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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 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 Grzegorz W. 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.

July - December 2018
Oxford University Press publishes a book written by Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, assistant professor at TIGER, currently Senior Economist at the Beijing office of the World Bank. The book is entitled „Europe’s Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland”.    

December 5, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IDRI, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents lecture on “Globalization, Crisis and What Next: Neoliberalizm, New Nationalism or New Pragmatism?“. The event occurs in the Auditorium of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Algier.

November 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
At HUST, the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered a lecture called "Will China Save the World?" The event was attended by 350 students and faculty members. The Director of TIGER is a Visiting Professor of HUST since 2016.

November 24-25, 2018
“Chinese Economy at the Era of Globalization”, such is the title of paper which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents to the East Lake Forum on “Human Destiny Community and Global Governance”. The Forum, which takes place in Wuhan in Hubei Province, is co-hosted by the Institute of State Governance of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). Director of TIGER is a Visiting Professor at HUST.

November 15-16, 2018
Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn is participating in The 2018 Regional Studies Association (RSA) Winter Conference on “New Horizons for Cities and Regions in a Changing World”, to be held on 15th-16th November 2018 in London. Prof. Runiewicz-Wardyn presents paper on “The role of proximity in the university driven social networks. The case of the US and EU biotechnology clusters”.

November 14, 2018
In the recognition of outstanding scientific achievements the Senate of Corvinus University of Budapest has awarded the title of Honorary Professor to Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko.

November 5, 2018
Professor Kolodko again in Shanghai. This time he participates in the Hongqiao International Business Media & Think Tank Forum, hosted by the State Council Information Office of China. It is held in National Exhibition and Convention Center on the opening day of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE). With the theme “Build and Communicate an Open World Economy” the forum   covers two topics: 1. The Role of Media and Think Tanks in an Open World Economy and 2. An Open China and the Development of the World. More than 600 business media executives, think tank experts and entrepreneurs attend this event, bringing in their thoughts and exploring together new ideas, concepts, and practices on the global economic governance in the new era.

With Bill Gates
October 29 - November 4, 2018
At the invitation of Professor Biliang Hu, Dean of the Emerging Markets Institute at Beijing Normal University, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gives a series of lectures on "Leadership at the New Era of Globalization". The lecture is addressed to a group of several dozen postgraduate students from 33 countries.

October 25, 2018, 10:30 a.m.,
"How China will change the world?" - A conference with a participation of ambassadors, experts and entrepreneurs. Is China doomed to a crisis? To what extent will the economic confrontation between China and the US influence international economic relations? Is B&R a real opportunity for polish entrepreneurs? These topics (and many others) will be discussed by Professor G. W. Kolodko and our distinguished guests during three discussion panels: panel of ambassadors, panel of experts and panel of entrepreneurs. We invite you for a jubilee 25th conference organized by TIGER for the 25th anniversary of the Kozminski University. More here.

October 18, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again participates in the Kiev Economic Forum, which this year is held under the slogan "Creating the Future in a High-Tech World". This time the Director of TIGER participates in the debate on "The Future of Competitiveness: Corporations, Cities, Countries". The moderator puts the following questions to the panelists: "How to ensure mutual cooperation of corporations, cities and countries? What kind of responsibility can we borrow from the countries? What should countries do to achieve sustainable cities? How can cities have world's leading positions?"

October 9, 2018, 9:15 a.m.

At Kozminski University, celebrating the 25th anniversary, the EFMD GN Annual Conference for Central and Eastern Europe  takes place under the slogan "One Europe One World?". In the plenary session Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko debates on the subject "Geopolitical Changes and Implications for the Future Development and Management Education", with Tomas Sedlacek, Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at ČSOB, the author of the bestseller "Economics of Good and Evil".

October 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
During the inauguration of the new academic year at the Kozminski University, the Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor Edward C. Prescott receives doctorate Honoris Causa. The laudation, presenting his scientific achievements, is given by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, at whose invitation Professor Prescott has visited Kozminski University in the past. He was awarded the Nobel Prize, together with Finn E. Kydland, “for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles”.

September 27-28, 2018
The 8th edition of the European Forum for New Ideas, EFNI, is held in Sopot. This is one of the largest conference in this part of the continent dedicated to global trends, new ideas and the future of Europe. Professor Kołodko was invited to participate in a panel debate entitled "Is China the Most Powerful Country in the World?" During EFNI, a meeting will also take place with the author of the bestselling book "Will China Save the World?" (the English edition will be published by I.B. Tauris-Bloomsbury in early 2019).

September 26, 2918, 9:00 a.m.
“HORIZONS Re-Envisioning Business, Society & Self in the 21st Century” – such is the title of the TWIN, The World Innovation Network meeting taking place in Chicago. Professor G. W. Kolodko discusses in the panel with Esko Aho, the former Finland's Prime Minister, about the innovation and cultural changes. The event occurs at Chicago's iconic Merchandise Mart and Museum of Contemporary Art. The conference's agenda.
September 17, 2018
At the invitation of Professor Edmund Phelps, the Winner of Nobel Prize in Economics, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the conference on The Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump: Jobs, Wages, Trade, Growth, Health and Satisfaction. The event is hosted by the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University in New York. In the conference participate also Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Agnus Deaton.

With the Winners of Nobel Prize, Prof. Edmund Phelps and Prof. Joseph Stiglitz
September 4-6, 2018                                                     
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again participates in the Economic Forum in Krynica taking a part in panel debates on technological, economic and political determinants of the global changes and on so-called middle-Income trap in the Central European countries. The TIGER's director presents also his newest book entitled "Will China Save the World?"  
September 1, 2018
At the openning ceremony of the new academic year at the University of Humanities and Social Sciences in Saint Petersburg Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents special lecture on "Whither the World: Neoliberalism, New Nationalism or New Pragmatism?"

