Monday, 20 February, 2023

00:01 | For Study Applicants | ONLINE

Admissions open!

Since December 1st till March 31 you can apply to our programs:
Master in Economic Research and PhD in Economics

Entry requirements are:
- BA or MA degree or equivalent
- Proficiency in spoken and written English
- Solid background in mathematics
- Previous education in economics is recommended

Your online application must content following documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of motivation
- Copies of your diplomas and transcripts
- Proof of English proficiency level
- Contact details for two (or max. three) referees

For more information please see sections: How to apply to MAER or How to apply to PhD
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or see the FAQ sections for MAER or Phd

13:00 | Special Event

Coffee with Alumni - Boryana Madzharova

We are pleased to invite CERGE-EI students, faculty, and alumni to the #AlumniLive coffee break with our PhD alumna Boryana Madzharova from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

The coffee break will take place in the Faculty lounge on the 3rd floor. Grab your mugs and enjoy coffee, sweets, and networking!

#AlumniLive Coffee with Alumni is an informal gathering that serves as a platform for students to network with alumni.

14:00 | Applied Micro Research Seminar

Boryana Madzharova (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) "Poland’s Special Economic Zones: Effects on Regional Economic Development"

Boryana Madzharova, Ph.D.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Join online:  (password 5949)

Abstract: This paper studies one of the largest place-based policies currently operational within the European Union – Poland’s special economic zones (SEZs). The policy attracts investors to specific locations through corporate income tax exemptions amounting to up to 70% of investment costs. Using a unique combination of firm and municipality-level data, we evaluate employment outcomes in an event-study specification with staggered adoption spanning 1995-2016. We estimate a longrun increase in employment in targeted municipalities of 26%, predominantly reflecting gains in manufacturing jobs. The mean effect of one more permit issued to an investor operating in an SEZ is 1.5%. Indirect effects on contiguous non-treated communes are modest and appear only a decade post-zone establishment. We find no impact of the policy on within-country migration, wages or property prices.