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Study on Regional Differences

In their new study "Regional Differences in Purchase Power: Prices, Wages, Salaries and Pensions" Matěj Bajgar and Petr Janský demonstrate how the relative value of average real wages in the Czech Republic is significantly affected by the differences in regional price levels. For instance, Prague residetns may seem relativrely well-off at first sight, however after taking into account the price level of certain services and googds, people living in Prague can afford virtually as much as the inhabitants of other regions.

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Civil Servants: A Descriptive Study

The new IDEA publication titled "Civil Servants: How Many Are There, Where Do They Work, And How Much Are They Paid?" analyzes the Czech public sector.

The key findings can be summarized as follows: 

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Learning by torture or by play?

A new IDEA study by Miroslava Federičová and Daniel Münich "Learning by Torture or Learning by Play?" focuses on the issue of pupils’ satisfaction with school and the enjoyment of learning mathematics.  

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New tax impact study

Daniel Münich and Klára Kališková collaborated on the latest IDEA study titled "Who Will Benefit From the Proposed Increase to Child Tax Credit?"

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Czech economy continues to grow

IDEA has issued a new macroeconomic prediction for the Czech Republic. The forecast is optimistic. Not only did the Czech economy grow the fastest among European Union members in the fourth quarter of 2013, but it is also believed to grow by over 2 % in the year of 2014. However, this prediction holds as long as the Ukrainian crisis does not lead to large economic shocks.  Please find a short summary in the following text:

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