December 15, 2005,
4:00 p.m., room B5
Our last this year guest and speaker at the TIGER seminars was Dr.
Michal Rutkowski, Director, Human Development Department, Middle East
and North Africa Region, the World Bank. The topic of the
lecture and following discussion was "Evolution of the Middle East and
North Africa: Economic and Social Dimensions of Gradual Change".
December 13, 2005
Aleksandra Lubicz, "Little Tigers" Student Science Club Chairman,
together with other WSPiZ Students Science Clubs Chairmen: Monika
Gorgon (HR Club), Karolina Pupik, Zbyszek Kruk (Forum Asia-Pacific),
Lukasz Baba (Marketing Science Club), was elected to the WSPiZ Students
December 5, 2005, 6:00
"Lessons for Emerging Markets from Poland's Successful Transformation"
- this is a title of the lecture and seminar Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko presents in Italy, at the Faculty of Political Science,
Department of Economics of the University of Perugia.
At the old
town square with Professor D. Mario Nuti, the member of TIGER
Scientific Advisory Board
December 4, 2005
Jubilee! It was already the 20th marathon in 4 and half years! This
time, in quite winter weather, together with almost 6 thousands
runners, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has run Milano City Maraton 2005 - in 4
hours 21 minutes and 3 seconds.
Radke's article about the Milano Marathon
The American publishing house - NOVA Science - has
published a book edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on
"Globalization and Social Stress". A group of distinguished authors
from several countries - including a number of scholars from Yale
University, which co-operates with the Kozminski School of Business
(WSPiZ) and TIGER - pay special attention to a number of threats and
negative social implications that can be caused by globalization. At
the same time they point to several policy options and needed
structural reforms, which may help to avoid such consequences.
Tables and Figures
Information about the book
The Chinese periodical - Jing Ji She Hui Ti Zhi Bi Jiao
(JCESS - Journal of Comparative Studies of Economic and Society
System), No. 5 (121)/2005, pp. 28-33, publishes the article by
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Bo Lan
Da Bian Ge Dui Xin Xing Shi Chang de Qi Tiao Jing Yan Jiao Xun"
("Lessons for the Emerging Markets from Poland's Great Change").
November 25, 2005
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz participated in the international scientific
seminar: "The Eastern Borderland of the Enlarged European Union.
Factors and barriers of competitive development", which took place in
Warsaw School of Economics. Dr. Runiewicz presented the paper entitled:
"Competitive ability of selected north-east border-regions of the
enlarged European Union".
November 24-26, 2005
The Bucharest Office of Friedrich
Ebert Foundation and Bucharest-based Group of Applied
Economics organized the international conference on "Extending EU
Labour Markets Eastward". The conference addressed the challenges the
European employment policy faces in the context of a considerable
Central and Eastern European labour surplus. Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko participated in the event as discussant in Panel I that deals
with the issue of formal and informal markets in growing economies.
Panel I focused on the following questions:
- Non-wage labor costs act as a tax on employment. How
then to best finance pensions and health?
- How could one encourage informal work without eroding
the tax base, destroying formal employment and opening the door to
November 24, 2005
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz was a participant of the Regional Studies
Association Annual Conference 2005 on: "Sustainable Regions: Making
Regions Work", to held in London. The Regional Studies Association is
The International Forum for Regional Development Policy and Research.
Dr. Runiewicz presented a co-paper "The cross border cooperation
between Germany and Poland - the example of the
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/Brandenburg and Zachodniopomorskie regions".
program and details
November 16, 2005,
5:00 p.m., room B5
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Advisor to Executive Director at the International
Monetary Fund (IMF) and Research Director at TIGER, delivered
a lecture within the TIGER seminar series on "IMF and its
recommendations for Poland".
November 15, 2005,
12:00 p.m., WSPiZ, room A 119
Public defense of the doctoral dissertation by Jacek Tomkiewicz on
"The Impact of Fiscal Policy on Capital Formation in Corporations in
Postsocialist Economies". Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko was the
dissertation's supervisor, referees were Prof. Stanislaw Flejterski
(Szczecin University) and Prof. Adam Noga (WSPiZ). Discussion on
dissertation was very interesting, Jacek Tomkiewicz had to anwer many
November 14, 2005
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz participated in the international seminar
entitled: "The Regional co-operation - European experiences", organized
by The Association of the Managerial Initiatives Business Institute in
November 9, 2005,
4:00 p.m., room B5
TIGER Seminar entitled "Fiscal Policy and capital formation process in
transition economies". Jacek Tomkiewicz presented the results of his
November 1, 2005, 10:30
At the invitation of Professor Alexander Nekipielov, the Vice-president
and Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko visited again the Moscow School of Economics at the Lomonosov
Moscow State University. Director of TIGER presented a
lecture entitled "Wither the World Economy? Wither Russia?".
Lomonosov Moscow State University internet site
October 31, 2005
At the invitation of the World Bank, Dr. Marcin Piatkowski,
TIGER's Research Director, took part in the panel on "What Are the
Sectoral Drivers of Productivity Growth?" during the workshop on
productivity held in Washington DC.
October 31, 2005
In Moscow, at the invitation of Professor Gavril Popov, the Director of
TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - participated in the Congress of
Free Association of Russian Economists. In the gathering a
part were taking the leading Russian economists, both the scholars and
theoreticians as well as the practitioners and managers, and the
October 27, 2005
Dr Małgorzata Runiewicz participated in the scientific conference
entitled "International Competitiveness of German Economy. Implications
for Poland", organized by The World Economy Research Institute and The
German Economy Study Centre of The Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw.
of the Conference in Polish
October 25, 2005, 4:00
The Students Scientific Club LITTLE
TIGERS organizes a cycle of seminars on the issues of
systemic transformation in Poland and other countries of our region of
the world. The first meeting, with President Wojciech Jaruzelski, the
Man of State and former President of Poland was made by the Club. The
subject of lecture and following debate was "The Polish
Transformation". A book written by President Jaruzelski, entitled "Pod prąd" ("Against the Stream"),
has been published recently.
