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Palgrave Macmillan has published the paperback edition of the new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled „Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future”. The work, released in two parts, Vol. I and Vol. II, is published also in Chinese, Russian, Polish and Romanian.  Let’s mention that the pictures at the both volumes covers are also made by Professor Kolodko.


The New Pragmatism is spreading ever wider. Yet one more monograph devoted to the economic theory of Professor Kolodko has appeared. This time, the Scientific Publisher PWN has published a collective work entitled "The Economics of the Future. On the New Pragmatism of Grzegorz W. Kolodko" (in Polish). The scientific editor of the work – in which next to the leading Polish economists write such distinguished authors as James K. Galbraith, Alexander Nekipelov and Satoshi Mizobata – is Professor Maciej Baltowski.

The Scientific Publishing House PWN has published (in Polish)an interesting book "The Economy of Moderation – A Realistic Prospect? New Paradigm of Grzegorz W. Kolodko". The work contains 35 chapters and was prepared under the editorship of Janina Pach, Katarzyna Kowalska and Paulina Szyja. The publisher announces: "The economy of moderation – as a new paradigm – is promoted by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko in his numerous publications. The book makes an attempt to explain this phenomenon as well as is giving answers to the question whether this concept is realistic and suitable for implementation. The subject is very important and of great interest, especially since we’re living in the times of severe crises, the huge income inequalities, and increasing environmental contamination. These challenges require the evolution of thinking about the rationality in the economic processes."

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November 27, 2016 – January 6, 2017
„Windows” in Window. A new Professor Kolodko’s foto exhibition entitled “The Windows”– this time 32 pictures taken in over 30 countries – one can see in Gallery Okno (Window) in the Lesznowola County Cultural Center in Stara Iwiczna, 6 Nowa Street. The earlier photo exhibition of TIGER Director are here: „The World As It Is…”, “The Neighbors”, “Let’s Pray”, “Next Generation”.

December 11, 2016
Professor G. W. Kolodko has been awarded with the title of Distinguished Professor of Emerging Markets Institute, Beijing Normal University. While in China, the TIGER Director presented a lecture on “Cooperation and Development of 16+1 under the Belt and Road Framework” at the international seminar on „Shared Development and Shared Economy” hosted by the  Emerging Markets Institute at Beijing Normal University.

December 8-10, 2016
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the seminar on economic competiveness. Seminar is organized by Harvard University.

December 7-8, 2016
Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn visits 4th Smart Cities Conference organised by The National School of Political Science and Public Administration in Bucharest to deliver a presentation on  “Universities, social capital formation and smart specializations of regions”.

December 1-2, 2016
Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn participates in the one of the biggest conferences related to the problems of technological clusters -European Cluster Conference 2016 - taking place in Brussels.

November 30, 2016, 4:00 p.m., Leon Kozminski Auditorium
A prominent Chinese economist Mr Song Hongbing is a guest of TIGER. Mr Hongbing, author of bestselling book series “Currency Wars”, presents the lecture on “Currency Wars and Global Crisis. Roots, outcome and what next?”.

November 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m., room B17
Following the publication of two important volumes on new paths of economic thought - "Economics of moderation - a realistic prospect? The new paradigm of Grzegorz W. Kolodko", edited by Janina Pach, Katarzyna Kowalska and Paulina Szyja (,580222987,p.html) and "Economics of the Future. On Grzegorz W. Kolodko New Pragmatism",  edited by Maciej Baltowski (,614671644,p.html), Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, TIGER, organizes interdisciplinary scientific conference on “The New Pragmatism: In Quest for the Paradigm of 21st Century Economics”, to which we invite all concerned. It’s going to be very interesting event!

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November 14-15, 2016
Professor G. W. Kolodko has been invited again to visit China, this time to deliver a keynote speech on “The Future of China’s Economy in a Volatile World” at the International Forum on “One Belt One Road”. The event occurs in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province.


November 11-13, 2016
At the invitation of China Public Diplomacy Institute and the Institute of State Governance at Huazhong University of Science and Technology Professor G. W. Kolodko is attending an International Symposium on “Green Development and Global Governance”, aka Donghu Forum on Global Governance, in Wuhan.  Professor Kolodko is the Honorary Chairman of China Public Diplomacy Institute.

Scientific Publishing House PWN has released a book "Inequality and Economic Growth. Allies or Enemies" written (in Polish) by Dr. Grzegorz M. Malinowski, assistant professor in TIGER. The author examines the essence, mechanisms and consequences of excessive inequality and suggests pragmatic ways of preventing the continuation of this disastrous trend.
Table of Contents (in Polish)
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Polish Scientific Publishers PWN has published the book edited by Professor Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn entitled „ Innovations and Emerging Technologies for the Prosperity and Quality of Life. The Case of Poland”. The book discusses, firstly, the role of emerging technologies and innovations in modernizing, improving economic prosperity and enhancing quality of life in Poland and the EU, and secondly, point to the major present and future challenges related to these technologies on national, regional and individual levels. Detailed information on the book:,607879230,p.html.

