Category Archives: PhD

Meet Our Alumni: I want to give back to the community that gave me such a strong start to my professional life, says Olga Haislip.

Olga Haislip, a 2004 MA graduate, works at the Bank of the West in San Francisco. In a Blog interview with Olga, we talked about her studies at CERGE-EI, her career, and why she took part in Alumni Local Groups initiative as local group leader for the US. Continue reading Meet Our Alumni: I want to give back to the community that gave me such a strong start to my professional life, says Olga Haislip.

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Meet Our Alumni: I am still driven by curiosity, says Jan Novotný

Jan Novotný, a PhD graduate from 2012, moved to London where he works as a specialist in quantitative trading and is also involved in research projects at Bayes Business School of London. In an interview with Jan, we talked about his twist from nuclear physics to economics, his work and research as well as his involvement in our alumni community.

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Meet our Alumni: I have always wanted to do policy relevant research on Georgia’s economy, says Zurab Abramishvili.

Zurab Abramishvili, a PhD graduate from 2017, returned to his home country and became an Associate Professor of Economics and Head of Undergraduate Studies at the International School of Economics (ISET) in Georgia. What does he like about working in academia and what research projects is he currently working on? Find out in our Blog interview.

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Meet Our Alumni: CERGE-EI`s Emphasis on Analytical Thinking in My Studies Has Influenced Me the Most, Says Magdalena Morgese Borys

Magdalena Morgese Borys, a PhD graduate from 2009, recently became Head of Unit in a newly created Task Force at the Secretariat General of the EU Commission. In an interview with Magda, we talked about her 10 years of experience in the European Commission, as well as about her interest in health and nutrition that led her to become a certified nutrition coach. Continue reading Meet Our Alumni: CERGE-EI`s Emphasis on Analytical Thinking in My Studies Has Influenced Me the Most, Says Magdalena Morgese Borys

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Meet Our Alumni: At CERGE-EI, I Had Opportunities to Meet with Great People Who Influenced Me a Lot, says George Vachadze

George Vachadze, our PhD graduate from 1999, has recently been appointed Full Professor at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.  How does he remember his studies at CERGE-EI and what is he currently working on? Read his answers to these and other questions in our interview with George.

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Meet Our Alumni: I am glad I did not miss the opportunity to gain expertise from top researchers, says Ludmila Matysková

Ludmila Matysková, one of our 2018 PhD in Economics graduates, has just begun her third year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Microeconomics at the University of Bonn. In an interview with Ludmila we asked her why she chose Game Theory as her field of study and what aspects of her PhD studies have influenced her the most. Continue reading Meet Our Alumni: I am glad I did not miss the opportunity to gain expertise from top researchers, says Ludmila Matysková

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Meet Our Alumni: The CERGE-EI experience has stirred up my long-lasting passion for economics and doing research, says Teodora Paligorova

Teodora Paligorova, a Ph.D. graduate from 2007, started her career at the Bank of Canada. Four years ago, she became the Principal Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. What does she see as the biggest challenges in the field of finance? And what are the three messages she has for CERGE-EI students? We are happy she shared her thoughts with us in a blog interview.

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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 start-up spirit of CERGE-EI from the early 90s has stayed with me throughout my career, says Libor Krkoška

Only two years after CERGE-EI was founded, Libor Krkoška enrolled in the PhD in Economics program. Following his graduation, he was the first graduate from Eastern Europe hired by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s Chief Economist Office in 1997. Ever since then he has been an active employee of the ERBD for some 24 years, working in multiple positions all around the world. How different of an experience was it for him back then at CERGE-EI? What from his student years has influenced him the most in his career? What is his role now in the EBRD as Country Strategy Deputy Director in London? Find out the answers to these and some other questions in a new interview with Libor. Continue reading Meet Our Alumni: The start-up spirit of CERGE-EI from the early 90s has stayed with me throughout my career, says Libor Krkoška

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Meet Our Alumni: The International Monetary Fund is a great place to work, says Martin Čihák

Martin Čihák, one of CERGE-EI’s early PhD graduates, recollected his student memories with us and the impact the studies at CERGE-EI had on furthering his career. Having worked for the International Monetary Fund in multiple areas for about two decades, Martin is currently involved in overseeing IMF operations in several countries. How has the IMF responded to the COVID-19 crisis? And what does Martin wish CERGE-EI on the occasion of its 30th birthday? Continue reading Meet Our Alumni: The International Monetary Fund is a great place to work, says Martin Čihák

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