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Jan Macháč

machac (at) e-academia.eu

Jan Macháč works as a researcher and manager of several research projects. In 2018 he graduated with a doctoral degree in Economics focusing on Environmental Economics and Policy.

He mainly deals with green and blue infrastructure, adaptation to climate change, water management, ecosystem services and regulatory impact assessment. Partly he is also involved in the team of Energy and Air pollution.

He applies several economic methods and tools such as cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, valuation methods (e.g., choice experiments, meta-analysis, replacement method), optimization methods and (dis)proportional analysis.

He is author of several certified methods, author or co-author of 3 papers in journals with impact factor, 6 papers in WOS and SCOPUS databases and other 20 papers in journals, conference proceedings and chapters in monographs. Author of 45 conference contributions (in the Czech Republic and also abroad).

 

Position
   Researcher, analyst, project manager and university teacher
Education

2014-2018

University of Economics in Prague, specialization: Economics and Economic Policy, Ph.D. degree programme (Ph.D.), (focused on Environmental Economics and Policy)

2012-2014

University of Economics in Prague, Master's degree in Environmental Economics and administration (M.A. degree)

2009-2012

University of Economics in Prague, bachelor's degree in National economics (B.A. degree)

Internship

 

August

Short Term Scientific Mission – Land4Flood
Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands
Additional
education

 

December 2017

Introduction to STATA (extra-semestral course)
University of Economics in Prague

July 2016

General English course, Malta University Language School (B2) (Scholarship from Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malta and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic)

August 2011

Deutsche Sprache, Literatur und Kultur (German language and culture summer school) in Frankfurt am Main, Goethe Universität (B2 –C1) (Scholarship from DAAD)

2014

English language courses (B1-B2)

2002-2011

German language courses (B2-C1)
Scientific
awards

2018

Prize of Rector of University of Economics in Prague for the scientific publishing activity of students of doctoral studies (2nd place)

2018

Finalist of the Competition for the prize of Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Economics in Prague 2018 (title of the presentation: Assessment of Disproportionate Costs in Water Management in the light of the EU WFD)

2012

Finalist of the 19th year of the MVDr. Radoslava KINSKÉHO on the Best Environmental Work for 2012 (bachelor's thesis: Comparative analysis of approaches to regulatory impact assessment (RIA) with an emphasis on the regulation proportionality concept)
Work
experience

 

since 2014

IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy, Position: Researcher, economics analyst and project manager

2014-2018

University of Economics Prague, tutor of seminars for undergraduate students

since 2013

University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem, junior researcher on projects and university teacher

2013-2014

University of Economics Prague, research Assistant at the Department of Environmental Economics

2013

Quip, o.s., Position: Consultant in field of Regulatory impact assessment

2011-2014

IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy, o.p.s., Position: Project assistant and researcher

2011-2014

Czech-German Youth Forum (voluntary activity)
Position (gradually): The main organizer of the working group and project; Vice Chairman of the Association (Financial Manager); Mentor of a working group

Membership
professional
organizations 

 

since 2018

member of the advisory body of Czech Interministerial Commission Floods –Drought

since 2015 IWRA (International Water Resources Association), member
since 2015 international platform FLOODLAND (Land for Flood Risk Management), member 
Projects

2018-2021

Project: Wat.Edu
Provider: Erasmus+
Contractor: IREAS, Institut pro strukturální politiku, o.p.s.
Position: Main investigator in IREAS

2018-2019

Project: Water Agent V 003: Environmental education of pupils in the field of water management
Provider: Visegrad Fund
Contractor: IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy, o.p.s.
Position: Main investigator

2018-2022

Project: SMART CITY – SMART REGION – SMART COMMUNITY
Provider: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, Operational Programme Research, Development and Education
Contractor: Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně v Ústí nad Labem
Position: Leader of work package (WP3), investigator, analyst

2017-2019

Project TJ01000109: Development of methods of economic evaluation of green and blue infrastructure in urban areas.
Provider: TAČR
Contractor: University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem
Position: Main investigator, analyst

