CERGE-EI

CERGE-EI is a joint workplace in the field of Economics, associated with two highly respected institutions, Charles University in Prague and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education of Charles University (CERGE) was founded in 1991 as an American-style Ph.D. program in Economics taught entirely in English. In 1992, the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (EI) was created as an economics research institution, seeking to carry out topical research of the highest international standards.

Recognizing their overlapping goals and interests, the two institutions entered into a cooperation agreement in 1993, which later evolved into a formal joint workplace agreement in 1999. Our partnership represents a unique example of cooperation in the Czech Republic and serves as a model of how to break down the artificial division between universities and research institutions that existed throughout the communist period. CERGE-EI reinforces the relationship of teaching and research by creating an environment of intellectual curiosity and scientific rigor.

The goals and interests which serve as CERGE-EI’s mission are

  • To train future public officials, business leaders, and university faculty and researchers from the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe in modern economics.
  • To stimulate and support academic and policy-oriented economic research.
  • To disseminate this research and policy information to government officials, corporate managers, and academic economists throughout the region and the world through seminars, symposia, conferences, working papers, and other publications.
  • To facilitate the transfer of modern western standards of economic instruction and scientific work to the Czech Republic and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe, with a special emphasis on educating the instructors of future generations of business leaders and voters.

Knihovna CERGE-EI

Díky velkorysé podpoře rakouské vlády a Westinghouse Education Foundation vlastní knihovna bohatou sbírku současné ekonomické literatury zaměřené na transitní ekonomiky. Od prosince 1994 má knihovna status depozitní knihovny Světové banky. Sbírky (přes 80.000 položek) obsahují monografie (24.000 svazků z oblasti makroekonomie, mikroekonomie, ekonomické matematiky, statistiky, ekonometrie, hospodářského rozvoje, transformace ve střední a východní Evropě a evropské integrace), odborné časopisy (více než 231 titulů), periodický tisk, working papery, sborníky z konferencí, statistické dokumenty a další. K dispozici jsou rovněž speciální dokumenty zahrnující bankovní materiály (materiály vydávané českými a zahraničními bankami včetně ročních výkazů a dat), sbírky OECD, statistické publikace včetně publikací ČSÚ, dokumenty IMF a WB nebo working papery významných institucí z oblasti ekonomického výzkumu (IMF, Cambridge University, William Davidson Institute, CEPR, NBER apod.).