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December 19, 2001, 17.00, Room 9
The lecture of Prof. Jan Monkiewicz, professor of Warsaw School of Economics and a Chairman of Polisa Życie S.A., an insurance company, on the "Future of the financial sector in Poland in the face of global competition". The lecture is part of the series of TIGER Seminars. All WSPiZ is invited!!!
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Biography
Abstract of the lecture (in Polish)

December 16, 2001, 6 p.m.
Interview with Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. One can hear the interview on Radiostacja - 101,5 FM. Professor Kolodko will speak on economic issues of globalization.

December 14-16, 2001
Next semi-annual conference of the student Science Club "Little Tigers" on the "Financial institutions in the face of challenges of the XXI century".
The list of participants includes Andrzej K. Koźmiński, Rector of WSPiZ, Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, representatives of Bank Handlowy S.A., Merrill Lynch, Expander.pl, Advent International, DWS, Polski Dom Finansowy, Warsaw Stock Exchange, and Monetary Policy Council.
more (in Polish) ...

December 14, 2001
The seventh birthday of our associate tiger Harnaś from the Warsaw ZOO. Happy Birthday!!!

December 2, 2001, 11.00
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was a guest of a TV program "Perfectly Clear" on CBS-WROC8, Rochester, NY. The panel's discussion centred on implications of an on-going process of democratization and globalization for the global economy and politics.

November 25 - December 2, 2001
TIGER's working session in its American Office in Rochester, NY, USA. In the picture, session at the Niagara Falls: from the left Grzegorz W. Kołodko, Director of TIGER, Kathleen Consler, Development Director, American Office, and Marcin Piatkowski, Research Assistant to the Director.

November 27, 2001, 12.00, Frederic Douglass Bldg., Meliora Trustee Room, University of Rochester, NY, USA
The lecture of Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Dirtector of TIGER and John C. Evans Professor in Polish and European Studies at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Rochester, on the "Globalization and Poland's Economic Future".

November 26, 2001, 18.00, room B5
Science Club "TIGERS" invites everyone for a lecture of Mr. Tomasz Sielicki, CEO and main shareholder of Computerland S.A., one of Polish leading computer technology companies, on "What is left from the 'new economy'"?

November 21, 2001
The paper "Leveraged Buyouts in Poland"  authored by Marcin Piatkowski, Research Assistant to the Director at TIGER, was recently listed on SSRN's (Social Science Research Network) Top Ten download list for the journal/topic "Transition Economics". You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL:
http://papers.ssrn.com/paper.taf?abstract_id=279171. To view the entire top ten list, visit The SSRN Electronic Library at http://papers.ssrn.com/

November 16, 2001, 12.00, Room B17
Prof. Janos Kornai, Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics at the Harvard University, will deliver a lecture in "WSPiZ & TIGER Distinguished Lectures Series" on "The New Role of the State in a Post-socialist Economy"
About Prof. Janos Kornai
Abstract of the lecture

Prof. Andrzej K. Koźmiński

Prof. Janos Kornai

Dr. Zsusa Daniel

Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko

November 1, 2001
Director of TIGER - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - at the invitation of the World Bank Vice-president, Mr. Johannes Linn, will present a lecture on "Globalization and Postsocialist Transformation. Illusions and Reality".
The seminar will take place on Thursday, November 1st, 2001 at the headquarter of the World Bank, 1818 H Street, Washington, DC. www.worldbank.org
Summary (in English) Resume (in French)

October 31, 2001
The paper "Globalization and Catching-up: From Recession to Growth in Transition Economies"  authored by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was recently listed on SSRN's (Social Science Research Network) Top Ten download list for the journal/topic "Development Economics". You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL:
http://papers.ssrn.com/paper.taf?abstract_id=248423. To view the entire top ten list, visit The SSRN Electronic Library at http://papers.ssrn.com/

October 26, 2001
Leon Koźmiński Academy and Entrepreneurship and Management and TIGER will host Donald Johnston - the Secretary General of OECD. Donald Johnston will deliver a lecture in the WSPiZ Distinguished Lectures Series "Future Challenges for the European Economy" on the development trends in the global economy and the role of the OECD in creation of the new international institutional order at the beginning of the XXI century.  Donald Johnston and Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, signed on July 11, 1996 the landmark agreement on the accession of Poland to the OECD. Donald Johnston 
Abstract of the lecture
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Jorge Braga
de Macedo
President of the OECD Development Centre

Andrzej K.
Koźmiński
 Rector of WSPiZ

Donald Johnston
the Secretary General of OECD

Grzegorz W. Kołodko
Director of TIGER

This bell was ringing when Donald Johnston and Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko signed on July 11, 1996 the landmark agreement on the accession of Poland to the OECD.   Prof.  Kolodko promises that he will give this historical bell person, who will sign our accession  to EU.

October 24, 2001, 19.00, Room 9
The lecture of Prof. Krzysztof Kalicki, professor of WSPiZ and a Deputy Chairman of Duetsche Bank Polska S.A., on the "Money and balance of payments". The lecture is part of the series of TIGER Seminars, which normally take place on every Wednesday in the week before the month's final week. All WSPiZ is invited!!!
Abstract of the lecture (in Polish)

October 19-21, 2001
On the invitation of Michail Gorbachev and Diego Hidalgo, President of FRIDE, Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, will take part as an expert in the international "Conference on Democratic Transition and Consolidation", which will take place in Madrid, Spain. At the conference Prof. Kolodko will deliver a speech on the "Postsocialist Trasition and the Integration to the World Economy. Economic Prospects and Social Challenges". The conference, organized by Fundacion Para Las Relaciones Internacionales Y El Dialogo (FRIDE) and Gorbachev Foundation of North America (GFNA), will be a prelude to the meeting of heads of states, which will take place in Madrid a week later on October 26-27

With H.R.H. the Crown Prince Felipe De Borbon - the Prince of Asturia - in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

October 12, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, together with Ms. Jeane Kirkpatrick, the former USA Ambassador to the United Nations, will particpate in a panel discussion on "Emerging Democracies". The panel will take place during the University of Rochester's Meliora Weekend Celebration in Rochester, NY, on 2:15 pm, Friday, October 12th, 2001.
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October 1-14, 2001
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Assistant to the Director at TIGER, will visit the OECD Development Centre, Paris, on a study related to his on-going research on the PhD dissertation "The impact of the "New Economy" on Economic Growth in Postsocialist Countries".

September - December 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, will again tutor American students at the Department of Political Science, University of Rochester, New York, USA. Prof. Kolodko as the John C. Evans Professor in European and Polish Studies will hold a course on the macroeconomics and economic policy.

With the Dean of College of Arts and Scineces - Professor William Scott Green.  At the background the portrait of Ignacy Paderewski, a gift to The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies

September 30, 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, will deliver an inaugurational speech on "The global economy and the future of Poland" at the Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management on the occasion of the beginning of the new academic year 2001/2002. Aleksander Kwaśniewski, the President of Poland, also took part in the inauguration.

September 23, 2001
"Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, has finished traditional Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 38 minutes and 22 seconds, while  taking 13th place in his age category and improving his best result thus  far by over half an hour!"

August, 2001
The three consecutive editions of EMERGO (Autumn 2000, Winter 2001 and Spring 2001) - a quarterly Journal of Transforming Economies and Societies -  published papers presented at the March 2001 TIGER conference on "The New Economy" and Its Implications for Long-Term Growth in Post-Socialist Countries".
More on http://www.emergo-journal.pro.onet.pl

August 25, 2001
The book by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko - "From Shock to Therapy: The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation" will be published in March 2002 in Japanese under the title of "Posuto-Shakaishugi-no Taisei-iko. 'Shokku' kara 'Ryoho' e." by TAGA Publishing Corporation (Tokyo)  Hiroichi Iemoto, Masairo Taguchi, and Masahiko Yoshii will be the main translators. This will be the fourth translation of the original book in English - so far the book has been translated into Russian, Chinese and Polish.
More on the book...

