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December 2004
Journal Acta Oeconomica, Vol. 54, No. 3/2004, pp. 273-296, has published Professor G. W. Kolodko's article entitled "Globalization and the Equity Issues in Postsocialist Transition Economies".
Abstract

December 2004
Chinese journal "Finance and Economics", No. 6 Nov/Dec 2004, pp. 15-19, has published Professor G W. Kolodko's article entitled "Transition to a Market System. Gradualism versus Radicalism".
Text of the article (in Chinese)

December 2004
The Press of NIIA - the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs - has published Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko work on "Globalization and Catching Up in the Emerging Market Economies" (pp. 98). Director of TIGER has visited the NIIA and presented a guest lecture there in the summer of 2004.

December 2004
EKONOMISTA (No. 5, 2004, pp. 609-634), the leading economic periodical in Poland, has published a paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Institutions, Policies and Growth". The article is based on the paper presented to the TIGER conference on "Strategy for Fast Economic Growth in Poland", organized at the Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) on March 25-26, 2004.

December 17, 2004, 10:00 a.m. room B17
The lecture on "Lessons of China's Transition from a Planned Economy to a Market Economy" was presented by outstanding Chinese economist - Justin Yifu LIN. He is Professor and Founding Director of the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University and Professor at the Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The lecture was delivered within the WSPiZ & TIGER Distinguished Lectures Series.
CV
Presentation
Introduction to the lecture
Lecture

Left: prof. Lin, prof. Kozminski,  prof. Kolodko

December 16, 2004, 10:00 a.m. room B17
TIGER's conference on "Public Finances and Economic Growth". Our special guest was the Finance Minister of Poland - Dr. Miroslaw Gronicki.
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September 6 - December 13, 2004
During the recent years it is already the sixth semester of teaching assignment of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko at various academic institutions in the USA. Aside of the Yale School of Management (SOM) in 1998 and the Department of Economics at the UCLA in 2000, Director of TIGER has been lecturing at the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester, New York. At the UofR he holds since 1999 a position of John C. Evans Visiting Professor in Polish and European Studies. During this appointment at the University of Rochester Professor G. W. Kolodko presented a lecture on comparative economics and politics related to the process of post-communist systemic transformation and a seminar on the political economy of globalization.

December 9, 2004
Pro Europa Assosciation is known for its engagement in promoting European integration. This year it organises a Social-Economic Euro-competition "Friend of Europe". During the competition a European Personality of the year 2004 will be chosen. Andrzej Bolesta is a member of the Board which will choose a winner.
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December 7, 2004, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Washington DC
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, delivered a seminar on "The Potential of ICT for Development in Transition Economies - Technological Leapfrogging or a Growing Divide?" at the World Bank. The seminar was held within the framework of World Bank's series of lectures on the impact of information and communication technology on growth. Dr. Barry Bosworth, Brookings Institution, Dr. John Daly, ISGIF and Peter Knight, President Telemática e Desenvolvimento, have commented on the seminar's presentation.
Presentation

Left: Marcin Piątkowski, Barry Bosworth, Deepak T. Bhatia, Peter Knight

December 5, 2004
Along the Caribbean cost of south and west Barbados the RUN BARBADOS 2004 is done! It's been already the sixth marathon run this year by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. From the Antipodes to Gulf of Mexico, from North to South California, from the Arctic to the Caribbean. And that's enough for this year!

December 2, 2004
Another interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been published in China. This time "Zhong guo Shehuibao" ("China Social Daily") has published a piece entitled "'Xiao Zhengfu, Da Shehiu' du Yiding Shihe Zhong guo" ("'Small Government, Big Society' is not necessary suitable for China").
The interview (in Chinese).

December 1, 2004, 7:00 p.m.
Together with professors Thomas Gibson, Robert Foster and Ronald Jones professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in the panel debate on "International Trade and Globalization". The panel was organized jointly by the Departments of History, Anthropology, Economics and Political Science of the University of Rochester, New York. The debate took place at the River Campus, in the Hoyt Auditorium. The panel was co-sponsored by the Students for Liberty and the Students for Justice.
Information about the panel

November 2004
A new book by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "O Naprawie Naszych Finansów" (Eng. "On the Reform of Our Public Finance System") has been published by TNOiK. Quotation from the last page of the cover: When for the first time I spoke about the core of the policy, which aimed at "turning the digits back to front" - meaning jumping from the 0.5 % economic growth rate in the first quarter of 2002 to 5.0%, many treated this as grotesque. Later, they admited that I was right. They especially underlined the accuracy of the predictions, that indeed the GDP grew at the rate of 3,5% (in fact it grew 3,8%). The most important thing is not to predict the right numbers, however, but to implement a proper policy. Consequnetly my policy happenned to be right. The "digits turned back to front" at the beginning of 2004. In the first half of the year GDP grew over 5% and there is a chance for a similar increase for the entire year.
Chapter I (in Polish)

