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March 15, 2019
Yet one more jubilee! Professor Kolodko run his 50th marathon! This time a difficult track, with many ascents, in Jerusalem. Thus, behind him is already 1310 miles of marathons... 

The book "Economics and Politics. On the Theory of Grzegorz W. Kolodko" (in Polish) has been published by Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN". This is a unique collective work, prepared under the direction of Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, President of the Polish Economic Society, by  a group of 28 outstanding Polish economists. The book appears in connection with the jubilee of Professor Kolodko.

Contents of the book (in Polish)

On the occasion of the jubilee of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the quarterly "Acta Oeconomica", a prestigious scientific journal with impact factor, has published a special edition (Vol. 69, Special Issue 1). In previous years, only three special editions were published devoted to the scientific achievements of such eminent economists as John von Neumann, Nicholas Kaldor and Janos Kornai. In the group of 18 distinguished authors of published articles is the Nobel Prize laureate in economic sciences, Edmund S. Phelps.

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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.

May 2019
The Publishing House PWN has published a book edited by Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Jacek Tomkiewicz entitled 'Strategy for Poland. A quarter of a century later” (in Polish). This unique work, consisting of 472 pages, was prepared by an eighteen-strong team of authors - theoreticians of economics, finance and management as well as politicians and business practitioners.

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September 3-5, 2019
Krynica-Zdroj is hosting the 29th Economic Forum. This time, debates in which the TIGER director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko also takes part, are held under the slogan "Europe of Tomorrow. ‘Strong’ Meaning What?"

September 17-19, 2019
At the invitation of Professor Robert Wolcott, the director of TIGER Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the TWIN Global 2019 meeting in Chicago. During the conference with the participation of intellectuals, political leaders, entrepreneurs, managers and innovators, the challenges faced by the global economy and civilization are discussed.

October 7, 2019
At the invitation of Professor Edmund Phelps, the Nobel laureate in the economic sciences, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes part in a conference on the subject of "Progressivism, Socialism, Nationalism". The organizer of the conference, in which participates also the Nobel Prize winner, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, is the Center on Capitalism and Society of Columbia University in New York.

October 11-12, 2019
Professor G. W. Kolodko has been invited to participate as a guest speaker in the 17th edition of the Rhodes Forum organized by The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute on the Greek island of Rhodes. The Economic Panel for this year is titled “Shared Economic Narratives”.

October 23-24, 2019
Due to outstanding research achievements the Academia Europaea has to invited Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko to became its member. In this noble group he is the only Polish economist. The TIGER Director receives the nomination and delivers a speech during the 31st Plenary Conference of the Academy, which takes place in Barcelona under the slogan "Building Bridges 2019".

November 7-8, 2019
The Institute of Social Sciences in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is organizing an international conference entitled "Rethinking Asian Capitalism and Society in the 21st Century: A Comparative Overview on 30 Years of Vietnam's Achievements under Doi Moi and Challenges Ahead". On this occasion, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was invited to give a special lecture on the theory of post-socialist transformation and to share with participants his own experience from managing transition to the market economy in Poland.

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June 17, 2019
Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn is a reviewer and a member of the two doctoral dissertation examination committees of Ms. Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė, with the thesis entitled Assessing economics impact and efficiency of higher education institutions (supervisor: prof. dr Jelena Stankeviciene), and Ms. Irena Danilevičienė, with the thesis on Interaction between remuneration, employment and productivity (supervisor: prof. Boguslav Grużevskis), at the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU).

June 4, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
The Kuznica Association has endowed Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko the honorary award Kowadlo Kuznicy in recognition of scientific achievements in the field of economics, role in reforming the Polish economy and world authority in the field of development economics and economic policy. The award ceremony, during which laudation was given by Professor Bronislaw Lagowski, took place in Krakow, in the new headquarters of the association at Al. Slowackiego 44.

June 4, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
At the conference on the subject of "Economy of Poland 1990-2019. For a better model of a knowledge-based economy ", organized by the Cracow University of Economics, prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko gives a lecture entitled "Conditions for long-term development". The meeting takes place at the NBP conference room, ul. Basztowa 20 (entrance from Matejko Square, 4th floor).

May 23rd, 2019 , 9:00 a.m.
Speech on “Economy and Security, or Cold War Two” presented at the XIX International Likhachev Scientific Conference, on the subject of “Global Development: Challenges of Predictability and Manageability”, hosted by the St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

May 16th 2019 , 10:00 a.m.
Conference “Strategy for Poland 25 years later” on the conditions and development perspectives of the Polish economy. The pretext for the organization of the conference is the 25th anniversary of the preparation of the Strategy for Poland,  program which was a key set of reforms implemented in 1994-97.
One of the speakers will be Mr. Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland in 1995-2005. (more)

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Conference video (in Polish)

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May 16th, 2019 , 9:15 a.m.
Keynote speech on “Poland, Europe and the World – After the Crisis or Before the Next One?” at the opening session of the 14th European Research Seminar (ERS) on Logistics and SCM. The event, which occurs at the Conference Center POLIN in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, is hosted by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (SCSMP), Kozminski University, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), and University of Economics in Katowice.
(for the registered participants only)

