information meeting for Ph.D. applicants

27/03/2015   |   PhDr. Jan Soudek

 Dear colleagues, let me invite you:

1. to apply for Ph.D. in Economics (deadline April 30, entrance exam June 18). The most important condition for successful application is the agreement with the prospective supervisor from senior faculty members. Each faculty member can manage only limited amount of PhD. candidates, therefore do not hesitate to contact the prospective supervisor rather soon than later.

2. for an optional information meeting for applicants on 31st March 2015, 17:00, room no. 601, IES, Opletalova 26, Prague. This is a meeting with the Director of graduate studies, where applicants will have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding the Program and its admission process.

3. to apply for positions at the Center of Doctoral Studies (CDS). CDS has altogether eight paid positions and helps to organize Ph.D. in Economics at IES. It is an opportunity for Ph.D. students to help them fund the studies. The deadline for CDS applications is usually in April and the interviews during June.

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco cites IES FSS CU research

25/03/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

John C. Williams, president and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco cites in his speech from March 2015 the article Transmission Lags of Monetary Policy: A Meta-Analysis. Authors of the article are our colleagues Tomáš Havránek a Marek Rusnák. The speech about an economic outlook and its implications for monetary policy was presented at CFA Society annual dinner at Hawaii. 

Bloomberg Aptitude Test schedule - first session already this afternoon

25/03/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

Same as last year you have an opportunity to attend Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) at IES FSS CU building in Opletalova, room 016. The test will take place in following terms:

25.3.2015 from 14:30 

1.4.2015 from 14:30

15.4.2015 from 14:30

29.4.2015 from 14:30

6.5.2015 from 14:30

For more information regarding BAT please follow this link.

Alumnus of the Month - March: Adrian Lupusor

24/03/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

The Alumnus of the Month in March is Adrian Lupusor from Moldavia. Adrian is the Executive Director of the independent think-tank “Expert Grup” and he cooperates on many other projects. An interview and his profile are available here.


ČEZ Trading Camp

24/03/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

TRADING CAMP will be held in May 2015 in Prague for the purpose of selecting suitable candidates to join the team of professionals. ČEZ Trading is searching for Traders, Analysts or Originators. For details see here.

An internship offer

24/03/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

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

Summer School Mobility Fund

24/03/2015   |   Mgr. Jindřich Matoušek

Center for Doctoral Studies at IES announces the 2015 spring call for applications for funding from the Summer School Mobility Fund (SSMF). The scholarships are aimed at participation in prestigious summer (possibly winter) schools and workshops. Deadline for applications is Friday April 10, 2015 23:59 at

Warsaw International Economic Meeting 2015

23/03/2015   |   Mgr. Barbara Pertold-Gebická M.A., Ph.D.

 The University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences with CenEA (Co-financing institution) invite all economists to participate in the 10th annual conference - Warsaw International Economic Meeting 2015. All economists, academics and non-academics alike, are invited to submit their unpublished analytical work or new research in all areas of economics. The main objective of this meeting is to stimulate cooperation of researchers and exchange of ideas in the field. Young economists, such as graduate students or post-docs are encouraged to apply.

(Ce)2 workshop in microeconomic theory and applications

23/03/2015   |   Mgr. Barbara Pertold-Gebická M.A., Ph.D.

The second edition of the Ce-squared workshop organized by CenEA in cooperation with CeMMAP will take place in Warsaw on 1-2 July 2015. The workshop focuses on Microeconomic theory and applications. The total number of presentations will not exceed 16. There is no conference fee but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

We are very happy to announce that prof. John van Reenen (LSE) will give the keynote address at the workshop in the Lecture Series in Honour of Leonid Hurwicz

BCG CRACK THE CASE – Interview training

22/03/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

As the world’s leading advisor on business strategy we create lasting value for our customers around the world. Come to our four-hour case session and gain a competitive advantage by

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Submit your CV and cover letter by Friday, March  online at here. If you have any questions, please contact .

Přesun přednášky Ekonomie II

19/03/2015   |   PhDr. Tomáš Havránek Ph.D.

Vážení studenti, přednáška Ekonomie II ve středu 25.3. proběhne od 8 hodin v místnosti 109. Jako hostující přednášející vystoupí Jan Babecký z České národní banky.

Exchange scholarship at the HH University Düsseldorf

18/03/2015   |   PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.

We have the possibility to nominate one student for an exchange scholarship at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Please follow the link for more information. Applicants should send their materials to Lenka Stastna till March 22, 2015.

