Since its inception, the Department of Economic Theory has placed emphasis not only on pedagogical activities, but also on the development of scientific research activities. Research projects are primarily focused on basic and applied research. Many of them are connected with university education, cooperation with social and economic practice at home and abroad.

The Department currently focuses its scientific research activities in the following areas of research:


Collaboration for Effective Digital Education (D-COLLAB) - program Erasmus+

Project duration: 03/2021 - 02/2023
Project coordinator: University of Economics in Bratislava - prof. Ing. Anetta Čaplánová, PhD., Ing. Ľubomír Darmo, PhD.
Project partners: University of Cyprus (Cyprus), FOR SRL (Italy), M&M Profuture Training, S.L. (Spain)
Main goal of the project: The project is focused on the digitalization of education at all its level. The D-COLLAB project focuses on finding and implementing effective methods of teaching and learning at the tertiary level of education in the digital environment, and it will contribute to streamline digitalization of teaching.

The competitiveness of the Slovak Republic in the European Union            

Project duration: 2020 - 2022
Project leader: Brinčíková Zuzana, Ing., PhD.         
Project members: Ing. Ľubomír Darmo, PhD., Ing. Ivana Lennerová, PhD., Ing. Alexandra Veselková, PhD., doc. Ing. Vieroslava Holková, CSc.  
Main goal of the project: The main objective of the project is to analyze the competitiveness and comparative advantages of the Slovak Republic as a source of economic growth and to analyze the main factors that allow their formation, growth, and application for the development of the economy.


Implications of Behavioral Economics for Streamlining the Functioning of Current Economies           

Project duration: 2019 - 2022
Project leader: Čaplánová Anetta, prof. Ing., PhD.       
Project membersIng. Eleonóra Matoušková, PhD., Ing. Eva Sirakovová 
Main goal of the project: The main goal of the project is to use the knowledge of behavioural economics to deepen the understanding of individual decision–making processes in micro and macro sphere, to identify deviations of rational behaviour in these processes, to define and test appropriate mechanisms of nudging which can contribute to people making better decisions. If the deviation of individuals from rational behaviour decrease, it will lead to the increase in individual welfare, which will also create preconditions for an increase the social welfare as a whole.


Macroeconomic and microeconomic aspects of indebtedness of countries and economic subjects in the European Union      

Project duration: 2019 - 2022
Project leaderNovak Marcel, Ing., PhD.        
Project membersIng. Ľubomír Darmo, PhD., prof. Ing. Ján Lisý, PhD., Ing. Karol Trnovský, PhD., doc. Ing. Vieroslava Holková, CSc., Ing. Alexandra Veselková, PhD.,  prof. Ing. Eva Muchová, PhD., Ing. Katarína Detersová, Ing. Agáta Šuláková, Ing. Peter Leško, PhD., doc. Ing. Marta Martincová, PhD.  
Main goal of the project: The aim of the project is to assess the impact of public debt on the macroeconomic stability of countries as well as the assessment of household indebtedness.


Integration of immigrants in EU countries from the point of view of migration policies        

Project duration: 2019 - 2021   
Project leaderPřívarová Magdaléna, prof. Ing., CSc.         
Project membersIng. Ivana Lennerová , PhD., Ing. Eleonóra Matoušková, PhD., Mgr. Ing. Veronika Véghová
Main goal of the project: The research team will its research focus on reviewing integration policies in the EU countries and outline the main directions that these policies should take, with particular emphasis on the issue of labor market integration, educational integration and cultural integration.

Learn Economics: application of e-learning as a new form of economics education      

Project duration: 2020 - 2022
Project leaderMuchová Eva, prof. Ing., PhD.      
Project membersIng. Peter Leško, PhD., Ing. Ľubomír Darmo, PhD., Ing. Karol Trnovský, PhD., Ing. Katarína Detersová
Main goal of the project: The project focuses on establishing the multimedia and interactive content for courses: Economic Theory 1 (Principles of Microeconomics) and Economic Theory 2 (Principles of Macroeconomics). The project will be based on the recent knowledge and global trends in teaching Economics trough e-learning, the modern teaching techniques and IT technologies. The result of the project will be a creation of interactive multimedia platform generating an online support for teaching economics.


Behavioral Interventions in Local Government: Increasing the Efficiency of Local Public Policies            

Project duration: 2019 - 2022
Project leaderČaplánová Anetta, prof. Ing., PhD.       
Project membersIng. Eva Sirakovova
Main goal of the project: The overall goal of the project is to create a comprehensive catalog of systematic, inexpensive, behavioral interventions (nudges and others) and the ways to improve public governance at municipal level.

The results of the research are presented by the members of the Department at many international and domestic scientific conferences. Subsequently, they publish them in scientific journals and conference proceedings, while many results are also reflected in the pedagogical process.