News: year 2007


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Polish version Polish version


December 2007
Palgrave Macmillan has published a new book entitled "Transition and Beyond" (288 pp.). The work is co-authored and co-edited, jointly with Professor Saul Estrin from London School of Economics and Professor Milica Uvalic from Perugia University, by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The volume includes also a chapter written by the 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor Joseph Stiglitz.
Review (in Hungarian)


December 18, 2007
With the participation of a group of scholars from Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru the international conference on "The Economics of Populism" takes place in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. At the event Director of TIGER presents a lecture on "The Failure of Populism in East Central European Countries". The conference is organized by the Research Organization on the Economic, Political and Social Development (CORDES) and takes place at Universidad de las Américas (UDLA).
Conference Program


December 17, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in South America. "Globalization and Post-Communist Transformation" - this is the title of lecture he presents to the students and faculty of Universidad San Francisco de Quito.


December 12, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Mr. Piotr Czub, Merchant Director of the Commercial Union Polska, within the framework of TIGER monthly seminars presents a lecture and leads a discussion on "Life insurances. Is it only a business?". We cordially invite to participate in this event everybody, the students and faculty alike, who is interested in the issues of insurance market.


December 10-11, 2007
At the invitation of newly established Graduate School on Local Development Professor  Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits the University of Trento. Aside of the consultations on the development theory and policy he presents a lecture on "Economics and Politics of Post-Communists Transformation. How Much of Success?"


November 2007
"The World Economy and Great Post-Communist Change" - this is the title of new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, which has just been published in the USA by Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York. The book deals with the theoretical questions and policy issues of globalization and post-communist transformation to democratic system, market economy and civic society, with special attention to the feedback between these two paramount processes shaping contemporary world and our life.
Book Description

The book has been published thanks to support of:

November 29-30, 2007
Wojciech Przychodzen participates in The VIIIth Congress of Polish Economists, which takes place in Warsaw. TIGER Research Assistant presents a paper entitled "Polish Systemic Transformation and the Selected Issues of Social Coherence".

November 29-30, 2007
The VIIIth Congress of Polish Economists takes place in Warsaw. This extraordinary gathering occurs only once every several years. The last meeting of such kind took place in January 2001, yet the Congress traditions have their roots as far ago as in 1887. Then, under the conditions of partition of Poland, Polish economists and lawyers had organized the Ist Congress in Krakow. Only about 200 persons participated in the event. The VIIIth Congress, which is organized by the Polish Economic Society, has been prepared by the wide representation of the economic professionals, and close to a thousand scholars and practitioners attend the meeting. The Congress is aiming at identification of chances, threats and perspectives of socio-economic development of Poland under the conditions of changing international environment. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, which had participated with the research papers in last three Congresses, has been invited to talk at the special, inaugural session devoted to the evaluation of Polish transformation. The TIGER Director presents a paper entitled "Success in Two Third. Polish Systemic Transformation and the Lessons for the Future".
Paper (in Polish)

plakat kongresu

November 28, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B17
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for TIGER monthly seminar. This time we have the privilege to host distinguished Polish scholar from the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, WIIW, Professor Kazimierz Laski. He will present a lecture on "Twin deficits or triplet balances", giving a special attention to the issues of balances of investment and savings within the three sectors: private, government, and external.

November 20, 2007, 9:50 a.m.
In Warsaw School of Economics (WSE) the IV Fairs of Economic Publishing takes place (on November 20-21). The idea of the organizers is to bring together a comprehensive proposal of published results of economic research and textbooks and present them to the faculty and business circles. The exhibition of books and periodicals is accompanied by other events, organized jointly by the professors from WSE and invited guests. On this occasion a panel debate on "The Agenda of the State and Entrepreneurs Expectations" with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes place. The event is organized by Academic Association MagPress, the publisheR of Independent Monthly of the WSE Students MAGIEL ("MANGLE").


With Rector of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Professor Adam Budnikowski, and President of Confederation of Polish Employers, Dr. Andrzej Malinowski

November 14, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
In the new academic year, the activities of Students Scientific Club Little TIGERS starts with the lecture "Recipe for success" by and discussion with the TIGER Director. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko will speak on his "15 Principles for a Successful Life". Everybody keen to follow the example - especially the freshmen - are cordially invited!

November 9-10, 2007
The Institute of Regional and Global Studies of the University of Warsaw hosts the international conference on "Africa and the World in the 21st Century. Perspectives on Development". The aim of the conference is to stimulate discussion among the leading international and Polish academics studying African and world development in a long term perspective. About 10 key speakers from abroad and 15 from Poland are invited to attend. They will present they views in the course of five panels:
Panel I: Historical Perspectives on African Development.
Panel II: African Poverty: Dimensions, Measures, Trends & Moral Issues.
Panel III: African Economies and International Community: Markets, Trade, Investments.
Panel IV: Aid for Africa: Past Experience and Future Perspectives.
Panel V: Africa and International Security.

