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Lectures in Slovakia

Returns from green investments, presented at the National Bank of Slovakia, joint meeting with the Czech National Bank, October 2021. 

Sustainable investing in equilibrium, presented at conference "Kolektivne investovanie", virtual, November 2020. 

  • Presentation slides (in English)

Conference panel at Globsec Tatra Summit 2020, Day 2 (Focus group: EU shaping the global economy), October 2020.

Fifty shades of QE, presented at the Kosice Economic Forum, virtual, October 2020. 

  • Presentation slides (in English)

Sustainable investing in equilibrium, presented at CFA Society Slovakia, virtual, October 2020. 

Sustainable investing in equilibrium, presented at the National Bank of Slovakia, Bratislava, January 2020. 

  • Presentation slides. (in English)

Financial crises, Braintrust, Bratislava, December 2018.

  • Presentation slides. (in Slovak)

Inequality Aversion, Populism, and the Backlash Against Globalization, presented at the National Bank of Slovakia, Bratislava, November 2018.

  • Presentation slides. (in English)

CFA Society Investment Christmas Dinner Debate, presented at Slovenska Sporitelna, Bratislava, November 2017.

  • Presentation slides. (in English)

Political cycles and stock returns, presented at the VSIK, University of Matej Bel, Banska Bystrica, October 2017.

  • Presentation video. (in Slovak)
  • Presentation summary in Biatec (in Slovak)
  • Presentation slides. (in English)

Defining the key challenges of the Capital Markets Union, presented at the Kosice Economic Forum, Technical University of Kosice, October 2016.

  • Presentation slides. (in English)

The Capital Markets Union: An attractive opportunity for Europe, presented at the University of Economics, Bratislava, September 2016.

Capital Markets and Asset Management: Challenges for Slovakia, presented at the Economic Summer School, Bratislava, July 2016.

  • Presentation slides. (in English)

Conference panel at TATRA Summit 2015, Investments Forum, Day 2 (last session, topic: Capital Markets Union), November 5, 2015.

Reflections on the Eurozone crisis, presented at the University of Economics, Bratislava, October 2015.

  • Presentation slides. (in Slovak)

Reflections on the Eurozone crisis, presented at the 2015 meeting of the Slovak Economic Association, Kosice, October 2015.

  • Presentation slides. (in English)

Scale and skill in active management, presented in the Bratislava Economic Seminar series, FMFI UK Bratislava, April 2015.

  • Presentation slides. (in English)

The price of political uncertainty: Theory and evidence from the option market, presented at the National Bank of Slovakia, Bratislava, March 2014.

  • Presentation slides. (in English)

The real and financial effects of policy uncertainty, presented in the “Science in the Center” series, Bratislava, July 2013.

The real and financial effects of policy uncertainty, presented at the 20th Anniversary Conference of the National Bank of Slovakia, Bratislava, May 2013.

Lessons from the crisis, presented in the Bratislava Open Lectures series, October 2009.

  • Presentation slides. (in Slovak)
  • Video coverage.

In search of human rationality, presented at the First Bratislava Economic Meeting, June 2008.

  • Presentation slides. (in English)

The Chicago School of Economics and its legacy, presented in the Conservative Economic Quarterly Lecture Series, Bratislava, December 2007.

  • Presentation slides. (in Slovak)

IPO waves and stock prices, presented at Comenius University, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Bratislava, October 2003.

  • Presentation slides. (in English)

Interviews in the Slovak media (in Slovak):

If Russian gas stops flowing, we might face a deep recession,
Hospodárske noviny, July 4, 2022. Also here.

China is waiting to see how the conflict evolves,
Dennik N, March 17, 2022.

I am lucky to be working at a university that protects me from ideology,
Postoj, December 19, 2021.

Try to find your niche,
#akonato conference, October 2021.

Freedom of speech in Slovakia vs. USA,
Denník Standard, July 6, 2021.

The return to normal after the pandemic should be gradual,
Hospodárske noviny, March 15, 2021.

Slovakia still has common sense,
Dennik N, October 30, 2020.

Every economist's dream,
Forbes Slovakia, May 2020.

If the government doesn't hurry up, the crisis will be more painful and the recovery slower,
Dennik N, April 6, 2020.

In good times we need to save, now it's time to spend,
HN, April 6, 2020.

We must act now, yesterday was already too late,
Dennik N, April 6, 2020. 
Also in Trend and HN.

Financial crises are hard to predict,, January 28, 2019.

The dusk of democracy,
Forbes Slovakia, November 2018.

DalitoMay 24, 2018.

TASR, March 17, 2018.

Interview about financing education,
Investičné tamtamy, September 2017.

Hospodárske noviny, May 23, 2017.

How to do good research? Look around you,
TREND, December 15, 2016.

Senec is never boring in the summer,
Senčanpage 17,November 2016.

We cannot build on this policy much longer,
PostojJuly 13, 2016.

Get ready for low returns,
Forbes Slovakia, January 7, 2016.

Radio interview,
Rádio Express, September 23, 2015.

Greek debt will have to be cut,
Pravda, August 3, 2015.

ECB’s QE will not solve Europe’s structural problems,
TASR, April 12, 2015.

ECB helps prevent a heart attack, but we need to lose weight,
TREND, February 19, 2015.

Wall Street doesn’t excite me, NBS does,
Denník N, February 18, 2015.

Draghi’s big effort may not be enough,
Hospodárske noviny, September 26, 2014.

Radio interview,
Rádio Slovakia, January 26, 2014.

We had to save the banks,
TýždeňNovember 4, 2013.

American politicians are not that crazy,
TýždeňOctober 14, 2013.

The real and financial effects of policy uncertainty,
Science in the Center, July 15, 2013.

STV Evening News, (begins 32 minutes in)
Správy STV, July 20, 2013.

Capitalism can be improved,
TýždeňOctober 29, 2012.

We must prevent a massive collapse of banks,
TýždeňJune 25, 2012.

We are thinking about you in Chicago,
TýždeňOctober 17, 2011.

Economists about the euro,
TýždeňNovember 7, 2011.

A kick in the butt,
TýždeňOctober 25, 2009.

We should have been saving before the crisis,
Hospodárske noviny, October 23, 2009.

We look into the future,
Trend, April 16, 2009.

Government interventions failed,
TýždeňOctober 6, 2008.

The recipe for success column,
Hospodárske noviny, May 7-8, 2008.

Public education requires much more money,
Trend, January 10, 2008.

We breathe economics,
TýždeňJanuary 7, 2008.

Mafias in economics are nonsense,
ETREND blog, October 21, 2007.

Foreign study a good move,
Slovak Spectator, October 1, 2007.


Commentaries in the Slovak press (in Slovak):

Unintended consequences of government interventions,
Pravda, March 2, 2009.

Careful with those fiscal stimuli,
Trend, January 29, 2009.

Is the current crisis similar to the Great Depression?,
TýždeňDecember 1, 2008.

The Chicago School of Economics and its legacy,
The Conservative Letters (Konzervatívne listy), December 2007.

  • Abbreviated version of a public lecture given in Bratislava, Slovakia.