New Members Have Joined CERGE-EI's Faculty

9 September, 2013

The research and teaching environment at CERGE-EI will get even more interesting this fall with the arrival of two new faculty members: Marek Kapička (PhD, University of Chicago) and Nikolas Mittag (PhD, University of Chicago). Professor Kapička arrives as Associate Professor with tenure and Professor Mittag is an Assistant Professor. CERGE-EI is delighted to welcome these new talented scholars to our academic community.

Marek Kapička is an Associate Professor with Tenure at CERGE-EI and is also taking over the DDR position from Michal Kejak as of September 2013. Dr. Kapička specializes in macroeconomics, public finance, and contract theory. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago (Economics, 2003).  In 2003, Dr. Kapička won the Young Economist Award from the European Economic Association. He has published journal articles on topics such as ‘Optimal Income Taxation’, ‘Taxation Capital’, and ‘Human Capital Policies’. His work can be found in journals such as Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics and American Economic Journal in Macroeconomics. Prior to coming to Prague, Marek Kapička was an Associate Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara.

Nikolas Mittag is an Assistant Professor at CERGE-EI as of September 2013. He is interested in various research topics, such as applied econometrics, microeconomics, public economics, and program evaluation. Dr. Mittag received his B.A. from the University of Bayreuth (degree in Philosophy & Economics, 2007) and his Ph.D. in Public Policy Studies from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He was a fellow (Program on Political Institutions) at the Harris School of Public Policy in 2009 and received a dissertation fellowship from the U.S. Census Bureau, USA (2011-2013).