prof. PhDr. Ladislav Krištoufek, Ph.D.

Vice-Rector for Research

+420 224 491 280

Rectorate of Charles University

Department of Science and Research

Ovocný trh 560/5

116 36 Prague 1


  • Institutional funding for science and research

  • External funding of science and research

  • Science evaluation (internal and external)

  • Junior science, doctoral studies

  • Scientific institutional cooperation

Professional profile:

Graduated in economics from the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, where he now teaches econometrics, data analysis and data science. He also spent six months as a research fellow at Warwick Business School. At the age of 35, he became one of the youngest professors in the social sciences at Charles University. His current research interests are primarily in cryptoassets/cryptocurrencies, as well as a wide range of primarily financial and energy topics. According to various rankings, he is currently the most cited social science researcher working in the Czech Republic.

Work experience:

  • since 2022 - Vice-Rector for Research

  • since 2022 - Member of the Research, Development and Innovation Council

  • 2018 to 2022 - Vice-Dean for Student Affairs at Charles University

  • from 2020 - Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, CU

  • from 2018 - Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

  • 2014 to 2015 - Research Fellow, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick


  • 2020 - Professor (Economics, CU)

  • 2016 - Associate Professor (Economics, CU)

  • 2013 - Ph.D. (Economics, Faculty of Social Studies at CU)

  • 2004 to 2010 - B.Sc., M.Sc., PhDr. (Faculty of Social Studies at CU)

Teaching activity:

Lecturer at the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Studies at CU (econometrics, data analysis, data science); supervisor or consultant of more than 100 theses.

Foreign internships:

2014 to 2015 - six-month research fellowship in Behavioural Science Group at Warwick Business School

2011 – short term research fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley

Publication and creative activities:

Selected grants:

  • 2023 to 2025 - Principal Investigator, GA CR, "Deep dive into decentralized finance: Market microstructure, and behavioural and psychological patterns"

  • 2020 to 2022 - Principal Investigator, GA CR, "Cryptoassets: Pricing, interconnectedness, mining and their interactions"

  • 2017 to 2019 - Principal Investigator, GA CR, "Multifractal analysis in finance: Extreme events, portfolio and risk management, and market complexity"

  • 2014 to 2017 - Principal Investigator, GA CR, "Bivariate long memory of financial time series"

  • 2014 to 2016 - Member of the research team, FP7 EC, "FINMAP Financial Distortions and Macroeconomic Performance: Expectations, Constraints and Interaction of Agents"

  • 2013 to 2015 - Team member, Research Councils UK, "Big Data, Innovations and New Business Models"

Scientific Profile (ORCID):

Personal website:


"Correlation is not causation."

Interests, hobbies:

Finding time for interests and hobbies. Has a decent collection of valuable, less valuable, and worthless Magic: The Gathering cards and digital tokens.

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