Debates will be open for graduate and doctoral students, as well as for policy-makers and members of NGOs working for Africa. TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to contribute to the conference. He participates in Panel I and talks on "Implications of Long-Term Economic Development. The Interdisciplinary Approach".
Conference Program


November 7, 2007, 5:30 pm.
"Dangers of a global financial crisis" is a title of the seminar which will take place at the Faculty of Management (the B building, 2nd floor, the conference room) of the University of Warsaw. In a panel discussion there will participate prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko and professors Hanna Kuzinska, Alojzy Nowak, Kazimierz Ryc and Andrzej Sopocko.

November 1-4, 2007
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz - Assistant Professor at TIGER - presents a paper in the conference on "Economic growth, development, and institutions - lessons for policy and the need for an evolutionary framework of analysis". Conference is organized in Porto by European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy.


October 2007
The paper on "Banking reform in China: Driven by international standards and Chinese specifics", written by Zdenek Kudrna, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 109).

October 2007
In the second part of the 1980s lively debates on directions and dynamics of market-oriented structural reforms in former socialist countries had been on the way. Particularly robust and creative was the course of these debated in Poland what had resulted in most favor, together with Hungary, intellectual and political ground for later systemic transition to a full-fledged market economy. At the turn of 1980s and 1990s the further course of complex transformation has been on the stake. The theoretical foundation for the profound change has been created. The agenda for strategies and policies have been outlined. The first scientific contributions on the matter have been published. Within the mainstream of the ongoing debate several important contributions on economics and economic policy of the process have appeared. Here, under the PDF format, we provide the readers with six books by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, published in 1986-92: "Cele rozwoju a makroproporcje gospodarcze" ("The Aims of Development and Macroeconomic Proportions"), Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa 1986 (IId edition), p. 212; "Polska w świecie inflacji" ("Poland in the World of Inflation", Książka i Wiedza, Warszawa 1987, p. 312; "Kryzys, dostosowanie, rozwój" ("Crisis, Adjustment, Development"), Państwowe Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne, Warszawa 1989, p. 148 - the paper has been issued also in English by WIDER; "Inflacja, reforma, stabilizacja" ("Inflation, Reform, Stabilization"), Alma-Press, Warszawa 1990, p.136; "Hiperinflacja i stabilizacja w gospodarce posocjalistycznej" ("Hyperinflation and Stabilization in Postsocialist Economies"), co-authors: Danuta Gotz-Kozierkiewicz and Elżbieta Skrzeszewska-Paczek, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne, Warszawa 1991, p. 184 - the book has been issued also in English by Kluwer Academic Publishers; "Transformacja polskiej gospodarki. Sukces czy porażka?" ("Transforamtion of Polish Economy. Success or Failure?"), Polska Oficyna Wydawnicza BGW, Warszawa 1992, p. 200. You are welcome to read all of them online!

October 2007
In 1989-94 Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had been Director of the Institute of Finance in Warsaw. As a result of the research conducted by a team of scholars and analysts from the institute several works has been published. Here we present, under the PDF format, two books co-authored and edited by Professor Kolodko: "Polityka finansowa - stabilizacja - transformacja" ("Financial Policy - Stabilization - Transformation"), Instytut Finansow, Warszawa 1991, p. 448, and "Polityka finansowa - transformacja - wzrost" ("Financial Policy - Transforamation - Growth") , Warszawa 1992, p. 368.

October 2007
In 1994-97 - during the implementation of "Strategy for Poland", the program for structural reforms and fast socio-economic development resulting in 28 percent growth of GDP per capita and Poland's membership in OECD - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had led Polish economy as deputy prime minister and minister of finance. During all that period, on a regular basis, he had contributed essays published in "Polityka" weekly. As the result of his writings three books have been published: "Rok w polityce" ("A Year In Politics"), Real Press, Warszawa-Kraków 1995, p. 272, "Dwa lata w polityce" ("Two Years In Politics"), Real Press, Kraków-Warszawa 1996, p. 278 and "Trzy lata w polityce" ("Three Years In Politics"), Realbud, Kraków 1997, p. 216 . Now we make all of them avaibale for the readers on our website in the PDF format. The word "polityka" in Polish language means not olnly "politics" but "policy" and "polity" as well, hence the titles of the books have multi-purpose meaning.

