To identify an exact definition of an economist is a real struggle. Who is an economist actually? Is he or she a business consultant or perhaps an analyst? The CERGE-EI director, Sergey Slobodyan, opened the first lecture of the Talking Economics! series on Thursday with such questioning. “When you go buy a cup of coffee, such an event is considered an economic transaction. But is the person selling the coffee an economist?” he added. Continue reading History and Social Media Through Eyes of Economists
Jana Cahlíková graduated from our PhD program a few years ago, but keeps returning to CERGE-EI on many occasions. Read our short interview about her job market experience, a short period of a difficult decision-making, and her current research.
Ivana Draženović works as a labor market analyst for the Croatian National Bank. She is another great example of a young professional who had been working for a few years when she realized that she wanted to develop new skills and move forward in her career. Continue reading From Bank to School and Back
Igor Knež had been working at the Croatian Bureau of Statistics for five years when he decided to send his application for CERGE-EI´s Master in Applied Economics program. After one year of hard work, he left Prague in July 2019 with a new diploma, new skills and new knowledge, and plans for his future, but also with a feeling that he had became part of a big family. Continue reading Skills I Have Learned Help me to Address the Challenges my Country is Facing, Says MAE Alumni Igor
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
The latest public lecture to take place at CERGE-EI was presented by Andreas Tudyka of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) European Division. The topic of the report was to take a detailed look at the impact of aging populations in Central, Eastern and South Eastern European (CESEE) countries on the fiscal implications for health and pensions. Filip Pertold and Daniel Münich from the IDEA Think Tank at CERGE-EI gave the local feedback.
How often do you go jogging, who are your friends, and where do you work? Would you answer these questions if asked by a complete stranger? Do you have this type of information on your Facebook, Instagram or any other social network? Ole Jann, who has recently joined the CERGE-EI faculty, spoke with us about his research on internet privacy and the economic implications of the fact that people are sharing more and more information about themselves online. Ole also told us a bit about his experiences with U.S politics, exciting discoveries in Economics, and his Primus Grant Project. Continue reading Doing Economic Theory Means Seeing the World With New Eyes
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
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
Our PhD student Vladimír Novák co-authored an article that was listed among the 10th most downloaded from the Journal of Economic Theory, one of the core nine journals in all of economics. In the article, “A note on optimal experimentation under risk aversion,” Vlado and his colleagues analyzed the willingness of specific decision maker to take a risky action and came up with rather surprising conclusion. Continue reading It Is Crucial Whether Other Researchers Will Build Upon Our Result