News (archive)

Study Abroad opportunities (inter-faculty agreements)

26/01/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

We are happy to inform about opportunities for FSS students to study abroad in USA, Hong Kong, Korea and Russia under various inter-faculty agreements. These opportunities are open to students during the academic year 2015/2016. The deadline for applications is on Wednesday, 11 February 2015. For more information please visit the Study Abroad section of the Faculty's intranet

An internship offer

23/01/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

An internship offer has been updated. For details see here.

IES FSS CU is again the best school of economics in the Czech Republic

22/01/2015   |   Ing. Petra Dědková

Same as in the last three consecutive years, the journal Hospodářské noviny has ranked IES as the best school of economics in the Czech Republic.   

The newspaper appreciated mainly the international environment and excellent research. Thanks to the very well organized international cooperation and the lectures taught mostly in English almost all IES students have a chance to spend at least one semester abroad. The quality of research is regularly confirmed by various awards that our colleagues receive. Moreover, IES has the most Ph.D. students among evaluated schools.

Being at the top of this ranking is also relevant for potential employers when they consider the education of job applicants.

Full and detailed ranking of the best Czech universities can be found at ihned.cz (in Czech only).

Alumnus of the Month - January: Karel Tejkal

22/01/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

The first Alumnus of the Month in this year is Karel Tejkal. He began his professional career at IPB and Komeční banka and after that he started to work in the field of public relations in sport projects. He currently works among other activities as the media manager of Petra Kvitová or Šárka Strachová. An interview and his profile are available here.

 

Rector's Mobility Fund 2015

20/01/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

We are calling for applications from international students who intend to apply for funding to study abroad in the winter semester 2015/2016. For more information please visit the Study Abroad section of the Faculty's intranet: http://intraneteng.fsv.cuni.cz/FSVINTEN-178.html

DART – Doctoral Program in Accounting, Reporting, and Taxation

15/01/2015   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

We invite excellent students to apply for our accounting doctoral program DART, starting its next round on October 1, 2015. DART specializes in the area of accounting, reporting, and taxation with a focus on economics-based research, applying quantitative research methods and modeling. It is a joint PhD program of two major Austrian Universities, located in Graz and in Vienna. The program is fully taught in English and covers all areas of accounting research. Admission is open and will continue until all positions are filled. Applications should be received at by March 31, 2015 at latest. Early application is strongly encouraged. DART website: http://www.dart.ac.at.

KPMG International Case Competition - the deadline for the application is 18. 1.

12/01/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

You can send your application to KPMG International Case Competition until the 18th of January. The competition is targeted on Master students, who has chance to discover the world of casework and test their ability to develop innovative solutions to real-world business issues. The successful team will participate at the international final in Dubai. For details see here.

CFA Awareness Scholarships

09/01/2015   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

We are awarding three (3) CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to best students interested in taking CFA Program exams. Awareness Scholarships are designated for key influencers in the academic and financial communities, including students affiliated with our Recognized Universities. The scholarships substantially reduce the CFA Program enrollment and exam registration fee.

The deadline for your application is January 19. Your application package should consist of your CV, transcript of grades and Verification Form. Submit your package as a hard copy at the secretariat. The results will be communicated via email.

Deadline for Master's Thesis Proposals is February 13, 2015

07/01/2015   |   PhDr. Tomáš Havránek Ph.D.

Dear students, please note that the topic of your thesis must be confirmed by your supervisor in the Student Information System one year before the defense. If you want to defend your thesis at the end of the Winter Semester 2015/2016, the deadline is February 13, 2015. Send the proposal (following the template available on the website of JEM001 in the SIS) to all teachers of the master thesis seminar by February 13. You can choose from a list of offered topics or come up with your own topic and try to contact a suitable advisor. I recommend you choose a narrowly defined empirical topic. Use the SIS module "Thesis (Selection of subject)" to assign to your topic. If your topic is not in the list, ask your supervisor to publish it. Please read carefully the information available on the seminar website in the SIS.

IES-CSOB Awards for the Best Thesis 2014

07/01/2015   |   Ing. Petra Dědková

The results of IES-CSOB Award for the best thesis on Banking, finance and confidence were announced on December 18, 2014 in the Era World premises. The winners Aneta Mohylová (1st place), Matěj Kuc (2nd place) a Jan Mareš (3rd place) had an opportunity to introduce their work to the audience. Congratulations to the winners!

