People of CERGE-EI: Meet Our Faculty

22 February, 2023

Jan Zápal has been an Associate Professor with Tenure since 2020 and an Assistant Professor between 2012 and 2020 at CERGE-EI (under U.S. permanent charter).

He has also been an Associate Professor at CERGE, Charles University, and a Researcher at the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He received his Master's degree from the Institute of Economic Studies at Charles University and a Ph.D. degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a visiting student at the California Institute of Technology, a post-doctoral fellow at the IAE-CSIC in Barcelona, and a visitor at several universities, including Johns Hopkins University, Bocconi University, University of Chicago, and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Jan is awarded by Czech Academy of Science Lumina Quaeruntur grant (2021-2025). His work has been published in leading journals, such as Theoretical Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, and Political Analysis.

“For me, the best thing in Jan Zapal’s teaching is his perfect explanation of the setup. The way he teaches game theory is wonderful and it is impossible not to follow along with him.”

Sinara Gharibyan, CERGE-EI PhD student

“Jan’s rigorous exposition has always inspired me. I admire his level of attention and insight.”

Rastislav Rehák, CERGE-EI PhD student

“Jan Zapal’s game theory course is outstanding, second only to his Political Economics one. He explains complex concepts in a fascinating and accessible way, encouraging class discussion and challenging students to think critically about the subject matter.”

Nico Rosamilia, CERGE-EI PhD student