October 24, 2005
Already over 3 thousands readers have visited the website of Social
Science Research Network (SSRN) and has studied available
there 16 research papers written by
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. SSRN is an electronic library
devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research
and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of
the social sciences. You should visit it too!
October 19, 2005, 9:30
The subject of corporate governance has recently been featured in the
context of systemic transformation of the Central East Europe. Leon Koźmiński Academy of
Entrepreneurship and Management and TIGER together with Yale
University organized a conference entitled "Corporate
Governance in Economies of Post-socialist Transition", which gave the
issues closer to the Polish audience.
From left: George Vojta, Yale
Center for Corporate Governance,
Rector Andrzej K. Kozminski and Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko
October 18, 2005, 4:00
In the new academic year, the activities of Students Scientific Club Little TIGERS started
with the lecture by and discussion with the TIGER Director. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko
spoke on his "15 Principles for a Successful Life". Everybody keen to
follow the example - especially the freshmen - are cordially invited!
October 16, 2005
While in Beijing Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko - "in view of his achievement in academic circles" - has been
appointed to the position of Academic Committee Member of the China's
Research Center for Economic Transition of the Beijing University of
October 16, 2005, 8:30
At the invitation of the President of Beijing University of Technology
- Professor Fan Boyuan - Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko, gave a special public lecture on "Lessons from Poland's
Transformation for the Emerging Markets".
October 13-16, 2005
"Education Forum for Asia-Conference on Cross-cultural Management and
Training in a Global Economy" hold under the auspices of the Bo'ao
Forum for Asia (BFA); the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the China
Scholarship Council, and the Beijing
Municipal Government. Beijing University of Technology and Humboldt
University at Berlin jointly organized the event. The Forum
had invited renowned domestic experts, scholars, and government
officials from China and abroad to discuss the training methodology for
cross-cultural management. The Forum aimed to discuss how to improve
enterprise management performance, and how to expand the range of
international cooperation. A prime topic for discussion was the
development of international management skills in the context of
different national and cultural backgrounds. Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko, acting as the keynote speaker, addressed the issues of
interaction between education, management and economic policies in
different cultures at the era of globalization.
Deputy Prime Minister of China, Ms. Chen Zhi-li
October 12, 2005
TIGER Seminar entitled "China: Economic Reforms, Development Policy and
October 6, 2005
The ceremony of awarding the Rector's awards for scientific
publications in academic year 2004-2005 for the young TIGER scientific
team - Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz, Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Andrzej
Bolesta, Jacek Tomkiewicz.
Tomkiewicz is awarded for his scientific achievements by Rector Andrzej
October 1, 2005
The ceremony of inauguration of the 13th academic year at the Leon Koźmiński Academy of
Entrepreneurship and Management. TIGER commenced its sixth
year of activity. Four members of the TIGER team (Dr. Malgorzata
Runiewicz, Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Andrzej Bolesta, Jacek Tomkiewicz)
have received the Rector's Awards for Scientific Achievements.
The WSPiZ Publishing has released new book (in Polish)
entitled "Public Finance and Economic Growth" ("Finanse publiczne a
wzrost gospodarczy". The volume, based on the research project
conducted by TIGER, has been edited by Jacek Tomkiewicz and contains
chapters written by the leading Polish experts on of fiscal policy.
of Contents (in Polish)
The book written by Malgorzata Runiewicz entitled "The
Impact of Foreign Direct Investments on the Export Competitiveness of
the Baltic States in the European Single Market" has recently been
published. The publication examines the implications of foreign direct
investments (FDI) and trade relations on the export-led growth and
competitiveness of Baltic economies in a comparative perspective. It
presents the empirical and econometric evidence of the correlation
between the FDI and dynamic change of the Baltic States' export
specialization in the EU Single Market.
The book edited by Andrzej Bolesta entitled "Refugee
Crises and International Response: Towards Permanent Solutions?" has
recently been published. The publication is a collection of papers
about international reaction to the migration flows and humanitarian
crises. It is a common effort of the graduates of the MSc in Forced
Migration course at the Refugee Studies Centre of the
University of Oxford.
WSPiZ Publishing House has
published a book by Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, entitled
"Information Society in Poland. A Prospective Analysis". It presents a
diagnosis of the current state of the information society development
in Poland in its economic, institutional, political and social
dimensions, and provides a scenario of its future development until
by Poland's Minister of Science and Information Society Technologies
"Lessons for the emerging markets from Poland's great change" - this is
the title of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko paper published by the
quarterly "Communist and Post-Communist Studies"
(Vol. 38, No. 3, September 2005, p. 369-379). The article is now
available for the subscribers online via ScienceDirect:
September 30, 2005,
At the invitation of Dean of the Economic
Department of the Universiteit van Amsterdam prof. Michael
Ellman, prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko chaired a seminar on "Lessons from
Poland's Transition to a Market System".
Dean of Economics Department of the University of Amsterdam
- Professor Michael Ellman
September 29, 2005
At the annual International Conference of Students' Association EFACT,
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a keynote lecture on "The
European Union Integration and Enlargement at the Era of Global
Competition". The subject of the event was "Europe's Competitive
Position, Fear It or Face It!" Efact is the association for all
students at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at
Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and - having over 3,700 members,
is the largest economic students' association in the Netherlands.
