Economist, author of Economics of Good and Evil

Tomáš Sedláček

Tomáš Sedláček is a Czech economist and university lecturer. He is the Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at ČSOB (a Czech national bank), a member of the group Narrative of Europe commissioned by Durão Barroso and Council Member of World Economic Forum focused on New Economic Thinking. In 2006, the Yale Economic Review mentioned him in an article titled “Young Guns: 5 Hot Minds in Economics.” He is a former member of the National Economic Council of the Czech Republic and with only 24 years was an economic advisor to former President Václav Havel. He is a press columnist, a media commentator and teacher at the Charles University (Prague). His book Economics of Good and Evil, a bestseller in the Czech Republic, was translated into English and published by Oxford University Press in June, 2011. In his book, Sedláček refuses the one-sided view of economics as a value-free mathematical inquiry. He describes economics as a cultural phenomenon and a product of our civilization closely tied with philosophy, myth, religion, anthropology, and the arts.