New book "Banking in Theory and Practice"

16/03/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

A new English-Czech book "Banking in Theory and Practice/Bankovnictví v teorii a praxi" from prof. Michal Mejstřík, Magda Pečená and Petr Teplý has been released by Karolinum Press. This book is obligatory for courses JEB126 - Introductory Banking and JEM032 – Banking, and recommended  for JEB027 - Economics of Finance. For more details please follow this link. Enjoy reading!

Info from the February meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

11/03/2015   |   PhDr. Jiří Kukačka

The click-through links you find the minutes of the February meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK (in Czech only). The most important items on the agenda: a working group on reform of the FSV UK budgeting, open "tenders" for the Secretary of the FSV, Head of the Economic Departmen and Head of the International Office, dean's information on the reform of the Dean's Office (a new position of a vice dean for the economy) and the distribution of Student's money for new projects (in Czech only). Details can be found in the minutes. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

"A year after"

10/03/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

Are you interested in the career development of fresh graduates at the IES? A few of the cohort of January 2014 have shared their experience with us and they wrote us about their career „a year after“. You can read their profiles here.

Erasmus Mundus Programme for Post-doctorate and Staff

05/03/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

The programme promotes mobility between Europe and Asia through mobility grants for Post-doctorate and Staff of EU higher education institutions.The applications for this programme will be open until the 22nd of March 2015. Post-doctorates selected applicants will receive a grant worth 1800 euros/month and staff 2500 euros/month, the flight ticket and the insurrance. Mobility last 6 months for Post-Doctorates and 1 month for staff. For more information see here.

Erasmus+: verbal interviews

04/03/2015   |   PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.

All applicants for the Erasmus+ study exchange programme have been invited for the interview by e-mail. If there are still some students who have not received the invitation yet, please let me know.

Open Day na CERGE-EI

02/03/2015   |   Mgr. Barbara Pertold-Gebická M.A., Ph.D.

Do you want to study at a leading economics institute? Our Open Day, 6 March, 2015 from 13:00 is a chance for masters and bachelor students to explore and learn more about CERGE-EI.

A new crash course "Sociology of Law and Economics"

27/02/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

Dear students,
We will open a new crash course "Sociology of Law and Economics" which will be taught by Sabine Frerichs, Assistant Professor at the University of Helsinki. The course will take place 23-27 March 2015 and you are invited to enroll.
Best wishes,Martin Hájek, Director ISS

IES FSV UK research quoted by IMF and Bank of England

25/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

We would like to inform about another success of our researchers. The Global Financial Stability Report published by International Monetary Fund cites the article Exchange Market Pressures during the Financial Crisis: A Bayesian Model Averaging Evidence. Authors of this article are our colleagues Roman Horváth a Marek Rusnák.

Moreover, Martin Weale, External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee of Bank of England mentioned the article Cross-country Heterogeneity in Intertemporal Substitution, authors of which are our colleagues Roman Horváth, Marek Rusnák, Zuzana Havránková and Tomáš Havránek, in his speech Forward guidance and its effects.

Congratulations to all!

IES FSV UK research quoted by World Bank

25/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

The World Development Report published by World Bank cites the reasearch of our colleagues Julie Chytilová a Michal Bauer. World Bank mentions their two articles - Behavioral Foundations of Microcredit: Experimental and Survey Evidence from Rural India and War's enduring effects on egalitarian motivations and in-group biases. Congratulation!


Notification to the staff and students at the FSV UK

23/02/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

Dear Employees, Dear Students,
As we received repeted anonymous emails threatening with the placement of an explosive in one of the buildings of our faculty. We kindly ask all the teachers, employees of the faculty as well as students on Monday February 23, 2015 after 12:30pm to interrupt their classes, work or studies and no later than at 1:00pm left the faculty buildings. The return to the faculty buildings will be possible from Tuesday morning. We would like to apologize for any arising complications; however, we consider this preventive evacuation to be necessary. Thank you kindly for your cooperation and we believe that this emergency event will not disturb the course of your days.
Yours Sincerely,
Jakub Končelík 


23/02/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

IES secretary

Montias Prize for dr. Zdeněk Drábek

20/02/2015   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

Dr. Zdeněk Drábek in cooperation with M. Fabricio Perez (School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University) a Josef C. Brada (Arizona State University) won Montias Prize for the article "Illicit money flows as motives for FDI". The prize is awarder by the American Association for Comparative Economic Systems (ACES) every two years for the best article published in the Journal of Comparative Economics. Congratulations!

JEM171 Financial Derivatives

19/02/2015   |   PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.

