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December 2002
As a part of International Consortium coordinated by the International Center For Economic Growth in Budapest, TIGER has won a grant financed by the European Union for the research on “Factors and Impact in the Information Society: A Prospective Analysis in the Candidate Countries”. TIGER represents Poland in the team of thirteen.

December 14—20, 2002
The Economist published professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko comment on the pace of development of Poland and the level of fulfillment of criteria for monetary convergence, especially with regard to reduction of the budget deficit.
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December 13, 2002
After long and hard, but fruitful negotiations during the EU summit in Copenhagen, the conditions of Poland and nine other countries accesion to EU had been adjusted. "The End Crown the Achievment", but it is not the end, a lot of things needs to be done before 1 May 2004, when Poland became the EU member. The negotiations results were presented on the press conference with Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller, and will be ratify in Accesion Act. This Act will be signed during summit in Athens - 16 April 2003.

December 7—13, 2002
“The Economist” in the article "What Convergence?" cites professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with regard to the monetary convergence of new EU member states from Central and Eastern Europe, and to prospects of economic growth in Poland.
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December 13, 2002, 10:30 a.m.
Lecture by Carlos A. Magarinos, Director General of UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) in the “WSPiZ and TIGER Distinguished Lectures Series” entitled “Towards a Relevant Development Policy Research Agenda”.
CV
Abstract

December 9, 2002
Marcin Piatkowski — TIGERs Research Director — took part in the OECD Workshop on “ICT and Business Performance”.
The draft program of the workshop..

December 9, 2002
The “Little Tigers Science Club” hosted Andrzej Podsiadlo - PKO BP president. The meeting took place at 6 p.m in room B5.

December 6-8, 2002
The "Little Tigers Science Club" organised a conference - with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - entitled "Aspects of Corporate Finance".

December 6, 2002, 2 pm, room B5
The “Little Tigers Science Club” hosted Terrance Drabant — Corporate Vice President of the Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, who delivered a lecture titled “How the US Translates National Objectives into Operational Systems”.

December 3, 2002
The “Little Tigers Science Club” and the “Science Club Przedsiďż˝biorczo�� i Innowacyjno��” organised in the Warsaw University of Technology a conference titled: “Entrepreneurship — Key to Your Success”.

November 2002
An article appeared in the “Perspektywy” — a Polish monthly journal, describing Little Tigers Science Club and its activities.

November 25, 2002, 10:30 a.m.
Lecture by Prof. Jacob A. Frenkel, Chairman of Merrill Lynch International, Governor of the Bank of Israel (1991 — 2000) and Economic Counselor and Director of Research at the IMF (1987 — 91) in the “WSPiZ and TIGER Distinguished Lectures Series” on “The Global Economy: Strong Fundamentals vs. Financial Vulnerabilities”.
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Director of TIGER — professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko and professor Jacob A. Frenkel — Chairman of Merrill Lynch International

... with the rector of the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management — professor Andrzej K. Kozminski

November 20, 2002, 5:00 p.m.
Jacek Tomkiewicz — assistant at TIGER — presented lecture on “Capital Formation in Post-socialist Countries”. The lecture was a presentation of the research done within preparing Jacek Tomkiewicz’s Ph. D.
Author’s CV
Abstract

November 18, 2002
The “Little Tigers Science Club” hosted dr. Adrian Szumski, Leon Koďż˝miďż˝ski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management lector. The meeting took place at 6 p.m in room B5. The topic was: “Case Study without secrets”.

November 11, 2002, 9:00
Lecture by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, on “Globalization and the Future of Post-communist Economies” at the European Humanities University (EHU), Minsk, Belarus. The lecture is part of the presentation of a new book of Prof. Kolodko published in Russian by the EHU under the title “Globalizacja i perspektiwy razwitija postsocialisticzeskich stran”

Prof. Anatoliy Mikhailov, Rector of the European Humanities University, presents Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko's latest book in Russian

November 5, 2002
In December, Little Tigers Science Club organises two conferences: “Entrepreneurship — Key to Your Success” (3th December, Warsaw University of Technology), and “Aspects of Corporate Finance” (6—8 December, 2002).

