Václav Klaus (Czech Republic) is a Professor, Doctor of Science, politician, economist, the President of Czech Republic (2003–2013), the Prime Minister of Czech Republic (1992–1997).
The main areas of Professor Klaus’ researchare: theory of macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy and comparative economics.
Professor Klaus worked as the first non-communist minister of finance (from December 1989) after more than forty years of the communist regime; he worked in this position until July 1992.
As one of the founders of the Czechoslovakian Citizen Forum (the country’s main political organisation after the Violet Revolution in 1989), Klaus was elected the chairman of this organisation in 1990, after its split, he became one of the founders of the Citizens Democratic Party. Klaus was the leader of this party from 1991 to December 2002.
After the parliamentary election, in July 1998 he was elected the President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament and worked in this position until June 2002. In summer of 2003 Professor Klaus was elected the President of Czech Republic. On 15 February 2008 he was re-elected for the second term of office.
The title of Honorary Doctor was awarded for the world-class economic achievements.