Our graduates| Martin Kábrt

Martin Kábrt

* 1992


Open Gate Grammar School, Czech Republic, graduated in 2012


London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, one-year MSc in Economics and Philosophy, started 2015
The University of York, three-year BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, graduated in 2015



Favourite subjects

I’m not particular about this, but I always liked mathematics and history.


I haven’t got many long-term goals; I like life’s surprises. After finishing my masters degree at LSE, I would like to work in economic consulting, either in the private or the public sector.

Interests and hobbies

I love mysteries, cross-word puzzles, trains, 19th and 20th century literature, chamber music and ancient philosophy. I also collect coins and postcards, take an interest in politics and occasionally play basketball.

Student resume

I come from a little village near the town of Cheb. After three years a grammar school in Cheb, I was admitted to Open Gate in Babice near Prague, where I completed my secondary education with the Czech graduation exam and the International Baccalaureate. Thanks to the opportunities that opened for me, my excellent results in the SAT, IB and NSZ exams, and the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation, I was admitted to a number of universities both home and abroad, and eventually chose The University of York in the UK.

In the past, I represented all my schools in both national and international competitions and Olympiads, including in Czech, English, math, physics, and presentation skills. Despite my early proclivity for mathematics and physics, I have been intrigued by philosophical and societal issues from a tender age, so I chose Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) – a thoroughly English program – for my subsequent studies. The initial impetus for this choice was a very inspiring summer course in Civic Leadership at Johns Hopkins University in the US.

During my undergraduate study, I was most intrigued by the economics component of my degree, and after completing some further economics-related internships in the Czech civil service, I decided to continue exploring this discipline at a graduate level. At LSE, I am now focusing on macroeconomics, econometrics and the philosophical and ethical postulates of economics.

Martin Kábrt

All articles

22. August 2016

So That’s It

Kindergartens and day care centres across the world regularly have to confront parents who...

31. March 2016

Notes from Brussels

“A successful applicant will be fluent in English, German and French,” an older Dutch woman...

17. November 2015

Old and New Buildings

Dressed in a soft bathrobe and comfortably seated in a rattan armchair on a balcony, I am watching...

24. July 2015

The Endgame

According to last night’s BBC‘s weather lady, it should be cloudy with occasional showers today....

3. March 2015

Bildung of human resources

I am in the second to last week of the penultimate term of my...

18. November 2014

Autumn reflections

Two years after my IB exams and my life is again moving towards a crossroad. I am in the final...

2. July 2014

Set sail!

In the last term, my life revolved practically solely around the upcoming exams.

10. March 2014

English spring and Generation Me

After a  non-winter, an early spring came to England. Spring...

20. November 2013

No time for beauty

After the cheerful summer break, spent in South African winter, I accelerated back to the Western...

16. July 2013

Delta me (∆ME)

In my physics classes, I have always been taught that change is not an event, but merely the...

25. February 2013

Self-defeating prophecy, collective identity...

While my native country was suffering from internal social, cultural...

12. November 2012

Responsibility for oneself and other trite...

If love on the first sight is a mere chemical reaction and a...

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