October 2007
Due to the support of POLTEXT Publisher we are happy to present on-line five books (in Polish) written by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko: "Kwadratura pięciokąta. Od załamania gospodarczego do trwałego wzrostu" ("Squaring the Pentagon. From Output Collapse to Sustained Growth"), Poltext, Warszawa 1993, p. 144, "Strategia dla Polski" ("Strategy for Poland"), Poltext, Warszawa 1994, p. 224, "Polska 2000. Strategia dla przyszłości" ("Poland 2000. Strategy for the Future", Poltext, Warszawa 1996, p. 160, "Polska alternatywa. Stare mity, twarde fakty, nowe strategie" ("The Polish Alterantive. Old Myths, Hard Facts and New Strategies"), (współautor Mario D. Nuti), Poltext, Warszawa 1997, p. 140 oraz "Od szoku do terapii. Ekonomia i polityka transformacji" ("From Shock to Therapy. The Economic and Politics of Postsocialist Transformation"), Poltext, Warszawa 1999, p. 400.

October 2007
During recent years the Publishing House of Kozminski Business School has published five volumes co-authored and edited by the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko: "„Nowa gospodarka” i jej implikacje dla długookresowego wzrostu w krajach posocjalistycznych" ("'The New Economy' and Its Implikations for Long-term Growth In Postsocialist Countries"), Warszawa 2001, p. 400 , "Rozwój polskiej gospodarki. Perspektywy i uwarunkowania" ("Development of Polish Economy. Perspectives and Determinants"), Warszawa 2002, p. 282 , "„Nowa gospodarka” i stare problemy" ("'The New Economy' and Old Problems"), (co-editor Marcin Piatkowski), Warszawa 2002, p. 360, "Globalizacja – marginalizacja – rozwój" ("Globalization – Marginalization – Development"), Warszawa 2003, p. 416 , and "Strategia szybkiego wzrostu gospodarczego w Polsce" ("The Strategy for Fast Economic Growth in Poland"), Warszawa 2004, p. 434. Now, with a great pleasure, we provide for your convenience all these works under the PDF format on our website.

October 2007
Four books by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, published in recent years by the publishing house Towarzystwo Naukowe Organizacji i Kierownictwa "Dom Organizatora", are now available in the PDF format at our website. "Moja globalizacja, czyli dookoła świata i z powrotem" ("My Globalization, or Around the Word and Back Again"), TNOiK, Torun 2001, p. 470, "Globalizacja a perspektywy rozwoju krajów posocjalistycznych" ("Globalization and the Perspectives of Economic Development in Postsocialist Countries"), TNOiK, Torun 2001, p. 238 , "Tygrys z ludzką twarzą" ("Tiger with a Human Face"), TNOiK, Torun 2002, p. 392 and "O Naprawie Naszych Finansów" ("On Reforming Our Public Finance"), TNOiK, Torun 2004, p. 304 – these are the books one can now read on-line!

October 26, 2007, 1:30 p.m.
At the invitation of students and the principals of the Mikolaj Kopernik Economic Schools in Wroclaw Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Whither the World?". The event takes place in the school on 50, Drukarska St.

October 24, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites. The first in new academic year - and 56th altogether - TIGER seminar deals with financial markets issues. During the meeting Mr. Jacek Bartkiewicz, CEO & Chairman of the Board of the Bank Gospodarki Żywnosciowej S.A., address the issue "BGŻ on financial market". Everybody interested in the topic is welcome to join the debate!

October 5-7, 2007
Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza' organizes a special international conference to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Professor D. Mario Nuti, distinguished and renowned economist, the great scholar and acclaimed academic lecturer. His theoretical works and practical advise have significantly contributed to our knowledge about postsocialist transformation and sustained economic growth. In the conference a papers is presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who has had the privilege to work closely with Professor Nuti during last twenty years.
Programme of the conference

Nuti by GWK

September 2007
The paper on "Specificities and problems of Montenegrin transition", written by Veselin Drašković, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 108).

September 25-30, 2007
As in the recent years, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Moscow. At the invitation of the Moscow Academy of Economics and Law, which university's Honorary Professorship he holds, he presents some lectures for the students and faculty members on the feedback between evolution of economic theory and policy.

September 27-28, 2007
Wojciech Przychodzen presents a paper on "Inequality and Growth in Transition Economies" at the University of Rzeszow Theory of Economics Department and Cracow University of Economics Applied Economy Department conference on "Social Inequalities and Growth in the context of socio-economic coherency", which takes place in Rzeszow.

September 14-20, 2007
Director of TIGER visits Chukotka! At the invitation of North-East Complex Institute of Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Anadyr, where he presents lectures and seminars on postsocialist transformation and regional development. When there is noon in London, there is midnight at Chukotka...


September 12, 2007, 10:00 a.m.
While visiting Khabarovsk Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has presented to the students and faculty of Pacific State University a lecture on "Postsocialisticheskoye izmienieniya i globalizaciya" ("Globalization and Post-Communist Changes").

