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December 17, 2003, 5:00 p. m., room B5
TIGER's seminar. Profesor Ewa Okon-Horodynska, Undersecretary of State in Ministry of Science delivered lecture on "Innovation-Competition-Development".
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December 16, 2003
For an achievement in his support of the National Library - Director of TIGER, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was awarded a diploma: "To a Friend and Patron of the National Library". The award was handed to professor Kolodko during a special ceremony in the Stefan Dembe Hall at Al. Niepodległości 213, on 16th December, 12pm.
Polish National Library official website

December 15, 2003
Research assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta participated in the discussion organized by the Batory Foundation entitled "How to democratize democracy?". It was a second meeting in a series on "The crisis of the state and the ways out".

December 12, 2003, Rzeszow
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko during his visit at Rzeszow Economic High School delivered lecture and conducted discussion on: "Corporate in Global Context".

December 5-7, 2003
The Little Tigers Science Club organized their semester conference - with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This time it was focused on strategic management.

December 5, 2003
At the invitation of Viktor Yuschenko, director of TIGER - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko took part in the international conference on "Modern risks and goals of the democratic development in Ukraine". Among the hosts of the Kiev based conference were: Agency for Social Analysis and Open Society Institute. During the conference professor Kolodko participated in a panel on "Modern contexts of the world development. Possibilities of a new self-determinantion of Ukraine".

December 2, 2003
Research Assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta participated in the seminar organised by the Institute for Developing Countries, Warsaw University, where he discussed the Chinese systemic reforms and economic situation in Zimbabwe. The meeting was a part of a series entitled "Dialogs of the Third World".

November 2003
The European Commission in its most recent "Comprehensive monitoring report on Poland's preparations for membership" points out that the program of the fiscal reform, accepted by the government in March 2003 (known as the "Program for Restoration of Poland's Finances" and prepared in collaboration with TIGER's reseachers), has been practically abondoned and the government's willingness to implement fiscal reforms is in doubt.
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November 28, 2003
Little Tigers Science Club attended a seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - 3rd in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". After the Polish National Opera and the Polish National Library, Little Tigers visited National Philharmony, where they listened to the sympfonic concert in centenary of Aram Chaczaturiana's birthday - the Suite from the Ballet "Gajane" - fragments (Young Girls Dance, Lullaby, Dance with Sabres, Hopak), the Violin Concert and the II-th Symphony. The seminar was conducted by the General and Artistic Director of the National Philharmony, Mr. Antoni Wit.

November 27, 2003
Little Tigers Science Club attended a seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, 2nd in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". This time Little Tigers visited The Polish National Library. The seminar was conducted by the Director of Polish National Library, Mr. Michal Jagiello.

November 23-26, 2003
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, took part in the international conference on "Integrating Europe. Potential and Performance of the Social Sciences in the Process of EU Enlargement" organized in Vienna by the Austrian Sociological Association in cooperation with the European Union.
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November 19, 2003, 5:00 p. m., room B5
TIGER's seminar on: "Evolution of Monetary Policy in Poland" was conducted by prof. Jan Czekaj, member of Monetary Policy Council.
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November 17, 2003
Polish Economic Society hosted conference on "Institutional changes in Poland's market economy", during which professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a paper entitled "Institutions and policy vs. economic growth".

November 15-16, 2003
On 12th November 2003 Director of TIGER -- Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko -- participated in the BBC World Service TV debate, which was aired worldwide on the weekend of 15/16 of November (on Saturday at: 14:10 and 23:10 CET and on Sunday at: 16.11, 10:10 and 19:10). The title of the debate was "The Business of Integration". BBC World's main presenter, Nik Gowing, moderated the debate. With the political process for next May's European Union enlargement largely on track, the debate focused on the following problems: Whether the "new Europe" will be a more attractive place to do business? Where will the business growth and economic dynamism come from in the integrated European Union space? What are the risks involved and what affect will enlargement have on the world economy?

November 13, 2003, 5:00 p. m., room D207
The Little Tigers Science Club hostrd Mr. Enrico Pavoni - Fiat Auto Poland CEO.

November 8, 2003
At the invitation of Mr. Jacek Kasprzyk, the General and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Polish National Opera, members of the Little Tigers Science Club took part in seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, concerning the management of the cultural institutions, and after that saw Karol Szymanowski's opera entitled "King Roger".

