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.

This Year's Virtual Open Day Accessible for Watching on YouTube

CERGE-EI hosted a Virtual Open Day on January 26. It was a great opportunity for prospective students to learn more about CERGE-EI, university life, our faculty, alumni, and students.

Former MAE Student Listed in Forbes 30 under 30 List for 2021

This year, Jiří Sýkora, our Master in Applied Economics graduate from 2014, has been ranked among the country’s youngest and most promising talents, according to the Forbes 30 under 30 Czech Republic ranking for 2021.

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Maxim Goryunov (PhD in Economics, 2016) Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

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

Ján Palguta (PhD in Economics, 2016), Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

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


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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