October 28, 2016
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has become a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Among the elite group of economists are, inter alia, the Nobel laureates Joseph E. Stiglitz, Edmund S. Phelps and Kenneth J. Arrow. Congratulations!

October 28, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
CONFERENCE OF THE YEAR! "What future for the Polish economy?" With the participation of Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki, deputy prime minister and minister of development, and as many as eight former deputy prime ministers, either the ministers of finance or economy - Marek Belka, Marek Borowski, Henryk Goryszewski, Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Waldemar Pawlak, Janusz Piechocinski, Jacek Rostowski and Janusz Steinhoff - we discuss the economic future of Poland. The debate focus on the diagnosis of the economy, the main challenges of development, and the assessment of the government's “Strategy for Responsible Development” in the context of internal and external conditions, the alternative proposals in the sphere of economic policy, institutional changes and structural reforms. We invite you to join the event and participate in debate!

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October 9, 2016

Representing the Kozminski Marathon Club Professor G. W. Kolodko bravely run his already 47th distance of 26.2 miles. This time it was the 17. PKO Marathon in Poznan. It makes 2,000 kilometers of running marathons on all continents: from San Diego to St. Petersburg, from Tromso in the Arctic to Mutare in Zimbabwe, from Madrid to Rotorua in New Zealand. Keep going!

October 6-7, 2016
The TIGER Director, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been invited to speak at the Kyiv International Economic Forum on “Ukraine: On the Threshold of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
The goal of the forum’s hosts is to bring together bright minds from business and public sectors and formulate an effective economic growth strategy for Ukraine.


September 2016
Next two numbers of TIGER Working Papers have been published: "Political Economy of Brexit, or Brexitology" and "Causes, Mechanism and Implications of Grexit: Its Politics and Economics" by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. We encourage to read these interesting papers!

September 30, 2016
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited, as an architect of Polish economic growth, to chair the panel on “Growth models and policies” at the special conference on Nicholas Kaldor’s legacy in the 21st century. The conferemce, called „Economic Growth and Social Equity”, is organized by the Department of Economic Policy of the Corvinus University in Budapest in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Nicholas Kaldor, Cambridge economist, died 30 years ago. He was born in Budapest, studied at the LSE, worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and advised the British  labour government on taxation and economic policy.


September 26-27, 2016
Yet one more important lecture in China by the Director of TIGER. This time Professor G. W. Kolodko delivers a keynote speech at the plenary session inaugurating the international conference on "One Belt One Road" devoted to the new Silk Road. The event takes place in the historic city of Xi'an, famous for its terracotta army.

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September 11-24, 2016
Professor Kolodko’s exhibition of photographs, “The Windows”, can be seen in Zyrardow during the Interdisciplinary Art Festival, City of Stars.


September 11, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
At the Interdisciplinary Art Festival, City of Stars, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the panel debate on the future of Europe after the Brexit. The discussion, about whether we are still in the Union, or rather in what is the Union of Republics, moderates Kamil Dabrowa.
September 9-10, 2016
Immediately after the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj, Professor Kolodko attends the Running Festival, during which on Saturday, September 10th, at 7:00 p.m. he presents a public lecture called “Running Through the World”. You can see a collection of hid sport photos here:


September 6-8, 2016
As in the recent years, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj. In this year meetings, already the 26th, which occur under the title “United or Divided? Europe in the Face of the Challenges of Tomorrow”, he takes a part in panel debates on the future of the world economy and Polish economic perspectives.


August 31, 2016
What you see in the windows? What can be seen from the windows? Who and what is behind windows? How different can be the windows to the world... You are welcome to visit the next, already the fifth exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs. This time a collection of 34 pictures, taken in over 30 countries, is shown at the exhibition called “Windows”. The opening – attended by Mrs. Elzbieta Dzikowska, renowned traveler, reporter and art critic – occured on Thursday, January 21st, at 6:00 p.m., at the Kozminski University (Building A, 2nd floor). The pictures presented at the four previous exhibitions can be seen here:
The World As It Is…” „The Neighbors” „Let’s Pray” „Next Generation


June 10 – 26, 2016
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, visits International Institute of Management in Nicosia, Cyprus to deliver series of lectures on public finance and public policy.

June 1-3, 2016
At the invitation of Professor Robert C. Wolcott from the Northwestern University, the Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers keynote speech on the “Economics and Economic Policy for the Future” at the KIN 2016 Global Summit on “New Worlds: Creating the Future”. The event occurs in Miami Beach.

