Representatives of CERGE-EI are Members of the Coronavirus Crisis Response Economic Team

Representatives of CERGE-EI make up one-third of the governmental Economic Advisory Team in the Czech Republic. The main task of the twelve-member advisory body is to recommend measures to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the country.

Experientia Foundation Financially Supports the ‘IDEA anti Covid-19’ Project

The IDEA think tank at CERGE-EI has received an extraordinary donation of half a million crowns from the Experientia Foundation for the ‘IDEA anti Covid-19' project.

CERGE-EI Researchers Influencing the Debate on the COVID-19 Response

Many CERGE-EI faculty members, students, and alumni are actively involved on the IDEA anti COVID-19 project run by the IDEA think tank. Since its launch earlier this month, the project itself and studies it has published have received significant coverage in the relevant Czech media.

Application Deadline Prolonged for All Study Programs and NET

The deadline for submitting applications for our study programs has been postponed until 30 April. This change also applies for the New Economic Talent competition.

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Jakub Steiner (PhD in Economics 2006), Associate Professor with Tenure, CERGE-EI Prague and University of Zurich

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Jaroslav Borovička (Master in Economics, 2006), Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, New York University

Michaela Erbenová (PhD in Economics 1997), Assistant Director, Resource & Information Management Division at the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund


Top Publications

Botond Kőszegi and Filip Matějka. Forthcoming. “Choice Simplification: A Theory of Mental Budgeting and Naive Diversification.” Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Junehyuk Jung, Jeong Ho (John) Kim, Filip Matějka, and Christopher A. Sims. 2019. “Discrete Actions in Information-Constrained Decision Problems.” Review of Economic Studies, 86(6): 2643–2667.

Marek Kapička and Julian Neira. 2019. “Optimal Taxation with Risky Human Capital.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 11(4): 271–309.

Bruce D. Meyer and Nikolas Mittag. 2019. “Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Better Measure Income: Implications for Poverty, Program Effectiveness and Holes in the Safety Net.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 11(2): 176–204.

Nikolas Mittag. 2019. “Correcting for Misreporting of Government Benefits.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 11(2): 142–164.

Joseph Henrich, Michal Bauer, Alessandra Cassar, Julie Chytilová, and Benjamin Grant Purzycki. 2019. “War Increases Religiosity.” Nature Human Behaviour, 3(2): 129–135.

Michal Bauer, Jana Cahlíková, Julie Chytilová, and Tomáš Želinský. 2018. “Social Contagion of Ethnic Hostility.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(19): 4881–4886.

Jaromír Kovářík, Friederike Mengel, and José Gabriel Romero. 2018. “Learning in Network Games.” Quantitative Economics, 9(1): 85–139.

Ángel Hernando-Veciana and Fabio Michelucci. 2018. “Inefficient Rushes in Auction.” Theoretical Economics, 13(1): 273–306.

Michal Bauer, Nathan Fiala, and Ian Levely. 2018. “Trusting Former Rebels: An Experimental Approach to Understanding Reintegration After Civil War.” Economic Journal, 128(613): 1786–1819.

Suzanne K. Barth, Nikolas Mittag, and Kyung H. Park. 2019. “Voter Response to Hispanic Sounding Names: Evidence from Down-Ballot Statewide Elections.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 14(4): 401–437.

Sharon Belenzon, Anastasiya Shamshur, and Rebecca Zarutskie. 2019. “CEO's Age and the Performance of Closely Held Firms.” Strategic Management Journal, 40(6): 917–944.


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