November 3 - 4, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko as one of three keynote speakers participated in the concluding debate on "The Enlarged European Union and the South: A New Era for a Responsible Europe" during the conference organized in Vienna by the Society for International Development (SID) in a cooperation with the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI). The conference topic was "Development Cooperation in an Enlarged European Union".
www.euforic.org/sid-europe/

October 2003
A book edited by professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled 'Emerging Market Economies: Globalization and Development' has been published by the Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Introduction
Table of Contents
Reviews
Order Form

October 2003
The book by professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Quan Qiu Hua Yu Hou She Hui Zhu Yi Guo Jia Da Yu Ce, Shi Jie Zhi Shi Chu Ban She" has been published by the World Affairs Press in China. Chinese edition is the eighth language version of this book.
Table of Contents (in Chinese)

October 29, 2003, 5:30 p. m., room B5
TIGER's seminar. Prof. Jacek Szlachta from Warsaw School of Economics was our guest. The Seminar was entitled: "Problemy absorpcji Funduszy Strukturalnych i Funduszu Spójności w Polsce".
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October 28, 2003
In London professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had a meeting with a group of global investors, bankers of the Citibank Group and representatives of a number of financial institutions, during which he presented an assessment of Poland's economy and development perspectives in the context of the European integration process and perturbations of the Polish financial market. The speech of the former deputy premier and the Minister of Finance of Poland significantly calmed investors' expectations and positively influenced the process of market stabilization, despite the unfavourable signals stemming from the incorrect coordination of the budget policy by the government and of the monetary policy by the central bank.

October 24 - 25, 2003
Director of TIGER, Professor G. W. Kolodko -- at the invitation of Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize Laureate -- attended in the conference on "Economics for An Imperfect World" at Columbia University on October 24 and 25. Program of the conference was available on www.josephstiglitz.com. Professor Kolodko presented a paper on globalization and post-communist transition and its implications for long-term socio-economic development.

October 23 - 24, 2003, WSPiZ
International conference on “Globalization and Social Stress” organized jointly by TIGER and Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, USA.
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Program


October 24, 2003, 9.00 a.m.

Special Address

Prof. Longin Pastusiak

Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Poland

"Globalization and the New World Order"

Address by Professor Pastusiak


October 23, 2003, 9.00 a.m.

Special Address

Photo: Marcin Smulczyński

Prof. Robert A. Mundell

1999 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics
Professor of Economics, Columbia University, New York, USA
Chairman of the TIGER Scientific Advisory Board

"One Global Economy, One World Currency?"

Interview with professor Robert Mundell in polish daily newspaper "Rzeczpospolita" (in Polish)
Interview with professor Robert Mundell in polish weekly magazine "Przeglad" (in Polish)

October 20, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko was the Little Tigers Science Club first guest in academic year 2003/2004. He delivered a lecture entitled "100 thousands kilometers in 100 days".

October 15, 2003
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, presented a paper on the impact of ICT on economic growth in postsocialist countries during an international conference on "Management in Information Society" organized by Ljubljana University, Slovenia.
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October 13, 2003
Considered, by the Financial Times, the fourth best school of business in Europe - Instituto de Empresa in Madrid organized serial meetings of the Business leadership Forum. This time, at the invitation of its president - professor Guillermo de la Dehesa - the guest of the Forum was the director of TIGER professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. He gave a special lecture on global implications of post-socialist transformation. The former guests include: Paul Krugman, Rudi Dornbusch, Robert Rubin, Javier Solana, Romano Prodi, Robert Barro, Robert Mundell and Martin Feldstein.

October 5, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko completed his 10th marathon. This time, together with two thousand participants, he took part in the Poznan Marathon. Time: 3h 51min 29sec.

September 30, 2003, 12pm
During the official inauguration of the 2003/2004 academic year at the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management in Warsaw, Rector professor Andrzej K. Kozminski presented Marcin Piatkowski and Jacek Tomkiewicz - members of the TIGER team - with the award for academic achievements.

September 30, 2003
A brand new library of the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Mangement started operating at the beginning of the new academic year. Primate of Poland, cardinal Józef Glemp visited the new building during the official inauguration.

Primate of Poland, cardinal Józef Glemp, Rector WSPiZ professor Andrzej K. Kozminski and TIGER's director prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko

September 25-26, 2003
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, presented a paper on "Information and Communication Technologies as Drivers of Economic Development in Post-Communist Countries" during an international conference on "From Here and From There: New and Old Members' Perception on EU Enlargement" held at the Groningen University, Holland.
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September 19-29, 2003
Director of TIGER - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited China, where he presented a paper on the implications of globalization for the socio-economic development at the Southwest University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu. He had also visited Tibet, where in Lhasa he gave lecture about the impact of the WTO membership on economic growth in post-socialist states in transition.