2017-2020

Project QK1710307: Economic support for strategic and decision-making processes at national and regional level, leading to sustainable energy use of agricultural biomass, while respecting food self-sufficiency and soil conservation.
Provider: Ministry of Agriculture, QK – Ministry of Agriculture applied research programme for the period 2017-2025
Contractor: University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem, Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy, (IEEP)
Position: Main investigator for project partner UJEP, analyst

2017-2020

Project STRIMAII: Saxon-Czech Flood Risk Management II
Provider: Cooperation Programme Free State of Saxony – Czech Republic 2014–2020
Contractor: University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem, Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy, (IEEP)
Position: Researcher and manager of the project

2017-2019

Project BIDELIN: Ecosystem services, biodiversity and green and blue infrastructure values in cities on the example of Dresden, Liberec and Decin
Provider: Cooperation Programme Free State of Saxony – Czech Republic 2014–2020
Contractor: University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem, Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy, (IEEP)
Position: Analyst, expert of ecosystem services valuation

2016-2019

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

2016

Project: The cash flow potential analysis of the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness according to applicants' size: The optimization suggestion according to cost effectiveness and thematic goals.
Provider: National Centre for Energy Saving
Contractor: IREAS Energy s.r.o.
Position: Analyst

2016

Project: Complex planning, monitoring, information and educational tools for adaptation of territory to the climate change impacts with the main emphasis on agriculture and forestry management in the landscape
Provider: EEA and Norway Grants 2009 – 2014
Contractor: Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information
Position: External researcher

2016-2017

Project TD03000106: Supporting development of adaptation measures and strategies in cities.
Provider: TAČR
Contractor: University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem
Position: Researcher

2016-2017

Project TD03000046: Economic tools supporting sustainable stormwater management in urban areas.
Provider: TAČR
Contractor: Czech technical university in Prague
Position: External researcher

2016

Project: Impact assessment of the newly prepared / adopted legislation in the field of Water Supply and Sewerage on household income
Provider: Ernst & Young, s. r. o.
Contractor: IREAS centrum, s. r. o.
Position: Project manager and analyst

2015-2016

Project: UrbanAdapt - Development of urban adaptation strategies using ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation.
Provider: EEA and Norway Grants 2009 – 2014
Contractor: University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem
Position: Researcher

2015

Project: Economic assessment of current rate of the recycling fee for PV modules placed on the market till 31. 12. 2012 in terms of the Waste Act and proposal of potential change in fee with respect the legal obligations.
Provider: The Ministry of the Environment CZ
Contractor: IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy, o.p.s.
Position: Researcher

2015

Project: Evaluation of the impact of environmental investments undertaken in Moravskoslezský Region.
Contractor: Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic
Position: Project manager and analyst

2014-2015

Project TD020352: Cost-appropriateness evaluation of ensuring a good status of water.
Provider: TAČR
Contractor: University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem
Position: Researcher

2014-2015

Project: The Centre of the Practical Economic Education in Ústecký region.
Provider: EEA and Norway Grants 2009 – 2014
Contractor: University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem
Position: Lecture

2014

Project: Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) of conceptual model of price regulation in water supply.
Provider: Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
Contractor: IREAS centrum, s. r. o.
Position: Analyst

2014

Project: Impact Assessment of the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the Air from Medium combustion plants (Directive MCP).
Provider: Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
Contractor: IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy, o.p.s.
Position: Analyst

2013-2014

Project TA02020808: Methods for the optimization of the measures in the reservoirs catchment area, leading to the effective reduction of eutrophication.
Provider: TAČR
Contractor: VÚV TGM
Position: External researcher

2012-2014

Project 7. FP: REFRESH - Adaptive strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change on European Freshwater Ecosystems.
Contractor: Institute of Hydrobiology AV ČR
Position: Researcher

2012-2013

Project: Innovation of the quality system of social services.
Provider: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Contractor: Quip, o.s.
Position: Consultant in field of Regulatory impact assessment

2012

Project: Transgredio.
Provider: Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH,
Contractor: IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy, o.p.s.
Position: Assistant of coordinato

 

Publication

2018

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 Resource Management. Vol. 32(4), pp. 1453-1466. ISSN: 0920-4741 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-017-1879-z (IF: 2.848)

 

MACHÁČ, J.; HARTMANN, T.; JÍLKOVÁ, J. Negotiating land for flood risk management – Upstream-downstream in the light of economic game theory. Journal of Flood Risk Management. Vol. 11(1), pp. 66-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12317 (IF: 3.121)

