Filip Matějka Awarded by the Czech Education Minister for Outstanding Research

28 November, 2019

CERGE-EI faculty Filip Matějka has been awarded the Minister of Education Youth and Sports Prize for outstanding results in social sciences research. Filip is one of the two Czech scientists who received the prize this year.

"It is a great honor to be among the scientists awarded this year. I think that the committee recognized that we economists try to push our knowledge using scientific methods even if it's often difficult to do as precisely as in some other disciplines," said Filip. 

"CERGE-EI has been very inspiring to me since pretty much all of my colleagues work on topics that really matter. Their example then constantly pushes me away from my small theoretical models. Some of my most impactful work is done jointly with my wonderful colleagues Michal Bauer, Julie Chytilová and Jakub Steiner. And thus big thanks and congrats also belong to all three of them," he added.

The Minister of Education Youth and Sports Prize for Outstanding Results of Research, Experimental Development and Innovation has been awarded since 1991. In 2016 Julie Chytilová was among the three laureates.



Recent Successes of CERGE-EI Students and Graduates

27 November, 2019

CERGE-EI’s Radek Janhuba and Jakub Grossmann have recently been awarded for their research.

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CERGE-EI Researchers To Present Current Economic Research

6 November, 2019

CERGE-EI is joining the upcoming celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution with a special event that will introduce current economic research to the broader public and academics from other fields: “30 Years After the Velvet Revolution: From Transition Economics to Global Topics.” Our researchers, together with two special guests, will present their work on 15 November 2019.

Renowned Czech economic reporter David Klimeš will guide the audience through a variety of research topics that are all also relevant outside the academic discourse.

"The 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution is a perfect opportunity to show how economics research has developed since the fall of the so-called Iron Curtain," said the Director of CERGE-EI Sergey Slobodyan.

"The topics that are covered by our researchers are the very same that are in the global spotlight. That is clear evidence that CERGE-EI is fulfilling its mission to build a recognized center of excellence and innovation in economics research and education," he added.

Filip Matějka, Michal Bauer, Mariola Pytliková, Marek Kapička and Klára Kalíšková (IDEA Think Tank) will represent the new generation of young Czech economists based at CERGE-EI.

CERGE-EI Alumnus Jaroslav Borovička (New York University) will join the event from New York and last but not least Jamie Hentall-MacCuish (University College London) will present his work based on the application of research by Jakub Steiner (CERGE-EI), Colin Stewart (University of Toronto) and Filip Matějka (CERGE-EI).

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Nature Index Writes About IDEA Study on Globalization of Science

18 October, 2019

A prestigious Nature Index web has informed about a study on globalization of science conducted by IDEA researchers Vít Macháček a Martin Srholec. The study compares globalization of science across 174 countries, 27 disciplines and 13 years in an interactive way. The more often researchers publish in the same journals as their peers abroad, the more globalized their research is.

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