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December 2008
At the ranking list of the reader's hits of the internet bookstore Merlin the last book on "Wedrujacy swiat" ("World on the Move") by Professor Kolodko has been placed. Among the 50 bestsellers of the last month (the book has sold just in October as many as 3,270 copies) it's been one out of three works of social sciences and business books, which compete bravely with popular books, novels and the literature for the youngest generation. Yet all of them have been left beyond by the unmatched leader entitled "I Can't Get Slimmer. Revelation French Diet for Losing Weight". But Professor has managed it too!

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December 2008
Professor Kolodko's book "Wędrujący świat" ("World on the Move") drives continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.wedrujacyswiat.pl. Between April and October there had been as many as 23,231 visits from 51 countries. In October only the NAVIGATOR was visited 6,099 times and the guest were from 32 countries. It's worth to mention that in the last month the dozen or so tables, charts and maps found there have been updated - as promised by the author - and this dynamic statistical appendix, which - together with the blog www.wedrujacyswiat.pl/blog/ - is the core of NAVIGATOR now presents the most recent information.

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December 2008
Next, already 19th publication in the Distinguished Lecture Series, has been published. Publication presents the lecture which was delivered by prof. Shyam Sunder from Yale University. Prof. Sunder, who was our guest in March 2008, presented lecture titled: "Better Corporate Governance: What, Why and How?"

August - December, 2008
Assistant Professor at TIGER - Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn - until December conducts podtdoctoral research at the Berkeley University as part of the Postdoctoral Visting Scholar Programme 2008/2009 of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development of Berkeley University. Dr. Runiewicz-Wardyn explores the factors that are affecting growth and competitiveness in the EU and US regions.

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December 30, 4:00 p.m.
"Wither the World, Wither Poland" – this is the title of the last Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko public lecture in 2008. The event takes place in the heart of Polish Tatra Mountans, in Zakopane, in the hall of City House, 13, Kosciuszko Street. All skier and snowboarders are welcome!

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December 27, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
The "Witkacy Two" Bookstore in Zakopane (29, Krupowki Street) hosts the author of "World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat"), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The author answers the questions from the floor as well as signs his most recent book.

December 4-19, 2008
And one more chance to see "The World As It Is...", an exhibition of the photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This time the pictures are presented for half a month at the Gallery of Rzeszow City. The opening of exhibition, with the presence of the author, takes place on Thursday, December 4th, at 6:00 p.m., 9, 3th May St. Welcome!  

December 19, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
"How the 'World on the Move" Can Get Out form Economic Crisis" - this is the title of Professor Kolodko's keynote speech at the IIIrd Congress of The Financial Claims Management. The topic of the Congress is 'The Relations between the Banks and Business at the Era of Crisis". The Event takes lace in Confernce & Congress Center, Senat Hall, 9, Bobrowiecka St., in Warsaw.

December 18, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
The "Under Lizards" Club invites for the discussion within "Political Lounge" series on "Wither the World?" with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The meeting takes place at the premises of the Club in Krakow, 8, Rynek Glowny Street.

December 18, 2008, 2:30 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Antoni Tajdus, Rector of AGH - University of Science and Technology, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World?". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Krakow, 30, Mickiewicza Avenue.

December 18, 2008, 1:15 p.m.
During his short, working visit to Krakow, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko signs his book "World on the Move" in Central Academic Bookstore, 6, Podwale Street.

December 17, 2008
Financial Times published an op-ed authored by Marcin Piatkowski, Assistant Professor at TIGER, on "Time to loosen the criteria for joining the euro"

December 17, 2008, 2:30 p.m.
The TIGER's seminar series in 2008 is concluded with a debate on one of the largest and most important economic meetings in our part of the world. "The Krynica Economic Forum - How It Is Managed?" - this is a title of the seminar with Dr. Zygmunt Berdychowski, the Chairman of the Forum's Programme Council and the founder of these significant events. In the recent Forum, in September, participated over 1,700 people from about 400  countries. The seminar is hosted by TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko.
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December 15, 2008
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in Israel. At the invitation of "Globes", the Israel's leading business newspaper, the TIGER's Director is a keynote speaker at the INSEAD alumni session and participate in the following panel during the Israel Business Conference 2008. Professor Kolodko speaks on the global economy prospects in the aftermath of financial crisis and the business implications of transformation in East Central Europe as well as about the investment opportunities in the region, especially in Poland. The conference takes place in David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv.

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December 11, 2008, 2:00 p.m., Aula Glowna
Bielsko - Biala School of Finance and Banking cordially invites for the Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's, Director of TIGER Research Center, lecture on "Wither the World Economy?". The event takes place at the premises of the School of Finance and Banking in Bielsko-Biala, 5, Tanskiego Street.

December 11, 2008, 11:00 a.m.
University of Bielsko-Biala cordially invites for the Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's, Director of TIGER Research Center, lecture on "The World on the Move ('Wędrujący świat')". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Bielsko-Biala, 2, Willowa Street.

December 9-11, 2008
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn participated in the workshop for the instructors  of "Microeconomics of Competitiveness" (MoC) course, initiated by Prof. Micheal Porter,  Director of The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness of Harvard Business School. Currently there are 84 affiliate universities in the MOC network. Kozminski University is planning to start the course in October 2009.

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December 10, 2008, 4:00 p.m. room D 304
Within Kozminski Interdisciplinary Seminar Series Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz will present results of his research on "Income inequalities in post-socialist countries - mechanism and world tendencies". As a discussant was invited Prof. Hanna Kuzinska from Department of Finance at the Leon Kozminski University.

December 10, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
The Boleslaw Prus Main Academic Bookstore in Warsaw (7, Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street) hosts the author of "World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat"), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The author answers the questions from the floor as well as signs his most recent book.

