Lukáš Kovanda, Ph.D., is a Czech economist and author of economic literature. He is Chief Economist at Trinity Bank. He was a member of the National Economic Council of the Government from 2020-2022, which focused in particular on combating the economic consequences of the spread of COVID-19. He is also active as a socio-economic analyst at the United Nations (UN). He analyses and comments on macroeconomic issues, investments and new phenomena such as the sharing economy, cryptocurrencies and fintech. He follows the development of the (geo)political and economic situation in the world and in the Czech Republic. He lectures at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Economics in Prague. He is a member of the scientific board of the Czech Banking Association. He has published two collections of interviews (not only) with Nobel Prize winners in economics. He is the author of the behavioural economics books Why Air is Free and Virginity is Expensive and Why Women Can't Buy Attraction and Men Can, which were also published in Slovakia. Together with Evžen Korc, they published the book Buying an Apartment Under the Magnifying Glass or How to Successfully Choose, Finance and Buy an Apartment. He is a long-distance runner and has successfully completed the New York City Marathon.