Dr. Jiří Schwarz

Jiří has been active in both research and lecturing for the past 14 years, mainly at Charles University’s Institute of Economic Studies, where he also earned his Ph.D. in Economics. He also has significant research and policy experience from working at the Czech National Bank, where he served as an advisor to several members of the Bank Board, including the deputy governor.

Jiří’s research focuses primarily on international economics, finance, monetary policy, and institutional economics. He has published in internationally recognized journals, including the Journal of International Economics and the Review of World Economics. According to the RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) ranking, he is among the top 50 Czech economists in terms of publications over the last 10 years.

Jiří is now the principal investigator of grant project TQ01000396 Survey of Short-Term and Long-Term Inflation Expectations of Czech Households, provided by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (co-investigators: Charles University and Czech National Bank).

Jiří is a father of two small children, and when left alone for a while, he likes to relax by reading fantasy books and playing video games.

Selected publications:

  • Estimating the Armington elasticity: The importance of study design and publication bias, Journal of International Economics, 127, 103383, 2020. (with J. Bajzík, T. Havránek, and Z. Iršová)
  • Bankruptcy, Investment, and Financial Constraints: Evidence from the Czech Republic, Eastern European Economics, 56(2), 99-121, 2018. (with M. Pospíšil)
  • Dynamic Elasticities of Tax Revenue: Evidence from the Czech Republic, Applied Economics 48(60), 5866-5881, 2016. (with T. Havránek and Z. Iršová)
  • Impact of Institutions on Cross-Border Price Dispersion, Review of World Economics, 148(4), 617-645, 2012.