December 8-9, 2008
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the international conference on "Migration, Labour Market and Economic Growth in Europe after Enlargment" which is organized by National Bank of Poland. Dr Tomkiewicz will present paper titled "Migration and Income Inequalities both within and etween "Old" and "New" EU Members"
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December 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the Left Intelligence Club Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World and Poland?". The event takes place in "Lowicka Center" in Warsaw, 21, Lowicka Street.

December 5, 2008, 14:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Sanok Culture Center Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World?". The event takes place in Sanok, 24, Mickiewicza Street.

December 5, 2008, 12:30 p.m.
"Quo Vadis" Bookstore in Sanok (9, Jagiellonska Street) hosts the author of "World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat"), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The author answers the questions from the floor as well as signs his most recent book.

December 5, 2008, 10:00 a.m., Building F, Aula
Wojciech Blecharczyk, Mayor of the City of Sanok, and Higher Vocational School in Sanok cordially invite for the Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's lecture on "World on the Move" ("Wedrujący swiat").

December 4, 2008, 3:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again pays visit to Rzeszow - this time at the invitation of Regional Subsidiary of the Polish Economic Society. The TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World?".

December 4, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
At the invitation of students and teachers of the Maria Curie-Sklodowska Economic School Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Rzeszow with a lecture and seminar entitled "Wither the World Economy Is Wandering?"

December 2, 2008 5:15 p.m.
The 6th conference of the Polish Pharmacoeconomic Society starts its proceedings with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's lecture on "Wither the World?".

November 13-30, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs, "The world as it is...", goes to Olsztyn, where over two hundred photos taken all over the world is exposed by the Municipal Culture Centre of Olsztyn. The opening of the exhibition, with the participation of author, takes place on Thursday, November 13th, at 5:00 p.m.

November 29, 2008, 1:30 p.m.
The Accountants Association in Poland and Sage Symfonia cordially invite for the Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's, Director of TIGER Research Center, lecture on "Crisis and the World of the Future". The event, within the "Accountant of the Year 2008" ceremony, takes place in hotel Intercontinental in Warsaw, 49 Emilia Plater St., IIIrd floor, joint Verdi + Puccini + Mozart halls.

November 27, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
The PWN Bookstore in Lodz (13, Wieckowskiego Street) hosts the author of "World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat"), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The author answers the questions from the floor as well as signs his most recent book.

November 27, 2008, 2:00 p.m., building A
At the invitation of the National University of Film, Television and Theater in the name of L. Schiller Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "World on the Move". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Lodz, 61/63, Targowa Street.

November 27, 2008, 10:00 a.m., room 31
At the invitation of Professor Antoni Wierzbinski, Rector of Lodz University of Music, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World?". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Lodz, 32, Gdanska Street.

November 26, 2008
In the European Commission in Brussels takes place final conference of the project on "Inequalities: mechanisms, effects and policies". TIGER is one of research institutions which participate in the realization of the project. TIGER will be represented in Brussels by Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz.

November 24, 2008, 5:00 p.m., Stara Aula
At the invitation of University of Warsaw Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World?". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Warsaw, 26/28, Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street.

November 24, 2008, 11:40
At the invitation of International Students Organization for Sustainable Economics and Management 'OIKOS' of Warsaw School of Economics Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "What is this World like? What will it be?". The event takes place at the premises of the 21st Hugo Kollataj High School in Warsaw, 93, Grójecka Street.

November 22, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Amicus Europae Foundation's Young Leaders Academy, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World?". The event takes place in Warsaw, 8/5, Przyjaciol Avenue.

November 20, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) is hosting the Economics Publishers Fair (on 20th-21st of November). At the stand of the Proszynski Publisher Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko signs his newest book "Wędrujący świat" ("Wandering World"). This is just great opportunity to collect the book with a personal dedication and original signature of the author! You're welcome to join!  

November 19, 2008, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites your for the monthly TIGER seminar. This time we host Mr. Maciej Lesny, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the BRE Bank SA, who talks on "The Supervisory Boards in Leading Financial Institutions. Performance and Threats".
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November 18, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
The Warsaw mega-bookstore EMPiK (at the corner of Jerozolimskie Avenue and Nowy Swiat) invites for the meeting with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the author of bestselling book "Wedrujacy swiat" ("World on the Move"). The gathering is moderated by Mr. Jacek Zakowski, editor of "Polityka" weekly. It's just one more occasion to get the book with the author's signature. You're welcome!
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November 15, 2008, 9:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a six-hours lecture to the students of Executive Master of Business Administration at the Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The subject of the lecture is "World on the Move. The Implications and Threats for Development of the Global Economy".

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November 14, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Polish Chamber of Ecology Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "The World on the Move - Growth Boundaries". The event takes place in Regional Forest Ecological Education Center "Lesnik" in Ustron - Jaroszowiec, 7, Turystyczna Street.

November 13, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
The Bookstore of Polish Library in Olsztyn (2/3, Jan Pawel II Sq.) hosts in its Literature Café the author of "World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat"), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The event takes a form of an interview. The author answers also the questions from the floor as well as signs his most recent book.

November 13, 2008, 10:30 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again pays visit to Olsztyn - this time at the invitation of Olsztyn School of Computer Science and Economics. The TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World?".

