Professor Grzegorz W.
Kolodko -- a key architect of Polish reforms -- is a renowned economist
and a world expert on transition and development policy. While Deputy
Premier and Minister of Finance (1994-97) he led Poland to the OECD.
Holding the same positions again in 2002-03 he played an important role
in Poland's integration with the European Union. Altogether, while he
had been in charge of economic policy, Poland's GDP per capita
increased by one third. In 1989 he was participating in the historical
Polish Round Table, which led to the first post-communist government in
East Central Europe. In 1989-91 he was the member of Economic Council
of the Government. Member of the European Academy of Science, Arts, and
A graduate and Ph.D.
of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), he is currently Director of TIGER
- Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research (www.tiger.edu.pl)
and professor at the Kozminski University (ALK). The United Nations,
IMF and the World Bank have sought Professor Kolodko expertise. He has
accepted invitations for visiting professorships at Yale, UCLA and the
University of Rochester, New York, as well as research fellowships and
lectures at academic institutions and organizations worldwide.
is the author of 50 books and over 400 articles and research papers
that are published in 26 languages around the globe, of which a
majority is available in English.
Professor Kolodko is
a marathon runner and world traveler who has explored over 160