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" (Oxford University Press, 2011) 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 of Czech president Václav Havel. Latter he became a member of the National Economics 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 Economics Forum that meets in Davos and was a member of an advisory body to EK president Barroso on New Narrative for Europe. He lectures at Charles University and sits on boards of many non-profit organizations. In addition, he works as columnist for leading Czech economic daily.