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100 Years of U.S.-Czech Economic Relations: Speech by the U.S. Ambassador Stephen King

1 November, 2018

It is our honor to announce that the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, H.E. Stephen King, will give a key note speech entitled 100 Years of U.S.-Czech Economic Relations: Towards the Next 100 on 20 November, 2018 at 18:00 at CERGE-EI.

Prof. Jan Svejnar will do the opening remarks. 

If you wish to attend the event, please register here or email pr@cerge-ei by November 14.

Please note that registration to the event is required, as the number of seats is limited. 

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The Czech Republic celebrates 100 years

26 October, 2018

On Sunday, 28 October, we celebrate 100 years since the founding of the Czechoslovak Republic. This anniversary is a great opportunity to find out more about the rich history of our country.
 
Professor Jan Švejnar, co-founder of CERGE-EI, will speak about the development of the Czech economy in his public lecture entitled Transformation of the Czech Economy and Society.
 
This lecture is part of the Week of Science and Technology festival organized by the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Thanks to the diplomatic effort of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk and his coworkers, the establishment of Czechoslovakia in 1918 was also supported by the United States of America.
 
Therefore, 2018 is also a year when we celebrate the formal beginning of US-Czech diplomatic relations. To mark one hundred years of the Czech-American friendship, the US Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen King will give a speech at CERGE-EI on 20 November.
 
 
 
 

CERGE-EI welcomes USAID administrator Mark Green

22 October, 2018

CERGE-EI was delighted to welcome Mark Green, Administrator of USAID, during his recent visit to Prague. The US Agency for International Development is the world’s largest overseas aid organization and was a major founding donor of CERGE-EI. Since 1991, USAID has provided CERGE-EI with over $5 million of grants.

“The purpose of foreign aid is to end the need for its existence”, said Administrator Green in his first address to USAID personnel. In this respect, CERGE-EI is a showcase project: from being a recipient of major aid in the 1990’s, CERGE-EI is now sharing and spreading its knowledge far and wide across the region it was created to serve.

Read more: CERGE-EI welcomes USAID administrator Mark Green

 
 

Invitation to the Honorary Medal Ceremony for Prof. Gérard Roland

12 October, 2018

It is our honor to announce that Professor Gérard Roland (University of California, Berkeley), a member of the CERGE-EI Executive and Supervisory Committee and CERGE-EI Foundation Board of Directors, will be awarded an honorary medal De Scientia et Humanitate Optime Meritis from the Czech Academy of Sciences.

The ceremony will take place at the seat of Czech Academy of Sciences (Národní 3, Prague 1) on 16 November, 2018 at 10 am. 

To honor this very special occasion, we cordially invite you to the ceremony and the reception which will folllow. As the capacity is limited, please register here by 13 November. 

 

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The Nobel Prize in Economics has been announced

8 October, 2018

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018 to  William D. Nordhaus for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis and Paul M. Romer for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.

Read more: The Nobel Prize in Economics has been announced