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2009

October - December 2009
"20 Years of Transformation. Results, Problems, Perspectives" - this is the title of the book edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz. The volume, published (in Polish) by the Wydawnictwa Akademickie i Profesjonalne (390 pp.), has been prepared by a group of twenty scholars from dozen countries. The authors deal with the conditions, mechanisms, results and prospects of postsocialist transformation in East-Central European and Asian countries.
Contents

July - December 2009
Proszynski & Ska, the publisher of bestseller "Wedrujacy swiat" ("World on the Move"), has released special edition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's book. This is a limited edition, for the bibliophilic collectors, each volume with a different number and with the original author's signature. The book can be purchased in the Proszynski & Ska bookstore a Garazowa Street in Warsaw and in selected internet bookshops: Klub Ksiazki; Merlin; EMPiK; Albertus.

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June - December 2009
First foreign language edition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko www.tiger.edu.pl/english/onas/dyrektor.htm book on "World on the Move" www.wedrujacyswiat.pl has just been published. "Mir v dvizhenyi" "Mir v dvizhenyi" - this is the Russian title of TIGER's Director bestseller which has been released by the MAGISTR Publishing House in Moscow. The book, which counts 576 pages, has been translated by Mr. Yuriy Tchaynikov. Under way are the editions of the work in other languages.

Contents and Introduction to the Russian edition (in Russian)

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June - December 2009
Another foreign language issue of   " Wędrujący świat". , the recent book by prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko , has reached the market. This time the renowned Budapest-based publisher, Akadémiai Kiadó , has published the work in Hungarian (396 pages) under the title "Megatrendek"
Contents (in Hungarian)

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December 4-31, 2009
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs, "The world as it is...", goes to Tczew. The exhibition is hosted by the Dolna Wisla Exhibition Center (4, 30 Stycznia Street). The opening ceremony, with the participation of TIGER Director, takes place on Friday, December 4rd, at 6:00 p.m.

December 28, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
Winter! Hence, time to ski! And by the way - whoever is in Tatra mountains - is invited to join Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the meeting with the readers of the book "Wandering World". The occurrence takes place at the Zakopane Witkacy 2 bookstore, 29, Kropowki Street. WELCOME!

December 19, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to present a speech at the Program Conference of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD). The TIGER Director, as special guest, talks on the determinants and perspectives of long-term social and economic development of Poland within the context of processes of European integration and globalization. The event takes place at the Warsaw Congress and Conference Centre, 9, Borowiecka street.

December 17, 2009, 12:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again pays a visit to the Polish Chamber of Commerce, KIG. Following the spring meeting the TIGER Director has been invited by the Polish industrialist and managers to answer a series of questions on "Crisis - and what next?" The event takes place at the KIG venue in Warsaw, at 4, Trebacka Street, room 2005, 2nd floor.

December 16, 2009, godz. 14:00, room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly TIGER seminar. This time we host Dr Katarzyna Pisarska, Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy, faculty member at the Warsaw School of Economics and an assistant to the famous British historian Norman Davies. She will speak on "Report: Poland's Influence and New EU Members on EU Eastern Policy in the First Years of Membership: The View of EU Civil Servants and Diplomats".
Bio-note
Abstract


Dr Katarzyna Pisarska

December 15, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the Constitutional Tribunal. At the invitation of Mr. Bohdan Zdziennicki, the President of the Constitutional Tribunal, the TIGER Director presents his remarks on the matter of social market economy to which refers the Constitution of Poland. Article 20 of the Constitution claims: "Social market economy, based on free economic activity, private property and solidarity, dialog and cooperation of social partners is the foundation of the economic system of the Republic of Poland." On the occasion of his comments during one of the Thursdays at the Economists, the gatherings organized by the Polish Economic Association (on June 4th, 2009), Professor Kolodko has said: "...very fast after "Solidarity" had taken over the authority the ideas and practice of building the social market economy have been quit. And it's happened so despite all the rhetoric and despite later article in the Constitution of the Republic of Poland. This is a dead declaration. In practice over last dozen years there hasn't been a single case of the Constitutional Court verdict about breaking the principal law as a result of not following the imperative of social market economy, yet it's quite easy to point to both, the symptoms and the proofs of a such."

December 14, 2009, 12:00 p.m.
"Wandering World" - this is the title of the meeting of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with the students of the Adam Mickiewicz High School in Katowice.

December 12, 2009
Grzegorz W. Kołodko, will be the Academy's guest during the first convention of the 6th annual AYD programme on the 12th of December 2009. (AYD is an annual program executed by the European Academy of Diplomacy, more information can be found at www.diplomats.pl). Professor Kołodko, who has previously been a guest lecturer of the Academy in May, will present a speech titled the "Understanding the World".

December 3, 2009
"United Europe and Global Economic Crisis" - this the title of the conference which is organized at Kozminski University by Department of EU and Department of Economics. One of the speakers is Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz from TIGER, who presents paper on "Is UE Able to Reply for the Crisis?"

August - November 2009
Assistant Professor at TIGER - Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn - conducts research at the Center for European Studies of Harvard University in Cambridge as part of the Harvard University Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar Programme 2009. Her research subject aims to explore various factors of growth and competitiveness of regions; in particularly, the role of technological clusters in building competitive advantage of the selected US and EU regions.