Organizing Committee of the Efact-2005 Conference
September 24, 2005
Having traveled over 13
thousand km through southern African bush, Kalahari desert and the
Indian Ocean coastline and having met a number of scientists and
politicians of the region - in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland - a day after his
lecture at the University
of Zimbabwe, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko run for the next
time 42,195 m! In the mountainous region of Mutare, at the 32C, he
completed the Africa University International Peace
September 23, 2005,
"Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Markets" was entitled the
lecture and seminar Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented at the Zimbabwe
Institute of Development Studies (ZIDS) at the University
of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Institute of Development Studies (ZIDS)
- alike the TIGER
- carries out policy-oriented research that assist economic and social
development. It also provides training courses in development studies,
disseminates research findings by way of publications and seminars,
shares information with other research institutions locally regionally
and internationally and participates in teaching activities in various
departments of the University of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe, with 12.8 million
inhabitants, of which 70% lives below the poverty line, has the GDP per
capita (on PPP basis) of $1.900, and faces a wide variety of difficult
economic problems as it struggles with an large fiscal deficit, an
overvalued exchange rate, high inflation, and shortages. During his
visit Professor Kolodko discused the matters of necessary structural
reforms with the Zimbabwean Government representatives.
September 16, 2005
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz participated in "The Conference Evaluation of
the socio-economic programmes financed by structural funds", organized
by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Labour
Agency for Enterprise Development in Warsaw.
September 7-10, 2005
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, took part in the XV Economic
Forum in Krynica, the so-called "Eastern European Davos". Dr.
Piatkowski delivered a presentation on "How to
Utilize the Potential of ICT for Economic Development? The Role of
Public Policies" during a conference organized by the
European Commission's research center IPTS on "Future Outlook on the
Information Society and the integration of the New Member States: the
contribution of ICT strategies and technologies". All presentations and
speeches are available at
September 7, 2005
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz participated in the conference dedicated to
the World Summit 2005 entitled: "Reforms of the UN - yes. But how?"
organized by the UN Information Centre in Warsaw in cooperation with The
Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Polish
Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and United
Nations Development Programme in Poland (UNDP).
August 3, 2005
While visiting Mongolia, Professor G. W. Kolodko
has given an interview, entitled "Polish advice for Mongolian economy:
'shock therapy' is wrong", for the English language weekly "The
Mongol Messenger". In 2004 Mongolia has recorded GDP growth
exceeding 10 percent and continues structural reforms aiming at
sustaining fast economic development in the future. In Ulaanbaatar
Director of TIGER has shared his observations and suggestions
concerning the successful market transformation and high development
dynamics, ensuing also from the Poland's experiences.
At the Mongol steppe
Quarterly "Acta Oeconomica", Vol. 55 (2),
2005, pp. 235-249, has published a review
of the book edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Emerging
Market Economies. Globalization and Development", released in
2003 by ASHGATE. The author of the review - Csilla Varga - has written,
inter alia, that: "...the book occupies a special place in
contemporary political economy literature. It enlarges the existing
body of knowledge in a number of discourses on political economy -
globalisation, transitology, development, policy-making, etc. - and
through combination of all of these discourses contributes with new
insights into and enlarges the scope of the applicability of mainstream
economics. (...) the volume achieves even more than it promises."
The new scientific periodical - "Montenegrin Journal of Economics"
(Vol. 1, No. 1, July) - has been just inaugurated in Serbia and
Montenegro. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to join the
Editorial Board of the journal and has published there an article
to a Market. Why Gradualism Works and Radicalism Fails?" (pp.
July 13, 2005
China's Prime Minister, WEN Jiabao received Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko,
who is currently in Beijing. They discussed structural reforms and
conditions of China's socio-economic development. In the first half of
2005 economic growth in China reached 9,5%, which may suggest that the
economy is overheated. Prime Minister WEN forecasts that the GDP per
capita will increase from a current level of US$ 1,290 (according to
the exchange rate, according to the purchasing power parity the GDP per
capita is around US$ 5,600) to around US$ 4,000 in the year 2020, while
the population will reach 1,5 billion in 2030. Discussion between the
Prime Minister and Prof. Kolodko was concerned with the reforms of the
financial sector, including the fiscal system and banking sector. They
also discussed the threats to maintaining such high production growth
in the following years and conditions and perspectives for so called
harmonious society. Professor Kolodko has suggested a shift toward more
flexible currency regime through quitting the peg with US dollar and
replacing it by a basket of four currencies: dollar, euro, yen and the
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has
presented Premier Jiabao Wen
with his two books published in Chinese
July 12-13, 2005
The National Development and Reform Commission
of the People Republic of China (NDRC) hosted the Summit on
China's Reforms. The Summit focused on the key reforms during the XIth
five-year-plan period 2006-10, including change of government's
character, financial and banking sector reforms, fiscal and taxation
system reforms, social security and income distribution, state-owned
assets administration system and state-owned enterprise reforms as well
as the process of Chinese opening-up. A group of leading economists on
structural reforms and development policies had been invited to
participate in the event. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had commented
on the presentation of the Chinese Government and contributed a lecture
on the lessons from Poland's transformation for China entitled "Xin
Xing Shi Chang Ying Cong Bo Lan Da Bian Ge Zhong Xi Qu De Jing Yan Jiao
Xun" ("Lessons for the Emerging Markets from Poland's Great Change").
