18th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture
At Columbia University, Professor Jan Švejnar researches the effects of government policies on firms, labor, and capital markets; corporate, national, and global governance and performance; and entrepreneurship.
A 2008 presidential candidate in the Czech Republic and a former economic advisor to President Václav Havel, Professor Švejnar is also a founder and chairman of CERGE-EI, an American-style economics program in Prague that educates doctoral students from Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. He serves as co-editor of Economics of Transition, is a fellow of the European Economic Association and is a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research in London and the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn.
A highly decorated economist, Professor Švejnar served as the founding director of the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic among other leadership positions at European economic bodies.
Flom Auditorium, 6th floor
Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
This lecture is made possible with the support of the Embassy of the Czech Republic, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, the American Friends of the Czech Republic, and the Friends of Slovakia.