September 11-13, 2007
At the invitation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a working visit to Russia with the series of lectures, seminars and consultations on the issues of systemic transformation, globalization and economic development. In Khabarovsk, which he had visited already four years ago, in September 2003, he is a guest of the Institute for Economic Research of the Far East Branch of RAS. Professor Kolodko has published a dozen of papers in major Russian scientific journals as well as five books in Russian language, most recently a monograph entitled "Vielikiy postsocyalisticheskiy povorot" (R. Aslanov Publishing House, "Yuridichesky Center Press", Saint Petersburg, 2006).

On the Amur river 

September 9, 2007
Victory! Heavy rain, strong wind, 48° F. What a wonderful wheather! Start at the gates of Kremlin, finish at the site of beautiful St. Basil church on the Red Square. XXVII Moscow International Peace Marathon (XXVII MMMM) is done! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko ran the distance of 26.2 miles in 4 hours 37 minutes and 17 seconds. Keep going!

August 2007
The paper on "The Budget Constraint in the Governance of Organizations", written by Bruno Dallago, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 107).

August 2-4, 2007
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz will moderate a panel and present a paper in ICCEES Regional European Congress "Transcending Europe's Borders: The EU and Its Neighbours" organized by Association for East European Studies - DGO in Berlin. Dr. Runiewicz will present a paper entitled "The Role of Information Technologies in Regional Development in Poland".

July 2007
We present six papers published in our TIGER Working Paper Series: "Political Trust and the Success of Fiscal Consolidations" (No. 101), written by Dóra Győrffy; "Democratization, quality of institutions and economic growth" (No. 102), written by Victor Polterovich and Vladimir Popov; "Entrepreneurship, Institutions and the Level of Development" (No. 103), written by Ruta Aidis, Saul Estrin and Tomasz Mickiewicz; "Trade Globalization and Political Liberalization: A Gravity Approach" (No. 104), written by Miaojie Yu; "The European Social Model and its dilution as a result of EU enlargement" (No. 105), written by Marilena Giannetti and D. Mario Nuti; "Market instability and economic complexity: Theoretical lessons from transition experiments" (No. 106), written by Ping Chen.

June 2007
The Publishing House of Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) has released the new book entitled "W tyglu naszych finansów. Transformacja i reformy finansów publicznych w Polsce w dwudziestoleciu 1989-2008" ("In the Melting Pot of Our Finance. Transformation and Public Finance Reform in Poland in 1989-2008"). The work, written by Dr. Marta Postula, is based on her Ph. D. dissertation, concluded recently in the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) under the supervision of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This is already 14th volume in the TIGER Library series issued by the Publishing House of Kozminski Business School during last seven years. Let's hope that the next seven years will occur to be for our publication activity also fat...
Comments on the book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko (in Polish)
Comments on the book by Dr. Halina Wasilewska-Trenkner (in Polish)


July 28, 2007
The paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, entitled, "Globalization and Transformation. Illusions and Reality", was recently listed on the Social Science Research Network, SSRN's Top Ten download list for "IPE: Globalization (Topic)", "PSN Subject Matter Journals", "Political Economy Journals", "Political Economy: International Political Economy" and "Political Science Network (Forthcoming)". As of 07/28/2007 the paper has been downloaded 361 times. You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL:

June 26-27, 2007
The view which since the late 1980s represented the "Washington Consensus" - namely, that sound macroeconomic policies together with appropriate microeconomic reforms, especially liberalization and public sector reforms, would lead to sustainable high rates of economic growth and poverty reduction - has not met the optimistic expectations. Many countries, including a great number of post-socialist transition economies, have undertaken programs of radical reforms without reaping the fruits and sometimes even falling into severe economic crises. Conversely, some countries have been able to achieve fast growth and sustainable development through policies which deviated from the "Washington Consensus". Thus, there is a continues need to look for a proper answer to the questions about the roots of economic growth. With such an aim, the Centre for Development Studies of the Department of Economics at the University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK) organizes a conference on "Policies and Institutions for Growth and Development: Is There a 'Heterodox' View?". The event, to which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko contributes a paper on "Institutions and Policies for Stagnation and Growth", is organized within the framework of the GLASGOW UNIVERSITY'S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS.
Conference Program

June 17-24, 2007
Assistant profesor at TIGER - Dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz - takes part in the research seminar titled: Inequality: Mechanisms, Effects and Policies. Seminar is organized by University of Siena, Italy. It is worth to mention that TIGER is a member of international consortium which conducts research project "INEQ" on causes and effects of income inequalities in the contemporary world.

June 22, 2007
From a group of almost 1500 professors of economics the new Committee of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences has been elected for the years 2007-11. Among the group of 24 distinguished scholars is the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. He was also the member of the Committee in the previous years.
List of the Committee members

June 20, 2007, 3:00 p.m.
"Social or Neoliberal Model. Polish Development Dilemmas" - this is the title of seminar organized by the Social Movement "Work - Peace - Equity". The Institute of Civic Society Problems (IPSO). During the seminar, led by Professor Zbigniew Olesinski, the President of Board of IPSO, the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Development Strategy of Polish Economy and Society". The second speaker at the event is Professor Paweł Bozyk, who talks on "Anti-neoliberal Preconditions for Social-Economic Development in Poland". The seminar takes place in the conference hall of OPZZ, Warsaw, 36/40 Kopernik St.

