Preliminary conference programme

Detailed conference programme including schedule of parallel sessions please find here. 


Registration of Participants 08:00 - 08:45

Foyer of Building Q, Welcome refreshment

/ Connection via MS Teams, team ECOS 2022

Parallel Sessions I. 08:45 - 10:30 *
Coffee Break 10:30 - 11:00 Foyer of Building Q
Parallel Sessions II. 11:00 - 12:30 *
Lunch 12:30 - 13:20 Foyer of Building Q
Plenary Session 13:20 - 14:30 Room Q02, Building Q
  • Welcoming Remarks

Veronika Solilová
Vice-Dean for Science and Research, Faculty of Business nad Economics

  • Best Paper Competition awarding ceremony

supervised by Veronika Solilová
Vice-Dean for Science and Research 

  • Keynote Speaker

Eva Zamrazilová

"Inflation in the spotlight" 


Coffee Break 14:30 - 15:00 Foyer of Building Q
Cultural Programme 15:00 - 16:30  
Social Evening 17:00 - 22:00

Building X, 1st Floor

Dinner. Traditional dulcimer music and social programme.


FRIDAY, 25th MARCH 2022

Morning Coffee 8:30 - 9:00 Foyer of Building Q
Plenary Session 09:00 - 10:30  Room Q02, Building Q
  • Keynote Speakers

Jack Hou

"Weather Shocks, Agriculture Productivity and Green GDP"


Florentina Paraschiv

"Sustainable Finance Trends Reshaping the Markets"


Coffee Break 10:30 - 11:00  Foyer of Building Q

Parallel Sessions III.

11:00 - 13:00


Lunch 13:00 - 14:00   Foyer of Building Q

*Conference parallel sessions organisation

Detailed session programme is announced in a timely manner before the conference.

Active participants may play up to three roles at the parallel sessions. Each active participant will present own paper, may discuss another paper and might be nominated as a chair of the session.  


Keynote Speakers

Eva Zamrazilová

Chairwoman of the Council doc. Ing. Eva Zamrazilová, CSc. 

Eva Zamrazilová is a leading Czech economist who served on the Board of the Czech National Bank between 2008 and 2014. She completed her master’s and doctoral studies at the University of Economics, Prague, and began teaching statistics theory and economic statistics there in 1990. Concurrently, as a researcher at the Institute of Forecasting at the same university, she participated in many studies on the transformation of the Czech economy. She also worked at the Economic Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and the Research Institute of Labour and Social Affairs. Since 1994, she worked at Komerční banka on its Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting team. In February 2008, the President of the Czech Republic appointed her to the Board of the Czech National Bank; she took office on 1 March 2008. After concluding her six-year mandate, she became the Chief Economist of the Czech Banking Association in 2014. Four years later, in January 2018, she was appointed Chairwoman of the Czech Fiscal Council. She continues to lecture macroeconomic analysis at the University of Economics, Prague. Eva Zamrazilova’s first-term mandate at the Czech Fiscal Council is for six years.



Jack Hou

Professor of Economics at California State University, Long Beach.

Jack W. Hou is Professor of Economics at California State University, Long Beach. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1989.

He was President of the Chinese Economists Society (CES) in 2007-08. He was President of the Western Social Science Association (USA) in 2010-11, and also an officer of the Western Economic Association (USA). He was the senior coeditor of the Contemporary Economic Policy (a publication of the Western Economic Association) till 2010, and was re-appointed as the Specialized Co-Editor of the Contemporary Economic Policy in 2014. He has served as an Associate Editor for Economic Modeling since 2018, and on the editorial board of numerous economic journals.

He has been a visiting professor at Purdue University, Soochow University (Taiwan), and most recently at UCLA. He has been a Research Fellow at the Teaching and Learning Institute (USA), and the China Enterprise Institute (Taiwan). He is a Visiting Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, University Fellow Professor at Nankai University, Adjunct Chair Professor at Jinan University, among others.

He has been the keynote speaker (either at the opening ceremony or closing ceremony) at various conferences in the U.S., Germany, France, Japan, and China.

He has published extensively in referee journals in North America, Europe, and in Asia; and contributed Chapters to many books. His research focuses on the Chinese Economy (Labor, Aging, Trade, and Political Economy), Labor Economics, International Trade/Finance, and Economic History. His most recent interest has shifted to environment, sustainability, and finance.


Florentina Paraschiv

Professor of Finance at Zeppelin University, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Florentina Paraschiv holds a Chair of Finance at the Zeppelin University (Germany) and is further affiliated with the NTNU Business School (Norway) and the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). She studied International Economic Transactions (diploma) and Banking and Capital Markets (Master’s) at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. This was followed by a teaching assistantship at her alma mater, followed by a visiting term at the Institute of Economics at the University of Zurich. She then completed her PhD at the Institute for Operations Research and Computational Finance at the University of St. Gallen. Subsequently, she was awarded an assistant professorship there, at the end of which she successfully earned her post-doctoral qualification. Florentina Paraschiv then moved on to the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, where she was initially an Associate Professor and later Professor of Financial Economics and Head of the newly founded NTNU Centre for Banking and Finance. At the same time, she remained associated with the HSG as a lecturer.


Florentina Paraschiv has also been a visiting researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the University of Vienna, the University of Oslo, the London Business School, and the Isaac Newton Institute at the University of Cambridge. Her research results in energy finance have been awarded several times.


Her research and teaching activities cover several areas in Banking and Finance with particular emphasis on Sustainable Finance. She focuses on the strategic implications of sustainability challenges for financial systems. In her on-going research, Paraschiv proposes solutions to respond to financial risks posed by social and sustainability issues, including Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing.


Cultural Programme

The cultural programme is optional with required registration. The participants will receive the information about registration to the cultural programme via email during February 2022.

There are two options offered:

1.Tour in Villa Tugendhat

Architectural purity, interconnection of interior and exterior, timeless technical equipment, noble and exotic materials and, above all, a high level of preservation – these are the main attributes that led to Villa Tugendhat being inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001.


Time: Thursday 24.3.2022, 15:00 - 16:30 Extended Tour

A 90-minute guided tour of Villa Tugendhat, which will introduce the entire building to you including the technical facilities. There is, of course, information about the context of the villa’s creation and its history up to the present day. The ticket also includes access to the garden and exhibition rooms.


2.Tour in Brno City Centre

Brno is full of valuable historical buildings and interesting places. During the guided tour in Brno City centre, participants will be introduced to the main sights in the city centre:

Old Town Hall – courtyard, Brno dragon, Cabbage Market portal – Baroque Parnas Fountain, Reduta Theatre, statue of W. A. Mozart, Holy Trinity Column, Dietrichstein Palace, Capuchin Square; St. Peter and Paul Cathedral (including interior); Denis Gardens – obelisk, view of Špilberk.

Time: Thursday 24.3.2022, 15:30 - 16:30

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Important Dates

  • 01.10.2021 Registration Start
  • 01.12.2021 Session Proposals
  • 01.12.2021 Early Paper Submission
  • 10.12.2021 Early Acceptance
  • 21.12.2021 Early Payment
  • 19.01.2022 Standard Paper Submission
  • 24.01.2022 Standard Acceptance
  • 07.02.2022 Standard Payment
  • 24.-25.3.2022 The Conference