† prof. Mgr. Kateřina Šmídková M.A., Ph.D.


Position: Executive Director - Economic Research Department at the Czech National Bank and Professor of Economics at Charles University
Field of interest: Open economy macro, Monetary economics, European economic policies. All research papers can be downloaded from the REPEC on http://ideas.repec.org/e/psm19.html.
Membership: Former pedagogues


Email: ies [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Personal web pages: http://ideas.repec.org/e/psm19.html

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Organisation Memberships

The CNB Research Advisory Committee. The IES Advisory Board. Management Team of the ESCB Macroprudential Research Network. Steering Committee of the European Business Cycle Network. Board of the Czech Economic Society. Board of the Czech Journal of Finance and Credit.


2010 - Professor degree, Charles University.
2007 – Docent degree, Charles University.
1995-99 PhD from Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University.
1992-93 MA from Central European University/University of the State of New York.
1986-92 MSc from Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University.

Job history

Czech National Bank - Executive Director of the Economic Research Department (current position).
Charles University - Professor of Economics (current position).
European Central Bank (2003, 2004) - Researcher.
World Bank (2000, 2001) - External Consultant.
Bank of England (1998, 2003) - Researcher.
National Institute for Economic and Social Research, London (1995, 1997, 2001) - Researcher.
Charles University (1995-2010) - Assistant Professor.
Czech National Bank (1994-2010) – various positions (Executive Director, Economic Research and Financial Stability Department, Deputy-Director, Adviser to the Bank Board, Head of Modelling Unit).
Central European University/University of the State of New York (1993, 1994)- Assistant Lecturer.

Extra activities

Cooperation with the journals (Czech Journal of Economics and Finance, Politická ekonomie) and economic societies (Czech Economic Society, European Business Cycle Network, ESCB
Macroprudential Research Network).

Awards and prizes

For achievement in the field of social sciences, personal profiles regularly published in „Who’s Who in the World “ and „Who’s Who in the Science and Engineering“ (Marquis, USA). Award „Outstanding Intellectual of the 21st Century” (International Bibliographical Centre Cambridge) for achievement in the field of social sciences. Co-authored book “Monetary Policy Frameworks in a Global Context” was “Book of the Year of 2000” by Central Bank Newsmakers Magazine.

Topics for supervision

Supervised Master Theses

all/awarded: 2/1
Awarded: Mgr. Terezie Výprachtická

Supervised Ph.D. Theses

number: 1
Ibrahim Lofti Awad Ibrahim, Ph.D. (24.6.2010)


2001_Monetary transmission (for World Bank)
2003_Euro when and how (for Czech Economic Society)
2006_Inflation targeting (for CERGE)
2007_Inflation targeting (for OECD)
2008_Inflation targeting and communication (for Czech Economic Society)
2009_Macrofinancial stability 5 years after(for European Commission)
2010_Impact of the crisis on the NMS(for European Parliament)
2011_ Monetary and macroprudential policy (for Bank of England)
2011_Prospects of euro(for IRR)
2012_Banking, Debt and Currency Crises: Early Warning Indicators for Developed Economies (for ECB)


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