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Ing. Marek Hekrle

Marek Hekrle graduated with a master degree at the Prague University of Economics and Business, specializing in Environmental Economics with a minor specialization in Public Administration. He worked as an economic analyst the for Ministry of the Environment, focusing on regulatory impact assessment. Currently he works as an economic analyst at the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem and as a project assistant for IREAS. He focuses on economic evaluation of ecosystem services of nature-based measures in the urban environment and the countryside. As part of his research and educational projects, he applies and develops a number of methods and tools in the field of environmental economics, such as cost-benefit analysis, choice experiment method, regulatory impact assessment and methods of socio-economic research of public preferences for nature-based measures.



Researcher, Ekonomic analyst

2012-2015 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)
Work experience


since 2019

University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem, Economic analyst

since 2019

IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy, Project assistant


Aizen – japanese garden, Project manager


Ministry of the environment, Economic analyst in the Department of Environmental Economics



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: Researcher.


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: Economic analyst


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


Machac, J.; Hekrle, M.; Meyer, P.; Stankova, N.; Brabec, J.; Sykorova, M. (2020). Cultural ecosystem services and public preferences: How to integrate them effectively into Smart City planning? DOI: 10.1109/SCSP49987.2020.9133798


Machac, J.; Dubova, L.; Louda, J.; Hekrle, M.; Zemkova, L.; Brabec, J. (2019). The methodology for economic assessment of green and blue infrastructure in human settlements. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18253.38880


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.