Spotlight issue

9th January 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

Czech Workforce Report 3: Prague employment and average wage by occupation for the period 2011-2015

63% of employment in Prague is of professionals or technicians. Between 2011-2015 average wage grew for key occupations in the private and public sector, except for private sector managers. Public sector managers received the highest increase in pay of all occupation. Private sector managers were the only occupation to experience wage decrease. See more findings in a report drafted by the AmCham team.

23rd January 2017 / Competitiveness / Health Care

OECD New Health Technologies report: Electronic Health Record: Data governance readiness & technical, operational readiness in Czech Repulic are low

According to OECD Health Record System Development and USE survey conducted among OECD countries in 2016, the Czech Republic was among countries uncertain as to whether sufficient progress would be made over the next five years to enable the use of Electronic Health Record data / the EHR system for monitoring of the national health care system quality. 

23rd January 2017 / Competitiveness / Health Care

Eurostat on technical resources in hospitals: Czech Republic: Availability of operating theatres in hospitals relative to population size decreases

Recently published Eurostat data report widespread increase in the availability of imaging equipment in hospitals over several decades. The number of CT scans relative to population size increased across the EU, for example. In the Czech Republic, availability of operating theatres in hospitals relative to population size decreased, the data say.

20th January 2017 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment

Czech National Bank Research Department: Margins of Trade: Czech Firms Before, During and After the Crisis - working paper

The results indicate that the crisis had a more severe impact on small exporting firms and that exports to countries outside the EU gained more prominence in the post-crisis years. 

20th January 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

INSEAD Global Talent Competitiveness Index: Czech Rep ranks 23rd, consistently ranks high in vocational and technical skills

Switzerland, Singapore and UK top the 2017 INSEAD Global Talent Competitiveness Report. The Czech Republic ranks 23rd, Brno 22nd among cities. 

19th January 2017 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Radio Praha: Brno plugs into transport vision with hyperloop memorandum | Video

The Czech Republic’s second city, Brno, has signed a memorandum with the company behind a revolutionary transport concept, the hyperloop, Radio Praha writes.


Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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