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Rowman & Littlefield of Lexington Books has published a new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The monograph (XII + 253 pages), called „The Quest for Development Success: Bridging Theoretical Reasoning with Economic Practice”, is announced by the publisher in the following words: “Humanity faces epoch-making challenges arising from the convergence of demographic, social, economic, ecological and political megatrends, which are additionally superimposed by the fatal COVID-19 pandemic and the new Cold War. Traditional economic thought is not able to cope with them. In the conditions of irreversible globalization, these challenges are met by the original concept of a new pragmatism – a peculiar interface between economic theory and practical economic policy for sustainable development.”
Information about the book

A new Scientific Advisory Board of the Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, TIGER, for the decade 2021-2030 was established. The Chairman of the Board, which includes a dozen eminent scientists from around the world,
became the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta.

December 1-3, 2021
TIGER's director gives a lecture on "Irreversibility of Globalizations and Its Implications for Socio-Economic Development" at the international economic forum in Azerbaijan's capital. The meeting is hosted by the National University of Economics in Baku.  Prof. Kołodko also speaks on "Lessons from Poland's Economic Success for Emancipating Economies" in a panel debate entitled "Future Development Strategy of Azerbaijan: Global Trends and Local Factors".

November 2021

New issue of the TIGER Working Papers has been published: “The role of technological changes in labor markets transition: from historical to modern perspective”, by Teona Eliashvilli, a doctorate student at Kozminski University.

October 19th, 2021, 5 pm, Zoom platform
This time we discuss on climate policy. Introduction entitled: Economic consequences of climate transformation will be presented by Dr Monika Köppl-Turyna from Vienna University of Economics and Business, the commentary will be given by prof. Waldemar Karpa from Kozminski University. 
Time: Oct 19, 2021 05:00 PM Warsaw
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October 12, 2021, 11:00 a.m.
The University of Economics in Poznań, celebrating the 95th anniversary, has awarded Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in recognition of his outstanding achievements in economic sciences. The ceremony of awarding the title takes place during the inauguration of the new academic year at which professor gives a lecture entitled "The irreversibility of globalization and the economic future of Poland".

Laudation and Reviews (in Polish)
Lecture by Doctor Honoris Causa at the inauguration of the academic year at the University of Economics in Poznań, October 12, 2021 (in Polish)

October 8, 2021, 11:00 am
In recognition of outstanding research achievements in the field of economics and creative cooperation with Ukrainian scientists, the President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician Anatoly Zagorodny presented Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko diploma of the Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

October 2021
„Studia Socjologiczno-Polityczne”, no. 1/14/2021, pp. 43-65, have published an article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled „Merytokracja demokratyczna i autokratyczna a rozwój gospodarczy”.

October 2021
Another issue in our TIGER Working Papers series has been published. TWP No. 146 presents Prof. Iryna Sikorska`s paper on “Increasing imperative of the intercultural education in European policies, initiatives and actions".

September 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
"The Next Generation" is the title of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photos exhibition presented at the jubilee XXX Economic Forum in Karpacz. 35 photographs taken in 30 countries on all continents show the colorful multiculturalism of the modern world, focusing on the young generation. The meeting with the author (for registered Forum participants) takes place at the Golebiowski hotel in the hall on level 7.

June 21-22, 2021

Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn will participate online in 18th Open & User Innovation Conference, hosted by RWTH Aachen University. The title of her presentation is: “ Open innovation (OI) ecosystem and OI practices in the Polish high-tech sector” (more information on

June 17th, 2021, 5:00 p.m

“Are we at risk of inflation?” – this is the title of an online webinar with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Professors Aneta Hryckiewicz-Gontarczyk, Mikołaj Lewicki and Jerzy Żyżyński as well as Dr. Krzysztof Przybyszewski take part in the discussion. The starting point for a discussion moderated by Professor Andrzej K. Koźmiński and Professor Anna Baczyńska are articles by Professor Kolodko ( & concerning inflation processes in Poland and in the world in the context of an increased money supply.

Link to the registration form:

June 9th, 2021, 5 pm, Zoom platform 
At the next TIGER seminar, we discuss challenges for macroeconomic stability. Introduction entitled: Caution – inflation! will be presented by Ludwik Kotecki from the Responsible Finance Institute, the commentary will be given by prof. Jacek Tomkiewicz from TIGER.


May 26, 2021
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to world social sciences, has become a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, NANU (Ukrainian: Національна академія наук України, НАНУ). His scientific achievements also include numerous publications in Ukrainian and Russian.

May 11th, 2021, 5 pm, Zoom platform

At the next TIGER seminar, we discuss challenges for global economy. Introduction entitled: "Is there a tax revolution coming?"  will be presented by dr Jaroslaw Janecki from Warsaw School of Economics, the commentary will be given by dr Pawel Dabek from the Cracow University of Economics.

