Wadim Strielkowski

Professor Wadim Strielkowski is a Czech economist and multidisciplinary scientist from Prague, Czech Republic. Even his adversaries rightfully recognize him as a prolific academic writer, an expert on publishing in journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science, and a succesful globetrotting entrepreneur. He often acts as the national expert in the evaluation of various EU-funded projects and grant schemes, as well as of the educational systems of the EU and Russian Federation.

Professor Strielkowski is a Director of Centre for Scientometrics Research and Assistant Director of the Centre for Energy Studies at Prague Business School, Honorary Professor of Ural State University of Economics, and a Director of Prague Institute for Qualification Enhancement

He recieved his Master degree in Economics from the Charles University in Prague, and a second Master degree in Political Economy from the University of Siena. He gained his Ph.D. for the dissertation on the Economics of Migration from the Charles University in Prague and his second Ph.D. for his dissertation on the Economics of Small and Medium Enteprises in the Context of Rural Development from the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

He worked as Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, as an Assistant Professor at the Charles University in Prague, and as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. He is an author and co-author of over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals (including 120+ papers indexed in Scopus and 80+ papers indexed in Web of Science).

Research fields: Scientometrics, Energy Economics and Policy, Tourism Management, Labor Economics, International Migration

Citations: Google Scholar


Economic potential of Hallowen

Halloween is the holiday that originated from the Celtic rituals in Ireland and the United Kingdom only to be brought by the migrants to the United States to become an event that can now only be compared to Christmas when it comes to its economic and business potential, overall sales, as well as its economic significance. In 2017, it is expected that American consumers will spend about $9.1 billion on Halloween festivities, an almost 10% increase compared to the same figure in 2016. My Halloween paper employs econometric analysis to estimate the profits obtained from the sales of Halloween-related goods and activities. It scrutinizes two empirical models of Halloween spending that include macroeconomic variables such as the sales data for the traditional Halloween paraphernalia: Halloween pumpkins, as well as the three groups of products (candies, costumes and decorations). We find that the share of more “consumer-focused” Halloween products have gradually increased over the years in relation to the share of more “traditional” products.

Operation "Anthropoid" smartphone game

Check out the smartphone app & geolocation quest I developed: Operation Anthropoid is a story of assassination of "3rd most dangerous man in the Third Reich" Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak SOE parachutists trained by British SOE in the United Kingdom. It was a hit-and-run operation, except there was nowhere to run. Moreover, it was a story or unprecedented heroism and bravery. Operation Anthropoid remains one of the Prague's most intriguing and thrilling stories and constitutes an enormous tourism potential for the Czech capital. Watch the video (an interview for AdCamp 2015) that tells about the project (in Czech).

I spent two years collecting data and material for using its potential in promoting the tourist cultural heritage of Prague. Based on the innovative marketing research and together with GEOFUN, we created a geolocation game called "Anthropoid" for smartphones and tablets that combines a quest, a narrative, and a guide of the places related to the events of 1942 Nazi-torn Prague. Watch a report by the Czech Television coverning our Anthropoid game app!

Read my essay "Universites and their cities" at Times Higher Education supplement

From the very origins in medieval Europe, universities had two main economic purposes: i) being the places for the representatives of the powerful political and business elites to meet and to get to know each other, and ii) preparing the offsprings of those business elites to take over their family businesses.

On the marketing potential of Halloween for the Czech media: http://strategie.e15.cz/zurnal/halloweensky-marketing-vytlacuje-dusicky-1324589

Science & Vie: who will get a Nobel Prize?

A prestigious French popular science magazine "Science & Vie" listed my paper on its list of "35 novel discoveries that are worth a Nobel Prize (but will probably never get it)" :)! In the paper, me and my colleagues mathematically prove the possibilty of co-existence of vampires and humans. Have you seen a vampire? No? Well, they know how to co-exist :) The full text of the article at "Science & Vie" can be found here

Academic witch hunts in the Czech Republic

Read my blog about the controversial practices in the Czech academia:


Halloween interview: do vampires and humans live in harmony?

Check my interview with Kieren Monks published in Metro.us on Halloween 2013 in which I speak about vampires who might live among us. The interview can be downloaded here.

Emily Welkins website

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Supernatural Economics

Read my Supernatural Economics blog

Burning Man Project

Read my recent paper "Lucrative Circus in the Desert: Economics of Burning Man".

Improbable research

My serious research on a ridiculous topic has found its way to the the academic and popular science journals. It demonstrates that peaceful co-existence of humans and vampires is possible: 
  • Strielkowski, W., Lisin, E., Welkins, E. (2013). Co-Existence of Vampires and Humans Is Possible: Proofs Based on Models Derived from Fiction Literature, Comic Books and Films. Annals of Improbable Research, 19(1), 11-16. download 
  • Strielkowski, W., Lisin, E., Welkins, E. (2013). How to Stop a Vampiric Infection? Using Mathematical Modeling to Fight Infectious Diseases. Applied Mathematical Sciences, 7(84), 4195-4202. download

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Vampires exist!

Take a look at the results of this improbable research! Vampires do exist and this is a scientifically-proved fact now. 

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