05/12/2013 | PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.
Jakub Kastl, Assistant Professor at Stanford University and our alumnus, is giving a crash mini-course on auctions at the IES. The 2-day course is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday (16-17 December; exact schedule to be announced).
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 is open to both Bachelor and Master level students. If you want to enrol into the class, write to "ies AT fsv.cuni.cz" with "Introduction to Auctions" in the subject by December 10.
FINAL STATE EXAMS in 2014
02/12/2013 | Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová
Bachelor State Exam will be held on January 21, June 16 - 19 and September 9 - 11, 2014.
Master State Exam will be held on January 28, June 24 - 25 and September 23, 2014.
Rigorous State Exam will be held on March 18 and 25, 2014.
Time schedule will be published 1 week before exam.
02/12/2013 | Mgr. Michal Paulus
Dissertation Defense of Jan Prusa will take place on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 5:00 pm in room 314. The topic is " Economic Efficiency, Competition and Equilibrium in Heterogeneous Production ". All scholars and students are invited.
27/11/2013 | Ing. Eva Svitáková
The trendence Graduate Barometer 2014 is a large-scale, independent piece of research into students' views on graduate careers and recruitment across the whole of Europe. Charles University is one of 1000 universities that participate in the study every year.
Students of the IES have already participated twice and their answers serve as an important source of feedback on the quality of education at the IES.
Please note that your answers are anonymous and your data will be protected.
This survey will allow you to express your opinion on your future career and your education. Moreover, you can win some Amazoon vouchers!
5 x Amazon voucher for 500 euro
10 x Amazon voucher of 200 euro
The questionnaire is available here.
26/11/2013 | PhDr. Ladislav Krištoufek Ph.D.
IES has acquired full 10 mandates out of 20 in the elections to the Academic Senate of the Faculty. Thank you for the support, it is highly appreciated!
CNB Guest Lecture on FX reserve management
22/11/2013 | PhDr. Martina Jašová
On November 25, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:20 pm in room 109 Mr. Ondrej Stradal (Head of Foreign Reserve Management in Czech National Bank) will give a guest lecture in the course of JEM037 - Financial Markets. Mr Stradal will discuss some practical aspects of CNB FX reserve management including recent FX intervention. All IES students are welcome to attend the lecture.
The evaluation of the courses will start on Monday (November, 26th)
22/11/2013 | Ing. Šárka Bokočová
Dear colleagues, dear students. In the name of the Dean of the Faculty, I would like to ask you for cooperation in the course evaluation (printed questionnaires will be distributed in classes) in the period between 25th November and 13th December. The results of the evaluation will be published on the faculty's website before the end of February 2014.
Petr Soukup, Vicedean for Study Affairs
21/11/2013 | Mgr. Michal Paulus
Dissertation Defense of Tomas Havranek will take place on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 5:00 pm in room 314. The topic is " Meta-Analysis in International Economics". All scholars and students are invited.
20/11/2013 | PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.
A new issue of the Czech Economic Review is just coming out. See table of contents:
- Can CDFC and MLRP Conditions Be Both Satisfied for a Given Distribution?
- Risk-Sensitive and Mean Variance Optimality in Markov Decision Processes
- Risk Measures in Optimization Problems via Empirical Estimates
- The Relevant Markets for Meat Production and Processing in the Czech Republic: Analysis of the Price Movements
V. Hajko, J. Bil
19/11/2013 | PhDr. Ladislav Krištoufek Ph.D.
Between 20.11. and 22.11.2013, the elections to the Academic senate of the Faculty will be taking place at IES. IES has 5 candidates for the pedagogical chamber (Cervinka, Hollmannova, Koubek, Kristoufek, Kukacka) and 5 candidates for the student chamber (Dockal, Dutton, Losenicky, Malek, Nedved). Each of you has 5 votes for the pedagogical and 5 votes for the student chamber. A sufficient representation of IES in the Senate is crucial. Please, come, vote and support IES.
