Zdenek Kudrna

Refereed journal articles

Kudrna, Z., Müller P. and Falkner G. (2014). EU-global interactions: policy export, import, promotion and protection, Journal of European Public Policy, published online: 22.5.2014, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2014.906905.

Kudrna, Z. and Gabor, D.(2013) Political risk, crisis and foreign-owned banks in New Member states. Europe Asia Studies, 65 (3), 548-566.

Kudrna, Z. (2012) Cross-border resolution of failed banks in the EU after the crisis: business as usual. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies (50)2.

Kudrna, Z. (2010). Financial crisis: Testing the relationship between foreign banks and the new EU members. Emecon: Employment and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe, 1(1), 1-19.

Kudrna, Z. (2008): Banking Reforms in China: International standards and Chinese specifics. Acta Oeconomica, 58(4), pp. 403-426.

Kudrna, Z., Nollen, S., Pazderník, R. (2005): The Troubled Transition of Czech Banks to Competitive Markets. Post-Communist Economies, Vol. 17, No. 3.

Kudrna, Z., Körner, P., Vychodil, O.: Measuring the Quality of Business Environment in Central Europe, Finance a úvěr: Czech Economic Journal, 12/2002.

Kudrna, Z., Katzová, I., Sedláček, T., Vychodil, O. (2000): Corporate Governance Risk in the Czech Republic, Acta Oeconomica 18(2).

Kudrna, Z. (1998): Institutional view of the railway reforms in Europe, Acta Oeconomica, 16 (1).


Book chapters

Kudrna, Z. and Gabor, D. (2014): Political risk, crisis and foreign-owned banks in New Member states. In: Martin Myant and Jan Drahokoupil (eds.), Transition Economies after 2008 - Responses to the crisis in Russia and Eastern Europe, Routledge, London and New York.

Kudrna Z. (2013): EU financial market regulation: Protecting distinctive policy preferences, In: Gerda Falkner and Patrick Müller (eds.), EU Policies in a Global Perspective: Shaping or taking international regimes? Routledge, London and New York.

Kudrna, Z. (2011): Financial market regulation: A ‘Lamfalussy exit’ from the joint-decision trap. In G. Falkner (Ed.), The EU’s decision traps: Comparing policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kudrna, Z. (2009): Banking Reforms in China: International standards with Chinese specifics. In Choudhur, A. ed. Chinese Banking Sector: Emerging Challenges, Icfai University Press, India.

Kudrna, Z. (2005): Measuring the Quality of Institutions Supporting Financial Markets,  in Mejstřík et al.: Cultivation of Financial Markets in the Czech Republic, Carolinum Charles University Press.



Kudrna, Z. et al.: The Rise and Fall of IPB, eMerit, Praha 2002.


Working papers and policy reports

Kudrna, Z. (2013). Future of pensions. Conference volume from Europe and the Czech Republic in 2113. Vaclav Havel Library, Prague. Forthcoming.

Kudrna, Z. (2013). Untying the knot: EU banking union. Aspen Review Central Europe, 2(2), 73-77.

Kudrna, Z, Müller, P. and Falkner, G. (2013). The EU goes global? Policy Export, Import, Promotion and Protection. Working paper presented at the Institute for European Integration Research, University of Vienna.

Kudrna, Z. (2012). Euro is not doomed. Invited response to an online symposium of the Global politics. Available at http://www.globalpolitics.cz/symposium/is-euro-doomed.

Kudrna, Z. (2012). The Czech Republic and euro: economics in, politics out. Aspen Review Central Europe, 1(1), 76-80.

Kudrna, Z. and Medzihorsky, J. (2012). International banking standards in emerging markets: testing the adaptation thesis in the European Union, IES working paper No. 6, Charles University, Prague.

Kudrna, Z. (2010). Cross-Border resolution of failed banks in the EU: A search for the second-best policies. Institute for European Integration Research Working Paper, (no. 8).

Kudrna, Z. (2010) Introducing counter-cyclicality into prudential regulation: its role in Basel II. Summary report for Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University.

Kudrna, Z. (2009). The EU financial market policy: Evolution, innovation and research outlook. Institute for European Integration Research Working Paper, (no. 4).

Kudrna, Z. (2007): Banking reform in China: Driven by international standards and Chinese specifics. TIGER Working Paper Series No. 109, Warsaw, October. 

Kudrna, Z. (2003): The Expected Effects of the EU Enlargement on the Czech Republic: The Banking Sector, proceedings of the ICEG/AMCHAM conference, Budapest.

Kudrna, Z., Nollen, S., Pazderník, R. (2002): Czech Banks in transition: In and Out of Losses, Leadership Forum.

Benáček, V., Kudrna, Z., Sedláček,T. (2000): Competitiveness of the Czech Economy, Governmental Council for Social and Economic Strategy, Praha.


Book reviews

Kudrna, Z. (2011): Review of Lucia Quaglia’s Governing Financial Services in the European Union. Journal of Common Market Studies, 49 (3), 688-9.
Kudrna, Z. (2004): Review of Mancur Olson’s Power and Prosperity : a review. Acta Oeconomica, Budapest.


Contributions to policy reports

Czech Republic: Pilot Assessment of Governance of the Insurance Sector. World Bank, March 2006.

Czech Republic: Pilot Diagnostic Review of the Governance of the Private Pension Fund Sector. World Bank, March 2007.

Legal, Institutional and Regulatory Framework to Deal with Banking Resolution and insolvency: The Review of the Czech Case. World Bank, March 2005.

Czech Republic: Assessment of Governance of the Collective Investment Fund Sector. World Bank, September 2004.

Czech Republic: Assessment of Governance of the Banking Sector. World Bank, February 2004.


Selected conference contributions

UACES, EU exports of policy standards, Passau, September 2012

SASE, International standards in emerging markets, MIT Boston, June 2012

COST, Political risk in transnational banking, Budapest, March 2012

European Consortium for Political Research joint sessions, Banking stability arrangements in the EU, Münster, March 2010

European Consortium for Political Research conferences on EU politics, Governance reforms in securities markets, Porto, May 2010

European Union Studies Association conference, Cross-border bank resolution regime in the EU, Boston, March 2011

European Consortium for Political Research joint sessions, Differentiated integration of banking regulation in the EU, St. Gallen, April 2011

European Consortium for Political Research conference, A transaction cost approach to new modes of governance in the EU financial markets, Reykjavik, August 2011


Invited lectures and speeches

Responses to Euro crisis, Green European Foundation, Brussels, February 2012

EIF panel, Euro crisis and multi-speed Europe, Vienna, December 2011

Forum 2000 conference, Stabilization of Eurozone: a constitutional problem, Prague, October 2011

Masaryk debate at Masaryk University, The future of Euro and European integration, Brno, October 2011

Annual Conference of the Czech Association for European Studies, Prague, November 2011


Reviewer for academic journals

Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, Czech Journal of Finance, Acta Oeconomica, European Integration online Papers



Regular commentator on European Union affairs in various media:

Ceska televize, Czech Republic

News radios:
Radiozurnal, Radio Cesko, Czech Republic; FM4 ORF, Austria

Regular columns in Czech print media:
Hospodarske noviny and ihned.cz (weekly)
Respekt (monthly) 

Occasional essays international media outlets:
SME and Pravda (Slovakia)
Visegrad revue, Aspen Review




Curriculum Vitae