Zdeněk Drábek

Contributions to Fondad publications

2006 Global Imbalances and the US Debt Problem: Should Developing Countries Support the US Dollar?
2005 Africa in the World Economy: The National, Regional and International Challenges
2004 Diversity in Development: Reconsidering the Washington Consensus
2003 China's Role in Asia and the World Economy: Fostering Stability and Growth
2002 A Regional Approach to Financial Crisis Prevention: Lessons from Europe and Initiatives in Asia, Latin America and Africa
2001 New Challenges of Crisis Prevention: Addressing Economic Imbalances in the North and Boom-Bust Cycles in the South
2000 The Management of Global Financial Markets
1998 The Policy Challenges of Global Financial Integration
1997 Regionalism and the Global Economy: The Case of Central and Eastern Europe

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Zdenĕk Drábek (1945) is senior counselor, Economic Research and Analysis, at the World Trade Organization. He is chairman of the Board of the Joint Vienna Institute, a training institute of the IMF, World Bank, BIS, OECD, EBRD and WTO.

He served as the principal adviser to the governor of the Central Bank and as Plenipotentiary in the Federal Ministry of Economy in Czechoslovakia. He was the chief negotiator for the Czechoslovak Government of the Europe Agreement with the EU and the Uruguay Round Agreements in GATT.

He was senior economist at the World Bank from 1983 to 1990, and chairman of the Economics Department at the University of Buckingham in England.

He has published widely on topics related to international finance and trade. His most recent book is Can Regional Integration Arrangements Enforce Trade Discipline? The Story of EU Enlargement (2005).