November 4, 2002
Lecture by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, entitled “Poland and the EU Enlargement” at the Yale University, CT, USA. Prof. Kolodko visited the Yale University back in 1998 as a Senior Research Fellow.

November 4, 2002
TIGER’s working session in Yale University, USA. In the picture from the right: Grzegorz W. Kolodko — Director of TIGER, Kathleen Consler — Development Director, American Office, and Marcin Piatkowski — Research Director. In the background the monument of Elihu Yale, the founder of the Yale University.

November 3, 2002
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko run his fourth marathon this year — the New York City Marathon. With the result of 3:56:26 he was 8496th, among 35.000 contestants, out of whom 31.834 completed the distance of 26,2 mile. (This result was 18 minutes worse then the one achieved last year in Toronto Waterfront Marathon — 3:38:22).

November 1, 2002
Meeting of Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, in Washington D.C. with Horst Koehler, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank and John B. Taylor, Deputy US Secretary of Treasury.

Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, with Horst Koehler, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Anne Kreuger, Deputy Managing Director
IMF Photo

Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, and James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank

October, 2002
This Autumn Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers his new series of lectures titled “Globalization and Postsocialist Transformation”. The syllabus is available (in Polish) from the TIGER website. It‘s paper version can be obtained from the Assistant in TIGER — Andrzej Bolesta.

October, 2002
Marcin Piďż˝tkowski, TIGER's Research Director, offered a new course on “Bank—enterprise cooperation”.
Syllabus

October 28, 2002
“Little Tigers Science Club" hosted a meeting with Enrico Pavoni, the chairman of the Fiat Auto Poland S.A.

October 27, 2002
“Little Tigers Science Club" presented the meeting itinery for the winter semester.

October 23, 2002, 5 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko hosted TIGER seminar: “The ‘New Economy’ and Economic Growth in Post—Socialist States”. Marcin Piatkowski — Research Director at TIGER — presented results of his research conducted this summer at WIDER, Helsinki.
(http://www.wider.unu.edu)
Author’s CV
Abstract

October 20, 2002
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko took part in the inauguration ceremony of the new academic year at the Catholic University (KUL) in Lublin.

October 14-25, 2002
Assistant in TIGER — Jacek Tomkiewicz was in OECD headqaurter (Paris). During the internship he conducted research as part of his PhD thesis preparation “Fiscal Policy and Capital Formation in Post-socialist Countries”.

October 11, 2002
The Deputy Premier and Finance Minister professor Grzegorz W. Ko�odko presented to the Polish Parliament (Sejm), the project of the 2003 state budget.
text in Polish

October 7, 2002, 18:00
First meeting after Holidays of the “Little Tigers” Science Club.

October 3 - 4, 2002
At the invitation of Carlos A. Magarinos - the Director-General of UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) — Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the Director of TIGER, took part in the meeting of international group of experts 'Venice II' in Venice. During the meeting he discussed the equity and efficiency dimensions of economic reform in transition economies.
UNIDOScope

September, 2002
A new book titled “New Economy and Old Problems. Prospects of Fast Growth in Post-socialist countries” edited by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Marcin Piatkowski has been published by the Wydawnictwo WSPiZ.

September, 2002
Director of TIGER, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was awarded the prize for outstanding scientific achievements by the Minister of Education and Sport for the publication of the book "Globalizacja i perspektywy rozwoju krajów posocjalistycznych" (TNOiK, Toruďż˝ 2001). The book, English title: 'Globalisation and the Development Perspectives of the Postsocialist Countries', was also published in English, Ukrainian, Hungarian and Russian. The Spanish edition will be published by Siddharth Mehta Ediciones in the 4th quarter of the current year.

September 30, 2002
Marcin Piďż˝tkowski, TIGER's Research Director, received the III Grade Award of the Rector of the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entreprenuership and Management, Warsaw, Poland, for his article on “The Institutional Infrastructure of the ‘New Economy’ and Catching-up Potential of Post-socialist Countries” published in EMERGO Journal of Transforming Economies and Societies, Vol.9, No.2, Spring 2002. The awarding ceremony took place during the official inauguration of the academic year 2002/2003 at the Kozminski Academy.