November 2004
The new book on "Strategy for Fast Economic Growth in Poland", edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been published (in Polish) by the Kozminski School of Management. This comprehensive study has been prepared by the team of over twenty scholars and policymakers associated with TIGER, and is the result of research program coordinated by the TIGER. The proceedings of the investigations had been discussed during the March 25th-26th, 2004, conference organized by TIGER.
Contents (in Polish)
Introduction (in Polish)
Chapter I (in Polish)

November 2004
The book edited by Andrzej Bolesta entitled "Conflict and Displacement: International Politics in the Developing World" has recently been published. The publication is a collection of papers on violent conflicts, displacement and international reaction. It is a common effort of the graduates of the MSt in Forced Migration course at the University of Oxford.
Table of Contents
Preface

November 24, 2004
Research assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Boelsta - took part as an expert in the debate entitled "Globalisation: chances or threats?" organised by the pupils of the 42nd Secondary School in Warsaw.

November 19-21, 2004
Research assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta - participated in a workshop entitled "The Future of Europe" organised by the Polish Association for the Club of Rome. The workshop took place at the Polish Economic Society headquarters in Warsaw.

November 19, 2004, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
At the invitation of Enrique Prados del Amo - the President of Asociacion de Mercados Financieros - Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, participated - together with Mr. José Luis Alzola, Director for the Economics and Markets of Citigroup, and Mr. José Luis Escrivá, the Chief Economist of the BBVA group - in a panel discussion on "The New European Union Countries Arrival Economic Impact". The presentations was followed by the open debate with the auditorium (ca. 150 persons), formed by the managers of the financial markets in banks, savings banks and other financial intermediaries as well as investors. The panel took place at the Palace of Fernán Nunez in the hart of Madrid.
Program of the event

November 17-18, 2004
Malgorzata Runiewicz Ph.D., Senior Assistant in Tiger, participated in the international conference on "The impact of FDI on the Export Competitivness of Companies and Sectors: the case of Baltic States". This was the 65th Anniversary Conference of the Institute of Economics in Zagrzeb, Croatia.
About the conference

November 17, 2004, 5:00 p. m. room: B5
Andrzej Bolesta, research assistant in TIGER delivered a lecture entitled: "Chinese way to market economy" during the TIGER's seminar.
CV
Abstract (in Polish)

November 10-16, 2004
Research assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta - visited again China. During his trip he was consulting experts from the Peking University and the Ministry of Trade on the progres of implementation of the systemic economic reforms and development policy in PRC.

With Professor Kong Tianping from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

November 15, 2004, 1:30 p.m. room 101, building G, SGH
Public defense of the doctoral dissertation by Malgorzata Runiewicz on "The impact of FDI on the Baltic States' manufacturing exports competitiveness on the European Union markets". Prof. Eufemia Teichmann is the dissertation's supervisor. Marzenna A. Weresa Ph.D (Warsaw School of Economics) and Prof. Wojciech Kosiedowski (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun) are the reviewers. The doctoral dissertation is publicly available at Warsaw School of Economics's Library.

November 9, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

"Fifteen Years After Communism: The Mistakes and Successes of Postcommunist Economic Reform". This is the title of the subsequent lecture (www.hws.edu/news/update/showrelease.asp?id=16731) to be presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko during his 2004 fall visit to North America. This time the lecture was given at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.
Abstract of lecture

November 5, 2004, 10:00 a.m.
In St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada - at the invitation of Dr. Terry Boak Vice-President of Brock University - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented the guest lecture at the Faculty of Business (Pond Inlet) on topic "Economics and Politics of the Post-Communist Transition".
Leaflet

With Professor Eugene Kaciak

November 1, 2004
The Chinese newspaper HAINAN DAILY published an interview with Director of TIGER on the determinants and perspectives of China's economic growth. Chinese politicians and economists often are taking advantage of Professor Kolodko's advise on the issues of systemic change toward market economy and development strategy. Several his research and academic works, including two major books on transformation, globalization and development) have been published in Chinese in recent years.
The text of interview (in Chinese)

October 2004
Professor G. W. Kolodko paper entitled "Ten Years of Postsocialist Transition: Lessons for Policy Reforms" was recently listed on Social Science Research Network's Top Ten download list for "World Bank: Transition Economies (Topic) All Time Hits". As of 10/20/2004 the paper has been downloaded 267 times and the abstract has been read 690 times. You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=170888. This paper may be listed in the Top Ten for other networks or journals. To view the entire Top Ten list, visit The SSRN Electronic Library at http://www.ssrn.com/browse. To view Professor Kolodko own Author Home Page please click on http://ssrn.com/author=172353.

October 29-31, 2004
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated at the International Conference on Public Service Reform, organized by the China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD) in Haikou, Hainan. Director of TIGER has contributed to the CIRD conference already twice, in 2002 and 2003. Professor Kolodko presented a paper on topic "Economic transition and transformation of the government".

