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2017


2017
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.
Table of Contents (in Polish)

2017
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.




2017
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.






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.



Our Past:

2017

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5h8FL4UrPg



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.



September
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!



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.


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.



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 http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/gallery/sport/sport.htm




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.
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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”.
Abstract


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 (https://www.facebook.com/events/647151718821422/?active_tab=about)

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.
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Abstract

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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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. Kolodko has 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”.




2016

2016
The Scientific Publishing House PWN has published (in Polish)an interesting book "The Economy of Moderation – A Realistic Prospect? New Paradigm of Grzegorz W. Kolodko". The work contains 35 chapters and was prepared under the editorship of Janina Pach, Katarzyna Kowalska and Paulina Szyja. The publisher announces: "The economy of moderation – as a new paradigm – is promoted by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko in his numerous publications. The book makes an attempt to explain this phenomenon as well as is giving answers to the question whether this concept is realistic and suitable for implementation. The subject is very important and of great interest, especially since we’re living in the times of severe crises, the huge income inequalities, and increasing environmental contamination. These challenges require the evolution of thinking about the rationality in the economic processes."

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December 11, 2016
Professor G. W. Kolodko has been awarded with the title of Distinguished Professor of Emerging Markets Institute, Beijing Normal University. While in China, the TIGER Director presented a lecture on “Cooperation and Development of 16+1 under the Belt and Road Framework” at the international seminar on „Shared Development and Shared Economy” hosted by the  Emerging Markets Institute at Beijing Normal University.

December 8-10, 2016
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the seminar on economic competiveness. Seminar is organized by Harvard University.

December 7-8, 2016
Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn visits 4th Smart Cities Conference organised by The National School of Political Science and Public Administration in Bucharest to deliver a presentation on  “Universities, social capital formation and smart specializations of regions”.

December 1-2, 2016
Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn participates in the one of the biggest conferences related to the problems of technological clusters -European Cluster Conference 2016 - taking place in Brussels.

November 30, 2016, 4:00 p.m., Leon Kozminski Auditorium
A prominent Chinese economist Mr Song Hongbing is a guest of TIGER. Mr Hongbing, author of bestselling book series “Currency Wars”, presents the lecture on “Currency Wars and Global Crisis. Roots, outcome and what next?”.


November 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m., room B17
Following the publication of two important volumes on new paths of economic thought - "Economics of moderation - a realistic prospect? The new paradigm of Grzegorz W. Kolodko", edited by Janina Pach, Katarzyna Kowalska and Paulina Szyja (http://ksiegarnia.pwn.pl/Ekonomia-umiaru-realna-perspektywa,580222987,p.html) and "Economics of the Future. On Grzegorz W. Kolodko New Pragmatism",  edited by Maciej Baltowski (http://ksiegarnia.pwn.pl/Ekonomia-przyszlosci,614671644,p.html), Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, TIGER, organizes interdisciplinary scientific conference on “The New Pragmatism: In Quest for the Paradigm of 21st Century Economics”, to which we invite all concerned. It’s going to be very interesting event!

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November 14-15, 2016
Professor G. W. Kolodko has been invited again to visit China, this time to deliver a keynote speech on “The Future of China’s Economy in a Volatile World” at the International Forum on “One Belt One Road”. The event occurs in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province.

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November 11-13, 2016
At the invitation of China Public Diplomacy Institute and the Institute of State Governance at Huazhong University of Science and Technology Professor G. W. Kolodko is attending an International Symposium on “Green Development and Global Governance”, aka Donghu Forum on Global Governance, in Wuhan.  Professor Kolodko is the Honorary Chairman of China Public Diplomacy Institute.