At the campus of South West Economic and Finance University in Chengdu (Sichuan Province).

August 2003
During his visit to Vilnius Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko discussed with the Finance Minister of Lithuania - Ms. Dalia Grybaurskaite - the finance and budgetary situation in Poland and Lithuania, as well as perspectives for monetary convergence and joining the Euro already in the year 2007. Prof. Kolodko gave Ms. Grybaurskaite his latest book "Globalizacija ir posocialistiniu saliu vystymosi perspektyvos" published recently in Lithuanian.

August 2003
The Journal of Emerging Market Finance printed the article by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, entitled "Globalisation and Transformation: Illusions and Reality".

August 30 - September 17, 2003
In the first half of September, at the invitation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was in Russia, visiting: Siberia, the Far East and Moscow. At universities in: Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Omsk, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and also in Moscow's research institutes, that belongs to the Academy of Sciences, he took part in consultations and seminars and he also delivered the cycle of 14 lectures, discussing the topics connected with globalization, transformation, the economy of growth and the policy of regional growth. During his stay in Moscow, he met with the vicepresident of the Russian Academy of Sciences and member of Tiger Scientific Advisory Board, professor Aleksander Nekipelov.

In the harbour, at the Amur River in Khabarovsk, in Russia's Far East

August 3, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko run the Mt Meru Marathon in Tanzania. In the shadow of Kilimanjaro he finished with the time: 3h 42mins 12sec. It was his ninth marathon, third this year, and the first one in Africa and southern hemisphere.

On the Mt. Meru International Marathon finish in Arusha, Tanzania (3h 42m 12s) with faithful fans, daughters Julia and Gabrysia.

July 27 - August 11, 2003
At the invitation of professor H.K.R. Amani - director of the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited Tanzania. Apart from consultations on the economy of development and financial policy, director of TIGER presented two seminars on the subjects of liberalization, globalization and structural reforms. He also gave lecture entitled: Globalization and Transition: Polish Experience.
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July 23 - 29, 2003
At the invitation of the Democratic Left Alliance - research assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta participated in the IUSY Festival in Kamena Vourla, Greece, where he led discussion entitled "Political and Economic Transformation in Poland: Social-Democratic Perspective".

July 5 — August 2, 2003
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, at the invitation of Prof. Dale W. Jorgenson, Director of the Program on Technology and Economic Policy, Kennedy School of Government, has visited Harvard University, USA, for a PhD research study on the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on economic growth in postsocialist countries. Marcin Piatkowski has also took part in seminars organized by the National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute.

Marcin Piatkowski with Prof. Dale W. Jorgenson, one of the global leading economists researching the impact of information and communication technologies on economic growth and productivity.

June 30 - July 1, 2003
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, took part in the workshop on "Factors and Impacts in the Information Society: A Prospective Analysis in the Candidate Countries" in the framework of an EU research grant won by TIGER. In the research consortium of 13 EU accession and candidate countries, TIGER represents Poland. The workshop took place in Budapest, Hungary at the International Center for Economic Growth, European Center.

June 24, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko led the press conference, during which he presented the report “The Opening and Closing Balance” concerned with the results of his socio-economic and financial policies, while holding positions of the Deputy Premier, Chairman of the Committee of the Council of Ministers and the Minister of Finance.

June 23, 2003
TIGER won an USAID grant for the project entitled: Information & Communication Technologies as Drivers of Economic Development in Post-Communist Countries. Together with Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences TIGER is a leading partner in the consortium, which was also joint by the Conference Board, NYC, and Harvard University.

June 17, 2003
Primate of Poland Cardinal Jozef Glemp hosted a meeting with professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, during which they discussed the situation in Poland, social implications of systemic transformation and globalization, and - from this perspective - desired directions of socio-economic development policy.

June 17, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, during his meeting with the ambassadors of the United Sates - Christopher Hill, of France - Patrick Goautrat, Russia - Nicolay Afanasievski and the European Union - Bruno Dethomas, discussed Poland's socio-economic development perspectives, bilateral and international cooperation, in particular in the context of integration with the European Union and Polish-American relations.

June 16, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has completed his mission as the Deputy Premier and the Finance Minister of Poland.

