eva.fsv.cuni.cz/, deadline is this Friday, 12th February. To increase the attractiveness of e-evaluation there willl be draw for 10 prizes for those FSVstudents who fill out questionnaires for all courses. The first three prizes will be tablets and mobile phones in the price of 10-15 thousand CZK, other prices will be from FSV’s fashion collection.
Thanks for your effort.
Petr Soukup Vice Dean for Student Affairs