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Prószynski & S-ka has published new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, „Dokad zmierza swiat. Ekonomia polityczna przyszlosci” („Whither the World. Political Economy of the Future”) (in Polish) . This is already the third volume of his bestselling series on the world issues. After „Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in in a Volatile World”, which thus far has been released in ten languages, and “Swiat na wyciagniecie mysli” („The World at the Extent of Thought”) (in Polish), now the time to discuss the future challenges has come.

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December 2013
Only two months has passed since international scientific 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.

November 24 - December 23, 2013
"Let’s pray." This is by no means a dramatic call for earnest devotion in times of crisis, in times of confusion, as stipulated by Professor Kolodko in his book "Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future" (, but a call for greater openness to multiculturalism. "Let’s pray" is the title of exhibition of photography, which calls for a greater degree of mutual understanding and tolerance in our constantly changing world. After visiting more than 160 countries, Professor Kolodko demonstrates 55 photographs, showing where, how and to whom or what various people pray in different cultures, places, situations. Opening night, with the author’s participation, takes place on Sunday, November 24th, at 5:00 p.m. in the commons of Municipal Cultural Centre in Lesznowola, Stara Iwiczna, 6 Nowa Street, 2nd floor. YOU’RE WELCOME TO JOIN THE EVENT!

December 18-19, 2013
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers the speech on "The New Pragmatism and the World’s Future" at the 2013 Caixin Summit "China and the World" in Beijing. The summit is the Caixin Media’s premier conference series and has featured spin-off conferences in the United States, Russia, Australia, Hong Kong and the Davos World Economic Forum. The conference gathers distinguished speakers to analyze the most pressing topics and to provide professional viewpoints to our audience. Considering the rising China, more and more people do. So, if you are one of them you may read dozens of Professor Kolodko’s essays in “China Economic Weekly”, where he has his own column called “Kolodko Observer” (, or his bestselling book “Zhen Xiang, Miu Wu yu Huang Yan. Duo Bian Shi Jie Zhong de Zheng Zhi yu Jing Ji” ( You may also comment on Profesor Kolodko’s Chinese social network  

December 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Justin Yifu Lin, former Vice-President for Development and Chief Economist of the World Bank, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers a seminar for the MBA and Master of Economics students at the Peking University. The TIGER Director has visited this prestigious university several times in the past. This time the topic of his lecture is “Whither the World: Political Economy of the Future”. If you read Chinese, you may read his book in the Chinese language, "Zhen Xiang, Miu Wu yu Huang Yan. Duo Bian Shi Jie Zhong de Zheng Zhi yu Jing Ji" as well as dozens of his papers in Chinese. You can also comment on Professor Kolodko’s social network page in Chinese.

December 14, 2013
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko
is giving a keynote speech on the world future at the Sanya Forum on “Restructuring to Explore New Driving Forces for Growth”. The event takes place at beautiful, tropical island Hainan, at the South China Sea.

December 10, 2013, 12:00p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko
has been conferred by the Polish Academy of Sciences the prestigious Fryderyk Skarbek Award for his book „Dokad zmierza swiat. Ekonomia polityczna przyszlosci” (“Whither the World. Ekonomia polityczna przyszłości”).

December 11, 2013, 16:00, room B6
Dr Marcin Piątkowski, Assistant Professor at TIGER, presents the results of this year's World Bank's Doing Business 2014 ranking in a lecture on "Doing Business 2014: Poland Moving to the Global Top 50".

October-November, 2013
At the initiative of TIGER’s Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who’s finished during last 12 years 40 marathons in 16 countries on 6 continents, the KOZMINSKI MARATHON CLUB is taking off. Join us and you will see how much better you will feel! It’s not necessary (yet) to run full marathon, it is enough that (already) you’re running

November 27th, 2013, 4:00 pm, Room B6
TIGER invites for the next open seminar. These time we are going to discuss on income inequalities. Discussion will be opened with the presentation by Grzegorz Malinowski, Ph. D. student at Kozminski University, titled: „Perception of inequality and objective reality”.

November 28-29, 2013
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director at TIGER, presents paper titled "Monetary Policy and Contemporary Financial Crisis – Basic Concerns". The conference is organized by School of Economics and Management, University of Porto, Portugal.

November, 28-29, 2013
The 9th Congress of Polish Economists, called "Economics for the Future. Discover the Nature and Causes of Economic Phenomena", is held in Warsaw. Such topic firmly corresponds to the research interests of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Therefore, he’s gladly accepted the invitation to deliver a paper at the inaugural plenary session of the Congress (Thursday, 28.XI, at 11:50 a.m.). It is worth noting that Polish economists congresses are organized since 1887, and professor Kolodko participated in such meeting for the first time exactly one hundred years later, that is already a quarter of a century ago...