18/11/2013 | Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová
will be held at Mendel University in Brno from 28 – 29 NOVEMBER, 2013. Program enclosed. You are invited to active participation in the role of discussants.
18/11/2013 | Ing. Eva Svitáková
New results of the Commitment to Development Index (CDI), recently reported by Guardian and other international as well as Czech media, show which countries have most development friendly policies. The Czech Republic ranks 24th out of 27 rich countries and has a huge potential for improvement in helping poor countries.
Petr Janský (IES) has contributed to the CDI project of the Center for Global Development (a US think tank) by successfully proposing to include a measure of illicit financial flows in the CDI and hence contributed to a now renamed Finance component of the CDI.
More info: web CDI.
14/11/2013 | Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová
We invite all students and faculty members for aseminar “Funding of R&D in the CR and the EU“. Three main speakers will present their views on the topic: PaedDr. Alena Gajdůšková (Vice-President of The Senate), Ing. Ruz Bízková (CEO of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic) and Dr. Jana Gutierréz Chvalkovská (IES). This seminar will be chaired by PhDr. Petr Teplý, Ph.D. and is scheduled for Wednesday, 7 November 2012 at 5:00 – 6:45 pm in room 109 at the IES.
12/11/2013 | Ing. Eva Svitáková
New results of the Financial Secrecy Index (FSI), recently reported by The Economist, show that not only little island states (tax havens included), but also some big economies are the biggest contributors to the financial secrecy. Petr Jansky (IES) has been contributing to the FSI project of the Tax Justice Network since 2009 and focuses on the quantitative part of the FSI (exports of financial services).
An academic article on the FSI was presented at a conference in Oxford and is currently under review by a top journal.
More info: web FSI.
The new issue (5/13) of the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance
06/11/2013 | Ing. Šárka Bokočová
The new issue (5/13) of the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance has been released and brings the following papers
- Editorial to the Special Issue on Financial Markets in Central Europe
Jozef Baruník, Roman Horváth
- Long-term Memory in Electricity Prices: Czech Market Evidence
Ladislav Krištoufek, Petra Lunáčková
- Can We Still Benefit from International Diversification? The Case of the Czech and German Stock Markets
Krenar Avdulaj, Jozef Baruník
- Contagion among Central and Eastern European Stock Markets during the Financial Crisis
Jozef Baruník, Lukáš Vácha
- Central Bank Communication and Interest Rates: The Case of the Czech National Bank
Roman Horváth, Pavel Karas
The journal is published by Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University and is currently edited by Roman Horváth (Editor-in-Chief), Jarko Fidrmuc (Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen), Martin Fukač (IMF), Ondřej Schneider (IES, IIF), Tomáš Tichý (VSB-TU) and Laurent Weill (University of Strasbourg).
06/11/2013 | Ing. Eva Svitáková
The Institute of Economic Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, would like to cordially invite you to the lecture "Conflict Model and Cultures of Migration" by Professor Dr. Ibrahim Sirkeci (Regent's University London).
The lecture will take place on 11 November, 12:30 - 14:00, at the IES premises, Opletalova 26, Prague 1, room 206.
The lecture is held within the course JEM081 Advanced Economics of European Integration - Microeconomic Aspects (http://ies.fsv.cuni.cz/en/syllab/JEM081/). All students and lecturers of the Faculty of Social Sciences are welcome.
Please register by sending an e-mail to Dr. Wadim Strielkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More info is available here.
29/10/2013 | Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová
is announced by The Centre des Professions Financière. Please find attached the September issue of our Newsletter which is dedicated to the Competition. This publication describes the registrations details and contains the registration forms needed for submission to the Competition. The Competition has rewarded best economic and financial issues for 30 years. Current issues are proposed in the Newsletter. Deadline for submission is December 16th, 2013.
University Trading Challenge 2013-2014
29/10/2013 | PhDr. Ladislav Krištoufek Ph.D.
