Conference 20 Years After

Economics at the IES in 1990-2010: a look behind

The conference celebrates the 20th anniversary of establishing politically independent education in economics and finance at Charles University. How far has economics at Charles University come and where is it heading?  What  are the essential messages it conveys to the public and the academic community? The founding Fathers and the upcoming generation discuss the tradition of the Czech economics, current trends in research, and how to communicate economics in the best convenient way to students and to the general public. The intergenerational discussions shall reflect the state of economics at Charles University at present, its influence on economic policy and its future perspectives.

Date and place: Monday 18th October 2010, Opletalova 26, Prague 1, Room 109


12:30 to 12:50 Opening

Dr. Jakub Končelík, Faculty Dean - Opening

Prof. Michal Mejstřík, Director - The IES outlook after 20 years

Doc. Karel Půlpán - The retrospective to 1990

12:50 to 2:30 p.m. Extraordinary challenges of the 1990s

Prof. Karel Kouba - Institutions for a renewed market economy
Discussion : Ing. Ludek Rychetník

Doc.. Vladimir Benáček - Open questions in the open economy
Discussion: Dr. Vilem Semerák

Prof. Ludek Urban - Integration into the Single Market: the EU then and now

Panel discussion 

Coffee Break 

3:00 to 5:00 p.m. New topics for the next decade

Prof. Lubomir Mlčoch - Social economy and social behavior
Discussion: Dr. Michal Bauer

Prof. Jiri Hlavacek - Irrational egoism, rational altruism
Discussion: Dr. Julie Chytilova

Prof. František Turnovec - Economics and political science: Close relatives?
Discussion: Dr. Martin Gregor

Prof. Jan Amos Víšek - More on econometrics
Discussion: Dr. Jozef Baruník

Panel discussion

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