CERGE-EI New York is an independent, US-chartered educational institution that awards MA and PhD degrees in Economics based on study conducted at CERGE-EI (Prague).

The Board of Regents of the Education Department of New York State, which grants charters outside the USA, granted CERGE-EI a provisionary charter in 2000 and an absolute (permanent) charter in 2005. The charter confirms the high quality of CERGE-EI 's graduate programs and the fact that they meet US standards.

The absolute charter was issued after a thorough examination of the program by a distinguished site visit team who concluded that CERGE-EI was on par with reputable US PhD programs. The award affirms the confidence of the Board of Regents in the long-term sustainability of CERGE-EI's academic programs.