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Apr 27, 2009 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Impact of the world economic and financial crises on the Czech Republic and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe

Lecture by Jan Macháček. April 27, 6:30 pm.

Impact of the world economic and financial crises on the Czech Republic and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe

-Lecture by Jan Macháček

April 27, 6:30 pm

 

Jan Macháček will speak about the impact of the world economic and financial crises on the Czech Republic and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

In what respect and to what extent is the Czech Republic different than the rest of the region (high level of deposits, no loans and mortgages to households in foreign currency, relatively low fiscal deficit and indebtedness, stable banking sector)?

What are the risks for the Czech economy (falling exports and falling industrial production, fleeing investors, being part of a global chain of production in times of deglobalization)?

What can a small and open economy do to counterattack the crises? How does it differ from a big economy?

 


Jan Macháček

Macháček is a leading Czech journalist, former dissident and musician. He currently works as a commentator for the weekly magazine Respekt and also writes his daily comments for Respekt.cz, his main topic is the political economy.

In 1980 Macháček was involved in various dissident activities and underground publishing and distribution. He is a signatory of Charter 77.

He started his official journalism career soon after the revolution of 1989. He was an investigative reporter and an analyst for the weekly magazine Respekt. In the 1990s, he was repeatedly awarded for his work (best journalist, best financial journalist, best economic journalist).

Between 1998-2000 he was the deputy editor-in-chief for Respekt. After the year 2000 he began contributing to many Czech magazines and daily newspapers. He was a commentator for MfDnes, daily Hospodářské noviny and the weekly Prague Business Journal. These days he is back at Respekt. Macháček is a frequent talk show guest and speaker for various Czech TV and radio stations.

He was a fellow in the U.S. twice, in 1994 six months with a National Forum Foundation (these days Freedom House) in 1998 he was a Michigan Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan.


JM is a member of the board of Transparency International CR and serves as a member of the board of Vaclav Havel’s library. JM is a professor at NYU in Prague where he teaches journalism.


In the 1980’s JM was a guitar player for the famous underground band The Plastic People of the Universe, these days he plays with the Prague legendary rock band Garage.

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Apr 27, 2009 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Organizer:

České centrum


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