 

FINAL STATE EXAMS in 2015

02/01/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

Bachelor State Exam will be held on January 20, June 16 - 18 and September 8 - 10, 2015.
Master State Exam will be held on February 11, June 22-23 and September 29-30, 2015.
Rigorous State Exam will be held on March 23, 2015.
Time schedule will be published 1 week before exam.

Join a catch-up lessons market

01/01/2015   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

Our students have launched an open facebook group that serves as a market for catch-up lessons at the IES. If you are either on the supply or demand side, just join the group. By leaving a post, you may either search for someone to teach you, or offer tutoring. The conditions of the lessons and the compensation are fully upon agreement.

The Czech Economic Review, Vol. 8, No. 3

22/12/2014   |   PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.

A new issue of the Czech Economic Review is just coming out. See table of contents:

The journal is published by Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University and is currently edited by Martin Gregor (Managing editor, Charles University), Randal Filler (City University of New York), František Turnovec (Charles University) and Milan Vlach (Charles University; KCGI, Kyoto).

Info from the November and December meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

22/12/2014   |   PhDr. Jiří Kukačka

The click-through links you find the minutes of the November a December meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK. The most important items on the November agenda: admission requirements for doctoral studies, election of Dr. Petr Soukup to the Council of Higher Education Institutions of the CR, information from staff  selection procedures for Heads of CIVT, study department, and KJP, and directors of the Institutes; in December: Student money 2014, re-election of the Board of the AS FSV UK, Golden Courses, by-election to the AS UK - the new senator is Jan Malek from IES, changes in the rules for FSV UK budgeting, changes in the FSV UK statutes. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

Company Valuation (JEM132) Rescheduled to the Fall Term

19/12/2014   |   Jiří Novák M.Sc., Ph.D., Deloitte Corporate Chair

Dear students, please note that since the next calendar year 2015 the course of Company Valuation (JEM132) will be re-scheduled from the spring term to the fall term to coincide with the CFA Research Challenge competition. Both four-year and fifth-year students are welcome to take the course in the fall.

Study abroad at German and Swiss universities

18/12/2014   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

We are happy to inform that we have again received a number of study abroad opportunities in Germany and Switzerland in the academic year 2015/2016. The application deadline is on Wednesday, 5 March, 2015. For more information please visit the Study Abroad section of the Faculty's intranet.

German language summer courses

18/12/2014   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

We are happy to inform that we have received an offer of places to study German at universities in Germany. The deadline for applications is on Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

Study Abroad (Australia, China, USA and NZ)

17/12/2014   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

We are calling for applications from international students who intend to study abroad in the academic year 2015/2016 under various inter-faculty and inter-university agreements in Australia, China, USA and New Zealand. The deadline for applications is on 21 January, 2015. For more information please visit the Study Abroad section of the Faculty's intranet.

Award for young authors

16/12/2014   |   Ing. Petra Dědková

Award by the Institute of Information Theory and Automation for the best publication in 2014 in category Young authors has received for the work „On Stability of M-stationary Points in MPCCs“ our colleague Michal Červinka and  is linked with his work at the Institute of Information Theory and Automation, where he is also actively engaged. Congratulations!

 

Operating hours during the Christmas holidays

11/12/2014   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

 On December 22, 2014 to January 1, 2015 building Hollar and Opletalova will be closed.

Introduction to Auctions

11/12/2014   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

Our alumnus Jakub Kastl, Assistant Professor at Stanford University and currently also Visiting Professor at Princeton University, is giving a crash mini-course on auctions at the IES. The 3-day course is scheduled for December 15-17, 2014.

The course on auction markets will examine how auction theory performs on the real markets including eBay, Treasury Auctions, Liquidity and Electricity Auctions and Sponsored Ad Auctions. The course is a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about auctions from a top expert in the field.

The course starts on Monday, December 15, 12:30-14:00, in Room 314. The next sessions are on Tuesday 11-14 and on Wednesday 17-20. Enrolment will be organized in the first lecture.

Eduroam network testing

10/12/2014   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

In the week of December 15 to 19 wifi network FSV Open will be off in Hollar and Opletalova building. The aim is to test the functionality of the eduroam network with traffic. Access to the eduroam network will be available to all staff and students (same used in SIS). User guide for setting up a login and password to eduroam is available at CIVT here. If need wifi access for a larger group of users, please contact the staff CIVT (P. Gottfried at IES or Head of CIVT Mr. Jezek).

