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

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

  • 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

Bioeconomic modelling

Team leader: doc. Ing. Mgr. Jitka Janová, 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. 

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SMART SOCIETY: 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.

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Spatial Hub

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

Jsme interdisciplinární tým zaměřený primárně na analýzu chování lidí.

We are an interdisciplinary team focused primarily on the analysis of people’s behaviour. Our projects are diverse. We analyze the impact of environmental changes on society; we design user interfaces as well as location services. We focus on innovative interfaces such as augmented and virtual reality, smart environments and wearables.

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

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

Policy and uncertainty modelling including decision making processes employing Frequentist and Bayesian frameworks with particular attention to:

financial system vulnerability, regulation and monetary institutions, firm access to finance, firm-bank relationships, performance and risks, and financial asset pricing and forecasting, portfolio optimization.

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Team leader: prof. 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.

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