November 8, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, takes a part in panel debate on “Challenges for Poland in the European Union: need for economic, social and structural reforms and competitiveness” at the international symposium "Poland and the Crisis in Europe" organized by the Polish Historical and Literary Society, in cooperation with INALCO, the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations. The event takes place in Paris, in the venue of INALCO, 65 rue des Grands Moulins.

October 2013
Next number of TIGER Working Papers have been published: "The Euroarea: Premature, Diminished, Divergent" by Professor Mario Nuti. We encourage to read this interesting paper!

October 28th - November 4th, 2013
Within the program of faculty exchange,  Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz visits International Institute of Management in Nicosia, Cyprus to deliver series of lectures on public finance and public policy.

October 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Please, visit the 17th Krakow Books Fair and bargain for Professor Kolodko’s three bestselling books about the world. The author meets the readers and signs his books at the Proszynski Publisher stand A37, Hala Targow, ul. Centralna 41A.

October 23, 2013, 5:00 p.m., room B17
The Students Scientific Club LITTLE TIGERS, associated with the Transformation, Integration, and Globalization Economic Research TIGER, invites for the first meeting in the new academic year. The students are hosting Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko who speaks on “Whither the World”. For sure, it is a good possibility to ask Professor some challenging questions. The event is open for all interested persons.

October 10-11, 2013
On the occasion of the 20-years of Kozminski University a special international conference on „Management and Economic Policy for Development” takes place. In the event, coordinated by 
Professor G. W. Kolodko, the TIGER Director, participates a group of distinguished scholars form Poland and abroad, including the Nobel Prize Winner, Professor Edmund S. Phelps from Columbia University.

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August - September, 2013
Assistant Professor at TIGER - Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn – undertakes a postdoctoral research and teaching fellowship in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London (UCL) in London at the invitation of prof. Slavo Radosevic, Deputy Director of SSEES and a professor of Industry and Innovation Studies. The fellowship will be covered by ERASMUS Teaching Mobility Program. Her research and teaching subject refers to the role of knowledge flows and regional innovation systems (RIS) in technological change and economic growth of EU regions.

July-September 2013
The Kozminski University Program in Finance advanced to global top 20 in the "Financial Times" Global Masters in Finance ranking. This degree certified by the ACCA has a guarantee of higher income. 19th place in the world, that is the position of Kozminski University Master Program in Finance according to the new "Financial Times" ranking. Last year the program ranked 21st in the world. The ranking, published on June 24th, 2013 includes the best European universities such as HEC Paris, which took first place. In the process of evaluation "FT" analyzes the level of quality of educational services, academic achievements of faculty, student mobility, internship opportunities, the internationalization of a university, even gender diversity of faculty and students. One of the most important criterions is alumni careers three months after graduation, expressed as the level of employment. (See More)

September 3-8, 2013
As in the recent years, so this time, at the invitation of the organizers as a special guest, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the 23rd Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj (September 3-5). The event takes place under the title “Towards a New Deal”. Immediately after the Forum the TIGER Director attends the Running Festival during which he presents a public lecture called “The Running World” and signs his books on the world issues.

September 7-26, 2013
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs under the intriguing title „Let’s Pray”, after being presented to the Economic Forum in Krynica, goes to the Art Gallery “Siedlisko”. The opening, with author attendance, occurs on Saturday, September 7th, at 4:00 p.m., at the Gallery, 19, Pilsudski Street. The previous Professor’s exhibition can be seen here: “The World As It Is…” and “The Neighbors”

July 1-15, 2013
Professor Grzegow W. Kolodko pays a working visit to North Korea. This is the first journey of TIGER Director to this country. While there, he meets the economists from the Institute of Economics of Academy of Social Sciences, the policymakers and experts from the Disarmament and Peace Institute of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the representatives of the International Association for the Promotion of Economy and Technical Exchange and with the researchers from the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. In Pyongyang, at the onset of his visit, the former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland delivers a special address at the opening ceremony of local Poland’s presidency in the group of ambassadors of the European Union countries. Professor Kolodko will visit also Panmunjon and special economic zone Kaesong.

January – June, 2013
The exhibition of Professor Kolodko's photographs, under the intriguing title "Let's Pray", will be shown until the end of academic year. Two other expositions, called "The World As It Is" and "The Neighbors”, which have driven a lot of interests and comments, are available on the page The exhibition takes place at the Atrium of Kozminski University in Warsaw, 57 Jagiellonska Street. You are welcome to see it!

