CERGE-EI Welcomes New Students to the Preparatory Semester

The 2021 Preparatory Semester on the PhD in Economics and Master in Economic Research program kicked off last week.

IDEA Study: Social Status in Apprenticeships in the Czech Republic

Only around 30% of pupils of primary schools enter apprenticeship education in the Czech Republic every year. Research usually does not state what pupils are interested in and how their composition changes over time, but rather how large a proportion of pupils go on to study apprenticeships.

IDEA Webinar: How Influential Are Scientific Publications Across European Countries and Disciplines?

It is with pleasure to invite everyone to join an online webinar, during which a new IDEA think tank interactive web tool “An EU comparison of 2015-2016 Academic Publication Output and its Citation Impact” will be introduced and explained how to use by one of its authors — Daniel Münich. The webinar will take place on Friday 30 April 2021 at 1 p.m.

Calling for Help. Who Needs It the Most? Štěpán Jurajda in the Show The Questions of Václav Moravec

Professor Štěpán Jurajda, who is also a member of the National Economic Council (NERV) and the Interdisciplinary Group for the Epidemiological Situation (MeSES), participated in a discussion last Sunday on the show “The Questions of Václav Moravec” on TV Channel ČT 1, together with other guests: former Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla and former Minister of Finance Ivan Pilný.

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Top Publications

Kőszegi, Botond, and Filip Matějka. 2020. “Choice Simplification: A Theory of Mental Budgeting and Naive Diversification.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 135(2): 1153–1207.

Altmejd, Adam, Andrés Barrios-Fernández, Marin Drlje, Joshua Goodman, Michael Hurwitz, Dejan Kovac, Christine Mulhern, Christopher Neilson, and Jonathan Smith. Forthcoming. “O Brother, Where Start Thou? Sibling Spillovers on College and Major Choice in Four Countries.” Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Gossner, Olivier, Jakub Steiner, and Colin Stewart. Forthcoming. “Attention Please!.” Econometrica.

Zacchia, Paolo. 2020. “Knowledge Spillovers through Networks of Scientists.” Review of Economic Studies, 87(4): 1989–2018.

Jung, Junehyuk, 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.

Meyer, Bruce D., 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.

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

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

Meyer, Bruce D., Nikolas Mittag, and Robert M. Goerge. Forthcoming. “Errors in Survey Reporting and Imputation and their Effects on Estimates of Food Stamp Program Participation.” Journal of Human Resources.

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

Jehiel, Philippe, and Jakub Steiner. 2020. “Selective Sampling with Information-Storage Constraints.” Economic Journal, 130(630): 1753–1781.

Ely, Jeffrey, Andrea Galeotti, and Jakub Steiner. Forthcoming. “Rotation as Contagion Mitigation.” Management Science.


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