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The Prószyński Publication House has released book entitled „Nowy pragmatyzm kontra nowy nacjonalizm” ("New pragmatism versus new nationalism"). This is another work of professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko, his time prepared together with Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski.
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November 30, 2017
Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko visits Lisbon, where the meeting of Scientific Council of the European Foundation for Progressive Studies, FEPS, is held. The Director of TIGER has been a member of the Council since 2009.

November 21, 2017
While paying a short working visit to Beijing Professor Kolodko delivers two lectures. At 2:00 p.m. he speaks at the National Development Center of the Beijing University on "The New Pragmatism: Economics and Development Strategy for the Future" and at 6:00 p.m. he speaks at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at the Renmin University of China on “The New Pragmatism and Transformation of Globalization".

November 17-18, 2017
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again in China. This time, at the invitation of the Center for China and Globalization, CCG, he participates in the 4th China Outbound Forum taking place at the Hainan island. The TIGER director speaks at the plenary session on „Globalization, the Belt and Road Initiative, and the New Era of Chinese Enterprises ‘Going Global’”.

November 15, 2017, 10:30 a.m., Senate Room

"New pragmatism versus new nationalism" - A debate inspired by a recent book by prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko and prof. Andrzej K. Koźmiński with the participation of the authors and invited guests. We are going to discuss about the future. The inevitable future and possible future, the one we desire and the one we are scared of. We invite you to participate and join the discussion!

November 5-7, 2017
At the invitation of Professor James K. Galbraith the Director of TIGER  participates in an international conference on the issues of European integration and the euro area. At a conference, held at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a paper entitled "Economics and Politics of the European Currency Convergence".


November 1, 2017
At the invitation of University of Texas at Dallas prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Dr Grzegorz M. Malinowski take part in the international conference "The Future of Poland's Economy". The Conference will be focused on opportunities and threats of Poland's economic development.

October 18-24, 2017
Professor Kolodko again visits Beijing. This time, at the invitation of the Normal University where he’s received an honorary position of Distinguished Professor, the TIGER Director delivers for the BNU PhD students 18-hour lectures entitled " New Pragmatism: The Political Economy for the Future".

October 27, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
CONFERENCE OF THE YEAR! "Whither polish economy?". As in the previous year prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko is going to host the event, 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. The discussion will focus on assessing the state of implementation of the "Strategy for Responsible Development", but other topics will be discussed as well, among them we will share ideas regarding major Poland's threats and opportunities in the context of internal and external conditions, main development challenges and determinants of successful economic policy. We invite you to join the event and participate in debate!

October 11th 2017
Jerzy Toborowicz, Ph.D. received diploma for his thesis "Usefulness of Behavioral Economics in Public Policy" during the ceremony of awarding Ph.D. diplomas at Kozminski University. The thesis was written under supervision of Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko.

October 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Following the publication of the book by professors Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Andrzej K. Kozminski on „Nowy pragmatyzm kontra nowy nacjonalizm” (“New Pragmatism versus New Nationalism”) is a series of meetings with authors is organized. The Warsaw EMPiK (Nowy Świat 15/17 Street) invites you to the first one, during which you will be able to discuss with the authors the important topics addressed in the book and get a personal dedication.

Scientific Publishing House PWN has released a book "Income dynamics
and structure amid globalization " written (in Polish) by Dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director in TIGER. The book analyses the relationships between the economic processes comprising the current stage of globalization, and the income dynamics and distribution in various dimensions.

Table of Contents (in Polish)
Opinion on the book

September 2017
Quarterly “Communist and Post-Communist Studies”, Vol. 50, No. 3, p. 183-194 has published the paper written by Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, on “Economics and Politics of the Currency Convergence: the Case of Poland”.

September 2017
Chinese periodical “Jing Ji Zi Liao Yi Cong” (“Journal of Translation from Foreign Literature of Economics”), Vol. 173, No. 3, p. 27-41, publishes a research paper by Professor G. W. Kolodko on “Ru he hui mie yi ge gou jia—xi la wei ji de jing ji xue yu zheng zhi xue” (“How to Destroy a Country: Economics and Politics of the Greek Crisis”).

September 27-29, 2017
Professor Kołodko participates in the European Forum of New Ideas taking place in Sopot. On the last day of the event, September 29th at 5 p.m., he contributes to the debate on "Poland and the Euro: Time to Decide".

September 25-29
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director in TIGER, visits Riga in Latvia to deliver series of lectures in
Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration

September 20, 2017
Professor G. W. Kolodko presents a lecture at the symposium on “Belt and Road” organized by the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong.

September 12, 2017, 13:00 p.m.
At the first after summer brake meeting of the Economic Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences Dr Grzegorz M. Malinowski presents a lecture on “Inequalities and Economic Growth”.