Kolodko paper (in Chinese)
July 6-8, 2005
Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz participated in "8th International Conference
on Technology Policy and Innovation", organized by The Faculty of
Management and Innovation Center of the University of Łódź. The
Conference gave emphasis to "value-added partnering in a changing
world". Dr. Runiewicz presented a paper on "The Role of Regional
Economic Integration in Cluster Development and Innovative Capacity
Conference website (in Polish and
July 4-5, 2005
Elizabeth House - one of the most eminent academic research
centres on international development in the world is already 50 years
old! For almost twenty years QEH has remained the Department of
International Studies of the University of Oxford.
At the invitation of the director of the Queen Elizabeth House -
Professor Barbara Harriss-White, an alumni of QEH and the University of
Oxford - Andrzej Bolesta participated in the official anniversary
dinner and the conference.
Quarterly "Finance India", Vol. XIX, No. 2
(June), pp. 465-479, has published the article written by Professor
Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Globalization,
Transition and Development Prospects".
"Seido, Seisaku to Keizai-seicho" means in Japanese "Institutions,
Policies, and Growth". The article entitled so, written by Professor
Grzegorz W. Kolodko and translated from English by Professors Masahiro
Taguchi i Tomoko Yoshizaki, is forthcoming in "Okayama Economic Review", Vol. 37,
No. 1 (June 2005), pp. 151-172, Okayama: The Economic Association of
Okayama University. The paper has been already published in English,
Polish, Russian and Chinese.
Text of the
article (in Japanese)
June 23, 2005
In Valletta, the Malta's capital, at the invitation of Professor Lino
Briguglio - Head of the Economics Department of the University
of Malta and the CEO of the Foundation
for International Studies (FIS) - Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko gave a seminar on "Post - Communist Transition and the European
June 18, 2005
Through the forests, across the meadows and fields, between beautiful
lakes, on the hilly terrain, led the 26.2 miles course of the Summer Night Marathon in Forssa, Finland.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has run the race, yet this time not too
fast. Actually, quite slow, since it has taken 4 hours 46 minutes and
12 seconds... It's been already the 18th marathon run by Director of
TIGER during last four years.
June 17-18, 2005
WIDER has already 20 years! The
Institute for Development Economics Research has been
established in 1985 and works within the framework of the United
Nations University. On this occasion a special WIDER Jubilee
Conference on "The Future of Development Economics: WIDER
Thinking Ahead" took place in Helsinki. The conference
provided an opportunity to take stock of the current state of
development economic thought and to review the contribution of the
Institute over the past two decades. The main objective was to use the
occasion to look 20 years ahead - to speculate on the types of problems
the world may be facing, the issues that could be on the development
agenda, the way in which theory and analysis will change, and the new
policies that will emerge. Professor G. W. Kolodko, which will
participate in the Jubilee Conference, has been associated with WIDER
since 1988 and has published through with WIDER four research papers and a chapter in
another book. The Institute had hosted him as Distinguished Sasakawa
Chair and Research Professor in Development Policy in 1997-98. During
that period of time the book on "From Shock to Therapy. The Political
Economy of Postsocialist Transformation" was drafted and later, in
2000, published by the Oxford University
Professor Nguyuru H. I. Lipumba from Tanzania, the member of TIGER
Scientific Advisory Board
June 10, 2005, 4:00
p.m., room: B5
Student Science Club Little
Tigers has elected a new Chairman. Aleksandra Lubicz became
the new Chairman.
June 5, 2005
Weekly "Przeglad" (Nr 22 ) publishes
the first interview given to the Polish media since two years - after
leaving the Government of Poland in mid-June 2003 - by the former
(1994-97 and 2002-03) Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance of Poland,
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. An extended interview is called "The
Return of a Marathon Man".
Professor G. W. Kolodko major book "From
Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation",
published in 2000 by the Oxford University Press, has been released in
Japanese language. It's already the sixth language in which the book is
The book, released by SANKEISHA
in Nagoya, with special introduction for the Japanese edition, is
"Shock kara Ryouhou he - Touou
ni okeru Post-Shakaishugi no Taisei Ikou kara EU Kamei he" ("From Shock
To Therapy: The Postsocialist Transitions to EU Accession in the East
TIGER Research Centre has completed the evaluation survey on the "Impact of the
National Plan of Development for the years 2007-2013 on the
competitiveness of economy and companies innovativeness" for
the Polish Ministry of Economy and Labour.
May 25, 2005, 12:00 p.m.
TIGER and Tiger's Students Club seminar. A Country Manager of the World
Bank for Poland, Central Europe and the Baltic States in Warsaw - Mr.
Edgar Saravia - delivered a lecture on the "World Bank's Mission in
Poland in the Era of Globalization and Regional Integration". Mr.
Saravia also talked to students about the ways of co-operation between
the World Bank and youth.
May 21, 2005
The Chinese periodical BIJAO ("Comparative Studies"), No.
18, published the article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko discussing
the interrelations between institutions building, economic policies and
development. The Chinese title of the paper is: 制度，政策和增长（"Zhidu, Zhengce He
Zengzhang"), what means "Institutions, Policies and Growth".
May 20, 10:00 a.m.
At the invitation of the Senate and students of the Cracow
College of Management and Banking the Director of TIGER,
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, presented a lecture on "Globalization
and the Perspectives of Economic Growth in Poland".
May 19, 2005, 4:30 p.m.
During his visit to Cracow Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented at
Frycz Modrzewski Cracow College (AFMCC) a lecture on
"Transformation, Integration, and Development".
May 19, 2005,
Director of Tiger - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, presented a paper during
the conference organized by the Cracow University
of Economics. The conference was organized to celebrate the
55th anniversary of academic work and 80th anniversary of birth a
leading Polish economist - prof. Edward Lukawer.