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Dr. Runiewicz-Wardyn with representatives of The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Robert G. Kispert, Director of Cluster Development and Carlos Martinez-Vela, Director of Innovation Policy.

November 2009
The foreign newspapers publish interviews with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Recently the leading Hunagarian weekly "Figielő" and Mexican mass-circulation daily "Excelsior" has released the interviews with TIGER Director.
"Figielő"
"Excelsior"

November 28, 2009, 11:00
Another honorary title for Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This time the TIGER Director has been awarded with the distinguished Honoris Causa Doctorate by the University of Debrecen in Hungary. The university, although under the current form works only since recently, has its roots in 1536 year. The degree has been awarded by the University Senate for "outstanding results on the field of globalization, economic growth and in the study of transformation". This is already Professor Kolodko's eight honorary degree received from foreign universities.

November 25-27, 2009
Jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of China, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, the General Administration of Press and Publication of China and the Beijing Municipal Government, the 4th China Beijing International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE) is held in Beijing. The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been invited to participate in the event and to present a keynote speech on the world economy, politics and culture. This is already his third visit to China this year.
Interview for "China daily" (in English)

November 24, 2009, 12:30 p.m.
"Understanding the World" - this is the title of a special lecture presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, at the invitation of Professor Ksawery Piwocki, the Rector of Warsaw's Fine Arts Academy, at the event of presenting the diplomas to the graduates of Academy. The occasion takes place at the venues of the Academy, Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street 5.

November 20, 2009, 12:00, room B17
Within our series of "ALK & TIGER Distinguished Lectures" already the fifth time we have the privilege to host the Nobel Prize Winner. In 2004 this honor was awarded to Professors Finn E. Kydland from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Edward C. Prescott from Arizona State University, Tempe, and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in Minnesota "for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles". This time, at the invitation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, our university is visited by Professor E. C. Prescott who speaks on "The Depressed U.S. Economy and its Consequences for the Polish Economy".
Professor Edward C. Prescott CV
The Nobel Award Lecture: "The Transformation of Macroeconomic Policy and Research"

November 18, 2009, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Jubilee! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for already the 75th meeting within our monthly cycle of TIGER's seminars. During the series of these interesting gatherings, taking place since January 2001, our distinguished guests discuss with the students and professors fundamental issues of economic performance and development, determinants of entrepreneurship and competition, problems of structural reforms and economic policy, the issues of liberalization, integration and globalization, socio-economic, cultural and political problems of Poland, our region, Europe and the world. This time our guest is Dr. Andrzej Arendarski, the President of Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG), who speaks on "KIG - Lobbying or Speaking for the Business' Interests?". You are welcome to join the debate!

November 16, 2009, 10:30 a.m.
"Wandering Poland in the Changing World" - this is the topic of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko speech at the panel, with the participation of the former President of Poland, Mr. Lech Walesa, on "Act Locally - Think Globally". The panel, moderated by Mr. Aleksander Kwiatkowski, the Chairman of the Board of A.T. Kerney Poland, takes place during the conference on "Success Startegies at the Era of Globalization" in Warsaw, in Hotel Polonia Palace, 45, Jerozolimskie Avenue.

November 9-15, 2009
Again, as usually in recent years, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits the Moscow School of Economics at the Lomonosov University. While there, he presents a series of 20-hours lecture on the world economy, systemic transformation and social and economic development.

November 13, 2009
At the invitation of Dr. Detmar Doering, Director of the German Liberal Institute, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in conference on "Property Rights in Central and East European Countries. Developments after the Transformation Process". The conference is hosted in Berlin by the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
Conference agenda

November 1-7, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Mexico, where at the universities and for the business community he presents a series of lectures on the world economic crisis, globalization, transformation and the determinants of sustainable socio-economic development. The TIGER Director meets also with the media.
Agenda of the visit

October 9 - November 1, 2009
And the exposition "World As It Is..." wander and wander. This time the set of over 200 photographs taken by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko may be seen in Pruszkow, in the City Cultural Center, MOK, on 5th, Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska Street. The opening of the exhibition - with the author's attendance - takes place on Friday, October 9th, at 6:00 p.m. You are welcome!

October 2009
"Poland's Great Transformation and the Lessons to be Learnt" - this is the title of the chapter authored by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in a volume edited by Paul Blokker and Bruno Dallago on "Regional Diversity and Local Development in the New Member States " (Palgrave-MacMillan, New York, pp. 320). The book includes a wide comparative and in-depth analysis, through a substantial number of new case-studies, it provides a critical reading of the regionally and locally existing socio-economic disparities, which constrain and facilitate local development within the EU enlargement.
Contents

October 2009
In India a volume on "Globalization. Sectoral Impacts and Country Experiences", edited by Professor Anusri Mallik, has been published (Hyderabad, The Icfai University Press). It contains 16 chapters, including the paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Globalization and Its Impact on Economic Development" (Chapter 5, pp. 60-79).

