Economist Prof. Jaromír Vepřek Passed Away

With profound regret, CERGE-EI announces that Prof. Jaromír Vepřek, one of the co-founders of the present-day Economics Institute and long-term researcher and valued member of the scientific community of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, passed away on February 22, 2021, aged nearly 94 years. He is best known among fellow scientists for his work on application of systems analysis methods in the management of health care.

A New Library Drop Box at the Jan Kmenta Library Entrance

The Jan Kmenta Library newly invites library subscribers to return borrowed books and other items to the drop box that has been installed in front of the library entrance in the foyer of Schebek Palace.

People of CERGE-EI: Meet Our Alumni

Vladimír Novák, one of our recent PhD graduates, has already achieved a great deal in the field of economic research. Last year, Vladimír successfully defended his dissertation under the supervision of Filip Matějka and lent his hand to participate in the IDEA Anti COVID-19 initiative, which issued many studies on matters related to the coronavirus outbreak. In a new blog interview, we asked him several questions regarding his position of Postdoctoral Researcher in Milan, and his current and past research projects.

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

Dejan Kovač (PhD in Economics 2018), Postdoctoral Research Associate, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and Economics Department at Princeton University, USA

Ludmila Matysková (PhD in Economics, 2018), Post-doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Microeconomics, University of Bonn, Germany

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


Top Publications

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

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.

Bičáková, Alena, Guido Matias Cortes, and Jacopo Mazza. Forthcoming. “Caught in the Cycle: Economic Conditions at Enrolment and Labour Market Outcomes of College Graduates.” Economic Journal.


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