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CERGE-EI Media Highlights for May

"We say it's important to invest in infrastructure and it’s important to note that education is also a part of infrastructure," said Jan Švejnar on the radio program Interview Plus.

Poverty and People's Economic Behaviour

Thinking about poverty leads to greater impatience – people tend to postpone unpleasant activities. This effect may then contribute to the long-term nature of poverty. This is the result of an experiment reported in a joint paper published in the Economic Journal by Vojtěch Bartoš, Michal Bauer, Julie Chytilová and Ian Levely.

Dissertation Workshop presentations started

This week the Dissertation Workshop presentations are taking place.

A Year's Worth of Great IDEAs

IDEA, the think-tank of the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences focusing on policy-relevant research and recommendations, just published its annual Book of Abstracts.

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

Research

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.

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.

Matějka, Filip, and Guido Tabellini. Forthcoming. “Electoral Competition with Rationally Inattentive Voters.” Journal of the European Economic Association.

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

Highlights

Dejan Kovac and Marin Drlje among co-authors of paper to be published by the Quarterly Journal of Economics... more

 

Štěpán Jurajda appointed to serve as Chairman of the Commission for Evaluation of Research Organizations and Programs... more

 

Filip Matějka joins a new expert group for ERC Grants... more

 

Jakub Steiner's paper co-authored with Olivier Gossner and Colin Stewart to be published in Econometrica... more

 

Jan Hanousek and Christian Ochsner granted funding for their research projects from the Czech Science Foundation (GACR)... more

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