Category Archives: Life Experience

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.

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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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Data-Driven Changemakers Datathon – looking back at the event

“Exciting, interesting, challenging….I’m in for the next event!”, said Louise Nebelsztein, Datathon participant, and thus summed up the feelings of the majority of  participants after the event. The weekend of 11-13 November was full of data analysis, hard work, late nights and interesting insights. Continue reading Data-Driven Changemakers Datathon – looking back at the event

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PRISONERS WEAVING HAMMOCKS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FIRST DISCOVERY WEEK HELD AT CERGE-EI

19 of the 22 students on the MA in Applied Economics program gathered at CERGE-EI one week before the new academic year officially began to take part in the Discovery Week. The principal goal of this event was to provide fresh ideas to an organization working with marginalized communities – such as prisoners – who weave hammocks for public spaces.

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