Some 500 scholars from around the globe came to Budapest to search together for frameworks in economic thinking that help us understand the big picture, at the first-ever plenary of the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI), held at CEU October 19-22. YSI was created under the rubric of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), which was founded by George Soros and colleagues in 2009.
Alessandro De Chiara, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, was awarded the Goran Skogh Award for young scholars for the most promising paper presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) in Bologna. The award, given in the memory of Goran Skogh, first President of EALE, aims to encourage outstanding young scholars of law and economics to remain in academia.
Botond Koszegi of CEU’s Department of Economics has been appointed “egyetemi tanar” as of February 1, 2016. The title, which literally means “university professor,” indicates a high ranking within Hungarian higher education. To qualify for accreditation in Hungary, doctoral schools must have a certain number of such professors. For this reason, the promotion of a CEU faculty member to this rank is an important step in increasing CEU’s integration into the Hungarian higher education system