May 18, 2005, 4:00 p.m.
Prof. Władysław Baka - a distinguished Polish economist and policymaker
- was our guest in a TIGER's seminar series. Prof. Baka is currently a
chairman of the council of the Bank Guarantee Fund (BGF) and
therefore the subject of his seminar was "The Role and Function of BGF
in the structure of the financial security".
May 14, 2005
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz participated in the conference
named "Regionalism versus European Integration" organized by The Polish
Union of Regional Administrative Districts in Ujazd.
on the conference (in Polish)
May 11, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
EQUIS - the European Quality Improvement System
- implies the highest quality in the university education. Since
several years the Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) has been awarded
with the EQUIS accreditation as the only business school in our region
of Europe. The accreditation is awarded periodically by a special panel
of independent experts selected by the European Foundation for
Management Development (EFMD). During the visit of the panel at the
WSPiZ Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - Director of TIGER - presented a
lecture on "Globalization and Transformation. The Agenda at the Leading
May 11, 2005, 4:00
p.m., room B6
Science Club organized the meeting with Mr. Jan Wejchert - the
co-founder and President of the Polish media giant ITI. The topic of
the meeting was: "Is it possible to study the entrepreneurship?".
May 9, 2005, 1:00 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m.
Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) is the first university in this part
of the world, which has been asked by the consortium in charge of a
to organize a series of lectures and seminars Residential Week. Within
this framework Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a lecture and
seminar on "The Polish Economy in Transition".
May 6, 2005, 10:00 p.m.
During his brief visit to Hungary Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko
presented at the Department of Comparative Economics of the Corvinus
University of Budapest a public lecture on "Globalization and
the Post-Communist Great Change". In 2002 the book on "Globálizáció és a volt
szocialista országok fejlödési tendenciái" ("Globalization
and Catching-up in Transition Economies"), written by the Director of
TIGER, has been published in Hungarian by the Kossuth Kiadó.
Corvinus University between 1953
and 1991 was known as
the Karl Marx Economics University in Budapest
May 5, 2005
European University in Budapest hosted the international
conference on "One Year After the Accession: Looking East and Looking
West". This was a one-day event to commemorate the first anniversary of
the enlargement of the European Union. During the conference Professor
Grzegorz W. Kolodko spoke on "Globalization, Regional Integrations, and
the European Union Enlargement".
May 4, 2005, 1:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had met with the Ambassador of Socialist
Republic of Vietnam to Poland - H. E. Dinh Xuan Luu - accompanied by
the representatives of the Vietnam Theoretical Council, the group of
leading Vietnamese experts on structural reforms and economic policy.
The discussion was concerned with the political and economic aspects of
postsocialist transformation from the comparative perspective. The
Vietnamese guests have been particularly interested in the sources of
the successful Polish transformation and fast economic growth during
the implementation of "Strategy for Poland" in 1994-97 and "The Program
of Public Finance Reform" in 2002-04. Soon the book on "Globalization and
Catching-up in Transition Economies", authored by the TIGER
Director, will be published in Vietnamese. It will be already the 11th
language edition of this work.
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been invited to
join the Advisory Board of the "Japanese Comparative Economic Studies"
(JCES) - a scientific English language periodical, published annually
(in May) by the Japanese Society for Comparative Economic Studies
(JSCES). The Managing Editor of journal is Professor Satoshi Mizobata
from the Kyoto University. The journal focuses on the comparative
analysis of the economic systems, enterprises and industries, and the
economics of transition and institutional development. The journal
publishes articles of theoretical studies and empirical analyses.
With great satisfaction we would like to announce that again the
as well as the daily newspaper "Rzeczpospolita"
Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management where
TIGER is affiliated at, the best private university in Poland.
Moreover, also the monthly magazine "Home & Market" in its
current ranking put Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and
Management in the first position. As always, the universities listed
were carefully scrutinized as far as the academic staff, the quality of
teaching programmes, study conditions, contact with the environment,
and prestige among academic cadres and employers, are concerned. It is
worth mentioning that Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and
Management is a long-term leader of the rankings maintaining a
significant distance from the other universities.
April 27, 2005, 4:00
TIGER seminar. A new director of the Foreign Trade Research Institute (IKCHZ)
and also the Vice Rector for Scientific Research of the University
of Insurance and Banking in Warsaw - Professor Ryszard
Michalski - delivered a lecture entitled "Meanders of Polish monetary
policy". Professor Michalski is not only an outstanding expert in a
monetary policy theory, but also gained invaluable experience as he was
on two occasions a Deputy Minister of Finance, taking care in
particular of foreign finances and coordinating the fiscal and monetary
policy in Poland. After the lecture we welcome everybody to join the
April 26, 2005, 12:00
At the invitation of the Ministry of Science and Information
Technology, Dr. Marcin Piątkowski, Research Director, hold a seminar on
"Can IT become a lever of Poland's development?". The seminar was held
at the Ministry.
by the Polish Press Agency (in Polish)
April 24, 2005
It's been already 17th marathon in less than four years! This time
distance of 42 km and 195 meters (26,1 miles) of the Wroclaw Marathon
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has run in 4 hours and 6 minutes. And
that gives him 654th position among 924 runners which have finished the
April 16, 2005, 10:00
The Postgraduate Ph.D. Studies at
the Faculty of Business Administration (KNoP) at the Warsaw
School of Economics (SGH) celebrated Tenth Anniversary of its
activities. On this occasion Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - the
graduate and Ph.D. of SGH - presented a guest lecture on "Globalization
and Economic Development and Stagnation" (Auditorium B).
