Members of the Czech Fiscal Council

MEMBERS OF THE CZECH FISCAL COUNCIL

 

The Czech Fiscal Council is a three-member body. It consists of a Chairperson and two other members. The Chamber of Deputies elects the Chairperson on a proposal of the government and the other two members on a proposal of the Senate and the Czech National Bank, respectively.

To qualify for appointment to the Czech Fiscal Council, one must be acknowledged and accomplished in the field of finance or macroeconomics and possess a minimum of ten years’ relevant experience as well as a master’s degree. At present, the Czech Fiscal Council is represented by:

Chairwoman of the Council
doc. Ing. Eva Zamrazilová, CSc. (* 1961)

Eva Zamrazilová is a leading Czech economist who served on the Board of the Czech National Bank between 2008 and 2014. She completed her master’s and doctoral studies at the University of Economics, Prague, and began teaching statistics theory and economic statistics there in 1990. Concurrently, as a researcher at the Institute of Forecasting at the same university, she participated in many studies on the transformation of the Czech economy. She also worked at the Economic Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and the Research Institute of Labour and Social Affairs. Since 1994, she worked at Komerční banka on its Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting team. In February 2008, the President of the Czech Republic appointed her to the Board of the Czech National Bank; she took office on 1 March 2008. After concluding her six-year mandate, she became the Chief Economist of the Czech Banking Association in 2014. Four years later, in January 2018, she was appointed Chairwoman of the Czech Fiscal Council. She continues to lecture macroeconomic analysis at the University of Economics, Prague. Eva Zamrazilova’s first-term mandate at the Czech Fiscal Council is for six years.

Member of the Council
prof. Ing. Richard Hindls, CSc., dr. h. c. (* 1950)

The career of the prominent Czech statistician and economist Richard Hindls is linked primarily with the University of Economics, Prague, which he led from 2006 to 2014 as its Chancellor. Following his graduation from the master’s degree in 1975, he joined the Department of Statistics and later moved to the Department of Long-Term Outlooks of the Czech Planning Committee. Since 1987, he worked at the Department of Statistics and Probability of the University of Economics, Prague (formerly just Department of Statistics), which he ran since 1992. His long-lasting professional interests rest mainly in analyses and prognoses of economic time series, macroeconomic aggregates, marketing surveys analyses, and statistical methods in auditing and accounting. He became a professor in 1998. Before assuming the post of the Chancellor of the University of Economics, Prague, he held the post of the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics between 2001 and 2006. In March 2014, he joined the Czech Television Council; two months later, he became its Vice-Chairman. He concluded his activity at the Czech Television Council in January 2018, when he was concurrently elected to the Czech Fiscal Council for a four-year mandate on a proposal of the Senate.

Member of the Council
prof. Ing. Jan Pavel, Ph.D. (* 1978)

Jan Pavel is a respected figure in the academic sphere. Within his pedagogical activities, he has a long-lasting devotion to public finance, the theory of budgetary and fiscal policy, and public sector efficiency. From 2003 to 2006, he worked at the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic, and since 2005, has been part of the Department of Public Finance at the University of Economics, Prague. Jan Pavel is the author or co-author of numerous publications, research papers, and expert articles both in the Czech Republic and abroad. He became a professor in 2015, and in January 2018, the Chamber of Deputies elected him to the Czech Fiscal Council on a proposal of the Czech National Bank for a two-year term. He was re-elected for another six-year term, which he began serving in January 2020.