With the Ministry of Finance's team

June 11, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - Deputy Premier and the Minister of Finance - presented the Program for Restructuring of Public Finances of Poland, which can be accessed on the Ministry of Finance website and below.
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June 11, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko handed over information regarding the impact of introduction of the flat tax system. The information can be accessed on the Ministry of Finance website and below.
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June 2, 2003, 4:00 p. m.
Election of the new Board of The "Little Tigers" Science Club.

May 29-31, 2003
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in Paris in meeting of G-30 - a group of leading economists and financists of the world. The meeting wass chaired by prof. Jacob E. Frenkel. Together with prof. Stanley Fischer, prof. Kolodko took part in the discussion pannel on globalization, presenting implications of this process for the emerging market economies and postsocialist states in transition.

May 26, 2003
Director of TIGER - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, delivered special address at the Austrian Parliament. The title of the lecture was: "Economic Challenges in the Context of the EU Enlargement".

Meeting with Finance Minister of Austria - Karl-Heinz Grasser in the beautiful interiors of Das Winterpalast. On the right, Advisor to Poland's Minister of Finance, Assistant at TIGER - Jacek Tomkiewicz.

May 26, 2003
Director of TIGER - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, delivered lecture on: "Business Opportunities on the Eve of Accesion" at Forum of the Federation of Austrian Industry.

May 25, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, run his 8th marathon within last two years. After Torun, Toronto, San Diego, Krakow, Helsinki, New York and Los Angeles it was Vienna. In 33C heat (!) he completed the Vienna marathon in 4h 29min and 41sec, what gave him 5016 place. For about 10 600 runners who participated in 20th Jubilee Vienna City Marathon, the run was completed by 7778 runners.

May 24, 2003
The Pope John Paul II has granted professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko an audience in Vaticano. The subjects of the talk were: Polish affairs ans social implications of globalization.

May 23, 2003
Director of TIGER - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, delivered lecture on: "Globalisation, Transition and European Union Enlargement" at the La Sapienza University of Rome.

May 23, 2003

On 23rd May 2003 our tiger Harnas passed away

May 21, 2003
Ceremony of conferment of the Doctor Honoris Causa on Director of TIGER - prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, by the Ivan Franko National University of L'viv. Prof. Kolodko obtained title for "Contribution to the Theory of Development Economics in the Globalisation Context and Research on the Economy and Policy of the Post-socialist Transition".
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Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko receives Honoris Causa Doctorate from the Rector of the Lviv University Prof. Ivan Oleksandrovych Vakarchuk

May 19, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - Director of TIGER - delivered a lecture at Erasmus Economic University at Rotterdam. The lecture was about the role of globalization in modern world.

May 19, 2003, 4:00 p. m.
Meeting concluding the activity of The Little Tigers Science Club in the summer semester. During the meeting The Little Tiger of The Year was announced. This is an award for the most outstanding member of the Club. In this academic year were awarded:

  • Artur Rosinski
  • Krzysztof Pszczola

May 15, 2003
Director of TIGER - prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, have had a special address during Conference Seventh Roundtable with the Government of Poland, organised by The Economist Group".

May 15, 2003
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, delivered a lecture on "The Reform of Poland's Public Finance" at the meeting organized by the Central European Business Association (CEBA). The lecture was held at the Polish Consulate in New York, USA.

May 9-11, 2003
The "Little Tigers Science Club" organised a conference - with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - entitled "Strategy of small business in period of economic transformation - necessity or fashionable slogan?".
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May 7, 2003, 5:00 p. m., room B5
TIGER seminar by prof. Adam Noga, Academy of Insurances and Banking, entitled “Limits and Conditions of Economic Growth in Poland”.

May 5, 2003, 4:15 p. m., room B17
Special lecture by Prof. Stanley Fischer, one of the leading contemporary economist, currently the Vice Chairman of Citigroup. Former First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (from 1994 to 2001) and Chief Economist at the World Bank (from 1988 to 1990). The lecture on “Globalization and its Challenges” was a part of the "WSPiZ and TIGER Distinguished Lectures Series". Mr. Fischer is the author of "Macroeconomics" (with Rudi Dornbusch), and of several other books. He has published extensively in the professional journals.
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April 2003
A book entitled "Small and Medium Enterprises in Transitional Economies" was published by WIDER. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko contributed a chapter to this book on "Transition to a Market and Entrepreneurship: Systemic Factors and Policy Options".
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April 28 — 29, 2003
At the invitation of School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, delivered a lecture on “The Impact of ICT on Growth in Transition Economies” at the international conference on “The Knowledge—Based Economy in Central and East European Countries: Exploring the New Policy and Research Agenda”.

