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Activities of CES VŠEM are focus mainly on the analysis of assumptions and results of growth performance.

Centre for Economic Studies is a research institute of the University of Economics and Management. The head of the centre is Prof. Ing. Milan Žák, CSc., advisory body is the Scientific Board. Research activities are supported by Grant Agency, Ministry of Education and VŠEM.

Research is directed especially at the competitiveness of the Czech economy in international comparison (within the EU-28) and on the identification of related economic (particularly structural) and political implications for the support of economic convergence and transition to knowledge-based economy (within the goals of Lisbon strategy).

Implementation of research activities is carried out under long-term research projects. During their implementation CES VŠEM cooperates with faculty of Economics and Administration of Masaryk University in Brno (ESF) and the National Observatory of Employment and Training (NOZV).

Thematically, the research focuses on qualitative determinants of long-term growth performance and competitiveness in a stable macroeconomic framework. Qualitative determinants include mainly institutional quality, innovation performance, the use of information and communication technology and the quality of human resources (solved by a team of NOZV).

Economic papers VŠEM

Economic papers are electronically distributed expert-reviewed scientific journal that aims to bring articles and analytical studies of economic theory, economic policy, business economics, management, marketing, human resources and regional and social development. Economic papers are historically linked to earlier, from 2002 CES VŠEM, bulletins. In magazine are published original works in both the Czech and the English language.

Business inovation

CES VŠEM in cooperation with CIS VŠEM, which is since 2011 a member of an international consortium led by EMS Fraunhofer ISI in Karlsruhe. As a part of it, a survey of manufacturing industry takes place in two-year cycles, especially the quality of production management, human resource development, research, development and innovation, energy efficiency and other factors. International Consortium in 2012 covers 16 countries, including several non-European, its range is, compared to the original name, gradually spreading.

Social innovation

As part of the project by MPSV Evaluation of the implementation of the principle of innovation in the OP Human Resources and Employment are evaluated innovation characteristics by the European Social Fund in the Czech Republic, including his international comparisons, and more generally, current development and prospects of social innovation - the concept and practical experience in the implementation. The beneficiary of the project is Navreme Boheme.

Evaluation of innovation system

European Economic Commission under OSN (UNECE), based in Geneva, is one of five regional commissions of OSN, comprises 56 member countries. Division of Economic cooperation and integration is aimed at promoting political, financial and regulatory framework for economic growth, innovation and development of knowledge-based competitiveness with an emphasis on transition economies, especially the CIS countries. International professional activities of the division are carried out by an expert team of policy innovation performance and competitiveness (TOS-ICP) that long-term cooperation with UNECE (his four-year mandate was renewed with effect from the year 2011). Anna Kadeřábková is a member of the TOS-ICP since its establishment in 2007 and is involved in all its activities.