prof. PhDr. Ladislav Krištoufek Ph.D.


Position: Vice-Rector for Research, Professor
Field of interest: Financial Econometrics, Computational Economics and Finance, Interdisciplinary Finance and Economics, Energy Finance, Cryptoassets
Membership: Finance and Capital Markets, Internal


Office: 406
Email: ladislav [DOT] kristoufek [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Phone: line 312 (IES), line 2243 (UTIA)
Personal web pages:
Available: Just e-mail me and we can Meet/Zoom/Teams/Skype.

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Course supervisor

JEB157 - Data Analysis in R
JEM227 - Data Science with R I
JEM220 - Data Science with R II
JEB109 - Econometrics I


JEB157 - Data Analysis in R
JEM227 - Data Science with R I
JEM220 - Data Science with R II


Organisation Memberships

DYME - Dynamic Models in Economics - Excellence Project
Czech Econometric Society (ČES)
Czech Economic Society (ČSE)
Society for Computational Economics (SCE)


2009-2013: PhD. - IES FSV UK
2009: PhDr. Economics - IES FSV UK
2007 - 2009: Mgr. (MSc. equivalent) Economics - IES FSV UK
2006-2007: Economics, London Metropolitan Business School, London Metropolitan University, UK (Erasmus Exchange Program)
2004 - 2007: Bc. (BSc. equivalent) Economics - IES FSV UK

Job history

2022+: Vice-Rector for Research, UK
2018-2022: Vice-Dean for Student Affairs, FSV UK
2020+: Full Professor, IES FSV UK
2016-2020: Associate Professor, IES FSV UK
2014-2015: Research Fellow, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
2014+: Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Department of Econometrics; research fellow
2013-2016: Assistant Professor, IES FSV UK
2013-2014: Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Department of Econometrics; postdoc
2009-2013: Teaching Assistant, IES FSV UK
2011: Research visit, University of California, Berkeley
2010-2012: External lecturer, Metropolitan University Prague
2009-2013: Research Assistant, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Department of Econometrics

Extra activities

2012+: Board Member, Czech Econometric Society
2015-2018: Czech Science Foundation Panelist (403)
2012-2014: Head, Committee for Studies Affairs, AS FSV UK
2010-2015: senator, Pedagogic Chamber, AS FSV UK
2010-2015: member, Economic and Studies Committee, AS FSV UK

Conference organization:
- Econophysics Colloquium 2015 (Prague, CZE) Chairman

Editorial boards:
- Entropy (Topic Editor)
- Frontiers in Physics (Review Editor)
- Mathematics (Editorial Board)
- Prague Economic Papers (Executive Board)

- Accounting & Finance (1)
- Agribusiness: An International Journal (1)
- Algorithmic Finance (1)
- Acta Oeconomica Pragensia (1)
- Advances in Complex Systems (1)
- American Journal of Agricultural Economics (1)
- Applied Sciences (1)
- Atmospheric Research (1)
- Biodiversity and Conservation (1)
- Blockchain: Research and Applications (2)
- British Journal of Applied Science & Technology (1)
- Bulletin of the Czech Econometric Society (1)
- Chaos Solitons & Fractals (5)
- Chinese Journal of Physics (2)
- Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (4)
- Complexity (1)
- Computational Statistics (2)
- Contemporary Economics (2)
- Czech Economic Review (3)
- Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (10)
- Digital Signal Processing (1)
- Economic Modelling (8)
- Economics Letters (2)
- Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (3)
- Empirical Economics (1)
- Energy (1)
- Energy Economics (22)
- Energy Journal (1)
- Energy Policy (1)
- Entropy (3)
- Environmental Impact Assessment Review (1)
- EPL (1)
- European Physical Journal B (3)
- European Physical Journal Special Topics (1)
- Expert Systems with Applications (1)
- Finance Research Letters (15)
- Financial Innovation (2)
- Fluctuation and Noise Letters (5)
- Fractals (5)
- Frontiers in Blockchain (1)
- Frontiers in Neuroscience (1)
- Frontiers in Physics (3)
- IEEE Signal Processing Letters (1)
- IES Working Papers Series (2)
- International Journal of Economics and Business Research (1)
- International Economics and Economic Policy (2)
- International Journal of Accounting and Information Management (1)
- International Journal of Economic Sciences (1)
- International Journal of Finance and Economics (1)
- International Journal of Modern Physics B (1)
- International Journal of Modern Physics C (1)
- International Journal of Finance and Economics (1)
- International Review of Financial Analysis (3)
- Intersections: East European Journal of Society and Politics (1)
- Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems (1)
- Journal of Applied Economics (1)
- Journal of Applied Statistics (1)
- Journal of Banking & Finance (1)
- Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance (1)
- Journal of Commodity Markets (2)
- Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination (2)
- Journal of Forecasting (1)
- Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (1)
- Journal of International Money and Finance (1)
- Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering (1)
- Journal of the Royal Society Interface (2)
- Kybernetika (1)
- Management Journals (1)
- Mathematics (2)
- Modern Physics Letters B (1)
- Nature Communications (1)
- Nature Reviews Physics (1)
- Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies (1)
- Palgrave Communications (1)
- Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications (118)
- Physical Review E (6)
- Physics Letters A (1)
- PLoS ONE (23)
- Prague Economic Papers (18)
- Quantitative Finance (5)
- Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (2)
- Research in International Business and Finance (2)
- Royal Society Open Science (4)
- Scientific Reports (3)
- Signal Processing (1)
- Springer Nature Business & Economics (3)
- Studies in Economics and Finance (1)
- Theologia vitae (1)
- Transactions on Internet Technology (1)
- The World Economy (1)

