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Perspective and Excitement: A Postcard from Berkeley

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.

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Projects in Applied Economics for Talented Students 2017

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”.

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CERGE-EI International Food Party 2017

Food is culture – and culture connects. On 5 October students from more than 15 countries shared a part of their cultural heritage by participating in CERGE-EI’s annual International Food Party and by offering up traditional dishes representing their countries of origin. In celebration of this day, CERGE-EI welcomed faculty, students, and staff to this event taking place in the historical halls of Schebek Palace.

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The MAE Program Started with an Applied Human-Centered Design Project

This was the second year that the MA in Applied Economics (MAE) program, which aims to develop data-driven changemakers, has opened with Discovery Week — a very intensive and fascinating start to the program. Almost all of this year’s students arrived in Prague a week early to participate in Discovery Week, and they are sure that it was the right decision.

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First International Bazaar at CERGE-EI: “Reuse” concept in practice

We all have things at our homes that we no longer need.  They may be brand new, they may be used, yet still in a good condition. Nevertheless, there is no one in particular around us who would like to take them. Such things only take up space in the household, yet it would be a shame (and environmentally unfriendly too!) just to throw them away. Continue reading First International Bazaar at CERGE-EI: “Reuse” concept in practice

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MAE 2017 Cohort Showcases Results of Project Seminar

On Tuesday, 11 July, CERGE-EI’s MAE students presented results of their work in the Project seminar course. During the period of two months, they had been cooperating with companies such as Liftago, Nielsen, and the Platform for Social Housing, analyzing their data and suggesting the best solutions of the companies’ business problems. Continue reading MAE 2017 Cohort Showcases Results of Project Seminar

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CERGE-EI Award for Popularization of Science: an Interview with Filip Pertold

Filip Pertold (CERGE-EI researcher and 2010 PhD in Economics Graduate) has received an Honorary Award for his dedication to the popularization of economic research and its impact on society. Filip has actively participated in a number of projects and activities promoting economic research and CERGE-EI to professionals, students, the business community and the general public. Continue reading CERGE-EI Award for Popularization of Science: an Interview with Filip Pertold

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CERGE-EI Alumni Awards 2017 winner: an interview with Petar Buha

Petar Buha (2015 Master’s in Applied Economics Graduate) was nominated for the 2017 Alumni Award for his dedication to CERGE-EI. He has shared his expertise and advice through two very popular semester-long Excel courses in the Economics Discovery Hub (EDH), which he offered to teach on a non-paid basis. Continue reading CERGE-EI Alumni Awards 2017 winner: an interview with Petar Buha

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