doc. Petr Janský Ph.D.


Position: Associate Professor, Head of Department of European Economic Integration and Economic Policy
Field of interest: Public, international and development economics, economic geography, international political economy, inequality, public finance, taxation, tax havens, illicit financial flows.
Membership: European Economic Integration and Economic Policy, Internal


Office: 510
Email: petr [DOT] jansky [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Personal web pages:
Available: Please, arrange meetings via email.

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Course supervisor

JEB101 - Principles of Economics I
JEB102 - Principles of Economics II
JEM203 - Public Economics
JEB025 - Public Finance


JEB020 - Economic Policy
JEB101 - Principles of Economics I
JEB102 - Principles of Economics II
JEM203 - Public Economics
JEB025 - Public Finance


Organisation Memberships

Czech Economic Association, Royal Economic Society, European Economic Association, American Economic Association, International Institute of Public Finance, Global Network on Financial Geography


09/2009–12/2013 Charles University Ph.D. in Economics
09/2008–07/2009 University of Oxford M.Sc. in Economics for Development
09/2005–06/2008 Charles University Bc. in Economics

Job history

09/2009– Charles University, Prague: Associate Professor of Economics
 Lecturing and leading research projects in economics and public finance at the Institute of Economic Studies (IES) of Faculty of Social Sciences (lecturer until 12/2013, assistant professor until 01/2019).
 Head of the Department of European Economic Integration and Economic Policy (from 04/2019).
 A member of the Faculty’s publication (2013-2018) and ethics in research (2018-) committees.
 Visiting University of Auckland (01-03/2020) and University of California, Berkeley (exp. 04-07/2020).
 Visiting briefly Institute for Fiscal Studies (2011-2013) and Center for Global Development (2012).
 A member of the Czech (board since 2013), European, Royal and American economic associations.
 A member of the International Institute of Public Finance and Global Network on Financial Geography.
 A board member of the Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism (2016-) and Czech Priorities (2017-).

02/2019- Public Economics (graduate course; supervisor and lecturer)
02/2017– Public Finance (undergraduate course; supervisor and lecturer)
09/2010- Principles of Economics I & II (undergraduate course; supervisor and lecturer)
09/2009- Supervision of theses (so far 60+ undergraduate and masters' theses; currently 4 PhDs).
09/2010–06/2018 Economic Policy (undergraduate course; co-lecturer)
09/2011–06/2013 Economics and Law in Banking and Finance (graduate course; co-organiser)
02/2012–06/2012 Integrity, Law and Economics (graduate course; supervisor, co-organiser and co-lecturer)
09/2009–02/2011 Bachelor's Thesis Seminar I & II (undergraduate course; teaching assistant)
09/2009–02/2010 Development Economics (undergraduate course; co-lecturer and teaching assistant)
09/2009–02/2010 Economics I & II (undergraduate course; teaching assistant)
09/2009–06/2010 International Trade and Finance (undergraduate course; teaching assistant)

Extra activities

02/2009–12/2019 Financial Secrecy Index and Corporate Tax Haven Index: Co-author
09/2018–10/2018 & 09/2019–12/2019 Transparency International, Berlin: Consultant
10/2018–09/2019 World Health Organisation, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Researcher
04/2017–09/2017 & 05/2018–12/2018 European Parliament political groups, Prague: Consultant
05/2018–08/2018 Economic Commission for Africa of the United Nations, Prague: Consultant
12/2017–01/2018 Greenpeace International, Prague: Research consultant
09/2017–02/2018 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, Prague: Consultant
08/2017–02/2018 ActionAid International, Prague: Research consultant
03/2010–12/2017 Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IDEA), Prague: Researcher
11/2016–11/2017 European Parliament and Centre for Strategy and Evaluation Services: Consultant
06/2016–02/2017 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Euromod, Prague: Research consultant
03/2015–11/2015 Oxfam, Oxford: Research consultant
03/2014–10/2014 Prague City Hall, Prague: Advisor
02/2014–07/2014 Center for Global Development, London: Research collaborator
06/2013–12/2013 Save the Children, London, United Kingdom: Research consultant
10/2012–12/2013 Center for Global Development, Washington DC: Research collaborator and visitor
04/2013–10/2013 & 07/2010–08/2010 Tax Justice Network - Africa, Nairobi, and Prague: Consultant
02/2011–09/2013 Česko hledá budoucnost (Czechia seeks the future), Prague: Leader of the economic team
06/2011–07/2011 & 05/2012 & 05/2013 Institute for Fiscal Studies, London: Visiting research scholar
01/2004–12/2013 Various NGOs (Amnesty International; Fair Trade; etc.): Volunteer
09/2012–05/2013 & 09/2011–03/2012 Christian Aid, London and Prague: Research consultant
09/2010–04/2013 National economic council of the Czech government (NERV), Prague: Advisor
06/2011–12/2012 Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague: Advisor
01/2012–10/2012 Economic Council of Association of Regions of the Czech Republic: Member
06/2010–09/2012 EEIP, an economics consultancy company, Prague: Associate
04/2010–06/2012 zIndex, Centre for applied economics, Prague: Collaborator
09/2009–10/2010 University of Oxford, Oxford, Ghana and Prague: Research collaborator
05/2010–06/2010 Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, Oxford, Prague: Research consultant
01/2010–06/2010 Prague Twenty, a think tank, Prague: Collaborator
03/2010–05/2010 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Prague: Research assistant
01/2008–04/2008 Ernst & Young, Prague: Assistant in valuation and business modelling
01/2006–06/2006 M. C. Triton, a management consultancy company, Prague: Assistant consultant
05/2005–01/2006 City Council of Kuřim, Kuřim and Prague: Assistant to deputy mayor

Awards and prizes

 Leader of a finalist team at the EU Datathon 2018 competition organised by the European Commission.
 The 2013 Karel Engliš Award of the Czech Economics Society, for a policy paper by a young economist.
 Charles University scholarship 2009-2013; Jan Hus Scholarship, 2010-2011; CEFRES Fellowship 2013.
 Shell Centenary Scholarship at the University of Oxford, 2008-2009.
 Ernst & Young Scholarship, 2007-2008; first place in the Ernst & Young Academy 2007.
 Goldman Sachs Global Leader 2007; Global Leadership Institute 2007.
 European Youth Parliament, leader of the third team in 2004 and leader of the winning team in 2005.

Topics for supervision

Bachelor theses

I am ready to consider supervising your thesis - do not hesitate to get in touch. Please have a look at my recent publications to see whether we have shared research interests.

Master theses

I am ready to consider supervising your thesis - do not hesitate to get in touch. Please have a look at my recent publications to see whether we have shared research interests.

Supervised Bachelor theses

all/awarded: 59/9
Awarded: Bc. Daniel Vach, Bc. Jozef Kubovič, Bc. Lenka Röhryová , Bc. Martin Zachar, Bc. Michal Svatoň, Bc. Miroslav Palanský, Bc. Petr Filipec, Bc. Tatiana Chudá, Bc. Zuzana Řehořová

Supervised Master Theses

all/awarded: 25/0

Supervised Ph.D. Theses

number: 2
PhDr. Miroslav Palanský (16.12.2020), Sarah Godar (5.10.2022)

Current Ph.D. students

number: 9
Alessandro Chiari MSc., Mgr. Evgeniya Dubinina , Bathusi Gabanatlhong MSc, Sarah Godar M.A., Daniel Kolář MSc., Natalia Li M.A., MSc. , M.Sc. Kristin Dilani Nadarajah , Valeria Secchini MSc, Mgr. Marek Šedivý


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