Mission: To promote economics education and research in the post-communist countries of central and eastern europe including the former soviet union.
Programs: The cerge-ei doctoral program in economics for promising students from the former soviet bloc and other developing nations is totally tuition free, building a base of knowledge and expertise in modern market economics in a region where it was previously unknown.
the undergraduate program in central european studies is an american junior-year study-abroad program designed to expand u. S. Students education in the study of central europe and to further expand knowledge of the cerge-ei program through american academia.
the cerge-ei teaching fellowships support graduate students and post-doctoral teachers in the effort to expand the teaching of modern market economics to undergraduates in a region where such education is in severe short supply.
The sole purpose of this foundation is to support the teaching and research at a graduate program in economics--the CERGE-EI in Prague. Our goal at the foundation has been to permit this fledgling institute to support graudate students and faculty to build the infrastructure that was missing from the previously Communist states of much of Europe. I support the goal and I believe the Foundation has played a key role in permitting CERGE-EI to compete with institutions of Western Eukrope, which is critical to maintaingin a presence in Eastern Europe. In all my experineces the Foundation has been cost effective, committed, and essential to its purpose.