Mgr. Martin SCHLOSSAREK, Ph.D.


Room: 2.007 (2nd floor)

Tel.: +420 585 634 988


Office hours

  • consultations should be agreed in advance via email

Courses taught

  • Basics of Applied Statistics (in Czech)
  • Development Indicators (shared lectures with Mr. Syrovátka; in Czech and in English)
  • Development Opportunities of Africa (in Czech and in English)
  • Economics of Health and Education (in Czech)
  • Development Geography (selected lectures only; in English)
  • Economics of Development (selected lectures only; in English)
  • Introduction to Foresight (selected lectures only; in English)
  • Possible Futures Shaping (selected lectures only; in English)


2012 – 2019 (Ph.D.)

Palacky University Olomouc, Faculty of Science
Ph.D. programme in International Development Studies

2010 – 2012 (Mgr.)

Palacky University Olomouc, Faculty of Science
Master´s degree in International Development Studies

2007 – 2010 (Bc.)

Palacky University Olomouc, Faculty of Science
Bachelor´s degree in International Development Studies

Professional Experience

2017 – present

Palacky University Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Department of Development Studies
– Assistant Lecturer

2013 – present

Palacky University Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Department of Development Studies
– Administrator for the EUSA_ID Erasmus Mundus Programme
– Coordinator for the Master’s Programme taught in English

2011 – present

NGO Maendeleo 
– Chairman, HQ of Agricultural Microcredits / Agricultural Assistance




Šerá Komlossyová, E., Schlossarek, M., Macková, L., Medová, N. 2020. One step ahead? The use of foresight by Czech and Slovak non-governmental organizations. European Journal of Futures Research volume 8 (4), 1–9.

Schlossarek, M., Medová, N. 2019. Microcredits and Poverty: Selected Issues. Proceedings of scientific works from the 20th International Scientific Conference Smolenice Castle. Slovakia: Ekonóm.

Schlossarek, M., Syrovátka, M., Vencálek, O. 2019. The importance of variables in composite indices: A contribution to the methodology and application to development indices. Social Indicators Research 145 (3), 1125–1160.

Machar, I., Schlossarek, M., Pechanec, V.,Uradnice, L., Praus, L., Sivacioglu, A. 2019. Retention Forestry Supports Bird Diversity in Managed, Temperate Hardwood Floodplain Forests. Forests 10 (4), 300.

Poprach, K., Harmáček, J., Schlossarek, M. 2019.  Are results of environmental monitoring of the middle spotted woodpecker (leiopicus medius) influenced by the method used? Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 28 (12/2019), 9044–9048.

Syrovátka, M., Schlossarek M. 2019. Measuring development with inequality: How (should) aggregate indicators of development account for inequality? Ecological Economics 164, 106320.

Schlossarek, M. 2018. The Relevance and Meaning of Charity in the Context of Microfinance. Development, Environment and Foresight, 3 (2), 107–120.

Schlossarek, M. 2018. Microfinance: history and contemporary issues [in Czech]. In: Žwaková, E. (ed.) Rozcestník III. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.

Schlossarek, M. 2017. Big World, Small Planet [in Czech]. Životné prostredie: Revue pre teóriu a starostlivosť o životné prostredie, 51 (1), 59–61.

Harmáček, J., Syrovátka, M., Schlossarek, M., Pavlík, P. 2016. How to measure pro-poor growth? Analysis of indicators and their application on the case study of Bangladesh [in Czech]. Politická ekonomie 64 (8), 988–1005. 

Schlossarek, M., Harmáček, J., Pavlík, P. 2016. Economic Growth and Human Development in Developing Countries: Virtuous or Vicious Circle? [in Czech] Politická ekonomie, 64 (6), 651–673.

Schlossarek, M. (2014). Microfinance as a tool of development cooperation [in Czech]. In: Nováček, P. (ed.) Rozvojová studia – vybrané kapitoly. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.

International Experience / Field Activities

28.-29. 11. /2019
Slovakia, Economic University Bratislava: Conference participation – International Relations 2019: Current Issues of World Economy and Politics

7/2019 – 8/2019
NGO Maendeleo: monitoring mission in Tanzania

7/2017 – 10/2017
Zambia Catholic University: study exchange, lecturing, research focused on microfinance

9/2016 – 10/2016
Ruhr-Universität Bochum: attending seminars focused on research financing, preparation of a project application (Erasmus Mundus)

6/2015 – 8/2015 and 1/2017
NGO Maendeleo: monitoring missions in Tanzania

7. – 8. 7/2014
University of Birmingham: Conference participation – Why Charity?

6/2013 – 8/2013 and 7/2014 – 9/2014
TCCIA – SACCOs: fellowship in Tanzania
NGO Maendeleo: monitoring mission in Tanzania

4. 5. – 11. 5. 2013 and 15. 10. – 21. 10. 2013
FYSIC: Workshops participation (focused on sustainable consumption and production, fair trade), Italy

7/2012 – 8/2012
NGO Maendeleo: monitoring mission in Tanzania

6/2011 – 9/2011
NGOs Bez Mamy and International Humanity: volunteering, research activities focused on rural poverty in Tanzania

Theses Mentoring

Professional Interests: microfinance, sustainable and ethic finance, community development, rural poverty, Eastern Africa

Possible Directions: microfinance and self-help groups, rural poverty and agriculture, development issues in Africa, economic growth and poverty, pro-poor growth, community development, fair trade