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
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
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.
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