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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Mgr. et Mgr. Eva Horváthová, Ph.D.


Position: researcher

Branch: Department of the Human Dimensions of Global Change

Workplace: ÚVGZ AV ČR, v. v. i.V Jirchářích 149/6Praha110 00



Research Focus

Non-market valuation; social cost-benefit analysis; economics of ecosystems; natural capital accounting; climate change adaptation; ecosystem services; valuation of ecosystem services; cost-based valuation methods; replacement cost method


2008 – 2016: Ph.D. programme, Environmental studies, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague

2002 – 2004: Mgr. degree in Economics, Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague

1997 – 2002: Mgr. degree in Environmental science, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague


1/2019+ Researcher – Global Change Research Institute CAS

2021- 2023 Researcher – Mendel University in Brno

2017 – 2022 Lecturer – Introduction to Environmental Economics (BA level), Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Economics in Prague

2004-2013: European Privatization & Investment Corporation – Project Manager


2004 – Honor of the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University for excellent Mgr. Thesis

Grants – principal investigator

The Czech Science Foundation (GACR) č. 20-18261S – The Economic Consequences of Natural Catastrophes (2020 – 2022), principal investigator

Charles University Grant Agency (GA UK) n. 25309 – Environmental regulation and firm financial performance, principal investigator


SELINA – Science for Evidence-based and sustainabLe decIsions about NAtural capital:

One Nature Project  – LIFE-IP: N2K Revisited:

MAIA – Mapping and Assessment for Integrated Ecosystem Accounting:

LIFE Tree Check:

LIFE Local Adapt – Integration of climate change adaptation into the work of local authorities:

Important research visits and fellowships

2003/1-6: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculty of Economics, Lisbon, Portugal, EU Student Exchange Program Socrates


Czech Association of Agrarian and Environmental Economists and Sociologists

Brief scientometrics

Articles in journals with impact factor: 

Horváthová, E., Baďura, T., Duchková, H. (2021) The Value of the Shading Function of Urban Trees: A Replacement Cost Approach. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 62, 127166,

Hartwell, C., Horváth, R., Horváthová, E., Popova, 0. (2021)  Natural Resources and Income Inequality in Developed Countries: Synthetic Control Method Evidence. Empirical Economics, 1-42

Horváthová, E. (2012) The impact of environmental performance on firm performance: Short-term costs and long-term benefits? Ecological Economics 84, 91-97

Horváthová, E. (2010) Does environmental performance affect financial performance? A meta-analysis. Ecological Economics 70 (1), 52-59

Fidrmuc, J., Horváth, R., Horváthová, E. (2010) Corporate interest rates and the financial accelerator in the Czech Republic. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade 46 (4), 41-54

Horvath, R., Kolomazníková, E. (2003) Individual decision-making to commit a crime: A survey of early models. Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver) 53 (3-4), 154-168

Other articles:

Horváthová, E. (2022). Analysis of Drinking Water treatment costs – with an Application to Groundwater Purification Valuation. One Ecosystem, 7, e82125.

Jakubcová, E., Horváthová, E. (2020) Costs and Benefits of Green Tramway Tracks. Scientia Agriculturae Bohemica, 51, 99-106. DOI: 10.2478/sab-2020-0012

Horváthová, E. (2020) Why Do Firms Voluntarily Adopt Environmental Management Systems? The Case of the Czech Republic.  Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis 2020, 68, 157-168.

Hartwell, C., Horvath, R., Horváthová, E., Popova O. (2019) Democratic Institutions, Natural Resources, and Income Inequality. Comparative Economic Studies, 61(4), 531-550