September 10, 2017
Professor Kolodko defeated yet another marathon, his 49th run. This time he made the 26.2 miles distance at the end of the Krynica Running Festival. Congratulations and we are looking forward to the 50th jubilee run!

September 8-10, 2017
Immediately after the Economic Forum prof. Kołodko participates in the Krynica Runs Festival, where he not only runs, but also meets with the participants and presents a lecture on "The Running World". Professor’s sport photos can be viewed here

September 5-7, 2017
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the 27th Economic Forum in Krynica, which this year is held under the slogan "Project Europe. A Recipe for the Coming Decades". The TIGER Director takes part in debates on the future of the world economy and the determinants of Poland's socio-economic development.

June 29-30, 2017
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the conference organized by the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao in Spain. Dr Tomkiewicz presents his research paper  (co-authored by prof. Marta Postuła) on measuring efficiency of fiscal policy in the euro-zone countries.

May 11 – June 3, 2017
The Art Gallery Lazienkowska 7 in Warsaw invites to the exhibition of photography by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled WINDOWS. The vernissage with the author's participation is held on May 11 at 1:00 p.m. The earlier photo exhibitions of TIGER Director are here: „The World As It Is…”, “The Neighbors”, “Let’s Pray”, “Next Generation”.

May 31 –  June 2, 2017
At the invitation of Professor Robert C. Wolcott, Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN),  Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the international conference “KIN Global 2017. Foresight:  Where Will We Go?”. The event occurs at The Kellogg School’s New Global Hub, Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, USA. The TIGER Director presents a keynote speech on “The New Pragmatism as an Alternative to the Threat of New Nationalism, Populism, and Neoliberalism”.

Professor G. W. Kolodko with Professor Robert C. Wolcott

May 2017
Finanse publiczne  w  architekturze globalnej gospodarki. Teoria a polska praktyka gospodarcza ("Public finance in the architecture of the global economy. Theory and Polish economic practice ") - this is the title of new book by Professor  Marta  Postuła. The monograph (320 pages) is published by Difin.

May 2017
NAVIGATOR's update. NAVIGATOR is a dedicated Web portal for readers of Professor Kolodko's books: Truth, Errors and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World (link) and Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future (vol. 1 & vol. 2). It contains a wealth of data gathered in tables (T), charts (C) and maps (M) illustrating the phenomena and processes discussed in the books. In an updated NAVIGATOR you will find even more interesting data in a more convenient, approachable, interactive form.

May 24, 2017
Jerzy Toborowicz, Ph.D. candidate at Kozminski University successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Usefulness of Behavioral Economics for Public Policy". The Ph.D. thesis was prepared under supervision of Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko.

Maj 24, 2017, 10:45 a.m., Room B17
Welcome at the 26th Kozminski University & TIGER Distinguished Lecture Series. This time we host Professor Biliang Hu, the Dean of Emerging Market Institute at Beijing Normal University, who speaks on “The Belt and Road Initiative and the Transformation of Globalization”.

May 18-20, 2017
Professor G. W. Kolodko and Dr Grzegorz Malinowski take part in the XVII International Likhachov Scientific Conference hosted by Saint-Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This year the main discussion will be organized around the topic "Global World: Systemic Changes, Challenges and Profiles of the Future"

May 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Senate Room
One more Professors' Debate at Kozminski University. This time Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski moderates the discussion on "The Euro and the Polish Issue", in which professors Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Leon Podkaminer from the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) challenge their views.

April 2017
Another issue in our TIGER Working Papers series has been published. TWP No. 137 presents Professor  Kolodko’s paper on "New Pragmatism versus New Nationalism".
April 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Mayor of Warsaw's Zoliborz District Office, Krzysztof Bugla, who has taken the patronage of the talks "Kamila Dabrowa Guests”, invites to the meeting with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. They will discuss not only about the economy but also about his professor’s great passions. His books will be given to the participants asking the most interesting questions. The meeting takes place in the restaurant "Rainbow from the kitchen", 8 Pawła Suzina Street (

April 23, 2017
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko finished one more marathon; this time it was Warsaw Orlen Marathon. This is already 48th distance of 26.2 miles run by the TIGER’s Director during last 16 years. Keep going!

April 11, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Following the discussion, which flared up after the publication by Professor Kolodko in the daily "Rzeczpospolita” the article called "Will Poland Save Europe?”, the Polish Economic Society organizes debate entitled "Why Euro? For Whom Euro?" The meeting takes place in the House of Economists, 49, Nowy Swiat Street.

April 4-6, 2017
At the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, hosted by Marmara Group Foundation in Istanbul, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodkospeaks on “Globalization - ideas and reality”. On the same event Dr Grzegorz Malinowski is going to discuss the topic of " Global challenge of migration and security". This year's summit takes place along with the issues “Responding to the global challenge of migration and security. Challenges that the European Union faces with and its future concerns”.

