Faculty research profile


The research focus of the faculty can be grouped into three basic areas:

  • Socio-economic problems of modern society in the context of regional and national economic policies
  • Harmonization and coordination of tax systems in the EU
  • ICT and methods for monitoring and assessment of environmental changes as a tool for the promotion of bio-economic innovation and process control

Currently, emphasis is put on the interdisciplinary nature of research, therefore, several research teams linking the various faculty departments focus were established.

Research teams

Bioeconomic modelling, statistics, econometrics, biometrics, risk analysis

Team Leader: doc. Mgr. David Hampel, Ph.D.

The research team has wide experience with application of statistical methods and optimization techniques in various areas. Namely, agriculture and forest management models were employed based on real data. Expert decision support systems were created, validated and verified. Problems about planning and evaluating of experiments (field trials, laboratory, animal, and engineering) are solved routinely as well as variance component models and nonlinear models. Modelling of economic systems, including productivity, efficiency and sustainability topics was provided. Risk analyses oriented on enterprise performance and credit risks were carried out. Beside this, theoretical findings in experimental design and robust normality testing were achieved. See the profile of research team here.

Socioeconomic think-tank

Team Leader: doc. PhDr. Martina Rašticová, Ph.D.

The research team is engaged in the research of 3 sub-areas – socio-economic, consumer behaviour and management choice. The socio-economic area focuses on human capital and social phenomena in connection with global trends in modern society such as retirement, aging, demographic changes and gender factors. Part of the research also involves ethical values and academic integrity. Research of consumer behaviour focuses on consumer preferences in the context of the living standard. This area of research includes a hierarchy of values, income situation, structure of expenses and way of satisfying needs. The last area entitled “management choice” focuses on the impact of the process of integration, globalisation and development of the agricultural-food sector as part of the new conditions of the European integrated market.

See the profile of research team here.

Support of decision making process based on spatial data analysis

Team Leader: Ing.David Procházka, Ph.D.

We are an interdisciplinary team focused primarily on the analysis of people's behavior.
Our projects are diverse. We analyze the impact of environmental changes on the society;
we design user interfaces, mobile applications, and location services.

The purpose of our work is to get people right information at the right time.

See the profile of research team here or at Spatial Hub.

Financial Market Vulnerabilities, Anomalies and Risks

Team Leader: doc. Ing. Svatopluk Kapounek, Ph.D.

The research team investigates behavioural aspects of policy decision-making processes at all types of financial markets. The team merges unique datasets of text news and sentiment with microeconomic databases provided by Bureau Van Dijk and Morningstar. The team applies panel data regressions and time series modelling (time-frequency domain) in Frequentist and Bayesian frameworks. The results are applied in three areas:

  • financial system vulnerability in Europe, regulatory mechanisms and monetary policy efficiency in the heterogeneous Europe;
  • firm access to finance, credit crunch effects, crowdfunding, institutional environment quality, ownership structures of banks and its consequences;
  • developing models for capital market pricing and forecasting with respect to anomalies explained by expectations and human’s irrationalities.

See the profile of research team here.

Taxation, Harmonization, Fiscal coordination, Environment Taxation

Team Leader: doc. Ing.Danuše Nerudová, Ph.D.

The research team concentrates on the following research areas: European Union Integration: harmonization and coordination, CCCTB, financial sector taxation, environment taxation, fiscal coordination and sustainability of the taxation system.

See the profile of research team here.