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May 2020, See what we have been working on for the past 12 months

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.

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.

Before the pandemic, IDEA has been working on its regular agenda, which is producing policy-oriented studies with the aim to contribute to the public debates on relevant issues.

Recent IDEA anti COVID-19 and other studies (from May 2020 to May 2019)

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

Study: Where do universities recruit researchers?

Interactive application:

Authors: Vít Macháček and Martin Srholec
February 2020

The consumption tax as a dichotomy: Source of public budgets and instrument of harm reduction (discussion paper)

Authors: Vladimír Novák, Michal Šoltés
December 2019

International comparison of school principals: Czech administrative hell

Author: Miroslava Federičová
November 2019

Private and Public Returns to Business R&D spending in Czechia

Author: Petr Pleticha
October 2019

Donations to Political Parties and Procurement Contracts: Evidence from the Period 2007 - 2014

Authors: Vítězslav Titl and Benny Geys
September 2019

Czech teacher´s pay: a new hope

Authors: Daniel Münich, Vladimír Smolka
August 2019

Stigma as a self-fulfilling prophecy? An experiment in the Czech prisons

Authors: Lubomír Cingl, Václav Korbel
August 2019

Teaching quality, education, economic growth and prosperity in the Czech Republic

Authors: Daniel Münich, Jana Krajčová, Tomáš Protivínský
May 2019

GLOBALIZATION OF SCIENCE: Evidence from authors in academic journals by country of origin

Authors: Vít Macháček and Martin Srholec
May 2019