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
In a recent episode of Talking Economics, we took a closer look at digital currencies with Branislav Saxa, a CERGE-EI PhD alumnus, Principal Analyst, and Head of Monetary Analyses and Monetary Policy Transmission Team at Czech National Bank. Continue reading Branislav Saxa: CBDC – the Future of Monetary System?
Jaroslav Groero, our recent PhD in Economics graduate, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Masaryk University, discusses his research interests and reflects on his internship experience at OECD in the latest alumni interview. Our PhD student Mari Mtchedlishvili conducted the interview. Continue reading Meet Our Alumni: “CERGE-EI Gave Me the Necessary Tools to Conduct Research,” says Jaroslav Groero.
In the most recent episode of Talking Economics, we discuss the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s response on world changes with Libor Krkoška, our alumnus and the EBRD Deputy Director, Country strategy. Continue reading Libor Krkoška: Crisis Response Is in Our DNA
Anna Pestova, our PhD in Economics candidate, has spent 7 months on a research stay at Princeton University. Read more about her unique experience, part of which has also been participating in the academic job market for economists.
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Olga Popova, a CERGE-EI PhD in Economics alumna and a senior researcher at IOS (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies)’s Economics Department, Regensburg, Germany, and a research fellow at IZA-Institute of Labor Economics shares her research interests, which encompass a wide range of topics, including environmental performance, health, inequality, and labor market decisions. With her impressive achievements, ranked in the top 9% of female economists globally according to RePEc (based on publications in the last ten years), Olga tells us about her research experience and implications of her recent paper. The interview was done by our PhD student Mari Mtchedlishvili. Continue reading Meet Our Alumni: At CERGE-EI, I Learned There Are Always Multiple Opportunities to Pursue, says Olga Popova
At the end of May, #AlumniLive seminar series at CERGE-EI brought together students and alumni for an insightful session with Juraj Valachy, the Director of the Institute for Financial Policy (IFP) at the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic. Continue reading Data-Driven Policymaking: Insights from #AlumniLive Seminar with Juraj Valachy
Emil Stavrev, a CERGE-EI PhD graduate from 1999, shares his inspiring journey from engineering to economics in the new alumni interview, done by our current PhD student Mari Mtchedlishvili. As the Deputy Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Emil discusses the valuable influence of his studies at CERGE-EI on his career trajectory. He also sheds light on some economic challenges that the IMF has been addressing in the post-COVID period.* Continue reading Meet Our Alumni: Robust Education from CERGE-EI Has Been Valuable Throughout My Career, says Emil Stavrev.
In the most recent episode of TalkingEconomics, we discuss CEE region’s economic performance with Katarzyna Rzentarzewska, a CERGE-EI alumna and Chief CEE Macro Analyst at Erste Group, Vienna. Continue reading Katarzyna Rzentarzewska: Tackling Recent Challenges in CEE Region
Our PhD in Economics candidate Filip Staněk has recently won the first prize in the M6 competition that focuses on forecasts of stock price (returns) and risk. Continue reading Filip Staněk is the Global Winner of the M6 Financial Forecasting Competition