September 30, 2002, 12:00
Official inauguration of the 2002/2003 academic year at the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management. The Prime Minister of Poland — Leszek Miller, the First Deputy Premier and the Finance Minister — professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko took part in the ceremony.

September 5-7, 2002, Krynica
Director of TIGER - prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko took part in Economic Forum in Krynica. Marcin Piatkowski and Jacek Tomkiewicz also participated in the event.

August 22, 2002
Book by Director of TIGER - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - titled "Globalizacja i perspektiwy razwitija postsocialisticzeskich stran" (in Russian) was published in Belarus by Ewropejskij Gumanitarnyj Uniwersitet (European Humanities University) in Minsk.
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Table of Contents (in Russian)
Abstract (in Russian)

August 21, 2002,
Marcin Piatkowski - Research Director at TIGER - presented a seminar at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Helsinki, Finland, on "The 'New Economy' and Economic Growth in Transition Economies".
Presentation...

Photo. Ara Kazandijan

August 17, 2002

In 1952 during the Olympic Games in Helsinki Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko was 3 years old. 50 years later he finished his own marathon in the same stadium at the time of 3:52:23. He was classified in the 1435th position out of a total of 5029 contenders.

Fot. Mieczyslaw Ostojski

 The Marathon's finishing line was situated in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, in the same place as 50 years ago during the Olympic Games

August 7, 2002
The US-registered non-profit "The Leon Koďż˝miďż˝ski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management Foundation" established by the WSPiZ and TIGER received the tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) status from the IRS.

July 29, 2002
Marcin Piatkowski has been nominated to the post of the Research Director at TIGER.
CV

July 27, 2002
The day after the debate in Parliament, the „Anti-crisis Package” was presented by Premier Minister Leszek Miller and Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Grzegorz W. Kolodko to a hundreds-strong group of entrepreneurs from Lodz.

July 6, 2002
The Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - was nominated by the President of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski, to the post of  Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance.

Photo from the President of the Republic of Poland internet website (www.prezydent.pl)

June 17, 2002, Staszic Palace
Director of TIGER – Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko will take part in conference on “How to Create New Jobs in Poland”, where he will present paper. The Conference is organized by Polish Economic Association.
Program (in Polish)
www.pte.pl

June 15, 2002
There was the great reunion and celebrations of the anniversary of Maria Sklodowska-Curie High School in Tczew, of which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is the graduate. At the invitation of the Board and Director of the school he will participate in this event as a distinguished guest.

June 8 - 14, 2002
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, visited China. On June 10-12th he will participate in the International Symposium on Comparative Study of Institutional Arrangements during Economic Transition, organized by China Institute for Reform and Development in Haikou (Hainan Island), where he will present a paper on "Globalization and Transformation". Later, on June 13-14th in Beijing, at the invitation of the National Economic Research Institute and China Reform Foundation, he will present a lecture on "Economics and Politics of Postsocialist Transformation: The Lessons from Polish Experience" and at the Chang-An Forum will give a seminar on globalization and growth in emerging markets.
Its worth to mention that in 2000 the Chinese translation ("Cong Xiu ke Dao Liao fa: Hou she hui zhu yi de Zheng zhi jin gji", Shanghai Far East Press, Shanghai-Beijing) of professor Kolodko's book on "From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation" (Oxford University Press, Oxford-New York 2000) has been published

June 10-August 31, 2002
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Assistant to the Director, will take part in the Ph.D. programme organized by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Helsinki, Finland. Mr. Piatkowski's doctoral dissertation focuses on the impact of the 'new economy' on economic growth in postsocialist countries.