April 26, 2003
At the invitation of youth from secondary school and local authorities from Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Deputy Premier and Prime Minister — Director of TIGER, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko — met with secondary school students. It was discussed about EU accesion, with “Świadomi do Unii” (Conscious to EU) slogan, and about the healthy and sporty life style of prof. Kolodko. There was also time for girls dance hip-hop formation appearance and for discotheque.

April 21, 2003
The Russian Academy of Science has invited professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - the director of Tiger - to take place in International Science Board of the new quarterly published, social-economical magazine "Mir pieremien" ("The World of changes"). Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko published in recent years two books in russian language and few science articles and essays about globalization, system transformation, market and growth policy and about the changes, which took place in Central and East European Economies.

April 19, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - the Director of Tiger - gave the lecture entitled: "Globalization and Postcommunist Transformation" at Academy of Finance in Moscow. During the working visit in Moscow, he meet with Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance - Aleksiej Kudrin and with Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia - Siergiej Ignatiew.

With Aleksiej Kudrin - Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

April 16, 2003
Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, Professor Grzegorz Kołodko, took part with the President of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, and Premier, Leszek Miller, in historical summit conference of European Union in Athens. During the summit conference preaccessional treaty concerning joining 8 postsocialist European countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary) and two Maditerranean (Cyprus and Malta) to European Union was signed. Poland will be a member of EU from the 1st of May 2004. Before that national referendum, which will take place on 7-8th June 2003, has to succeed.

April 14–25, 2003
Assistant at TIGER – Jacek Tomkiewicz took part in seminar organized by International Monetary Fund. Seminar on “Tax Policy and Administration” took place in Joint Vienna Institute in Vienna.

April 10-11, 2003
Third edition of an international research project on the "New economy". The conference will tackle the issue of "The ‘New Economy’ and Post-socialist Transition”
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April 7 — May 21, 2003
Assistant in TIGER, Andrzej Bolesta, as a Chinese governement's grand holder, conducted his research at the Peking University. The research was concerned with the Chinese systemic reforms and development policy.

April 4, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered a lecture at the Wroclaw University entitled: Poland in the European Union – European Union in the World.

March 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko’s book entitled “Globalización y perspectivas de desarrollo en los antiguos países comunistas” has been published in Madrid by the Siddharth Mehta Ediciones. Spanish edition is the sixth language edition of this book.

March 2003
New book edited by professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled: “Globalizacja, Marginalizacja, Rozwoj” [Eng. “Globalization, Marginalization and Development”]. The English edition will be published by the Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

March 2003
Naczelna Organizacja Techniczna (NOT) gave the “DZWIGNIA 2003” award to prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko for saving 60 000 firms and 200 000 work places as a result of implementing the restructurization acts.

March 2003
Janos Kornai and Karen Eggleston’s book entitled “Welfare, Choice and Solidarity in Transition” was published by the Wydawnictwo WSPiZ. Janos Kornai delivered his lecture in our Academy on 16th November 2001, in “WSPiZ and TIGER Distinguished Lecture Series”.

March 28, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave lecture at the Central European University entitled: Poland and other post—socialist states in the process of transformation and globalization.

March 27 — 28, 2003
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, presented a paper on “The Contribution of ICT Investment to Economic Growth in Poland” at the international conference on “ICT spin—off: a prospective analysis of productivity gains in Europe (old and new) and the US”, IPTS, Seville, Spain.
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Marcin Piatkowski at the Instituto de Prospectiva Tecnologica in Seville, an EU think-tank focused on projecting developments in various modern technologies.

March 25, 2003
At the Leon Koźminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, as well as at 20 other universities in Poland, the STUDENT’S PREREFERENDUM ABOUT JOINING EU was hold. It was organised by The “Little Tigers” Science Club.
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March 25, 2003
Program for Restructuring of Public Finances of Poland has been handed over for public debate.
Program’s text (in Polish)
Add-ons V.1 i V.2 (in Polish)
Simplified PIT-37 form, pages: 1, 2, 3

March 24, 2003, 16:15
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered a lecture at the Helsinki School of Economics entitled: “Poland in the Process of European Integration and Globalization”.

March, 21, 2003, 13:15
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered a lecture at the Stockholm School of Economics entitled: “Challenges for the Polish Economy in the Context of the EU Accession”.

March 19, 2003, 5:00 p.m.
TIGER seminar by Prof. Elzbieta Chojna-Duch, Warsaw University, on the "Restructuring of Public Finances".

