Pavol Minarik is the Chair of the Department of Economics and Management at the Cevro Institute College and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, J. E. Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. He holds a PhD in Comparative Analysis of Institutions, Economics and Law from the University of Turin, Italy, and a PhD. in Economic Policy from the University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic. His research interests include law and economics and institutional economics, especially with regard to the post-communist transition. His research has appeared in various international journals such as the Post-Communist Economies and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.