The international scientific conference organised in the era of science diplomacy and frontier research aims to provide a forum for exchanging state-of-the-art knowledge and findings of doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars.



Édouard Turkisch

Edouard Turkisch is a Senior Economist and Policy Analyst at the European Commission, where he has been dealing with fiscal issues, investment and structural reforms, as well as with euro area issues. Previously he was an Economist at the OECD, where his work focused on emerging economies, sovereign wealth funds, China's development and its impact on developing countries, economic diversification in Russia and other related issues. At the OECD, he also dealt with public governance in OECD and emerging economies. He also worked at the French Treasury on financial sector issues.

He is also currently a research associate at the University of Paris West Nanterre, and sometimes teaches economics in France, Russia and Slovakia.

Mr. Turkisch holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a PhD in International Economics from the University of Paris West Nanterre. He also holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan.


Silvester van Koten

Associate professor and Chair of the Department of Institutional Economics at the University of Economics in Prague, Visiting professor at the New Economic School in Moscow

He is an economist specializing in Energy Economics and Economics Experiments with a special interest in the economics of electricity markets, renewables and regulation. He received Ph.D. at CERGE-EI in 2009. He is also hold a MA in Psychology from Utrecht University. Presently, is an Associate Professor (docent) at the Department of Institutional Economics at the University of Economics in Prague and a visiting Professor at CERGE-EI and the New Economic School in Moscow.

His present research 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. He also presented his research at numerous international conferences (such as EEA-ESEM, EARIE, ESA, EEM, and Economics of Energy Markets).

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