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Tomas Sedlacek

Czech Economist
Philosopher of Economics
Author of Economics of Good and Evil


Category

Politics & Economy

Topics

Ethik
Europa
Finanzmärkte
Gesellschaft
Globalisierung
Innovation
Politik
Wissenschaft
Ökonomie

Language

English



Tomas Sedlacek gained international fame for his award-winning, bestselling book "Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street" which was translated into 17 languages and received the prestigious German “Wirtschaftsbuchpreis” at Frankfurt Book Fair for its original philosophical contribution to economics. In 2015 he was listed among the top 100 most influential global thinkers.

Born in 1977 in Prague, Sedlacek became, at the age of 24, an economic advisor to Czech president Václav Havel. Later he became a member of the National Economic Council, advisory body to the Czech Prime Minister. During his fellowship at Yale University, Yale Economic Review ranked him among five hot young minds in economics. He currently works as a chief macroeconomic strategist at Czech commercial bank CSOB.

Tomas Sedlacek is a member of Program Council for New Economic Thinking of World Economic Forum that meets in Davos and was a member of an advisory body to EC president Barroso on New Narrative for Europe. He lectures at Charles University in Prague and sits on boards of many non-profit organizations. In addition, he works as columnist for leading 'Czech economic daily'.

A widely sought-after media commentator and an entertaining and engaging speaker, Tomas travels the world to debate burning questions of current economics with glitch mirrors from the deepest mythological past, philosophies and beliefs which he likes to combine with variety of other current fields.

Topics

  • Psychoanalysis of economics
  • Philosophy of economics
  • New economic thinking
  • Literature, movies, myths and economics
  • Economics of Good and Evil

Publications

  • Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street by Sedlacek, 2012
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