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CERGE-EI Experts Will Help Define Public Policy

The newly appointed Czech Government has reached out to members' of CERGE-EI faculty for assistance in defining future public policies.

Think-Tank IDEA: State Employees and Civil Servants. Where They Work and How Much They Are Paid

In their most recent study, Daniel Bartušek, Petr Bouchal, and Petr Janský analyze public sector employees' numbers and salaries. Approximately one-fifth of the country’s workforce – aroundone million people in the Czech Republic, work for the public sector.

CERGE-EI Media Highlights for December

Soaring energy bills, rising interest rates, and the retirement system in the Czech Republic were among the most frequent topics commented on by CERGE-EI's experts in Czech media. Our Ph.D. student Ketevani Kapanadze, who won first place in the Young Economist 2021 competition, gave an interview concerning her research and plans for roklen24.cz.

Nikolas Mittag: The Pandemic has Brought on Questions for Designing Government Programs

How has the current pandemic affected measuring and evaluating poverty and welfare programs? In Talking Economics, Katarína Stehlíková directs this question to Nikolas Mittag, Associate Professor with Tenure at CERGE-EI.

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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. 2021. “O Brother, Where Start Thou? Sibling Spillovers on College and Major Choice in Four Countries.Quarterly Journal of Economics, 136(3): 1831–1886.

Gossner, Olivier, Jakub Steiner, and Colin Stewart. 2021. “Attention Please!.” Econometrica, 89(4): 1717–1751.

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.

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

Mackowiak, Bartosz, Filip Matejka, and Mirko Wiederholt. Forthcoming. “Rational Inattention: A Review.” Journal of Economic Literature.

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.

Schweiger, Helena, Alexander Stepanov, and Paolo Zacchia. Forthcoming. “The Long-Run Effects of R&D Place-Based Policies: Evidence from Russian Science Cities.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

Matějka, Filip, and Guido Tabellini. 2021. “Electoral Competition with Rationally Inattentive Voters.” Journal of the European Economic Association, 19(3): 1899–1935.

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.

Highlights

Dejan Kovac and Marin Drlje among co-authors of paper to be published by the Quarterly Journal of Economics... more

 

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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Evidence-based approach to public policy: Public finance, pension system, tax and social system, labour market, energy and environment, education, science, research and innovation.

 

Read IDEA's 2021 annual Book of Abstracts for English summaries of studies and interactive web tools focusing on topics of high societal importance in which the private sector has weak influence.

 

The web app An EU comparison of 2015-2016 Academic Publication Output and its Citation Impact compares research performance by the number of articles according to the scientific influence of journals and their citation impact, as well as by the number of citations according to the scientific influence of citing journals.

 

Project IDEA Anti COVID-19 (in Czech)

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