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Decision on the appointment of the new Director of the CNB’s Economic Research Department

12. 8. 2004

At its meeting today the Bank Board of the Czech National Bank decided to appoint Ms Kateřina Šmídková as Director of the Economic Research Department. The appointment is effective as from 1 September 2004.

Kateřina Šmídková graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University, the Central European University and the University of New York, and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University. She has participated in a number of fellowships in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United States and Japan. She has worked in economic research since 1994. The focus of her research is above all central banking and European integration. Her works are published in Czech and foreign professional journals and also as chapters in books by publishers such as Avebury, Edward Elgar, Fortuna and Routledge.

She co-operates with international institutions (Bank of England, National Institute for Economic and Social Research, European Central Bank, World Bank). She teaches monetary economics at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University, is a member of the Managing Board of the Czech Economic Society and a member of the Board of Editors of the journal Finance a úvěr (Finance and credit).

Kateřina Šmídková

Her profile was published in the American publication 'Who's Who in the World 2004" and she was awarded the prize 'Outstanding Intellectual of the 21st Century" by the Cambridge International Bibliographic Centre. A book about monetary policy, which she co-authored, won the 'Book of the Year 2000" award presented by the Central Bank Newsmakers journal.

Ms Šmídková has worked in the CNB since 1994. She held the posts of Director of the Macroeconomic Modelling Division, Adviser to a Bank Board Member and Adviser to the Bank Board of the Czech National Bank. Since 2002 she has worked as Deputy Director in the Economic Research Department.

Pavlína Bolfová, CNB spokesperson