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Coursera Learning Hub at CERGE-EI – New Courses from September!

27 August, 2015

If you are interested in Economics and you would like to expand your knowledge in certain areas, join our Coursera Learning Hub and get access to world-class knowledge for free. In September 2015 we will open 3 new discussion groups:  Game Theory (Stanford University), Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis (Stanford University) and Principles of Macroeconomics (University of Melbourne). 

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Jan Švejnar Publishes Op-Ed in The Guardian newspaper on Billionaires and Economic Growth

24 July, 2015

The Guardian newspaper (UK) published an op-ed by Jan Švejnar in which he presents findings from recent research. He found that the myth of billionaires boosting the economy is untrue – particularly when they amassed their wealth via political connections.

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CERGE-EI Teaching Fellowship Winners for 2015-16 Announced

21 July, 2015

The names of the awardees of the CERGE-EI Career Integration Fellowship (CIF) for the term beginning in fall 2015 have been announced. As of today, total of 21 fellowships will be granted.The CIF is a three-year fellowship awarded to western PhD holders who have accepted full-time academic positions in the CEE/fSU region, designed to assist in their reintegration to the region as they begin their new careers.

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Award for the Best Paper in Economics of Discrimination Goes to CERGE-EI

16 July, 2015

We are excited to announce that a paper authored by CERGE-EI faculty members Michal Bauer, Julie Chytilová and Filip Matějka and PhD student and junior researcher Vojtěch Bartoš, has won a prize for the best paper on the economics of discrimination in a competition organized by UniCredit & Universities Foundation.

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CERGE-EI Community for Georgia

25 June, 2015

An extraordinarily tragic flood occurred in the Vere River valley in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, on the night of 13-14 June, 2015. It resulted in at least 19 people losing their lives and severely damaged the Tbilisi Zoo, leaving half of its animal population either dead or on the loose.

We want to help the people who have suffered through this ordeal by helping to fund the establishment of small camps of inflatable tents, where volunteers will be based in order to help those in need.

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