October
 
Scientific Publishing House PWN has released a book "Inequality and Economic Growth. Allies or Enemies" written (in Polish) by Dr. Grzegorz M. Malinowski, assistant professor in TIGER. The author examines the essence, mechanisms and consequences of excessive inequality and suggests pragmatic ways of preventing the continuation of this disastrous trend.
Table of Contents (in Polish)
review 1
review 2

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October
Polish Scientific Publishers PWN has published the book edited by Professor Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn entitled „ Innovations and Emerging Technologies for the Prosperity and Quality of Life. The Case of Poland”. The book discusses, firstly, the role of emerging technologies and innovations in modernizing, improving economic prosperity and enhancing quality of life in Poland and the EU, and secondly, point to the major present and future challenges related to these technologies on national, regional and individual levels. Detailed information on the book:
http://ksiegarnia.pwn.pl/Innovations-and-Emerging-Technologies-for-the-Prosperity-and-Quality-if-Life,607879230,p.html.

October 28, 2016
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has become a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Among the elite group of economists are, inter alia, the Nobel laureates Joseph E. Stiglitz, Edmund S. Phelps and Kenneth J. Arrow. Congratulations!

October 28, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
CONFERENCE OF THE YEAR! "What future for the Polish economy?" 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 - Marek Belka, Marek Borowski, Henryk Goryszewski, Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Waldemar Pawlak, Janusz Piechocinski, Jacek Rostowski and Janusz Steinhoff - we discuss the economic future of Poland. The debate focus on the diagnosis of the economy, the main challenges of development, and the assessment of the government's “Strategy for Responsible Development” in the context of internal and external conditions, the alternative proposals in the sphere of economic policy, institutional changes and structural reforms. We invite you to join the event and participate in debate!

Streaming video



October 9, 2016

Representing the Kozminski Marathon Club Professor G. W. Kolodko bravely run his already 47th distance of 26.2 miles. This time it was the 17. PKO Marathon in Poznan. It makes 2,000 kilometers of running marathons on all continents: from San Diego to St. Petersburg, from Tromso in the Arctic to Mutare in Zimbabwe, from Madrid to Rotorua in New Zealand. Keep going!



October 6-7, 2016
The TIGER Director, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been invited to speak at the Kyiv International Economic Forum on “Ukraine: On the Threshold of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. The goal of the forum’s hosts is to bring together bright minds from business and public sectors and formulate an effective economic growth strategy for Ukraine.

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September 2016
Next two numbers of TIGER Working Papers have been published: "Political Economy of Brexit, or Brexitology" and "Causes, Mechanism and Implications of Grexit: Its Politics and Economics" by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. We encourage to read these interesting papers!


September 30, 2016
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited, as an architect of Polish economic growth, to chair the panel on “Growth models and policies” at the special conference on Nicholas Kaldor’s legacy in the 21st century. The conferemce, called „Economic Growth and Social Equity”, is organized by the Department of Economic Policy of the Corvinus University in Budapest in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Nicholas Kaldor, Cambridge economist, died 30 years ago. He was born in Budapest, studied at the LSE, worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and advised the British  labour government on taxation and economic policy.

budapest

September 26-27, 2016
Yet one more important lecture in China by the Director of TIGER. This time Professor G. W. Kolodko delivers a keynote speech at the plenary session inaugurating the international conference on "One Belt One Road" devoted to the new Silk Road. The event takes place in the historic city of Xi'an, famous for its terracotta army.

china obor

September 11-24, 2016
Professor Kolodko’s exhibition of photographs, “The Windows”, can be seen in Zyrardow during the Interdisciplinary Art Festival, City of Stars.

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September 11, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
At the Interdisciplinary Art Festival, City of Stars, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the panel debate on the future of Europe after the Brexit. The discussion, about whether we are still in the Union, or rather in what is the Union of Republics, moderates Kamil Dabrowa.
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September 9-10, 2016
Immediately after the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj, Professor Kolodko attends the Running Festival, during which on Saturday, September 10th, at 7:00 p.m. he presents a public lecture called “Running Through the World”. You can see a collection of hid sport photos here: http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/gallery/sport/sport.htm.

