Institute of Economic Studies

Charles University in Prague

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Field of interest: Theoretical Economics - History of Economic Thought - Philosophy and Ethics

Membership: PhD Candidate

Tomas Sedlacek is PhD candidate at Charles University with dissertation thesis topic: Selected Chapters from the History of Economic Thought.

The thesis maps the formation of economic anthropology from the Epic of Gilgamesh till modern days. He graduated with honors at Charles University. With master’s thesis on “The Ethics of Homo Oeconomicus” received the award of the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. His bachelor thesis on the „Economic thought of Thomas Aquinas” received a prestigious award from the foundation “Nadání Josefa, Marie a Zdenky Hlávkových” and was reprinted in Political Economy, influential Czech academic journal.
He is lecturer at Charles University with following topics:

Philosophy and Economic, Ethics and Economics, History of Economic Thought, Current Economic Affairs, Alternative Economic Thought and Rhetoric. Tomas Sedlacek is frequent lecturer and debater at public events, domestic and international conferences and media. We mention lectures at University of New York Prague and Anglo-American University with topic: Ethics for Businesses and public Administration. Frequently visiting lecturer for other universities and seminars mainly on transformation and EU accession (for ex. MBA Georgetown global residency programs, Czech Diplomatic Academy etc).

Publications

Monographs

(R)evolutionary Economy: of Systems and Men – co-authored with David Graeber & Roman Chlupaty. Prague, Czech Republic: Nakladatelství 65.Pole, 135 pages, ISBN: 978-80-87506-28-8, 2013.

Soumrak Homo Economicus – co-authored with David Orrell & Roman Chlupaty. Prague, Czech Republic: Nakladatelství 65.Pole, 77 pages, ISBN: 978-80-87506-07-3, 2012.
Translations: Bescheidenheit - für eine neue Ökonomie. Munich, Germany: Hanser Verlag, 2013. Le crepuscule de l'Homo oeconomicus. Paris, France: Librairie Eyrolles, 2012. Zmierzch Homo Economicus. Warsaw, Poland: Studio Emka, 2012.

Economics of Good and Evil – The quest for economic meaning from the Epic of Gilgamesh to Wall Street. Prague, Czech Republic: Nakladatelství 65.Pole, 367 pages, ISBN: 978-80-87506-10-3, 2009. 2nd edition: 2012. United States: Oxford University Press, 368 pages, ISBN: 978-0-19-932218-3, 2011.
Translations: Die Ökonomie von Gut und Böse. Munich, Germany: Hanser Verlag, 2012. L'économie du bien et du mal. Paris, France: Librairie Eyrolles, 2013. Economia binelui și a răului. Bucharest, Romania: Publica, 2012. De economie van goed en kwaad. Netherlands: Scriptum, 2012. 善恶经济学. Beijing, China: Booky publishing, 2012. A jó és a rossz Közgazdaságtana. Budapest, Hungary: HVG Könyvek, 2012. L’economia del bene e del male. Milan, Italy: Garzanti Libri, 2012. Ekonomia dobra i zła. Warsaw, Poland: Studio Emka, 2012. Economics of good and Evil. Taipei, Taiwan: Streamer publishing house, 2013. 선악의 경제학. Seoul, Korea: Time Education, Inc, 2012.

Academic Articles

“Und erlöse uns von der Ökonomie” – (original title God and Economy). Philosophie Magazin. 1 (2013). ISSN 1434-1911. Philomagazin Verlag GmbH

“Jaká je skrytá pravda za všeobecným zadlužováním?” – co-authored with Lubomír Mlčoch, Milan Zelený & Táňa Fischerová. Revue Prostor 62 (2011), p. 66-73. ISSN 0862-7045

“Odkdy euro v zemích Koruny české?” – Scientia et Societas. 3/08 (2008), p. 52-58. ISSN 1801-7118. NEWTON College, a.s.

“Hodnota, Informace a myšlení” – Křesťanská revue. 6 (2006). ISSN: 0023-4613

“Život a dílo Jaroslava Vanka” – co-authored with R. Horváth. Politická ekonomie 6 (2002), p. 859-869. ISSN 0032-3233

“The Economic Thought of Thomas Aquinas” – Politická Ekonomie 03 (2001), p. 437-448. ISSN 0032-3233

“Corporate Governance Risk in the Czech Republic” – co-authored with Zdeňek Kudrna, Ilona Katzová, Ondřej Vychodil. Acta Universitatis Caroline Oeconomica 18/2 (2000), p. 9-52. ISSN 0572-3043

Academic Forewords, Closing words and Back-Cover Endorsements

Closing words to: Sojka, M.: Dějiny ekonomických Teorií [History of Economic Theories]. Prague, Czech Republic: HBT press, 544 pages, ISBN: 978-80-87109-21-2, 2010.

Foreword to: Johanisová, N.: Ekonomičtí disidenti: Kapitoly z historie alternativního ekonomického myšlení. Volary, Czech Republic: Stehlík, 128 pages, ISBN: 978-80-86913-12-4, 2014.

Foreword to: Mills, P. & Schluter, M.: After Capitalism: Rethinking Economic Relationships. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Jubilee Centre, 190 pages, ISBN: 978-0948476211, 2010.

Foreword to: Kofman, F.: Vědomý Businness: Intergrita, uspěch a štěstí [Consious Business: How to Build Value Through Values]. Prague, Czech Republic:Portál, 344 pages, ISBN: 978-80-7367-747-3, 2010.

Foreword to: Krugman, P.: Svědomí intelektuála [Conscience of a Liberal ]. Prague, Czech Republic: Vyšehrad, 200 pages, ISBN: 978-80-7429-068-8, 2011.

