"The Road to Now" – such is the title of a new book (in Polish)
Grzegorz W. Kolodko, published by Prószyński
The book (312 pp.) takes the form of conversation between the Director
of TIGER and Professor Pawel Kozlowski. The publisher advertises the
book in the following words: „The
road to now. The personal and the Polish. The book encourages the
reader to reflect on his country, the reality around, and on himself.
Author with gusto and courage, with objectivity and logic shows how in
his presence, and later with his participation, the policy has been
taking shape making an influence on our fate. And the politics always
has its lobbies where many people scrolls...”
G. W. Kolodko’s book „Truth,
Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World”, was
nominated for the Michael Harrington Award
for outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be
used in the struggle for a better world, is now published in
It’s also available as e-book.
Publishing SCHOLAR publishes extensive work (1 279 pages) under the
title "Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Quarter-century of Transformation" (in
Polish), edited by Professors Pawel Kozlowski of the University of
Warsaw and Marcin Wojtysiak-Kotlarski of the Warsaw School of
Economics. They write in the Introduction of the book: "The
independence of thinking is one of the reasons why Grzegorz W. Kolodko
becomes for many members of the younger generation, not only
economists, a clear reference point on their way to develop cognitive
passion. It is on the one hand the authority, on the other hand the
challenge. His book on the changing world in the era of globalization
and the political economy of the future is mandatory reading for those
who wish to expand their horizons of knowledge about the
while being concern about the fate of the next generations. "
November 20, 2014 – January 31, 2015
You are cordially invited to see the exposition of photographs by
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Following the exhibitions “The
World As It Is…”, “The
Neighbors”, and “Let’s
the time has come to show 35 pictures from over 30 countries. The
exhibition is called “The Next Generation” and the opening night, with
the participation of Mrs. Elzbieta Dzikowska and the author, occurs on
Thursday, November 20th, at 6 p.m. in Atrium of Kozminski University,
Warsaw, 57/59 Jagiellonska Street. Don’t miss it!
17, 2014, 16.30, room B5
Marcin Najbar, entrepreneur and Ph.D. Student in the Kozminski
to bio), will present his work “Analysis of the debt crisis
solutions in Greece”, including following issues:
- Decision makers and institutions during debt crisis
- Potential solutions of the Greece debt crisis in May
- Problems with reaching the optimal decision.
13, 2014, 10 a.m.
“International Sanctions – economic and political consequences”, such
is the title of lecture delivered by Professor
Grzegorz W. Kolodko
for the students of 11th edition of the Young Diplomats Academy. The
meeting – for the registered participants – takes place at the venue of
KSAP in Warsaw, 56 Wawelska Street.
The 132. number of TIGER Working Papers have been published: Post –
crisis monetary policy and social cohesion by Jacek
We encourage to read this interesting paper!
November 27-28, 2014
hosts the conference on “Innovations and emerging technologies for the
prosperity and quality of life”. The aim of the conference is to
provide an opportunity for the experts from different fields
(economics, science&engineering, business and public
administration) to discuss firstly, the role of innovations and
emerging technologies in building economic prosperity and quality of
life in Poland and the EU, and secondly point to the major present and
future challenges related to the national and regional innovation
strategies as well as the Europe 2020 Strategy.
November 24-25, 2014
Professor G. W. Kolodko, the Director
of TIGER, presents a keynote lecture on “The New Pragmatism” and takes
a part in panel and round-table debates at the International Financial
and Economic Forum on “Russian Economic Policy in the Presence of
Global Turbulence”. The conference is organized by the Financial
University in Moscow. Professor Kolodko has the title of Doctor Honoris
Cause of the Financial University.
November 24, 2014
Following The Fryderyk Skarbek Award
granted by the Polish Academy of Sciences for the book "Whither the
World: The Political Economy of the Future" (vol.
I & vol.
II ), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has received THE
AWARD OF MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION FOR OUTSTANDING
SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS in the category of research for economic
development for the book “Whither the World: The Political
Economy of the Future” (vol.
I & vol.
II ). It should be mentioned that the book “Truth,
Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World”
was nominated for the Michael Harrington Award „for an outstanding book
that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a
November 10-12, 2014
Within the program of faculty exchange, Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz visits Riga International School of
Economics and Business Administration in Latvia to deliver
series of lectures on contemporary economics.
Next number of TIGER Working Papers have been published: The
Warsaw Consensus: The New European Growth Model by Marcin
Piątkowski. We encourage to read this interesting paper!
2014, 4:00 p.m.