Awards and prizes

2015: IES Alumni Chair
2014: Otto Wichterle Award
2014: Czech Science Foundation Postdoctoral Project (2014-2016)
2013: Czech Society for Operational Research Award
2013: Czech Econometric Society - Best student's paper in theoretical economics (1st place)
2013: Top 100 Educators 2013 (IBC, Cambridge, England)
2012: Energy Economics Contest - winner (with K. Janda and D. Zilberman)
Award for the best publication and application at IITA AS CR 2011, Award for young authors
2011+: Bibliographic reference in „Who’s Who in the World“ (Marquis, USA, Edition 2012 & 2013)
2011: Best paper award at The 12th Doctoral Conference of Faculty of Finance and Accounting University of Economics, Prague
2011: "The best courses taught at the IES" award for Advanced Econometrics (with M.Netuka, J. Barunik and P.Gapko)
2010: Czech Econometric Society - Best student's paper in theoretical economics (3rd place)
2009: MSc. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good masters diploma thesis and final state exam

Topics for supervision

Bachelor theses

Please see Diploma theses section.

Master theses

General topics, preferably applied (you are more than welcome to specify the topic yourself):

Topics on Crypto(currency) markets
Topics on Efficient markets hypothesis
Topics on Fractal markets hypothesis
Topics on Econometrics of financial time series
Topics on Fractality/self-similarity/long-range dependence
Topics in Inter(Multi)disciplinary Economics and Finance
Topics in Computational Social Science
Topics in Energy Economics and Finance
Topics in Data Science (also in cooperation with CSOB)

Some specific topics (not limited to):
- Cryptomining and global warming: Are we heading towards catastrophe?
- Efficiency, predictability and liquidity in the crypto-markets
- Fundamental trading in cryptomarkets
- HODLing and mooning vs. standard strategies in the crypto-markets
- ICOs vs. IPOs: Comparison of the stylized facts
- Monetary economics of Bitcoin: Could it work?
- Multifractal signatures before the market crashes
- Predictability and liquidity in the crypto(currency) markets
- Spin models in marketing
- Spin models in biofuels markets (interplay between producing for food and for biofuel)

Only theses in English and LaTeX are to be supervised.

Currently supervised theses:
- Application of machine learning methods for estimating apartment prices in the Czech Republic
- Examining the Link between Financial Market Efficiency and Monetary Policy Effectiveness
- May Transaction Data Improve Consumer Credit Scoring Model?
- Cryptocurrency and stock markets: Differences and similarities and how they affect each other
- Examining the relationships among cryptocurrencies using Google Trends
- Forecasting oil prices volatility with Google searches
- Forks and airdrops in cryptomarkets: Investment opportunities or thin air?
- Interplay between Bitcoin price and its mining difficulty
- Pairs Trading in Cryptocurrency Markets
- Predicting Financial Market Crashes using Log-periodic Oscillation and Critical Slowing Down
- Private equity funds and their performance in the post-crisis period
- Rational agents with imprecise expectations: Implications for investing and portfolio selection
- Seasonality in Cryptocurrency Markets
- The Profitability of Standard Trading Strategies in Cryptocurrency Markets
- Utilizing online data in modelling unemployment rates in the Czech Republic

Supervised Bachelor theses

all/awarded: 72/15
Bc Marek Janča, Bc. Adam Klečka , Bc. Alice Nušlová, Bc. Branislav Albert, Bc. David Svačina, Bc. Jan Zítek, Bc. Jana Hortová, Bc. Jaroslav Pavlíček, Bc. Katarína Líšková, Bc. Lukáš Jílek, Bc. Martin Kotek , Bc. Ondřej Habáň, Bc. Pavel Dvořák, Bc. Tomáš Kvasnička, Bc. Vladimír Nahodil

Supervised Master Theses

all/awarded: 37/6
Awarded: Mgr. Barbora Máková, Mgr. Jakub Nikodym, Mgr. Kristýna Čechová, Mgr. Martin Baletka , Mgr. Milan Hanousek , Mgr. Štěpán Chrz

Supervised Ph.D. Theses

number: 1
Ing. Mgr. Barbora Štěpánková M.A. (5.5.2021)

Current Ph.D. students

number: 3
Tiep Luu Danh , Mgr. Jan Šíla MSc., Ing. Weizhi Sun




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