Doc. Ing. Lubomír Lízal, Ph.D.

President

Lubomír Lízal, AAU President from August 2018, is a Czech economist who served most recently as a member of the Bank Board of the Czech National Bank. He has worked as a senior researcher in the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and as an associate professor at CERGE UK. He also served as a joint director of these institutes.

Lízal graduated in systems programming from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University. In 1998 he obtained a PhD in economics at CERGE, Charles University. In 2006 he qualified as an associate professor in economics at Charles University. He has spent time in the US and the Netherlands during his studies and has more than 20 years of professional & international business experience with a strong understanding of the academic landscape in the Czech Republic as well as abroad.

In his research he specializes in the economics of transition, econometrics, applied microeconomics, market structures, corporate governance, competitiveness, monopolies and the relationship between economics and the environment. He is the author or co-author of many articles in reviewed and impact journals and chapters in books (mostly in English). He regularly reviews articles for international impact factor journals and proposals for grant agencies. In 2003–2012 he was the local coordinator for the World Competitiveness Report issued by the leading management institute IMD in Switzerland.

He is a member of many renowned scientific boards including the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University and the Czech Statistical Council of the Czech Statistical Office. He was a member of the National Economic Council of the Government and is a member of the supervisory board of energy company ČEZ.