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. 




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


Autumn Semester in the Economics Discovery Hub is in full swing

5 October, 2018

The Economics Discovery Hub’s autumn semester has started this week with very popular Introduction to Python course, but we are offering you much more. Choose from our free courses and workshops that are practical and will give you a competitive advantage on the job market.

You can look forward to find out more about using tools from experimental economics to measure social preferences, explore methods used in detecting discrimination or learn SQL fundamentals.

Read more: Autumn Semester in the Economics Discovery Hub is in full swing