Academic, public intellectual and
politician, a key architect of Polish
economic reforms, author of New Pragmatism – original paradigmatic and
heterodox theory of economics and economic policy addressing the
civilizational challenges and transformation
of economic systems. The world's most quoted Polish economist.
Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences, and
Doctor Honoris Causa and Honorary Professor of a dozen foreign
universities. Author of numerous books and research papers published in
28 languages, including international bestseller “Truth, Errors,
and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World” nominated for the
William Harrington Award “for an outstanding book that demonstrates how
scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world”.
Participant in the historical Polish “Round
Table”, which led to the
first post-communist government in Central and Eastern Europe. While
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (1994-1997) he led Poland
to the OECD. Holding the same positions in 2002-2003 played important
role in Poland's integration with the European Union.
Founder and Director of TIGER – Transformation, Integration and
Globalization Economic Research at Kozminski University in Warsaw.
The marathon runner, photographer and globetrotter who’s
countries and visited Antarctica.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko