Category Archives: Alumni

Perspective and Excitement: A Postcard from Berkeley

It does not happen so often that we have several researchers on a visit, not only in the same country, but more precisely at the same institution. That is why we decided to mark this special occasion with a joint interview. Filip Matejka and Filip Pertold (and Michal Bauer) went to the University of California, Berkeley. While we miss them greatly, we realize that today’s loss is a future gain: we hope they return not just safe and sound, but also satisfied, refreshed, and inspired.

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The CERGE-EI experience makes us part of the same community: An Interview with Pavel Dvořák (PhD 2008, Czech Republic)

We are quite lucky to see you often at the Gala. How does it feel, coming back and experiencing this “condensed” version of CERGE-EI from your perspective?

It always feels great to come back to meet with the CERGE-EI community and friends. CERGE-EI is a very special place for me, full of great people. We all have different experiences and diverse backgrounds but the CERGE-EI experience makes us part of the same community. I always leave inspired, having spent the evening with the CERGE-EI community and the distinguished guests. Continue reading The CERGE-EI experience makes us part of the same community: An Interview with Pavel Dvořák (PhD 2008, Czech Republic)

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CERGE-EI Award for Popularization of Science: an Interview with Filip Pertold

Filip Pertold (CERGE-EI researcher and 2010 PhD in Economics Graduate) has received an Honorary Award for his dedication to the popularization of economic research and its impact on society. Filip has actively participated in a number of projects and activities promoting economic research and CERGE-EI to professionals, students, the business community and the general public. Continue reading CERGE-EI Award for Popularization of Science: an Interview with Filip Pertold

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CERGE-EI has given us excellent tools to succeed globally

An Interview with Michaela Erbenová (PhD 1997, Czech Republic)

You have recently been elected as the IMF Executive Director for Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Turkey. What is your biggest goal for next two years?

After more than 70 years, the Czech Republic can directly influence the decision making of the International Monetary Fund. I am deeply honored to have been given this opportunity to represent the eight countries of our so-called Central and Eastern European Constituency in the IMF Executive Board.[1] Continue reading CERGE-EI has given us excellent tools to succeed globally

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JAN KMENTA (1928 – 2016): THE LONG JOURNEY FROM HOME AND BACK

Jan Kmenta started and finished his life in Prague.

Still, his life was everything but provincial – shortly before his final days, in one interview he confessed: I spend one third of each year in Australia, one third in Michigan and one third in Prague. I am very lucky.

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Can it be rational to overweight very unlikely events?

In July 2016, Jakub Steiner, CERGE-EI Associate Professor, published an article called “Perceiving Prospects Properly,” co-authored with Colin Stewart, in the American Economic Review. Subsequently, Tim Hyde wrote a short article introducing the main points of the paper, which can be enjoyed below. Continue reading Can it be rational to overweight very unlikely events?

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A Night of Gaiety for 25 Years of Satisfaction: CERGE-EI 25th Anniversary Gala

On Friday the 27th of May the CERGE-EI community united once more to commemorate 25 years of world-class economics research and exceptional education. Filled with superb speeches, exquisite cuisine, musical performances, and dancing, this affair was no doubt a delightful occasion for all. Qatar, Spain or Canada, no matter where they reside now, alumni journeyed from near and far to reconnect and revive their student memories. Joined by local faculty, students and staff as well as visiting US members and supporters, all were summoned to take full advantage of the lambent halls of Schebek Palace with a charming spring evening at the 25th Anniversary Gala. Continue reading A Night of Gaiety for 25 Years of Satisfaction: CERGE-EI 25th Anniversary Gala

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Interview with Veronika Jelínková on co-founding Metalearners.com and studying MA in Applied Economics at CERGE-EI

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Taking a bit of time out of Veronika Jelínková’s busy lifestyle in global innovation hub, San Francisco Bay Area, we caught up with the Czech economist on launching Metalearners.com and studying at CERGE-EI.

Veronika, who studied the MA in Applied Economics at CERGE-EI after graduating from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, recently co-founded Metalerners.com, a movement that connects people who apply metalearning in their work. Metalearning is simply the art of learning anything smarter. It is a complex know-how that includes various areas such as emotional intelligence, biohacking, pareto rule, neuroscience, psychology, biology and other cool fields that help people unlock their superpowers.
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