June 2013
Springer will published a book by Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn on „Knowledge Flows, Technological Change and Regional Growth in European Union " in its series of "Contributions to Economics". The book provides conceptual and empirical insights into the complex relationship between knowledge flows and regional growth in the EU. The author critically scrutinizes and enhances the Regional Innovation System approach, discussing innovation as a technological, institutional and evolutionary process. The book closes with an investigation of the role of technological change and knowledge spillovers in the dynamic growth and “catching-up” of EU regions. For further information on the book see

June 28, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
The working visit to Beijing Professor G. W. Kolodko starts from the meeting with new Chinese Prime Minister, Mr. Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People. This is a great opportunity to discuss the future challenges for China at the time of its growing importance in the world affairs. The event takes place on the occasion of the Third World Think Tank Summit which occurs in Beijing.

June 28, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegow W. Kolodko is giving a keynote speech on the global challenges at the Opening Ceremony of the Third World Think Tank Summit held in the capital of China. The other speakers are, inter alia, the Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Prime Minister of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama, Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, and the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Pascal Lamy. See more here  

June 29, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegow W. Kolodko, together with Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former US Secretary of State, takes a part in the Third Global Think Tank Summit (GTTS) in Beijing. The TIGER Director attends the panel debate on "Changes in Global Economic Patterns and Future Perspectives". It’s worth to mention that opinion-leading “China Economic Weekly” once per month publishes Professor’s essays under the headline “Kolodko Observer”

June 17-18, 2013,
At the invitation of the Tunisian government Professor G. W. Kolodko pays a short working visit to Tunis. This is the place where the Arab Spring has started. The TIGER’s Director, within the framework of Poland’s institutional assistance, provides consultations and seminar for the government experts on the structural reforms and development policy. It’s worth to mention that “Truth, Error, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World”, the international bestseller by Professor Kolodko, has been published also in the Arabic language under the title „Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel”

June 16, 2013, 12:45 p.m.
Professor G. W. Kolodko chairs the panel debate on „Poland’s Economy and the Crisis” at the Congress of Polish Left, in which about thousand people takes a part. The panel is attended also by Professor Boguslaw Liberadzki, deputy to the European Parliament, Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, President of the Polish Economic Association, Professor Ryszard Michalski, Director of the Institute for Market, Consumption, and Business Cycle Economic Research, Dr. Marcin Piatkowski from TIGER.

May 31, 2-13, 7:00 p.m. 
Professor G. W. Kolodko meets with the members of the Polish City Paris Club and talks on “Wither the World? Whither Poland?”. The event (by invitation only) takes place at the Polish Institute, 60 rue Jean Goujon.

May 13-17, 2013
Within the program of faculty exchange, Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz visits Universitatea Babes-Bolyai in Cluj in Romania to deliver series of lectures on contemporary economic policy.

May 15, 2013, 16:00
„Whither the World. Political Economy of the Future” – such is the title of the Kozminski Interdisciplinary Seminar. The debate – in which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the author of the book under the same title takes a part – is moderated by Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, the President of Kozminski University, and is attended by Professor Michal Kleiber, the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, PAN, and Chairman of the Forecast Committee Poland 2000 Plus of PAN, Professor Marian Gorynia, the Rector of Poznan University of Economonics and Professor Leszek Kubicki, former Minister of Justice.

cover of a new book

May 9, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Roman Sobiecki, the Dean of College of Business Administration at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) invites for the public lecture on “Whither the World and Poland” by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The meeting (in Polish) takes place at aula I of Building C of the SGH, at the corner of Niepodleglosci Avenue and Madalinskiego Street. You are welcome to join the debate!  

May 8, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
At open for the public session of the Scientific Council of the Polish Economic Association (RN PTE) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents lecture called the same as his recent book is entitled: “Whither the World. Political Economy of the Future”. The debate (in Polish), moderated by the RN PTE President, Professor Boguslaw Fiedor, takes place at the premises of the Warsaw Economists House at 49, Nowy Swiat Street.

