Category Archives: Life Experience

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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Studying Economics for the Joy of Understanding

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

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The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Economic Sciences 2017

This summer, Vladimír Novák, our PhD student, attended the 6th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, where 350 young international economists from 66 countries met with 17 Nobel Laureates. The meeting lasted for 5 days and was packed with lectures, panel discussions (all of them now available online), special breakfasts or dinners, but also with coffee breaks and other informal gatherings where participants could have fruitful discussion on whatever topic they liked.

Continue reading The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Economic Sciences 2017

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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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