Alumni Careers

CERGE-EI’s alumni are currently employed in more than 40 countries worldwide.


PhD in Economics graduates pursue academic careers in prestigious university departments around the world, such as Max Planck Institute, Tilburg University, or New York University, hold high-level positions in international organizations, including the World Bank, IMF, EBRD, OECD, government ministries, central banks, think tanks, and private sector organizations.


MAER and MAE in Economics graduates hold quantitative jobs in policy-oriented institutions, such as think tanks, governmental institutions, central banks, and international organizations. Many find jobs in the international business sector, including major banks and consulting firms such as Moody’s Analytics, EY and Deutsche Borse. Others teach economics at high-quality international schools and universities. Many MAER graduates also continue with us in the PhD program.


Check all the successful recent placements over the past 5 years.



"Ph.D. program in Economics has given us excellent tools to succeed globally."   



Michaela Erbenová, PhD 1997
International Monetary Fund


"Studying at CERGE-EI was a unique experience and it gave me new perspectives."


Ivo Bakota, PhD 2020
Max Planck Institute

"CERGE-EI’s PhD program is the best in the country."



Kamil Kovář, PhD 2022
Moody´s Analytics Prague

"I had a great opportunity to learn from the inspiring faculty during lectures, tutorials, and personal interactions." 


Vojtěch Bartoš, PhD 2016
University of Milan

"I really liked the intensity of the curriculum and the amount of concentration on studies that CERGE-EI required."


Vahagn Jerbashian, PhD 2013
University of Barcelona

"I feel very fortunate that I had an opportunity to work with extraordinary scholars during my PhD studies."


Vladimír Novák, PhD 2020
National Bank of Slovakia

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