October 30, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
The Moscow Academy of Finance under the Federal Government of Russia has awarded Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko a Honoris Causa Doctorate "In recognition of transcendent merit in research activities, first of all, in the research of the problems of market transformation in post-socialist countries and their globalization, as well as the contribution to the development of scientific links between the scholars from different countries worldwide". The awarding ceremony, at which he will deliver address on "Neoliberalism and the World Economic Crisis", takes place in Moscow, in the Academy's auditorium, at 49, Leningradsky Prospect.
Thesis of lecture (in Russian)

October 29, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture at Sakharov Center in Moscow. The topic of the seminar with TIGER Director concerns the evaluation of 20 years of systemic transformation in East Central Europe and the post-Soviet republics as well as the recommendations for the future.

October 27, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
And one more public meeting with the readers, this time in Piotrkow Trybunalski. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture entitled "Wandering World". The event takes place in the NOT venue, on 24a, Armii Krajowej Street.

October 27, 2009, 12:00 p.m.
At the invitation of students and teachers of the European High School Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again visits Lodz. The subject of the meeting and discussion with professor are the issues of contemporary world and the perspectives of Poland's development.

October 26, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Ostrow Wielkopolski where he is meeting with the readers of the book "Wandering World" , at the Gorzycka St. 45-47.

October 23-25, 2009
"Education, or debate on the relations between learning, knowledge and reality" - this it the topic of symposium organized by the Ergo Hestia. During the meeting, which takes place in Bologna, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko present a lecture and leads a seminar on "Crisis - Who Is to Be Blamed: Science, Politics, or Business"?

October 22, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
In Krakow takes place Congress of Polish Federation of Real Estate Managers at which Professor Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the world, wither Poland? The event takes place at the AGH University of Science and Technology.

October 21, 2009, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the TIGER seminars. The TIGER seminars series starts 2009/10 academic year with the meeting with Mr. Marek Lyzwa, Poland's Counselor-Minster for Economic Relations in China. The topic of the seminar is "Development Prospects of Polish-Chinese Economic Cooperation". You're welcome to join the debate!
CV (in Polish)
Abstract

October 16-20, 2009
Couple of months ago the Hungarian language edition of "Wandering World" has been published under the title "Megatrendek" by the Akadémiai Kiadó. Following this occasion Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to present a series of lectures and seminars in Hungary. On Friday, October 16th, at 1:00 p.m., he has a lecture on "Which Way Ahead? Post-Crisis Dilemmas of Globalization" at the World Economy Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and at 7:00 p.m. there is the meeting with the book's readers at the Polish Institute in Budapest. The following days, on October 17th-20th, the TIGER Director visits the University of Debrecen where on Monday, 19.X, at 2:00 p.m. presents a lecture on "Poland's Transition to Market System and Integration into the World Economy. Past, Present, and Future".
Program of visit in Budapest

October 17, 2009
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a panel on "The priorities for Poland's long-term growth until 2030" held during the IV Citizens' Congress. He speaks on the "What should be the goals of economic development - between growth and social cohesion".

More info: www.kongresobywatelski.pl

October 15-17, 2009
„World and Europe in 2025” - this is a title of the research project which is realized by international consortium of research centers. Leader of the consortium is Paris North University (Université Paris Nord) and TIGER is one of the participant. On 16 and 17th October in Paris takes place so called “kicf-off meeting” of the project. TIGER is represented by dr Jacek Tomkiewicz

October 15, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Marek Krawczyk, Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits this distinguished university. On the occasion of celebration of 200-years of medical studies in Poland Professor Kolodko presents lecture on "Understanding the World". The event takes place in the Senate Hall of MUW, 61, Żwirki i Wigury Street.

October 4-14, 2009
At the invitation of the Debrecen University's Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Wojciech Przychodzen visits Hungary. Aside of the consultations on economic growth during transition he conducts classes on "International Capital Markets and Investments".

October 9, 2009, 3 p.m.
Between a series of lectures in Italy and Hungary Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Pruszkow, near Warsaw. At the public meeting he presents a lecture on "Wither the World, Wither Poland?". The event takes place in the City Cultural Center, MOK, on 5th, Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska Street.

October 8, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
In the FAM Palace at Foksal Street, Warsaw, a meeting of the top officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a group of economists took place. At the invitation of Mr. Radoslaw Sikorski, the Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs, the introductory lecture to the debate on "The Global Challenges and Polish Foreign Policy" has been presented by the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. He was asked to answer just three - of course, very simple - questions:
 1)  The change of the power structure - Will the world crisis speed up permanently the change of power configuration in the world?
 2)  The crisis impact on the evolution of economic thinking - What are the new trends in the development of economic thought, which will have an influence on shaping the new economic deal in the world?
 3)  The role of international organizations - Are the international organizations able to fulfill the expectations trusted to them as for creating the fundamentals for new global economic order?

October 7, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
"The Leaders of 20 Years of Polish Transformation" - this is the title of a meeting organized by monthly "Forbes" within the series of 'The "Forbes" Executive Forum". A special guest, introducing the debate of politicians as well as the representatives of business and scientific circles, is Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. He has contributed to the economic success of Poland being the Member of Economic Council of the Council of Ministers in 1989-1991, and four times deputy prime minister and minister of finance in 1994-97 and 2002-03, as well as the author of numerous theoretical works and reform and economic policy programs implemented during last two decades. The gathering takes place in Warsaw, at the Reduta Banku Polskiego, 10, Bielanska Street.