WIDER's visiting researchers
2002-2003 Resident Reseach Staff

June 7, 2002, 10:30, room B17
Jacques de Larosiere, former President of the IMF, Central
Bank of France and EBRD, will deliver the 8th WSPiZ and
TIGER Distinguished Lecture on the "Evolution of the
International Financial System".
Author’s CV
Abstract
Interview with Jacques de Larosiere

June 3, 2002, 6 p.m. room B6
Director of TIGER – Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko – will present his new book “Tiger with a Human Face”.
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May 19 - June 2, 2002
WIDER & TIGER. At the invitation of Professor Tony Shorrocks -- Director of UNU/WIDER (www.wider.unu.edu) - on May 19th - June 2nd Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the TIGER Director, will visit Helsinki. On May 27th, at 3:00pm (NAUTICA conference room, Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6),he will present WIDER Public Lecture on "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Market Economies".
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WIDER Discussion Paper 2002/51


 Director of WIDER - Professor Tony Shorrocks - presents the Oxford University Press book written by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation"

May 23, 2002
Daily „Trybuna” published article by director of TIGER, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko titled: “3-5-7-7 instead of 1-3-5-5. The Receipt for Rescue”. The article contains suggestions for monetary policy and  exchange rate regime. Prof. Kolodko suggests to devaluate polish zloty and to implement currency board using euro, what should accelerate economic growth in Poland.

May 22, 2002
Assistant at TIGER — Andrzej Bolesta delivered a lecture at the Warsaw University’s Institute of Developing Countries, titled “Land Reform in Zimbabwe”.

May 17, 2002, 10:00 a.m., Room B 17
Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs – Mr. Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz – will visit Leon Kozminski Academy of Enterpreneurship and Management. Minister Cimoszewicz will take part in conference on “Globalization and Catching – up in Emerging Market Economies” organized by TIGER. Mr. Cimoszewicz will deliver lecture on “Poland in the Contemporary World”.
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www.msz.gov.pl
Special address by Foreign Affairs Minister - Dr. W. Cimoszewicz

May 16-17, 2002, WSPiZ
TIGER's international conference on the "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Market Economies".
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May 16, 2002, WSPiZ
Prof. Douglass C. North, Spencer T. Olin Professor in Arts and Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, USA, Nobel Laureate in Economics 1993 will deliver the next WSPiZ and TIGER Distinguished Lecture on: „Understanding economic change and economic growth"

abstract
Douglas C. North - http://www-hoover.stanford.edu/bios/north.html
Autobiography -
http://www.nobel.se/economics/laureates/1993/north-autobio.html

May 11, 2002 at 10:00
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - the TIGER's Director  - has run his already fourth marathon since last May. This time in Krakow, where beautiful 26,2 miles long route went through the Old Town and along Vistula river. Prof. Kolodko has run Cracovia Marato in time: 3 h 57 min. and 39 s.

At the finish line of Cracovia Marathon with Olympic Champion from Atlanta and Sydney -- Mr. Robert Korzeniowski

author Tomasz Bochenek

May 10-12 , 2002, Spala
Student Science Club "Little TIGERS" organized again conference in Spala.
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May 10-11, 2002
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Assistant to the Director, presented a paper on the "Impact of the 'New Economy' on Economic Growth in Post-socialist Countries: The Relevance of Institutional Infrastructure" during a conference on the "The New Economy in Development" organized by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Helsinki, Finland.
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May 8, 2002, 10:00
Polish Prime Minister, Leszek Miller will meet with students of  the Leon Kozminski Academy of Enterpreneurship and Management. Leszek Miller will deliver lecture on “Opportunities and Threats of Polish Accession to EU”
www.kprm.gov.pl

 

April 22, 2002, 10:00 a.m.
Director of TIGER – prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko - will take part in seminar organized by Institute of Political Studies in Polish Academy of Sciences. Professor Kolodko will deliver lecture on "Global Economy and Polish Perspectives of Development".

April 17, 2002, 17.00, room B5
The lecture of Prof. Jerzy Hausner, Minister of Labour and Social Policy,  Director of the Department of Public Economy and Administration at Cracow Academy of Economics. The lecture titled "Enterpreneurship and Labour Market", is part of the series of TIGER Seminars. All WSPiZ is invited !!!
Biography of Prof. Jerzy Hausner (in Polish)

April 15, 2002
First anniversary of the Students Science Club "Little Tigers"!