August 25, 2001
The paper "The 'New Economy' and the Old Problems. Prospects for Fast Growth in Postsocialist Countries" authored by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was recently listed on SSRN's (Social Science Research Network) Top Ten download list for the journal/topic "Technology (Topic)". You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL:
http://papers.ssrn.com/paper.taf?abstract_id=274180.
To view the entire top ten list, visit The SSRN Electronic Library at http://papers.ssrn.com/

August 22, 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was a guest of a TV program "Gosc Jedynki" on TVP1. Professor Kolodko talked about current economic situation in Poland.

August 20, 2001
Kathleen Consler joined TIGER as Development Director of TIGER's American Office in Rochester, New York. Ms. Consler will be responsible for promotion of TIGER and its fundraising operations in the US.
More on Kathy Consler...

July 21-29, 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was a crew member on the board of a tall ship 'Zawisza Czarny' on a cruise in the Baltic Sea. The tall ship with a total sail surface of 439 m2 covered a distance of 962 miles; sails powered the ship for a total of 48 hours; the diesel engine propelled the ship for the other 116 hours. "Zawisza Czarny" visited Helsinki, Finland, and Visby on the Island of Gotland, Sweden
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June 28-30, 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, and Marcin Piatkowski, Research Assistant to the Director, took part in the VII edition of the annual conference organized in Dubrovik, Croatia, by the National Bank of Croatia and International Monetary Fund. This year's conference discussed international financial architecture in the context of the liberalization of capital movements.
http://www.hnb.hr/dub-konf/edub-konf.htm
Pictures from conference

June 24-26, 2001
Director of TIGER - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko - took part in the 30th European Foundation for Management Development Annual Conference "One Europe? One World?" This year, for the first time, the conference was hosted by Poland at the Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management in Warsaw (www.wspiz.edu.pl). Prof. Kolodko moderated the panel discussion on the post-socialist transformation, which featured Prof. Oleg Bogomolow (Institute for International Economics and Political Studies RAS, Moscow, Russia), Prof. Zdzisław Sadowski (Chairman of the Polish Economic Association, Warsaw), Cristian Baleanu (Deputy Director of the International Management Foundation - FIMAN, Bucharest, Romania) and Krzysztof Kielbratowski (Managing Partner Ernst & Young S.A., Warsaw). Prof. Robert A. Mundell, 1999 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics and the Chairman of the TIGER Scientific Advisory Board, was the distinguished speaker at the conference.
Program
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June 12, 2001, 12.00
Prof. Mario I. Blejer, Senior Advisor, Monetary and Exchange Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and well-known expert on monetary policy, will deliver a lecture in the "WSPiZ Distinguished Lectures" and "knowledge incuBATor" series on "Asian Crisis - Four Years Later and Its Implications for Emerging Markets".
About Prof. Mario I. Blejer
Abstract of the lecture...

June 6-10, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, will be visiting Belarus on the invitation of European Humanities University in Minsk. Prof. Kolodko will deliver lectures on the globalization and the post-socialist transformation at the University and the Minsk International Education Center. Prof. Kolodko will also meet with local politicians and businessmen.
Program of the visit

May 31, 2001, WSPiZ

Conference "The Long-Run Socio-Economic Development in Poland. Challenges and Prospects"
more....

May 31, 2001,
Prof. Kazimierz Laski, The Vienna Institute for International Economic
Studies (WIIW), will deliver a special lecture on "In What Way Do Total Investments Define Total Savings and What Implications Does It Have for the Economy?".
About Prof. Kazimierz Laski

May 28, 2001, 18.00, room B6
Science Club "TIGERS" invites everyone for a lecture of Mr. Jan Maciejewicz, General Manager of A.T. Kearney in Poland, on the "Strategic consulting - conditions, challenges, and prospects".
A.T. Kearney presentation - download

May 26, 2001
Traditional Toruń Marathon took place on the last Saturday, May 28. The XIX edition for the first time featured prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER. Prof. Kolodko succcessfully covered the whole distance of 42 kilometers and 195 meters in 4 hours 09 min. 07 seconds!!!

