Supported by GA CR

CERGE-EI conference program

On the Relationships Between

Skills, Schooling and Labor Market Outcomes

16 – 17 September 2014, Prague, CERGE-EI, Politickych veznu 7, 2nd floor, room #8

(typical presentation expects ~30 min + 10 min discussant + 10 discussion)

Draft papers are linked for downloads  from here at
If papers are not posted, discussant and authors are encouraged to coordinate using e-mail addresses below


Tuesday, 16 September 2014


09:15 - 10:00       Registration and informal get together coffee & cake


10:00 – 10:30      Welcome & Introduction & Instructions (CERGE-EI director and Daniel Münich)


10:30 – 10:50        CLoSE – (Czech Longitudinal Study in Education) Cohort 2 – Transition to lower-secondary academic track and to upper-secondary education - Outline of longitudinal data collection (David Greger).


10:50 – 11:30        Factors affecting the transition of fifth graders to an eight-year gymnasium (Jana Straková). Discussant: Zoltán Hermann.


11:30 - 11:50         CLoSE – (Czech Longitudinal Study in Education) Cohort 1 – Transition from preprimary to primary education- Outline of longitudinal data collection (Jana Straková).


11:50 – 12:30        Reasoning behind parents’ choice to postpone child´s school attendance in the Czech Republic. (David Greger). Discussant: Mikolaj Herbst.


12:30 - 15:00       LUNCH (buffet in room #9 + individual administrative issues)


15:00 - 16:00         Testing, grading, selecting: admission s to selective schools. (Miroslava Federičová and Tomáš Protivínský). Discussant: Daniel Horn.


16:00 - 17:00         The long term effects of early educational selection – a quasi-natural policy experiment from Hungary (Daniel Horn): Discussant: Miroslava Federičová.

17:00 - 18:00       School Accountability Rating Shocks, Achievement, and School  Choice  (Patrick Baude) Discussant: Daniel Horn.








Wednesday, 17 September 2014


08:40 - 09:00       Coffee & cake gathering


09:00 - 10:00         Occupational mobility in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: the role of education and other factors. (Hana Říhová and Tereza Vavřinová). Discussant: Mikolaj Herbst.


10:00 - 11:00         The effect of educational tracks and better schools on student achievement: Evidence from upper secondary education in Hungary. (Zoltán Hermann). Discussant: Patrick Baude.


11:00 - 12:00         Does The Study Abroad Experience Affect Attitudes Towards Other Nationalities? (Jana Cahlíková). Discussant: Zoltán Hermann.


12:00 - 13:00         Returns to education in Central European countries: transitory effect of transition (Jiří Večerník). Discussant: Daniel Münich.


13:00 - 14:30       LUNCH (buffet in room #9)


14:30 - 15:30         The earlier the better? Evidence from lowering school starting age in Poland (Mikolaj Herbst). Discussant: David Greger.


15:30 – 16:30        Cognitive skills in decisions under compound risk and ambiguity. (Sasha Prokosheva). Discussant: Patrick Baude.


16:30 - 17:00       Concluding notes.



Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:00 - 12:00am

Public keynote talk by

Prof. Eric A. Hanushek (Stanford University)

The Economic Returns to a Good Teacher

hosted by

Daniel Münich (IDEA at CERGE-EI)

 !!!! Register well in advance to secure a seat at here* !!!!

* http://www.cerge-ei.cz/highlights/public-lecture-prof-hanushek 



List of active participants


Baude, Patrick


Cahlíková, Jana


Federičová, Miroslava


Greger, David


Hanushek, Eric


Herbst, Mikolaj


Hermann, Zoltán


Horn, Daniel


Münich, Daniel


Straková, Jana


Prokosheva, Sasha


Protivínský, Tomáš


Říhová, Hana


Vavřinová, Tereza


Večerník, Jiří


Conference logistics: Lenka.Vavrova@cerge-ei.cz; +420 - 224 005 153

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Supported by GA CR