November 11, 2008
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the Conference on the "Economic and Social Development in the Central and East European Countries" organized by EU Democrats and PRESOM Group. EU Democrats (EUD) is an alliance of parties, movements and political organizations operating as a transnational party at a European level, and incorporating members from both the centre-left and the centre-right. PRESOM - Privatization and the European Social Model is a Coordination Action (CA) - is funded within the 6th Framework  Program of the EU under Priority 7 Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge-Based Society. Professor Kolodko contributes a paper on "A Two-thirds of Success. Poland's Post-Communist Transformation 1989-2008". The event takes place in Brussels, in the European Parliament.
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November 9, 2008, 11:00 a.m.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the Congress of Polish People Party (PSL). TIGER's Director has accepted the invitation and speaks as the special guest during the Warsaw congress of the party on the determinants and prospects of long-term sustainable development of Poland. He addresses also the implications of financial crisis and ecological issues of the contemporary world. Professor Kolodko was Deputy Prime Minister for Economy and Minister of Finance in 1994-97 and 2002-03 in four governments, in which the PSL - now the partner within the coalition government with the Civic Platform (PO) - was a coalition member. The head of the first of these governments was Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak, the President of PSL and currently the Deputy Prime Minister for Economy in the PO-PSL government.
"Congress without Prime Minister Tusk, but with Professor Kolodko" (in Polish)

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November 8-9, 2008
Student scientific club Little TIGERs, which operates under supervision of TIGER research center, organizes conference which will try to answer the question: What is the Future of Global Economy?. To answer the question students will get help from Prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko, Director of TIGER, Dr Jastrząb - historian from Kozminski University and Dr Marcin Piatkowski from TIGER.

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November 5, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited by H.E. Lech Kaczynski, the President of Poland. During the meeting Professor Kolodko argued on the implications and perspectives of introduction of the common European Union currency, the euro, in Poland. The TIGER Director has convinced the President that in the long-run Polish economy and society will gain a lot from this convergence. However, he has emphasized that the convergence must happen at the proper exchange rate, which will secure the competitiveness of Polish industries and sustained economic growth. According to Professor Kolodko's, the proper exchange rate should be close to 4 zloties per euro. He believes that the convergence is still feasible in 2012, yet much more important is to get there with the proper exchange rate and the date should be coming out from solving this issue. After the meeting, which's got a tremendous publicity, the Chancery have organized in the Palace a press briefing with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, which has been broadcasted live by major TV networks.   

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October 2008
"Looking into the Future " ("Patrząc w przyszłość") this is the title of paper published by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in bi-monthly "Ekonomista", 2008, No. 4, p. 555-560.
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June-October 2008
The newest work by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko "Wędrujący świat" ("World on the Move") has made into the top of ranking list-the readers' hits of daily "Rzeczpospolita". What's more, as for the 13 greatest bestsellers ("the most eagerly bought economic books during last half a year", according to the paper claim), Professor Kolodko appears to be the one and only Polish author... At last something comes out from Poland and is not just imported into the country! On this occasion, Aleksandra Fandrejewska, the author of book review published in the newspaper, says: "This is a tale of both science and literature... extremely interesting reading... Grzegorz Kolodko has successfully shown how complicated are the links between various features and places and how seldom we do think about it." ("Rzeczpospolita", June 16th, 2008, p.B8).

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September 28, 2008
30th Warsaw Marathon is done! It's been also a jubilee for TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who run 30 marathons during last seven years. This time in 4 hours 37 minutes and 57 seconds. It is already the fourth marathon this year and should be enough until the year-end...

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October 29, 2008, 3:20 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again visits the Warsaw School of Economics with a lecture for the students of Senior's University, UTW. The subject of his lecture is "Wither the World Economy?" The event takes place in aula A, building A, 24, Rakowiecka St.

October 28, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
There has been an interesting super-debate on the role of state in contemporary economy. "How Much of the Government?" - this is the topic of the discussion between two renowned scholars representing quite different perspectives. Dr. David D. Friedman is a professor of law at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university in Santa Clara, California. According to Wikipedia, "In his 1973 book "The Machinery of Freedom" Friedman developed a form of anarcho-capitalism where all goods and services including law itself can be produced by the free market." Professor Friedman is the son of the Nobel Prize Winner, Milton Friedman. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, former (1994-97 and 2002-03) deputy premier and finance minister of Poland, is the author of numerous research papers and books published in 24 languages in over 40 countries. In his recent bestseller "World on the Move" ("Wedrujący swiat") he has developed an un orthodox coincidence theory of economic development and presents a New Pragmatism, a social and economic policy option alternative to both, populism and failing neoliberalism. The event takes place in the Aula of Kozminski University in Warsaw, 59, Jagiellonska St. You are welcome to join the debate!

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October 3-27, 2008
The exhibition of photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, called "The world as it is...", moves to Lodz and will be exposed here, at the gallery PATIO - Centrum Sztuki of the College of Humanities and Economics, until October 27th. Welcome!

October 25, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
With Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's lectures on "World on the Move. The Chances and Threats of Long-term Development" starts the classes at the Postgraduate Studies on The Firms Value at Warsaw School of Economics.

October 23, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a special lecture at the ceremony inaugurating the new academic year 2008/09 at the Malopolska College in Brzesko. The subject of the lecture is "World on the Move. The Chances and Challenges to Long-term development"

October 22, 2008, godz. 16:00, sala B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the TIGER seminar series. Our guest is Dr. Pawel Wojciechowski, the CEO, Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency S.A., who speaks on "Investment Attractiveness of Poland and the Factors which Influence it. Role of Tax Policy".
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October 20, 2008, 16:30
At the invitation of the Pomeranian Club of Contemporary Political Thought Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers a public lecture on "Whither the World? Whither Poland" and afterward leads a discussion as well as signs his book on "The World on the Move" ('Wedrujacy swiat'). The event takes place at the IMP auditorium of Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdansk-Wrzeszcz, 14 Fiszer St. (next to the Gdansk Technical University).

October 20, 2008, 12:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again pays visit to Gdansk. This time he meets the students and faculty of Gdansk School of Banking (12, Zabi Kruk St.) and presents his new book on "The World on the Move" ('Wedrujacy swiat').

October 18, 2008
Under suggestive headline - "Direct Truth" - weekly "Przeglad" publishes an extensive interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. In the interview the TIGER Director answers over dozen challenging questions asked by editor, Mr. Andrzej Dryszel, on the stance of world economy, financial crisis and the ways to overcome it, the future prospects and on the bestseller "Wedrujacy swiat" ("World on the Move").  