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September 6-8, 2016
As in the recent years, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj. In this year meetings, already the 26th, which occur under the title “United or Divided? Europe in the Face of the Challenges of Tomorrow”, he takes a part in panel debates on the future of the world economy and Polish economic perspectives.

krynica

August 31, 2016
What you see in the windows? What can be seen from the windows? Who and what is behind windows? How different can be the windows to the world... You are welcome to visit the next, already the fifth exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs. This time a collection of 34 pictures, taken in over 30 countries, is shown at the exhibition called “Windows”. The opening – attended by Mrs. Elzbieta Dzikowska, renowned traveler, reporter and art critic – occured on Thursday, January 21st, at 6:00 p.m., at the Kozminski University (Building A, 2nd floor). The pictures presented at the four previous exhibitions can be seen here:
The World As It Is…” „The Neighbors” „Let’s Pray” „Next Generation

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June 10 – 26, 2016
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, visits International Institute of Management in Nicosia, Cyprus to deliver series of lectures on public finance and public policy.

June 1-3, 2016
At the invitation of Professor Robert C. Wolcott from the Northwestern University, the Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers keynote speech on the “Economics and Economic Policy for the Future” at the KIN 2016 Global Summit on “New Worlds: Creating the Future”. The event occurs in Miami Beach.

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With Prof.  Robert C. Wolcott

May 2016
New book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is published in the Russian language. The Publishing House MAGISTR has released the volume called "25 лет трансформации: отнеолиберальных провалов к прагматичному росту" („25 Years of Transformation: From Neoliberal Failure to Pragmatic Growth”).

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May 19-21, 2016
As in the previous year, Professor G. W. Kolodko takes a part in the International Likhachov Scientific Conference hosted by Saint-Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This time his paper is called “Neither Washington, Nor Beijing Consensus, but the New Pragmatism”.

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May 19-21, 2016
Dr Grzegorz Malinowski takes a part in the International Likhachov Scientific Conference hosted by Saint-Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences. His paper is called “Globalisation, consumption patterns and political stability”.


May 10, 2016, 16:00 p.m., room B-17
Following the publication by Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski the book (in the Polish language) called “Wyobraźnia ekonomiczna” ("The Economic Imagination"), the TIGER and the Students Scientific Club “Little Tigers” invite for the joint seminar under the same title. The event, with the attendance of Professor Kozminski, is open for everybody interested in the topic.

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April 2016
TIGER’s team has completed research project titled „Globalization, income inequalities and economic growth”. The project has been finance by Polish National Science Center. Research findings one can find in publications by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, dr Jacek Tomkiewicz and dr Grzegorz Malinowski.

April 28, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
The People’s Bank of China and International Monetary Fund organize the Fourth Joint Conference on “Strengthening the International Monetary System and International Experience in Resolving Debt Problems”. The conference focuses on the issues of the global monetary system and the international experience in resolving credit booms and debt problems. At the event, which occurs in Beijing, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a keynote speech on “Poland’s experience with SOE and related financial reforms”.




April 24, 2016
Professor G. W. Kolodko has finished his 46th maraton! This time, Rock'n'Roll Marathon in Madrid. Congratulations and keep going!

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April 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m., room B-17,
"Diplomacy as sex in foreign affairs. How to get what we want, not unduly asking and pressing?" - this is the title of the next seminar organised by TIGER. Our special guest is Witold Jurasz, who is the President of the Center for Strategic Analysis and an experienced diplomat.



April 8, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for special scientific conference “ENTERPRISE – ECONOMY – SOCIETY” organized on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski. During the meeting three panel debates occur: “Management”, “Sociology”, “Economics”. The event takes place in the Aula of Kozminski University.  
Conference program

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April 5-7, 2016
At the 19th Eurasian Economic Summit, hosted my Marmara Group Foundation in Istanbul, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko speaks on “Economics for the Future International Co-operation”. This year summit takes place along with the issues “The Silk Road Economy, Energy, Forced Migration and Terrorism”.