Specifically for this semester, we are opening a new Master course devoted to financial derivatives. The course is complementary to courses Financial Markets and Instruments I and II. The first part of the course will review options, futures and forward markets, and cover discrete time-finance models. The second and main part of the course will be continuous-time finance models. Enrolment is limited. The course is scheduled for Monday.

The early admission deadline for academic year 2015/16 is coming soon!

19/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

If you are interested in joining one of our programs taught fully in English, the early admission deadline is recommended. The application process is on-line only and there is no application fee. For more information visit our website:

Law and Economics: Second Student Workshop

19/02/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

Czecho-Slovak Law and Economics Association (CSLEA) invites Bachelor, Master and PhD students to submit papers to its second student workshop on Law and Economics. The workshop is held on April 10, 2015, at Charles University Law School. The purpose of the workshop is to bring students who write theses on Law and Economics together and provide them with feedback from senior mentors. The keynote speakers is Tomas Sobek (MUNI). More information can be found HERE

IES FSV UK members in MIT Technology Review

18/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

Our colleagues Ladislav Krištoufek and Michal Paulus achieved a great success. MIT Technology Review has published an article about their publication „Worldwide clustering of the corruption perception“. For the article please follow this link.




18/02/2015   |   Ing. Šárka Bokočová

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Register by March online at here. If you have any questions, please contact

ERASMUS+ 2015/2016

09/02/2015   |   PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.

Students may apply for the Erasmus+ study exchange for the next academic year 2015/2016. The application system will be opened on Monday February 16 and closed on Friday February 27 at 3pm. The current announcement with all the necessary information will be soon available here (in Czech it is available here). The information about selection procedure at the IES can be found here.

Mentoring has kicked off

09/02/2015   |   Mgr. Eliška Šerhantová

We have just completed matching of the students and mentors in our mentoring project, which launches the first edition of mentoring at the IES. The number of applications for the first edition has exceeded our expectations and we eventually had to increase the number of mentors.
Many interesting professionals serve as our mentors, such as Petr Gapko, Chief Economist at GE Money Bank, David Chmelař, Member of the Board, Chief Product and Treasury Officer at Wüstenrot Financial Group, Ladislav Fruehauf, Project Leader at BCG and Ivona Butcher who works as an investment professional in the United States. We hope the students will take the opportunity and explore the maximum from this unique experience.

An updated version of the IES brochure A school with a difference was published

04/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

The brochure A school with a difference presents overall information about IES study programs, academic events and public lectures organized by IES FSV UK and mainly the top quality research. Top publications are described in detail.

Introductory Statistics

04/02/2015   |   RNDr. Michal Červinka Ph.D.

New mandatory bachelor course Introductory Statistics (JEB132) indended already for first year students will open in the upcoming summer semester. This course has no prerequisity and will be a new prerequisite for a modified version of the course Statistics (JEB105). The course Topics in Statistics (JEB127) shall be cancelled and will not be taught anymore. Students who do not pass the course Statistics by winter semester 2014/15 (included) need to take both Introductory Statistics and Statistics. Students who already passed the exam of Statistics will not be allowed to register for Introductory Statistics.

Master State Exam

04/02/2015   |   Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová

Time schedule of Master State Exam on February 11, 2015 is attached.

BCG CORPORATE FINANCE UNLIMITED 2015 M&A Workshop in Milan, March 20–22

02/02/2015   |   Ing. Šárka Bokočová

A deep-dive into M&A

Experience a real BCG project and gain insights into the full cycle of a live transaction.
Learn the methodologies and approach of the world's leading strategy consultancy.
We are seeking university students with a background in finance, economics, business, or similarly quantitative subjects.

More information & registration at

Application deadline: February 15, 2015

BCG Prague Recruiting team

The new issue (1/15) of the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance

02/02/2015   |   Ing. Šárka Bokočová

The new issue (1/15) of the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance has been released and brings the following papers:

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).

The Alumni Chair 2015 holder was selected

01/02/2015   |   Mgr. Drahomíra Glacová

As Alumni Chair 2015 holder the Alumni Association board selected Ladislav Krištoufek. The Alumni Chair award is granted once a year by the board. The 2015 is the fifth year of Alumni Chair awarding.

Info from the January meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

30/01/2015   |   PhDr. Jiří Kukačka

The click-through links you find the minutes of the January meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK (in Czech only). The most important items on the agenda: accreditation of the Master study programme International Area Studies, updating of Rules for the Organization of Studies at FSV UK, changes in the National (PhDr.) Exam Regulations FSV UK. Details can be found in the minutes. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

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

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 (in Czech only).

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