October 18, 2008, 11:00 a.m.
The Kwidzyn School of Management cordially invites for the matriculation ceremony of the new academic year 2008/09 at which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER Research Center, presents the inaugural lecture on "The World on the Move ('Wędrujący świat')".

October 14, 2008, 11:00, a.m.
"Wither the World, Wither Poland?" - this is the title of discussion about Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko bestseller "World on the Move" ("Wedrujący swiat"), which is organized by the Federation of Young Social Democrats jointly with the Higher Vocational School and the Malopolska Economic College in Tarnow.

October 13, 2008, 6:15 p.m.
Professor Andrzej Bialas and the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences organize the session on "World on the Move. A debate on the book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko 'Wedrujacy swiat'". This is indeed not so often occurring interdisciplinary possibility to listen to and discussed with the distinguished group of knowledgeable persons about the fundamental problems and perspectives of the world economy, mankind and civilization. The meeting takes place at the premises of the Academy in Krakow, 17, Slawkowska Street.

October 13, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Michal Sliwa, the Rector of Pedagogical University in Krakow (Podchorążych 2 St.), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Understanding the World, or Whiter the Man and Economy?"

October 11, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
1st Maria Sklodowska-Curie High School in Tczew, of which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is a graduate, celebrates its 60th anniversary. On this occasion, during the specials ceremonies, the author of "The World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat") meets with the students and professor of his former school.

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October 10, 2008
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the International Conference on "Apparent Antithesis: Globalisation and Local Development". At the conference, organized by the Economics Department of the University of Trento, he presents a paper entitled "20 Years of Poland's Great Transformation and the Lessons to Be Learnt". The conference is organized by the School on Local Development of the University of Trento.

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October 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
This is it! The most important debate during the XV years of Kozminski University! Professor Andrzej K. Kozmiński, Rector of Kozminski University invites to the interdisciplinary seminar on "Wither the World? Debate on Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's book on "The World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat")". In discussion take a part professors: Janusz Czapinski, psychologist, Warsaw University, Witold M. Orlowski, economist, NOBE - Independent Center for Economic Research and School of Business of the Warsaw Technological University, Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski, sociologist, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Krzysztof Zamorski, historian, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Your are very welcome to join the debate! The seminar takes place in aula of Kozminski University, Jagiellonska 59 St.

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October 8, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
The Reason of State Club, Poland-East Cooperation Association, and the Union of Graduates of Overseas Universities invite for the discussion on "World on the Move" with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The meeting takes place in "Dom Przyjaźni", room 109, Warsaw, Marszalkowska 115 St. (entry from Przechodnia St.).

October 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Stefan Forlicz, Rector of Wroclaw School of Banking, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "The World on the Move ('Wędrujący świat')". The event takes place at the premises of Faculty of Wroclaw School of Banking in Opole.

October 4, 2008, 9:20 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a special lecture on "World on the Move. The Perspectives of Long-term Development" at the inaugural ceremony at the ALMAMER - Economic College in Warsaw. The event takes place in Teatr Polski, 2, Karasia St.

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July-September 2008
Our site www.wedrujacyswiat.pl, linked to the newest book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko "World on the Move" ("Wedrujacy swiat"), during second quarter of 2008 has been visited by 11.205 guests form 40 countries and 247 Polish cities.

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September 29, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
Kozminski University celebrates the XVth anniversary! Congratulations! The more extraordianry is the ceremony of openning the new, 2008/09 academic year. Yor'e welcome to join us!

September 25-26, 2008
At the conference on "Social Inequalities and Economic Growth. The Institutional Aspects", traditionally organized by Professor Michal Gabriel Wozniak, the Chair of Economics at Rzeszow University, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a paper on "Inequalities and Socio-Economic Development. The Values, Institutions and Policies".
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September 19-20, 2008
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the international conference on income and wealth inequality issues. The meeting, under the title "Inequality in the West and in the World: Evidence and Mechanisms", is organized by the Department of Economics of University of Rome 'La Sapienza', and the TIGER Director speaks in the final roundtable debate looking for an answer to the question: "Is inequality in advanced countries and all over the world the same phenomenon?"
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September 11, 2008, 9:00 a.m.
On September 10-13 the 18th Economic Forum on "European Dilemmas: Central Europe - an Active Partner or a Passive Spectator?" takes place in Krynica-Zdroj. In the main panel on the stance and perspectives of the world economy, together with Professor Edmund Phelps, the Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences in 2006, features Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. You're welcome to join this paramount debate!

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September 10, 2008, 4:15 p.m.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko will take part in a panel on "EU Enlargement - Almost 5 Years Later", which will be moderated by Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Chief Economist of PKO BP and Assistant Professor at TIGER. The panel aims to discuss how the economy of the European Union has changed after the enlargement. Has old and new Europe become more competitive? What has gone well and what has gone wrong? What still needs to be done? Should EU enlargement continue and why? Aside from Prof. Kolodko, there will be three other panelists: Dr. Christoph Rosenberg, IMF Senior Representative for Central and Eastern Europe, Dr. Thomas Laursen, Lead Economist for Central Europe and Baltic States, World Bank, and Dr. Ihor Mitiukov, Head of Morgan Stanley Ukraine, former Minister of Finance of Ukraine (1997-2001).

September 10, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
"The world as it is...", the opening night of photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes place at the Gallery of Malopolska Agency of Art Exhibitions in Krynica-Zdroj, 19, Pilsudskiego Str. The pictures can be seen between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. until September 26th.

July 15 - August 31, 2008
And again the time to wander has come. This time Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko goes for a lonely travel to South America and the Carribean - from the mountains of Columbia and Orinoco river on Venezuela through the islands of Trinidad and Tobago to the rain forest of Guyana and Suriname. We are looking to hear about the trip. And to see the pictures!