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April 5, 2016
27 years ago the historic negotiations of Poland’s Round Table – leading to principal systemic changes, first in Poland, soon in other countries of East-Central Europe, later in Russia and other former Soviet republics – had been concluded. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko – then the director of the Institute of Finance – took part in that event. Pictured (standing second from right) during the signing of the agreement on economic reforms by Professors Wladyslaw Baka and Witold Trzeciakowski.

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March 23-24, 2016
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, a key architect of Polish economic reforms, contributes to the plenary panel debate at the 2016 Moscow Economic Forum. This year event is devoted to the experience of 25 years of post-communist transformation in Russia, the former Soviet republics, and East Central European countries. 

Russia


March 17-21, 2016
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the Crans Montana Forum on „Africa, Regional Cooperation and the Future of the South-South” hosted in Morocco. At the conference, which takes place in Dakhla, Western Sahara, and in Casablanca, the Director of TIGER speaks on the quest for a new economic paradigm in development economics.

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March 11, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
The TIGER’s Director, Professor G. W. Kolodko, as a special guest at the international scientific conference on “Economy Today” hosted by the University of Lodz, presents a lecture entitled „New Pragmatism: Economics and Economic Policy for the Future”.
Conference's Program
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2016
February 2016
We’ve published at our page the 25th Kozminski University & TIGER Distinguished Lecture presented by Professor James K. Galbraith: “Greece and Europe: Economic and Ethical Issues”.




February 2016
The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been invited to serve as the Honorary Chairman of Sanya Public Diplomacy Institute in China.  Congratulations for such distinction, the more so at the time of the work on the great program of "One Belt and One Road”.

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February 2, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Abul Barkat, the former President of the Bangladesh Economic Association, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents in Dhaka special public lecture on ”Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future”. During the event the TIGER Director is awarded with the Honorary Life Member of Bangladesh Economic Association. Congratulations!
(Synopsis of Kolodko's Bangladesh Lecture)

Dhaka





2015

December 19, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, concludes the working year with the participation in panel debate on “The Economic Future of Poland after 2020. What Will Drive Development When the European Financial Sources Will Dry?” at the Industrial Forum. The event, which takes place in Karpacz, is organized the Institute of Eastern Studies. 

December 16, 2015
The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Secretariat for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries and China Foundation for International Studies (CFIS) jointly organize the Third High-Level Symposium of Think Tanks of China and Central and Eastern European Countries on “From Suzhou Onwards: Think Tank Exchanges in Support of 16+1 Cooperation”.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the debate with a keynote speech on “New Pragmatism and the Way Forward for China and East Central Europe Co-operation”. 


Grzegorz Kolodko


December 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m., room D202
At the 3rd All-Poland Scientific Conference of the PhD Students, hosted by the Kozminski University, Professor G. W. Kolodko presents the opening lecture on “Whither the World, Wither the Economics”. The conference discusses three problem areas: strategic management and new methods of management; organizational culture and human resources management; economics and finance.

December 7-10, 2015 10:15 a.m., room B17
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the seminar on economic competiveness. Seminar is organized by Harvard University.

http://www.isc.hbs.edu/Pages/default.aspx

December 8, 2015, 10:15 a.m., auditorium B17
On the jubilee, 25th Kozminski University & TIGER Distinguished Lecture we host prominent American economist, Professor James Kenneth Galbraith, who gives a lecture entitled "The Greek Drama: Economic and Ethical Issues".

Photo: Eric Fouqere


December 3rd 2015, 3:40 p.m., room B5
At the 111th TIGER’s seminar the former CEO of Motorola and Apple Richard Lada will give a lecture titled 'Role of ICT sector in bringing Poland into the Champions League'. Richard will be talking about using the ICT sector in the economy to boost the GDP growth, what is the importance of soft skills in conducting business and how to be more innovative as a manager.

