IISES International Academic Conference, Prague

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Vojtech Kotrba, Ph.D
Prague University of Economics and Business, Czech Republic

Vojtech Kotrba is an Assistant Professor at the University of Economics and Business in Prague with focus on sports economics, applied microeconomics, behavioral economics, experimental economics and decision-making.

Dr. Kotrba will deliver a a keynote speech titled: "How ESG Influences Corporate Performance in the Digital Sector"


Kotrba, V. (2024). The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale by John A. List (book review). Panoeconomicus, 71(2), 315-322.

Loník, I., & Kotrba, V. (2024). The key importance of spending on research and development in Formula One. Managerial and Decision Economics, 45(1), 70–79. https://doi.org/10.1002/mde.3983

Kotrba, V. (2023). Testing “hot hand” hypothesis at the individual athletes' level in soccer''. Economics Bulletin43(3), 1356-1365.

Rejthar, J., & Kotrba, V. (2023). Confirmation of the validity of the HLTV ranking. ICGA Journal, 45(1), 2-15. https://doi.org/10.3233/ICG-230229

Kotrba, V. (2023). Absent audience effect on Mixed Martial Arts performance during COVID-19. Ido Movement for Culture. Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology, in press.

Kotrba, V. (2023). Can a fighter develop glass jaw? Statistical evidence from mixed martial arts. Revista De Artes Marciales Asiáticas, 18(2), 95–102. https://doi.org/10.18002/rama.v18i2.6205

Frejlich, P., Chytilová, H., Kotrba, V. & Kotrba, P. (2023). Experimentální ověření platnosti Barrovy-Ricardovy ekvivalence. Politická ekonomie, 71(4), 366–389. https://doi.org/10.18267/j.polek.1387

Kotrba, V., & Dwyer, B. (2022). Examining racial discrimination in fantasy team selection: the case of Czech soccer fans. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 13(2), 248-267. https://doi.org/10.1108/SBM-02-2022-0012

Kotrba, V. (2021). Chtějí lidé skutečně vědět více? (book review). Politická ekonomie, 2021, 69 (5), 619–624, https://doi.org/10.18267/j.polek.1330

Kotrba, V. & Holman, R. (2021). Sports market as a data source for economics: With special emphasis on betting and fantasy sports. International Journal of Economic Sciences, 10(1), 53-70. http://doi.org/10.52950/ES.2021.10.1.004

Kotrba, V. (2021). Nationality-based prejudice in sports: Fan demand for foreign athletes in the Czech Republic. International Journal of Sport Finance, 16(1), 3-15. http://doi.org/10.32731/IJSF/161.022021.01

Kotrba, V. (2020). More information, more points: Analyzing the time of filling the team in fantasy sport. Scientia et Societas, 16(2), 54-65.

Kotrba, V. (2020). Heuristics in fantasy sports: Is it profitable to strategize based on favourite of the match?. Mind & Society, 19(1), 195-206. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11299-020-00231-7

Kotrba, V. (2019). Direct preferences of sports fans: Is there a superstar effect in the fantasy league?. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 78, 89-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2018.12.010

Employment and affiliations

Prague University of Economics and Business, Faculty of Economics: Assistant professor (9/2020-present), Manager of Laboratory of Experimental Economics (10/2022-present)

Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Faculty of Social and Economic Studies: Assistant Professor (2/2020-present)

Thammasat Business School, Department of Finance: Researcher (5/2024-present)

University of New York in Prague, Department of Business Administration: Researcher (10/2022-present)

Generali Czech Insurance Company: Analytics Consulting (7/2020-12/2021), Senior Analyst of CRM (1/2020-06/2020)

Czech Insurance Company: Senior Analyst of CRM (6/2019-12/2019), Analyst of CRM (4/2017-5/2019), Junior Analyst of CRM (4/2015-3/2017)

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs: Assistant - Independent Analysis and Strategy Department (11/2014 - 12/2014)

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