With Professor Chi Fulin

October 27, 2004
Little Tigers Science Club has elected Daniel Kucia to the President of the Club's Board post.

October 20, 2004, 5:00 p.m. room B5
TIGER's seminar. Małgorzata Runiewicz, delivered a lecture, entitled "The foreign trade and foreign direct investments (FDI) as factors of international competitiveness of small and big countries in their period of transformation: case of Poland and Baltic States (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia)".
CV
Abstract

October 16, 2004, 3:30 p.m. room D202
Public defense of the doctoral dissertation by Marcin Piatkowski on "The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Economic Growth and Entreprise Development in Transition Economies". Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko is the dissertation's supervisor. Prof. Witold Bielecki and Prof. Adam Noga are the reviewers.
Dissertation abstract (in Polish)
Dissertation presentation (in Polish)
Publications by Dr. Piatkowski

October 15, 2004, 12:00 p.m. Aula II
Distinguished Russian economist and the Vice-Chairman of the Russian Academy of Sciences - Prof. Aleksander Nekipelov gave a lecture entitled "Public Preferences and Their Role in Shaping Russian Economic Development". The lecture was a part of the WSPiZ & TIGER Distinguished Lectures Series.
Prof. Nekipelov's CV
Introductory Remarks by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko
Prof. Nekipelov's Presentation

October 10, 2004
Long Beach International Marathon! It's been already the fifth race this year. And one more time in less than 4 hours! This time a distance of 26,2 miles Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko has run in 3 hours 59 minutes and 17 seconds.
Photos

Photo by Peter Trus

October 5-6, 2004
Andrzej Bolesta - Research Assistant in TIGER - participated in the conference entitled "Building regional Partnership to Fight Trafficking in Persons in the Context of EU Enlargement". The conference was organized in Warsaw by the US Department of State and International Organization for Migration.

October 5, 2004, 12:00 p.m.
The official inauguration of the 2004/2005 academic year took place at the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management in Warsaw. Rector of the Academy - Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski awarded Marcin Piatkowski, Jacek Tomkiewicz and Andrzej Bolesta with prizes for academic achievements.

September 2004
The book edited by Andrzej Bolesta entitled "Forced Migration and the Contemporary World: Challenges to the International System" has recently been published. The publication is a collection of papers on migration, refugees, asylum and international regulations in this regard. It is a common effort of the graduates of the MSt in Forced Migration course at the University of Oxford.
Table of Contents
Preface
Note about the book in the
Forced Migration Review Issue 21
http://www.fmreview.org/mags1.htm

September 2004
Raport on "Information Society in Poland. A Prospective Analysis" authored by Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, is now available. It presents the results of a research project financed by the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) of the Directorate General Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.
Full text of the report (pdf 3,6 MB)
Short presentation

September 29, 2004, 12:00 p.m.
The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies Lecture and Artist Series at the University of Rochester invited for Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko special presentation. He spoke on "The Political and Economic Implications of Poland's Membership in the European Union". The event took place in Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester River Campus.
Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies

With Prof. Ewa Hauser - Director of the Skalny Center for Polish and East European Studies

September 27, 2004, 3:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Douglass C. North - the Nobel Laureate in Economics, 1993 - professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited the Washington University in St. Louis and presented a lecture on "Post-Communist Transition and the European Union Enlargement". The seminar took place at Weidenbaum Center, on the third floor of Eliot Hall, in room 300.
Information flyer

September 9-11, 2004
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, took part in the XIV Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland (so-called "Eastern European Davos"), where he delivered two presentations during a seminar on the "Future Outlook on the Information Society: ICT production and ICT use in New Member States and Candidate Countries of the EU".
Program of the seminar
"The Potential of ICT for Development and Economic Restructuring in the New EU Member States"
"Information Society in Poland"

Economic Forum in Krynica

July/August 2004
Eventually holidays! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko travelled around western Africa, visiting Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Niger.

July 2004
Prestigous Russian journal Voprosy Ekonomiki published an article of prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Instituty, politika i ekonomiczeskij rost"

July 23-26, 2004
At the invitation of Dr. Oumara Makalou, President and Director of the CERDES - Center of Studies and Research for Democracy, Economics, and Social Development - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited Mali. On Friday, July 23rd, in the country's capital city, Bamako, the CERDES - jointly with the National Association of Economists and the Law, Economics and Management Faculty of the University of Mali - organized a lecture of the TIGER's Director on the issues of transformation, globalization and development.