December 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m., room B17
"Whither the World and Poland" such is the title of lecture delivered by Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko for the Student Research Centre "TYGRYSKI"
dokad zmierza swiat i polska

November 29 – December 4, 2015
Embassy of Poland in Thailand organizes series of seminars on economic systemic transition. During conferences in Yangon (Myanmar) and in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz presents papers on Polish experience from economic transition process.

November 26 2015, 3:40 p.m., room B5
At the 111th TIGER’s seminar the former CEO of Motorola and Apple Richard Lada will give a lecture titled 'Role of ICT sector in bringing Poland into the Champions League'. Richard will be talking about using the ICT sector in the economy to boost the GDP growth, what is the importance of soft skills in conducting business and how to be more innovative as a manager.

November 20, 2015
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited by the Board of Directors of the World Forum for Ethics in Business to speak at the 11th International Leadership Symposium on Ethics in Business. The Symposium looks at complementary measures of performance of public and private institutions that encompass both economic success and social wellbeing. The conference on "The Double Bottom Line - How rich we really are" is held at the European Parliament in Brussels.


November 12th, 2015, 10:15 a.m., room B17
TIGER organizes scientific conference titled: „Social Balance – Challenge for Contemporary Economy”. During the conference researchers from leading Polish scientific institutions will present results of the research on the social cohesion in the contemporary economy. 

November 3, 2015
At the invitation of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies of the University of Texas at Austin prof. G. W. Kołodko presents a public lecture on Poland’s systemic transformation "From Shock Without Therapy to Therapy Without Shocks".

November 2-3, 2015
The London B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of University of Texas, Austin, hosts a two-day conference on the "The Eurozone and The Americas: Debt and Democracy".  European and North and South American political leaders and policy experts  convenes to share ideas and to debate policy options. Featured participants in the conference include: Ska Keller, Vice President, Green Party, European Parliament; Grzegorz W. Kolodko, former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland; Damon Silvers, Policy Director, AFL-CIO; Pedro Páez, Superintendent, Market Power Control, Ecuador; Rui Tavares, Founder of LIVRE, Portugal; Jorge Uxó, Economist for Podemos, Spain. The TIGER’s Director takes a part in two panel debates: "Dealing With Debt" and "What Is the Future of Europe?"

October 2015
Until the end of the month the Warsaw’s art gallery DOMOTEKA hosts the photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The opening of exhibition entitled "The Next Generation", takes place on October  1st,at 7 p.m., at 41, Malborska Street.

October 26-28, 2015
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents paper on „Новый прагматизм – экономическая наука будущего” („New Pragmatism: - Economic Science of the Future”) at the IV International Scientific Congress “Globalistics’. The Congress is hosted by the Lomonosov State University in Moscow.

October 20, 2015, 10:15 a.m.
At the invitation of TIGER's Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the Kozminski University is hosting Reverend Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, a non-profit organization supporting social justice, civil rights and political activism. Jesse Jackson is one of foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. He will present the 24th  Kozminski University and TIGER Distinguished Lecture on the civil rights at the era of globalization.

October 1, 2015
Dr Marcin Piatkowski became a senior economist in the World Bank in Washington DC. He is now responsible for promoting competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship in East Asia, from China to the Philippines. He actively tweets at @mmpiatkowski

August 1, 2015
TIGER is 15 years old! Due to the initiative of Professor  Grzegorz W. Kolodko the Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research was established in 2000 by Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, Rector of the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, LKAEM, now the Kozminski University. Professor Robert A. Mundell, the Nobel Prize winner in economics, has been nominated as Chairman of the TIGER Scientific Council.

July, 2015
A new book by prof. Marta Postuła entitled “Instrumenty zarządzania finansami publicznymi” („Instruments of public finances management”) was published by the Publishing House at the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw. The publication was reviewed by prof. Hanna Kuzińska from Kozminski University. In the reviewer’s opinion “(…) this book will certainly facilitate untangling the economic and legal significance of multiple issues, e.g. those concerned with the purpose behind the implementation of fiscal rules and manner in which they are applied, the need for operations carried out by independent fiscal  institutions, feasible medium-term and long-term planning, or the need to carry out reviews and assessment of public expenditures.”

