Marek Kapička is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Professor Kapička specializes in macroeconomics and public finance. His work on optimal tax design has studied how endogenous human capital formation affects optimal income tax policies and schooling subsidies. He has also extended the first-order approach to dynamic private information economies with persistent shocks, and used it to study efficient allocations and optimal taxation.
Kapička received a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Charles University in 1996 and 1998, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2003.