April 3rd, 2021
At the age of 88, Professor Robert A. Mundell, one of the most outstanding contemporary economists, winner of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences in 1999, author of the theory of optimal currency areas, considered the "godfather" of the common euro currency, has left us. He was a friend of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with whom he had maintained working contacts since 1990 and in the years 2001-2020 was the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, TIGER. Professor Mundell was a guest at Kozminski University twice, presenting lectures within our Distinguished Lectures series.

With Professor Robert A. Mundell in Nowa Iwiczna

April 1st, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

Not only the economy, but also socio-economic and environmental policies should be increasingly knowledge-based. However, the times of extremely difficult predictability of phenomena and processes have come. The more we have to ask ourselves: do we know where we are going? Outstanding Polish economists, sociologists and management specialists will seek answers to this question during an interdisciplinary scientific conference, transmitted online. The conference is held on the occasion of the jubilee of Professor Andrzej K. Koźmiński, and its moderator is Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. We invite you to participate. To join the debated, please, visit the link at the appointed time:
Conference Programme (in Polish)

Conference recording

April 2021
We are pleased to inform you that the new TWP145 issue has been published! This issue shares the reflections of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on China and globalization.

April 2021
As of April 1, Sergiej Druczin, joins the TIGER team. He is a graduate of economics and management at Kozminski University. His main research interests include socio-economic changes in Europe and worldwide, policy of sustainable development and political transformation of post-socialist countries.

March 25th, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun is organizing an international scientific conference entitled “A Review of Changes: 70 years of the People's Republic of China in an Interdisciplinary Perspective”. This important event is inaugurated by a keynote lecture on “Chinism and the Future of Globalization” presented by the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Before the Qs & As session, Professor David Q. Pan, Executive Dean of Schwarzman College at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, acts as a discussant. The two-day conference – rich in numerous themes – is held online. Access to the conference opening session and inaugural lecture is available here, and the link to the event on Facebook here.

Conference program

March 23rd, 2021, 5 pm
At the next TIGER seminar, we discuss challenges for global economy introduction entitled "Global challenges vs. national instruments – public finance in the time of on-going globalization” will be presented by Prof. Slawomir Franek from University of Szczecin, the commentary will be given by Prof. Marta Postula from the University of Warsaw.

March 2021
This is it! Hat trick! It is unusual that the same book that has been honored in the West, in the UK & USA, as the "Financial Times" Summer 2020 Book, in the East wins the Special China Book Award for "facilitating the exchange and mutual appreciation of Chinese and foreign civilizations".
„China and the Future of Globalization: The Political Economy of China's Rise”
中国 能否 拯救 世界? („Zhōngguó néng fǒu zhěngjiù shìjiè?”)
Polish edition:  „Czy Chiny zbawią świat?” („Will China Save the World?”)

February 2021
At the end of November a biofireplace exploded in the apartment of Kasia and Igor (President of the Little Tigers Science Club in years 2007/2008). The apartment was completely burnt down and Igor fought for his life for many weeks in the hospital. He is now in need of funds for expensive treatment and rehabilitation. The Kozminski Foundation (link jak w polskiej wersji)  operating at the Kozminski University is organizing a fundraising for this purpose. We are very grateful for every donation, even the smallest one.

February 2021
Next number of TIGER Working Papers has been published: "The future of the Eurozone: towards a European benchmark",  by Sara Casagrande and Bruno Dallago
We encourage to read this interesting paper!

February 2021
"Miesiecznik Finansowy Bank" (“Financial Monthly BANK”, February 2021, p. 10-13) publishes an extensive interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko: “Where the West meets the East”. The director of TIGER talks “About the post-Covid future of globalization, the dynamics of the development of the world economy, changes in political relations, the wave of extremism and prospects for Poland in an interview with Pawel Minkina”.

January 12th, 2021, 5 pm, Zoom platform

At the next TIGER seminar, we discuss the current challenges for macroeconomic policy. Introduction entitled "If, how and when to return to normality in macroeconomic policy?" will be presented by Prof. Jacek Tomkiewicz, the commentary will be given by Dr. Katarzyna Stabryła-Chudzio from the University of Economics in Cracow.


January 2021
The next TIGER Working Paper has been published. It is an essay prepared by Vito Tanzi on “Perfect Markets, Perfect Democracies and Pandemics”. We encourage you to read this interesting publication!

January 2021
This is the third decade of activity of the Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, TIGER which was established on the initiative of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in August 2000. During that time, we published over 20 books and 143 TIGER Working Papers were issued, we co-organized 26 Distinguished Lectures, hosting, among others, six Nobel Laureates in the field of economics, and we organized 29 scientific conferences and 121 seminars. We keep working!