Dan Šťastný


Ph.D. University of Economics, Prague (VŠE), Czech Republic
M.A. University of Economics, Prague (VŠE), Czech Republic

Dan Šťastný studied International Trade and Business at the University of Economics in Prague, where he also received his Ph.D. in Economic Theory and History of Economics in 2004. In this very same institution, he taught and served in various administrative positions (e.g. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs) until 2013. In 2018, when he assumed the position of a Dean of School of Business at UNYP (where he had been adjunct faculty since 2000), he had been a faculty member and an Associate Dean for Research at one of the schools of the J. E. Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.

He was a visiting scholar at George Mason University and New York University in the US in 2005, and in 2008, he was named an Associate Professor in Economics (docent).  Besides his teaching activities, he has been on the executive or editorial board of several journals and engaged in many book translations and editing (including the Czech edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations), and in other types of popularization of economic education (summer schools, conference organization, public discussions, and lectures). He authored a couple of books (Economics of Economics among them) and has published numerous scholarly articles. His research interests span economic policy, behavioral science, the economics of education, and sociology of economics.

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