March 2017
The Photo Gallery of TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been enriched of one more series of photographs, this time from Haiti and Dominican Republic. All together in the sections Family, Research, Travel, Nature, Culture, Sport you can see over half a thousand photos from over hundred countries! 

With the 2017 La Vega Carnival Queen

March 2017
The new research paper in our "TIGER Working Paper Series" has been released. The article on "Evolution of Economics and the New Pragmatism of Grzegorz W. Kolodko" is written by Professor Maciej Bałtowski from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Recently, Scientific Publishing House PWN has published a collective works, under his editorship, entitled "The Economics of the Future. On the Grzegorz W. Kolodko’s New Pragmatism" (in Polish).
March 2017
Not only on Poland, the crisis, president Trump, the euro and the new pragmatism... You’re welcome to watch and listen…
”Trump’s  ‘Patriotism’ Is Economically Unreasonable", “The Morning Interview”, TVN24 BiS, March 1st, 2017 (link) (in Polish)
„After the Congress Speech of President Trump”, „Primetime Interview with Jacek Zakowski”, TV SuperStacja, March 1st, 2017 (link) (in Polish)
„Will Poland Join the Euro Zone? If Yes, Why?”, Radio TOK FM, March 6th, 2017 (link) (in Polish)
“New Pragmatism versus New Nationalism”), The Professors Debate, Kozminski University, Warsaw, March 8th, 2017 (link) (in Polish)
„The new pragmatism versus new nationalism: a different perspective on the economy”, „High Noon”, Polish Radio, Channel I, March 9th, 2017 (link)

Photo Wojciech Kusinski, Polish Radio

March 30-31, 2017
At the invitation of Academician Ruslan Grinberg, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the main panel at the plenary session of the major debate of the Russian economists, businessmen and policymakers. The 5th Annual Moscow Economic Forum, which takes place at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, is devoted to the new global economic and geopolitical agenda, and alternative development strategies for Russia and the world. Professor Kolodko speaks on the issue of “The Perspectives of New Pragmatism versus the Threat of New Nationalism”.

March 16-21, 2017

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the Crans Montana Forum on „Stability, Cohesion and Solidarity for a sustainable Development. The structuring Role of Marocco in Africa” hosted in Morocco. At the conference, which takes place in Dakhla, Western Sahara, the Director of TIGER talks about the economics of the future and social, ecological and economic determinants of sustainable development.

March 14th, 2017, 6:00 pm, room B5
Jerzy Toborowicz, World Bank’s economist and ALK Ph.D. candidate presents results of his research on: “Behavioral economics – can it be useful in social policy?” Everybody is welcome.

March 8, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Senate Room

Professors Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Andrzej K. Kozminski invite you to a debate on the "New Pragmatism versus New Nationalism". Whither the world? Is it unavoidably moving towards a "new nationalism"? Is the greed of those who today have the most resources and power going to win, or will we be able to fairly share the resources and fruits of economic growth? Is the New Pragmatism ( a way to solve the biggest problems of the future world?

Watch the debate here

March 2, 2017

Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz visits University of Texas at Dallas to present lecture on “Emerging European Economies – Opportunities and Challenges”

February 28, 2017
Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn takes part in the international conference on “How will Brexit impact regional policy in the UK and EU post-2020?”, organized by East of England European Partnership. The conference will take place in the Committee of Regions in Brussels.

February 27, 2017, 4:00 p. m.
Within the series of events 'Stars - Science - Society' Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, where he presents lecture on “For Whom the Welfare?”. The meeting takes place in the Club Od Nowa.

January 30, 2017

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodkohas been awarded with the title of Honorary Citizen of Tczew, his home town, “for ethically exemplary attitude and promotion in the field of economics, the economy and social policy“. The special session of the Town Council at which the distinction has been handed, occurred in the Culture and Art Center, 10 Cardinal Wyszynski Street. 

Photo Jacek Cherek/Public Library in Tczew

January 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
“Poland, Europe and the Word: After Crisis or Before the Next One” – such is the title of public lecture presented by Professro G. W. Kolodko in Ottawa. The TIGER’s Director visits Canada at the invitation of Department of Political Sciences at Carleton University. The event takes place in the Alumni Boardroom, 608 Roberson Hall.

January 17, 2017

In recognition "For promoting the idea of organic work" Professor G. W. Kolodko has been awarded by the Hipolit Cegielski Society the medal of "LABOR OMNIA VINCIT '.

January 12, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in panel debate on „Russia’s Financial Institutions: Quality and Quidity” at the Gaidar Economic Forum in Moscow.

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”.