Martin Stepanek

Cambridge Office


M.A. in economics, University of British Columbia; M.Sc. in finance and banking, Charles University, Prague; M.Sc. in business administration, University of Economics, Prague; B.A. in business administration, University of Economics, Prague; B.A. in economic theory, Charles University, Prague


Martin Stepanek is an analyst at RAND Europe. He is experienced in quantitative research methods, particularly data analysis, economic modelling and impact assessment, as well as related software (Stata, Python, Excel VBA).

He has been involved in research projects for the European Parliament that assess the effects of corruption on European Union economies and evaluate costs of re-establishing internal Schengen borders. His research for the European Commission has included assessing the return on investment of preventive healthcare services, and calibrating a multilevel simulation model aiming to link research and investment to job creation and economic growth.

Stepanek holds an M.A. in economics from the University of British Columbia and M.Sc. degrees with cum laude honours in finance and business administration from Charles University and the University of Economics in Prague.

Recent Projects

  • The Cost of Non-Europe: Schengen
  • National Trading Standards — Scams Team Review
  • The Cost of Non-Europe in the area of Organised Crime and Corruption: Annex II - Corruption
  • Vitality Age Update

Selected Publications

Jiri Schwarz, Martin Stepanek, "Patents: a means to innovation or strategic ends?" IES Working Paper, 0, 2016

Martin Stepanek, "Pension Reforms and Adverse Demographics," IES Working Paper, 0, 0


English, Czech, German


  • Dictionary page with the word scam highlighted

    The True Cost of 'Scams' and How Policies Can Help

    Each year, loss due to scams in the UK is in the range of £1.2 to £5.8 billion. To combat this scourge, the National Trading Standards Scams Team needs more support, both financially and legislatively.

    Sep 1, 2016 The RAND Blog