Miroslav Zámečník is a Czech economist and publicist. He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague and later studied at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. From 1994 to 1998 he was the Czech Republic´s representative at the World Bank. From 2000 to 2001 he worked in a leadership role in a Revitalization Agency and Consolidated Bank. As a member of the Government’s National Economic Council (NERV) he cooperated on anti-crisis arrangements. In addition to his consultancy practice, he currently works as an economic analyst at the Czech Banking Association and as a main economic commentator for the economic weekly Euro. In his free time, Mr. Zámečník is an enthusiastic zoologist and a lecturer of postgraduate studies.