Univerzita Karlova v Praze (CERGE)

CERGE-EI is a joint workplace of the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education (CERGE) of Charles University, Prague and the Economics Institute (EI) of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. It is a unique partnership designed to promote modern education and research in economics. For many years, dogma and politics prevented economics from emerging as a free academic discipline and communism drew a sharp line between education and research. CERGE-EI is particularly proud of its accomplishments in bringing modern economics education and research to the region. CERGE-EI researchers have established a remarkable record of publication in top economic journals.

Main tasks in the project

CERGE-EI will lead WP2 and will contribute to WP4, WP5 and WP9.

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Key researchers and other contacts

Team leader

  • Dr. Sergey Slobodyan is the Citigroup Endowment Associate Professor with tenure and a member of the Executive and Supervisory Committee of CERGE-EI.


  • Yulia Rychalovska is a Junior Researcher at CERGE-EI and Research Economist at the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Luxembourg).