Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy                                                                                                       Member of network of academics


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
  • Sustainable urban mobility
  • 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.



Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development


Ekonomicko-správní fakulta Masarykovy Univerzity v Brně

Flood Hazzard Research Center, Middlesex University London

Technische Universität Dresden 


University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

TU Dortmund

University of Ljubljana