Lucie Bryndova, OECD, Paris, France
Lucie Bryndová serves as policy researcher and advisor in the Health Division of the OECD. The OECD work on health aims at providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies, advising policy makers, stakeholders and citizens on how to respond to demands for more and better health care and make health systems more people centred. Lucie is particularly involved in the OECD Health Division activities covering the response to the COVID-19 crisis, measuring of health care outcomes, activities and inputs, health care quality policies, and assessing health system efficiency. A public economist by education, Lucie has almost 20 years of experience working in public sector in the Czech Republic and with international organisations, focusing specifically on health systems and health policies. During her carrier, Lucie held various positions at the Czech Ministries of Finance and of Health such as serving as chief advisor to the minister and as member of statutory health insurance funds’ supervisory boards, taught health economics at Charles University in Prague, and collaborated on international projects with the WHO Europe, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, the World Bank, and the OECD.
Dubravko Mihaljek, Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Basel, Switzerland
As Senior Adviser at the Monetary and Economic Department of the BIS, Dubravko leads outreach efforts to central banks, contributes to the BIS analysis of the global economy, and acts as Secretary to the Group of Governors from Small Open Economies. Before joining the BIS in 1999, Dubravko worked in the Fiscal Affairs, European and Asian Departments of the IMF (1990-99), and the Economics Institute Zagreb (1982-89). He studied economics at the University of Pittsburgh (PhD, 1990), University of Minnesota (MA, 1986) and University of Zagreb (BA, 1981).