Mgr. Michal Paulus


Position: Junior Lecturer
Field of interest: International Economics, International Political Economy, Trade Policy
Membership: Doctoral students - temporarily interrupted study, Internal, Macroeconomics and Econometrics


Office: 602
Email: michal [DOT] paulus [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Available: via email

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Course supervisor

JEM212 - International Political Economy


JEM212 - International Political Economy

PhD study

Tutor: doc. Ing. Vladimír Benáček CSc.

Studying from: 2012
PhDr examination:
Final exam:
Dissertation Proposal defence:
Dissertation defence:

Current work:
Gravity models of trade - GAČR
GDP tax multiplier of the CZ

Dissertation topic:
Three essays on international trade - gravity models applications

Disertation abstract:
The project investigates the role of corruption in exports of transition V4 countries and of the control group of the developed members of the EU (Germany, Austria, France and Belgium). We examine whether the corruption has stimulating or deterrent effects on mutual trade and compare the results for both groups.
We assess the role of corruption in the international trade in four aspects. At first we cluster our dataset of trading partners into groups according to their corruption level and corruption development similarity (highly, middle and low corrupt countries).
Secondly, we analyse the role of corruption in exports of both country groups utilizing the gravity model and clusters. We analyse hypothesis on aggregate and sectoral export level that countries tend to trade with the partners of similar corruption level. We compare the results of the corruption role for both groups.
Thirdly, we shift our attention to the analysis of the role of corruption in the value added exports of V4 and our control group utilizing again the GM model.
The last part looks at the corruption-trade relationship from the opposite perspective. It investigates the possible effects of mutual trade on corruption level of the exporting country (corruption diffusion).

Optional courses:


Organisation Memberships

Česká společnost ekonomická


2016 - Research visit, Arizona State University
2014 - DAAD research visit - Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
2012 - till now: PhD study IES FSV UK
2010 - 2012 master program economics IES FSV UK
2011 - study visit at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
2006 - 2010 bachelor study of economics at IES FSV UK

Lecturer of following courses:
JEM212 - International Political Economy (since 2015)
JEM209 - History and Methodology of Economics (since 2016)
JEM211/JPM323 - Philosophy, Economics and Politics: Current Debates (2014-2017)
JPM323 - Philosophy, Economics and Politics (2012-2015)
JEM166 - Master´s Thesis Seminar - IEPS (2016-2017)

Seminar leader:
JEM111 - International Macroeocnomics (2013-2016)
JEM004 - Macroeconomics (2012-2013)

Job history

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Awards and prizes

Bc. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good bachelor thesis and final state exam
ECOCEP: Research visit in 2016, Arizona State University
DAAD Scholarship for WS 09/2014-01/2015: Research visit at the Humboldt University in Berlin

Topics for supervision

Term papers

Gravity models of trade and international political economy
Hyman Minsky´s financial hypothesis

Bachelor theses

Gravity models of trade and international political economy
Hyman Minsky´s financial instability hypothesis (Post-keynesian economics)

Master theses

Gravity models of trade and international political economy
Hyman Minsky´s financial instability hypothesis (Post-keynesian economics)

Supervised Bachelor theses

all/awarded: 6/0

Supervised Master Theses

all/awarded: 7/0

June 2023


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