July 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Which way (if at all) conducts "Polish Road to the Euro"? Such is the topic of my discussion with Jacek Zakowski, columnist of weekly “Polityka”, at the Media and Art Festival, which takes place in Darlowo under a sponsor of the 3rd Program of Polish Radio.

June 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Professor Maximilian Pohorile (1915-2003) - the eminent scientist, economist theoretician and academic teacher - a special conference is hold at his alma mater, Warsaw School of Economics. Keynote address is presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - student, graduate student, doctor and longtime collaborator of Professor Pohorille. The conference takes place in room 152 in the main hall of WSE, 162, Niepodleglosci Ave.

June 26, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
At the Fourth Global Think Tank Summit, organized in Beijing by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a keynote speech on the challenges faced by the social sciences at the current stage of the world economy’s evolution and its political consequences. The event takes place in China World Hotel, No. 1, Janguomen Wai Road.

June 25, 2015, 2:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko delivers a lecture entilted "Globalization, Crisis and What Next?" at the invitation of Beijing Normal University. The event takes place on No. 19, Xinjiekou WaiDaJie, Haidian District.

June 24, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko presents a seminar on the global affairs at Center for China and Globalization. The event takes place at Center for Globalization, No. 7, Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing.


June 24, 2015, 2:30 p.m.
Polish Embassy in Beijing in cooperation with Chinese publisher of "Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future" are inviting for a lecture by Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko dedicated to the issues explored in the book. Lecture will be held in Polish Embassy, No. 1, Ritan Road, Chaoyang district.

June 23, 2015, 9:30 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko presents a lecture on the world economy challenges in Central Compilation & Translation Press. The event takes place at No. 36, Xixie Jie 36, Xicheng district, Beijing.

June 23, 2015, 2:30 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Yu Qiao Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko delivers a lecture at the Tsinghua University in Beijing on economic transformation in Poland and  Eastern European countries. The event takes place on No. 1, QingHuaYuan Road, Haidian District.

June 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
"Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future" – this is the title of the lecture delivered by Professor Grzegorz W.  Kołodko at the Renmin University in Beijing. The event takes place on No. 59, Zhong GuanCun DA, Haidian District. 

June 16, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
In the Warsaw's Dom Ekonomisty (49, Nowy Swiat Street), although on Tuesday, a "Thursdays at the Economists" seminar is hosted by the Polish Economic Association, PTE. The meeting, moderated by the PTE President, Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, is entitled "Around the Eonomics of Grzegorz W. Kolodko's New Pragmatism". The debate is introduced by two papers: "Good Economics and Good Economy in Terms of Grzegorz W. Kolodko" by Professor Maciej Baltowski of Lublin Marie Curie-Sklodowska University and "Theoretical and Methodological Basis for Sustainable Development Economics" by Professor Andrzej Matysiak from the University of Economics in Wroclaw. Professor Kolodko concludes the discussion.

June 9th, 2015, Cracow
To follow research by prof. Kolodko, on concept of sustainable development, Pedagogical University of Cracow organizes conference titled “Economics of Moderation – is the Real Perspective? Conference is the chance to present results of the research on different perspectives of sustainability. TIGER will be represented by prof. Kolodko prof. Marta Postuła, dr Jacek Tomkiewicz and dr Grzegorz Malinowski.

May 14-15, 2015
At the invitation of professor A. S. Zapesotsky, Rector of the St. Petersburg University of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor G. W. Kolodko takes a part in the XV International Likhachov Scientific Conference on "National Economies in Global Challenges Context" and presenta a paper called "К лучшему будущему: перспективы интеграции". The event takes place in St. Petersburg, 15, Futchika Str.