CERGE-EI Competition „New Economic Talent 2015“

09/12/2014   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

CERGE-EI together with Foundation CERGE-EI organizes the Competition to encourage students to pursue economic research. The Competition is open to current Bachelor’s and Master’s students or graduates up to two years from graduation. The deadline for an application is February 28, 2015. For details see here.

Mentoring

09/12/2014   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

Starting with the summer semester we are opening a „Mentoring project“. You can send your applications from now on. Several students from these applicants will be chosen to have the possibility to discuss their career, targets and ideas with the professionals. The main benefit of the mentors is to help those students who know what they want to reach  their goal, and  those students who are in the process of searching to facilitate the finding of the right path.

The mentoring will be provided in the form of a few personal meetings and via an e-mail, in the case of foreign-based professionals only via an e-mail. Those students who would like to participate in mentoring can send us their CV and motivation letter explaining what they expect from mentoring and why they should join the project. Please also add the field of interest (e.g. banking, audit, energetic etc.) and send it all to the career coordinator – Eliška Šerhantová. The application deadline is December 31, 2014. In the case of questions or need for further information do not hesitate to contact the career coordinator as well.

Topics in Industrial Organization last lecture - Vladimír Železný

08/12/2014   |   PhDr. Jiří Schwarz

All students are invited to the last Topics in IO lecture which will be given by Vladimír Železný, the person who was behind the start and successful development of the first commercial TV channel in the Czech Republic. If you are interested in the topic of TV and media, and want to hear about the current challenges in this area, join us this Wednesday at 15.30 in room 314!

The Czech Economic Society awarded students

02/12/2014   |   Ing. Petra Dědková

The results of the Young Economist Award and Karel English Award were announced on November 29, 2014 during the 8th Biennial Conference of the Czech Economic Society.

The Young Economist Award winners:

1st place - Vojtěch Bartoš (CERGE-EI, graduate of the master´s  degree at IES FSV UK) for the work  "Sharing norms during seasonal food shortages: Experimental evidence from Afghanistan"

2nd place - Olga Popova (CERGE-EI) for the work "Can Religion Insure against Aggregate Shocks to Happiness? The Case of Transition Countries"

3rd place - Klára Kalíšková (CERGE-EI, graduate of the master´s  degree at IES FSV UK) for the work  "Labor Supply Consequences of Family Taxation: Evidence from the Czech Republic"

The Karel English Award winner:

Simona Malovaná (IES FSV UK) for the work  "Foreign Exchange Interventions at the Zero Lower Bound in the Czech Economy: A DSGE Approach"

A special prize of the Czech Economic Association:

Dominika Rečková (IES SV UK) for the work  "Publication Bias in Measuring Anthropogenic Climate Change"

The course evaluation has just started

01/12/2014   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

We would like to ask you to actively participate in the course evaluation in the period between 1st and 19th of December. The results of the evaluation will be published on the website and analyzed in detail by the program directors.

Your participation in the course evaluation is absolutely critical for our ability to use the survey as a reliable feedback.

Thank you in advance for filling in all forms.

Center for Advanced Economic Studies Fall Meeting

28/11/2014   |   PhDr. Jozef Baruník Ph.D., ČEZ Chair

 The biannual (fall) meeting of the joint research center of CERGE and our Institute - Center for Advanced Economic Studies - will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 12pm to 2pm at IES, room 601 with four presentations of current research of CAES members. Broad Faculty staff as well as interested students are more than welcome to participate and discuss the current research of the center.

Jaromír Baxa has received Josef Hlávka Award

18/11/2014   |   Ing. Petra Dědková

The Foundation of Josef, Marie and Zdenka Hlávkových awarded the best students of Prague universities, Brno University of Technology and talented young scientists of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Josef Hlávka Award is intended for talented students in bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree programs who have demonstrated exceptional skills and creative thinking in their field, and talented young researchers of Academy of Sciences under 33 years of age.

Josef Hlávka Award this year also received Jaromír Baxa, IES FSV UK. Congratulations!

Information from the October meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

17/11/2014   |   PhDr. Jiří Kukačka

The click-through headline you will find the minutes of the October meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK. The most important items on the agenda: re-accreditation of the Bachelor and Master study programs Ekonomie a finance, Economics and Finance; announcement of by-elections to the Academic Senate of the UK (25. and 26. 11. 2014); appointment of honorary members of the Scientific Board of the FSV (prof. Michal Mejstrik from the IES and others). Minutes of the November meeting will appear on the IES News immediately after its publication on the website of the Senate. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

JEB138 Topics in Economic Regulation

12/11/2014   |   PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.

