prof. Ing. Pavel Pelikán, CSc.

Office: NB 315

Phone: +420 224 095 505


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Pavel Pelikán is a professor of institutional economics at the Prague University of Economics and Business. In the past, he held the position of Research Fellow at the Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm, regular Visiting Professor at the l’Université de Paris 1 – Sorbonne, and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He also worked as a visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley and Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, after his first research positions at the Research Institute of Mathematical Machines and the Research Institute of National Economic Planning, both in Prague.
In his research, he connects many fields of institutional economics, evolutionary and developmental economics with cognitive sciences in order to find a reliable and comprehensive analysis of economic policies.


  • 5IE251 Institutional Economics

Selected publications

2015: “Economics for a creative world: some agreements and some criticism, Journal of Institutional Economics, 11(1), pp. 47–53. doi: 10.1017/S1744137414000411

2014: “Financial regulations for minimizing economic and social crises: an evolutionary-developmental analysis reckoning with unequally rational individuals,” in L. Mamica and P. Tridico, eds., Economic Policy and the Financial Crisis, Routledge: London.

2013: “FTT’s main task is to calm the rich, not help the poor,” Letters, Financial Times, June 14: London

2011: ”Evolutionary developmental economics: how to generalize Darwinism fruitfully to help understand economic change,” Journal of Evolutionary Economics 21: 341-366.

 2010: “The government economic agenda in a society of unequally rational individuals,” Kyklos 63: 231 – 255.

2003: “Bringing institutions into evolutionary economics: another view with links to changes in physical and social technologies. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 13(3) 237-258

1969: “Language as a limiting factor for centralization. The American Economic Review, 59(4) 625-631