Should Taxis Be Regulated? Report on the first discussion of the iEkonomie.cz meeting

The first discussion of the iEkonomie.cz meeting concerning the regulation of taxi services took place on 6 February 2017 at CERGE-EI with Ondřej Krátký of Liftago. The discussion was packed with interesting insights and was attended by numerous members from academia, students, and interested parties. This was the first of a new series of discussions in which academia interacts with business to generate inspiring ideas and solutions that benefit from creating a bridge between these two worlds. We bring you an overview of the topic discussed.   Continue reading Should Taxis Be Regulated? Report on the first discussion of the iEkonomie.cz meeting

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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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Projects in Applied Economics for Talented Students: How high school students succeeded in conducting research in economics

On Monday 12th December 2016 we saw the Economics Projects for High School Students come to an end after students spent 12 weeks learning the basics of Economics and undertaking research using real life data, with support from their allocated supervisors.  The project received 60 applicants which were filtered down to 24 participants who came from 11 different schools; 8 in Prague and 3 from other regions in the country. Continue reading Projects in Applied Economics for Talented Students: How high school students succeeded in conducting research in economics

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TRIBUTE TO PROF. JAN KMENTA

On November 19th, 2016, the CERGE-EI community paid tribute to one of the most influential economists and researchers of Czech origin, Professor Jan Kmenta, who passed away on July 24th, 2016, in Prague. Among his many titles and honors, Prof. Kmenta was Professor Emeritus of Economics and Statistics at the University of Michigan, a CERGE-EI Visiting Professor, and a member of the CERGE-EI Executive and Supervisory Committee.

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THE NOMAD RESEARCHING MIGRATION: AN INTERVIEW WITH NEW FACULTY MEMBER MARIOLA PYTLIKOVÁ

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.

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FROM HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY TO THE BANGLADESHI TEXTILE INDUSTRY: AN INTERVIEW WITH NEW CERGE-EI FACULTY MEMBER ANDREAS MENZEL

This year, CERGE-EI welcomed five new faculty members, which ranks among the most important hiring successes in CERGE-EI’s history for faculty expansion.  One of them is Andreas Menzel, whose arrival marks an enrichment of the existing circle of CERGE-EI microeconomists.

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ON WOMEN IN ECONOMY AND THE FASCINATION FOR OIL INDUSTRY: AN INTERVIEW WITH NEW FACULTY MEMBER VERONIKA SELEZNEVA

This year, CERGE-EI welcomed five new faculty members, which ranks among the most important hiring successes in CERGE-EI’s history for faculty expansion.

Two of them – Stanislav Anatolyev (see the Blog entry) and Veronika Selezneva — are linked with Moscow´s New Economic School (NES). At CERGE-EI this academic year, Veronika will be teaching macroeconomics.

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THE ANSWERS WERE CERGE-EI AND PRAGUE: AN INTERVIEW WITH NEW FACULTY MEMBER STANISLAV ANATOLYEV

This year, CERGE-EI welcomed 5 new faculty members, which ranks among the most important hiring successes in CERGE-EI’s history for faculty expansion.

One of them is Stanislav Anatolyev who came to CERGE-EI with the position of full tenured professor from Moscow´s New Economic School (NES). At CERGE-EI, he will be teaching econometrics, which is his principal field of interest in teaching as well as in research.

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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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OPEN SCIENCE AT CERGE-EI: ECONOMICS AS A TOOL FOR MAKING DECISIONS IN REAL LIFE

Ten years ago, the Czech Academy of Sciences initiated a project whose principal goal was to popularize science among the general public. Besides educating high school teachers, the Open Science project was aimed at talented high school students by offering internships at selected scientific institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

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