July 15-22, 2004
The Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, visited Nigeria. On July 16th, at 10:00 a.m., he presented a seminar on "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Markets" at the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs w Lagos (NIIA). Professor G. W. Kolodko has given also a number of interviews to the leading newspapers and TV stations. Below you may find the interview published by weekly VANGUARD.
Interview for weekly magazine Vanguard

With the director-general of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs - prof. U. Joy Ogwu and former minister of finance of Nigeria - dr Kalu Idika Kalu

July 12, 2004
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was interviewed by twelve leading journalists from China specialising in economy and finances. The discussion was about the experiences of Poland's economic transition and the state's public finances. The venue was the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management.

July 2, 2004, 6:00 p.m.
During the MBA graduation ceremony at the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave a lecture entitled "Sources of fast economic growth in Poland".

July 1, 11:30 a.m. room 119
Rector of WSPiZ - Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski chaired a seminar during which the last book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "O Naprawie Naszych Finansów" ("On Restructuring of the Public Finance") was discussed. In the panel also participated Dr. Halina Wasilewska-Trenkner, a member of Monetary Policy Council, and Professor Bazyli Samojlik from WSPiZ.

June 30, 2004, 11:00 a.m.
President of the Polish Economic Society, prof. Zdzislaw Sadowski, chaired research seminar on public finance. The event took place in "Dom Ekonomisty" in Warsaw at Nowy Świat street 49. During seminar was discussed latest book by prof. Kołodko titled "On Restructuring of the Public Finance" (O Naprawie Naszych Finansów).

June 27-29, 2004, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Jacek Tomkiewicz, research assistant in TIGER took part in the conference which was organized within project Think Tank Collaboration in Transition Policy Studies. Jacek Tomkiewicz presented results of TIGER's research in the panel "Information and Communication Technologies as Drivers of Economic Development in Post-Communist Countries"
Conference agenda

June 19-20, 2004

The fourth in this semester marathon was completed by professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - this time in Arctica, upon the beautiful Norwegian fjord in Tromse. The classical distance of 42 km 195 m in the Midnight Sun Marathon Professor Kolodko run in 4h 22 min 44 sec. And now short holidays in Spitzbergen!

Photo: Julia Kołodko

June 16, 2004, 6:00 p.m.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave an inauguration speech entitled "Fifteen Years after the Polish "Round Table". The World Economy and Prospects for Growth in Transition Countries" during the international conference "General Accounting Theory. Towards Balancing the Society". The conference was organized by Cracow University of Economics and Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management. The lecture took place at Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, whereas the rest of the conference (June 17-18) at Polish Academy of Sciences' palace in Jablonna.

June 15, 2004, 11 a.m. room B17
During the seminar series entitled "Society, Authority, Policy - the continuations and changes", a new book by Prof. Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski (Collegium Civitas) "THE WORLD OF MID ERA. GLOBALIZATION - DEMOCRATION - STATE" (original title: "SWIAT MIEDZYEPOKI. GLOBALIZACJA - DEMOKRACJA - PANSTWO") was presented. Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko - Director of TIGER - took part in the seminar.

June 14-15, 2004
At the invitation of the Central Mathematics and Economics Institute (CEMI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Marcin Piatkowski delivered a lecture on the impact of ICT on development of transition economies during a conference on "ICT as a driver of economic growth in Russia and other countries". The conference was organized within the USAID grant project, where TIGER is partnered with CEMI, Conference Board and Harvard University, USA.

June 11, 2004
The prestigious Nankai University in Tianjin, China awarded Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with the Honorary Professorship for his oustanding contribution to the theory and practice of market transformation. In March this year Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko was awarded the Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) by the Southwestern University University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, China. In the recent years two books about the transformation, globalization and economic development, wrote by the Director of TIGER, were published in Chinese.

June 11-13, 2004
The Annual Conference of the Chinese Association for Economics Studies on Russian and East European Countries took place at the Nankai University in Tianjin. This year conference's topic was "Transition Economies: Policy, Performance, Results and Perspective of Russian and East European Countries". During the conference Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a lecture on "From Shock to Therapy. The Lessons from Post-Communist Transformation in Central Europe and the FSU Republics".
www.nankai.edu.cn

June 11-12, 2004
At the international conference on "Comparative Transitions: A Critical Review", organized by the London Business School, Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, and Professor D. Mario Nuti from LBS and University of Rome 'La Sapienza' have presented a paper on "The Quality of Macroeconomic Policies in the Transition". Below the main thesis of the paper are presented.
Presetation .ppt (168 KB)

June 10, 2004
During his visit to China Professor G. W. Kolodko presented at the China Youth College for Political Sciences in Beijing a public lecture on "How Successful Has Been the Polish Road to a Market Economy?".

June 8 - July 5, 2004
Yale University is one of the most prestigious universities in America. It belongs to the famous Ivy League. At the invitation of Prof. Gustav Ranis - the director of Yale Center for International and Area Studies, research assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta - visited Yale to conduct his research on Chinese economy and postsocialist transition.