April 14, 2005
Rudomino Library of Foreign Languages, following the donation
provided a year ago, has received seven books published recently in
several languages by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Altogether the
Library now is in a possession of 42 books written by the Director of
TIGER, which have been published in 11 languages worldwide.
April 13, 2005
The leading independent Russian newspaper - "Niezawisimaja
Gazieta" - has published interview with Professor Grzegorz
W. Kolodko under the title "Seichas vasha ekonomicheskaya politika
namnogo luchsha chem 5 let nazad" ("Today Russia's Economic Policy Is
Much Better Than 5 Years Ago"). The lead to the interview says: "The
main architect of Polish Economic Miracle Advises President Putin to
take advantege of the extra oil revenues to speed up the economic
April 12, 2005, 12:15
p.m. room: B17
Professor John Williamson, world
renowned development economist, since 1981 the Senior Fellow at the
for International Economics, and the Chief Economist for
South Asia at the World Bank during 1996-99, visited TIGER and
presented a special lecture on "Washington, Consensus, and the
Washington Consensus". For a number of years the name of John
Williamson is associated with so-called Washington Consensus, because
the set of stabilization and development policies known under this
words had been coined "the Washington consensus" by him. What indeed
Professor Williamson meant 15 years ago by this notion and what that
implies today, we had a chance to learn - and discuss - on this special
occasion. It was already the XVIIth presentation within the framework
of the WSPiZ &
TIGER Distinguished Lectures Series.
April 7, 2005
While in Moscow, director of TIGER - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko
participated in a special conference organized by the Russian
Academy of Sciences for the 20th anniversary of commencement
of "perestroika". During the conference Prof. Kolodko met with the
initiator of the reform programme known all the world under the name of
"perestroika", former president of the Soviet Union - Mikhail Gorbachov.
Kolodko's speech (in Russian)
April 5-7, 2005
University-Higher School of Economics in Moscow, with the
participation of the World Bank, International
Monetary Fund and other international agencies, organized the
VI Annual International Scientific Conference on "Modernization of
Economy and Nurturing of Institutions". At the invitation of Professor
Evgeny Yasin, the Academic Supervisor of SU-HSE, Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko took part in the event as one of the keynote speakers. The
debate focused on the issues of economic modernization in Russia and
other countries in transition, primarily analyzing the problems of
developement of market economy institutions in the context of
Outline of the conference in
English, in Russian
April 5, 2005, 5:00 p.m.
The Senate of the Moscow's
Academy of Economics and Law awarded Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko with the Honorary Professor title in recognition of his
contribution to the development of economic sciences and his
outstanding achievements in the practical work of post-socialist
April 4-9, 2005
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a 20 hours cycle of lectures
for the students of the Moscow School of Economics, Moscow State
University. The topic of the course was "Globalization, Transformation
and Development". In the recent years four books authored by the
TIGER's Director have been published in Russian: "Polsza 2000. Nowaja
ekonomiczeskaja strategija", Poltext, Warsaw 1996, p. 160, "Polskaja altiernatiwa.
Staryje mity, riealnyje fakty i nowaja strategija w processie
uspiesznoj transformacji polskoj ekonomiki" (co-author D.
Mario Nuti), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 1997, p. 86, "Ot szoka k terapii.
Politiczeskaja ekonomija postsocjalisteczeskich prieobrazowanij",
ZAO "Żurnał Expert", Moscow 2000, p. 392 and "Globalizacja i perspektiwy
razvitia post-socjalisticzeskich stran, Jewropejskij Gumanitarnij
Uniwersitet", Minsk 2002, p. 200. Additionally, some major
papers have been also published in the leading Russian scientific
periodicals, e.g., in "Voprosy
Ekonomiki" and "Mir Pieremien".
These publications - aside of the English language literature - were
helpful for the Russian students during the course.
April 4-8, 2005
At the invitation of Professor Vladimir Buyanov, the Rector of Moscow
Academy of Economics and Law, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko
presented a series of lectures on the world economy and post-communist
systemic change. The topics of subsequent lectures (to be presented on
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 4:00 p.m.) were as follows:
- "Globalization, Development and Social Stress. The
Prospects of Inclusive World Economy"
- "Post-Communist Transition to a Market System.
Success or Failure?"
- "From Shock to Therapy. The Lessons from Polish
- "Post-Communist Transition and Catching-up in the
April 1-7, 2005
The Ukrainian business weekly COMPANION
(No. 13, pp. 38-41) has published an interview with Professor Grzegorz
W. Kolodko entitled "Инвестиции требуют жертв" ("The Investments Needs
the Efforts"). The conversation deals mainly with conditions for a flow
of the inward foreign direct investments and the lessons from Polish
transformation for Ukraine.
TIGER is happy to announce that we have issued a CD containing a
collection of 71 papers from the TIGER
Working Paper Series - published in the years 2001-04. For
information how to receive a CD, please contact Mr. Andrzej Bolesta at email@example.com
"Globalization and Equity: Perspectives from the Developing World" -
this is a title of new book edited by Natalia Dinello and Lyn Squire.
The book, based on the research conducted within the Global
Development Network and published by the Edward
Elgar Publishing, analyzes the links between globalization
and equity from the perspectives of seven regions: the Commonwealth of
Independent States, East Asia and South Asia, Eastern and Central
Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and
Sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has contributed to
the volume a chapter on "Transition, Globalization and Equity: Eastern
and Central Europe" (p. 191-215).
March 31, 2005, 11:00
Within the framework of the series of seminars, organized by the Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish
Academy of Sciences, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented
a lecture on "The Factors of Fast Economic Growth and Its Feasibility
in Poland". The seminar took place in the "round table" room, INE PAN,
the Staszic Palace, on Nowy Swiat St. 72 in Warsaw.