Fot. Rafał Karwacki

May 23, 2001, 17.00, Room 9

Prof. Ephraim Kleiman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, will deliver a lecture on "Human Capital Evaluation in the Talmud". The lecture will be held in the series of TIGER Seminars, which normally take place on every Wednesday in the week before the month's final week. All WSPiZ is invited!!!
Prof. Ephraim Kleiman
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May 18 - 20, 2001
Science Club "Tigers", affiliated with TIGER, will hold a seminar on the "Sports in business and business in sports" in the Poland's Olympic Training Center in Spala. The seminar - with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - will feature members of the Science Club and a number of distinguished sportsmen, sport activists and businessmen like Czesław Lang (former cyclist and main organizer of the Tour de Pologne), Jerzy Kulej (former Olympic medalist in boxing), Stefan Paszczyk (head of the Polish Olympic Commitee), and Wojtek Brzozowski (current World Champion in windsurfing).
more (in polish)

April 27 - May 11, 2001
Director of TIGER, Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, will visit the U.S. and Canada where he will deliver a series of lectures and will participate in a number of workshops. The program of his journey includes visits to Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ottawa and Montreal. The lectures and seminars will be presented at Haverford College, Berkeley University, Stanford, UCLA, Milken Institute in Santa Monica, Carleton University in Ottawa and McGill University in Montreal. During his visit to Montreal Prof. Kolodko will meet with Canadian politicians and businessmen and will take part in the opening of Poland's Economic Fair in the "Palais de Congress".
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April 26, 2001
Prof. Mario D. Nuti, University of Rome "La Sapienza" and London Business School, a distuinguished economist and expert in the process of post-socialist transformation, will deliver a lecture in "WSPiZ Distinguished Lectures" series on "Not Just Another Accesion".
About Prof. Mario D. Nuti...

April 5-15, 2001
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Assistant at TIGER, visited London Business School (LBS) as a part of on-going research on his PhD dissertation on "The impact of information and communication technologies on economic growth in post-socialist countries". Marcin Piatkowski also met a number of LBS professors with a view to establishing cooperation between TIGER and LBS.

April 12, 2001
Director of TIGER, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, took part in a conference organized in Kiev by the government of Ukraine on the "Goverment Public Report on Implementation of the Goverment Program 'Reforms for Prosperity" (program). Prof. Grzegorz Kolodko participated in the conference as an UNDP
expert. During his visit, Prof. Kolodko also met with Mr. Wiktor Juszczenko, Ukraine'e Prime Minister, and delivered a lecture on globalization and the Szewczenko National University in Kiev. 

April 6-7, 2001
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Assistant at TIGER, took part in the conference on "The Russian Banking Sector: Evolution, Problems and Prospects" organized by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK. (http://www.sps.cam.ac.uk/index.html)

April 5-8, 2001

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, while visiting Lithuania will deliver a lecture at the Vilnius Institute of International Relations and Social Sciences entitled "Globalization and Post-socialist Transformation". On the second day of his visit, Prof. Kolodko will deliver a lecture on "Ekonomia i polityka transformacji. Doświadczenia i przyszlosc" at the Vilnius University.

January - March 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, completed his "Tour de Pologne III" during which he delivered lectures at more than fifty universities all over Poland. The lectures, which were a part of the promotional campaign of the new book by Prof. G. Kolodko entitled "Moja globalizacja czyli dookoła świata i z powrotem" (My globalization or a journey around the world and back; (more on the book....) presented the different aspects of an unfolding process of globalization and transformation.

During his tour, Prof. Kolodko visited 23 cities including Białystok, Częstochowa, Gdańsk, Gdynia, Katowice, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, Olsztyn, Opole, Płock, Poznań, Pułtusk, Radom, Rzeszów, Sopot, Szczecin, Tarnów, Tczew, Toruń, Tychy, Warszawa, Wrocław and Zielona Góra.

The trip was complemented by numerous meetings with local communities and interviews with local mass media (interviews in Polish available at http://www.tiger.edu.pl/kolodko/wywiady.htm).