June 5, 2004
While in Phon Penh, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko met the former Prime Minister of Cambodia, Mr. Ung Huot, Secretary General FUNCINPEC, Prince Norodom Sirivudh, and the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Trade, Mr. Ravy Khek. They discussed the evolution of the political situation of and the development conditions for Cambodia, as well as consequences of its accession to WTO. The interlocutors were also interested in the implications of Poland's accession to the European Union.

June 3 - 5, 2004
At the invitation of the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), research assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta - participated in the international conference entitled "Making Peace Work", organized by WIDER in Helsinki.

June 2, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
At the invitation of the President of University of Cambodia, Professor Kao Kim Hourn - Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave a lecture entitled "Transition to a Market Economy in Postsocialist Countries: The European Experience". The lecture took place as a part of University of Cambodia's Distinguished Public Lecture Forum.
Article about the lecture in French

June 1, 2004
While in Hanoi, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko met the President of Vietnam, Mr. Tran Duc Luong . They discussed the results of the doi moi policy - Vietnamese market reforms initiated in 1986; and the conclusions for the Vietnam and Indochina region from the transition of Poland and other Central East European states. The Director of TIGER pointed out the need for fighting corruption and not allowing excessive disparities in income sharing.

June 1, 2004
During his visit in Vietnam, Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko met the academic circles and presented a lecture on "Transition to a Market Economy and the European Union Enlargement" at the National Economics University in Hanoi.

May 2004
The book edited by Andrzej Bolesta entitled "International Development and Assistance: Where Politics Meets Economy" has been published by Wydawnictwo WSPiZ. The publication is a collection of papers written by distinguished specialists in the are of migration, developement and international assistance.
Table of Contents
Forward and Introduction

May 2004
The book by professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Globalizacijata i perspektiwite za razwoj na postsocijalisticzkite zemji" has been published by Magor Economic Institute in Macedonia. This edition is the nineth language version of the book.
Table of Contents (in Macedonian)

May 31 - June 1, 2004
At the invitation of United Nations Development Programme and Viet Nam's National Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (NCSSH) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in the International Conference on Transition Economies in Hanoi, Vietnam. The main purpose of the conference was to exchange experiences on the most important lessons learned in transition economies over the past 15 years and to discern policy and institutional implications for countries in transition. The conference also compared and contrasted the differing experiences of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and East Central Europe with those of transition economies in East and South East Asia. During the conference the Director of TIGER presented the lead papers to two panels: on Monday, May 31st, at 10:30 on "Comparative Transition Experiences Asia - Europe" and on Tuesday, June 1st, at 14:00 on "Transition with Equity". Professor Kolodko met also the Vietnamese President - Mr. Tran Duc Luong.

May 24, 2004
Marcin Piątkowski, Research Director, assumed a position of an Advisor to the Swiss Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C., USA. The Swiss Executive Director is one of twenty four directors sitting on the Executive Board of the IMF, which is responsible for conducting the day-to-day business of the IMF. It carries out its work largely on the basis of papers prepared by IMF management and staff.

May 19, 2004, 5:00p.m. room B5
TIGER seminar. Prof. Jan Monkiewicz, Chairman of the Polish Insurance And Pension Funds Supervisory Commission gave a lecture on "Development and functioning of the insurance market and pension funds".
About the Author (in Polish)

May 14, 2004
International conference organized by TIGER on "ICT as Drivers of Development in Transition Countries" was held within the USAID grant, and presented the results of a research project of TIGER, Conference Board, USA, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Harvard University. In the conference participated: Prof. Dale W. Jorgenson, Harvard University, Prof. Bart van Ark, University of Groningen, Netherlands, and Conference Board, USA, Prof. Robert McGuckin, Conference Board, USA, Prof. Michał Kleiber, Poland's Minister of Science and Information Technology.
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May 14, 2004, 9.00 am
Prof. Dale W. Jorgenson, Director of the Program on Technology and Economic Policy, Kennedy School of Government, and Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University, one of the founders of theory of economic growth, recipient of the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal (1971), and one of the leading experts on the role of technological progress in economic development, delivered a lecture entitled "Information Technology and the World Economy" within the WSPiZ and TIGER Distinguished Lectures Series.
Prof. Dale W. Jorgenson's web site

May 10-13, 2004
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko was in Papua New Guinea. On Wednesday, May 12th, at 3 p.m. he gave a lecture entitled "Globalization, Post-Communist Transformation and the European Union Enlargement". This lecture was a part in a series organised by Centre for Melanesia and Pacific Studies, at School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG).

May 9, 2004
In Brisbane, on the Australian East Cost, prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko met with the Polish community, where he discussed in particular the perspectives of Poland's development after the European Union accession and possibilities of maintaining high economic growth.

May 4, 2004
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko met in Apia the Prime Minister of Samoa - Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. They discussed the strategy of development of the South Pacific states.

