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foto_martin_lux_2019Doc. Ing. Mgr. Martin Lux, Ph.D.

Institute of Sociology, the Czech Academy of Sciences

Jilská 1

110 00  Praha 1

Czech Republic

Phone: +420 210 310 225

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Research topics

  • Economic sociology
  • Housing and urban research


  • 2020 - Doc., Palacký University Olomouc.
  • 2009 - Ph.D., Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands.
  • 2009 - Ph.D., Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 1997 - MA in Sociology, Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 1994 - MA in Economics, University of Economics, Faculty of International Relations, Prague, Czech Republic.


  • 2012. The Award of the Chair of the Czech Science Foundation for outstanding results of the project "Social Inequalities and the Market Risks Following from Housing Consumption. The Real and Desirable Response of State Fiscal and Monetary Policies".
  • 2006. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Award for young researchers.
  • 2004. Award of Austrian Academy of Sciences and FGW, Erhard Busek Price.
  • 2002. Marie Curie Fellowship, European Commission.



Book chapters

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Working papers

Applied research

Consultancy for United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Bank, OECD, Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), FEANTSA, Habitat for Humanity International, Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, municipalities.


Project leader

Project participant


  • Lux, M., M. Mikeszová 2017. „Jsem v důchodu, chci dožít ve svém, ale chci větší penzi, než mi dává stát“. Postoje Čechů k možnostem, jak si polepšit na důchod díky svému vlastnímu bydlení. ["I am retired, I want to stay on my own flat/home, but I want higher old-age pension than the state offers." Attitudes of the Czech population towards the reversed mortgages.] Sociologický ústav AV ČR, Akademické konferenční centrum, Praha, 31.10.2017. (17 participants)
  • Lux, M., I. Boumová, M. Mikeszová 2015. Role of private sector in securing social housing: searching for consensus. Akademické konfereční centrum, Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences, 24.11.2015 (36 participants).
  • Lux, M., Š. Pfeiferová, T. Dvořák. 2012. Ageing in Central Europe. Housing and Home Care Solutions in Comparative Perspective. Academy od Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha, 25.10. 2012. (92 participants)
  • Lux, M. 2011. Housing in Regions: Innovative Housing Solutions. Academy od Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha, 20. 10. 2011. (88 participants)
  • Lux, M., M. Vojtková, L. Sýkora, P. Sunega, M. Mikeszová, J. Sládek, M. Čermáková 2009. ENHR 2009 Changing Housing Markets: Integration and Segmentation. [konference European Network for Housing Research]. University of Economics, Praha, 28.6.-1.7.2009. (380 participants)

Membership in societies and boards

  • 2013-2017. Czech Science Foundation – panel P404.
  • 2014-till now. Critical Housing Analysis - editor-in-chief.
  • 2015-2016. Housing Policy Unit, UN-Habitat, Washington.
  • 2015-till now. Research Approvals Committee, Urban Big Data Centre, Glasgow.
  • 2014-2015. Analytical Group for Preparation of the Social Housing Scheme, Ministry for Social Affairs - member of the group.
  • 2012 - 2014. Project TENLAW, external expert, FP 7, European Commission.
  • 2006-2011. Board for Popularization of Science of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
  • 2005-till now. International Journal of Housing Policy - member of the Advisory Board since 2005.

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