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 Chairperson of the Czech Fiscal Council is elected by the Chamber of Deputies on a proposal of the Government. The other two members are elected by the Chamber of Deputies on a proposal of the Senate and the Czech National Bank, respectively.

In addition to graduating from a master’s degree university program, the prerequisit for an appointment to the Czech Fiscal Council is also the fact that the candidate constitutes in the field of finance or macroeconomics a recognised and experienced personality with at least 10 years’ of experience in the field. At present, the Czech Fiscal Council works in the following structure:

 

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

Eva Zamrazilová is a leading Czech economist who between 2008 and 2014 worked as a member of the Bank Board of the Czech National Bank. She has began her career at the University of Economics, Prague, where following her graduation from the master’s and doctoral studies she lectured since 1990 the theory of statistics and economic statistics. At the same time, as a researcher at the Institute of Forecasting at the University of Economics, Prague she participated on a number of studies focused on the transformation of the Czech economy. She has also worked at the Economic Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and at the Research Institute of Labour and Social Affairs. Since 1994, she worked at Komerční banka as a member of the Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting team. In February 2008, the President of the Czech Republic has appointed her to the Bank Board of the Czech National Bank, where she took the office on March 1, 2008. After concluding her six-year mandate, she became the Chief Economist of the Czech Banking Association in 2014, where she remained until her appointment as the Chairwoman of the Czech Fiscal Council in January 2018. At the same time, she continues to lecture at the University of Economics, Prague on macroeconomic analysis. Eva Zamrazilova’s first office term at the Czech Fiscal Council is for six years.

 

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

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 had run since 1992. His long-lasting professional interest rests mainly in analyses and prognoses of economic time series, macroeconomic aggregates, analyses of data from marketing surveys and statistical methods in auditing and accounting. He became a professor in 1998. Prior to joining the post of the Chancellor of the University of Economics, Prague, he held between 2001 and 2006 the post of the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics at the University of Economics, Prague. Since March 2014, he had been a member of the Czech Television Council, two months later he became its Vice-Chairman. He has 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 personality in the academic sphere. Within his pedagogical activities he has a long-lasting devotion in particular to public finances, theory of budgetary and fiscal policy and the issue of operating efficiency of the public sector. From 2003 to 2006 he worked at the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic. Since 2005 he has been working at the University of Economics, Prague, at the Department of Public Finance. He 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 has elected him to the Czech Fiscal Council on a proposal of the Czech National Bank for a two-year term.