Endorsement to: Chlupatý, R.: (Ne)mocná země. Prague, Czech Republic: Radioservis, 160 pages, ISBN: 978-80-86212-99-9, 2010.

Chapters in books

Ekonomika pro střední školy – edited by Bučková Veronika. Brno, Czech Republic: Didaktis, 164 pages, ISBN: 978-80-7358-203-6, 2013.

Nexus 64 Luxe en Verval – co-authored with Robert Skidelsky, Roger Scruton, Jan Patocka, Sylvester Eijffinger, Horia-Roman Patapievici, Marilynne Robinson, Jean Clair, Paul van Tongeren and António-Pedro Vasconcelos. Netherlands: Nexus Institute, 2013.

Intelektuál ve veřejném prostoru, Vzdělanost, společnost, politika – edited by Petr Hlaváček, co-authored with Pavel Barša, Milena Bartlová, Václav Bělohradský, Václav Cílek, Jan Čulík, Vladimíra Dvořáková, Petr Fischer, Ivan Gabal, Petr Hlaváček, Břetislav Horyna, Václav Hořejší, Karel Hvížďala, Roman Joch, Stanislav Komárek, Antonín Kostlán, Mikuláš Lobkowicz, Olga Lomová, Jan Palouš, Jiří Pehe, Jaroslav Peregrin, Miloslav Petrusek, Petr Pithart, Martin Potůček, Jacques Rupnik, Tomáš Sedláček, Jan Sokol, Michal Stehlík, David Storch, Jiřina Šiklová, Ondřej Šteffl and Stanislav Štech. Prague, Czech Republic: Academia, 400 pages, ISBN: 978-80-200-2083-3, 2012.

...Und Schopping Centre: das Lesebuch und Nachdenkbuch – co-authored with Konrad Paul Liessmann, Tomáš Sedláček, Thomas Glavinic, Kurt Schneider, Hannes Ch. Steinmann, Hannes Hess, Christian Felber, Heinz Fassmann, Peter Zellmann, Bernd Marin, Knut Drugowitsch, Alois Schober, Bettina Lorentschitsch, Roman Seeliger, Robert Podebradsky, Wolfgang Pelz, Gerrit Heinemann, Hannes Lindner, Ernst Mayr, David Bosshart, Christian Kresse, Ralf-Peter Koschny, Stefan Wiesel, Ewald Judt, Thomas Reutterer, Rainer Kundorfer, Harald Aichberger, Simonetta Carbonaro, Christian Votava, Wolfgang Richter, Bernhard Bügelmayer. Wien, Austria: Ekazent Immobilien-Management, 305 pages, ISBN: 978-3-200-02810-4, 2012.

Velvyslanci i bez diplomatického pasu - 21 rozhovorů nejen o kariéře s osobnostmi, které proslavily naši zemi v zahraničí – edited by Linda Štucbartová. Prague, Czech Republic: Sociologické nakladatelství (Slon), 315 pages, ISBN: 978-80-7419-062-9, 2011.

Fixed Star America: Ideal and Illusion of Central Europe – co-authored with Petr Fischer, Philipp Gassert, Janusz Bugajski, Adam Walaszek, Donald Pienkos, Anna Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Peter Steiner, Tomas Venclova, Milan Hauner, Josef Skala, Stefan Bednarek, Michał Matlak, Tibor Frank, Dorothea Penning , Ulrich Schmid, Jaroslav Peprník, Marina Dmitrieva, Tomáš Sedláček, Wojciech Orliński, Rüdiger Ritter, Maria A. Slowinska. Berlin, Germany: Bwv Berliner-Wissenschaft, Osteuropa, 1 (2011), 280 pages, ISBN: 978-3-8305-1846-4, 2011.

Hlavou zeď – úvahy nad civilizací a její budoucností – co-authored with Ivan Havel, Josef Kelemen, Stanislav Komárek, Luboš Kropáček, Antonin Líman, Milan Nakonečný, Jan Sokol, Jiří Stehlík, Marek Vácha. Prague, Czech Republic: Dybbuk, 240 pages, ISBN: 978-80-7438-055-6, 2011.

Příčiny, důsledky a řešení finanční a ekonomické krize – přepis příspěvků z V. konference Evropské fórum podnikání – collected by Newton College & Vzdělávací středisko na podporu demokracie. Prague, Czech Republic: Newton College, a.s, 133 pages, ISBN: 9788090428119, 2009.

Cultivation of Financial Markets in the Czech Republic – edited by Michal Mejstřík, collective work. Prague, Czech Republic: Karolinum Press, Charles University, 400 pages, ISBN: 978-8024609805, 2005.

Of Spontaneous Creation of Moral Order – Konsolidace vládnutí a podníkání v České Republice a v Evropské unii – edited by Jiří Kabele, Lubomír Mlčoch & Stanislav Pscheidt. Prague, Czech Republic: Charles University, ISBN: 80-86732-00-2, 2002.

Instiucionalizace (ne)zodpovědnosti: globální svět, Evropská integrace a české zájmy (English version: Competitiveness of the Czech economy) – co-authored with Vladimír Benáče & Zdeněk Kudrna on a chapter Konkurenční schopnost české ekonomiky. Edited by Jiří Kabele & Lubomír Mlčoch. Prague, Czech Republic: Karolinum Press, Charles University, p. 133-148, ISBN 80-246-0431-0, 2001.

Vize rozvoje České Republiky do roku 2015 – collective work organized by M. Potůček. Prague, Czech Republic: Gutenburg, 246 pages, ISBN: 80-86349-02-0, 2001.