 

VOJÁČEK, O.; SOBOTKA, L., MACHÁČ, J., ŽILKA, M. Impact assessment of Proposal for a Directive on the limitation of emissions from medium combustion plants – National impact assessment compared to the European impact estimate. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 82(2), pp. 1854–1862. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.06.119 (IF: 8.050)

 

MACHÁČ, J; RYBOVÁ, K.; LOUDA, J.; DUBOVÁ, L. How to support planning and implementation of climate adaptation measures in urban areas? Case study of Brno-Nový Lískovec. Published in 2018 Smart Cities Symposium Prague (SCSP), May 24-25, 2018. Praha, 6 p., DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/SCSP.2018.8402649

2017

MACHÁČ, J.; ZEMKOVÁ, L. Renewable energy sources evaluation: Regional Impact Assessment Framework (RegioIAF). . In URBAN, O.; ŠPRTOVÁ, M.; KAREL KLEM, K. (ed.) Quo Vaditis Agriculture, Forestry and Society under Global Change? Conference Proceeding. Brno: Global Change Research Institute CAS, v.v.i., 2017, pp. 117-120. ISBN: 978-80-87902-22-6.

 

ZEMKOVÁ, L.; MACHÁČ, J.; JÍLKOVÁ, J. How to deal with the complexity of assessing the local impacts of Renewable energy sources? In: The International Scientific Conference INPROFORUM 2017, Proceedings, November 9, 2017, České Budějovice, pp. 64-68, ISBN: 978-80-7394-667-8.

 

MACHÁČ, J.; DUBOVÁ, L.; LOUDA, J. Ekonomické zhodnocení společenské přínosnosti zeleně na příkladu Parku pod Plachtami (Economic assessment of the social benefit of greenery on the example of the Park pod Plachtami). Zahrada - park – krajina. Vol. 27. No.1, 3 pp.

 

MACHÁČ, J. Impact assessment of environmental investment (2013-2015) in the Moravian-Silesian Region on the national economy. In Matějová, L. (ed.) Proceedings of the 21st International Conference Current Trends in Public Sector Research 2017. Brno: Masaryk University, 2017. pp. 297-304. ISSN 2336-1239. ISBN 978-80-210-8448-3.

 

MACHÁČ, J.; ZEMKOVÁ, L. How much extra will households pay for environmental improvement? Impacts of water and sewerage legislation in preparation on incomes of the poorest households in the South Bohemian Region. In Matějová, L. (ed.) Proceedings of the 21st International Conference Current Trends in Public Sector Research 2017. Brno: Masaryk University, 2017. pp. 305-312. ISSN 2336-1239. ISBN 978-80-210-8448-3.

2016

MACHÁČ, J.; ZEMKOVÁ, L.; LOUDA, J.; VOJÁČEK, O. The assessment of the current PV modules recycling fee: the Czech Republic case study. Waste Forum. 2016, No. 4. pp. 215-225. ISSN: 1804-0195.

 

MACHÁČ J.; LOUDA L.; DUBOVÁ L. Green and blue infrastructure: An opportunity for smart cities? Published in Smart Cities Symposium Prague (SCSP), 2016, May 26-27, 2016. Praha, 6 p., ISBN: 978-1-5090-1116-2, DOI: 10.1109/SCSP.2016.7501030

 

MACHÁČ, J.; SLAVÍKOVÁ, L. Appropriateness of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Water Management: A Comparison of Cost Evaluations in Small and Large Catchment Areas. In ŠPALKOVÁ, D.; MATĚJOVÁ, L. (ed.) Proceedings of the 20th International Conference Current Trends in Public Sector Research 2016 / Current Trends in Public Sector Research, January 21-22, 2016. Šlapanice u Brna: Masaryk University, p. 302-309, ISSN 2336-1239.

 

MACHÁČ J., SIGEL K., BRABEC J., et. al. 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 (Justification of "less stringent environmental objectives" according to the WFD: Practical application of the method "new Leipzig approach" on a case study in the Czech Republic). 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, p. 393–398, ISBN: 978-3-88721-342-8, DOI: 10.14617/for.hydrol.wasbew.37.16.

