Economics Teacher at UWC Adriatic, Duino-Aurisina (Trieste), Italy
Research Fellow at Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI), Bratislava, Slovakia
Instructor in the Mid-Career Master of Public Administration Program at Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge (MA), USA
Marek Hlavac, MPP, Ph.D. is a political economist. He teaches economics at UWC Adriatic in Duino, Italy. In addition, he is a Research Fellow at the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) in Bratislava, Slovakia. In the summers, he teaches microeconomics to Mid-Career Master in Public Administration students at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research focuses on labor economics, the political economy of redistribution, and on applied issues in international political economy. His popular writings and op-ed commentaries have, futhermore, appeared in a variety of Slovak media outlets.
Dr. Hlavac has taught, among other courses, an undergraduate seminar on the Nobel Prize-Winning Contributions to Economics in Harvard's Economics Department. He is a five-time recipient of the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, and has also been awarded the Harvard Kennedy School Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching. With Harry J. Holzer, a former Chief Economist at the United States Department of Labor, Dr. Hlavac is the author of analyses of historical and recent labor market developments in the United States. In addition, he is the author of 'stargazer,' a widely used package for the R statistical programming language that produces publication-quality regression tables.
In the past, Dr. Hlavac has worked as a research assistant in the World Bank’s Development Economics Research Department, and as a Research Analyst at NERA Economic Consulting, where he focused on antitrust cases and litigation in the health care industry. He has also collaborated with the Institute for Financial Policy, the main analytical unit of the Slovak Ministry of Finance, where he co-authored a study of the country's brain drain problem.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, summa cum laude, from Princeton University, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. At Princeton University, he was awarded the Halbert White’72 Prize for the most outstanding economics student, as well as an award for the best research thesis.