We are the university research department specialized in environmental governance and the regional development. We undertake regulatory impact analysis, cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit and institutional analyses on different topics. We micro-simulate policy change impacts. Our focus is on practical use of the results in decision-making. We are strongly inter-connected with the academia worldwide.
Recent key topics
- Proposals and/or impact assessment of market-based instruments in the field of water and waste management and the energetics (fees, taxes, tradable rights)
- Payments for ecosystem services related to climate change adaptation of cities and the carbon-smart forestry
- Inter-municipal cooperation and its impacts on the efficiency of the public service delivery
History of the institute
IEEP was established within the Prague University of Economics in 1997 to bring together experts from a wide range of institutions and disciplines. Its activities have varied, including consultancy, scientific research, education and publishing in the fields of the public policy, the environment governance and regional development. In 2015, the IEEP has shifted to the Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem, together with the majority of its core team. Since now, IEEP has realized numerous scientific and application projects. People associated with the institute regularly publish in impacted international journals and publishing houses.
Assoc. Prof. Lenka Slavíková
Lenka Slavikova is the institutional economist, project coordinator and the university teacher at the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies of the Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem. Her long-term interest is in water and biodiversity governance with the focus on Central and Eastern European Countries. She has been cooperating with IEEP since 2001. In 2007, she has become the executive director. More
Prof. Jiřina Jílková
Founder of the institute, research director
Jirina Jilkova founded IEEP in 1997. Currently, she coordinates numerous research projects and initiatives with the focus on environmental policy and regulatory impact assessment. She has been chairing the Czech Governmental Commission for the Regulatory Impact Assessment and being the member of scientific board in the Czech Republic and Germany. She teaches at the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies of the Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem.
Dr. Jan Slavík
Jan Slavik is the research project coordinator and the university teacher at the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies of the Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem. His long term interest is in environmental policy instruments and their application within the area of waste management. He also deal with the public service provision effectiveness and the inter-municipal cooperation. He has been cooperating with IEEP since 2001. More
Dr. Jiří Louda
Jiri Louda is the project manager focused on biodiversity governance and payments for ecosystem services. More
Jan Machac is the project manager dealing with water governance issues, regulatory impact assessments and valuation of ecosystem services. More
Kristyna Rybova is the project manager specialized in cross-border cooperation projects. She focuses on demographic changes impacts on regional development and public service provision. More
Libor Pacovský is the project manager specialized in the education project management. More