Student Successes

Our PhD in Economics and MA in Applied Economics students are actively participating in various competitions and their papers are regularly collecting awards. Their efforts have proven exceptional results across the region. We’re proud of their success!

2018

August

CERGE-EI Second-Year Research Fellowship 2018 Competition

Bohdana Kurylo, Maxim Senkov and Vladimir Pirlik are the winners of this year's CERGE-EI Second-Year Research Fellowship, a special fellowship sponsored by RSJ Foundation. The purpose of the fellowship, sponsored by the RSJ Foundation, is to facilitate the transition from course work to dissertation research and help students to fully concentrate on the first steps of their research career.

November
Czech Economic Society: Young Economist of the Year Competition

CERGE-EI graduate Ludmila Matysková and PhD student Matěj Bělín have received the first and the third prize, respectively, in the CSE’s Young Economist of the Year competition.

2017

February
CERGE-EI Second-Year Research Fellowship 2017 Competition

Kristina Jablonicka, Matej Belin and Sergei Mikhalishchev are the winners of this year's CERGE-EI Second-Year Research Fellowship, a special fellowship sponsored by RSJ Foundation. The purpose of these fellowships is to facilitate the transition from course work to dissertation research and increase the probability that students will successfully complete their studies at CERGE-EI in an expeditious manner.

June
Mykola Babiak Wins the 2017 Best Paper in Theoretical Economics

Mykola Babiak’s paper "Generalized Disappointment Aversion, Learning, and Variance Premium" won the 1st place in the 2017 Competition for the Best Student Paper in Theoretical Economics awarded by the Czech Econometric Society.

November
Czech Economic Society: Young Economist of the Year Competition

CERGE-EI PhD students Mykola Babiak and Nikoloz Kudashvili have received the first and the second prize, respectively, in the CSE’s Young Economist of the Year competition.

2016

January
CFA Institute Research Challenge

The team of Linda Do, Marek Rakowski, Miroslav Stranovsky, Fabio Herrero (MA in Applied Economics students) and Iuliia Brushko (PhD in Economics student) proceeded to the national round of the CFA Investment Research Challenge, and placed 5th. The teams had to do investment research of Unipetrol, including a country & industry overview, business description, financial analysis, valuation, and make recommendations.

February
KPMG International Case Competition

Linda Do and Marek Rakowski (both MA in Applied Economics students) were part of a team, which advanced to the national final of a globally organized 2-week competition. The goal was to develop innovative and real-world business solutions.

April
Roland Berger Case Competition

Linda Do (MA in Applied Economics student) joined a team which won the Roland Berger Case Competition. The teams had to master market research and analyzing trends in the construction industry followed by completing a strategy proposition for a company producing construction chemicals and plastics.

Wicksell Prize

Ján Palguta (PhD in Economics student) was selected among the top three candidates for the Wicksell prize 2016. This prize is awarded by the European Public Choice Society to the best paper written by an under thirty author.

May
MOL’s Freshhh competition 2016

Linda Do, Marek Rakowski (MA in Applied Economics students) and Jakub Kuba (Consulting Club 307) were members of the winning team called “Dirty Drilling”, out of 2300 teams worldwide. Players managed a simulated reality of a refinery and fuel stations network; used excel models, technology-focused logic and precise calculations; the task was to expand the company and increase its value/profitability. 

June
CERGE-EI Publication in the American Economic Review: June 6, 2016

CERGE-EI PhD Candidate, Vojtěch Bartoš, along with CERGE-EI academics Michal Bauer, Julie Chytilová, and Filip Matějka have had their research, "Attention Discrimination: Theory and Field Experiments with Monitoring Information Acquisition," published in the latest issue of the American Economic Review.

Their findings will have serious implications for discrimination and policy intervention in labor markets across the globe.

November
Data-Driven Changemakers: Datathon

Robert Stickney, MA in Applied Economics student, was a member of the Datathon winning team, which was selected for project on ʺLiveable Prague: How Can We Achieve a Well Balanced City?ʺ Other team members were Karel Golan, Eva Horákova, Greta Solani and Michal Kubišta.

First Place at the “Students Encountering Science” conference

Danijela Vuletic’s paper “How Effective were Reminders and Frames in Incentivizing Blood Donations” placed on the first place in the Social Sciences Section at the 9th international scientific conference “Students Encountering Science” (StES 2016), which took place in November in Banja Luka, Bosna and Herzegovina.

Czech Economic Society: Young Economist of the Year Competition

CERGE-EI PhD students Gega Todua and Michal Šoltés have received the second and the third prize, respectively, in the CSE’s Young Economist of the Year competition.

2015

January
CFA Research Challenge

Three M.A. in Applied Economics students, Andrea Šandorová, Milan Lupač and Jindřich Gallo, advanced to Czech Republic’s final round.

February
First CERGE-EI Alumni Award for the Best Student Paper in Finance

CERGE-EI PhD student Jakub Matějů won the very first alumni award with his paper.

July
UniCredit & Universities Foundation

A paper authored by CERGE-EI faculty members Michal Bauer, Julie Chytilová and Filip Matějka and PhD student, Vojtěch Bartoš, won a prize for the Best Paper in Economics of Discrimination.

October
Slovak Economic Research Association Meeting

A paper authored by PhD student Ján Palguta, won a prize for the Best Student Paper.

November
Czech Economic Society: Young Economist of the Year Competition

CERGE-EI PhD students Jakub Matějů, Maxim Goryunov, and Ján Palguta won all top three prizes.

BCG Strategy Cup 2015

MA in Applied Economics students, Linda Do, Marek Rakowski, Miroslav Straňovsky and MA in Applied Economics alumnus Milan Lupač won the competition.

PwC Financial Challenge 2015

MA in Applied Economics student Linda Do and MA in Applied Economics alumnus Milan Lupač were members of the winning team.

December
Prof. František Vencovský Prize

PhD student Volha Audzei was awarded a share of first prize and PhD student Jakub Matějů won a third price.