March 17, 2003, 6 p.m., Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko’s, Poland’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance and Director of TIGER, public lecture on the “Program for Restructuring of Poland’s Public Finances”.
Internet site about the Program (in Polish)
Zipped PowerPoint presentation (0,85 MB)

March 14, 2003
Director of TIGER, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was awarded by the Warminsko—Mazurski Klub Biznesu, “The Personality of the Year 2002 of Warmia and Mazury” for determination and unconventional, but effective work for the state’s public finances and support of entrepreneurship.

March 3, 2003
Professor Grzegorz Kołodko received Award of the First Public Radio Channel. The awards were given on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of “Sygnały Dnia” Programme. Professor Kołodko is one of three winners of this prestigious award.

Photo: Ministry of Finance

March 3, 2003
Professor Kolodko presented in Centre for European and Russian Studies at UCLA a seminar on “The EU Enlargement. Implications for the Global Economy and for East Central European Countries”. Professor Kolodko was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics in 2000.

March 2, 2003
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko completed his yet another marathon. This time it was the “XVIII The City of Los Angeles Marathon” held in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Prof. Kolodko covered the whole distance of 26,2 miles in 4 h 16 min. and 53 sec., which gave him 3162th place in the overall standing among more than 22 thousand participants.
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February 28, 2003
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented his Program for Restructuring of Public Finances of Poland during a televised press conference, 28th February 2003. The Program four aims are the following: return to a fast economic growth, equitable division of the national income, beneficial integration with the EU and efficient state administration.

Photo: Ministry of Finanse

February 24, 2003, 2pm
President of Poland — Mr. Aleksander Kwasniewski, invited by Science Club “Tigers”, delivered special lecture on “Poland’s place in the contemporary world and Europe”.

Photo gallery (in Polish)

February 19, 2003, 5:00 p.m.
TIGER seminar by Dr Jos Veerbek, Senior Economist at the World Bank, Warsaw office, entitled: “A pro growth and pro stability Public Expenditure Management Framework for Poland”.

February 17 - 18, 2003
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, participated in the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneve, Switzerland.
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February 11, 2003
Financial Times on Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko's trip to the UK and Irland.
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February 10, 2003
Director of TIGER - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered lecture in Polish Embassy in London. Lecture titled: “Poland’s Economy in the Context of UE Accession” was the part of series: “Europe Lectures at the Polish Embassy”.

February 10, 2003
Prof. Kolodko delivered lecture at London Business School lecture on: "2004: Macroeconomic Challenges for Poland's EU Accession".

February 7, 2003
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered in Institute of European Affairs in Dublin lecture titled: "A Process of Transition - Leading Poland to EU Membership".

With Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Entrepreneurship, Trade and Labour -
Ms. Mary Harney.

February 6, 2003, Royal Castle in Warsaw
Director of TIGER — prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered lecture during conference on “Social Dimension of Globalization — Chances, Challenges and Threats for Poland” Conference was organized by The World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization established by the International Labour Organization and Polish Ministry of Economy, Labour and Social Policy.
Speech given by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko (in Polish)
Lecture given by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko

February 3 — March 16, 2003
Assistant in TIGER — Andrzej Bolesta conducted research at the Oxford University, as a part of preparation of his doctoral thesis.

February 1 — 5, 2003
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, took part in the workshop on “Factors and Impacts in the Information Society: A Prospective Analysis in the Candidate Countries” in the framework of an EU research grant won by TIGER. The workshop took place in Seville, Spain, at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies affiliated at the EU.

Representatives of thirteen economic institutes, including TIGER, from EU candidate countries taking part in the project on the “Factors and Impacts in the Information Society: A Prospective Analysis in the Candidate Countries”

January 24—26, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko took part in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. During his meetings with businessmen, financiers and politicians he presented Poland's achievements and prospects for development. He also participated in number of panel discussions regarding globalization and European integration.

January 22, 2003, 5:00 p.m.
TIGER seminar. Our guest — Yves Drieux, general manager of BNP Paribas Polska — delivered a lecture on “the Role of Foreign Banks in Polish Financial System”.
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January 19—21, 2003
Marcin Piatkowski — TIGERs Research Director — took part in the Fourth Annual Global Development Conference in Cairo, Egypt, on “Globalization and Equity” organized by the Global Development Network, USA.
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January 17, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave lecture entitled: “Globalization, Marginalization, Development” at the Academy of Commerce in Radom and met pupils of the Jan Kochanowski High School.

January 12, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with the Little Tigers visited tiger Harnas in the Warsaw’s ZOO.