TOMAS SEDLACEK'S BOOKS

"Economics is ultimately about good and evil"

In May 2009 he published a book on philosophy, ethics and history of economic thought named "Economics of Good and Evil - the quest for economic meaning from the Epic of Gilgamesh to Wall Street". This book quickly became an unexpected national bestseller and was translated into 15 languages. The book was awarded by the “Deutscher Wirtschaftsbuchpreis”, the International Book Fair in Frankfurt and also by the National Bank of Poland. The leading German business daily Handelsblatt ranked "Economics of Good and Evil" among the 100 most important books of all time.

It was followed by series of conversation with prominent economists. The first one “Dusk homo economicus“ was released in 2012, together with David Orrell and Roman Chlupaty. "(R)evolutionary Economy: Of systems and men" with David Graeber was published in 2013 in Czech Republic.

Early this year (2014) he also contributed in "Oxford Handbook on Professional Ethics for Economists", together with George DeMartino and Deirdre McCloskey among others, published by Oxford University Press. The next one that will be published this year as well, "Manifesto BOZAR X" took 10 years of work collection supported by the European Comission, and explains what the Centre for Fine Arts is, which institutions and cultural projects stands for today, and how it would like to develop in the future.

Quotes

“This book is unlike any economics text I have ever read yet his “conventional” economic credentials are impeccable.”

Integral Leadership Review

“The Washington Post selected the Economics of Good and Evil among the top 5 economic books "for summer and beyond" in 2011.”

The Washington Post

“Fascinating and provocative read... Works of such scope and ambition rarely come along in economics...”

Robert H. NelsonEconomic History Association