Ph.D. Program Major

Economic and Political History of the 20th Century

Ph.D. Program Economics and Economic Administration

The Ph.D. program major “Economic and Political History of the 20th Century” is intended for students with sufficiently deep knowledge of economic and political history, economic theory, history of economic thought, economic policy and fundamental knowledge of related disciplines (political science, sociology, philosophy, anthropology). In addition, applicants are expected to possess analytical skills and abstract thinking, which will help to classify the various historical events in a broader socio-economic framework. The major is primarily focused on preparation of scientists and researchers who will study in depth theoretical knowledge, which they will be able to use in various scientific disciplines. Therefore, the major is primarily aimed at developing the scientific activities of students by individual approach and by their involvement in domestic and foreign research teams. During the research training, students will be able to attend classes led by visiting professors from prestigious foreign universities from France, Germany, Austria, Great Britain and the USA.

The major is based on the Anglo-Saxon model of connecting economics and politics, which enables wider theoretical application of different methodological approaches of economics and history, and offers a greater possibility of developing economic history as an independent historical discipline based on interdisciplinarity and wide variety of theoretical approaches. In this aspect, the Department of Economic History is the only scientific place in the Czech Republic that offers this specialization. The P.D. program major would especially like to build on the broad theoretical grounding in conjunction with a deep knowledge of historical realities. In this context, it would primarily reflect the number of new approaches, which was recently profiled in the history and economics – public choice theory, institutional economics, behavioral economics, a new history of international relations, new political history, the new political economy, cultural anthropology, new history of ideas, new cultural history. Graduates of this major will be able to participate in scientific activities in domestic and foreign institutions and will be well positioned to work in the private and public sector.

Structure of the course requirements for the major Economic and Political History of the 20th Century is as follows. Students must during their courses acquire a total of 180 credits in the following structure:

Compulsory courses: 20 credits

  • 5EN913 Macroeconomics III (5 credits)
  • 5HD921 Selected issues economic history since 1945 (5 credits)
  • 5HD922 Modern economic history of Czechoslovakia 1945-1992 (5 credits)
  • 5HD902 Doctoral Seminar (5 credits)
  • HD1000 State Doctoral Exam (10 credits)
  • HD0000 Defense of the dissertation (30 credits)

Duties of the program and elective courses: 120 credits

The content and structure are listed in the table in the general section above.

More information on the admission procedure for enrollment in doctoral study at the Faculty of Economics can be found at


Current Ph.D. students




Dissertation topic


Type of study

Ing. Jana Brhelová 4 Analysis of Economic, Social, and Foreign Policy of Labour Government from 1945 to 1951 prof. PhDr. Martin Kovář, Ph.D. combined
Ing. Jan Brožek


Financing of Sport in the First Republic Period (1918-1938) prof. PhDr. Ing. Aleš Skřivan, Ph.D. combined
Ing. Jakub Drábek


On the Development of Czechoslovak Sugar andSugar Beet Industries Since the End of World War II prof. PhDr. Ivan Jakubec, CSc. present
Ing. Petra Holeňová 4 Effect of Normalization on the Teaching of Economics at the University of Economics in Prague prof. PhDr. Ing. Aleš Skřivan, Ph.D. combined
Ing. Petr Chalupecký


From the Reform to the Reform: Monetary Policy of Czechoslovakia from 1945 to 1953 prof. PhDr. Ing. Aleš Skřivan, Ph.D. combined
Ing. Radim Ječný


Duchcov-Podmokly Track 1918-1938 Mgr. Ing. Daniel Váňa, Ph.D. present
Ing. Tereza Jozífková


Czechoslovak-Spanish Foreign Trade Relations in the 1970s and 1980s Mgr. et Mgr. Andrej Tóth, Ph.D. present
Ing. Timur Kashapov


Relations of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union at the Time of Decline and Desintegration of the Soviet Empire prof. PhDr. Ivan Jakubec, CSc. not active
 Ing. Tomáš Kremr


Transition to the Peace Economy of the Successor States (Comparison of Austria and Czechoslovakia) after 1918 prof. PhDr. Ivan Jakubec, CSc. present
Ing. Tomáš Nikodym


Democracy, Liberty, and Property: Development of Economic-Political Thought of Edvard Benes

prof. PhDr. Ivan Jakubec, CSc.

Ing. Lukáš Nikodym


Economic-Political Aspects of the Dispute over the Method: The Influence of Economic Thought on Economic Policymaking within the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Successor States (Austria and Czechoslovakia) prof. PhDr. Ing. Aleš Skřivan, Ph.D. present
Ing. et Ing. Vladimír Novák


Influence of Events in Czechoslovakia on American Decision-Making about the so-called Marshall Plan PhDr. Ing. Ladislav Tajovský, Ph.D. present
Ing. Lukáš Pazdera


Two-Year Economic Plan for 1947 and 1948 in Czechoslovakia prof. PhDr. Ing. Aleš Skřivan, Ph.D. present
Ing. Tereza Pušová


 Ireland between „Unrest“ and War. A Contribution to Study of Irish Economy and Politics in the 1920s and 1930s prof. PhDr. Martin Kovář, Ph.D. present
Ing. Štěpán Růt


Transport Policy of British Governments in the 1940s and 1980s. The Impact of Political, Economic, and Social Changes on Transportation prof. PhDr. Martin Kovář, Ph.D. combined
Ing. Petr Slabý


History of British Euroskepticism prof. PhDr. Martin Kovář, Ph.D. combined
Ing. Martin Vavrek


Economic Recovery of Czechoslovakia 1945-1948 prof. PhDr. Ivan Jakubec, CSc. combined