Ameryka Pol

July 2008
The paper on "Why Is This Financial Crisis Occurring? How to Respond to It?", written by Daniel Daianu and Laurian Lungu, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 113).

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June 1 - July 4, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs, "The world as it is...", goes to the other end of Poland, from Szczecin to Krakow. The exhibition in the Old Town is hosted by the Krakow Region Public Library (2, Rajska Street). The opening ceremony, with the participation of TIGER Director, takes place on Sunday, June 1st, at 5:00 p.m.

June 2008
The paper on "Structural Change without Trust: Reform Cycles in Hungary and Slovakia", written byDóra Győrffy, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 112).

twp

April 7 - June 28, 2008
And this is the real marathon! In just about two months over 70 special lectures in 25 cities, at all Polish universities, not only the economic ones, and at major technical universities and some other colleges! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko makes his Tour de Pologne - a series of author's meetings promoting his fascinating new book on "World on the Move". On this map you may find the exact information where and when you can meet the TIGER Director and ask him the questions about the world economy and our future. For sure he'll be happy to answer all of the them. YOUR ARE WELCOME!

WS okladka

June 28, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates  in the graduation ceremony of the Kozminski School of Business MBA Programme. LKAEM was the pioneer in introducing the MBA qualification to Poland.

June 27, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Everything comes to an end, so does the current academic year. At the graduation ceremony off the Law Department of Kozminski School of Business Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "World on the Move". The 2008 graduates receive not just their well deserved diploma, but also the newest book by Director of TIGER with his personal dedication and signature!

June 21-22, 2008
It's been already the third marathon this year (to be precise, during last four months) done by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This time he run a distance of 26,2 miles at the III Midsummer Night Marathon in Gdynia in 4 hours 29 minutes and 35 seconds.

Wider

June 20, 2008, 12:00 p.m.           
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates  in the graduation ceremony of the Kozminski School of Business Academy of Management. This is just great opportunity to collect the newest book by Director of TIGER with a personal dedication and original signature of the author!

Wider

June 16-18, 2008
Assistant profesor from TIGER - dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, takes part in the seminar on "Social and Political Dimensions of Inequality". Seminar is organized by UNRISD - United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.

Wider

June 13-14, 2008
The World Institute for Development Economics Research, working within the framework of United Nations University, organizes international conference on "Country Role Models for Development Success". The TIGER Director has been invited to Helsinki to contribute a paper on the lessons from Poland's transformation for developing economies. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been associated with WIDER in different capacities since 1988 and has published through WIDER five research papers and a chapter under the title "Institutions, Policies and Economic Development" in a recent book on "Advancing Development. Core Themes in Global Economics". WIDER had hosted him as Distinguished Sasakawa Chair and Research Professor in Development Policy in 1997-98. During that period of time the major book on "From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation" was drafted and later, in 2000, published by the Oxford University Press, and, subsequently, in five other languages.

Wider

June 11, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the TIGER seminar, in which Professor Ping Chen, from China Center for Economic Research at the Peking University, presents a lecture on "Economic Policy in China".

June 5-11, 2008
TIGER Research Center hosts Professor Ping Chen form China Center for Economic Research at the Peking University. Professor Chen conducts a series of consultations on the issues of Polish transition from a planned to a market economy and presents a lecture on "Economic Policy in China".

June 2-3, 2008
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the international conference on "Poland's Long-term Perspectives". First Warimpex Business Summit takes place in Krakow, w Hotelu Andel's, Pawia St. 3. The TIGER Director presents his views on the conditions and perspectives of long-term socio-economic development in Poland on the first day of meetiong, during the panel on "General and Macroeconomic Considerations" (3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.).
The conference agenda

May 2008
Rusian journal "Ekonomicheskaya Politika", No. 2/2008, p. 75-88, has published Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's paper on "Uspiekh na dvye trety. Sistemnaya transformaciya w Polshe y urokhy na budushche" ("Success in Two Third. Poland's Systemic Transformation and Lessons for the Future").
Article (in Russian)

May 2008
Professor Justin Yifu Lin, Director of China Center for Economic Research at Peking University, a member of TIGER Scientific Board, becomes the new Vicepresident for Development and Chief Economist of the World Bank. Professor Lin since several years has co-operated with TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, on the issues of systemic transformation and economic development, and has visited us recently in December 2004 with the lecture on "Lessons of China's Transition from a Planned Economy to a Market Economy", presented within our series of Distinguished Lectures.

lin

May 29, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, the President of Polish Economic Association, invites for the next meeting within the series of THURSDAYS AT THE ECONOMISTS HOUSE. Its XVIIth Session is devoted to the debate on the newest book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "The World on the Move" ("Wedrujacy swiat"). You are welcome to join the discussion which opens with speech by the author.

May 28, 2008, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the TIGER seminar, in which Mr. Ciro Eduardo Ferreira, the intern from Brazil visiting TIGER during current semester, presents a lecture on "Russia's Accession to the World Trade Organization".
Abstract
CV

Ciro

May 12 - 28, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs, "The world as it is...", goes to Szczecin, where over two hundred photos taken all over the world is exposed by the Agency of Art Exhibitions in the Swietoborzycow Hall of the Pomeranian Dukes' Castle. The opening of the exhibition, with the participation of author, takes place on Monday, May 12th, at 5:00 p.m.

May 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
In the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw the 53rd International Books Fair takes place (on 15th-18th of May). At the stand of the Proszynski Publisher Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko signs his newest book "Wędrujący świat" ("Wandering World"). This is just great opportunity to collect the book with a personal dedication and original signature of the author! You're welcome to join!