October 4-7, 2009
Polish Aid is a Polish governmental program which is designed to provide financial and technical assistance for developing countries. Within the program, dr Jacek Tomkiewicz - Research Director at TIGER - visits Georgia to conduct seminars and consultancies on organization of public finance system

October 6, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
At the invitation of Professor Jerzy Kopel, Rector of the Humanitas University (WSH) in Sosnowiec as well as the faculty and students, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Transformation, Crisis - and What Next?" at the ceremony inaugurating the new academic year 2009/10. The event takes place at the WSH, 43, Kilinskiego Str.

August 29 - October 3, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again pays a longer visit to Trento, "the city of painted houses", at the Universita degli Studi di Trento, with which TIGER cooperates for several years. During his stay, beside continuation of research on the feedback between globalization and regional development, he presents also a lecture and seminar for the faculty of Department of Economics and the international group of the Ph.D. students from the School on Local Development.

July - September 2009
The Chinese scientific periodical "Russian Studies" has published in No. 3 (157)/2009, pp. 14-28, the paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "1989-2029 Nian Da Zhuan Xing - Ke Yi Geng Hao Huo Jiang Hui Geng Hao Ma?" ("The Great Transformation 1989-2029: Could It Be Better, Will It Be Better?"). A dozen earlier papers by the TIGER Director in Chinese are available on the web under the link http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/artykuly.htm#in_chinese. You are welcome to read them!
Paper

July - September 2009
"Vgladyvaiis v budushcheye Evropy y Mira" ("Looking into the Future of Europe and the World"), this it the title of research paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko published in "Mir Pieremien", a quarterly journal issued under the auspices of the Russian Academy of Sciences. More papers written in Russian by the TIGER Director can be found on website at http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/artykuly.htm#in_russian.
Paper

September 2009
Quarterly "Communist and Post-Communist Studies", Volume 42, Number 3, September 2009, pp. 325-351 publishes a research paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The article is entitled "A two-thirds of success. Poland's post-communist transformation 1989-2009".
Abstract

September 30, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
In conclusion of his visit to Universita degli studi di Trento Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents to the students and faculty of university a seminar on "Wither the World? In Quest for New Economic Paradigm". The seminar takes place at the venues of Facolta di Economia, Via Inama 5.
Invitation

September 23, 2009
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a G-20 conference organized by the Carnegie Mellon University and Atlantic Council on the eve of the World Summit of the Group G-20. Dr Piatkowski speaks on the post-crisis future of New Europe and the necessary changes to New Europe's development model. His conference essay has been published in the conference report (http://www.cmu.edu/g20/ac-report.html), whose recommendations will be delivered to the participants of the G-20 summit.

September 21, 2009
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a panel on "What will happen with the Polish economy after the crisis" during the XV Conference of Young Economists organized by the Warsaw School of Economics.

More info: www.konferencja.edu.pl

September 20, 2009
Such a special date, 20.09.2009! Such a track! Through the forests with small hills and along the sea bank, under the sun and with the wind! And so it was for all 26,2 miles. That is the distance Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko run in 4 hours 32 minutes and 48 seconds at the Rantamarathon in Espoo, at the outskirts of Helsinki. This is already his 32nd marathon finished over last eight years.

September 18-19, 2009
The United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research, WIDER, organizes international conference on "Reflections on Transition: Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall" in Helsinki. The organizing committee is chaired by Professor Gerald Roland from Berkeley University. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko www.tiger.edu.pl/english/onas/dyrektor.htm, which stays in the working touch with WIDER already from 1988, has been invited to present a paper on "The Great Transformation 1989-2029".
Conference Programme

September 14, 2009, 10:15 a.m.
Over year and a half ago Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France has asked a group of renowned economists to find a new measures of economic performance and social development. Now, with his participation, in the Grand Amphithéâtre de La Sorbonne in Paris special conference is organized, in which also Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part. He has proposed in the book "Wandering World" an alternative measure of economic development, so-called ZIP, or Integrated Success Index. At the Paris meeting the main presentations are given by the Nobel Prize Winners, Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz from Columbia University and Professor Amartya Sen from Harvard. The event takes place as a step toward the next G-20 meeting, which takes place in Pittsburgh later this month.
Conference Program

September 12, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
While visiting Krynica, the TIGER Director has been invited by the city's mayor, Mr. Emil Bodziony, to meet with the city's dwellers and the visitors to the resort. The speech by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, on "Wandering World", takes place in the Culture Center on 19, Pilsudski Street. Welcome!

September 11, 2009, 1:35 p.m.
As usually at this time of the year the Economic Forum takes place in Krynica Gorska. It is already the XIXth meeting, in which participates over thousand businessmen, investors, managers, politicians, researchers, and journalists. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to take a part in a panel discussion on "Which Way Does Capitalism Go? In Search of Adequate Policies in a Dramatically Changing World". The debate takes place in Tadeusz Hall, Pijalnia Główna.