Cover of a new book

April 21, 2013
VICTORIA! Orlen Warsaw Marathon mastered! Professor G. W. Kolodko has completed his 39th marathon. This time in five hours he ran a beautiful route of 26,2 miles from Warsaw’s National Stadium to Wilanow and Konstancin, then Ursynow and Mokotow, and via Downtown back to the National Stadium. After all this was the National Running Day. Great party! The TIGER Director was crossing the finish line with the wonderful company of his two daughters, Julia and Gabi, and the latter little dog, Vegas, which earlier have bravely run the distance of 10 kilometers. This marathon is also Professor Kolodko’s respond for the barbaric attack on the Boston Marathon earlier in the week…

orlen marathon

April 18, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Mr. Jerzy Wenderlich, Deputy Speaker of the Polish Parliament, Sejm, takes place a debate to which the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, delivers a speech on “Whither the World, Whither Poland?” (in Polish). The event occurs in Sejm, building G, room 12, and is open for the public after registration prior to the meeting at the address  

April 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m., Aula
His Excellency Robin Barnett, Ambassador of Great Britain in Poland, pays a visit to our university and speaks on "An Outward Looking Europe for the 21st Century". The meeting is chaired by the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko


April 17, 2013, 16:00, room B5 The Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research Center (TIGER) invites for its hundredth seminar! The discussion will be preceded by the lecture on  "The role knowledge flows and technological change in economic growth of EU regions" given by Dr.  Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn, Assistant Professor at Kozminski University in Warsaw.

April 4, 2013, 16:00
„Whither the World. Political Economy of the Future”
– same as the title of the recent book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is the topic of debate hosted by the Polish Economic Association within the framework of cycle “Thursdays at the Economists”. The debate is led by Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, the President of PEA, and Professor Ryszard Michalski, Director of Institute for Market, Consumption and Business Cycles Research, delivers his comments. You are WELCOME to join the event! It’s yet another occasion to get the author autograph.

Polish economic association

March 22 2013, 12:15 p.m.
In the Conference Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, PAN, a conference of the Committee “Poland 2000 Plus” of PAN on “The Long-term Global Threats: Economic, Social, and Political” takes place. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in session entitled by the organizes in the same way as his recent book (in Polish): “Whither the World: Political Economy of the Future”.

March 20-21, 2013 The International Economic Forum takes place in Moscow on March 20th-21st. Professor G. W. Kolodko presents his view at the panel on "The Crisis of the Market Fundamentalism in the World and Russia: The Birth of New Trends”, which is attended also by professor Immanuel Wallerstein from Yale University. The event occurs at Lomonosov University. Here you can read several research papers published by Professor Kolodko in the Russia language.
Conference program

Marzec 20, 2013, godz. 16:00, sala B6
Jarosław Bełdowski, pierwszy wiceprezes Banku Gospodarstwa Krajowego, pracownik naukowy SGH i były Dyrektor Departamentu Strategii i Deregulacji w Ministerstwie Sprawiedliwości, oraz Kamil Joński z Ministerstwa Sprawiedliwości wystąpią w ramach cyklu seminariów TIGERa z wykładem pt. „Efektywność sądów gospodarczych w Polsce".

March 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Proszyński & S-ka publisher cordially invites for the opening night with the new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko „Dokąd zmierza świat. Ekonomia polityczna przyszłości” („Whither the World. Political Economy of the Future”). The talk with the author is conducted by Jacek Zakowski from weekly “Polityka”. The event occurs in the EMPiK Megastore, 104/122 Marszałkowska St., (vis-à-vis the Palace of Culture and Science). This is just great opportunity to get the book with the author’s personal dedication!


March 2-4, 2013
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on „The Polish Transition to Market and Democracy: A Two Third Success” at the conference on „Hungarian-Polish friendship – history, economy and culture”. The event takes place in Budapest.

Polsko węgierski plakat
February 25, 2013
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited as a judge to the jury conferring the European Business Award for outstanding achievements in business innovations (). The session of the jury with the participation of the TIGER Director occurs in Dusseldorf.
European Buisness Award

Febuary 20th, 2013, 15:30, room B6
TIGER Center kindly invites to attend the seminar on “Changing Income Structure and Financial Crisis”. Introductory lecture will be provided by Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director at TIGER, discussion will be started by comments by Dr Anna Czarczyńska from European Affairs Department at Kozminski University.

January 30th, 2013
Daily Rzeczpospolita has publishd prof. Kolodko article  ("Strategy for Poland 2013-2025").

January 24th, 2013
It is time to complete research project "World and Europe in 2030" which is realized by international consortium of research centers – TIGER is one of them. At the  University Foundation in Brussels  takes place final conference to present research results of the project. TIGER is represented by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko and dr Jacek Tomkiewicz.
The AUGUR project
January 16, 2013, 16:00, room B5
Slawomir Lopalewski, CEO of Nordea Poland Life Insurance Company SA, will deliver a lecture on  "The New Normal: management of insurance business in the post-crisis market situation".