Category Archives: Interviews

Science Without Borders? Not yet, Proves a Study by IDEA Researchers

Science knows no borders—or does it? IDEA researchers Martin Srholec and Vít Macháček have conducted a study that sheds some light on this rather philosophical question. By combining data from 174 countries, 27 disciplines and 13 years, Macháček and Srholec showed how Chinese science has entered the global research arena and the lasting effect the so-called Iron Curtain has had on research in certain countries. Continue reading Science Without Borders? Not yet, Proves a Study by IDEA Researchers

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Top Trio Helps to Explain Argentina’s Problems

In August, Carlos Zarazaga (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) and Nobel Laureate Finn Kydland (UC Santa Barbara) came to CERGE-EI to meet with our Faculty member Marek Kapička and finish their paper on Argentina’s “Missing Capital Puzzle”. While being interviewed about their research, Carlos called Marek and Finn the best team of people he had ever worked with. It is not hard to believe what he said, as the three colleagues were finishing each other’s sentences and joking throughout almost the whole interview. Continue reading Top Trio Helps to Explain Argentina’s Problems

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Christian Ochsner Awarded for his Study on Populism

CERGE-EI Assistant Professor Christian Ochsner and his colleague Felix Roesel from the ifo Institute in Dresden have been awarded a prize by the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim (ZEW) for their study on populism. The authors of the paper used econometrics to study the electoral outcomes in Austria in connection with the anti-Turkish rhetoric used by populists. Continue reading Christian Ochsner Awarded for his Study on Populism

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Economics Allows Systemizing Messy Real-Life Phenomena, Says NET Winner

New Economic Talent (NET) competition Winner Charoo Anand (LSE) focused on the role of discrimination in the mortgage lending race gap in her paper. We were happy to speak with her about her paper as well as about her future plans. When asked about her other talents, Charoo also told us a bit about her non-economic self. Continue reading Economics Allows Systemizing Messy Real-Life Phenomena, Says NET Winner

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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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