May 12, 2015, Kozminski University
Student’s Macroeconomics Club organizes conference on “What is the future of the World – Economy, Society, Politics”. During conference researchers, policy makers and students discuss on perspectives for economy and society

April 17 - May 10, 2015
Photo exhibition "Next Generation" in Gallery OKNO in the Lesznowola County Culture Center, Stara Iwiczna, 6, Nowa Street. The opening, with the attendance of the author, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, occurs on Friday, April 17th, at 6:00 p.m. You are invited to join the event!

May 7, 2015, 12:30 p.m
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko receives Special Honorary Award of Polish Economic Society for outstanding scientific achievements and dissemination the Polish economic thought in the world. On this occasion, Director of TIGER gives a special lecture entitled "Whither the World? Whither the Economics?". List of Professor Kolodko publications in English can be found here http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/list-of-publications-ENG.pdf, and a list of all publications - in 26 languages ​​- is here: http://www.tiger.edu.pl/kolodko/GWK-Publikacje.pdf.

May 7th, 2015, 15.40, room B5
Professor of SGGW and Kozminski Academy Piotr Zielonka will give a lecture on behavioral aspects of investing on the stock exchange. Professor Zielonka has published the book titled 'Psychology and the stock exchange' and is an active researcher in this field. The lecture will be on the possible threats for investors, various emotions, that influence every investor's decisions and will contain a part where professor will present new research results.

April 2015
Grzegorz Malinowski, PhD student at Kozminski University has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation entitled "Inequalities in income distribution and economic growth". Prof. Grzegorz Kolodko is a supervisor.

April 27, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
At the invitation of Royal Institute of International Affairs Professor Kolodko presents a lecture on "Whither the World: the Political Economy of the Future". The event takes place in London, at the Chatham House, Astor Room at the lower ground floor of Chatham House, 10 St James's Square.

April 21st – 26th, 2015
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, visits International Institute of Management in Nicosia, Cyprus to deliver series of lectures on public finance and public policy.

April 21, 2015, 2:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Columbia University in New York where at the book talk he presents his latest work on the world's future, "Whither the World: the Political Economy of the Future", Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 2014, vol. I & vol. II. Two economics Nobel Prize laureates, professors of Columbia University, Edmund S. Phelps and Joseph E. Stiglitz, act as the discussants. The event takes place at Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Room 1512

February – April, 2015
Columbia University is leading scientific center, well known across the world. Within this American university operates  East Central Europe Center which conducts research on economic aspects of contemporary Europe. Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director at TIGER, realizes at ECEC research project on dynamics and structure of incomes.

April 7-9, 2015
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is delivering the keynote speech on the aftermath of the world financial crisis at the 18th Eurasian Economic Summit in Istanbul.

March 24-25, 2015
Professor G. W. Kolodko takes a part in the Moscow Economic Forum, where he presents he views on the required structural reforms and institutional changes in Russia.

March 12-14, 2015
At the invitation of the Crans Montana Forum  Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is giving a special lecture on the world future at the international conference called "Together for a Better World". The event takes place in Dakhla, Western Sahara, Morocco.  

March 3, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Poznan, where at the Tumski Seminar he speaks on the ethical implications of the contemporary economic changes. The event takes place in the Auditorium of the Metropolitan Curia on the Tumski Ostrow.

February 12-13, Kiev, Ukraine
British research institute Carnegie Europe and Austrian University of Graz organize conference on “Europe Beyond Borders”. Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director at TIGER, takes part in the conference to present TIGER’s research on social cohesion in Central-Eastern Europe.

November 20, 2014 – January 31, 2015
You are cordially invited to see the exposition of photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Following the exhibitions “The World As It Is…”, “The Neighbors”, and “Let’s Pray”, the time has come to show 35 pictures from over 30 countries. The exhibition is called “The Next Generation” and the opening night, with the participation of Mrs. Elzbieta Dzikowska and the author, occurs on Thursday, November 20th, at 6 p.m. in Atrium of Kozminski University, Warsaw, 57/59 Jagiellonska Street.  Don’t miss it!

