Pavel Kuchar

Pavel Kuchar


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    Biographical details

    Pavel Kuchař is a Lecturer at the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London. Prior to joining King’s Pavel worked at the University of Bristol, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China). He holds a PhD (2014) in Economics from the University of Turin (Italy) and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Economics in Prague (Czech Republic).

    Pavel is a member of The World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR), and The History of Economic Thought Society (THETS). His writings can be accessed through his website.

    Research interests

    Looking into the role of institutional infrastructures in facilitating the functioning of markets Pavel’s research has been focused on theories of entrepreneurship, economics of institutions, and the history of economics.

    In 2019, Pavel’s co-authored paper “Lachmann and Shackle: On the Joint Production of Interpretation Instruments” was awarded the Warren Samuels Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology.

    Pavel is also a co-editor of a volume on Governing Markets as Knowledge Commons (2021, Cambridge University Press).

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Comparative Analysis of Institutions, Economics and Law, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Turin

    Award Date: 21 Apr 2014

    External positions

    Fellow, Higher Education Academy

    2020 → …


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