doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.

Distinguished Senior Lecturer Business Administration

Letenská 120/5, 118 00 Prague 1

Associate professor at Charles University, Prague, and senior lecturer in international economics at the Anglo-American University. Her research stays involved institutions such as the Czech National Bank or the University of California, Berkeley.

She is active in international professional associations (such as the Meta-Analysis of Economics Research Network) and collaborates with researchers from leading foreign institutions (for example, the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford).

She focuses on tool development and applications of meta-analysis in economics. For her research, she has been awarded by the Czech Economic Society (2008, 2010, 2011), the Czech National Bank (2012, 2016), the National Bank of Slovakia (2015), the Czech Ministry of Education (2013), and Global Development Network (2010). Her research was used by several policy institutions such as the US Congress, European Parliament, European Commission, OECD, IMF, and World Bank. Her most recent publications include, for example, Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, and Review of Economic Dynamics. According to RePEc, she is currently the most cited Czech female economist.


Her research interests span several fields, including:

  • international economics
  • energy and environmental economics
  • labor economics
  • macroeconomics
  • banking

Selected publications

2022 Publication and Attenuation Biases in Measuring Skill Substitution, Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming (with Laslopova, Havranek, and Zeynalova).

2022 Measuring Capital-Labor Substitution: The Importance of Method Choices and Publication Bias, Review of Economic Dynamics 45, pp. 55-82 (with Gechert, Havranek, and Kolcunova).

2022 Individual Discount Rates: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Evidence, Experimental Economics 25(1), pp. 318-358 (with Matousek and Havranek).

2021 How Puzzling Is the Forward Premium Puzzle? A Meta-Analysis, European Economic Review 134, art. 103714 (with Zigraiova, Havranek, and Novak).

2020 Estimating the Armington Elasticity: The Importance of Study Design and Publication Bias, Journal of International Economics 127, art. 103383 (with Bajzik, Havranek, and Schwarz).

2017 Do Borders Really Slash Trade? A Meta-Analysis, IMF Economic Review 65(2), pp. 365-396 (with Havranek).

2015 Cross-Country Heterogeneity in Intertemporal Substitution, Journal of International Economics 96(1), pp. 100-118 (with Havranek, Horvath, and Rusnak).

2011 Estimating Vertical Spillovers from FDI: Why Results Vary and What the True Effect Is, Journal of International Economics 85(2), pp. 234-244 (with Havranek).