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Science Without Borders? Not yet, Proves a Study by IDEA Researchers

Science knows no borders—or does it? IDEA researchers Martin Srholec and Vít Macháček have conducted a study that sheds some light on this rather philosophical question. By combining data from 174 countries, 27 disciplines and 13 years, Macháček and Srholec showed how Chinese science has entered the global research arena and the lasting effect the so-called Iron Curtain has had on research in certain countries. Continue reading Science Without Borders? Not yet, Proves a Study by IDEA Researchers

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Demographic Headwinds in Central and Eastern Europe

The latest public lecture to take place at CERGE-EI was presented by Andreas Tudyka of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) European Division. The topic of the report was to take a detailed look at the impact of aging populations in Central, Eastern and South Eastern European (CESEE) countries on the fiscal implications for health and pensions. Filip Pertold and Daniel Münich from the IDEA Think Tank at CERGE-EI gave the local feedback.

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Doing Economic Theory Means Seeing the World With New Eyes

How often do you go jogging, who are your friends, and where do you work? Would you answer these questions if asked by a complete stranger? Do you have this type of information on your Facebook, Instagram or any other social network? Ole Jann, who has recently joined the CERGE-EI faculty, spoke with us about his research on internet privacy and the economic implications of the fact that people are sharing more and more information about themselves online. Ole also told us a bit about his experiences with U.S politics, exciting discoveries in Economics, and his Primus Grant Project. Continue reading Doing Economic Theory Means Seeing the World With New Eyes

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Top Trio Helps to Explain Argentina’s Problems

In August, Carlos Zarazaga (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) and Nobel Laureate Finn Kydland (UC Santa Barbara) came to CERGE-EI to meet with our Faculty member Marek Kapička and finish their paper on Argentina’s “Missing Capital Puzzle”. While being interviewed about their research, Carlos called Marek and Finn the best team of people he had ever worked with. It is not hard to believe what he said, as the three colleagues were finishing each other’s sentences and joking throughout almost the whole interview. Continue reading Top Trio Helps to Explain Argentina’s Problems

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Christian Ochsner Awarded for his Study on Populism

CERGE-EI Assistant Professor Christian Ochsner and his colleague Felix Roesel from the ifo Institute in Dresden have been awarded a prize by the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim (ZEW) for their study on populism. The authors of the paper used econometrics to study the electoral outcomes in Austria in connection with the anti-Turkish rhetoric used by populists. Continue reading Christian Ochsner Awarded for his Study on Populism

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It Is Crucial Whether Other Researchers Will Build Upon Our Result

Our PhD student Vladimír Novák co-authored an article that was listed among the 10th most downloaded from the Journal of Economic Theory,  one of the core nine journals in all of economics.  In the article, “A note on optimal experimentation under risk aversion,” Vlado and his colleagues analyzed the willingness of specific decision maker to take a risky action and came up with rather surprising conclusion. Continue reading It Is Crucial Whether Other Researchers Will Build Upon Our Result

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Economics Allows Systemizing Messy Real-Life Phenomena, Says NET Winner

New Economic Talent (NET) competition Winner Charoo Anand (LSE) focused on the role of discrimination in the mortgage lending race gap in her paper. We were happy to speak with her about her paper as well as about her future plans. When asked about her other talents, Charoo also told us a bit about her non-economic self. Continue reading Economics Allows Systemizing Messy Real-Life Phenomena, Says NET Winner

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The Prague Workshop on Gender and Family in the Labor Market

Professor Shelly Lundberg (University of California at Santa Barbara) is one of the world’s most recognized professors on the topic of population economics. She was invited to Prague to give a plenary talk as part of CERGE-EI’s Prague Workshop on Gender and Family in the Labor Market (Family Environment during Childhood and Educational Gender Gap). Continue reading The Prague Workshop on Gender and Family in the Labor Market

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A Fragmenting Europe in a Changing World

On 26 March 2019, Clemens Fuest of the ifo Institute at the University of Munich came to CERGE-EI for the second year in succession to present the latest EEAG report to a full audience. Prof. Fuest started by defining the fragmenting aspect in the title of this year’s report, explaining that the new Italian government that went against many of the EU rules when defining their budget last year and the ongoing Brexit negotiations have contributed to a destabilization of the EU.

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