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.
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”.
On Monday, 20 November, 2017 Prof. Christopher Sims of Princeton University, Nobel Laureate, and member of CERGE-EI’s Executive and Supervisory Committee (ESC), was awarded an honorary doctorate by Charles University.
This summer, Vladimír Novák, our PhD student, attended the 6th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, where 350 young international economists from 66 countries met with 17 Nobel Laureates. The meeting lasted for 5 days and was packed with lectures, panel discussions (all of them now available online), special breakfasts or dinners, but also with coffee breaks and other informal gatherings where participants could have fruitful discussion on whatever topic they liked.
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.
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.
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
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
“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