The Research Institute VSEO is a branch of the PRIGO University located in Ostrava, whose main mission is to carry out basic, applied, and contract research in the fields of accredited study programmes and other areas that result from current societal needs. We also involve students of bachelor’s and follow-up master’s degree programmes of our university as well as students of the PRIGO grammar schools, high school, and colleges. If you are interested in getting involved and researching with us, please contact the director of the institute Ing. Martin Murín, Ph.D.
The team of employees of the research institute consists of important academic world personalities and leading practitioners. This connection gives us a unique opportunity to link basic and applied research, the results of which we can then present in consultancy and teaching. Our students always have up-to-date knowledge based on the current state of knowledge and its application in practice, not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad. We focus mainly on Economics, Economic Policy, Law, Public Administration, Tax Theory and its application, and other social disciplines.
The members of our research team are regular holders of scientific and research grants and projects financed from the funds of the Czech Science Foundation, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, European Union, ministries and municipalities, European Association Comenius, and others. One of the most important projects is the World Tax Index project. It is the development and application of a multi-criterion indicator of the tax burden which internationally compares the various aspects of the tax burden on entrepreneurs and households. An international team consisting of academic and business experts, representatives of central banks and governments of OECD countries participated in the project.