June 15-16, 2007
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz will moderate a panel and present a paper in the IV international seminar devoted to "Development of Baltic Europe" on: International and Trans-border Economic Co-operation in the Context of European Integration. The seminar is organized by the Center of European Integration and Regional Studies at the Faculty of Economic Science and Management of Nikolas Copernicus University in Torun.

June 15, 2007
Because of an Open Days and KOZMINSKI`s Business School Sports Day there was held a Big Picnic, in which took part also many members of TIGERS Science Club. The program includes different tournaments, sports demonstratiuons as well as artistic performances and numerous competitions with valuable prizes. The beginning of this event at 1.00 pm.

March-June 15, 2007
Assistant Professor at TIGER - Dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz - conducts research (on income inequalities in post-socialist countries) at Economic and Social Transition Research Group, University of Brighton, UK.

June 1-13, 2007
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz conducts the research study in Lithuania within the European Commission sixth framework programme entitled: "Next Steps In Developing Information Society In New Member States. The Case of eGovernment and eHealth". The aim of the study is to explore the current "best practices" for the application of ICT tools in the public administration and educational system.

June 11-12, 2007
"This ain't no party. This ain't no disco. This ain't no foolin' around. The PUSH conference is serious business for serious people looking for an edge in a world that changes faster than most people can change their socks. It's about real power. Tangible. Super. More powerful than a corporate supernova, more practical than a good accountant, and securely rooted in the forces affecting your future." In such way the PUSH Institute announces this year conference. The Push Institute is an independent think tank that connects thought leaders, market mavericks, academics, artists and provocateurs for a convergent view of change into the better future. This year the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been invited to address the meeting as a keynote speaker. During the second day of the conference, which takes place in Minneapolis, at the session called "POWER TRAIN: A Shifting World Order" (09:45-12:45), he presents a talk on "The Future of the World Economy".
Conference agenda

June 6, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites. Here
you can find a weather forecast for tomorrow. How do we know where the sun is going to shine and where there will be a rain? How such specific organization as the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IM&WM) is managed? "Is it possible to manage the weather?" – this is the title of TIGER seminar, during which such a provocative question will be answered by the Director of the IM&WM, Dr. Mieczyslaw Ostojski. Everybody who is knowledgeable on the issues of weather is welcome to join the debate!   

June 2, 2007, 4:00 p. m.
The Postgraduate Ph.D. Studies, working since 1995 at the Faculty of Business Administration of the Warsaw School of Economics, keeps its graduation ceremony. On the occasion of presenting graduates with the Ph.D. in economics diplomas, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - who has obtained his own Ph.D. from the same School (at that time known as SGPiS) - gives a special lecture (in Polish) on "Prawda, błąd i kłamstwo w ekonomii i polityce" ("The Truth, Mistake, and Lie in Economics and Politics").

June 1, 2007
At the request of Special Parliamentary Commission, investigating the process of irregularities in restructuring of certain banks (SPSB), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko for over three hours has been answering the deputies' questions, sharing with them his knowledge on determinants and results of the structural reforms and development policy during the time of his twice tenure as Poland's deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (1994-97 and again 2002-03). During that years real GDP per capita has jumped by over one third, Poland has joined the OECD in 1996, and in 2002-03 successful negotiations leading to the membership in European Union were concluded. The Commission has been particularly interested in the issues of banking sector restructuring, mainly in the determinants and execution of privatization of certain banks. Professor Kolodko has explained that under his stewardship the banks privatization had been managed appropriately and the process has contributed to improvement of competitiveness of Polish economy and to the overall economic development.
Minutes from the hearing (in Polish)

May 2007
The monthly journal "DZIS" ("TODAY") publishes Professor Kolodko's paper on "Etyka w dzialanosci gospodarczej" ("The Ethical Issues in Economic Activity") (p. 35-49). The article touches theoretical and practical moral problems in economics, business and economic policy.
Paper (in Polish)

May 29-30, 2007
The New York based Social Science Research Council, jointly with the Moscow-based Territory of the Future Fund, organizes a meeting of leading Russian, American and international thinkers about global economic and political change. The “After Liberalism” conference, which takes a place in Moscow, invites a multi-disciplinary discussion regarding the emergence of new frameworks and approaches to today’s socio-economic problems, in response to the generally perceived ‘failure’ of the last great utopia of the 20th century – neo-liberalism. If liberalism (neo or otherwise) is no longer persuasive, what are the alternatives? And if liberalism needs rethinking, what are the options? Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko contributes to the event a paper on "The Failure of Neoliberalizm and Other Lessons from Polish Transforamtion".
Conference agenda

May 25-27, 2007
With the participation of TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, The Students Scientific Club LITTLE TIGERS organizes a conference entitled "IT and telecommunication tools in business and management" in Jachranka. Student will hear lectures on the applicability of information and communication technologies (ICT) in business and every day life.

