These 23 projects were selected from a total of 78 which were submitted with budgets totaling approximately $750,000. Note that in cases where the award was made to a group of researchers, only the principal researcher(s) is/are named. Each project also includes a notation mentioning the sponsoring institution and the project title.

The projects were selected in December 2011 and work begins in early 2012. The deadline for project completion is December 2012, though we allow researchers a one-time, six-month no-cost extension, extending the final deadline to June 2013. The research teams presented their interim findings at a workshop held in August 2012 in Prague. The resulting papers from these projects will be made available as they are submitted.

Principal Researcher(s)    
Grantee Organization
Project Title

Adrian Miroiu & Andra-Maria Roescu    
National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest, Romania    
Electoral Behavior: An experimental approach from the laboratory and the field of Romanian local and general elections
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper|| Completed Paper 02

Tymon Słoczyński & Arun Advani
Stowarzyszenie Naukowe Collegium Invisibile, Poland    
Evaluating alternative estimators of the average treatment effect when both treatment and outcome are binary
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Artane Rizvanolli
Economic Development Group (EDG), Kosovo
Human capital and the attraction of FDI: New evidence from European transition economies
Paper Forthcoming Late 2013

Ágnes Szabó-Morvai    
Central European University, Hungary    
Labor Market Effect of Child Benefits: The Case of Hungary
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Saša Ranđelović, Marko Vladisavljević, Jelena Žarković Rakić & Sunčica Vujić
Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN), Belgrade, Serbia    
A Behavioural Microsimulation Model with Discrete Labour Supply: An ex ante Evaluation of in-Work Benefits in Serbia
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Igor Velickovski & Aleksandar Stojkov
Iustinianus Primus Faculty of Law, Macedonia
Is the European Integration Speeding Up the Economic Convergence Process of the Transition Countries? A Shock Perspective
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Márton Medgyesi
Tárki Social Research Institute, Hungary
Convergence in attitudes to inequality and redistribution: reexamining the "socialist legacy" hypothesis
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Joanna Tyrowicz & Karolina Goraus   
Fundacja Inicjatyw Społeczno-Ekonomicznych (Foundation of Socio-Economic Initiatives), Poland    
Gender Discrimination Patterns over Transition
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Isilda Mara    
Albanian Center for Social-Economic Research, Albania    
Labour Market Performance and Wage Premium: the case of Albanian Return Migrants
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Adnan Efendić, Aziz Šunje, Tomasz Mickiewicz & Anna Rebmann
School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Minority Entrepreneurs: networks, trust and performance
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Paweł Chmieliński & Michał Dudek
Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics - National Research Institute, Poland
Urban-rural connections: local policy and livelihood strategies
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Jana Cahlíková
CERGE-EI, Czech Republic
Can Integration work among groups with different social norms? Experimental Evidence
Completed Paper

Goran Petrevski, Dragan Tevdovski & Jane Bogoev
Faculty of Economics, University "Ss Cyril and Methodius", Macedonia    
Fiscal and Monetary Policy Interactions in the South Eastern European Economies with Fixed Exchange Rate Regime
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Aljaž Kunčič  
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
The institutional effects on trade: extensive or intensive margin?
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper|| Completed Paper 02

Jakub Caisl    
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic    
Punishment under Uncertainty: Reciprocity or Need to Assign Guilt?
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Dagmara Katreniaková    
CERGE-EI, Czech Republic
Information, Aspirations and Incentives to Learn: A Randomized Field Experiment in Uganda
Paper Forthcoming Late 2013

Georgi Burlakov    
CERGE-EI, Czech Republic
Vertical Differentiation in the PC Software Market: Should Product Bundling be Socially Plausible if it does not Lead to Efficient Market Foreclosure?
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Tomáš Miklánek    
CERGE-EI, Czech Republic
Power of Shame: The effect of ex-post disclosure in the ultimatum and dictator games with uncertainty
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Tomáš Konečný
CERGE-EI, Czech Republic
Testing for Non-Linear Feedback Effects between the Banking Sector and Real Economy
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Martin Kuncl
CERGE-EI, Czech Republic
The Implication of Securitization on the Optimal Setting of Capital Requirements
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper (Draft, Revision will appear late 2013)

Anna Baranowska & Iga Magda    
Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
What drives youth unemployment during crises? The role of job creation, job destruction and labour market institutions
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper

Tomáš Miklánek & Peter Katuščák
CERGE-EI, Czech Republic
The Role of Other-Regarding Preferences in the Provision of Public Goods by Fixed-Prize Lotteries

Gabriela Pásztorová
CERGE-EI, Czech Republic
Consumer Credit Risk Modeling and the Efficiency of Lending Policies
Summary of Findings || Completed Paper