March 22, 2005, 11:00
Little Tigers Science Club
together with Forum Asia-Pacific organized a conference, entitled "China - global chalenges,
opportunities and threads". In a conference took part His Excellency
the Ambassador of People's Republic of China in Poland - Mr Yuan Guisen.
program (in Polish)
On the right: Dr. Zdzislaw
Goralczyk, former Polish Ambassador to China, and China's Ambassador to
Poland, Mr. Yuan Guisen
March 17, 2005, 2:00
College of Open Thinking, acting within the Polish Historical Committee
of the Students Movement, organized the debate on "Globalization - the
Ideas and the Reality", which was introduced by Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko. The seminar took place in Warsaw, Marszalkowska St. 77/79, 3d
floor, rooms 206-207.
March 16, 2005, 4:00
In the series of periodic TIGER seminars Professor Witold Malecki from University
of Insurance and Banking in Warsaw delivered a lecture
entitled "Polish perspectives of joining Economic and Monetary Union".
March 15, 2005, 4:00
"Top 15" - this is a group of leading students of Kozminski
School of Business, for which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko
presented a special lecture on "Globalization: a Chance or a Threat for
March 15, 2005, 10:00
of Insurance and Banking in Warsaw (WSUiB) organized the VIth
Conference - Public Affairs Forum on "Ten Years Later. Poland in the
Decade after Accession to the European Union". At the second panel
session (12:30) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko spoke on "The Lessons
from Polish Transformation". The conference took place in Warsaw's
FORUM hotel (ul. Marszalkowska/al. Jerozolimskie).
March 16, 2005, IMF,
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, participated in a seminar
given by Prof. George Akerlof from the University of California,
Berkeley, and a Nobel Prize Winner in Economics in 2001, on "Identity
More on Prof. Akerlof
March 11, 2005
In the follow up to the Club de Madrid's International
Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko attended the Atocha Workshop on terrorism. The workshop was
organized in Madrid by the Varsavsky Foundation.
of the workshop
Train station Atocha
March 10-11, 2005
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, took part in an international
workshop organized by the Institute for Prospective Technological
Studies (IPTS), Seville, and by the Directorate General Joint Research
Centre (JRC) at the European Commission, on the "Socio Economic Aspects
of Knowledge-based Europe The Role of ISTs". The workshop was aimed at
discussing the reforms needed to increase the level of EU
competitiveness through enhanced innovation and productive use of
information society technologies.
March 8-11, 2005
At the invitation of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President of
Brazil and the President of the Club de Madrid, Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko participated in the Club de Madrid's International
Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security.
This unique event was coincided with the commemoration of the attacks
on Madrid of March 11, 2004, and was attended by numerous current and
former heads of states and governments, executive heads of
international organizations, renowned scholars and intellectuals, as
well as leading representatives of business and civil society. The
Summit was supported by H.M. the King of Spain - Juan Carlos - and
sponsored by the Spanish Government as well as the local authorities in
Madrid. Summit participants created the Madrid Agenda, a plan of action
that strives to bring together the world's nations to develop a common
strategy for preventing terrorism and fortifying democracy.
of the Summit
His Majesty the King of Spain,
addresses the Summit participants
(Photo: Club de Madrid)
March 2, 2005, 4:00 p.m.
In the series of TIGER seminars Ms. Hanna Antonova from The Faculty of
Political Science of National University of Kyiv - Mohyla Academy
delivered a lecture entitled "The Orange Revolution and Democratic
Change in Ukraine". Ms. Antonova is conducting internship in the TIGER
The Maggio/Giugno (May/June) 2004 issue of the bi-monthly journal "Rivista
di Politica Economica" has published the paper by TIGER
Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, on "Institutions,
Policies and Growth".
Italian scientific quarterly "QA - La Questione Agraria" (2004, Fasc.
4) has published an article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled
"La transizione all'economia di mercato: gradualismo o radicalismo?".
This is a translation of a paper on "Transition to a Market System: Gradualism
versus Radicalism", which has been issued earlier in English
in our series "TIGER Working Papers". The paper
is based on the manuscript of distinguished lecture delivered on March
10th, 2004, during the ceremony of awarding the author the Honorary
Degree at the Chengdu University.
February 28, 2005
At the invitation of Prof. Jerzy Sikorski, Andrzej Bolesta participated
in a conference entitled "Economic Dialog of the eastern regions:
Poland's Experiences after the UE Accession". The conference was
organised by the Bialystok University.
February 25-27, 2005
Tigers" Students Science Club together with HR Club Student
Science Club organised a workshop - with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko
- entitled "Why is it you... Students chances and opportunities at
labour market". Prof. Andrzej K. Kozminski - WSPiZ Rector and prof.
Czeslaw Szmidt - HR Lecturer at WSPiZ and Director at the Department of
Development and Practise at BGŻ Bank also took part in. The workshop
was conducted at "Skarbczyk" educational center in Bialobrzegi.
February 25, 2005
The leading Senegalese daily "Le Soleil", has published an interview
(in French) with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the TIGER Director, on
"CROISSANCE ECONOMIQUE: Le Sénégal est sur la bonne voie" ("Economic
growth. Senegal is on the right track"). The interview was edited by
Mr. Ibrahima Ndiaye.
February 16, 2005, IMF,
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, participated in the symposium
on "Whither Development Economics?", which was held at the
International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. The symposium featured
the following panelists: Abhijit Bannerjee (MIT), Tim Besley (London
School of Economics), Simon Johnson (IMF/MIT), Dani Rodrik (Harvard)
and John Williamson (Institute for International Economics).