September 7, 2009
The leading Russian daily "Izviestia" publishes an interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The talk, entitled "Neoliberalizm nie prinies polzy Rossiji" ("Neoliberalism Hasn't Brought a Relief to Russia") , deals mainly with the implications of world economic crisis for Russia and with professor's book "Wandering World" , recently published in Russian language under the title "Mir v dvizhenii" ("The World on the Move").
Interview (in Russian)

September 1, 2009
Washington based think-tank CEPA published an article by Dr Piątkowski on "After the Rebound: What Next?", which analyzes the current economic situation in New Europe, provides projections for the near future, and points to the need to reform the current development model in the region.

August 2009
Russian weekly "Literaturnaya Gazyeta" publishes in No. 32 (6236), p. 4 , Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko text entitled "Skudnaja ideja - żałkije płody. Poczemy wrednaja koncepcija neoliberalizma zawojowała połmira i kak s etim sprawitsja" ("False Idea - Miserable Results. Why Pernicious Concept of Neoliberalism Has Taken Over Half of the World and How to Deal With It"). These are the excerpts from his book "Mir v dvizhenii" ("World on the Move"), the Russian translation of "Wedrujacy swiat", which has been published last spring. The English language edition of this bestseller is forthcoming.
Article (in Russian)

July 2009
Next (number 116) TIGER Working Papers has been published. Paper on "Market Reform and State Paternalism in Hungary: a Path-dependent Approach" is István Benczes from Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. We encourage to read this interesting paper!

July 2009
Unbelievable! In quite original way - and at the same time making contribution to non-inflationary money supply - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has contributed to the ...American monetary policy! The US Mint releases the series of six new quarters within the "2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program". The coins have at the reverse the symbols of District Columbia and five overseas territories. One of them, the Pacific island of Guam, Professor Kolodko visited three years ago, in March 2006, presenting a seminar on globalization at the University of Guam (and, just by the chance, running there one more marathom...). One of the photographs taken while at the island has been found at the TIGER website by designer from the US Mint, Mr. David Westwood, which - with due respect for the copy rights - has asked the author of the picture for permission to use this photo for his design of the Guam coin reverse proposition. And Mr. Westwood has won the competition!

guam Guam

So, the symbol of Guam visible on the coin reverse - the latte stone upon which the Micronesian houses of the Chamorro people had been constructed - has been drawn.

July 23-25, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the 2009 Summer School at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. The subject of the meeting is "La Mundalización y sus actores" and the TIGER Director presents (on Friday, 24.07., 10:00 a.m.) lecture entitled "Alternativas a la mundilización neoliberal: ¿Otra Europa es posible?". The venue takes place in El Escorial, UNESCO Culture World Heritage Site.
Agenda (in Spanish)

July 3-23, 2009
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 at the Gallery of Czestochowa City. The opening of the exhibition, with the presence of the author, takes place on Friday, July 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. (64, Najswietszej Maryi Panny Avenue). You are welcome to join!
Elzbieta Dzikowska on the exhibition

Częstochowa

July 9, 2009, 2:00 p.m
At the invitation of Summer University Warsaw Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Globalization and the Great Postsocialist Transformation 1989-2029". The event takes place at the premises of the Warsaw School of Economics (162, Niepodleglosci Avenue).

July 4, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the graduation ceremony of the SGH Postgraduate Program in Financial Advising. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Global Financial Crisis and its Implications on Polish Economy". The event takes place in the College of Business Administration (162, Niepodleglosci Avenue).

July 2, 2009, 12:00 p.m.
At the invitation of
Dr. Andrzej Arendarski, the President of the Polish National Chamber of Commerce, KIG, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets with the representatives of Polish entrepreneurs, investors and managers. The subject of the meeting, which takes place at the KIG's Warsaw headquarter on 4, Trebacka St., is "Wither the World, Wither Poland?".

June 2009
The United Nations World Institute for Economics Development Research (WIDER) has published Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko paper on "A Two-thirds Rate of Success. Polish Transformation and Economic Development, 1989-2008"

May - June 2009
The quarterly "Ekonomista" publishes (no. 3/2009, pp. 353-371) the paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Wielka transformacja 1989-2029. Uwarunkowania, przebieg, przyszłość" ("Grand Transformation 1989-2029. Conditions and Constraints, Path for the Future"). The paper includes Summary in English and Russian.

Ekonomista

April - June 2009
"Kwartalnik Nauk o Przedsiębiorstwie" ("Business Administration Quarterly") in issue No. 2 (11) publishes paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Nowe spojrzenie na cele rozwoju" ("New look on development aims").
Summary

June 30, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
H.E. Lech Kaczyński, the President of Poland, again invited Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko for working dinner to Belvedere, to ask his guest about opinion on economic crisis and budgetary situation of the State, and especially about the strategy for future development.

June 28, 2009
VICTORIA! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has finished in Sankt Petersburg the XXth International White Nights Marathon in 4 hours 43 minutes and 8 seconds. This is already 31st marathon the TIGER Director run over last eight years.


