The aim of economic research is to identify economic structures, rules and interest groups in order to find ways of harmonizing theory and practice, i.e. to reconcile the theoretically desirable and the economically attainable.
Working towards this reconciliation often requires interdisciplinary work to be able to sufficiently comprehend institutional frameworks as well as political and economic mechanisms.
The process of internationalization witnessed in the last decade has led to a world-wide network of (product, financial, labor and information) markets and poses a growing challenge to national and international governance.
With this in mind, the Center for European, Governance, and Economic Development Research cege (formerly: Center for Globalization and Europeanization of the Economy CeGE), run by the Faculty of Economic Sciences, deals with the investigation of European and global economic structures, with the effects of economic incentives on a national and international scale, as well as with processes of growth and development in developed and underdeveloped countries. The center’s objectives are to:
promote international and interdisciplinary research projects in the field of European integration, governance and development economics,
intensify the exchange with foreign researchers,
support future generations of researchers with the help of national and international network building,
present itself externally through symposia, meetings, workshops, regular research colloquiums, and the publications of monographs and discussion papers.
The members of cege come from different disciplines including economics, business administration, economic history, agricultural economics, law and politics.