received his Ph.D. in economics from CERGE at Charles University. He has served as the Executive Director of the academic think-tank IDEA at CERGE-EI since 2012. Apart from teaching, he focuses on research in the fields of labor economics, economics of education and schooling, policy impact evaluation and R&D assessment. Among other things, he was a member of the National Economic Council of the Czech Government NERV II where he coordinated a chapter on education. He has served for many years as a senior adviser to the European Network of Economists of Education for the EU Commission, and is a leader of the national team in the European project Euromod. Daniel is also a member of the advisory board for policy impact evaluation to the legislative council of the Czech Government.