Toborowicz, Ph.D. Student in the Kozminski University, consultant in
the World Bank and VP in the Youth Reforms Poland Initiative (www.mlodzireformujapolske.pl)
will present a report written by young economists on the last 25 years
of economic transition in Poland and the future directions for the
Polish economy. He will also talk about how the report gave rise to a
new movement of young people committed to changing Poland.
2014, 4:30 p.m.
event organized within the series of debates known as "The Thursday at
the Economists”, hosted by the Polish Economic Society, PTE, is
dedicated to the discussion of the book "The
Road to Now”,
in which Professor Kolodko discusses with Professor Pawel Kozłowski of
the University of Warsaw the issues of the economy and economics,
society and politics, Poland and the world. The meeting, open to all
interested, led by Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, the President of PTE,
is held in the Warsaw “Dom Ekonomisty” at 49, Nowy Swiat.
October 22, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
„Professor Kolodko and a Quarter of Century of Transformation” – such
is the title of the debate organized within the framework of the
Kozminski University Interdisciplinary Seminar. The discussion, in
which participate professors Pawel Kozlowski, Ewa Letowska and Elzbieta
Maczynska, is moderated by Professor Adam Noga. Professor Kolodko
concludes the seminar. The event takes place in the KU Senate
October 14, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
During the author's meeting,
which takes palce in the Warsaw’s EMPiK Junior, at Marszalkowska Street
(vis-a-vis the Palace of Culture and Science), Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko presents his new book (in Polish) called “Droga do teraz” ("The
Road to Now") (http://ksiegarnia.proszynski.pl/product,71473).
The event is moderated by Jacek Zakowski of “Polityka” weekly. It is
also the first opportunity to obtain a book with personal dedication.
Your are welcome to join the evening!
September 29, 2014
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been
awarded the Badge of Honour "FOR MERIT FOR BANKING OF THE REPUBLIC OF
POLAND". Distinction was presented by the President of the National
Bank Polish , Professor Marek Belka.
September 29, 2014
the opening ceremony of the academic year 2014/15 the Minister of
Science and Higher Education Professor Lena Kolarska -Bobinska has
awarded Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko the National Education Committee
Medal for outstanding contributions to education.
October 7, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
At the first after summer
brake meeting of the Economic Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy
of Sciences Professor G. W. Kolodko presents a lecture on “A Quarter of
Systemic Transformation: Theory and Practice”.
September 29, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
The new academic year
2014/15 in the Kozminski University starts with inaugural lecture on “A
Quarter of Century of Transformation: Could It Be Better? Will It Be
Better?” by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER. This is
already 22nd academic year at our university.
September 2-7, 2014
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the 24th
Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj
(September 2-4). Immediately after the Forum the Director of TIGER
attends the Running Festival during which he presents a public lecture
called “Running Through the World” and signs his books on the world
June 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
The Chair of Finance at Kozminski University hosts a conference on
„Purposefulness and Efficiency of Public Spending”. The debate starts
with a panel discussion introduced by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko
comments on “Public Finance – Economic Growth – Social Cohesion”.
June 9, 2014, 12:20 p.m.
At the 7th Krakow Conference,
which occurs on June 8-10 under the lead „The Future of Freedom: The
National, Regional, and International Dimension”, Professor
Grzegorz W. Kolodko
presents a keynote lecture on “Democracy and Development”. The TIGER’s
Director speech introduces to the panel debate moderated by
editor-in-chief of daily “Rzeczpospolita”, Boguslaw Chrabota. In panel
participate Marek Borowski, member of the Poland’s Senate, Igor
Chalupiec, Chairman of the Board of ICENTIS Corporate Solutions S.K.A.,
Dr. Tomasz G. Grosse, Institute of Public Affairs in Warsaw, Professor
Elzbieta Maczynska, President of Polish Economic Association, and
Professor Witold Orlowski, Member of Economic Council at the Prime
Minister Chancellery. The conference takes place in the Galery of
Polish XIXth Century Art in Sukiennice, at the Market Square.
June 6, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the
Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, WIIW, Professor
Grzegorz W. Kołodko presents
a seminar on "Quarter of a Century of Post-socialist Transformation and
What Next?". The event takes place in Vienna, at the premises of the
WIIW, Rahlgasse 3, 6 Bezirk.
June 2, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Warsaw School of Economics invites for the public lecture by Professor
Grzegorz W. Kolodko
on “A Quarter of Century of Transformation and What Next?” The event
takes place in Aula I at the building on 128, Niepodleglosci Avenue
(corner with Madalinskiego Street).
