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
The recent Restud Tour turned out, in many respects, to be the research event of the year for us, and we hope to keep the inspiration and ambience it created going for some time. Here is a short summary for those who could not come, including a short joint interview.
Continue reading Restud Tour: 7 speakers, 2 days, 170 guests
For the first time, CERGE-EI will become a proud host of the renowned Review of Economic Studies Tour (Restud). Seven of the most promising graduating doctoral students in economics and finance in the world were selected to present their research to audiences at three universities across Europe (the first one being Queen Mary University of London and the third one the University of Copenhagen). Read our short interview with Ctirad Slavik, Assistant Professor at CERGE-EI, who is coordinating the event. Continue reading Restud Tour 2018: An Interview with Ctirad Slavik
On Monday, 19 March, 2018, CERGE-EI hosted the presentation of the 17th EEAG report in the magnificent Schebek Palace. The European Economic Advisory Group (EEAG) reports annually on specific economic policy issues and follows its objective of offering research-based insights to the public and policymakers. This year’s report is titled “What Now, With Whom, Where To – The Future of the EU” and puts a special emphasis on macroeconomic conditions, the role of trust within Europe, and economic convergence.
Continue reading The President of the Ifo Institute Comes to CERGE-EI to Present the 17th EEAG Report
An interview with Libor Krkoška (PhD 1997) done by our current PhD student, Dali Laxton. Continue reading From the early days at CERGE-EI to 20 years at the EBRD
Not surprisingly, when finalizing your PhD study application, you may find that the Statement of Motivation is the hardest part. Summarizing who you are, what you do and what you would like to do in the future usually turns out to be a bigger challenge than it looks.
Continue reading Finding a Perfect Match: Writing a Statement of Motivation
An interview with our alumnus Petar Stankov (PhD 2014) done by our current PhD student, Dali Laxton.
Continue reading “New book? I just max myself out, like in the good old days”
It does not happen so often that we have several researchers on a visit, not only in the same country, but more precisely at the same institution. That is why we decided to mark this special occasion with a joint interview. Filip Matejka and Filip Pertold (and Michal Bauer) went to the University of California, Berkeley. While we miss them greatly, we realize that today’s loss is a future gain: we hope they return not just safe and sound, but also satisfied, refreshed, and inspired.
Continue reading Perspective and Excitement: A Postcard from Berkeley
This summer, Olga Bychkova, our PhD in Economics student, spent 12 weeks on a paid internship at the International Monetary Fund in Washington. Read our short interview with her to learn what the best thing was about it and who she met.
Continue reading Summer Internship at the IMF
Have you ever wondered which factors determine your life satisfaction? Or whether women really earn less than men?
This year, 30 ambitious high school students were granted the unique opportunity to shed light on these (and other) topics during CERGE-EI’s selective pre-college program “Projects in Applied Economics for Talented Students”.
Continue reading Projects in Applied Economics for Talented Students 2017