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.