Josef Montag
Assistant professor
Dr. Montag joined the ISE in 2016 as an Assistant Professor. Previously he has worked as a researcher at Masaryk University and Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic. He specializes in the Economic Analysis of Law. His has done research on criminal behavior, gender gap, migration, and car pollution. He has PhD in Law and Economics from the University of Turin.
Josef Montag
Assistant professor
Dr. Montag joined the ISE in 2016 as an Assistant Professor. Previously he has worked as a researcher at Masaryk University and Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic. He specializes in the Economic Analysis of Law. His has done research on criminal behavior, gender gap, migration, and car pollution. He has PhD in Law and Economics from the University of Turin.
Principal publications and working papers
Montag, J. 2015. "What drives the gender gap? An analysis using sexual orientation." Kyklos 68: 577-608.

Montag, J. 2015. "The simple economics of motor vehicle pollution: a case for fuel tax." Energy Policy 85: 138-149.

Montag, J., and Sobek, T. 2014. "Should Paris Hilton receive a lighter prison sentence because she's rich? An experimental study. Kentucky Law Journal 103: 95–125.

Montag, Josef. 2014. A radical change in traffic law: effects on fatalities in the Czech Republic. Journal of Public Health 36: 539–545.
Let the punishment fit the criminal: an experimental study (with James Tremewan). Working paper no 3. September 2016. (SSRN)

The effects of a simpler criminal procedure: evidence from one million Czech cases (with Libor Dušek). Working paper no. 1. September 2016. (SSRN)

The marginal cost of justice: a theory of optimal use of alternative criminal procedures (with Libor Dušek). University of Economics, Prague. July 2016. (SSRN)

Criminals and the price system: evidence from Czech metal thieves (with Tomáš Brabenec). CERGE-EI working paper no. 558. Charles University, Prague. February 2016. (SSRN)

Is pro-labor law pro-women? Evidence from India. CERGE-EI working paper no. 488. Charles University, Prague. August 2013. (SSRN)

Identifying odometer fraud: evidence from the used car market in the Czech Republic. June 2015. (SSRN)
Work in Progress
Homeownership and labour market outcomes in transition economies (with Peter Huber, Hana Smrčková, and Petr Sunega).

Industry delicensing and trade liberalization in India: effects on women's relative labor market performance (with Rachna Maheshwari and Sisir Debnath).

Intrahousehold division of labor, human capital formation, and labor market outcomes: a study of same-sex partners (with Alfredo Paloyo).

Legal origins and labor market outcomes of men and women.
Grants
Principal investigator: "After the curtain: empirical studies of migration in transition economies." Czech Science Foundation research grant ($140,000), with Martin Guzi, Peter Huber, Stepan Mikula, and Petr Sunega, 2015–2017.

Co-Investigator: "Economics of criminal procedure: theoretical and empirical analysis of criminal justice under constraints." Czech Science Foundation research grant ($45,000), with Libor Dušek, 2015–2016.

Co-Investigator: "Exploiting policy interventions in the Czech Republic to answer general questions about criminal deterrence." Czech Science Foundation research grant ($42,000), with Libor Dušek, 2012–2013.
Contact information:
j_montag@ise.kz
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