We’re combining findings from economics, psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroscience. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to focus on human decision-making at a very complex level.
We run one of three large-capacity laboratories in the Czech Republic used for research on human decision-making. Seventeen terminals separated by partitions allow us to get data from up to 100 participants a day, thanks to which we’re also involved in larger international research projects.
Our research has something to offer – by publishing their results in impacted international academic journals, we contribute to the better name of the Czech Republic in the field of science.
One of our goals is to build an international platform for knowledge exchange by teaching at universities and by organizing conferences and summer schools. We cooperate with CEVRO Institute, where we teach modern approaches to public policy making or behavioral finance. Our members also teach at for example the University of Economics, Prague, and the Charles University.
We want the findings from the fields we’re interested in to be available to all who are interested in it in a comprehensible form – therefore we organize conferences, lectures, and workshops and we write popularizing articles for the general public.
We implement the results of laboratory and field experiments into public policies (such as unemployment, energy sustainability or health) and into the decision-making processes of individuals, companies, government, public and other organizations (e.g. managerial decision making) thus we contribute to better legislation or more comfortable workplace conditions.
Vojtech is CEBEX’s managing director since 2016. Since then he launched CEBEX’s main educational projects – Prague Conference on Behavioral Sciences and CEBEX Summer School on Behavioral Sciences. With his unique academic background in economics and evolutionary psychology, he does research on evolutionary roots of human decision-making. Vojtěch is a part of an international faculty at CEVRO PPE, visiting lecturer at University of Bucharest (RO) and University of Urbino (IT), and a research affiliate at Chapman University (US).
Areas of interest: managerial decision-making, behavioral public policy, the evolution of decision-making
Dominik is studying psychology at the Faculty of Education of Charles University. In CEBEX, he takes care of organization of events and experiments.
Researcher, Member of the Board
Marek graduated from the MSc program in Psychology at Charles University in Prague and from the MBA program at the University of Economics, Prague. He has more than five years of experience with research design and data analysis in projects ranging from neuropsychology to psychodiagnostics. His main research interests are automatic moral judgments and heuristics as well as biases in therapeutic context. He is a Ph.D. candidate at both Charles University and the University of Economics.
Anna graduated in psychology and currently, she’s a researcher of the National Institute of Mental Health – in the Virtual Reality in Neuroscience team, she develops applications focused on, for example, treatment of phobias or meditation practice in virtual reality. She’s interested in cognitive science – as a researcher, she has spent almost a year at Central European University in Budapest. Anna also likes work psychology and behavioral economics. She’s currently preparing workshops aimed at increasing the data literacy in the general public.
Petr Koblovský, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Board
Petr holds diplomas from several universities, including Charles Univeristy in Prague and Yale Law School. He also spent one year as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. He has extensive experience of lecturing at universities as well as working as a commercial lawyer (e.g. Allen and Overy). His research interests include law and economics of property and contracts, behavioral economics and moral psychology.
prof. Josef Šíma, Ph.D.
Member of the Board
Professor Josef Šíma graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, where he obtained Ph.D. degree in 2001. In 2005 he became associate professor, and in 2008, he became full professor of economics. Since 2009, Josef Šíma is a president of the CEVRO Institute.
Bart Wilson, Ph.D.
předseda akademické rady, Chapman University (USA)
Bart Wilson has joint appointments with the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the Fowler School of Law. His broad fields of specialty are industrial organization and experimental economics. He is currently pursuing research on the foundations of exchange and specialization and the origins of property right systems in laboratory economies. His other research programs apply the experimental method to topics in gasoline markets, e-commerce, electric power deregulation, and antitrust. Dr. Wilson is part of a team, lead by Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith, that will create and run the new Economic Science Institute at Chapman.
prof. Daniel Houser, Ph.D.
George Mason University (USA)
Daniel Houser is Professor and Chairman of Economics at George Mason University, where he is also Director of Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith’s Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES), a research institution focused on advancing the newest frontiers of experimental and behavioral economics. After earning his undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Houser received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota. He has made fundamental contributions to multiple subfields of economics with his research published in leading journals of economics, psychology, political science and general science.
Rodica Ianole, Ph.D.
University of Bucharest (ROU)
Rodica is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, Romania. She holds a PhD in Behavioral Economics, a master degree in Economic Cybernetics and Quantitative Economics and a bachelor degree in Business Administration. She is author of the book Applied Behavioral Economics Research and Trends.
In the Center of Behavioral Experiments (CEBEX) we deal with human decision-making. Our research combines findings from economics, psychology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience. To keep our finger on the pulse of time, we organize an international conference, and we pass our acquired knowledge by lecturing at both Czech and international universities and at our summer school.