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New IDEA study: The gap in in-person teaching caused by the pandemic will cost the Czech economy staggering sums of money in the future

The learning setback caused by the closing of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic will cost the Czech economy hundreds of billions in the future due to decreased labour productivity, a new study by economists from the think-tank IDEA at CERGE-EI suggests.

CERGE-EI Media Highlights for March

The month of March was abundant with many articles in which our experts commented on topics that were again related to the pandemic: mainly the consequences of COVID-19 on the country's economic development.

Happy Czech Day of Education!

Today we are joining Charles University to celebrate the Day of Education in the Czech Republic.

People of CERGE-EI: Meet Our Alumni

Martin Čihák, one of CERGE-EI’s early PhD graduates, recollected his student memories with us and talked about his work for the International Monetary Fund.

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Kőszegi, Botond, and Filip Matějka. 2020. “Choice Simplification: A Theory of Mental Budgeting and Naive Diversification.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 135(2): 1153–1207.

Altmejd, Adam, Andrés Barrios-Fernández, Marin Drlje, Joshua Goodman, Michael Hurwitz, Dejan Kovac, Christine Mulhern, Christopher Neilson, and Jonathan Smith. Forthcoming. “O Brother, Where Start Thou? Sibling Spillovers on College and Major Choice in Four Countries.” Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Gossner, Olivier, Jakub Steiner, and Colin Stewart. Forthcoming. “Attention Please!.” Econometrica.

Zacchia, Paolo. 2020. “Knowledge Spillovers through Networks of Scientists.” Review of Economic Studies, 87(4): 1989–2018.

Jung, Junehyuk, Jeong Ho (John) Kim, Filip Matějka, and Christopher A. Sims. 2019. “Discrete Actions in Information-Constrained Decision Problems.” Review of Economic Studies, 86(6): 2643–2667.

Meyer, Bruce D., and Nikolas Mittag. 2019. “Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Better Measure Income: Implications for Poverty, Program Effectiveness and Holes in the Safety Net.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 11(2): 176–204.

Mittag, Nikolas. 2019. “Correcting for Misreporting of Government Benefits.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 11(2): 142–164.

Henrich, Joseph, Michal Bauer, Alessandra Cassar, Julie Chytilová, and Benjamin Grant Purzycki. 2019. “War Increases Religiosity.” Nature Human Behaviour, 3(2): 129–135.

Meyer, Bruce D., Nikolas Mittag, and Robert M. Goerge. Forthcoming. “Errors in Survey Reporting and Imputation and their Effects on Estimates of Food Stamp Program Participation.” Journal of Human Resources.

Kapička, Marek, and Julian Neira. 2019. “Optimal Taxation with Risky Human Capital.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 11(4): 271–309.

Jehiel, Philippe, and Jakub Steiner. 2020. “Selective Sampling with Information-Storage Constraints.” Economic Journal, 130(630): 1753–1781.

Ely, Jeffrey, Andrea Galeotti, and Jakub Steiner. Forthcoming. “Rotation as Contagion Mitigation.” Management Science.

Highlights

Paolo Zacchia was recommended for the equally high-profile Primus Grant by Charles University...more

 

A Research Fellowship Established in the Name of Professor Roland... more

 

Nikolas Mittag Awarded a Prize for the Best Paper in Empirical Economics by the JoE... more

 

Filip Matějka's Paper to be Published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics... more

 

CERGE-EI Part of the GEOCEP Project led by Charles University... more

 

Nature Index Writes About IDEA Study on Globalization of Science... more

 

Jan Zápal was recommended for the prestigious Lumina Quaeruntur fellowship by the Czech Academy of Sciences...more 

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