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Jan Brabec

brabec (at) ireas.cz

Jan Brabec graduated from University of Economics in Prague in Economic Analysis. He applies economic approach in the field of protection of the environment. His specialization is energy economics and water protection/management. He works mainly for IREAS institute and externally also at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. He studies a postgraduate program Environmental Studies at Charles University in Prague.



Project assistant, Analyst


since 2017

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague
Environmental Studies


Faculty of Economics, University of Economics in Prague
Major: Economic Analysis
Minor: Monetary Economics and Banking


Faculty of Economics, University of Economics in Prague
Major: Economics and Economic Administration




The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Exchange at McCombs School of Business

Professional Experience

since 2017

Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem – researcher

since 2014

IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy, o. p. s. - project assistant, analyst




Smart City – Smart Region – Smart Community

Provider: Operational Program Research, Development and Education

Contractor: University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí and Labem

Position: Analyst


BIDELIN: Ecosystem services, biodiversity and green and blue infrastructure values in cities on the example of Dresden, Liberec and Decin

Provider: Cooperation Program Free State of Saxony – Czech Republic 2014-2020

Contractor: University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí and Labem, Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy, (IEEP)

Position: Choice-experiment designer


Extension of the methodology for granting exemptions from the application of emission levels associated with the best available techniques for installations in Category 1.1 combusting fuels in plants with a total rated power of 50 MW or more

Provider: Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic

Contractor: IREAS Energy s. r. o.

Position: Analyst


Project CE622: CE-HEAT – Comprehensive model of waste heat utilization in CE regions

Provider: Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE

Contractor: University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem, Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy, (IEEP) and National Centre for Energy Saving

Position: Analyst




MACHÁČ, J.; BRABEC, J.; VOJÁČEK, O. (2020). Development and Implementation of the Concept of Disproportionate Costs in Water Management in Central Europe in the Light of the EU WFD. Water Alternatives 13(3), pp. 618-633. (IF: 1.98)


BRABEC, J.; MACHÁČ, J.; JÍLKOVÁ, J. (2019). Using Bayesian Networks to Assess Effectiveness of Phosphorus Abatement Measures under the Water Framework Directive. Water 11(9), pp. 1791. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11091791 (IF: 2.524)


MACHÁČ, J.; BRABEC, J. (2018). Assessment of Disproportionate Costs According to the WFD: Comparison of Applications of two Approaches in the Catchment of the Stanovice Reservoir (Czech Republic). Water Resour Manage. 32(4), pp. 1453-1466. ISSN: 0920-4741 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-017-1879-z (IF: 2.848)


MACHÁČ, J.; SIGEL, K.; BRABEC, J.; KLAUER, B.; SLAVÍKOVÁ, L. Assessing disproportionate costs according to the EU Water Framework Directive: Application of the "new Leipzig approach" in the Czech Republic. In Programmkomitee des Magdeburger Gewässerschutzseminars 2016 (ed.) Magdeburger Gewässerschutzseminar 2016 Die Elbe und ihre urban beeinflussten Gewässer-Tagungsband. October 6.–7., 2016. Dresden.


SIGEL, K.; MACHAC, J.; KLAUER, B.; BRABEC, J. Begründung „weniger strenger Umweltziele“ nach EG-WRRL: Anwendung des Verfahrens „neuer Leipziger Ansatz“ auf eine Fallstudie in der Tschechischen Republik (Odůvodnění „méně přísného environmentálního cíle“ podle Rámcové směrnice o vodě: Praktické použití metody „neuer Leipziger Ansatz“ na případové studii v České republice). In WERNECKE, G.; EBNER von ESCHENBACH, A. D.; STRUNCK, Y.; KIRSCHBAUER, L.; MÜLLER, A. (ed.) Proceedings of the Conference Tag der Hydrologie (Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung Heft 37-16), March 17–18, 2016. Koblenz, s. 393–398, ISBN: 978-3-88721-342-8, DOI: 10.14617/for.hydrol.wasbew.37.16.