IWWG - International Waste Working Group is a non-profit association that aims to provide a forum to encourage economic and ecological waste management world-wide and to promote scientific advancement in the field

Jan Slavik

University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Usti nad Labem (CZ)

Managing Board
Chair IWWG TGs

Why I joined IWWG

Between IWWG-members I found not only excellent scientists, but also most inspiring people I ever met. IWWG has a great potential for interdisciplinary collaboration in the research agenda, in the exchange of innovative thoughts, or in the mobility of students. I found worthwhile to set economics into the centre of attention of natural scientists or engineers and to create a scientific hub for future partnerships.


2022 - present

Jan Evangelista Purkyne University (CZ)

Vice-rector for Research

2014 - 2022

Jan Evangelista Purkyne University (CZ)

Vice-dean for Research (Faculty of Social and Economic Studies)

He has been managing the course “Management of Public Services” as Associate Professor since 2018. He has been implementing research motivation program, new Ph.D. programs and chairing master program “Economics and Management of Public Sector”.

2003 - present

IEEP, Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy (CZ)


Main research interest

Economics of Waste, Environmental Policy Instruments Evaluation, Recycling Behaviour, Intermunicipal Cooperation

Most relevant projects

• Demographic development and behavioural aspects (e.g., ‘crowding-out effect’) and their impact on the municipal waste charging policy (Czech Science Foundation)
• Unfair competition and other economic factors influencing the efficiency of the provision of public services (Czech Science Foundation)


>15 scientific papers (WoS) and 5 books

Awards / Other

• Best Paper Award (University of Economics, Czech Republic), 2013


e-mail: jan.slavik@ujep.cz
phone: +420 724 939 781