Dr. Jakub Drápal is an Assistant Professor (on leave) at Charles University’s Faculty of Law and a researcher at the Czech Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Leiden University (until fall 2024), specializing in sentencing and penal policy in Central and Eastern Europe. His research uniquely blends legal, criminological, and empirical perspectives. He studied law at Charles University and criminology at the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Josef Montag holds a PhD in Law and Economics from the University of Turin. His research is mostly empirical, often using experimental methods. He deals with questions pertaining to criminal behavior, judicial heterogeneity, gender gap, ethnic discrimination, housing, and unemployment. He serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Law, Charles University.
Dr. Sven Hoeppner is a trained economist and lawyer serving as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Law, Charles University. He received his PhD in law from Ghent University. His research interests include transaction and institution design, contract theory and contract design, auctions and bargaining, economics of insolvency, economic equality, and law and technology, especially the intersection of algorithmic decision-making and institution design. Sven mainly uses experimental and quantitative methods as well as some computational tools to conduct his research.
Dr. Libor Dušek is an academic specializing in Law and Economics, Economics of Crime, and Public Economics, having earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is the Chair and Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Law, Charles University. His research focuses on the impact of sanction design on illegal behavior, alternative criminal procedures, and tax policy. Dušek actively contributes to academia through teaching, PhD supervision, and engaging in funded research projects. Additionally, he serves as a member of the National Economic Council, which advises the Czech government on various economic and social issues.