“Projects in Applied Economics for Talented Students 2017” Find Their Winning Team

20 December, 2017

The final presentations of the high school students who took part in this year’s “Projects in Applied Economics for Talented Students” took place at CERGE-EI on Monday, December 11. Five student groups presented their research projects, receiving feedback from CERGE-EI researchers and external guests.

First prize was awarded for the “Returns to Education Based on Gender” project, second prize to “Correlation Between Donating to a Political Party and Winning Public Procurement Contracts” project, and joint third prize to “The Effects of Wages on Quality of Politicians in the Czech Republic” and “The Impact of Lifestyle Habits on Health” projects.

This was the second season of the free research program for high-school students, fully organized and hosted by CERGE-EI, and supported by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. Within 12 weeks, the students learned the basics of economics and research methods, and pursued a supervised research project based on real data. They also participated in a presentation skills workshop.

We would like to thank all who took part in the program: participants, their CERGE-EI tutors and lecturers, their high school teachers, friends, and family members, who came to support them for the final presentations of their outstanding work.

Further details can be found here photographs can be found on Flickr.