Michal Horvath is Director of Economic and Monetary Analysis (Chief Economist) at the National Bank of Slovakia. He is also an Honorary Fellow at the University of York, UK. Michal taught Economics at York between 2014 and 2019. Before that, he was a Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford between 2009 and 2014. Between 2012 and 2015, he served a three-year term as one of the founding members of Slovakia's Council for Budget Responsibility - an independent fiscal watchdog. In this role, he started coordinating the activities of the Network of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions, a platform for cooperation among EU fiscal watchdogs. Between 2008 and 2010, he was representative for Slovakia in the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union and the Eurogroup Working Group. Michal holds a PhD in economics from the University of St Andrews, UK. He is also a graduate of Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia (2002) and University of York (2003).