Dr. Robert Chovanculiak is an analyst at INESS (Institute of Economic and Social Studies). He holds the Ph.D. from the Matej Bel University, Slovakia, where he did his research at the Department of Public Economics and Regional Development at the Faculty of Economics. He is a research fellow at the CEVRO Institute University. He worked for Slovak Business Agency prior to joining INESS. Robert’s field of professional interest is public finance, economic policy, regulation, and education. He authored numerous policy papers and reform proposals in these fields. He frequently comments on economic issues in national broadcast and print media. He is the author of the book “Progress without Permission” which was also translated to Czech language.