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), as well as in the private sector. Currently, they are employed in more than 32 countries worldwide. 

Eva Alumni

Selected Alumni Carreers

PhD in Economics, Master in Economics


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

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), Research Associate at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs 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

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), Assistant 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), Assistant Director, Resource & Information Management Division at the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, 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.

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

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

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

Private Sector

Katarzyna Rzentarzewska (Master in Economics 2011), Chief CEE Macro Analyst, Erste Group Bank AG, Vienna

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

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


Master in Applied Economics

International Organizations, Central Banks, Governments

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

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

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

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

Private Sector

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

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

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

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

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

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

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