May 4-7, 2004
"Talofa Lava!" means "Welcome!" in Samoan. At the invitation of Professor Wood Salele - the Dean and Head of the Faculty of Commerce of the National University of Samoa (Le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa) in Apia - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited Samoa. He presented two lectures on Friday, May 7th: at 1:30 p.m. on "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Market Economies" and on 3:30 p.m. on "The Post-Communist Transition, Globalization and European Union Enlargement".
While in Apia he met also with Deputy Premier - Minister of Finance and Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa - H.E. Misa Telefoni Retzlaff.

May 3, 2004, 12:40 p.m.
During his visit to New Zealand, Professor G. W. Kolodko presented a seminar on "The Fifteen Years of Polish Transition to Market and Democracy. Lessons for the Future" at the School of Economics and Finance and School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. The seminar took place in seminar room, at the 12th floor of Rutherford House.

May 1, 2004
Having played a significant role in Poland's accession to the European Union as a Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance in the years 1994-97 and 2002-03 during which GDP increased in sum by one third, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in his own manner celebrated Poland's joining the EU. In rain in New Zealand he completed the Rotorua Marathon in 4 hours 7 minutes and 5 seconds.

April 28 - 30, 2004
At the invitation of the University of Auckland and the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has payed a visit to Auckland in New Zealand. He met the representatives of the financial and business circles, the government, and the media. During his visit to Auckland the TIGER Director has presented lecture at the University of Auckland on "Globalization and the Post-Communist Transformations. The Myths and the Reality" (Thursday, April 29th, 6:00 p.m. Lecture Theatre 215, Arts1 building; 206 on the campus map).

April 28, 2004
Research assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta participated on conference entitled "Business, Politics and Administration - Together or Separately. Entrepreneurship as common denominator of self-realization of young Poles in various aspects of social life". The conference was organized by Young Social Democrats.

April 26, 2004
Research assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta participated in the discussion organized by the Batory Foundation entitled "Economic chances".

April 21, 2004, 5:00 p. m., room B5
TIGER seminar. Chairman of the Polish Securities and Exchange Commission Jacek Socha gave a lecture on the "The stock market in the dawn of Poland's accession to the European Union".
Lecture (zip 0,5 MB)

April 20, 2004
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, took part in the public panel debate on "Is it worth to become an entrepreneur?" organized by student association of the Warsaw School of Economics (WSE) and Business Center Club within the "Festival of Entrepreneurship". The panel also featured Prof. Piotr Płoszajski from WSE, Ms. Barbara Kaśnikowska, Deputy Chairman of the Polish Agency of Entrepreneurship Development and Mr. Zbigniew Żurek, Vice Chairman of Business Center Club, a leading business association.
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April 19, 2004
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, delivered a lecture on "ICT as Drivers of Poland's Development" during a conference on "New generation of economic models" organized by the Polish Economic Society. The paper underlying the lecture will be published by PES in a book entitled "Discussions with outstanding young Polish economists".
Program

April 19, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
Lecture by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "The European Union Enlargement and Poland's Economic Future" for the foreign student of the Little Tigers Science Club.

April 16, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
In the Library of Foreign Literature in Moscow Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko donated the set of his 35 books to the collection of FLB. While in Moscow Director of TIGER he visited also the Russian Academy of Sciences and met with the editors of journals "Voprosy Ekonomiki" ("The Economic Problems") and "Mir Pieremien" ("The Transition World"), of which he is the member of Scientific Advisory Boards.

April 7, 2004
"Little Tigers" Science Club attended a seminar - 7th in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". After the Polish National Opera, the Polish National Philharmony, the Polish National Library, the Polish National Museum, the Polish National Gallery of Art "Zachęta" and Polish Radio, Little Tigers visited the National Theatre in Warsaw, where they were met by the Director of the National Theatre in Warsaw, Mr. Krzysztof Torończyk. After the meeting they saw Andrzej Saramonowicz's play entitled "2nd May", directored by Mrs. Agnieszka Glińska.

April 6, 2004, 11:00 a.m.
The historic negotiations of the Polish Round Table, which initiated systemic reforms in our part of the world, were concluded fifteen years ago. They took place between 6th February and 5th April 1989, in what is now the Presidential Palace at the Krakowskie Przedmieście street in Warsaw. At the anniversary of this important event the President of Poland Mr. Aleksander Kwaśniewski had invited all the participants. Director of TIGER, Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, as a participant of the Round Table negotiations also took part in the meeting.

April 5, 2004, 5:00 p.m.
"Little Tigers" Science Club attended a seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - 6th in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". After the Polish National Opera, the Polish National Philharmony, the Polish National Library, the Polish National Museum and the Polish National Gallery of Art "Zachęta", Little Tigers visited Polish Radio, where they were met by the Chairman of Polish Radio S. A., Mr. Andrzej Siezieniewski.

