Marian Mraz is a Senior Economist at CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research in Warsaw, Poland. His research interests focus on macroeconomic policies—namely, environmental, trade, and fiscal policies, and he specializes Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and East Africa. At CASE, Mr. Mraz is responsible for developing operations in the area of energy and environment. He also contributes to research based initiatives in the area of fiscal and environmental policies.
Mr. Mraz has previously held roles such as the Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in Milan, Italy; Research Economist with the European Commission’s DG Joint Research Centre Institute for Prospective Technological Studies in Seville, Spain; Senior Economist with GIZ and Advisor to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Dushanbe, Tajikistan; and Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of International Integration Studies at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
He has also worked as a researcher with the Institute of Economics at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe in Halle, Germany, and the Austrian Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. Additionally, he has served as an advisor to the Slovakian Government at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environment, where he was the Head of the Market-Based Instruments Unit, and as an Advisor with the UNDP, where he contributed to analytical studies and policy advisory work in Ethiopia, Tajikistan, Moldova, and Afghanistan.
Mr. Mraz holds an MSc in Econometrics and Operations Research from the University of Economics in Bratislava. He also participated in an Erasmus exchange at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. He pursued post-graduate studies in Environmental and Agricultural Economics at the University of Mannheim and the Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra.