We Are Deeply Saddened by the Death of Professor J. Peter Neary

With profound regret, CERGE-EI announces that Professor J. Peter Neary, Emeritus Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Merton College, University of Oxford, and former member of the CERGE-EI Executive and Supervisory Committee and Board of Trustees, passed away on June 16 at the age of 71. “Crime and Punishment”: How Russian banks anticipated and dealt with global financial sanctions

Mikhail Mamonov (Junior Researcher, CERGE-EI), Anna Pestova (PhD student, CERGE-EI) and Steven Ongena (University of Zurich) in their column for explore the informational effects of financial sanctions against Russia’s state-owned and controlled banks compared to similar private banks ‘not yet sanctioned’.

CERGE-EI Media Highlights for May

"We say it's important to invest in infrastructure and it’s important to note that education is also a part of infrastructure," said Jan Švejnar on the radio program Interview Plus.

Poverty and People's Economic Behaviour

Thinking about poverty leads to greater impatience – people tend to postpone unpleasant activities. This effect may then contribute to the long-term nature of poverty. This is the result of an experiment reported in a joint paper published in the Economic Journal by Vojtěch Bartoš, Michal Bauer, Julie Chytilová and Ian Levely.

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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.

Matějka, Filip, and Guido Tabellini. Forthcoming. “Electoral Competition with Rationally Inattentive Voters.” Journal of the European Economic Association.

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


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Štěpán Jurajda appointed to serve as Chairman of the Commission for Evaluation of Research Organizations and Programs... more


Filip Matějka joins a new expert group for ERC Grants... more


Jakub Steiner's paper co-authored with Olivier Gossner and Colin Stewart to be published in Econometrica... more


Jan Hanousek and Christian Ochsner granted funding for their research projects from the Czech Science Foundation (GACR)... more

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