The mini-course on economic regulation given by Prof. Maria Rita Martins from the University of Coimbra (Portugal) is starting today. There are 2 sessions (each having 2 lectures): Wednesday November 12th from 17:00, Thursday November 13th from 15:30. The exam will take place on Friday (Nov 14th) from 12:30. All bachelor students are welcome.

IES Alumni Reunion 6. 11.

09/11/2014   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

Thanks for coming to the IES Alumni Reunion, the attendace was great. We are looking forward to see you next year. You can find the photos here.

Alumni IES Reunion 6. 11. at 7:00PM

04/11/2014   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

We would like to kindly invite all the IES graduates and IES pedagogues to the annual Alumni IES reunion, which will be held on the 6th November, Thursday, at 7:00 PM. This reunion will take a place in an informal atmosphere of the Restaurant Ostrovní. The entrance fee will be optional, and all the money collected will be dedicated to Alumni Chair. Therefore the food and drinks in the restaurant will not be for free, and you will be responsible for your consummation.

Presentation by Robert Maderitsch

03/11/2014   |   PhDr. Jitka Lešanovská

We would like to invite you to the presentation by Robert Maderitsch (University of Hohenheim) on the topic „24-Hour Realized Volatilities and Transatlantic Volatility Interdependence“. The presentation will be held on November 12, 2014 from 6:30 pm in room 105. The underlying paper for the presentation is to be found on the webpage of the doctoral seminar JED414 - Quantitative Methods I.

Summer School 2015 in Washington, D.C.

03/11/2014   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

We are happy to inform that we have again received an offer of three places for FSS students at The Fund for American Studies Summer School in Washington, D.C., USA, during June and July 2015. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 12 November. For more information please visit the Study Abroad section of the Faculty's intranet here.

The new issue (5/14) of the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance

03/11/2014   |   Ing. Šárka Bokočová

The new issue (5/14) of the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance has been released
and brings the following papers

  • Risk-Return Convergence in CEE Stock Markets: Structural Breaks and Market
    Volatility -  Štefan LYÓCSA, Eduard BAUMÖHL
  • Capital Income Taxation and Risk-Taking under Prospect Theory: The
    Continuous Distribution Case - Jaroslava HLOUSKOVA, Jana MIKOCZIOVA, Rudolf SIVAK, Peter TSIGARIS
  • Housing Wealth Effect on Personal Consumption: Empirical Evidence fromEuropean Post-Transition
    Economies - Anita ČEH ČASNI
  • An Empirical Analysis of Welfare Dependence in the Czech Republic - Martin GUZI
     

The journal is published by Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University and is currently
edited by Roman Horváth (Editor-in-Chief), and Senior editors: Jarko Fidrmuc (Zeppelin
University, Friedrichshafen), Martin Fukač (New Zealand Treasury), Evžen Kočenda
(CERGE-EI), Ondřej Schneider (IES, IIF), and Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg).

Internships Abroad in the USA

03/11/2014   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

Do you want to complete a professional internship in the United States or Germany, to enhance your career prospects and immerse yourself in another culture? Join us on December 4 at 16:00 in the Hollar Building, Smetanovo nabrezi 6, Prague 1 (room TBC) to find out how to make that wish a reality. Cultural Vistas will explain all you need to know regarding the internship search, what visa you need, and their internship placement services for students in all areas of study.
Cultural Vistas is a non-profit organization that provides internship and career enhancement programs abroad for students and young professionals. Learn more by visiting their website atwww.culturalvistas.eu.
To attend the information session on December 4, please RSVP to svoz@fsv.cuni.cz by Friday, 28 November.

Job position for IES graduates at ČSOB

30/10/2014   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

The details of the position Transformation manager / Management consultant can be found here. To apply for the position, see the same web page.

Online career event for students

29/10/2014   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

IES students have the opportunity to register and monitor online discussion for professional careers in finance with experts of BNY Mellon, Citi, Thomson Reuters and Blackrock here. Registration is free.

The Czech Economic Review, Vol. 8, No. 2

27/10/2014   |   PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.

A new issue of the Czech Economic Review is just coming out. See table of contents:

The journal is published by Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University and is currently edited by Martin Gregor (Managing editor, Charles University), Randal Filler (City University of New York), František Turnovec (Charles University) and Milan Vlach (Charles University; KCGI, Kyoto).

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