Tomáš Sedláček

Internationally recognised economist and university lecturer. Member of the National Economic Council of the Government.

Sedláček studied theoretical economics at the faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University. He also became a fellow at Yale University, which in 2006 in the Yale Economic Review placed him as one of five promising young economists (Young Guns: 5 Hot Minds in Economics). In the period 2001 to 2003 he worked as an economic advisor to Václav Havel. In 2004 he accepted the post of expert advisor to the finance minister. He founded the Economic Club, is a member of the programme committee for the Fórum 2000 foundation and is on the boards or supervisory boards of many other non-profit organisations. At present he works as the main macroeconomic strategist for the bank ČSOB. He lectures on philosophy and economics, the history of economic theory and current affairs at the Faculty of Social Science of Charles University and is a guest at other universities. In January 2009 he became a member of the National Economic Council of the Government (NERV), the advisory body for the prime minister made up of ten selected economists who prepare anti-crisis measures for the government.

In his newspaper articles, media appearances and books (Economics of Good and Evil, The Dusk of Homo Economicus) he is able to engagingly, readable and at the same time with great erudition put across economic issues and attract a wider public.