PhDr. Tomas Sedlacek (1977) is a Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at CSOB, the biggest Czech bank. He was a member of the National Economic Council, advisory body to the Prime Minister. He worked as an economic advisor to President Vaclav Havel (2001-2003) and to the Minister of Finance (2004-2006).
Tomas is a Yale University World Fellow and earned his PhDr. degree with honors at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University where he lectures Ethics in Economics, History of Economic Thought, Philosophy and Economics, Current Affairs in Economy and Rhetoric. He also frequently lectures for other universities. The Yale Economic Review (2006) has ranked him among the top five hot shots in economics.
In cooperation with Georgetown and Harvard Universities, Tomas wrote and co-authored a number of case studies on management, ethics and decision-making in transformation. He has published a book on philosophy, ethics and the history of economic thought, “Economy of Good and Evil: from the Epic of Gilgamesh to the Financial Crisis,” which has become a national bestseller. He is a regular columnist as well as a sought-after media commentator.
Tomas Sedlacek is an associate guest lecturer at Prague College, providing both guest lectures and input to faculty and CRIS projects.