Nova Science Publisher, New York, has released a book on „Management
and Economic Policy for Development”, edited by Professor
The volume presents the results of the conference held last October on
the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Kozminski University.
May 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Grzegorz W. Kolodko
present special address to the members of Scientific Council and the
MBA students of International Management Institute, MIM-Kyiv, on
“Whither the World: the Political Economy of the Future", on the
occasion of conferment of Doctorate Honoris Causa.
May 30, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Grzegorz W. Kolodko
delivers in Kyiv keynote lecture on "What Ukraine Can Learn from the
Polish Successful Transformation?" at the International Forum 2014
"Ukraine: Facing the Future". The event is hosted by the International
Management Institute, MIM.
May 21-24, 2014
Grzegorz W. Kolodko
presents a paper on “Новый прагматизм – экономика u пoлитикa будущего”
(“New Pragmatism – Economics and Politics for the Future”) at the 4th
International Nobel Economic Congress “The World Economy in XXI
Century: Cycles and Crises” held at the
Alfred Nobel University in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. This year
event subject’s is “Economic Sciences and Policies: Dialectics of
May 22, 2014
In appreciation of distinguished achievements
in the theory and practice of systemic transformation and the word
economy development Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been awarded the
title of Honorary Professor of the Alfred Nobel University in
May 15, 2014, 11:00
Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a keynote lecture on „In Quest
for a Better Future: The New Pragmatism” at the conference
„Leadership, Education, Innovation”
which, on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of Fulbright Program in
Poland, is organized by the Foundation of Polish-American Fulbright
Commission jointly with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education,
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the USA Embassy in Poland.
Professor Kolodko was Senior Fulbright Fellow in 1985-86. The
conference takes place at the Auditorium Maximum of Warsaw University
at Krakowskie Przedmieście Street. .
May 14, 2014, 10:00
At the invitation of Jan Gagacki, Director of the
Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Professor
Grzegorz W. Kolodko
presents lecture on “Sustainable Development at the Era of
Globalization” at the international conference on sustainable
development and local identity.
May 14, 2014, 15.00, room B5
Dr Marcin Kilanowski, Director of Academic Entrepreneurship Incubator
and Assistant Professor of Law at the Nicolas Copernicus University in
Torun, will speak on „The Role of Experts in Global Governance - A
May 8, 2014, 10 a.m.
25 years have passed since the memorable 1989 year, which accelerated
and steered political changes firstly in Poland and soon afterwards in
other parts of the world. Because of this occasion the TIGER is organizing
an academic conference, “Quarter of the Century of Transformation
and What is Next?”
April 30, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Ten years ago, on May 1st,
2004, Poland joined the European Union. This historical act was
possible due to the great systemic changes, which had been successfully
concluded during 2002-03, when Professor
was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and Chairman of
Economic Committee of the SLD-PSL coalition government. On the eve of
anniversary of this event Professor Kolodko addresses the
session of Polish Parliament and presents a lecture on the process of
Poland’s integration with the EU.
April 29, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Economic Society, PTE,
is organizing a special seminar, open to all concerned, on “A
quarter-century of post-socialist transformation". Introduction to the
discussion is made by Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, President of PTE,
Professor Pawel Kozlowski of the University of Warsaw and Professor
Marcin Wojtysiak-Kotlarski from Warsawa School of Economics, SGH. Professor
summarizes the discussion. During the seminar the book on "Grzegorz W.
Kolodko and Quarter of a Century of Transformation", edited by
Professors Kozlowski and Wojtysiak-Kotlarski will be presented. The
meeting occurs at the headquarters of PTE in Warsaw, at 49, Nowy Swiat.
April 28, 2014
The TIGER Director, Professor
Grzegorz W. Kolodko,
has received delegation of the World Bank, paying a working visit to
Warsaw. The delegation was lead by Professor Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice
President for Development Economics and World Bank Chief Economist.
April 13, 2014
G. W. Kołodko has run for the 42nd time the distance of over
42 kilometers (26,1 miles)! This time in 4:45.59 he’s run Orlen Warsaw Marathon.
It’s worth to mention that the TIGER Director has initiated the Kozminski
Club and as many as five persons for our university – including three
researchers form TIGER, since dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz and dr. Marcin
Piatkowski – have reached the finish line at the National Stadium.
April 12, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
On the celebration of the Greek Presidency of the European Union, which
occurs during to the first half of the year, Professor
G. W. Kolodko presents a lecture entitled "The Greek Crisis,
European Problem, and Our future". The event takes place in the
Chojnata Palace in Biala Rawska.