March 2004
The book edited by Marcin Piatkowski entitled "Nowa gospodarka" a transformacja ("New Economy" and Transformation) has been published by Wydawnictwo WSPiZ.
Table of Contents and Introduction (in Polish)
Reviews (in Polish)

March 2004
The book edited by Robert E. Westerfield entitled "Current Issues in Globalization" has been published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko has contributed a chapter to this publication on "Globalization, Marginalization and Growth in Emerging Market Economies".

March 2004
The first issue of new journal of the Russian Academy of Science - "Mir Pieremien" ("The World of Changes") - has been published in Moscow. The issue includes the article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Globalization and Economic Growth" ("Mir Pieremien", No. 1, 2004, pp. 140-152).

March 25-26, 2004, WSPiZ
Conference on the "Strategy for Fast Economic Growth in Poland".

Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko paper entitled:
"Institution, policy and economic growth"
Prof. Danuta Hübner paper entitled:
"EU membership's impact on the economic growth in Poland"
Prof. Wladyslaw Baka paper entitled:
"Economic ideas of the Polish Round Table after 15 years of transformation. Conclusions for the future"

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March 24, 2004, 5:00 p. m., room B5
TIGER seminar. Dr. Cezary Banasinski, Chairman of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection gave a lecture on "Legal conditions of competition in Poland".
About the Author

March 23, 2004, 12:00 p.m.
"Little Tigers" Science Club attended a seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - 5th in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". After the Polish National Opera, the Polish National Philharmony, the Polish National Library and the Polish National Museum Little Tigers visited the Polish National Gallery of Art "Zachęta", where they were met by the Director of Polish National Gallery of Art "Zachęta", Mrs. Agnieszka Morawińska.

March 19, 2004, 12pm
President of the Queen's College, Cambridge University prof. John Eatwell gave lecture entitled "Pensions Policies in the European Union - a Burden for New Members?" The lecture is a part of the WSPiZ and TIGER Distinguished Lectures Series.
Prof. Eatwell's CV
Prof. Eatwell's presentation

March 13, 2004, 7:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor LIN Yifu - the Director of China Center for Economic Research, Peking University - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a lecture for the faculty and students of Peking University and Tsinghua University - the top two universities in China. The topic of lecture is "The 15 Years of Poland's Thorny Road to Market and Democracy. Lessons for China".
http://ccer.edu.cn/ccerindex.htm
http://ennews.pku.edu.cn/news.php?s=80099048

March 12, 2004
At the invitation of Vice-Chairman of China Reform Forum - Prof. Li Junru - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko held in Beijing a seminar on "The Role of Institution Building during Transition to a Market System".

March 10, 2004
During the ceremony of awarding the Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) by the Southwestern University University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, China, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a special lecture on "Transition to a Market System. Gradualism versus Radicalism". The degree has been awarded to the TIGER's Director for his outstanding contribution to the theory of transformation, integration and globalization.


Ceremony of conferring the Honorary Doctor Degree to Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko (in English)

Ceremony of conferring the Honorary Doctor Degree to Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko (in Chinese)

Manuscript of lecture delivered upon receipt of the Honorary Doctorate (in English)
 Manuscript of lecture delivered upon receipt of the Honorary Doctorate (in Chinese)

Manuscript of lecture delivered upon receipt of the Honorary Doctorate (in Polish)

President of the University - Professor Wang Yuguo - presents the certificate of Honorary Degree to Professor G. W. Kolodko

March 2, 2004 11:00 a.m.
US Ambasador - Christopher Hill had visited again our Academy and TIGER institute. He presented a lecture entitled "Current Trends in the U.S. - Polish Relations".
http://www.usinfo.pl/ambassador/

Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management Rector - Prof. Andrzej K. Koźmiński (left), Director of TIGER - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko (midle) and U.S. Ambassador to Poland - Christopher R. Hill (right) during the talk before the lecture.

February 2004
Professor G.W. Kolodko's paper entitled "Globalization, Transition and Development Prospects" was recently listed on Social Science Research Network's Top Ten download list for "Transition Economics Recent Hits".
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February 29, 2004
Second this year marathon - after Redding Marathon - has been completed by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This time in 3 hours 59 minutes and 56,8 seconds (over 22 minutes faster than in Redding) he run the distance of the famous Mardi Gras Marathon, New Orleans (USA).

At the marathon finish line in NOLA SUPERDOME

February 26-27, 2004
At the invitation of the University of Toronto professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in a seminar entitled "The Political Economy of EU Enlargement: Challenges and Potentials". The seminar was organised by the Munk Centre for International Studies (University of Toronto) and Transatlantic Dialogues (Central European University).
Conference program

February 23, 2004, 10:30 a.m.
"Little Tigers" Science Club attended a seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - 4nd in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". After the Polish National Opera, the Polish National Philharmony and the Polish National Library, Little Tigers visited Polish National Museum, where they met the Director of Polish National Museum, Mr. Ferdynand Ruszczyc.

