Upcoming events and studies

Policies to Support Entering and Leaving Workforce

October 13, 2020 | ON-LINE Conference in English

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rafael Lalive | Professor of Economics and Vice Dean of Research at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne

This public lecture will address employment from a life-cycle perspective. We will start by reviewing whether child care helps or hinders child development. Turning to family policies, we will next review recent evidence on the effects of birth-related leave policies on employment patterns. Finally, we will consider ways pension policies shape employment patterns towards the end of the work cycle in unexpected ways.

The lecture reviews the results of studies that have documented causal effects which are essential ingredients in policy making. The lecture also discusses how these policies are seen by Swiss voters, who regularly address reforms to the welfare state.

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Shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic and the initial measures taken by the government, CERGE-EI's think tank IDEA launched the IDEA anti COVID-19 project to provide expert ideas and recommendations to mitigate the negative economic effects of the pandemic. Numerous faculty members, researchers, students and alumni have of CERGE-EI joined the project and are generating a multitude of policy briefs addressing various aspects of the crisis.

Four CERGE-EI faculty have been appointed to the government's Economic Advisory Team, and make up one-third of this advisory body: Jan Švejnar, who leads the team, together with Štěpán Jurajda, Filip Matějka, and Daniel Münich. Filip Matějka was also appointed a member of the Central Crisis Committee.

All the above mentioned are covered by the leading newspapers, online journals, and public broadcasters. Although entering the public debate is not the be-all and end-all of the researchers' job, it is great to see so many members of the CERGE-EI community having their say on this very important topic.

This page shows abstracts of most studies only. For full information go to the Czech web page of IDEA anti COVID-19.

If you wish to see what we have been working on for the past 12 months please see our Book of Abstracts: English summaries of recent IDEA studies that can be also downloaded in PDF format here.

IDEA anti COVID-19 studies

Theory of probability for life

Interactive application by T. Hrendash, P. Kocourek, J. Münich

Leaflet about the application with examples to be downloaded in PDF format here.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health

IDEA anti COVID-19 #22 | Authors: Vojtěch Bartoš, Jana Cahliková, Michal Bauer, Julie Chytilová

The different economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis on women and men in the Czech Republic

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 21 | Authors: Andreas Menzel, Martina Miotto

Health consequnces of economic crisis

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 20 | Authors: Kristína Hrehová, Štěpán Jurajda

Building capacity and preparing for the worst is sound economic policy: Recommendations for the coming weeks and months

Authors of "IDEA anti COVID-19" studies

Startups during the Covid-19 pandemic: experience for Czechia from the USA

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 19 | Author: Petr Sedláček

The Covid-19 pandemic and socio-economic inequality in education

IDEA anti COVID 19 # 18 | Authors: Miroslava Federičová, Václav Korbel

How to reawaken the economy: Soothe, warm up, say some farewells

IDEA anti COVID 19 # 17 | Author: Filip Matějka

Macroeconomic policy during the coronavirus epidemic

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 16 | Authors: Marek Kapička, Michal Kejak, Ctirad Slavík

Serological tests for Covid-19 antibodies: What could they be good for?

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 15 | Author: Ludmila Matysková

Using Bluetooth technology for COVID-19 contact tracing

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 14 | Authors: Ole Jann, Pavel Kocourek and Jakub Steiner (full study)

Short-time Work and Related Measures to Mitigate Consequences of a (Partial) Economic Shutdownto Mitigate Consequences of a (Partial) Economic Shutdown

IDEA anti COVID-19 #13 | Authors: Nikolas Mittag, Filip Pertold (full study)

Compliance with bans in the coronavirus period: enforcement must be effectively targeted

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 12 | Author: Libor Dušek

Collecting personal data for smart COVID-19 tracing: How to motivate people and not scare them off

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 11 | Author: Ole Jann

How should the government´s crisis measures be communicated? Through frequent repetition

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 10 | Authors: Václav Korbel, Vladimír Novák, Michal Šoltés, Lukáš Tóth

How best to communicate with the public? Findings from behavioural economics in the fight against COVID-19

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 9 | Author: Vojtěch Bartoš

Households´attitudes to infection and to the government measures: The latest survey data

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 7 | Authors: Václav Korbel, Vladimír Novák, Michal Šoltés, Lukáš Tóth

What behavioural economics can teach us about prevention: another way of fighting COVID-19

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 6 | Authors: Michal Bauer and Julie Chytilová

The economics of testing for COVID-19: beware of greater damage than benefit

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 5 | Authors: Jan Kulveit and Jakub Steiner

Insolvency during the Coronavirus period: a proposal for temporary changes to the Insolvency Act

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 4 | Author: Tomáš Richter

Helping companies to maintain employment: fast, simple, economically meaningful

IDEA anti COVID-19 # 3 | Author: Daniel Münich