Tomas Sedlacek

Chief Macro-Economist / CSOB

Prague (CZ)

Tomas Sedlacek (born in 1975) is the Chief Macro-Economist of CSOB Bank, the largest Czech bank, lectures at Charles University, and is a member of the National Economic Council in Prague. He worked as an advisor of Vaclav Havel, the first Czech President after the fall of communism, and is a regular columnist and popular radio and TV commentator. He has earned his PhDr. degree with honors at Charles University, one of the oldest universities in the world, where he lectures Philosophy of Economics. He was named one of the "young guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review. In 2009 he published a book on philosophy, ethics and history of economic thought "Economics of Good and Evil", which has unexpectedly become a national bestseller, later adopted as theatre piece which keeps selling out the National Theatre in Prague. The book has been translated and published by Oxford University Press in 2011 and other translations are on the way (German, Chinese, Polish, Italian etc.) 

Photo: Jana Hrivniakova

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