CERGE-EI FOUNDATION

Economists Shaping the Future

aka CERGE-EI Foundation   |   New York, NY   |  www.cerge-ei-foundation.org

Mission

The CERGE-EI U.S. Foundation supports our founding partner CERGE-EI (Czech Republic) in promoting modern economic research, education and literacy. Our primary regional focus is Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We also collaborate with other educational and research institutions, philanthropic entities and supranational organizations in this mission.

Ruling year info

1995

President

Tony Claudino

Main address

26 Broadway Floor 8

New York, NY 10004 USA

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EIN

25-1725738

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Economics (as a Social Science) (V22)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Education in economics is one of the least reformed areas in the post-communist world. In most institutions, professors are paid below poverty line salaries and as a result must hold down multiple jobs. Teaching materials are outdated and professional development opportunities are few. Poor instruction leaves future voters and leaders with little understanding of the workings or underlying logic of free markets. Young people are robbed of a quality education that can aid them in thinking critically about the problems facing their societies. This subsequently impedes the prospects for greater openness, growth, and prosperity in this important part of the world.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

CERGE-EI

The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute is the first and foremost economics Ph.D and research institute in Central and Eastern Europe. CERGE-EI serves as a higher educator for the entire former Soviet bloc as well as other economies in transititon, including Iraq, Afghanistan, African countries and other developing nations. As a research center, CERGE-EI has been identified as the primary center of transition economics research and information in the world.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. To promote the western ideals of free and open inquiry and nondiscriminatory education.

2. To educate economists for government, academia, and industry in countries where such skills are critically lacking.

​​3. To promote research in theoretical and applied policy-related economics, especially with respect to the transition from communism to free markets.

CERGE-EI Foundation is actively seeking donors and grants to support its initiatives in the region. The two main ones are:

CERGE-EI Foundation is one of the main supporters of CERGE-EI, the first and most significant Ph.D. program in economics in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. CERGE-EI's mission to address the critical shortage of market economics expertise in the post-communist region has expanded to serve emerging economies worldwide. CERGE-EI is not only a top research institution, but is also actively engaged in policy research through its think-tank, the Institute for Democracy and Economic Analysis (IDEA).

CERGE-EI Foundation operates a Teaching Fellows program, which aims to strengthen the quality of economic education throughout the post-communist region. It does so by providing supplemental income to selected western-trained academics who choose to work in academia in the region. But it goes well beyond providing additional income, it creates a network of professionals facing similar challenges and experience.

The Foundation is led by senior professionals with experience in business and academia. For nearly 30 years we have been successful in raising funds to support our mission, both thanks to engaged and experienced leadership of the Board of Directors, and dedicated team members, who handle everyday operations.

Over 500 graduates from M.A. and Ph.D. program at CERGE-EI.
Over 140 000 students reached by the Teaching Fellows at more than 180 universities in 25 countries in the target region.
More than 230 faculty participants in 5 countries who successfully completed the Faculty Development program.

Our main goal is to strengthen the Teaching Fellows program by diversifying and expanding its funding.
We also aim to support CERGE-EI in attracting strong candidates for its programs.

Financials

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CERGE-EI FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 10/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Burkhard Dallosch

Marc Ellenbogen

Orley Ashenfelter

Michael Markovitz

Randall K. Filer

Burkhard Dallosch

Jan Švejnar

Julia Bryan

Susan Walton

Boris Borozan

Aydin Hayri

Gérard Roland

Dragana Stanišić

Craig Stapleton

Štěpán Jurajda

Organizational demographics

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