(Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute)
CERGE-EI in Prague, Czech Republic is a joint workplace of Charles University and the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. CERGE-EI is dedicated to excellence and innovation in economic research and education. It is ranked globally in the top 5% of economics institutions by SSRN and RePEC. CERGE-EI students come from more than 30 countries. Its alumni pursue academic careers in university departments around the world and rise to senior positions in private and public sectors.
CERGE-EI offers graduate programs in Economics:
Master in Economic Research, a 2-year western-style program designed for students interested in applied economic research and public policy. The aim of this program is to prepare students for their careers in public policy institutions (central banks, ministries, and government advisory bodies), international organizations, think-tanks, and private sector companies. Graduates receive a Czech degree fully accredited by Charles University.
PhD in Economics, a western-style program designed for outstanding students interested in economic research who desire a rigorous graduate education in Economics at a prestigious international institution. Similar to top western institutions, the program consists of two years of MA-level coursework and two or more years of dissertation research. After two years, students receive a US MA in Economics degree. Graduates receive both US and Czech doctoral degrees. The majority of students receive a tuition waiver and a living stipend.