How much damage to human health can be linked to environmental degradation?
  • we quantify the external costs associated with burning fossil fuels (called externalities) using the ExternE’s Impact Pathway Analysis
  • we conduct studies on economic valuation of health risks associated with air pollution and chemicals (willingness to pay for reduced risks of respiratory disease, cancer, fertility, low birth weight or impaired child development)
  • we examine the economic value of the risk of premature death (including the value of a statistical life) for the purpose of analysing policy benefits
  • assessing the health risks associated with climate change, quantifying the benefits of reducing tick-borne health risks
  • analyse lifestyle and consumption patterns that have a negative (food) or positive (active mobility) impact on human health

Team members

JUDr. Vojtěch Máca, Ph.D.

Researcher at SEEPIA and the Charles University Environment Centre


tel.: +420 220 199 478

Topics: Environmental law and economics (quantification of externalities, economic instruments, non-market valuation methods)

Publications:  own list |  Orcid – Scopus – ResearcherId

Mgr. Iva Zvěřinová, Ph.D.

Mgr. Iva Zvěřinová, Ph.D.

Researcher at SEEPIA and the Charles University Environment Centre

tel.: +420 220 199 479

Topics: public acceptability of climate change policies, environmentally significant behaviour (energy use in households, purchase and use of electric vehicles, and consumption of organic food), non-market valuation with focus on health benefits, health and environmental risk perception

Publications: Orcid – Scopus – ResearcherId, other publications on Researchgate

Teaching: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Environmental sociology

Mgr. Milan Ščasný, Ph.D.

Mgr. Milan Ščasný, Ph.D.

Head of the Department of Environmental Economics and Sociology, Charles University Environment Centre, researcher


tel.: +420 220 199 477

Topics: consumer behaviour and household demand, determinants of environmentally-significant behaviour, non-market valuation with a special focus on health risks and health benefits, assessment of economic and environmental impacts of regulation, distributional aspects of environmental regulation, quantification of environmental damage and external costs

Publications: Orcid – Scopus – ResearcherId, other publications on ResearchGate a EconPapers

Teaching: Environmental Economics (Institute of Economic Studies, FSV CUNI, master program)

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