IES has been invited to participate in University Trading Challenge 2013-2014. Teams of 3-5 students will compete in investing on-line, see the details here. Only one team for the whole Institute is allowed to participate. If you are interested, please send a list of team members together with an appointed team leader to email@example.com. Attach also (PDF) transcripts from SIS. Selection will be made on a basis of Mathematics I + II averages. Note that the team members must be at least the second year students born after the 31st December 1985. The deadline for the team proposals is on 8.11.2013.
Česká spořitelna Competition Results
Bachelor thesis of Jan Šedek (Creditor coordination model - discrete case and limit behaviour) and Master thesis of Tomáš Klinger (Systemic risk and sovereign crisis) were awarded the Prize of Česká spořitelna for the best bachelor and master thesis defended in summer 2013. Congratulations!
Reuters Wealth Manager
22/10/2013 | Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová
20 free access to the Reuters Wealth Manager is available for students of IES . Those interested can register at the secretariat IES .
The Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFA) organizes an international student competition in company valuation. Teams of 3-5 students are assigned a mentor, CFA charter-holder, with an extensive business experience. Winners proceed to the European and global round. Learn more about the competition at the presentation on Wednesday, 2 October 2013, at 19:45 at the University of Economics (VSE) RB 212 . Applications of individual students accompanied with a CV, a brief motivation letter and a transcript of records from SIS in pdf (printscreen) to Jiri Novak (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 22 October 2010, 23:59. Applicants should be aware that a successful participation is time consuming. In the motivation letter applicants should specify their time constraints and how much time they are ready to invest in the competition. Selection of team members will be based on the competence, motivation and commitment of the individual applicants.
21/10/2013 | Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová
Rigorous Exam will take place on Oct 17 and 22, 2013.
Grant information meeting
15/10/2013 | PhDr. Lubomír Cingl
All PhD and MA students, especially first year and second year PhD students, are cordially invited to an information meeting where the most common questions about the grant applications will be discussed. The meeting is based on the idea to help all the students to proceed with their applications. Please prepare questions which can be discussed. The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17, from 16:30, room109 at Opletalova, IES, led by prof. Visek.
15/10/2013 | PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.
We are pleased to announce the best courses of the previous semester (Spring 2012/2013). The score of a course is defined as a geometric mean of course quality (overall mark) and course difficulty as assigned by the students in the course evaluation.
- Bachelors: Matematika IV (Johanis,Vlasák, Rmoutil), Matematika II (Bárta, Sojka, Kurka, Soukup, Musil), International Finance (Benáček, Průša)
- Masters: Quantitative Finance (Baruník, Vácha), Economic Dynamics II (Vošvrda, Baxa, Maršál, Stráský), Company Valuation (Novák,Čornanič, Svárovská, Lupusor)
We also take this opportunity to ask students to actively participate in the evaluation. Voicing both your satisfaction or suggestions for improvement is essential for further development of our school.
08/10/2013 | Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová
We invite all students and faculty members for a seminar “The future of the Eurozone after general elections in Germany“. Three main speakers will present their views on the topic: Prof. Oldřich Dědek (lecturer at the IES), Prof. Michal Mejstřík (lecturer at the IES), Ing. Miroslav Zámečník (economic expert) and Dr. Petr Teplý (lecturer at the IES). This workshop is scheduled for Thursday, 10 October 2013 at 5:00pm in room 109 at the IES.
08/10/2013 | Ing. Eva Svitáková
...and their number is still growing, thank you!
Úterý 8. 10., 17.00, IES room 206; CLUB 307 je studentská organizace umožňující přímou interakci studentů a profesionáů z poradenských společností. Organizuje řadu přednášek, interaktivních workshopů a dalších událostí. CLUB 307 studentům nabízí unikátní příležitost nahlédnout do oboru poradenství a získat praktickou představu a zkušenosti s tímto odvětvím související. Právě proto CLUB 307 spolupracuje se čtyřmi exkluzivními partnery a přináší vám možnost poznat nadnárodní poradenské společnosti - A. T. Kearney, The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company a Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Více na www.club307.org.
03/10/2013 | Mgr. Michal Paulus
Dissertation Defense of Ladislav Kristoufek will take place on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 5:00 pm in room 314. The topic is "Long-range cross-correlations: Tests, estimators and applications". All scholars and students are invited.
02/10/2013 | Ing. Eva Svitáková
Are you considering a career in investment? You can find out more about the investment industry and how to pursue a career within it as well as hear from industry experts on how you can be successful during the Careers in Investment Open Day that CFA Institute will livestream on Wednesday 23rd October.
Graduate recruiters including companies such as Towers Watson and Barclays will be on hand to tackle your questions and offer advice to help you through the recruitment process. CFA Institute will invite some of its members and exam candidates to offer an insight into their roles in the investment industry, and they can take your questions about their career path.
All you need to do is go the CFA Institute webpage, read the agenda and register.
Meeting of all PhD students
02/10/2013 | PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.
Meeting of all Ph.D. students will be held on Thursday October 3, 2013 at 5 pm in room 109. It is advisable for all to join, however is is particularly useful for the first-year students. After the meeting there will be an informal part in a restaurant across the street.
October 22 at 6:00 p.m., Palace hotel, Panska 12, Praha 1, Are you ready to discover a career of challenge and reward? Do you know what is strategy consulting? Join our presentation to meet experiencedand BCG consultants and get answers to your questions. Learn about BCG's Strategy Cup 2013 competition as well. Refreshments will be served at the presentation. Find out more at www.bcg.cz
November 8-15, BCG Strategy Cup is a one-week business competition between teams from top Czech and Slovak universities. Find the unexpected solution to real-life business case. Team up and win the BCG Strategy Cup with a prize of CZK 50,000. Students in their final year of study (master or PhD) and three or four members per team are welcome to apply. Apply by November 5 at www.bcg.cz. If you have questions, please contact us at CzechStrategyCup@bcg.com.
28/09/2013 | Mgr. Michal Paulus
Dissertation Pre-defense of Petr Jansky will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at 5:00 pm in room 314. The topic is "Microeconomic Analysis for Evidence-Based Policy ". All scholars and students are invited.
27/09/2013 | 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 15. 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.
26/09/2013 | PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.
Two of our programs, Bachelor Program in Economics and Finance (Czech) and Master Programs in Economics and Finance (Czech), have been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA Exams.
CFA charter is the most respected and recognized financial degree in the world. Earning the CFA charter demonstrates the skills needed for investment analysis and decision making in today’s global financial industry.
Our programs are the first recognized programs in the Czech Republic. As a recognized university, we are now entitled to award three CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to students each fiscal year as detailed in the Awareness Scholarship Official Rules. More information on our webpage.
26/09/2013 | PhDr. Martin Gregor Ph.D.
I would like to invite all PhD students to a re-labeled ETPM seminar, entitled Economic Theory, Policy and Measurement. The primary aim of the seminar is to provide valuable feedback to dissertation research of the participants. Topics with explicit policy consequences are preferred, but any paper in economics qualifies for the presentation. Both theory and empirics is welcome. You may expect constructive, productive and relevant feedback to your work. The seminar will be led by Martin Gregor (theory, policy) and Barbara Pertold-Gebicka (empirics). Please sign up into SIS; all information will be sent out in group emails.
The results of the evaluation are published
24/09/2013 | Ing. Šárka Bokočová
The results of the evaluation of the courses (summer semester 2012/2013) are available at http://hodnocenikurzu.fsv.cuni.cz/ together with comparable results from last year.
Thank you for taking part.
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18/09/2013 | Ing. Eva Svitáková
Vladimír Benáček and Zdeněk Drábek stand behind “Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition” (Routledge publishing) covering large-scale institutional change and reforms at all levels that took place in post-communist countries.
This new handbook assembles a team of leading experts, many of whom were closely involved in the transition process as policymakers and policy advisors, to explore the major themes that have characterized the transition process.
Vladimir Benacek and Zdenek Drabek are authors of the 13th chapter where they analyze trade reorientation and global integration.
More info on the book can be found at the Routledge webpage.