Who we are?

The Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy, IEEP, was established within the Prague University of Economics in 1997. In 2001, it become the research department of the Faculty of Economics, there. In 2015, it was moved to University of J. E. Purkyne in Usti nad Labem, Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, together with all of its founders and key representatives.

The IEEP is a multidisciplinary institution bringing together experts from a wide range of institutions and disciplines. Its organization is characterized by dynamic and flexible teams of experts from different universities, academic institutions, state administration and private enterprises. These teams are drawn from IEEP's numerous contacts with institutions in both the Czech Republic and abroad. Many students and Ph.D. students regularly participate in particular research projects and the institute’s administration.

While the IEEP focuses on conducting research in environmental economics and policy, its activities are varied, including consultancy, scientific research, education and publishing documents in the fields of state policy in economics, the social sphere, the environment and regional development.

Currently, the IEEP is focused on the possibilities of taking an active part in the research programmes of the EU, especially the 7th Framework Programme, Central Europe, Danube Transnational Programme, etc. Its research focus within these activities concerns modeling the impacts of structural policies, the implementation of market-based environmental protection instruments such as environmental liability, tradable permits, environmental taxes, and institutional analysis.

Close co-operation in many areas of the research has been established with the IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy, E-Academia and CETIP Network, non-profit organizations.

What we do?

The IEEP has succesfully realized a number of research projects. The major areas of IEEP's activities include:

  1. evaluating environmental damages and externalities,
  2. analyses and proposals on the use of market-based instruments in the area of environmental protection (in water and waste management, air protection etc.),
  3. analysis of the effects of state interventions and approximation with EU legislation,
  4. regional policy and the use of EU structural funds and cohesion funds,
  5. modelling the policies‘ impacts.

Our Staff

Lenka Slavíková
Assoc. Prof. Lenka Slavíková
Executive director
slavikova (at) ieep.cz.

Prof. Jiřina Jílková
Director for Research
jilkova (at) ieep.cz.

Jan Slavík

Dr. Jan Slavík
Director for International Relations
slavik (at) ieep.cz.

Jiří Louda
Dr. Viktor Květoň
Jan Macháč
Dr. Jiří Moravec
Assoc. Prof. Jan Pavel
Dr. Oto Potluka
Assoc. Prof. Martin Pělucha
Kristýna Rybová
Jitka Šeflová
Dr. Dana Viktorová
Assoc. Prof. Leoš Vítek
Dr. Ondřej Vojáček

External Fellows:
Prof. Jaroslav Daňhel
Prof. František Janouch
Assoc. Prof. Jaroslav Knápek
Lubomír Petružela
Assoc. Prof. Iva Ritschelová
Assoc. Prof. Stanislav Šaroch
Dr. Hana Švejdarová

Partner institutions in CR:
IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy
Environment Centre, Charles University of Prague
CzechGlobe, Global Change Research Centre

Foreign partners:
Mikael Skou Andersen, professor, The National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus,
Sabine Flamme, professor, Labor für Abfallwirtschaft, Siedlungswasserwirtschaft, Umweltchemie (LASU),
Klaus Gellenbeck, professor, Institut für Abfall, Abwasser und Infrastrukturmanagement GmbH, Ahlen (INFA Ahlen),
Thomas Hartmann, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University
Robert Holländer, professor, Universität Leipzig, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät,
Tatiana Kluvánková-Oravská, research worker, Slovak Academy of Sciences ,
Stefan P. Schleicher, professor, University of Graz a WIFO – Austrian Institute of Economic Research,
John Shutt, director, ERBEDU – European Regional Business & Economic Development Unit, Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University,
Gerhard Steinebach, professor, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern.