Martin Slaný studied national economy and economic theory (2007) at the University of Economics in Prague and obtained a doctorate in finance from the same school (2014). From 2007 to 2013 he served as an economic adviser to the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus, and in the years 2011–2013 he was also the director of the presidential secretariat. He represented the President at government meetings and served as a member of the expert panel on financial literacy and as a member of the Center for Economics and Policy. After the term of President Klaus ended, he became the director of economic studies at the Václav Klaus Institute. Since 2018, he has been the Chief Economist at DRFG, where he is in charge of assessing economic opportunities and potential risks, developing impact studies, economic and statistical analyses. He teaches macroeconomics at the University of Economics and publishes in the professional economic press.