May 23, 2007
The journal of Warsaw School of Economics, "Gazeta SGH", publishes an interview (in Polish) with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. A brief conversation, under the title "I'm the Globetrotter", has taken place after recent lecture on the future of globalization and transformation.

May 17-18, 2007
The Krakow Economic University
organizes international conference on "The Social Market Economy. In Quest of the Model of Development of the Postsocialist Countries". Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to present a keynote lecture. The title of his paper is "Why at the Time of Globalization the 'Social Market Economy' Can Not Develop".
Conference Agenda (in Polish)

With former (1989-90) Prime Minister of Poland, Tadeusz Mazowiecki

May 13, 2007
Jubilee! Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko has run his 25th marathon in less than six years. In the current academic year it's been his third run, after Beijing in October and Miami in January. Among the elite runners (the winner, Artur Osman from Poland, has finished the competition in 2:20.31) he's taken 144th position out of 214 runners in 4:7.14 at mBank Łódź 4th Marathon. In his age category Professor Kolodko has taken 15th place. Keep going!

May 11, 2007, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
At the end of a series of lectures and seminars, presented by the Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) within the program of "Residential Week" to a group of international students, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the graduates of the program. During the meeting Director of TIGER talks on the issues related to business administration and investment climate in Poland and other new members of the European Union from the region of East Central Europe.

May 10, 2007, 10:00 a.m., room D200
Our Students Scientific Club the Little Tigers organizes a conference on "Discovering Africa". During the event, in which participate ambassadors of some African countries accredited in Poland, the issues of economics, culture and politics are discussed. At the opening session Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, which has explored 30 African countries and delivered a number of lectures at various universities and research institutes, presents a special lecture called "The African Paradise".
Conference agenda

May 7, 2007, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) again organizes special program of the "Residential Week" for a group of about 40 international students. Within this framework Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture and seminar on "The Polish Economy in Transition".
Summary of lecture

April 18, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites. The cohesion policy of the European Union still consumes the second greatest part of the common funds, yet it is deeply rooted in the tradition equity-oriented approach and thus is not able to achieve its goals. The discussion of the evolution of this policy is of paramount importance for Poland, since our regional policy still follows the old (and obsolete) paradigms. Professor Grzegorz Gorzelak, lecturer at the Chair of European Studies at Kozminski Business School, Director of the Centre for European Regional and Local Studies (EUROREG) at the Warsaw University, speaks on these issues at the TIGER seminar on "Cohesion policy of the European Union - from enthusiasm through doubts to criticism". You are welcome to join the debate!

April 17, 2007, 1:00 p.m.
The National Library invites to the Writers Club. This time the guest of the Polish National Library is Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who shares his reflections and personal experience on writing and contributing to the economic literature. The TIGER Director is the author, co-author and editor of 35 books and a number of research papers and essays published in 23 languages in over 30 countries, of which many are accessible in the Library. The meeting takes place in Warsaw, al. Niepodleglosci 213 and is hosted by Michal Jagiello, the Director of National Library.
Review of the meeting (in Polish)

April 2-5, 2007
Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz presents a paper on "The Impact of ICT on Competitiveness of Polish Regions" at the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference on "Regions In Focus?, which takes place in Lisbon. The Regional Studies Association is an international forum for regional development policy and research.

April 2, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
Warsaw University School of Management presents a series of debates on the performance and perspectives of common European currency - Euro. During the subsequent meeting on "The Euro Zone Enlargement. Synergy or Unilateral Gains" two panelists - Professor D. Mario Nuti from London Business School and Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza' and Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko from Kozminski Business School - discuss the Euro's implications for competitiveness of the European Union, challenges of policy-mix and coordination of monetary and fiscal policy, as well as the determinants of monetary and real convergence and the prospects of Euro introduction in new member states from East Central Europe, including Poland. The panel debate, led by Professor Andrzej Sopocko, takes place at the premises of Warsaw University School of Management, auditorium 3, on 3 Szturmowa St., at Służewiec.