Established in 2001 at the initiative of prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, "Little Tigers" have become the largest student organization at the WSPiZ, with more than one hundred members.
During the first year the Science Club has organized two conferences, many seminars and meetings with the elite of the Polish economic, business and political life.
On this occasian, we would like to invite all of our friends to our anniversary party held on the 18 of April at 20.00 in the Magnes club (Ga�czy�skiego 3).Still more is to come!
Please visit us at "Little Tigers" section.
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April 3, 2002
Few journalists from Spain met with Director of TIGER, prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko. During meeting journalist could achieve some information about Polish economic situation. The goal of meeting, organized by Adam Mickiewicz Institute was to propagate knowledge about Poland among EU nations.

March 2002
A book entitled "Transition to Democracy in Eastern Europe and Russia: Impact on Politics, Economy and Culture" was published by Praeger Publishers. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko contributed a chapter to this book on "Fiscal Policy and Capital Formation in Transition Economies".
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March 20, 2002, 17.00, room B5
The lecture of Prof. Katarzyna Duczkowska-Malysz from the President's Cabinet. The lecture titled "The Development of Problematic Regions in the Context of EU Economic Policy", is part of the series of TIGER Seminars. All WSPiZ is invited !!!
Biography of Prof. Duczkowska-Malysz (in Polish)
Abstract of the lecture (in Polish)

March 14-15, 2002, WSPiZ
Second edition of an international research project on the "New economy". The conference will tackle the issue of "The 'New Economy' and Old Problems. The Prospects for Fast Growth in Transition Economies"
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March 11, 2002, Kiev
Director of TIGER - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - at the invitation of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Victor Yushchenko, will take part in the Ukrainian round table discussion on  perspectives for the socio-economic development in Ukraine.
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"Strategija dlia Ukraini"

March 5, 2002
Group of South-American journalists met with Director of TIGER – Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Meeting was organized by Adam Mickiewicz Institute.  Journalists from South America are interested in Polish economic situation because of planning visit of Polish President, Aleksander Kwasniewski in few countries of South America
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February 20, 2002, 17.00, Room 9
The lecture of Prof. Wies�aw Czyzowicz, professor of the Warsaw School of Economics. Professor Czyzowicz will talk about legal aspects of E-business. The lecture is part of the series of TIGER Seminars. All WSPiZ is invited!!!

February 6, 2002
Director of TIGER - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko will conduct at London Business School seminar on "Globalization and the Future of Poland's Economy".
www.london.edu

January 24 - February 3, 2002
Director of TIGER - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - at the invitation of Centro de Estudios Publicos in Santiago and Universidad Catolica de Chile, will be a guest in Chile. He will deliver lectures and seminars at universities and research institutes. One of institutions which will be hosting professor Kolodko is Economic Commision for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Professor Kolodko will speak on economic development policy, institutional reforms, postsocialist transformation and globalization.
www.cepchile.cl
www.puc.cl
www.eclac.cl

January 24, 2002
'Businessman Magazine', a leading Polish business magazine, quotes Marcin Piatkowski, Research Assistant to the Director, in the article "Barbarians at the Gate", which deals with an issue of the future of management buyouts in Poland.
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January 23, 2002, 17.00, Room 9
The lecture of Prof. Jan Czekaj, Director of the Research Center on the Financial Sector at the Cracow Academy of Economics, on the "Effectiveness of the Polish stockmarket". The lecture is part of the series of TIGER Seminars. All WSPiZ is invited!!!
www.cbsf.ae.krakow.pl

January, 22, 2002
Director of Tiger - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - will be again guest of Center for European  and Russian Studies at UCLA. In Bunge Hall, (UCLA, Los Angeles) at 2 p.m. Professor Kolodko will deliver a lecture on  "Globalization and the Future of Post-Communist Countries"
www.isop.ucla.edu/euro

January 20, 2002
The Director of TIGER, prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko has successfully finished his third marathon in less than 8 months.  This time he completed the San Diego Marathon in 4 hr. 7 min. 37 sec., placing 704th out of 1872 runners!
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Still 4 hours to run...

January 10, 2002
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was a guest of a TV program "Gosc Jedynki" on TVP1, nation-wide public TV station. Professor Kolodko talked about current economic situation in Poland.