Zuzana Brokešová is an Assistant professor at the Department of Insurance at the Faculty of Economics, University of Economics in Bratislava. In her research, she deals with issues related to experimental economics, in particular using this method for understanding individuals' risk and uncertainty decisions. Zuzana is a co-author of three monographs and several research papers from which some were awarded (Economicus Prize of the VUB Foundation for the best foreign publication of young researchers for the article: Experimenting with purchase history based price discrimination EU Rector Award in Bratislava). Zuzana also regularly present her work on international conferences and visited several universities (MGSM, Jönköping University, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Arkansas, University of Strasbourg, University of Hohenheim, University of Pablo de Olavide).
Matej Lorko studied Behavioral and Experimental Economics at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney. He is affiliated at Faculty of National Economy of University of Economics in Bratislava via Career Integration Fellowship program organized by CERGE-EI institute in Prague. Within his research, he applies his managerial experience gained at U.S. Steel, Košice, but also experiences from daily life. He enjoys thinking about how and why people make their decisions and do what they do. He also likes questioning the status quo, experimenting and proposing institutional improvements. He shares his thoughts and ideas on his blog www.lorko.sk, as well as in public and industry lectures, discussions and workshops.
Tomáš Ondruška is an Assistant professor at the Department of Insurance and vice dean for public and international relations at the Faculty of National Economy, the UE in Bratislava. He started focusing on the topic of consumer behaviour in the insurance market during his studies at the University of Economics in Bratislava and stays abroad at universities in USA, Thailand, South Africa, Albania and more. He also gained a practical experience in the insurance industry as reinsurance specialist. Nowadays he is teaching courses in fields of risk management, insurance and reinsurance.
Jana Péliová works at the Department of Finance, FNE UE in Bratislava, where she is engaged in the field of experimental economics. She successfully completed PhD studies in Finance at the University of Economics in Bratislava in 2008 and in 2015 gained habilitation with lecture on: The behavior of economic agents in conditions of limited losses - experimental approach. She completed one-year research stay at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow as a part of L. Kirkland scholarship program graduating with Master's thesis. She has published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals with impact factor (International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economics Psychology - A ranking in ABDC, Economic Review, International Journal of Sustainable Economy). She regularly presents her research results at scientific conferences in Europe and the USA, such as at Economic Science Association Annual Meeting. She attended multiple seminars and workshops on the use of experimental methods in solving economic problems (led by J. Cox and B. Wilson). She visited the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University, as a Fulbright Scholar, led by Professor Vernon L. Smith, Nobel Prize laureate in economics for the development of laboratory experimental methods in 2012. In 2015, she and her co-authors won Economicus prize of VUB Foundation for the best foreign scientific publication of young scientists with the article: Experimenting with purchase history based price discrimination.
Maroš Servátka is a Professor of Economics at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and the Founding Director of the MGSM Vernon L. Smith Experimental Economics Laboratory. He received his MA in Quantitative Methods from the Warsaw School of Economics and his PhD in Economics from the University of Arizona. He previously held a postdoctoral position at the University of Mannheim and an Associate Professor position at University of Canterbury where he was also the Director of the New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory. He held visiting positions at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and College of Business and Public Policy at University of Alaska Anchorage. Maroš is the Founder and past President of Slovak Economic Association. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. He is the 2019 recipient of the Ronald Coase Institute Outstanding Alumni Award.
Maroš has experience consulting to industry, government & non-profit organizations on behavioral approaches and solutions. He has done work in the areas of charitable giving helping non-profit organizations to raise funds, provided practical recommendations to businesses related to business strategy, customer service, or project planning, advised government agencies on issues related to effective budget execution, studied matching algorithms used by stock exchanges, and explored governance structures of firms and behavior of employees to provide managerial recommendations. He teaches his MBA students to apply experimentation in their companies to learn what works but also what does not.
Martina Fehérová graduated from UEBA and Nottingham Trent University, UK in International Finance. She is currently studying PhD., in Behavioural/ Experimental Economics focusing on altruism, volunteering and charitable giving under supervision of Assoc. Professor Jana Péliová. Martina has ongoing research cooperation with the partner MGSM Professor Maroš Servátka from Sydney, Australia as her co-supervisor. Péliová, Servátka and Fehérová in cooperation with Professor Robert Slonim (from The University of Sydney) received a research grand from the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic in behalf of applying the knowledge of Behavioural Economics to improve the donation process in Slovakia. She received grand from National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic and is going to work on her research at MGSM, Sydney, Australia.
Veronika Šišková is a PhD. Candidate at the Department of Finance Faculty of National Economy at the University of Economics in Bratislava. The research focuses on the analysis of the decisions taken in changing economic conditions and their impact on human cognitive abilities. Veronika graduated in the study program Taxation and Tax Consulting. The diploma thesis dealt with the experimental examination of mutual solidarity and its impact on the overall welfare of society. For her thesis was honoured and was nominated for an award in competition Tax Advisors Award 2019.
Silvester van Koten is an economist specializing in Economics Experiments and Energy Economics and with a special interest in the economics of regulation, market design and energy markets. Silvester received my Ph.D. at CERGE-EI in 2009. He also hold a MA in Psychology from Utrecht University. Presently, Silvester is an Associate Professor (docent) at the Department of Economics at the University of Economics in Prague, a senior researcher at CERGE-EI in Prague and a visiting Professor at the New Economic School in Moscow.
In the present research, Silvester appraises the effect of the structure of spot market prices on the forward premium in electricity markets and the effectiveness of self-regulating organizations using both theory and economics experiments. In previous research, he analyzed the effects of more transparent financial markets on competition and prices in the EU electricity markets, also using economics experiments.
His previous research has been published in journals such as Energy Economics, Energy Policy, European Economic Review, and the European Journal of Law & Economics.