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Randall K. Filer

Professor of Economics

Hunter College & The Graduate Center 

City University of New York

“I have seen the CERGE-EI Foundation programs make a difference in the lives of hundreds of young men and women, not only to them but to their countries. No other organization I know of gets as much ‘bang for the buck.’ Being involved with the intellectual and personal growth of these exceptional young men and women is intensely gratifying."

Randall K. Filer is Professor of Economics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He was President of the CERGE-EI Foundation from 1997-2021 and is now Director of the Foundation’s Teaching Fellows Program. He is also Eastern European Coordinator of the Global Development Network (GDN), a member of the Academic and Governing Boards at the International School of Economics in Tbilisi, Georgia (ISET), and a member of the scientific committee of the Croatian National Bank. Professor Filer is a research Fellow of IZA (Bonn), CESifo (Munich), and the Manhattan Institute (NYC).

His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the ACE program of the European Union, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others and has appeared in leading professional journals including the American Economic ReviewJournal of Political EconomyReview of Economics and StatisticsEuropean Economic ReviewJournal of Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and Economics of Transition. Professor Filer has twice been a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic as well as a visiting scholar at the Economics Institute, Zagreb, Croatia.


Professor Filer received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1979 where he was affiliated with the Industrial Relations Section and the Office of Population Research. He graduated magna cum laude with Highest Honors in economics from Haverford College.

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