Mgr. Vědunka Kopečná

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Position: Junior Researcher, Ph.D. Candidate
Field of interest: Energy Economics, Econometric Modeling, General equilibrium models (CGE, DSGE)
Membership: Macroeconomics and Econometrics, PhD Candidates

Contact

Office: 602
Email: vedunka [DOT] kopecna [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
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Personal web pages: https://cz.linkedin.com/in/vedunkakopecna
Available: By e-mail appointment

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Assistant

JEB101 - Principles of Economics I

PhD study

Tutor: PhDr. Jaromír Baxa Ph.D.

Studying from: 2015
PhDr examination:
Final exam: 09/2017
Dissertation Proposal defence: planned for June 2, 2021
Dissertation defence:

Current work:

Dissertation topic:
Four essays on policy evaluation and analysis

Disertation abstract:
This thesis consists of four articles sharing the main theme - evaluation of policies related to current issues both from micro and macroeconomic perspectives. The dissertation aims at the central European region.

The first article contributes to understanding the effects stemming from the public sector
employment changes in the Czech Republic and their impacts on the labor market
through the lens of a New Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model
with search and matching frictions. We model the labor market dynamics across the business cycle and examine the impacts of the varying number of public workers on the labor market variables, such as private employment, unemployment rate and market tightness, as well as on the overall economic growth.

The second article evaluates the public sector employment policy from a microeconomic perspective, and
focuses on the project Internships for Young Job Seekers, as part of the program Youth Guarantee, which was intended as a help for students with transitioning from schools to the labour market thanks to internships in companies. The counterfactual evaluation quantifies the impacts of internships on personal income and economic status of trainees by using the propensity score matching, difference-in-differences estimation and two complementary methods – ordinary least squares and multinomial logit model.

The third article estimates the elasticity of substitution between capital, labour, energy and materials in the constant elasticity of substitution production function, which is being used in a majority of general equilibrium models. We use a non-linear estimation technique to derive these elasticities for the whole economy and for five different sectors, for the EU as a whole and for its two sub-regions - Western and Central and East European countries.

The fourth article presents a novel methodology of a hybrid dynamic computable general equilibrium model used to quantify socio-economic impacts of an emission abatement driven policy focused on adoption of electric vehicles in personal transport on the example of Austria. Hetero-geneous micro-founded preferences are integrated into a dynamic computational generalequilibrium model which is further linked to a bottom-up technology-rich electricity modeland a stock-flow vehicle accounting model. Endogenously determined emissions from vehicle use, electricity generation, and production provide an input to quantify external costs attributable to air quality and carbon emissions using the Impact Pathway Analysis.

Optional courses:
2018/19 SS: JED110 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
2018/19 WS: JED109 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
2017/18 SS: JED110 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
2017/18 WS: JED109 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
2016/17 SS: JED110 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
2016/17 WS: JED109 - Alternative Approaches to Economic Modeling
2015/16 SS: JED415 - Quantitative Methods II
2015/16 WS: JED414 - Quantitative Methods I

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Organisation Memberships

- European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) - International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

Education

2017: 11th GSE Economics Summer School on Panel Data Linear Analysis, Barcelona
2015+: Ph.D., Economics, Charles University in Prague
2013 - 2015: Mgr. (M.A. equivalent), Economic Theory, Charles University in Prague
2010 - 2013: Bc. (B.A. equivalent), Finance, University pf Economics in Prague

Job history

2018+ Charles University Environment Center, Researcher
2015- 2019 Member of the Center for Doctoral Studies, IES FSV UK
2016 - 2017 innogy Energie s.r.o , Analyst - Portfolio Management Gas SK
2014 - 2016 Evaluator, Fund of Further Education

2019/20 SS: Teaching Assistant, JEM115 - Environmental Economics
2018/19 SS: Teaching Assistant, JEM115 - Environmental Economics and Consumer Preferences
2018/19 WS: Teaching Assistant, JEM162 - Energy Markets and Economics, JEB022 Institutional Economics
2017/18 SS: Teaching Assistant, JEM115 - Environmental Economics and Consumer Preferences, JEM100 - Corporate Governance
2017/18 WS: Asistent pedagoga, JEM162 - Energy Markets and Economics, JEB022 Institutional Economics
2016/17 SS: Teaching Assistant, JEM115 - Environmental Economics and Consumer Preferences, JEM100 - Corporate Governance
2016/17 WS: Teaching Assistant, JEB101 - Principles of Economics I
2015/16 SS: Teaching Assistant, JEB132 - Introductory Statistics
2015/16 WS: Teaching Assistant, JEB003 - Ekonomie I.

Extra activities

Refereeing: Prague Economic Papers (3)

Topics for supervision

Bachelor theses

Topics from areas of energy economics, general equilibrium modeling, impact evaluation and treatment effects. Students are welcome to specify the topic on their own. Only theses written in English and LaTeX are to be supervised.

Master theses

Topics from areas of energy economics, general equilibrium modeling, impact evaluation and treatment effects. Students are welcome to specify the topic on their own. Only theses written in English and LaTeX are to be supervised.

Downloadable

CV 2020
Evaluation 2017
Evaluation 2018
ISP
ISP annual assessment 2019
ISP annual assessment 2020
PhD thesis pre-defense

Partners

Deloitte

Sponsors

CRIF
McKinsey
Patria Finance