15 episodes

Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute (CERGE-EI)

A podcast on actual economic research and its challenges and opportunities in the changing world.

Talking Economics CERGE-EI

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Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute (CERGE-EI)

A podcast on actual economic research and its challenges and opportunities in the changing world.

    Klára Kalíšková: There Are Big Reserves in Increasing Labor Force

    Klára Kalíšková: There Are Big Reserves in Increasing Labor Force

    The Czech labor market situation has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and in recent months by the war in Ukraine. What are the main characteristics of the Czech labor market now? What changes has the labor market undergone in recent years? What is the position of women in the Czech labor market? In Talking Economics Katarína Stehlíková talks about these issues with Klára Kalíšková.

    Klára Kalíšková is a CERGE-EI PhD alumna, an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Informatics and Statistics, Prague University of Economics and Business, researcher of IDEA think tank, and Associated Scientist at Economics Institute of Czech Academy of Sciences. Her main research interests lie in empirical and policy-oriented research in labor economics and applied econometrics.

    • 24 min
    Jaroslav Borovička: Think About the Long-Term Outlook

    Jaroslav Borovička: Think About the Long-Term Outlook

    How are monetary and fiscal policy, the main macroeconomic tools used to steer our economies, able to address the unprecedented challenges presented by the events of recent years, such as COVID-19, war on Ukraine, or increase in energy prices? In Talking Economics, Katarína Stehlíková and Jaroslav Borovička give us a macroeconomic look at the current economy.

    Jaroslav Borovička is a CERGE-EI MA in Economics alumnus and one of the leading Czech macro economists. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago and works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at New York University in the United States.

    • 36 min
    Silvester van Koten: We Need to Address the Shortage of Oil and Gas

    Silvester van Koten: We Need to Address the Shortage of Oil and Gas

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has boosted the already high prices of oil and gas. How come the energy situation in the EU is so dependent on Russia? What are the prognoses for energy costs and related costs of living for the near future? Katarína Stehlíková talks about War on Ukraine’s effect on European energy with Silvester van Koten.

    Silvester is a CERGE-EI PhD Alumnus and senior researcher at the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně. He specializes in Energy Economics and Economics Experiments with a special interest in economics of electricity markets, renewables, and regulation.

    • 22 min
    Daniel Münich: It’s not about establishing Ukrainian classes and Ukrainian schools

    Daniel Münich: It’s not about establishing Ukrainian classes and Ukrainian schools

    What are the main challenges children and teachers have to face in our schools due to an unprecedented inflow of Ukrainian children and youth into our educational system? Is the situation more complicated because schools suffered from the 2-year pandemic? Can we take this situation as an opportunity? Katarína Stehlíková talks about these questions with Daniel Münich.

    Daniel Münich is a CERGE-EI PhD in Economics alumnus, member of CERGE-EI Faculty, and executive director of the academic think-tank IDEA at CERGE-EI.

    • 34 min
    Dana Hájková: Increasing Interest Rates Are Very Important for Fighting High Domestic Inflationary Pressures

    Dana Hájková: Increasing Interest Rates Are Very Important for Fighting High Domestic Inflationary Pressures

    Inflation and monetary policy have become hot topics recently. The world economy first seemed to be heading towards recession due to Covid. Now, we face huge increases in energy prices and soaring inflation. What are the main causes of such high inflation? Will the inflation go back to lower levels? Katarína Stehlíková asked Dana Hájková these questions in the latest episode of Talking Economics.

    Dana Hájková is a CERGE-EI PhD in Economics alumna and Director of Monetary Policy and Fiscal Analyses Division at Czech National Bank.

    • 26 min
    Anna Pestova and Mikhail Mamonov: The Oil and Gas Embargos Would Cut the Russian Export Revenue by Only One Quarter

    Anna Pestova and Mikhail Mamonov: The Oil and Gas Embargos Would Cut the Russian Export Revenue by Only One Quarter

    What is the difference between the main sanctions imposed on Russia now and those from 2014/2017? What are the impacts of the sanctions? In Talking Economics, Katarína Stehlíková talks with Anna Pestova and Mikhail Mamonov on sanctions on Russia at the macro level.

    "The current sanctions are not able to stop the inflow of foreign currency totally. They are not able to change the model of export-related activities of the Russian economy," said Anna Pestova and added: "Our estimate says that the amount of the oil embargo currently announced plus potential European oil embargo and the cut of European imports of gas by two thirds will decrease the export revenue by one quarter."

    Anna Pestova and Mikhail Mamonov are both CERGE-EI PhD students doing their research stay at the University of Zurich. They have published several articles about sanctions imposed on Russia for VOX.EU, a policy portal of Economic Policy Research Centre. They are working on papers at CERGE-EI and Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT). Before joining CERGE-EI, Anna and Mikhail worked for ten years in the leading Russian think tank providing macroeconomic and financial policy consultations

    • 37 min

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