Yaroslav Prytula

Dean of Applied Sciences Faculty.


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Dr. Yaroslav Prytula is a Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) and an Adjunct Professor of quantitative methods for business decisions making and economics at the Lviv Business School of UCU in Lviv, Ukraine.
He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of International Economic Analysis and Finance at Lviv Ivan Franko National University (LIFNU).
Previously he served as an Academic Secretary at LIFNU. He has taught and conducted research at various institutions abroad. During 2001 he spent a semester in The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs under William and Helen Petrach scholarship and continued his research during 2003-04 in The George Washington University Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning under the U.S.Department of State funded Junior Faculty Development Program. During 2004-07 he was a fellow of the Open Society Institute Academic Fellowship Program (Budapest, Hungary).
Between 2007-2009 Yaroslav was a Fellow of the Global Policy Fellowship Program from the Institute for Higher Education Policy (Washington, DC). In 2011 he was an IREX Visiting Research Scholar at the George Mason University. During 2013-2014 Dr. Prytula was a Fulbright Scholar at GWU.
His current research is related to quantitative methods in social science, socio-economic regional development in Ukraine, corruption and informal practices in business and higher education in Ukraine. Dr. Prytula was awarded his PhD in Mathematical Analysis from LIFNU in 2000. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of LIFNU.
Yaroslav Prytula has received numerous awards and scholarships.


European enterprenualship and innovations, cognitive systems, econometric modeling and forecasting, economics, quantitive methods for making business decisions.

  1. Prytula, Y., Pohorila, N., Tyahlo, S., Denisova-Schmidt, E. & Huber, M., 2018. The Hidden Economics of Regional Development of Ukraine: Mapping Corruption, Trust, Envy and Risk Attitudes in Ukraine. In: Regionalism without regions: Reconceptualizing Ukraine’s heterogeneity. edited by U. Schmid and O. Myshlovska, 2018, CEU Press,  (forthcoming)
  2. Prytula, Y. Individual Risk Attitudes in Ukraine. In: Regionalism without regions: Reconceptualizing Ukraine’s heterogeneity. edited by U. Schmid and O. Myshlovska, 2018, CEU Press,  (forthcoming)
  3. Denisova-Schmidt, E., Y. Prytula, Rumyantseva, N., 2018, Beg, Borrow, or Steal: Determinants of Student Academic Misconduct in Ukrainian Higher Education., Policy Reviews in Higher Education (forthcoming)
  4. Denisova-Schmidt, E. and Y. Prytula, 2018, Business corruption in Ukraine: A way to get things done?, Business Horizons, (in press). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2018.06.004
  5. Denisova-Schmidt, E. and Y. Prytula, 2017, Ukraine: Endemic Higher Education Corruption, International Higher Education, Number 90, Summer 2017, 16-18. DOI: http://dx.doi/org/10.6017/ihe.2017.90.9745
  6. Denisova-Schmidt, E. and Y. Prytula, 2017, Trust and Perceived Corruption among Ukrainian Firms, Eastern European Economics, 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00128775.2017.1312455
  7. Denisova-Schmidt, E., M., Huber and Y. Prytula, 2017, Corruption among Ukrainian Businesses: do firm size, industry and region matter?, in J.Leither and H. Meissner (eds.),  State Capture, Political Risks and International Business. Cases from Black Sea Region Countries, Routledge, 108-119.
  8. Denisova-Schmidt, E. & Prytula, Y., 2016. The Shadow Economy and Entrepreneurship in Ukraine. In: The Entrepreneurship and Shadow Economy edited by A. Sauka, F. Schneider and C. Williams. s.l.  Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Elgar, 151-168.
  9. Denisova-Schmidt, E. and Prytula, Y.: Business Corruption in Ukraine: Myths and Realities, The Finish Review of East European Studies, 2016, Vol 1, 94-95. (In Finnish)
  10. Elena Denisova-Schmidt, Martin Huber & Yaroslav Prytula (2015): An experimental evaluation of an anti-corruption intervention among Ukrainian university students, Eurasian Geography and Economics, Vol 56(6), 713-734. DOI: 10.1080/15387216.2016.1155467
  11. Denisova-Schmidt E., Leontyeva E., Prytula Ya. Russian and Ukrainian Higher Education Systems: Possibilities for Comparative Studies on their Genesis, Structure and Corruption, Vestnik TOGU, Vol. 3 (34), 2014, pp. 263-266 (in Russian)
  12. Prytula Ya., Kuzenko N. Structural reforms and regional convergence in Ukraine, Regional Economy, Regional Economy, #1 (67), 2013, pp. 7-16 (in Ukrainian)
  13. Prytula Ya., Pohorila N. Socio-economic determinants of international migration, Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, Vol 6, 2012, pp. 3-26.
  14. Charemza W., Makarova S., Prytula Ya., Raskina Yu.,Vymyatnina Yu. A small forward-looking inter-country model (Belarus, Russia and Ukraine), Economic Modelling, V. 26, November, 2009, pp. 1172-1183.
  15. Prytula Ya., Umpleby. S. Improving Performance of Universities in Transitional Economies. In Robert Trappl, editor. Cybernetics and Systems ’08, Austrian Society for Cybernetics Studies, 2008, pp. 408-413.