February 10, 2005
At the invitation of Director General of the African Institute for
Research and Development (IARD) - Mamady six Kaba - Professor Grzegorz
W. Kolodko has visited Conakry and presented there a seminar on
"Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Market Economies". This is
also the title of a book by Director of TIGER,
published recently by the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs
Press in Lagos, Nigeria. Professor Kolodko has met also with a group of
the Guinean experts which have graduated from the Polish universities
February 10, 2005
As an extraordinary event has been received Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko special speech delivered to the Parliament of the Republic of
Guinea in Conakry. It has happened first time in this country history
that the foreign guest was invited to address the plenary session of
Parliament. What is of special interest here is the fact that the floor
has been given not to the head of a state, but to the development
economist, renowned not only for his theoretical contribution but also
for achievements as a practitioner in development. Professor Kolodko
was speaking on the issues of development strategies in the context of
globalization and the role of regional integration agreements in
facilitating the countries international competitiveness. In his
presentation, warmly accepted by the deputies and lively commented by
the media, he shared his experience in successful stabilization and
integration policies, in particularly in implementing fast economic
growth policies in Poland. Director of TIGER supported strongly the
plans of introducing a common regional currency in all ECOWAS
region by 2014.
group of deputies after the address to the Parliament
February 9, 2005
During a working visit to West Africa, with the series of lectures and
consultations, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has met in Conakry with
Prime Minister of Guinea, Mr. Cellou Dalein Diallo. The discussion
touched upon the conditions of sustainable development and perspectives
of introducing common currency for 15 countries of ECOWAS
(The Economic Community of West African States), inhabited by a quarter
of billion people. At present, in 8 of these countries, i.e., Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo, as well as in Cameroon which is not the member
of ECOWAS, the common West African franc, or CFA, pegged to the euro,
is in circulation. 6 other countries, including Guinea, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, are working on
introduction of their own currency (at the earliest, yet unlikely, in
2007). In 2014, at the basis of these two currencies, the common
currency ought to be launched for 14 ECOWAS states (and Cameroon). Cape Verde is not yet taking a
part in the project.
Professor Kolodko, while in
Conakry, has met also with the wife of President of the Republic of
Guinea, Madame Conté - Kadiatou Seth Camara. The main subject of the
conversation was social development and policy attacking the poverty.
Kadiatou Seth Camara - Madame Conté.
February 3, 2005
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz participated in the discussion meeting on "The
Regional Policy within the New Financial Frameworks for 2007-2013",
which took place in the Department of Regional Policy of the
European Commission in Brussels.
Andrzej Kosnikowski, Assistant to the Commissioner Danuta Hübner,
at the the European Commission Headquarter in Brussels
"Wid szoku do terapii. Ekonomika i politika transformacii" (pp. 564) -
this is the title of the book just published by the press of
Niezależnij Kulturologicznyj Żurnal "I" (Independent Culture Journal
"I") in Lvov, Ukraine, right on the eve of the crucial phase of the
presidential election. The book is the subsequent translation of
Professor Kolodko's major work "From
Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation"
(Oxford University Press 2000)
The book "Globalization and Social Stress", edited by Anna
Grzymala-Busse and Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been published by
Yale Center for International and Area Studies (YCIAS). This
book contains 11 papers, created as an output of research program
conducted jointly by TIGER and YCIAS, with results presented during the
conference with the same title.
of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre has
announced publication of three books edited by research assistant in
TIGER- Andrzej Bolesta. More information about all three books you may
find at www.rsc.ox.ac.uk
by clicking on "Publications" and "Recent Releases".
January 31 - February
Discussions dealing with various
implications of globalization for economic development should not stop
at the international conferences held in fancy hotels or limit only to
the debates at the universities auditoria. It is imperative also to
talk and get the message from the ordinary people - living far away
from academia and politics - on the life of which the processes of
liberalization, opening up and integration do have significant impact.
On the occasion of his recent visit to Africa the TIGER's Director has
visited not only Senegal and Guinea, but also Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau and The Gambia. During the summer of
2004 Professor Kolodko had traveled by the local means of transport
through another seven West African countries: Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Niger. This creates indeed a great
opportunity of a true contact with the local communities and helps in
deeper understanding of the real development challenges at the grass
The Director of TIGER, at the invitation of the World
Bank, participated in the ABCDE
- the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics. This year ABCDE
was focused on the topic of "Growth and Integration" and took place in
Senegal's capital, Dakar. ABCDE is one of the world's best known series
of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge
26, 2005, 3:30 p.m.
At the invitation of the West African Research Center
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented in Dakar, Senegal a lecture on
"Post-Communist Transition and the European Union Enlargement". WARC is
the overseas research center for The West African Research Association
With Professor Ousmane Sene (in
the middle), Director of WARC
January 24-26, 2005
Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko has participated in the
Sixth Annual Global Development Conference of themGlobal
Network (GDN) on "Developing
and Developed Worlds: Mutual Impact". The conference took
place in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The
TIGER's Director had acted as the panelist in session on "Political
Constraints and Opportunities in Transition Economies". The paper
presented to the conference on "Institutions, Policies and Growth" is
Additionally, he has contributed to the session on "International
Financial Reform". While in Dakar,
Professor Kolodko met also with Mr. Abdoulaye DIOP, the Minister of
Finance of Senegal, with whom he has discussed the perspectives and
determinants of the common currency for the entire integration grouping
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz was a participant in the international
workshops on: "Dimensions of national innovation systems", organized by
The German Economy Study Centre in Warsaw School of Economics and TuTech
Innovation Institute in Hamburg.