The MAE Program Started with an Applied Human-Centered Design Project

This was the second year that the MA in Applied Economics (MAE) program, which aims to develop data-driven changemakers, has opened with Discovery Week — a very intensive and fascinating start to the program. Almost all of this year’s students arrived in Prague a week early to participate in Discovery Week, and they are sure that it was the right decision.

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First International Bazaar at CERGE-EI: “Reuse” concept in practice

We all have things at our homes that we no longer need.  They may be brand new, they may be used, yet still in a good condition. Nevertheless, there is no one in particular around us who would like to take them. Such things only take up space in the household, yet it would be a shame (and environmentally unfriendly too!) just to throw them away. Continue reading First International Bazaar at CERGE-EI: “Reuse” concept in practice

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MAE 2017 Cohort Showcases Results of Project Seminar

On Tuesday, 11 July, CERGE-EI’s MAE students presented results of their work in the Project seminar course. During the period of two months, they had been cooperating with companies such as Liftago, Nielsen, and the Platform for Social Housing, analyzing their data and suggesting the best solutions of the companies’ business problems. Continue reading MAE 2017 Cohort Showcases Results of Project Seminar

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The CERGE-EI experience makes us part of the same community: An Interview with Pavel Dvořák (PhD 2008, Czech Republic)

We are quite lucky to see you often at the Gala. How does it feel, coming back and experiencing this “condensed” version of CERGE-EI from your perspective?

It always feels great to come back to meet with the CERGE-EI community and friends. CERGE-EI is a very special place for me, full of great people. We all have different experiences and diverse backgrounds but the CERGE-EI experience makes us part of the same community. I always leave inspired, having spent the evening with the CERGE-EI community and the distinguished guests. Continue reading The CERGE-EI experience makes us part of the same community: An Interview with Pavel Dvořák (PhD 2008, Czech Republic)

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CERGE-EI Award for Popularization of Science: an Interview with Filip Pertold

Filip Pertold (CERGE-EI researcher and 2010 PhD in Economics Graduate) has received an Honorary Award for his dedication to the popularization of economic research and its impact on society. Filip has actively participated in a number of projects and activities promoting economic research and CERGE-EI to professionals, students, the business community and the general public. Continue reading CERGE-EI Award for Popularization of Science: an Interview with Filip Pertold

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CERGE-EI Alumni Awards 2017 winner: an interview with Petar Buha

Petar Buha (2015 Master’s in Applied Economics Graduate) was nominated for the 2017 Alumni Award for his dedication to CERGE-EI. He has shared his expertise and advice through two very popular semester-long Excel courses in the Economics Discovery Hub (EDH), which he offered to teach on a non-paid basis. Continue reading CERGE-EI Alumni Awards 2017 winner: an interview with Petar Buha

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CERGE-EI has given us excellent tools to succeed globally

An Interview with Michaela Erbenová (PhD 1997, Czech Republic)

You have recently been elected as the IMF Executive Director for Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Turkey. What is your biggest goal for next two years?

After more than 70 years, the Czech Republic can directly influence the decision making of the International Monetary Fund. I am deeply honored to have been given this opportunity to represent the eight countries of our so-called Central and Eastern European Constituency in the IMF Executive Board.[1] Continue reading CERGE-EI has given us excellent tools to succeed globally

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Securing a professional future at the Economist’s Largest Job-Matching Program

Recognized as the largest conference for keeping up to date with the latest in economics research and development, the American Economics Association’s Annual Meeting is a prestigious affair, gathering famous economists for a long weekend in late January. The three frenetic days are closely followed by economists around the globe as the crème de la crème of economics papers are showcased, with over 520 scholarly sessions held in 2017 and more than 13 thousand participants registered. Continue reading Securing a professional future at the Economist’s Largest Job-Matching Program

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FIELD EXPERIMENTS? AN ADVENTURE THAT SOMETIMES LEADS TO USEFUL OUTCOMES: AN INTERVIEW WITH JULIE CHYTILOVÁ

Julie Chytilová, CERGE-EI Researcher and Institute of Economic Studies FSV UK faculty member, has won the 2016 Czech Minister of Education’s Award for Excellence in Research, Experimental Development, and Innovation. In addition, she is last year’s laureate of the Kateřina Šmídková Award, which recognizes Czech female economists for their outstanding research achievements. Continue reading FIELD EXPERIMENTS? AN ADVENTURE THAT SOMETIMES LEADS TO USEFUL OUTCOMES: AN INTERVIEW WITH JULIE CHYTILOVÁ

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