Previous "Tours de Pologne" took place in 1999 and 2000 during promotion of the book "From Schock to Therapy: The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation" (more on the book...)

March 29-30, 2001 WSPiZ
International conference on "The 'New economy' and Its implications for long-term growth of post-communist countries" see more

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March 29, 2001, 17.00
Prof. Vito Tanzi, Director of the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department and distuinguished economist known for so called "Tanzi effect", will deliver a lecture in "WSPiZ Distinguished Lectures" series on "The Rise of the New Economy and its Implication for Fiscal Policy".
About Prof. Vito Tanzi ...

March 27, 2001
The paper "Globalization and Transformation. Illusions and Reality" authored by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was recently listed on SSRN's (Social Science Research Network) Top Ten download list for the journal/topic "Transition Economics" Recent Hits (for abstracts published in the last 60 days).
You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL: http://papers.ssrn.com/paper.taf?abstract_id=258435.
To view the entire top ten list, visit The SSRN Electronic Library at http://papers.ssrn.com/

March 21, 2001, 17.00, Room 9
Prof. Witold Małecki, the University of Insurance and Banking in Warsaw, will deliver a lecture on "Foreign exchange crisises". The lecture will be held in the series of TIGER Seminars, which normally take place on every Wednesday in the week before the month's final week. All WSPiZ is invited!!!

March 20, 2001
1999 Nobel Laureate in Economics Prod. Robert A. Mundell received from Prof. Andrzej K. Koźmiński, Rector of WSPiZ, nomination for the Chairman of the TIGER Scientific Advisory Board. Full list of members of the Board is here..

March 10, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, took part in the panel "Poland and the world - chances for the young generation in the era of globalization, european integration and growth of economies of the East" in the conference "Quo Vadis Young Pole" organized by the WSPiZ Student Association. Other panelists included Marcin Święcicki, Union of Freedom party, and Stanisław Ciosek, former Polish Ambassador in Russia. The discussion was moderated by Prof. Andrzej K. Koźmiński, Rector of WSPiZ.

March 8-9, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, represented WSPiZ in the conference organized in Paris by the OECD Headquarters entitled "Fifth Conference on the Financial Sector Development in the Central Asian Countries, Azerbaijan and Mongolia". Prof. G.W. Kolodko took part in discussion on "Establishment of an effective financial intermediation mechanism".
Conference agenda (download)

February 26, 2001, 17.00, Room 119
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, invites all WSPiZ students to inaugurational meeting of the Science Club "TIGERS". more..

February 21, 2001, 17.00, Room 9
dr Grzegorz Wojtowicz, member of the NBP Monetary Council (RPP), will deliver a lecture on "Monetary policy - objectives, conditions, challenges". The lecture will be held in the series of TIGER Seminars, which normally take place on every Wednesday in the week before the month's final week. All WSPiZ is invited, more..

February 7, 2001
Professor Robert A. Mundell, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics in 1999, agreed to assume the post of the Chairman of the TIGER Scientific Advisory Board. It is the first Noble Prize Winner to be associated with WSPiZ in the school's history. Soon we will announce a full list of Members of the TIGER Board.
Robert A. Mundell's home page...

February 2-3, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, represented WSPiZ in the international conference "The Post-Communism Transition Ten Years Later: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe and the Role of the Central European Initiative",
more...

January 31, 2001
Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, has been named the John C. Evans Professor in Polish and European Studies at the University of Rochester, USA. News appeared in daily magazine "Democrat and Chronicle", Rochester-NY, USA

January 25-26, 2001, Warsaw
"Globalization and transformation. Illusions and reality" Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, paper for VII Congress of Polish Economists.

January 24, 2001, WSPiZ, 17.00, Aula Glowna
lecture and presentation of a new book of Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko "Moja globalizacja czyli dookola swiata i z powrotem"

January 24, 2001
Director of TIGER, Professor of Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, and advisor to the World Bank and the IMF - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko was a guest at the INTERIA.PL portal.