May 14th, 2019
Professor Kolodko’s hat-trick at the European Economic Congress in Katowice:
9:30 - speech at the Poland-China Economic Cooperation Forum.
11:30 - participation in the panel debate on "Europe in the global economy".
15:10 - interview of the daily "Rzeczpospolita". The conversation about Poland, Europe and the world is conducted by the editor Krzysztof Kowalczyk.
(for registered participants)

April 17-20, 2019
At the invitation of the Rector of the University of Finance in Moscow, prof. Mikhail Eskindarov, director of TIGER gives a 12-hour lecture series entitled "Globalization, Crisis and What Next: Neoliberalism, New Nationalism or New Pragmatism?" Professor Kołodko is the Doctor Honoris Causa of the university, who is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

April 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
The organizers invite: “Come to the 11th Baltic Business Forum, and you will have the opportunity to find out where the world and Poland are heading to during the lecture of prof. Grzegorz Kolodko, an economic expert and visionary”.

April 8th, 2019, 4:30 pm, room B-5
This time we discuss on challenges for stability of public finance system in Poland. We are especially interested in fiscal effects of governmental proposals which were presented few weeks ago. Introduction into discussion is presented by Mr Ludwik Kotecki, deputy Minister of Finance in 2008-12.

March 28, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko receives the title of Doctor Honoris Causa awarded to him by the University of Corvinus in Budapest in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements. On this occasion, he gives a lecture entitled "Whither the World: Neoliberalism, New Nationalism or New Pragmatism?

March 20, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
QUANT TANK, the Institute of Expert Debates and Analyses, invites for seminar on "The Role of State in the Economy", for which professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents the leading lecture. The debate takes place in Warsaw School of Economics, SGH..

March 15, 2019
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets in Jerusalem the Nobel Laureate in economic sciences, Professor Robert Aumann, the Director of Center for the Study of Rationality in the Hebrew University. Professor Aumann, at the invitation of TIGER's Director, visited Poland in 2009 and presented at Kozminski University the Distinguished Lecture on "Game Engineering".

Luty 2019
Nakładem Wydawnictwa Naukowego PWN ukazała się książka pt. „Polityka społeczno-gospodarcza w UE. Finanse na poziomie krajowym, europejskim i globalnym.” Publikacja wpisuje się w toczącą się w środowisku praktyków i teoretyków dyskusję na temat słabości działania instytucji ponadnarodowych, jak i krajowych, które uwidocznił kryzys finansowy. Czy wyciągnęliśmy właściwe wnioski i jesteśmy lepiej przygotowani na nadejście ewentualnych kolejnych kryzysów? Czy warto realizować inicjatywy o horyzoncie ponadnarodowym czy też lepiej skupić się na działaniach podejmowanych w ramach nurtu nowego nacjonalizmu? Autorka szukając odpowiedzi na powyższe pytania, analizuje sprawność działania europejskich instytucji ponadnarodowych na tle podmiotów krajowych i efektywność stosowanych przez nie instrumentów.
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January 28-29, 2019
Under the auspices of Kozminski University, Comitee of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences and Polish Economic Society, we invite you to a special, jubilee, international conference "In Quest of a Better World: Economics and Politics"
First Day (28th January - World Day) - a series of debates with the participation of eminent economists from a dozen countries, co-authors of a special edition of the ACTA OECONOMICA (Vol. 69, Special Issue 1) "Grzegorz W. Kolodko turns 70"). Discussion will focus on the conditions and strategies for economic development, the future fate of globalization, fiscal and monetary policy and methodology of modern economics. Special attention will be paid to the Chinese development model. Keynote speech will be delivered by prof. Justin Yifu Lin, former Vice President for Development and Chief Economist of the World Bank.
Detailed program of the day
Second Day (29th January - Polish Day) - leading Polish economists, co-authors of the book published by PWN Publishing House "Economics and politics. Around the economic theory of Grzegorz W. Kolodko" (edited by prof. Elżbieta Mączyńska) will discuss the most important challenges of modern economics and politics, especially from the point of view of opportunities and threats faced by European and Polish economy.
Detailed program of the day 

If you want to participate in the conference, please register here

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January 25, 2019 12:10 p.m.
Over 800 participants from Poland, Ukraine, EU countries and the USA – representatives of governments, political life, diplomacy, business, local governments, EU institutions, international organizations, analytical centers and expert circles – take part in the 12th Europe-Ukraine Forum held in Rzeszow. Among the participants is also Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who speaks at the plenary session called “Can we save the economy from populism? Challenges for the region and entire continent”.

January, 23-24, 2019
As every year at this time in the Alpine resort of Davos, the World Economic Forum takes place. There is no shortage of tensions in the global economy, so the more interesting are going to be the debates in which the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, participates. He speaks about the Chinese challenges to the global economy.