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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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History and Social Media Through Eyes of Economists

To identify an exact definition of an economist is a real struggle. Who is an economist actually? Is he or she a business consultant or perhaps an analyst? The CERGE-EI director, Sergey Slobodyan, opened the first lecture of the Talking Economics! series on Thursday with such questioning. “When you go buy a cup of coffee, such an event is considered an economic transaction. But is the person selling the coffee an economist?” he added. Continue reading History and Social Media Through Eyes of Economists

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Mentoring Program for Women Researchers

The final day of the 2019 Mentoring Program for Women Researchers took place on Friday 1st March 2019 at CERGE-EI. What started out as a plan to mentor CERGE-EI’s own women PhD students spread to a more open program to include PhD candidates from other faculties and subjects due to its popularity, as Lucia Stefankova, CERGE-EI’s Deputy Director for Development and PR, stated during the opening of the workshop.

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Those who believe in science must also fight for its values

Professor Gérard Roland (University of California, Berkeley),  Visiting Professor at CERGE-EI, has been recently awarded the highest honor from the Czech Academy of Sciences. One of the most influential and successful European economists, admired among CERGE-EI community for his striking humbleness  and inspiring thoughts, spoke with us about some of his recent works on China, but also about his first meeting with the co-founder of CERGE-EI, Professor Jan Svejnar.   Continue reading Those who believe in science must also fight for its values

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From Day One, I Considered My Thesis Rather a Research Project

Third New Economic Talent competition interview is here: meet Sebastian Beug (Humboldt University of Berlin),  who was awarded a  second place (jointly with Kyung Woong Koh from the Yonsei University) for his paper Federal Governments and the German Economy – An Empiric Exploration”. Continue reading From Day One, I Considered My Thesis Rather a Research Project

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What Remains to Be Answered in Political Economy?

Read our next interview with the he New Economic Talent competition finalist: this time Kyung Woong Koh (Yonsei University),  who was awarded a  second place (jointly with Sebastian Beug from the Humboldt University of Berlin) for his paper Snowballs and Dominoes: Towards a General Theory of Democratization Waves”. Continue reading What Remains to Be Answered in Political Economy?

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