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Jan Fidrmuc, MA, Ph.D.

Jan Fidrmuc is an internal member of ERUNI Open Research Ostrava and an external member of the Department of Economics and Economic Policy at the European Research University. He received his PhD degree from the Centre for Economic Research (CentER) at Tilburg University in the Netherlands in 1999. He is a recipient of the Accueil de talents 2020 research grant at Lille Économie Management (LEM), Université de Lille, where he is also based. He is also an external advisor to the Institute for Strategy and Analysis (ISA) at the Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic. Previously, he worked at the Centre for European Integration Studies (ZEI) at the University of Bonn, Trinity College Dublin and at the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Brunel University London. Jan Fidrmuc’s research interests include political economy, economic development, institutional economics and labour economics. He also teaches or supervises several courses in this field at the European Research University. He has published his research in leading European and international peer-reviewed journals such as the European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Common Market Studies, Electoral Studies, World Development and Journal of International Money and Finance.



in Economics, Center for Economic Research, Tilburg University, 1999; 


in Economics, University of Missouri–Columbia, 1994; 


in Accounting, University of Economics, Bratislava, 1993. 


2004–2020 Senior Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, Brunel University, 

2015–2020 Founding Head (2015-2018) and External Advisor (2018-2020), Institute for Strategy and Analysis (ISA), Government Office of the Slovak Republic, 

2011–2012 Member of the Accreditation Commission of the Slovak Republic, advisory body of the Government of the Slovak Republic,

2002–2004 Marie Curie Fellow, European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES), Université Libre de Bruxelles, 

2001–2002 Lecturer, Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 

2000–2001 Visiting Researcher (part-time), European Comparative Analysis Unit, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, The Hague,  

1999–2001 Senior Fellow, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), University of Bonn, 

1995–1999 PhD Student, Center for Economic Research, Tilburg University, 

Publications (last 5 years, selected)

FIDRMUC, J., HULÉNYI, M. and ZAJKOWSKA, O. The long and winding road to find the impact of EU funds on regional growth: IV and spatial analyses. Regional Studies. 2023, 1-18. ISSN 0034-3404. 

STEINER, N. D.; BERLINSCHI, R., FARVAQUE, E., FIDRMUC, J., HARMS, P., MIHAILOV, A., NEUGART, M. and STANEK, P. Rallying around the EU flag: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and attitudes toward European integration. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. 2023, 61(2), 283-301. ISSN 0021-9886. 

WANG, H., HAN, Y., FIDRMUC, J. and WEI, D. Confucius Institute, Belt and Road Initiative, and Internationalization. International Review of Economics & Finance. 2021, 71, 237-256. ISSN 10590560. 

WANG, H., FIDRMUC, J. and LUO, Q. A spatial analysis of inward FDI and urban–rural wage inequality in China. Economic Systems. 2021, 45(3) ISSN 09393625. 

GHALIA, T., FIDRMUC, J., SAMARGANDI, N. and SOHAG, K. Institutional quality, political risk and tourism. Tourism Management Perspectives. 2019, 32. ISSN 22119736. 


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