July - August 2018
Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn conducts research as a visiting scholar at the Stanford University, Institute of the Research in Social Sciences. The two-years lasting project is sponsored by the Polish National Science Center, program OPUS. The research project aims to explore social networks and social capital formation in the biotechnology clusters.

July 27, 2018
Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn is a member of the doctoral dissertation examination committee of Ms. Virginie Maghe, entitled "The National Innovation System As Theoretical Framework For The Evaluation Of Innovation Policies", which will take place at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and International Center for Innovation, Technology and Education Studies (iCite) of the Univeriste Libre de Bruxelles.

June 16-17, 2018
Director of TIGER again visits Beijing. This time he contributes a keynote speech on “Inclusive Globalization” to The Third Annual China Global Think Tank Innovation Forum. The Forum is organized by the Center for China and Globalization, CCG. Professor Kolodko is an International Advisor of the CCG.  

June 2018
The books publishing by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on the world challenges, globalization, transformation and the future of the world, issued by the Publishing House Proszynski & S-ka, exceeded the circulation of 100,000! The record goes to “Wedrujacy swiat” (English edition, “Truth, Errors and Lies: Economics and Politics in a Volatile World”), which sold just in the Polish language over 60,000 copies; it was published also in ten other languages. On this special occasion, a meeting took place at the Warsaw EMPiK Nowy Świat, where the author was awarded the IKAR statuette.

September 2017 – June 2018
Harvard University is the best scientific institution in the world. Within this American university operates Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies which conducts research on various aspects of contemporary Europe. Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director at TIGER, realizes at CES research project on dynamics and structure of incomes in the EU.

May 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
"Kołodko 100 000 Plus" – a special event on the occasion of exceeding the circulation of 100,000 copies of Professor Kolodko’s books published by the Proszynski Publishing House. His newest book, "Will China Save the World?", will be signed. The meeting, which takes place in the EMPiK salon at Nowy Swiat in Warsaw, is moderated by Jacek Zakowski.

May 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko signs his latest book called "Will China Save the World?" at the Warsaw Book Fair held at the PGE National Stadium. At the stand of Proszynski Publishing House you can get a personal dedication in other books of the author too. Welcome!  

May 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
At the XXVIII International Likhachov Conference on "Global World: Systemic Changes, Challenges and Profiles of the Future" held in St. Petersburg, Professor G. W. Kołodko presents paper entitled "Capitalism and Socialism: the Convergence Theory Revisited." The meeting is organized by the Petersburg University of Humanities and Social Sciences.

May 2-5, 2018
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers a series of lectures on “The Leadership at the Era of Transformation of Globalization” for the post-graduate international students at Beijing Normal University, BNU. The Director of TIGER holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Emerging Markets Institute at the BNU.

April 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
At the University of Lodz Science Festival held at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology, professors Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Andrzej K. Kozminski discuss the subject of "New pragmatism versus new nationalism". This is also the title of their joint book published recently by Proszynski Publishing House.

April 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
TIGER’s Director, Professor G. W. Kolodko gives a lecture on “Euro and the Poland’s Case” at the inaugurating session at the conference organized by the Finance Institute of the VISTULA Finance and Banking University in Warsaw. 

April 3, 2018
In the presence of 1200 participants of the Moscow Economic Forum, Professor Alexander M. Sergeev, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, handed Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko distinction of the Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

April 3, 2018, 9:00
At the annual Moscow Economic Forum, held at the Lomonosov University, Professor G. W. Kolodko participates in inaugurating the debate plenary session with the speech on the future course of globalization. The TIGER Director is a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and during the stay in Moscow the RAS President will present him a special diploma.

March 24, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on „Poland, Europe and the World – After the Crisis or Before the Next One?” for the members of the Polish City Club Paris. The event (for registered participants only) takes place at the Station of Polish Academy of Sciences in Paris. .

February 28, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
“The Economics and Politics of Belt and Road Initiative: A Case of 16+1 Initiative”, such is the title of the introductory lecture presented by Professor G. W. Kolodko at the international conference on “Sustainable economic development, stability and security in Central Asia amidst geopolitical and geoeconomic change” held at the Corvinus University in Budapest. 

January 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
During his stay in Budapest, Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko gives a lecture on "The New Pragmatism: Economics and Economic Policy for the Future" at the Corvinus University. It is worth mentioning that a few years ago his book entitled "Megatrendek" was published in Hungarian.”.   

January 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Professor G. W. Kolodko has been invited to take a part in the international conference on “Comparative Economics and Economic Systems – the impact of Janos Kornai thoughts” dedicated to the 90th birthday of Janos Kornai, a great scholar and world renowned economist. We congratulate him warmly! The TIGER Director presents a paper on “Socialism or Capitalism? Tertium Datur”. Venue: Corvinus University of Budapest, Fovam Sq. 8 III Auditorium.

January 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko begins his this year's global scientific activity with a special seminar for an international group of doctoral students of the Corvinus University in Budapest. The title of the seminar is "Globalization, Crisis and What Next?".

January 2018
We’ve published at our page the 26th Kozminski University & TIGER Distinguished Lecture presented by Professor Biliang Hu: “The Belt and Road Initiative and the Transformation of Globalisation”.

January 2018
Another issue in our TIGER Working Papers series has been published. TWP No. 138 presents James K. Galbraith paper on "Backwater Economics and New Pragmatism: Crises and Evolution of Economic"