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Nobel Prize Winner Josef Stiglitz Delivers a Lecture at CERGE-EI

11 October, 2011

Professor Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics and member of CERGE-EI's Executive and Supervisory Committee (ESC) was one of the honored guests at CERGE-EI's 20th Anniversary celebrations recently. On Monday, October 10, 2011, he delivered a lecture to CERGE-EI faculty and students on “Restoring Growth and Stability in a World of Crisis and Contagion: Lessons from Economic Theory and History.” (Click to see his lecture in its entirety.) Professor Stiglitz also met with small groups of students and faculty to provide feedback on their current research, and spoke with local donors about the euro zone sovereign debt crisis at an informal breakfast.

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Nobel Prize Winner Chris Sims Is Co-author with CERGE-EI Faculty Member

10 October, 2011

CERGE-EI offers its congratulations to the 2011 Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences, Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims, who were awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences on October 10, 2011 for their research that sheds light on the cause-and-effect relationship between the economy and policy instruments such as interest rates and government spending.

Further congratulations to Filip Matějka who has recently co-authored a working paper with Professor Sims in the CERGE-EI Working Paper series titled "Discrete Actions in Information-Constrained Tracking Problems."

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CERGE-EI Brings Celebrity Economists to Forum 2000

20 September, 2011

Press Release: Celebrity economists at Forum 2000

This year’s 15th annual Forum 2000 conference, which takes place on 9-11 October in Prague, features several prestigious economic panels. Speakers include Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and other world famous economists such as Hernando de Soto, Kenneth Dam, and Stephen Knack. The economic panels are co-organized by the Forum 2000 Foundation and by CERGE-EI, a Prague academic institution, as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.

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CERGE-EI Graduate Ranks Third Among Economists in German-Speaking Regions

5 September, 2011

Pavlo Blavatskyy, Professor of Experimental Economics at the University of Innsbruck and CERGE-EI graduate (PhD 2005) placed third in the German daily Handelsblatt's ranking of top 100 economists under the age of 40 in German speaking regions (Austria, Germany and Switzerland). Click here to see more details about the rating.

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CERGE-EI ESC Member Alan Krueger Nominated as Chair of US Council of Economic Advisers

29 August, 2011

CERGE-EI ESC Member Alan B. Krueger was nominated earlier today to chair Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) by US President Barack Obama. The CEA is the US Government's highest economic-policy making body. Professor Kruger joined the CERGE-EI ESC in November 2010 after leaving prior government service as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy. 

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