People of CERGE-EI: Meet Our Alumni

31 March, 2021

Martin Čihák, one of CERGE-EI’s early PhD graduates, recollected his student memories with us and talked about his work for the International Monetary Fund.

What from his CERGE-EI studies has influenced him the most in his career? "One of the early courses at CERGE-EI was based in part on the “Lectures on Macroeconomics” by Olivier Blanchard and Stanley Fischer. The coursework was very engaging and made me eager to know more and apply it in practice. Little did I know that only a few years later I would meet first Fischer and then Blanchard while they were working at the IMF," remembers Martin in the interview.

Martin Čihák has been working for the International Monetary Fund for around two decades and now holds the position of Division Chief there, which currently mainly entails the improvement of the integration of macrofinancial work and overseeing IMF operations in several countries.

Read the latest interview with Martin published on the CERGE-EI blog.