WS okladka

May 16, 12:00 p.m.
The great road show of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko goes on! The lecture on "Understanding the World" at the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in Warsaw  (Dewajtis St. 5, John Paul II Auditorium) is already the 50th event taking place during last 6 weeks with the participation of the author of bestselling book "World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat"). Over 8 thousand people have participated in the meetings organized thus far. And ahead there is still another 20 lectures, discussions and events to which all of you are welcome!  

Wider

With Father Professor Ryszard Rumianek - the Rector of UKSW

May 14, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, the Rector of Kozminski Business School, and Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Direcor of TIGER, cordially invite for the TIGER & WSPiZ Distinguished Lectures, already the 20th event in our special series. This time we have the honor to host Professor Robert J. Aumann from the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Aumann has been awarded - jointly with Professor Thomas C. Schelling - with the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2005 for "having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis". The subject of the Nobel Laureate Distinguished Lecture is "Game Engineering".
Professor R. J. Aumann's autobiography
Nobel Award Lecture

Diploma

May 8, 2008
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn participated in a meeting with Professor Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Former President of Latvia, who is currently a Visiting Fellow at Institute of Politics at Harvard University. The discussion concerned "The road from the USRR to EU and NATO Membership: Latvia`s Success Story".

Runiewicz

April 23 - May 7, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs, "The world as it is...", one may see at the PBG SA Gallery in Poznan. The opening of the exhibition, with the participation of author, takes place on Wednesday, April 23rd, at 6:00 p.m. The exhibition is organized with the assistance of the events managing agency INTEGRA.

April 2008
The paper on "China's Urban Unemployment Challenge", written by Wei Ge, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 111).

twp

April 7 - 21, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs - "The world as it is..." - goes to Poznan. 230 pictures by the TIGER Director is exposed by the 2piR Gallery at the School of Humanities and Journalism. The opening of the exhibition, with the participation of author, takes place on Monday, April 7th, at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition is organized with the assistance of the events managing agency INTEGRA. It's worth to mention that the Agency is quite efficient!

April 13, 2008
Victoriaaaa!!! 28th marathon is done! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has finished the 35 Debno Marathon. Wonderful route, beautiful weather, perfect organization and 4 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds.

WS okladka

April 1, 2008
"El Watan", the largest independent Algerian daily, has published interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, in which the TIGER director answers the questions about Polish successful transformation and required changes in the Algerian economy. During recent days several Algerian newspapers (e.g., "Le Courrier", "L'Expression", "Liberte", and Arabic language "El Khabar") have publish comments about his suggestions for further structural reforms and development policies.
Interview (in French)

algieria

March 30, 2008
During his visit to Algier, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has met with Mr. Karim Djoudi, the Minister of Finance of Algeria. The subjects of their talk were the lessons from Polish transformation for other emerging markets. While discussing the conditions and prospects for further development of Algerian economy, they exchanged the opinions on reforms needed for structural diversification of Algerian economy, too much depended on exploration and export of oil and natural gas.

Algieria 

March 27 - April 1, 2008
At the invitation of Mr. Karim Mahmoudi, the President of Confédération des Cadres de la Finance et de la Comptabilité, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a working visit to Algieria. The main purpose of the visit is a series of consultations on structural reforms, institutional building, and economic development with the ministers and experts of Algerian government as well as participation in a special seminar during which the TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Les politiques de transitions I'économie de marché: expérience polonaise".

Algieria

March 2008
"Polska z globalizacją w tle. Instytucjonalne i polityczne aspekty rozwoju gospodarczego" ("Poland with Globalization in the Background") - this is the title of new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The monograph (213 pages) is published by TNOiK - Association of Organization and Management, Torun. The work on the book has been carried within the framework of research project "Rozwój i zastój gospodarczy w warunkach globalizacji i transformacji. Aspekty instytucjonalne i polityczne" ("Economic Development and Stagnation under the Conditions of Globalization and Transformation. The Institutional and Political Aspects"), which has been financed by the Ministry of Science grant No. 1 H02C 033 30.
Contents (in Polish)
Reviews
Buy through Internet

PzGwT_Okladka

February 25 - March 29, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs - "The world as it is..." - goes to Wroclaw. Over 200 pictures by the TIGER Director is exposed by the Lower Silesia Center for Photography (Dolnośląskie Centrum Fotografii - Domek Romański). The Gallery of Culture and Art (Galeria Ośrodka Kultury i Sztuki) in Wroclaw (Pl. bpa Nankiera 8) invites! The opening of the exhibition, with the participation of author, takes place on Monday, February 25th, at 5:00 p.m.

March 28, 2008, 1:00 p.m., room B17
Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, Rector of the Kozminski Business School, oraz Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGERa, jointly with the Center of Corporate Governance Research kindly invite for a lecture by Professor Shyama Sundera from Yale University on "Better Corporate Governance: What, Why and How?". The lecture is presented within our cycle of "Distinguished Lecture Series".
CV

March 19-25, 2008
As in previous year,
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented in Moscow a 20-hours cycle of lectures for the students of the Moscow School of Economics at the Lomonosov State University. This time the course addressed the issue of sustainable development at the era of globalization. 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, pp. 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, pp. 86, "Ot szoka k terapii. Politiczeskaja ekonomija postsocjalisteczeskich prieobrazowanij", ZAO Zurnal Expert, Moscow 2000, pp. 392 and " Globalizacja i perspektiwy razvitia post-socjalisticzeskich stran, Jewropejskij Gumanitarnij Uniwersitet", Minsk 2002, pp. 200. Additionally, some research papers have been also published in the leading Russian scientific periodicals, e.g., in "Voprosy Ekonomiki" and "Mir Pieremien". Dozen or so Russian language papers by Professor Kolodko are accessible at http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/artykuly.htm#in_russian.

