November 21, 2011
The European University Association (EUA) has just published a major study on university autonomy in Europe: “University Autonomy in Europe II. The Scorecard.” The Autonomy Scorecard study provides a detailed and accurate picture of the current status of institutional autonomy in 26 different European countries. It offers a benchmarking tool, which ranks and rates countries, in form of scorecards on four main aspects of institutional autonomy: organizational, financial, staffing, and academic.
November 7, 2011
Professor Adam Szeidl of CEU’s Economics Department won a five-year "Networks" grant from the European Research Council. With a project budget of more than 1 million EUR, Szeidl plans to conduct empirical reserach on the effect of social networks on economic outcomes and combine experiments and firm level data to investigate questions including how social connections help make microfinance work in developing countries, how diffusion of knowledge about export markets among firm managers affects foreign trade, and how political connections affect firm productivity.