Fot. Gabriela Kołodko

June 24-27, 2009
White nights in Sankt Petersburg! Well, first one has to work hard... Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the 5th Meeting of Senior Budget Officials of Central, Eastern and South Eastern European (CESEE) Countries, at which he presents an introductory lecture to the panel on "The problem of off-budget public spending in Central and Eastern Europe". The meeting is organized by the OECD.
Conference agenda

June 17, 2009
During his visit to China Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been awarded with the Honorary Degree by the Guizhou University of Finance and Economics in Guiyang. It is already third such scientific award received by the TIGER Director in China.

June 17-22, 2009
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko visits China, this time not only Beijing but also the Guizhou province. This is already TIGER's director second trip this year to China. Professor Kolodko presents a keynote speech on "Towards New Pragmatism: Neoliberalism, Financial Crisis and Economic Development" and paper on "The Great Transformation" at the conference on "Financial Reforms in Transition Countries", which takes place at the Guizhou Univeristy in Guiyang.

June 17-21, 2009
Dr Marcin Piatkowski, selected to be one of the 35 Young Leaders of Tomorrow, takes part in the first conference organized in Berlin within the program Young Leader Study Group on the Future of Europe "Demographic Trends, Migration, and Social Cohesion in 2010" by Drager Foundation and American Council on Germany. Two other program conferences will be held in Washington DC and Brussels. Information about the previous editions of the program is here: Young Leaders

June 5-21, 2009
Wojciech Przychodzen participates in the International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA) which takes place in Bled (Slovenia). The program provides a unique opportunity for young academic faculty to improve teaching skills, methods, materials, case writing, course design, and curricula development.

June 4, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Polish Economic Association invites for the XXVIth Session of the Economists' Thursdays series, in which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part. The introductory lecture to the debate on "XX Years of the Round Table. The Principles of Economic Performance" is presented by Professor Wladyslaw Baka.

May 30, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
At the invitation of the Young Diplomats Academy, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World?". The event takes place in Warsaw, 56, Wawelska Street.

May 25-26, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Bydgoszcz, Chelm and Lublin. This is a great occasion to get the book with the original dedication of the author. All interested are cordially welcome!
Schedule of lectures and meetings (in Polish)

May 24, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
In the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw the 54th International Books Fair takes place (on 21st-24th of May). At the stand of the Proszynski Publisher Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko signs his newest book "Wędrujący świat" ("World on the Move"). This is just great opportunity to collect the book with a personal dedication and original signature of the author! You're welcome to join!

May 20-22, 2009
In Beijing takes place the 12th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo (CHITEC). The forum is jointly hosted by seven ministries of China: the Ministry of Science & Technology, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Information Industry, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the State Intellectual Property Office, as well as the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, the Chinese Academy of Science, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the China Enterprise Confederation, and the China Association of Science and Technology as the consultation institutions. In the event participates almost thousand VIPs, including Chinese state leaders, foreign and UN officials as well as ministers business elite and scholars. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to present the keynote speech on the financial implications on development processes within the globalization context.

May 20, 2009, 4:00 p.m., room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly TIGER seminar. This time we host Dr Thomas Laursen, World Bank Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic Countries, with a lecture on "The Role of the World Bank in Poland".
CV

May 16, 2009, 9:00 a.m.
At the invitation of the Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the National Bank of Poland professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Poland and the Contemporary Crisis". The event takes place at the premises of the NBP, 11/21, Swietokrzyska Street.

Maj 12-15, 2009
In just four days Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits four cities - Chorzow, Sosnowiec, Plock and Legnica. Below 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!
Schedule of lectures and meetings (in Polish)

May 5-7, 2009
In Alushta, at the Crimea, takes place the trilateral meeting on "Russia-Ukraine-EU: how to handle the crisis". The conference is organized by the International Institute of Global Development (IIGD), National Investment Council (NIC), Institute of Economics of Russian Academy of Science and the International Center for Advanced and Comparative EU-Russia Research (Vienna, Austria). The TIGER's Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to join the debate and contribute comments on the world economic crisis and its political and economic implications on the region.

April 2009
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 1st of April 2008 and 1st of April 2009 there had been as many as 43,629 visits from 67 countries. In March only the NAVIGATOR was visited 3,181 times and the guest were from 27 countries. It's worth to mention that in the last month over 30 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.


April 2009
Two next (number 114 and 115) TIGER Working Papers has been published. Papers on "The Enduring Lure of Socialism: The Political Economy of the Subprime Crisis" and "EU-anchor in "Non-Mainstream" Countries' Transition Path: The Case of Croatia and Slovakia" are authored by Dóra Győrffy and Fruzsina Sigér from University of Debrecen. Hungary. We encourage to read these interesting papers!

April 28, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Stanislaw Moryto, Rector of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "World on the Move". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Warsaw, 2, Okolnik Street.

April 27, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the Poznan University College of Business and Foreign Languages Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "World on the Move". The event takes place at the premises of the School in Poznan, 18, Niedzialkowskiego Street.

April 23, 2009, 4:15 p.m.
At the invitation Professor Wlodzimierz Kurnik , Rector of Warsaw University of Technology , Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents distinguished lecture within the Warsaw University of Technology Seminars on "Wither the World? Wither Poland?". The event takes place in Main Building of the University at 1, Politechniki Square (room 135).