With Professor D. Mario Nuti

March 2007
British bimonthly research journal "Europe-Asia Studies"(electronic; 0966-8136, paper), published on behalf of the Institute of Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow, reveals (Vol. 59, No. 2, March 2007, 357-360) a review of the book co-authored and edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Globalization and Social Stress" (New York: NOVA Science Publishers, 2005, 268 pp.). The author of the review, Balazs Palosi-Nemeth of the University of Debrecen, concludes that: "The volume makes a significant contribution to our understanding of globalisation in its various dimensions. It argues that economic policy has a stronger effect on growth in the group of transition countries than in other countries. On the one hand I recommend the volume to researchers in institutional economics, who-after reading some chapters-could see the institutional evolution of emerging countries through a special lens. However the main target group should be the policy-makers of developing countries, who learn from the experience of transition countries and prevent resource-wasting decisions."

March 2007
The PALGRAVE MACMILLAN publishes a new book entitled "Advancing Development. Core Themes in Global Economics" (p. 803 + xxxviii) edited by George Mavrotas and Anthony Shorrocks. The TIGER Director, and with the "Foreword" by the Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor Amartya Sen. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has contributed a chapter on "Institutions, Policies and Economic Development" (s. 531-554). The volume has been written by the team of authors invited by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) within the series "Studies in Development Economics and Policy".

March 2007
The paper on "Emerging Capital Markes In Financial Globalization", written by Balázs Pálosi-Németh from University of Debrecen, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (jubilee No. 100).

March 26, 2007
"Public Finance Restructuring in Poland during Economic Transformation and Integration" – this is the title of Ph.D. thesis presented by Marta Postula to the Scientific Council of Faculty of Business Administration at Warsaw School of Economics. The thesis has been prepared by Dr. Postula under the supervision of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko.
Abstract and Contents of dissertation (in Polish)

March 23, 2007, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
The two main processes, which shape the world economy of our times, are globalization and transformation. As the outcome of these processes, certain problems have been solved while some others have only emerged. Hence, what is going to be the follow-up of postsocialist transformation? What can be expected from further evolution of the global economy? What are the chances and challenges for sustainable development? These are the issues the International Students Organization for Sustainable Economics and Management 'oikos' of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) has asked Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko to address at his public lecture on "Globalization, Transformation and What Next?" The event takes place in auditorium V in the main SHG building, 162, Niepodległości Avenue.

March 14-15, 2007
"The Globalist" publishes an online magazine that is available for free to registered users. Each day, it offers a feature on a key global issue written by their in-house team or a diverse group of contributors - promoting global dialogue to the audience in over 120 countries. This time also Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has contributed an essay on the Iran developments in the global context, and especially on the USA policy towards Iran and its international implications. The article on "Triggering the Next Iranian Revolution", together with other original content features, appears in print and online in ten languages. 

March 14, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites. TIGER seminar, in which Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz delivered a lecture on "The role of information and communication technologies in development of regional innovation systems in Poland".

March, 1, 2007
New research assistant in TIGER. From the beginning of March Wojciech Przychodzen, graduate of the Poznan University of Economics (M.A. thesis on "The Political Economy of Polish Transformation"), Ph. D. candidate at Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, who prepares (under Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko direction) dissertation about the potential and real growth rate in post-socialist countries, joins our Centre. His main research interests include political economy; post-socialist transformation; globalization and capital markets. Wojciech Przychodzen will also lecture in economics.

February 2007
The paper on "China’s rise, Russia’s fall: Medium term perspective", written by Professor Vladimir Popov from the New Economic School in Moscow, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 99).

February 21, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites. Next TIGER's seminar. This time Dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz - Assistant Professor at TIGER - will present lecture on "Economic Policy and Income Inequalities in Post-socialist Countries".

February, 9, 2007
Daily TRYBUNA, No. 34 (5151), p. 7, publishes an interview, conducted by Czeslaw Rychlewski, with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Poland in 1994-97 and 2002-03. The interview, entitled "Wyścig z czasem" ("Running against the time") deals mainly with the issues of post-socialist systemic transformation and the current condition of Polish economy as well as its prospects for future vis-a-vis the trends of the word economy.
Interview (in Polish)

January 2007
Yuridichesky Center Press Publishing House, Saint Petersburg, has published a book, already fifth in Russian language, by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The monograph, entitled "Vielikiy postsocialisticheskiy povorot" (p. 172), deals with the issues of postsocialist transformation in the wider context of contemporary world economy. The volume, published due to the inspiration of the Moscow Academy of Economy and Law, will be used as a university textbook for the students of economics, political sciences, sociology, law, and management.
Contents (in Russian)
Introduction (in Russian)

January 2007
The Leon Kozminski Business School publishing house - has published a book edited by Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz on "Competitiveness of Regions. The Role of Information and Communication Technologies". The book contains 19 articles and presents the interdependencies between potential development of regions and advancement of information-communication technologies (ICT) on three levels: users, firms and public sector.
Introduction (in Polish)
Table of contents (in Polish)

January 2007
The Leon Kozminski Business School publishing house has published a book by Dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz on "Fiscal policy and investments in post-socialist economy". The book analyses links between fiscal instruments (taxes, public expenditures, budget balance) and capital formation process.
Introduction (in Polish)
Table of contents (in Polish)

January 29-31, 2007
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz took part in the next project related meeting within the EU 6 Framework Programme entitled: "Next Steps in Developing Information Society Services in New Member States". The main goal of the meeting was to present the results of ten countries Synthesis Report study. Dr. Runiewicz is a co-author of The Synthesis Report and conducts the evaluation of "ICT impact on competitiveness and growth in ten EU member states". The meeting took place in the European Commission Joint Research Center The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies in Seville.

