As a legacy of centralised planned economies, post-socialist European countries share a strong tradition of extensive data collection by the state. These administrative data collected by the tax authority, pension funds and other government bodies are often quite high quality. Administrative data on individuals or firms has many advantages over survey data. It is often more accurate, especially compared to surveys asking people to remember things in the past, and it can provide large samples at a reasonable price. Also, by linking two or more databases, we can produce such amount of information on the (anonymised) individual that would be infeasible to collect in a survey.
Press release: Statement of the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) on the imminent threat to academic freedoms and the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest
The management of the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) hereby expresses its solidarity with the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. We are deeply concerned about the legislative proposal that directly threatens academic freedoms and prevents the CEU from continuing to operate in Budapest.
Press release: CELSI Director Martin Kahanec elected as a full member of the Academia Europea as the first Slovak in the social and related sciences
On June 26, 2016, at the meeting of the Council of Academia Europea, the European Academy of Sciences, CELSI Research Director Martin Kahanec was elected a full member of Academia Europea in the Economics, Business and Management Sciences Section. He received this award as the fifth Slovak overall and the first in the social sciences and related sciences.
The largest international economics research database RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) has published its most recent ranking, which evaluates the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) as the No .1 institute in economic research in Slovakia. As in previous years, in 2014 CELSI has ranked No.1 in every month, leaving behind eighteen other economic research institutions in Slovakia.
A new study published by the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) suggests that the policies of foreign governments may overshadow domestic policies in determining levels of immigration, and that policymakers should consider carefully the choice of destinations available to potential immigrants.
A new study published by the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) lifts the veil on the hidden impact of the crisis on Poland's labour market. It reveals that while Poland was the only EU country not to enter recession, its effects on the Polish workforce have been severe.
Press release "Young migrants from new EU member states: Why they want to leave, and do they want to come back?"
Young singles and young fathers in new member states are especially inclined to leave their homelands, but they also intend to come back sooner than other people, according to a new study published by the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI).
In a broad analysis of immigration in Germany, weekly Wirtschaft Woche quotes Martin Kahanec’s research results on migration in Europe and its relation to the current crisis.
Reviewing the state of the art in economic research, the results suggest that “fears about immigrant abuse of welfare systems are unfounded or at least exaggerated.” Robust evidence shows that even if some relationship between immigration and welfare generosity is found, it is rather exiguous.
Martin Kahanec discusses current situation regarding low-educated people in the Slovak labour market. Although Slovakia has the third lowest percentage of low-educated people, they are usually excluded from entering the labour market.