April 20, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Lublin. The TIGER Director presents lectures at the Lublin University of Technology (9:00 a.m., 38, Nadbystrzycka Street, Faculty of Management, Aula), the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (12:00 p.m., 14, Raclawickie Avenue, John Paul II Collegium, room 608) and the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Administration (2:00 p.m., 12, Bursaki Street, Aula 018).

April 10-15, 2009
Taking advantage of the Easter break, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a working visit to Moscow. Due to the publication of his recent book on "World on the Move" (Russian title: "Mir v dvizhenyi", 576 pp.) by MAGISTR Publisher, the universities, research institutes, as well as major bookstores and media have invited the author to present lectures and seminars and to meet with the readers.
Schedule of lectures and meetings in Moscow (in Russian)

March 23 - April 15, 2009
One more occasion to see the exhibition of photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, called "The world as it is..." - this time at the Zaglebie Palace of Culture in Dabrowa Gornicza (1, Wolności Square). The opening ceremony, with the participation of TIGER Director, takes place on Monday, March 23rd, at 3:30 p.m. Welcome!

April 8, 2009, godz. 15:00
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a debate on the crisis organized by Krytyka Polityczna, Other participants include Witold Gadomski, Piotr Kuczyński and prof. Jan Jakub Michałek. Jacek Żakowski will moderate. The debate takes place at the Department of Economics, Warsaw University, ul. Długa 44/50.

April 6, 2009, 4:00 p.m., room A9
TIGER invites for the monthly TIGER seminar. This time we host Prof. Anatoliy Barkovskiy, Deputy Director of the Institute of International Economic and Political Studies, Head of the Center for Studies on International Economic Cooperation at the Institute of Economy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He delivers a lecture on "Strategies for Russia's international economic cooperation during the global crisis".
Long abstract (in Polish)

April 3-4, 2009
TIGER organizes international conference titled: "1989-2029: 20 Years of Transition and Perspectives for Development of Post-socialist Economies". Goal of the conference is to sum up experience of transition economies and to make some forecasts for the future perspectives for post-socialist countries
Conference schedule
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March 2009
Publishing house of the Kozminski University has published next article in the Distinguished Lectures Series. Article titled "Game Engineering" is based on the lecture which was provided by professor Roberta J. Aumanna (Nobel laureate). The lecture took place at Kozminski University on 14th May 2008.

March 30, 2009, 3:00 p.m
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in BOSS Entrepreneurship Festival in Krakow. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "The World on the Move" ('Wedrujacy swiat'). The event takes place in Rectors' Aula of Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Collegium Novum, 24, Golebia Street).

March 28-29, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in finals of the 22nd Economic Knowledge Contest. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World's Economy?". The event takes place in Jachranka.

March 25-26, 2009
Director of TIGER in Madrid. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in research conference on "The Role of Europe in the International Scenario: Visions from the Central and Eastern European Countries" and presents a paper at the session on "Economic and geostrategical consequences of the enlargements towards the East of Europe". The event is hosted by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Conference Schedule

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March 18-26, 2009
At the invitation of the Rouen Business School Wojciech Przychodzen visits France. Aside of the consultations on global financial crisis and its implications for development policy he presents a lecture on "Financial Crisis Implications for Investments in Central and Eastern Europe".

March 23, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the
Dabrowa Gornicza Academy of Business (1c, Cieplaka Street) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Slask. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "The World on the Move" ('Wedrujacy swiat').

March 20, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
At the invitation of "Socialist Review" Discussion Club and the All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions (OPZZ) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Transformation, Crisis and What Next?". The event takes place in OPZZ Conference Hall (Warsaw, 36/40, Kopernika Street).
The invitation

March 20, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's paper entitled "Globalization and Catching-up: From Recession to Growth in Transition Economies" was recently listed on SSRN's, the Social Science Research Network Top Ten download list for ITEMA: Institutional Change & Economic Growth (Topic) and Institutions & Transition Economics: Macroeconomic Issues. To view the top ten list for the journal click on its name ITEMA: Institutional Change & Economic Growth (Topic) Top Ten and Institutions & Transition Economics: Macroeconomic Issues Top Ten and to view all the papers in the journals click on these links: ITEMA: Institutional Change & Economic Growth (Topic) All Papers and Institutions & Transition Economics: Macroeconomic Issues All Papers. You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL: http://papersssrn.com/abstract=248423.

March 19, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Zielona Gora. At the invitation of the Western Chamber of Industry and Commerce the TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World and Poland?". The event takes place in "Palmiarnia" Restaurant, 12, Wroclawska Street.

March 18, 2009, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the monthly TIGER seminar. This time we host Professor Mirosław Gronicki, former Minister of Finance, who talks on "Economic Policy During Crisis".

March 5-18, 2009
The exhibition of photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko , called "The world as it is...", moves to Sanok and will be exposed here, at the Sanok Public Library (2, Lenartowicza Street) until March 18th.

March 10, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
At the invitation of the Students' Self-Government of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in "Economic Bridges" project. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World, Wither Poland". The event takes place in Main Aula in the main SHG building, 162, Niepodleglosci Avenue.