With Prof.  Robert C. Wolcott

May 2016
New book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is published in the Russian language. The Publishing House MAGISTR has released the volume called "25 лет трансформации: отнеолиберальных провалов к прагматичному росту" („25 Years of Transformation: From Neoliberal Failure to Pragmatic Growth”).

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May 19-21, 2016
As in the previous year, Professor G. W. Kolodko takes a part in the International Likhachov Scientific Conference hosted by Saint-Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This time his paper is called “Neither Washington, Nor Beijing Consensus, but the New Pragmatism”.


May 19-21, 2016
Dr Grzegorz Malinowski takes a part in the International Likhachov Scientific Conference hosted by Saint-Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences. His paper is called “Globalisation, consumption patterns and political stability”.

May 10, 2016, 16:00 p.m., room B-17
Following the publication by Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski the book (in the Polish language) called “Wyobraźnia ekonomiczna” ("The Economic Imagination"), the TIGER and the Students Scientific Club “Little Tigers” invite for the joint seminar under the same title. The event, with the attendance of Professor Kozminski, is open for everybody interested in the topic.


April 2016
TIGER’s team has completed research project titled „Globalization, income inequalities and economic growth”. The project has been finance by Polish National Science Center. Research findings one can find in publications by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, dr Jacek Tomkiewicz and dr Grzegorz Malinowski.

April 28, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
The People’s Bank of China and International Monetary Fund organize the Fourth Joint Conference on “Strengthening the International Monetary System and International Experience in Resolving Debt Problems”. The conference focuses on the issues of the global monetary system and the international experience in resolving credit booms and debt problems. At the event, which occurs in Beijing, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a keynote speech on “Poland’s experience with SOE and related financial reforms”.

April 24, 2016
Professor G. W. Kolodko has finished his 46th maraton! This time, Rock'n'Roll Marathon in Madrid. Congratulations and keep going!


April 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m., room B-17
"Diplomacy as sex in foreign affairs. How to get what we want, not unduly asking and pressing?" - this is the title of the next seminar organised by TIGER. Our special guest is Witold Jurasz, who is the President of the Center for Strategic Analysis and an experienced diplomat.

April 8, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for special scientific conference “ENTERPRISE – ECONOMY – SOCIETY” organized on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski. During the meeting three panel debates occur: “Management”, “Sociology”, “Economics”. The event takes place in the Aula of Kozminski University.  
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April 5-7, 2016
At the 19th Eurasian Economic Summit, hosted my Marmara Group Foundation in Istanbul, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko speaks on “Economics for the Future International Co-operation”. This year summit takes place along with the issues “The Silk Road Economy, Energy, Forced Migration and Terrorism”.


April 5, 2016
27 years ago the historic negotiations of Poland’s Round Table – leading to principal systemic changes, first in Poland, soon in other countries of East-Central Europe, later in Russia and other former Soviet republics – had been concluded. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko – then the director of the Institute of Finance – took part in that event. Pictured (standing second from right) during the signing of the agreement on economic reforms by Professors Wladyslaw Baka and Witold Trzeciakowski.

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March 23-24, 2016
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, a key architect of Polish economic reforms, contributes to the plenary panel debate at the 2016 Moscow Economic Forum. This year event is devoted to the experience of 25 years of post-communist transformation in Russia, the former Soviet republics, and East Central European countries. 


March 17-21, 2016
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the Crans Montana Forum on „Africa, Regional Cooperation and the Future of the South-South” hosted in Morocco. At the conference, which takes place in Dakhla, Western Sahara, and in Casablanca, the Director of TIGER speaks on the quest for a new economic paradigm in development economics.

March 11, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
The TIGER’s Director, Professor G. W. Kolodko, as a special guest at the international scientific conference on “Economy Today” hosted by the University of Lodz, presents a lecture entitled „New Pragmatism: Economics and Economic Policy for the Future”.
Conference's Program
economy today

February 2016
We’ve published at our page the 25th Kozminski University & TIGER Distinguished Lecture presented by Professor James K. Galbraith: “Greece and Europe: Economic and Ethical Issues”.

February 2016
The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been invited to serve as the Honorary Chairman of Sanya Public Diplomacy Institute in China.  Congratulations for such distinction, the more so at the time of the work on the great program of "One Belt and One Road”.

February 2, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Abul Barkat, the former President of the Bangladesh Economic Association, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents in Dhaka special public lecture on ”Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future”. During the event the TIGER Director is awarded with the Honorary Life Member of Bangladesh Economic Association. Congratulations!
(Synopsis of Kolodko's Bangladesh Lecture)