Jan Libich joined the Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University in July 2005. Prior to this appointment he completed his PhD at the School of Economics, University of New South Wales in Sydney and earlier degrees at the Prague School of Economics. He was a Research Associate, Centre for Applied Microeconomic Analysis, ANU (Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks section).
Jan's research focuses on macroeconomic topics, primarily monetary and fiscal policies, as well as microeconomic areas of game theory and sports economics. It uses both theoretic modelling and state-of-the-art empirical methods.
In addition to authoring a 340-page book on economic policy (https://cengage.com.au/product/title/real-world-economic-policy-insights-from-lead/isbn/9780170364386) and co-authoring two leading textbooks, he has published 30 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Surveys, European Journal of Political Economy, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Sports Economics etc.
Over the past decade Jan has presented his research at well over 100 seminars and conferences. This included the 2008 and 2012 American Economic Association meetings, high-profile universities (such as George Mason and London School of Economics), influential policy institutions such the International Monetary Fund, and ten central banks (e.g. the European Central Bank, the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Reserve Bank of Australia).
Jan is also a dedicated teacher who has received a number of awards for his contributions to students' learning, including the Australian government's Citation for "Outstanding contribution to student learning". He was also the winner of the UniJobs Lecturer of the Year award for La Trobe University (ranked No 1 all of academics) based on student nominations - four years in a row.