MSE2

March 19, 2008, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for TIGER monthly seminar. This time we have the privilege to host Dr. Andrzej Dulka - CEO & Chairman of the Board of ALCATEL-LUCENT Poland. Title of public lecture and discussion - "ALCATEL and LUCENT merger on the Polish market. Implications for company's growth strategy".
Abstract
Personal profile

Dulka

March 12, 2008, 3:30 p.m.
"On the day of Saint Gregory the winter goes to the sea!" Although it's Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko name-day, weekly lecture for students at Kozminski Business School on the morning and on the evening one more meeting with the listeners of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) Senior's University, this time on "Wandering World" - about globalization, growth, ideas and policy, but also lessons from the past for closer and further future. You are welcome to join the debate!

March 11, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
As in the previous years, Kozminski Business School hosts a group of 30 students from the EADA Business School in Spain. On this occasion Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a special lecture on "Globalization and Poland's Successful Transition to Market Economy".

March 10, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Assistant Professor at TIGER, presents for students from the EADA Business School in Spain, lecture titled "Poland in the Contemporary World".

March 5, 2008, 3:30 p.m.
Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) is hosting a special cycle of lectures within its Senior's University. The Director of TIGER has also been invited to present a public lecture, this time on "Transformation of Polish Economy. Success or Failure?".

February 2008
Markaz é Tahghighat é Estrategik Publishing House in Iran has published a book (p.156) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko titled "Jahani Shodan va ham sat-h Shodan ba digaran dar Eghtesadé gozar", which means in Farsi (contemporary Persian language) "Globalization and Catching-up In Transition Economies". This is already 11th language in which this bestselling position has been published.

okl

February 2008
Wydawnictwa Akademickie i Profesjonalne has published a book entitled "Knowledge-based economy as factor of competitiveness and economic growth". The volume is edited by Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn.
Contensts

MRW

February 2008
Assistant Professor at TIGER - Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn - until August conducts research on the factors of regional growth and competitiveness at the Center for European Studies of Harvard University in Cambridge as part of the Harvard University Postdoctoral Visting Scholar Programme 2008.

harvard

February 27, 2008, 4:00 p.m., room B5
In the new semester at the TIGER monthly seminar our first guest is Ms. Agnieszka Odorowicz - Director of the Polish Film Institute. The subject of her lecture and the following discussion, to participation in which all interested students and faculty are cordially invited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, is "The Movie and Cinema - an Art or Business?"
CV
Abstract

Agnieszka Odorowicz

February 26, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
At the premises of Poznan University of Economics takes place the session of Economic Science Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The main point on the agenda of the meeting of distingushed scholars is a debate following the lecture by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Development and Stagnation in the World Economy. The History and the Future".

February 21, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Andrzej Herman, the Dean of College of Business Administration of Warsaw School of Economics, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a public lecture on "Wandering World". The mechanism of the global economy as well as of the world society is in flux. How it has happened that world is so diversified from both, the economic and social viewpoints? What is the role of cultural determinants of development and of the meaning of the policies? And what we may expect as far as foreseeable and long-term future is concerned? These are just some of the issues to be addressed during this interesting lecture. You are welcome to join the debate (Batorego 8, room no 23).

January 24 - February 19, 2008
At the invitation of Professor Bruno Dallago, the TIGER Director visits the Universita degli Studi di Trento, Italy. While at Trento, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko continues his research on the issue of long-term development and presents to the students and faculty a series of lectures and seminars on the issues of economic growth under globalization, with special emphasize to the cultural aspects of development.

Treno

February 17, 2008
Victoria! Siracusa City Marathon (Sicily) is done! And so in just 3 hours 57 minutes and 30 seconds. This is the best result of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in over five years, since the New York Marathon in November 2002.

Siracusa

February 11, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko conducts a seminar for the Ph.D. and graduate students of the Graduate School on Local Development at the Univerista degli Studi di Trento. The topic of his lecture is "The Role of Local Government in Development Policy". The event takes place at the Faculty of Economics conference room, Via Inama 5.

Trento

February 9, 2008
The Italian daily "Trentino", in the section "Cultura & Societa" ("Culture and Society"), has published interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Globalizzazione processo positivo solo se ben governato".
Interview (in Italian)

February 7, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Department of Economics of Univerista degli Studi di Trento in Italy. To the master and Ph.D. students of the Graduate School on Local Development he presents a seminar on "Wither Globalization?". The seminar takes place at the Faculty of Economics conference room, Via Inama 5.

7lutego

January 2008
The paper on "How Not to Implement: Hungarian Pension Reforms in an Institutionalist Perspective", written by Igor Guardiancich, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 110).

twp

January 2008
Issued by the Russian Academy of Sciences monthly "Voprosy Ekonomiki" in No. 11 (November) 2007, p. 44-54, has published a scientific essay (in Russian) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Etika w biznesie, ekonomikie i politikie" ("Ethical Aspects of Business, Economics and Politics").

January 2008
The American quarterly "Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe", issued by the Nova Science, has published (2007, Vol. 22, No. 5/6, p. 621-662), the article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Markets".

January 2008
LKAEM journal "Master of Business Administration" has issued No. 6/2007 in which the article (in Polish) by Wojciech Przychodzen on "GPW w latach 1991-2007 - rozwój i jego główne czynniki" ("Warsaw Stock Exchange  in 1991-2007 - growth and its key factors") has been published (p. 38-43).

January 2008
"Ekonomista" - the leading Polish economic journal - has just issued No. 6/2007 in which the article (in Polish) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Sukces na dwie trzecie. Polska transformacja ustrojowa i lekcje na przyszłość" ("Success in Two Third. Polish Transformation and Lessons for the Future") has been published (p. 799-836).
Abstract

January 2008
"Mirovoye khoziaistvo i postsocialisticheskiye preobrazovaniya" ("The World Economy and Postsocialist Changes") - this is the title of the article (in Russian) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The paper has been published in quarterly "EPOS - Ekonomika, Predprinimatielstvo, Okruzhayushchaya Sreda" ("EPOS - Economy, Entrepreneurship and Natural Environment"), No. 4 (32)/2007, p. 94-103.

