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.
Filip has recently been involved in the CERGE-EI High School Project, the Czech Academy of Science’s Week of Science, the Science Cafe, an expert Roundtable on Public Policy in Pre-School anagement, the Human Resources Leaders Forum, a Roundtable on Poverty organized by the Sirius Foundation, a roundtable discussion entitled Women with Children in the Labour Market for the British Chamber of Commerce, a Conference on Aging Society for the Tatiana Kucharova Foundation, and many others.
Filip was awarded the Neuron Impulse Award in 2013. His fields of interest include Applied Microeconometrics, Public Economics, and Labour and Health Economics. His paper entitled “Manipulation of Procurement Contracts: Evidence from the Introduction of Discretionary Thresholds” has recently been published in the American Economic Journal.
This is our short interview with Filip:
Continue reading CERGE-EI Award for Popularization of Science: an Interview with Filip Pertold
Mariola Pytliková is another new member of the CERGE-EI faculty, joining us as both Assistant Professor and Researcher. In addition to CERGE-EI, she is also active at the VSB Technical University in Ostrava, which is close to the Beskydy mountains, where she currently lives.
Continue reading THE NOMAD RESEARCHING MIGRATION: AN INTERVIEW WITH NEW FACULTY MEMBER MARIOLA PYTLIKOVÁ
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
As we count down the days till The New Economic Talent 2016 deadline, we did a bit of reflecting on previous NET competitions. Last year, the top three of 138 submissions presented their thesis in Prague and a total of $1500 USD was awarded to winners. But the benefits of the competition go beyond just money and travel; we caught up with past NET finalist, Salim Turdaliev, to gain a fresh insight into the contest and his life in academia today. Continue reading Life after New Economic Talent: Interview with Salim Turdaliev
The IZA Prize in Labor Economics is widely considered to be the field’s most prestigious award. So we are delighted that the 2015 prize has been awarded to CERGE-EI Founder, Professor Jan Švejnar. He is the latest in a line of distinguished recipients that includes Professors Jacob Mincer, Orley Ashenfelter, David Card, Alan Krueger, Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides. Continue reading CERGE-EI Founder Jan Švejnar wins the 2015 IZA Prize in Labor Economics