Talking Economics: Labor Dynamics in Developing Countries

In the latest episode of Talking Economics, we discuss firms and labor markets in developing countries with Andreas Menzel, an Associate Professor with Tenure at CERGE-EI. Andreas’s research projects focus on development, organizational, and labor economics with field experiments in Ghana, Tanzania, or Bangladesh. Continue reading Talking Economics: Labor Dynamics in Developing Countries

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Meet Our Alumni: “I Was Attracted to the Idea of Being a Scholar, the Idea of Shifting the Frontier of Our Knowledge,” says Alexander Klein

In the latest alumni interview, our PhD alumnus Alexander Klein, Professor in Economic History at the University of Sussex, reflects on more than a decade in academia, on the evolution of his research interests, and the importance of mentors in the shaping of his academic trajectory. Continue reading Meet Our Alumni: “I Was Attracted to the Idea of Being a Scholar, the Idea of Shifting the Frontier of Our Knowledge,” says Alexander Klein

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Meet Our Alumni: “The Financial Industry Is Clearly on a Journey of Extensive Digitalization and Analytics Engagement,” says Peter Čižmár

In this interview, our alumnus Peter Čižmár, Director in GCRG Methodologies & Models at UBS, Switzerland, provides insights into AI in the banking sector.  Join us as he shares his expertise on trends and opportunities, offering a glimpse into his international career journey as well as his most memorable extreme-sport experiences.

Continue reading Meet Our Alumni: “The Financial Industry Is Clearly on a Journey of Extensive Digitalization and Analytics Engagement,” says Peter Čižmár

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Unveiling Human Behavior: A Recap of the #AlumniLive Seminar with Vojtěch Bartoš

The #AlumniLive seminar held in December 2023 featured Vojtěch Bartoš, a CERGE-EI alumnus and Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Management, and Quantitative Methods (DEMM) at the University of Milan. The event was organized as part of the CERGE-EI #AlumniLive series, a networking initiative for CERGE-EI students and alumni, aiming to foster connections and provide insights into successful career paths. Continue reading Unveiling Human Behavior: A Recap of the #AlumniLive Seminar with Vojtěch Bartoš

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Revealing Human Potential: An Interview with Theodor Kouro, Young Economist of the Year

The Czech Economic Society annually awards the “Young Economist of the Year” to economists under the age of 30 who enter the competition by sending their original professional work. The 2023 laureate is Theodor Kouro, a PhD in Economics student at CERGE-EI with the work “Let me Choose What I’m Best at: A Natural Field Experiment with Volunteers.” Continue reading Revealing Human Potential: An Interview with Theodor Kouro, Young Economist of the Year

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Meet Our Alumni: “Without the Private Sector, There Is No Sustainable Development,” says Ondřej Schneider

In a new alumni interview,  Ondřej Schneider, our PhD in Economics alumnus, shares insights into his career path, motivations, and experiences that led to his current position as an economist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington, DC, responsible for macroeconomic coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. The interview was done in cooperation with our PhD student Mari Mtchedlishvili. Continue reading Meet Our Alumni: “Without the Private Sector, There Is No Sustainable Development,” says Ondřej Schneider

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