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January 20, 2008
"Filipino Panorama" - published in the Filipino language supplement to daily "Kuwait Times" - has released the interview given by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. In the article under the title "Mayroong pag-asa ang Pinoy!" TIGER Director answers questions dealing with the challenges of structural reforms and development policy as well as provides his suggestions for required institutional changes which should lead toward economy's diversification and decrease its dependency on oil.
Interview (in Filipino)

September 20, 2007 - January 20, 2008
Stanford University is leading scientific center, well known across the world. Within this outstanding American university operates Hoover Institution which conducts research on economic aspects of contemporary world. Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Assistant Professor at TIGER, realizes at Hoover Institution research project on dynamics and structure of incomes in post-socialist economies.

Tomkiewicz

January 18, 2008, 9.00 a.m.
With the participation of the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko TIGER hosts the conference on "Knowledge-based economy as factor of competitiveness and economic growth". The conference aims at offering an opportunity to present study results and discuss the role of knowledge-based economy as a main driving force of economic growth and competitiveness. The Conference will take place in Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, Aula B17.
Conference program

January 15, 2008
The Kuwait newspapers comment the visit of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko to the region of Gulf. The Press Agency KUNA has published extensive comments after the TIGER's Director lecture at the American University of Kuwait. "The Daily Star" publishes at the front page interview under the title "Globalization: a tool for restructuring, diversifying Kuwaiti Economy", while another leading paper - "Kuwait Times" - publishes the interview answering the crucial question "How can Kuwait diversify?"

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December 14, 2007 - January 18, 2008
Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, Rector of Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) invites you for the opening of the photographs exhibition "The world as it is...". This is an extraordinary event, the more so since the author of presented pictures is TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who has explored almost 130 countries! The introductory remarks have been presented by Elzbieta Dzikowska.  
Elzbieta Dzikowska on the exhibition
(in Polish)

okl

January 14, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the American University of Kuwait in Kuwait City Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents to the faculty and students of the Business & Economics Division a lecture on "Wither Globalization?"

Kuwait

January 9-14, 2008
The TIGER Director pays a working visit in the Gulf countries. During his trip to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko conducts a series of consultations within the academia and political, diplomatic and business circles on the issues of sustainable development and globalization.

Persian

January 11, 2008
"Qatar Tribune", the paper issued in English in Doha, has published interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The topics being addressed in the interview are related to the regional cooperation within the context of globalization and to the perspectives of introduction of common currency for the countries of Gulf Economic Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen).

KatarKatar2

January 11, 2008
While in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets with the students of College of Business Administration at the University of Bahrain. Their discussion touches such topics as business opportunities in emerging markets, competition policy at the era of globalization and professional business education.policy at the era of globalization and professional business education. Interestingly, that at the very same time George W. Bush, the President of USA, has paid visit to Bahrain.

Manama

January 10, 2008
Determinants and perspectives of economic development and the process of regional integration - these have been the isuess discussed by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko during his working visit to the Center for International and Regional Studies (CRIS) in Doha. CRIS is engaged in the research projects within the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, being a part of the Washington, D.C. Georgetown University. The TIGER Director has met with the Director of CRIS, Dr. Mehran Kamrava, and with a group of visiting professors.

Qatar

January 10, 2008
During his working visit to Doha, capital of Qatar, the TIGER Director meets Dr. Youssif Hussain Kamal, the Minister of Finance. The main subject of the consultations are problems of regional integration within The Gulf Cooperation Council, particularly common currency area creation perspectives in the Arabian Peninsula region (after 2010).

Doha

January 10, 2008
In Tehran "Iran News", the influential English language paper, has published on the first page the interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The interview is entitled "Iran Must Undertake Economic Reforms".

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January 8, 2008, 8:30 p.m.
"Sunrise" is a romantic name of the weekly broadcasted audition by Iranian television - IRIB. However the discussion, in which, together with Dr. Mohammadem Nahavandian, the President of the Iran Chamber of Commerce, acted TIGER's Director concerned supposedly prosaic, but weighty problems of globalization influence on economic growth. Questions posed to Professor Kolodko concerned in particular the experiences of Polish transition process and its participation in the world economic game.

IRIB

January 6-8, 2008
In Tehran the National Center for Globalization Studies (NCGS), the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines (ICCIM) and the Iranian Privatization Organization (IPO) organize an International Conference on "Globalization, Privatization and Economic Justice" with the participation of national and international experts. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to act among the keynote speakers and presents a paper on " The Great Post-Communist Change and Uncertain Future of the World". Three simultaneous workshops on "Access to Foreign Investment & Finance", "Institution Building for SMEs and the Enhancement of their Market Access" and "Privatization in Iran: Institution, Strategies and International Experiences Towards Economic Justice" are conducted as the last part of the Conference on January 8th.
List of topics

Iran

January 7, 2008
While visiting Teheran Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has met the Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran - Dr. Davoud Danesh Jafari. The main subject of the discussion were ways of reducing inflation, which stays in Iran on a high level (19 percent in 2007 according to official figures). Minister Jafari asked about the effectiveness of anti-inflation policy in 2002-03, when Professor Kolodko, as Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance of Poland, stifled inflation rate to just 0.3 percent (in the midyear 2003). Director of TIGER has also shared his observations and suggestions concerning the successful rial denomination - Iranian currency, which rate currently oscillates around 13,500 for one ECU.

Teheran

January 4, 2008
TIGER Research Center hosts a new intern, Mr. Ciro Eduardo Ferreira, a student of International Relations at University of Brasilia (Universidade de Brasília), Brazil. Mr. Ferreira is an exchange student to Warsaw University, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, Institute of International Relations, from October 2007 to June 2008. His scientific interests include Polish transition to free market economy and Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization.