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CERGE-EI Researchers To Present Current Economic Research

6 November, 2019

CERGE-EI is joining the upcoming celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution with a special event that will introduce current economic research to the broader public and academics from other fields: “30 Years After the Velvet Revolution: From Transition Economics to Global Topics.” Our researchers, together with two special guests, will present their work on 15 November 2019.

Renowned Czech economic reporter David Klimeš will guide the audience through a variety of research topics that are all also relevant outside the academic discourse.

"The 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution is a perfect opportunity to show how economics research has developed since the fall of the so-called Iron Curtain," said the Director of CERGE-EI Sergey Slobodyan.

"The topics that are covered by our researchers are the very same that are in the global spotlight. That is clear evidence that CERGE-EI is fulfilling its mission to build a recognized center of excellence and innovation in economics research and education," he added.

Filip Matějka, Michal Bauer, Mariola Pytliková, Marek Kapička and Klára Kalíšková (IDEA Think Tank) will represent the new generation of young Czech economists based at CERGE-EI.

CERGE-EI Alumnus Jaroslav Borovička (New York University) will join the event from New York and last but not least Jamie Hentall-MacCuish (University College London) will present his work based on the application of research by Jakub Steiner (CERGE-EI), Colin Stewart (University of Toronto) and Filip Matějka (CERGE-EI).

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Nature Index Writes About IDEA Study on Globalization of Science

18 October, 2019

A prestigious Nature Index web has informed about a study on globalization of science conducted by IDEA researchers Vít Macháček a Martin Srholec. The study compares globalization of science across 174 countries, 27 disciplines and 13 years in an interactive way. The more often researchers publish in the same journals as their peers abroad, the more globalized their research is.

Read more: Nature Index Writes About IDEA Study on Globalization of Science

 
 

Economics Nobel Prize for Work on Easing Poverty

14 October, 2019

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty". 

Read more: Economics Nobel Prize for Work on Easing Poverty

 
 

Excellent Czech Scientist to Present at CERGE-EI

7 October, 2019

A new series of inter-disciplinary lectures by prominent Czech scientists will be launched at CERGE-EI on 25 October. The CCC Lecture Series co-organized by CERGE-EI and the Center for Theoretical Study (CTS) seeks to enhance cooperation among researchers from related fields as well as to be a platform for inspiring discussions.

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Discovery Hub Opens Its Fourth Season

7 October, 2019

With the beginning of the 2019/2020 Academic year, CERGE-EI’s Economics Discovery Hub (EDH) launches its new season. As always, the EDH will offer free courses and workshops focused on Soft Skills, Applied Data Science and Economics.

Read more: Discovery Hub Opens Its Fourth Season