February 19, 2004
Commentaire of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in the prestigous weekly magazine "The Economist" regarding the Polish monetary policy.
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February 18-20, 2004
At the invitation of IPTS (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies), Sevilla, Spain, and the European Commission, Marcin Piatkowski took part in the international workshop on "Enlarging the European Information Society: Potential IS Strategies towards Lisbon 2010 objectives". On the eve of the enlargement of the European Union, the Workshop presented and discussed the results of a large body of research, with a special focus on 13 reports on the level of development and future prospects for information societies in the EU candidate countries. The report on Poland has been prepared by TIGER team led by Marcin Piatkowski.
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Preliminary program

Ficus tree in Cadiz

February 18, 2004, 5:00p.m. room B5
TIGER's seminar. Our guest was Mr. Jarosław Biernacki - President of the Board of Export Credit Insurance Company (KUKE S.A.). The topic was: "KUKE and Polish export after EU acession".

January 2004
TIGER institute received a State Committee for Scientific Research grant for the research project entitled Strategy of a fast economic growth in Poland.

January 29, 2004, 2:00 p.m.
Within the Eminent Speaker Lecture Series at the Indian Institute of Finance in New Delhi Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a lecture on "Globalization, the European Union Enlargement and Post-Communist Transition".
Information about the lecture

January 29, 2004
While in Delhi prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been awarded the title of Honorary Visiting Professor by the Indian Institute of Finance.

January 28-30, 2004
At the invitation of the World Bank, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - former Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance of Poland, and Director of TIGER, participated in the Global Development Network Fifth Annual Global Development Conference on Understanding Reform. The event took place in New Delhi, India. Director of TIGER contributed to the Policymakers Roundtable on "Expectations and Challenges of Reform and Delivery" (Friday, January 30th, 4:00 pm). The roundtable was chaired by Francois Bourguignon, Chief Economist of the World Bank, with the participation of: Edgardo Angara, Senator, Government of the Philippines, Juan-Antonio Morales, President, Central Bank of Bolivia, and Tamar Beruchashvili, Deputy State Minister, Georgia. The paper by Professor Kolodko, entitled "Globalization and Catcing-up In Emerging Market Economies", can be downloaded at http://www.gdnet.org/pdf2/gdn_library/annual_conferences/fifth_annual_conference/kolodko_paper.pdf. Program of the conference is available at the http://ctool.gdnet.org/agenda_online.cfm and downloadable below.
Program

January 22, 2004
Research assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta participated in the discussion organized by the Batory Foundation - third in the series on "The crisis of the state and the ways out".

January 21, 2004, 5:00 p. m., room B5
Dr Wasilewska-Trenkner, Secretary of State in Ministry of Finance, was a guest at TIGER. Ms. Wasilewska presented lecture on "State Budget for Year 2004".
About the Author (in Polish)

January 20, 2004
Research Assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta participated in the seminar organised by the Institute for Developing Countries, Warsaw University, entitled "Iraq: The Anatomy of Information". The third consecutive meeting was a part of a series entitled "Dialogs of the Third World".

January 19-20, 2004
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, took part in a workshop on the role of ICT in development of post-communist countries. The workshop was held in New York within the USAID grant. The workshop featured inter alia Prof. Dale Jorgenson, Harvard University, Robert McGuckin and Bart van Ark, Conference Board, Kevin Stiroh, FED NYC, Padma Desai, Columbia University and others.
Program

January 8, 2004
Chilean daily newspaper for entrepreneurs and financial experts ESTRATEGIA published an interview with professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Desafio Polaco Es Igualar Nivel de Desarrollo de Eurozona en 30 Anos" presenting Poland's economic achievements and perspectives for caching up with highly developed states of the European Union. Professor Kolodko also gave an interview to the biggest Chilean newspaper EL MERCURIO.

January 7-9, 2004
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in the 4th International Conference in Finance on "Volatility of International Financial Markets: Regulation and Financial Supervision", which took place in Vina del Mar, Chile.
Prof. Kolodko gave a keynote lecture entitled: "European Union Integration and Euroization".
Conference website

January 3-5, 2004
During the annual meeting of the American Economic Association - this time taking place in San Diego, California - professor D. Mario Nuti, member of the TIGER's International Advisory Board and professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a paper entitled: "Myths and Reality in Post-Communist Transformations". See for the programme at www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA/
Prog04.htm
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Panel program

January 1, 2004
On his way to the American Economic Association Annual Meeting in San Diego, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko welcome the New Year 2004 participating in the Redding Marathon, California. A mountainous and difficult route of 26.2 miles, or 42.195 kms, he had completed in 4 hours 22 minutes and 37 seconds - 45 minutes worse than his best record in Toronto in September 2001 - taking however the third place in his age category. He has also received the trophy for the competitor who had come from the most distant place.

Welcoming New Year 2004 at the Finish of the Redding Marathon in California.