24th European Scientific Conference of Doctoral Students

Each year, the Faculty of Business and Economics of Mendel University in Brno sponsors and coordinates the PhD Student Conference called PEFnet. The conference provides an opportunity for PhD students around the world to present their work and interact with other students and scientific investigators. The objective of the conference is to bring young researchers and PhD students to share experience and original research contributions on selected topics concerning economic studies. 

The main objective of the conference is to provide students of doctoral study programmes of Czech and foreign universities with the opportunity to present results of their research activities and to get feedback and recommendations for further research from senior researchers as well as other conference participants.

The official language of the conference is English. Translation and interpreting services will not be available.

Conference participants will receive a printed version of the Book of Extended Abstracts. An on-line version of the Book of Abstracts will be available on the conference website.  


Download the Book of Extended Abstracts here (last update 18.11.2020).



Jan Hanousek Keynote speaker Robert Jahoda Keynote speaker

Jan Hanousek

Professor of Economics at Charles University, CERGE-EI

Robert Jahoda

Associate Professor of Public Economics at Masaryk University


  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Corporate finance
  • Economics and Economic Policy
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Industry 4.0. and Labour Market: Social and Economic Perspectives
  • Management
  • Marketing and Trade
  • Quantitative Methods


  • Conference fee differs for onsite and online participation. The registration fee is free of charge for the active students of FBE MENDELU.

See section Registration & Payment for more information.

  • Registration opening: 1. 9. 2020
  • Deadline for registration and extended abstract submission: 19. 10. 2020
  • Deadline for payment: 20. 10. 2020
  • Deadline for paper submission*: 2. 11. 2020
  • Conference: 26. 11. 2020

*The submission of the full paper is voluntary but highly recommended because the conference uses the system of paper discussions held by senior researchers. Without submitting the full paper, the feedback can be provided only on the basis of extended abstract and paper presentation at the conference. All rights to the paper remain to the author.


Update from 5th November 2020: The conference will be held only online via MS Teams.

The conference will take place both onsite in Brno in traditional format and online via MS Teams. Online participants will have the access to plenary session and parallel sessions as it is in traditional format. 


Scientific Board

  • doc. Mgr. David Hampel, Ph.D. (chair)
  • doc. Ing. František Dařena, Ph.D.
  • doc. Ing. Svatopluk Kapounek, Ph.D.
  • doc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D. 

Organisation Board

  • Ing. Hana Vránová (chair)
  • Ing. Dominika Doubková
  • Ing. Andrea Prudilová
  • Ing. Barbora Šiklová 


In case of any questions contact us at pefnet@mendelu.cz.


  • 01.09.2020 Registration Start
  • 19.10.2020 Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 20.10.2020 Payment Deadline
  • 02.11.2020 Full Paper Submission
  • 26.11.2020 The Conference