March 10th, 2009
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the seminar organized by European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, Netherlands. Goal of the seminar is exchange experience on the process of budgetary policy.
Conference Schedule

March 11-13, 2009
Dr Marcin Piatkowski takes part in a conference organized by IPTS, the research center of the European Commission based in Seville, Spain, on "TransEuropa: The Drivers of Transformation of the European Economy and Its Geography at the Horizon 2030-2050". Dr Piatkowski will deliver a lecture on the future of the EU financial sector and its impact on development.

March 14, 2009, 11:15 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in finals of the 50. Students' Olympiad on Poland and The Modern World. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World and Poland?". The event takes place in the Senate Hall of the Warsaw University (Kazimierzowski Palace, I floor).

February 6, 2009
On the occasion of 20th anniversary of the Round Table negotiations the media publish "The Open Letter to Poland's Prime Minister" , sent to H.E. Donald Tusk by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko who had participated in this historical event. In "Letter..." (in Polish) the TIGER's Director evaluates the socio-economic results of last two decades and presents his anti-crisis plan as well as propositions for further structural reforms sustaining fast and durable development.

January - February 2009
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn is participating in the post-doctoral short-term exchange project within the STRIKE (Science and Technology Research in a Knowledge-based Economy) initiative. She will be a member of a working group "Science, technology and knowledge creation". The project is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme. The host person and institution of the project is Professor Michele Cincera from Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.

January 16, - March 1, 2009
The exhibition "The World As It Is...", exposing 230 colorful photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko moves again. This time it reaches Zakopane, where the works are shown in the Count Wladyslaw Zamoyski City Art Gallery, 41, Krupowki Street.

February 27 - March 1, 2009
Relentless interests in the "World on the Move" bestseller (over 50 thousand copies printed!) is so great that in just two and a half days lasting visit to Gdansk Coast Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has as many as eight meetings with the readers. The events occurs within the cycle "Biesiada Literacka" ("Literature Feast") and is managed by the R&K Nehrebeccy Art. Agency. All interested - from Pruszcz Gdanski via Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia as far as Wejeherowo and Puck - are cordially welcome. Indeed, this is the occasion to get the book with original dedication of author!
Schedule of meetings

February 25, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
At the invitation of Professor Michal Kleiber, the President of Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Contemporary World Economy Crisis and Its Long-term Implications for Poland". The speech is an introduction to discussion at the conference of the Committee Poland 2000-Plus of PAN. Professor Kolodko's bestselling book on "World on the Move" has worked out as the inspiration to organize this debate. The event takes place in the Palace of Culture and Science (room 2604).
Theses (in Polish)

January 8 - February 23, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits University of Trento in Italy. At the invitation of Professor Bruno Dallago, head of the School on Local Development, the TIGER Director presents to the group of international Ph.D. students a 28-hours series of lectures on the relations between globalization and regional development and on systemic transformation in the contemporary world economy.

February 19, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the conlusion of his visit to University of Trento presents a doctoral seminar on "The World Crisis and Local Development". The event takes place at the International School on Local Development and Global Dynamic, 39 Via Belenzani.

February 12-13, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a brief working visit to London to take a part in workshop on the world economic and financial crisis implictaions for investments in Eastern Europe. The event is hosted by the Warburg Pincus.

February 4, 2009, 4:30 p.m
At the invitation of Professor Horst Brezinski, the Chair for International Economic Relations at Department of Economics and Business Administration, the Technical University of Freiberg, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in a seminar on "Challenges of the International Economic Crisis". Together with Prof. Andreas Horsch, who talks on "Origin and Contagion - The Financial Crisis in Retrospect", the TIGER Director makes an introduction on The "World Economy Crisis - Long-term Implications" to the panel debate moderated by Prof. Brezinski, and attended also by Mr. Martin Gillo, the Member of German Parliament, and Mr. Hans-Ferdinand Schramm, Vice-president of the Freiberg Savings Bank.

January 2009
The leading weekly "Polityka" has included Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko among the Men of the Year 2009 and awarded him a title of the MAN OF THE YEAR. While distinguishing him with such honor, the weekly entitles an essay devoted to TIGER's Director "Wędrujący prorok" ("Nomadic Prophet"), following the title of the bestselling book "Wędrujący świat".

Polityka

January 27-28 , 2009
"From economic transition to European integration: Two decades of change in South Eastern Europe" - this is the title of international conference in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to present a keynote speech and share his theoretical reflections and political experience in managing the process of post-socialist transition. The conference is organized by the GTZ - German Technical Cooperation, the Federal Government of Germany's agency for technical assistance which has been providing technical support to the transition process in most of the countries in Eastern and South Eastern Europe during the last two decades. The event is expected to bring together roughly 200 policymakers, researchers and representatives of civil society and the business community of South Eastern Europe.
Conference Schedule

January 21, 2009, 4:00 p.m., room B5
TIGER invites you for the monthly TIGER seminar. This time we host Dr Krzysztof Rybiński, a well known economist, partner at Ernst&Young, former Deputy Governor of the NBP. His presentation will be entitled "The new international financial order".
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