Spotlight issue

15th August 2017 / Politics / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

London Speaker Bureau: Exclusive Interview with Tomas Sedlacek: What do fetishes have to do with economics?

The “fetishizing” of economics has resulted in a perpetual cycle of unfulfilled desire and debt and a “post coitum depression”, says Tomas Sedlacek. He is the Czech economist and bestselling author of The Economics of Good and Evil (2011), internationally renowned for challenging assumptions and radically rethinking and humanizing economics. Chief macroeconomic strategist at ČSOB and former economic advisor to President Vaclav Havel, he describes economics as a cultural phenomenon which cannot be free of ethics.

14th August 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Eurostat: Czech Republic: Positive change in NEET rate for young people aged 20-24 since 2006 vs. wide gender gap and inactivity of female NEETs aged 30-34 in 2016

More than four fifths of young female NEETs (neither in employment nor in education) aged 30–34 in Finland, the Netherlands, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria, Ireland, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania were inactive in 2016, Eurostat says.

7th August 2017 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

CzechInvest: Robotics, a Traditional Czech Term

The word “robot” entered the world’s languages from an old Czech stage play, but actual robotics and cybernetics are playing a major role in Czech science today, Martin Rychlik writes.

7th August 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs Why Does the Czech Republic Have the Lowest Unemployment In the EU?

Before the Czech Republic is hailed as a paragon of manufacturing-driven employment success, it’s important to consider the long-term consequences it might face for not encouraging more foreign workers and perhaps relying too heavily on jobs that will soon belong to robots, writes.

6th August 2017 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Digital Evolution Index 2017: Czech Digital Competitiveness is in the Stand Out / Break Out territory

As part of a collaboration between the Fletcher School at Tufts University and Mastercard, we created the Digital Evolution Index and analyzed the state and rate of digital evolution across 60 countries. This evolution is the outcome of an interplay among four drivers, with about 170 indicators across them.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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Policy pipeline

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