April 9, 2014, 4:30 pm
Dr Dawid Sześciło from Warsaw
University will deliver a TIGER seminar on "The insights from the
theory and practice of new public management for introducing private
markets to public services".
April 7, 2014, 12:00 p.m
Tank" organizes a conference on „25 years of Polish
transformation” and on this occasion has invited Professor
Grzegorz W. Kolodko
– a participant of the Round Table negotiations, member of the Economic
Council of Council of Ministers in 1989-91, and deputy prime minister
and minister of finance in four governments in 1994-97 and 2002-03 – to
contribute to panel debate, in which, among others, also participate
professors Marek Belka and Witold Orlowski.
April 5, 2014
Exactly 25 years ago – on April 5th, 1989
– after two months of negotiations, the Polish Round Table agreement
was signed. This historical event, in which Professor
Grzegorz W. Kolodko,
at that time the Director of Research Institute of Finance, had taken a
part too, had a fundamental meaning for the dynamics and direction of
the systemic changes in our part of the world.
Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn presents a lecture on “The Knowledge Flows,
Dynamic Externalities and Technological Change in the EU Regions” in
The International Centre for Innovation, Technology and Education
Studies (iCite) of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and
Management of Université Libre de Bruxelles.
March 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
As in the last year, Professor
Kolodko again takes a part in the Moscow Economic Forum
on "НЕСЫРЬЕВОЕ БУДУЩЕЕ РОССИИ". Together with some distinguished
scholars and politicians the TIGER Director participates in the plenary
session (in Russian) on «Перспективы реиндустриализации мировой
экономики. Новая промышленная политика против экономического застоя».
The event takes place in Moscow, at 27, Lomonosovsky Prospekt, korpus 4.
March 19, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
hosting at our University H.E. Pierre Buhler, the ambassador of France
to Poland, with a lecture on "The French Vision of Europe". You are
welcome to join us. The event takes place at room D200.
March 18, 2014
Dr. Runiewicz-Wardyn participates in the workshop on "Regions, industry
and advanced manufacturing", organized by The Regional Innovation
Monitor Plus Partners (Technopolis Group, ERRIN, Fraunhofer ISI and
UNU-MERIT) in the headquarters of the Greater Birmingham West Midlands
Brussels Office in Brussels.
March 12, 2014, 9:50 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko speaks on “Global and regional macro-economic
“Azerbaijan Investment Summit: 2020 and
beyond - accelerating economic
development”, organized by “The Economist” in Baku,
speech by TIGER’s Director is followed by a discussion with the Azeri
Minister of Finance, Mr. Samir Sharifov.
March 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Polish Institute of International Affairs and the University of Warsaw
invite you to participate in a conference to celebrate the 60th
anniversary of the Polish-Indian diplomatic relations. The conference’s
panel discussions include session 2 "Poland and India in the globalized
world" with the participation of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dr.
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, President of the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change, IPCC, and a Director of TIGER, Professor.
Grzegorz W. Kolodko.
The conference, which opens with a speech by the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Mr. Radosław Sikorski, is held in the Senate Hall of the
University of Warsaw, Kazimierz Palace, first floor, the main campus of
the University of Warsaw, 26/28 Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street.
Together with a group of distinguish intellectuals, scholars,
politicians, and businessmen Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates
in the Euro-Asian Economic Summit which takes place in Istanbul. At the
Summit, which is organized by the Marmara Group Strategic and Social
Research Foundation, Professor Kolodko speaks on the future of the
world economy. It's worth to mention that Professor Kolodko’s
book on the world
affairs, “Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile
World”, has been published also in the Turkish language: "Gezici Dünya.
Geçmişten geleceğe: küresel ekonomi – politik", ODTÜ Yayincilik, Ankara
2011, s. 474 (http://www.ikiayayincilik.com.tr/root/a/pdet.asp?rsi=utuzwu).
Only three months has passed since international
conference organized by the Director of TIGER on the occasion of the
20th anniversary of Kozminski University, and already a special book
called “Management and Economic Policy for Development" (in Polish
„Zarzadanie i polityka gospodarcza dla rozwoju”, edited by prof.
Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been published (Poltext, Warszawa 2014, p.
488). It opens with a chapter entitled „Behind the Rise and Decline of
Grassroots Dynamism” written by the Nobel laureate, Professor Edmund S.
Phelps of Columbia University.
Next number of TIGER Working Papers have been published: Endogenously
Increasing Uncertainties and Governance by Olivér Kovács. We encourage
to read this interesting paper!