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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.

Filip has recently been involved in the CERGE-EI High School Project, the Czech Academy of Science’s Week of Science, the Science Cafe, an expert Roundtable on Public Policy in Pre-School anagement, the Human Resources Leaders Forum, a Roundtable on Poverty organized by the Sirius Foundation, a roundtable discussion entitled Women with Children in the Labour Market for the British Chamber of Commerce, a Conference on Aging Society for the Tatiana Kucharova Foundation, and many others.

Filip was awarded the Neuron Impulse Award in 2013. His fields of interest include Applied Microeconometrics, Public Economics, and Labour and Health Economics. His paper entitled “Manipulation of Procurement Contracts: Evidence from the Introduction of Discretionary Thresholds” has recently been published in the American Economic Journal.

This is our short interview with Filip:

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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.

The EDH is a free explanatory platform offering high-quality extra-curricular education in a small-group format, hosting a number of activities for prospective students from different fields. It is highly popular (almost 1,800 students have registered since 2015), and we are pleased that its courses are valued as highly beneficial and topical.

To get to know Petar better, read our short interview with him:

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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] My predecessors – Johann Prader from Austria and İbrahim Çanakcı from Turkey – helped to establish a strong reputation of our constituency as  influential, pragmatic and well-run. I have an ambition to further develop this tradition, to promote the multilateral character of our institution and to represent an authentic and consistent voice of countries of Central and Eastern Europe in the IMF Executive Board. 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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Should Taxis Be Regulated? Report on the first discussion of the iEkonomie.cz meeting

The first discussion of the iEkonomie.cz meeting concerning the regulation of taxi services took place on 6 February 2017 at CERGE-EI with Ondřej Krátký of Liftago. The discussion was packed with interesting insights and was attended by numerous members from academia, students, and interested parties. This was the first of a new series of discussions in which academia interacts with business to generate inspiring ideas and solutions that benefit from creating a bridge between these two worlds. We bring you an overview of the topic discussed.   Continue reading Should Taxis Be Regulated? Report on the first discussion of the iEkonomie.cz meeting

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Data-Driven Changemakers Datathon – looking back at the event

“Exciting, interesting, challenging….I’m in for the next event!”, said Louise Nebelsztein, Datathon participant, and thus summed up the feelings of the majority of  participants after the event. The weekend of 11-13 November was full of data analysis, hard work, late nights and interesting insights. Continue reading Data-Driven Changemakers Datathon – looking back at the event

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Projects in Applied Economics for Talented Students: How high school students succeeded in conducting research in economics

On Monday 12th December 2016 we saw the Economics Projects for High School Students come to an end after students spent 12 weeks learning the basics of Economics and undertaking research using real life data, with support from their allocated supervisors.  The project received 60 applicants which were filtered down to 24 participants who came from 11 different schools; 8 in Prague and 3 from other regions in the country. Continue reading Projects in Applied Economics for Talented Students: How high school students succeeded in conducting research in economics

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TRIBUTE TO PROF. JAN KMENTA

On November 19th, 2016, the CERGE-EI community paid tribute to one of the most influential economists and researchers of Czech origin, Professor Jan Kmenta, who passed away on July 24th, 2016, in Prague. Among his many titles and honors, Prof. Kmenta was Professor Emeritus of Economics and Statistics at the University of Michigan, a CERGE-EI Visiting Professor, and a member of the CERGE-EI Executive and Supervisory Committee.

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