January 29, 2007, 10:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets with the students of The North Broward Preparatory Schools in Coconut Creek, Florida. The NBPS boasts a 100 percent college-acceptance rate with recent graduates heading off to the leading American universities like Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, MIT, Notre Dame, and Princeton. The NBPS, through encouraging students, due to the attractive curriculum and Residential Program, to develop their individual abilities and talents as well as to achieve the fullest measure of intellectual self-discovery, attracts the growing number of international students. During the meeting Professor Kolodko shares his ideas about the contemporary word, the role of social sciences and the challenge and fun to study the economics and business administration at the era of globalization and fierce international competition.

January 28, 2007
As the birthday gift for himself, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has taken a part in the run of the 26.2 miles distance. Going through beautiful scenery of the course of the 5th Miami International Marathon the TIGER Director completed the run in 4 hours 33 minutes and 5 seconds. His placing in the entire field was 1184 with 1336 finishers behind, what implies that 47% of runners were ahead. In the age division he took 36th place with 52 finishers behind.

Photo by Stephen Canastraro

January 25-27, 2007

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays again a short visit to Washington, DC. On Friday, January 26th, at 12:30 p.m., the TIGER Director presents a lecture at The John Hopkins University .The seminar is organized by The Center for Transatlantic Relations of The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).The lecture is entitled similar to Professor Kolodko's recent book: "Globalization and the Great Post-Communist Change".The event takes place at SAIS, room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Ave.

January 23, 2007, 3:30 p.m.
room B17
Students' Scientific Club "Little Tigers" which is cooperating with TIGER Research Centre is inviting to a meeting with Klaus Tebbe, Director of Strategy, Marketing and Sales, Member of the Management Board of PTC Era
We are kindly inviting!
Students' Scientific Club "Little Tigers"

January 20-22, 2007
Privatization and deregulation is not only fashionable, but necessary. Such a conclusion is being drawn in growing number of countries where the state sector is still relatively large. Alike is situation in Iran, where the TIGER Director has been again invited. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko contributes to taking place in the capital city of Tehran conference on the issues of privatization, presenting on Saturday, January 20th, at 9:30 a.m. a seminar on "Multi-track Privatization. The Merits and Drawbacks of Free Coupons and Giving Away Schemes" and on Sunday, January 21st at 2:00 p.m. the keynote lecture on "Privatization and Economic Liberalization. The Polish Experience"

January 20, 2007
The Iranian pro-reform daily "HAMSHAHRI" (Vol. 15, No. 4187, p. 14) has published the interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The interview, entitled "Amvale omumi ra nabayad arzan forukht" ("Don't sell the public assets cheap"), touches the issues of the structural reforms, especially privatization and liberalization, as well as provides the TIGER Director's suggestions for the emerging markets on the basis of the experience of post-socialist transition economies.
Interview (In Persian)

In the editorial office of "HAMSHAHRI"

January 17, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites. The first in new year - and 51st altogether - TIGER seminar deals with so lively, yet not necessary professionally discussed issues of taxation. During the meeting Dr. Hanna Kuzinska answers the question "Who needs the 'flat tax'?". Everybody interested in the topic is welcome to join the debate!
CV (in Polish)


January 17, 2007
Marcin Piatkowski, Research Director, delivered a presentation on “ICT as a Driver of Productivity in CEE Countries. The Role of Structural Policies” during a workshop on the sources of productivity growth in transition economies organized by the World Bank in Washington DC.

January 14-16, 2007

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in The Eighth Annual Global Development Conference of the Global Development Network and in the Regional Bank Conference on Development Economics (RBCDE) organized by the World Bank. This year meeting on "Shaping a New Global Reality: The Rise of Asia and its Implications" takes place in Beijing. The TIGER Director participates in the GDN activities since a couple of years. He has contributed a chapter on income inequality in transition economies to the book published after the Cairo conference (2003) and had taken a part in the conferences in Delhi (2004), Dakar (2005) and Sankt Peterburg (2006).
Conference agenda


January 10, 2007, 3:30 p.m. room B5
Students' Scientific Club "Little Tigers" which is cooperating with TIGER Research Centre organized a meeting with Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz, Chairman of Polish Bank Association. The topic of the lecture was : "Polish banking 2007 - chances and threats."