Randall K. Filer

Randall K. Filer

Professor of Economics, Hunter College & The Graduate Center, City University of New York

CERGE-EI Foundation Board President (retired)

Randall K. Filer is Professor of Economics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and, since 1993, Visiting Professor of Economics and Senior Scholar at CERGE-EI in Prague. He was also President of the CERGE-EI Foundation (retired 2021), the Eastern European Coordinator of the Global Development Network and Chair of the International Faculty Committee at the International School of Economics in Tbilisi, Georgia (ISET). He is a research Fellow of IZA (Bonn), CESifo (Munich), WDI (Ann Arbor) and the Manhattan Institute (NYC).

Professor Filer received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1979 where he was affiliated with the Industrial Relations Section and the Office of Population Research. He graduated magna cum laude with Highest Honors in economics from Haverford College. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the ACE program of the European Union, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others and has appeared in leading professional journals including The American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The European Economic Review, The Journal of Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and The Economics of Transition. Professor Filer has twice been a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic as well as a visiting scholar at the Economics Institute, Zagreb, Croatia.

Randall K. Filer on CERGE-EI
“I have seen the organization make a difference in the lives of hundreds of young men and women and, through them, vast regions of the world. No other organization I know of gets as much ‘bang for the buck.’ CERGE-EI changes not just the lives of its students, but of their countries. Being involved with the intellectual and personal growth of these exceptional young men and women is intensely gratifying. CERGE-EI has really made a difference and will continue to do so.”