Alumni Careers

CERGE-EI alumni are successful in finding placements on the international academic market, in central banks and international organizations (including the World Bank, OECD, IMF, EBRD, European Commission), as well as in the private sector. Currently, they are employed in more than 32 countries worldwide.

To explore where our PhD in Economics graduates have found jobs over the past 5 years, please check also recent placements.   

Selected Alumni Careers

PhD in Economics, Master in Economics


Branka Matyska (PhD in Economics 2021), Postdoctoral Researcher at the Paris School of Economics, France

Vladimír Novák (PhD in Economics 2020), Postdoctoral Researcher at Bocconi University, Italy Blog Interview

Ivo Bakota (PhD in Economics 2020), Postdoctoral Researcher at the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Germany

Andrei Matveenko (PhD in Economics 2019), Postdoctoral Researchers at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Blog Interview

Mykola Babiak (PhD in Economics 2019), Assistant Professor in Finance at Lancaster University Management School, UK Blog Interview

Dejan Kovač (PhD in Economics 2018), Lead Project Manager at Princeton University, USA Blog Interview

Ludmila Matysková (PhD in Economics 2018), Post-doctoral Researcher in Microeconomic Theory at the University of Bonn, Germany

Liyousew Borga (PhD in Economics 2018), Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality at the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Blog Interview

Vojtěch Bartoš (PhD in Economics 2016), Assistant Professor at the University of Munich, Germany Blog Interview

Ján Palguta (PhD in Economics 2016), Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain Blog interview

Jana Cahlíková (PhD in Economics 2016), Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, Germany Blog Interview

Dagmara Celik Katreniak (PhD in Economics 2016), Lecturer at City University of London, UK

Maxim Goryunov (PhD in Economics 2016) Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan Blog Interview

Vahagn Jerbashian (PhD in Economics 2013), Assistant Professor, University of Barcelona, Spain Blog Interview

Jaroslav Borovička (Master in Economics 2006), Associate Professor, Department of Economics, New York University, USA

Jakub Steiner (PhD in Economics 2006), Associate Professor with Tenure, CERGE-EI Prague and University of Zurich

International Organizations, Central Banks, Governments 

Michaela Erbenová (PhD in Economics 1997), Deputy Director, Institute for Capacity Development, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C. Blog Interview

Martin Čihák (PhD in Economics 2002), Advisor and Unit Chief, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C. Blog Interview

Jiří Podpiera (PhD in Economics 2005), Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C.

Pavel Dvořák (PhD in Economics 2008), Principal, Venture Capital & Private Equity Funds, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London Blog Interview

Anita Taçi (PhD in Economics 2000), Deputy Director, Strategy Coordination & Results Management, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London

Libor Krkoška (PhD in Economics 1997), Deputy Director, Country Strategy, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London Blog Interview

Teodora Paligorova (PhD in Economics 2007), Principal Economist at Federal Reserve Board, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C. Blog Interview

Magdalena Borys (PhD in Economics 2009), Economist, European Commission, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), Brussel

Milan Výškrabka (Master in Economics 2006), Economic Analyst, European Commission, Brussel

Alexandra Tsvetkova (Master in Economics 2009), Spatial Productivity Lab, OECD Trento Centre for Local Development, Trento

Ján Matuška (Master in Economics 2007), Country Manager, Council of Europe Development Bank, Paris

Kamil Galuščák (PhD in Economics 2002), Advisor to the Board, Czech National Bank, Prague

Dana Hájková (PhD in Economics 2007), Director of Monetary Policy and Fiscal Analyses Division, Czech National Bank, Prague

Martin Kuncl (PhD in Economics 2014), Senior Analyst, Bank of Canada, Ottawa

Private Sector

Anna Sarabian (PhD in Economics 2006), Partner & Principal, Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates, California

Štěpán Čábelka (PhD in Economics 2002), Head of Analytics and Strategic Development, Česká pojišťovna, Czech Republic

Richard Podpiera (PhD in Economics 2001), Executive Director, Group Segment Management – Retail, Československá obchodní banka (ČSOB), Czech Republic

Olga Haislip (Master in Economics 2004), VP of Quantitative Modeling, Bank of the West, San Francisco, California

Maksim Yemelyanau (PhD in Economics 2012), Head of Financial-Economic dDvision, Belarusian National Reinsurance Organization, Belarus

Viliam Druska (PhD in Economics 2012), Director, Regulatory Economics, Ooredoo, Qatar

Ilkin Aliyev (PhD in Economics 2013), Senior Economist, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran


Master in Applied Economics

International Organizations, Central Banks, Governments

Karel Musil (Master in Applied Economics 2014), Head of Macroeconomic Forecasting Division, Czech National Bank, Prague Blog Interview

Zuzana Čarnogurská (Master in Applied Economics 2017), Analyst, Value for Money, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovakia, Bratislava

Ivana Draženović (Master in Applied Economics 2019), Analyst, Croatian National Bank, Zagreb Blog Interview

Sevinj Gahramanova (Master in Applied Economics 2012), Head of Strategic Management Division, Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku

Illyas Mohammad Sharief (Master in Applied Economics 2014), Consultant, Investment Division, Department of Economics Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi

Robert Stickney (Master in Applied Economics 2017), Director of Data Sicence and Performance Accountability, Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans, USA

Igor Knež (Master in Applied Economics 2019), Data Scientist, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb Blog Interview

Peter Whittemann (Master in Applied Economics 2016), Expert for Education & Business Environment, Banska Bystrica Self-Governing Region, Banská Bystrica

David Pacoň (Master in Applied Economics 2020), Analyst, Czech National Bank, Prague

Private Sector

Martin Pecha (Master in Applied Economics 2020), Growth Manager, Cogvio, Prague

Dmytro Bohatyrov (Master in Applied Economics 2019), Data Scientist, Alza, Prague

Roman Potěšil (Master in Applied Economics 2019), Marketing Coordinator, Uber, Prague

Lukáš Makovský (Master in Applied Economics 2018), Senior Consultant in Real Estate Advisory, Deloitte Czech Republic, Prague Blog Interview

Tomáš Ročeň (Master in Applied Economics 2018), Senior Strategy Consultant, EY-Parthenon, Prague

Elizaveta Zaskukhina (Master in Applied Economics 2018), Data Scientist, MSD, Prague

Masood Sadat (Master in Applied Economics 2017), Economist, Moody's Analytics, Prague

Reynolds Agyapong Antwi (Master in Applied Economics 2017), Relationship Manager Corporate Banking - Energy Sector, Consolidated Bank Ghana, Ghana

Nam Nguyen (Masters in Applied Economics 2016), Assistant Manager - Deal Advisory, M&A, KPMG, Vietnam

Renáta Ďurčová (Master in Applied Economics 2015), Senior Investment Analyst, Arbis Capital Partners, Warsaw

Levon Ghazarian (Master in Applied Economics 2015), Senior Consultant Economist, EY, Luxembourg

Dominik Juričák (Master in Applied Economics 2014), Financial Controller, Moёt Hennesy, Prague

Enis Hasimi (Master in Applied Economics 2014), Specialist, Real Estate Transaction Structuring, DekaBank, Frankfurt, Germany

Andrew Pribram (Master in Applied Economics 2013), Subscriptions Director, Avast Software, Prague

Liubomyr Bregman (Master in Applied Economics 2012), Data Science Lead, Amazon, Luxembourg