Mr Jan Švejnar and Mr Josef Zieleniec at Park Lane

The British Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to attend an Afternoon Tea with Mr. Jan Švejnar and Mr. Josef Zieleniec. Our distinguished guests will be discussing the current economic situation and various political issues.

4th June 2019 17:00 - 19:30
Park Lane International School, Valdštejnská 151


Jan Švejnar is the James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University. He focuses his research on (the effects of government policies on firms, labor and capital markets; corporate, national, and global governance and performance; and entrepreneurship, innovation and investment. 

Professor Svejnar is also a founder and Chairman of CERGE-EI in Prague (an American-style MA-PhD program in economics that educates economists for Central-East Europe and the Newly Independent States). He is a Fellow of the European Economic Association and Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (London) and Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn. From 1992 to 1997, Professor Svejnar served as the Founding Director of the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Josef Zieleniec spent the greater part of his professional career working as an economist. Prior to the fall of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia in 1989 he worked first in the Institute of Research in Engineering Technology and Economics Research, and later at the Institute of Economics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Science. Apart from research in microeconomic theory, he dealt with problems of economic transition from a centrally planned to market economy. The study „Czechoslovakia at the crossroads”, based on his research had a significant impact on discussions of economic reforms after 1989. 

At the beginning of 1990 Josef Zieleniec founded The Center of Economic Research and Education (CERGE), the first American-style economics Ph.D. program in Central and Eastern Europe, at the Charles University in Prague. He became it’s first director, was also appointed senior lecturer in economics and was a member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University.

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