Czech economist, university lecturer, and bestselling author of ‘Economics of Good and Evil’
Tomas Sedlacek has gained international recognition due to his award-winning bestseller “Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street“. The book has been translated into twenty-one languages thus far. A Czech economist and university lecturer, he has been named one of the “Young Guns” and one of the “five hot minds in economics” by the Yale Economic Review.
Currently serving as Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at a national Czech bank CSOB, he is a member of the group Narrative of Europe commissioned by Manuel Barroso and a Council Member of the World Economic Forum focusing on New Economic Thinking. He is also a former member of the Czech Republic’s National Economic Council and was an economic advisor to the country’s former president Vaclav Havel. He was only 24 years old at the time. He later became a member of the National Economic Council, the advisory body to the Czech Prime Minister.
Besides lecturing at the Czech Republic’s Charles University, Tomas Sedlacek also works as a columnist for a leading Czech newspaper. He is a widely sought-after media commentator who travels the world debating questions relating to current economics.
A much sought-after conference speaker, Tomas Sedlacek believes that the field of economics has both a good and evil side. He lives in the Czech Republic and presents in both Czech and English.
“It was obvious that the book was an unconventional view on a scientific discipline that's exceptionally dull.”
“Takes mainstream economics as his clay, digging both his arms in up to the elbows in an attempt to explain the beliefs and ethical values underlying modern economics.”
“Sedlacek set the ground for criticism of economics. It takes 448 sides, but very entertaining ones.”