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
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
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
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.Continue reading A Fragmenting Europe in a Changing World
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.Continue reading Mentoring Program for Women Researchers
Project Snapshot, 8-minute presentations by CERGE-EI faculty, researchers, students and alumni, took place as part of our Open Day last week. There were 12 presenters giving 11 presentations this year, the fifth anniversary of the event.Continue reading Project Snapshot
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
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
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?
Final round of the New Economic Talent competition, which CERGE-EI organized for the fourth time, took place on June 1. All three finalists presented excellent papers, and we had the pleasure to get them know better during the events that followed.
Read our interview with Sitong Ding (London School of Economics), who won the first place for his paper “Bounded Rationality in Rules of Price Adjustment and the Phillips Curve”. Continue reading Studying Economics for the Joy of Understanding