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Meet Our Alumni: CERGE-EI’s location in Prague enabled me to receive a world-class education, yet remain in the country, says Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson, our Master in Applied Economics graduate from 2017, recently started a new position where he is in charge of growth and retention of a newly launched grocery delivery service. In an interview with Robert, we discussed his career, his motivation to take the MAE program, and what he considers the most useful things he learned at CERGE-EI.

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MEET OUR ALUMNI: I AM ALREADY IN THE FOURTH GENERATION OF TEACHERS IN MY FAMILY, SAYS KREŠIMIR ŽIGIĆ

Krešimir ŽigićCitigroup Endowment Associate Professor with Tenure at CERGE-EI, and a Ph.D. graduate from 1996, studied in the first CERGE-EI cohort. How does he remember the atmosphere of the first years of our institution and why did he decide on a career in academia? We asked Krešo several questions for our Blog interview.

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MEET OUR ALUMNI: THE APPLIED FEATURE OF THE MAE PROGRAM IS A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF ACADEMIC THEORY AND BUSINESS PRACTICE, SAYS KAREL MUSIL

Karel Musil, our MAE graduate from 2014, already held a Ph.D. degree when he decided to apply to the Master in Applied Economics program at CERGE-EI. In an interview with Karel, we discussed his career of 12 years at the IMF as a Policy Advisor, his position at the Czech National Bank as Head of Macroeconomic Forecasting, and why he decided to pursue studies in the MAE program despite his previous college success. Continue reading MEET OUR ALUMNI: THE APPLIED FEATURE OF THE MAE PROGRAM IS A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF ACADEMIC THEORY AND BUSINESS PRACTICE, SAYS KAREL MUSIL

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6 Tips for Writing a Statement of Motivation

Summarizing who you are, what you do and what you would like to do in the future usually turns out to be a bigger challenge than it looks. You’re applying to join our academic community and your statement should tell us what you understand about our institution and how you will fit in and contribute. This is the only part of the application package that you shape entirely yourself, where you can stress what you feel is important for us to consider or give additional information that is not evident elsewhere.

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Interview with Filip Matějka, Second Time ERC Grant Receiver

Filip Matějka, a researcher and member of the CERGE-EI faculty, has received the prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council. The Council selected Filip for the second time in the international competition of applicants for ERC grants. In 2015, he was the first to receive an ERC Starting grant for social science research in the Czech Republic. His project Attention continues to explore the imperfections of human decision-making and its impact on society, and we asked him a couple of questions regarding it.

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Honor to contribute to IDEA Anti covid-19, say CERGE-EI students

Whilst many of us have been staying at home these past few weeks, unable to grasp the influx of information from the Czech and foreign media, it has been the IDEA anti COVID-19 project run by the IDEA think tank that has helped to ease the tension with their explanatory studies on the issues related to the coronavirus outbreak. Many CERGE-EI faculty members, students, and alumni gathered in the blink of an eye to actively participate and contribute with their knowledge to launch the project in early March. Since then, the studies have been covered by the leading newspapers, online journals, and public broadcasters in the Czech media. To see the CERGE-EI community mobilize this quickly and use their voice to formulate recommendations for others is truly wonderful, and therefore we asked our Phd in Economics students, who also had their say in the studies, to share their experiences on the project with us.

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Talking Economics: Bangladeshi Garment Sector

Another round of the Talking Economics! series shifted attention to the Bangladeshi garment sector thanks to Andreas Menzel and Martina Miotto, whose field research projects using experiments complement one another. When you think of the textile industry and textile workers in any of the developing countries, what image do you have in mind? Sweat shops, the ill-treatment of factory workers, or long shifts with a small paycheck? Research has proved otherwise for the Bangladeshi textile industry. Continue reading Talking Economics: Bangladeshi Garment Sector

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