Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko
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. 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.
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 in Warsaw (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.
He is the author of over 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 countries.
Professor Marta Postuła
She graduated with an honours degree in economics at
the Private School of Business and Administration in Warsaw,
specialising in Organization and Management . Since 1999 she has worked
in the Ministry of Finance office, progressing through financial
advisor to the position of Director of the Department of Public Finance
Reform. The basic scope of work experience has been related to the
operations of the public finance system in Poland and the world, the
budgetary process and efficiency of public spending.
In 2007, she defended the thesis "Management of public finances in
Poland in terms of transformation and economic integration” at the
School of Economics in Warsaw In preparation for the hearing,
literature studies were supported by her personal professional
experience. The aim of this study was to analyse the effectiveness of
the strategy of fiscal reform in Poland and determine the conditions of
the tax system to support long-term socio-economic development. In
2013, she was awarded the title of associate professor in economics in
the discipline of finance at the University of Economics in Krakow;
based on publications she prepared " The rationalization of public
expenditure and the basic functions of the state”. She is the author
and co-editor of several books in the field of public finance and the
author of more than 50 other scientific publications. She has
participated in numerous national and international scientific
conferences and seminars.
She takes part in the activities of the Senior Budget Officials working
group of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD), she was also a Polish representative in the working group on
the quality of public finances.
Prof. Jacek Tomkiewicz,
Research Director at TIGER and
associate profesor in Economics Department of Kozminski University (more)
Professor Jacek Tomkiewicz is Research Director at TIGER (Transformation, Integration and
Globalization Economic Research) – research center which operates within
Kozminski University (KU) in Warsaw. He graduated from Cracow University
Economics where he also worked as
a research assistant at Department
Finance. He holds Ph.D. and habilitation in economics. He is lecturer
(economics, managerial economics, economic policy, public finance) at KU. He
was also involved in practical aspects
of economic policy – in 2002 and 2003
worked as an Adviser to
the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and was
a member of
the team responsible for public finance reform. In 2009-10 prof.
Tomkiewicz worked as a lecturer and researcher in European Institute
Prof. Jacek Tomkiewicz spent some time as a visiting researcher in
few foreign research institution like OECD (France), University of Brighton (UK), Hoover
Institution at Stanford University (USA), Columbia University (New York, USA),
Harvard University (USA) and is also visiting lecturer in few European
His research interests are mainly focused on macroeconomics and
economic policy in emerging markets, he has published some of his works on this
Tel. +48 22 519 21 00 wew. 205
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Marcin Piatkowski Ph.D.
Resident Scholar at TIGER,
Assistant Professor of Economics at Kozminski University and Senior
Economist at the World Bank in Warsaw. Former Chief Economist of PKO
BP, the largest bank in Poland (2008). Economist in the European
Department and Advisor to Executive Director at the International
Monetary Fund in Washington D.C (2004-08). Advisor to Poland's Deputy
Premier and Minister of Finance (2002-03). Ph.D. degree in Economics
from Kozminski University and M.A. in Finance and Banking from the
Warsaw School of Economics. Economic commentator and columnist in
Polish and international media, including Financial Times and the
Economist. Research interests: global economy, fiscal policy,
information society, foreign policy. (more)
Tel. +48 22 5192 108
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Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn Ph.D.
of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), specialisation: International
Trade and Political Affairs. From year 2001 to 2004 she was a PhD
candidate at Research Team to Baltic Countries Economies, at Faculty of
World Economy of SGH, Warsaw.
In 2003, she finished her PhD
studies at World Economy Faculty of SGH. Her main scientific and
research interests include: factors and measures of international
competitiveness of countries and regions; knowledge-based economy;
industry clusters; innovation ecosystems; regional R&D and
Since 2004 she has been working as
Assistant Professor in Kozminski University. She was a Postdoctoral
Research Fellow at the Center of European Studies of Harvard University
(twice) and at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development at
Berkeley University of California. She completed internships at the
Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in Brussels and
the United Nations (UNDP) Offices in Warsaw and Vilnius. From September
2014 she is Visiting Professor at the Solvay Brussels School of
Economics and Management of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
In November, 2014 she received the degree of ‘doktor habilitowany’ (habilitation) in economics.
is an author of 8 monographs and over 38 scientific publications, a
coordinator and co-author of six European Commission funded projects in
the area of the "new economy"; innovations, eServices and
competitiveness of regions and states.
Tel. +48 22 519 21 08
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Grzegorz Malinowski Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at the Research Institute –
TIGER. Ph. D. at the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and
Managment. Graduate of the National Louis University in Nowy Sacz ,
specialization: finance management, graduate of Papieska Akademia
Teologiczna w Krakowie, specialization: philosophy.2