2015

ZEMKOVÁ, L.; MACHÁČ, J.; LOUDA, J.; VOJÁČEK, O. Readjusting Environmental Fees for Products with a Long Lifetime: Case of PV Module Recycling Fee in the Czech Republic. In PECH, M.; MATĚJČKOVÁ, M. (ed.) Proceedings of the 9th International Scientific Conference INPROFORUM. November 5 - 6, 2015. University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Economics. p. 256-260, ISBN 978-80-7394-536-7.

SLAVÍKOVÁ, L.; VOJÁČEK, O.; MACHÁČ, J.; HEKRLE, M.; ANSORGE, L. Metodika k aplikaci výjimek z důvodu nákladové nepřiměřenosti opatření k dosahování dobrého stavu vodních útvarů. (The Methodology for the Application of Cost Disproportionality Exemptions When Reaching Good Status of Water Bodies) Praha: Výzkumný ústav vodohospodářský T. G. Masaryka, v.v.i., ISBN 978-80-87402-42-9.

MACHÁČ, J.; HEKRLE, M.; VOJÁČEK, O.; JÍLKOVÁ, J. Assessment Of Disproportionate Costs In Water Management in the light of the EU WFD. In IWRA (ed.) Proceedings of World Water Congress XV, May 25-29, 2015. Edinburgh. 13 pp.

MACHÁČ, J.; VOJÁČEK, O.; SOBOTKA, L. Proposal for a Directive on the limitation of emissions from medium combustion plants – national impact assessment compared to the European impact estimate. In ŠAUER, P.; ŠAUEROVÁ, J. (ed.) Environmental economics and policy research providing information for decision making: YOUNG SCHOOLAR´S PERSPECTIVE, Litomysl seminar publicing, p. 22-35. ISBN 978-80-86709-22-2.

VOJÁČEK, O.; MACHÁČ, J. Eutrofizace v povodí Orlické přehrady: Ekonomicky efektivní stav nebo problém vhodný k řešení? (Water Eutrophication in the Orlík Catchment: Economically Effective Situation or Problem to Be Solved?) In Vávra, J.; Lapka, M.; Cudlínová, E. (ed.) Ekonomika v souvislostech, Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, p. 11-38. ISBN 978-80-7308-571-1.

2014

MACHÁČ, J.; VOJÁČEK, O.; SOBOTKA, L. Proposal for a Directive on the limitation of emissions from medium combustion plants – national impact assessment compared to the European impact estimate. In ŠAUER, P.; ŠAUEROVÁ, J. (ed.) 16th International Conference of Postgraduate Students, Young Scientists and Researchers, Environmental Economy, Policy and International Environmental Relations, conference proceedings, November 6-7, 2014. Prague: University of Economics in Prague, p. 17-27.

VOJÁČEK, O.; MACHÁČ, J.; SMEJKAL T. Lake Orlík basin to reduce phosphorus contamination of tributaries. In: SAUER, P. (ed.) Providing information for decision making in environmental management: Young schoolar´s perspective, Litomysl seminar publicing, p. 30-41. ISBN 978-80-86709-21-5.

2013

VOJÁČEK, O.; HEJZLAR, J.; SLAVÍKOVÁ, L.; MACHÁČ, J.; SMEJKAL, T,; CUDLÍNOVÁ, E. Cost-effectiveness analysis report for the Vltava catchment, Czech Republic, including analysis of disproportionality. Refresh WP6.

SLAVÍKOVÁ, L.; VOJÁČEK, O.; MACHÁČ, J.; SMEJKAL, T. Cost effectiveness analysis of measures in Lake Orlík basin to reduce contamination of tributaries with phosphorus. In ŠAUER, P.; ŠAUEROVÁ, J. (ed.) Environmental Economics, Policy and International Environmental Relations. Prague: University of Economics in Prague, 2013, p. 157-164.

2012

MACHÁČ, J.; VOJÁČEK, O. Comparative analysis of approaches to regulatory impact assessment (RIA) with an emphasis on the regulation proportionality concept. Contribution to the conference and Proceedings "Environmentální účetnictví a reporting na mikroekonomické a makroekonomické úrovni", April 23-25, 2012. Brno.