CERGE-EI's 20th Anniversary
The 2011-2012 academic year represents the 20 year anniversary of the founding of the CERGE-EI PhD program. We were pleased to see so many alumni participate in the celebratory events which were held in October 2011. You can watch the Founder's Panel session or Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz's talk titled "Macroeconomics in Crisis". Please visit our blog and join our dedicated alumni groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Who are CERGE-EI's Alumni?
You are a CERGE-EI alumnus if you fall into any of the following three categories:
a) you are a PhD graduate,
b) you are an MA graduate, or
c) you are a student who successfully completed all second-year field general examinations prior to 2001, which is when when CERGE-EI started issuing MA degrees as part of its State University of New York Charter.
By the beginning of July 2012, one hundred and twenty students had earned their PhD degrees from CERGE-EI, while another 149 have earned and MA degree but did not go on for or have not yet completed their PhD. By extending the definition of alumni to include those who successfully completed the coursework portion of the PhD program, we now count approximately well over 300 CERGE-EI alumni from its inception in 1991.
Benefits for Alumni
The CERGE-EI Alumni Network offers users the chance to keep in touch with professors, researchers, and former classmates, and to learn about institutional issues at CERGE-EI. Our alumni are living and working in more than 15 countries around the world, assuming some of the most dynamic and influential positions on offer. Furthermore, with a growing number of PhD graduates we are beginning to see a natural CERGE-EI alumni network of policy advisors, academics and analysts develop. It therefore only makes sense to maintain connections among our alumni.