January 10-27, 2015
Following the publication of new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, "Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future" (vol. I  and vol. II), the Director of TIGER makes his USA Book Tour 2015. On the route of the tour are lectures and seminars at the World Bank and Wilson Center in Washington, DC, University of Chicago and Kellog School of Management, University of California in Los Angeles, Berkeley and Stanford at the West Coast, and Columbia University in New York.

2014

2014
"The Road to Now" – such is the title of a new book (in Polish) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, published by Prószyński i S-ka. The book (312 pp.) takes the form of conversation between the Director of TIGER and Professor Pawel Kozlowski. The publisher advertises the book in the following words: „The road to now. The personal and the Polish. The book encourages the reader to reflect on his country, the reality around, and on himself. Author with gusto and courage, with objectivity and logic shows how in his presence, and later with his participation, the policy has been taking shape making an influence on our fate. And the politics always has its lobbies where many people scrolls...”

2014
Professor G. W. Kolodko’s book „Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World”, was nominated for the Michael Harrington Award for outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world, is now published in paperback edition. It’s also available as e-book.

American cover

2014
Scientific Publishing SCHOLAR publishes extensive work (1 279 pages) under the title "Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Quarter-century of Transformation" (in Polish), edited by Professors Pawel Kozlowski of the University of Warsaw and Marcin Wojtysiak-Kotlarski of the Warsaw School of Economics. They write in the Introduction of the book: "The independence of thinking is one of the reasons why Grzegorz W. Kolodko becomes for many members of the younger generation, not only economists, a clear reference point on their way to develop cognitive passion. It is on the one hand the authority, on the other hand the challenge. His book on the changing world in the era of globalization and the political economy of the future is mandatory reading for those who wish to expand their horizons of knowledge  about the present, while being concern about the fate of the next generations. "

December 17, 2014, 16.30, room B5
Marcin Najbar, entrepreneur and Ph.D. Student in the Kozminski University (link to bio), will present his work “Analysis of the debt crisis solutions in Greece”, including following issues:

  • Decision makers and institutions during debt crisis in Greece.
  • Potential solutions of the Greece debt crisis in May 2010
  • Problems with reaching the optimal decision.

December 13, 2014, 10 a.m.
“International Sanctions – economic and political consequences”, such is the title of lecture delivered by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko for the students of 11th edition of the Young Diplomats Academy. The meeting – for the registered participants – takes place at the venue of KSAP in Warsaw, 56 Wawelska Street. 

November 2014
The 132. number of TIGER Working Papers have been published: Post – crisis monetary policy and social cohesion by Jacek Tomkiewicz.
We encourage to read this interesting paper!

November 27-28, 2014
TIGER hosts the conference on “Innovations and emerging technologies for the prosperity and quality of life”. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for the experts from different fields (economics, science&engineering, business and public administration) to discuss firstly, the role of innovations and emerging technologies in building economic prosperity and quality of life in Poland and the EU, and secondly point to the major present and future challenges related to the national and regional innovation strategies as well as the Europe 2020 Strategy.

November 24-25, 2014
Professor G. W. Kolodko, the Director of TIGER, presents a keynote lecture on “The New Pragmatism” and takes a part in panel and round-table debates at the International Financial and Economic Forum on “Russian Economic Policy in the Presence of Global Turbulence”. The conference is organized by the Financial University in Moscow. Professor Kolodko has the title of Doctor Honoris Cause of the Financial University.

November 24, 2014
Following The Fryderyk Skarbek Award granted by the Polish Academy of Sciences for the book "Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future" (vol. I  & vol. II ), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has received THE AWARD OF MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION FOR OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS in the category of research for economic development for the book “Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future” (vol. I  & vol. II ). It should be mentioned that the book “Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World” was nominated for the Michael Harrington Award „for an outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.”

November 10-12, 2014
Within the program of faculty exchange, Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz visits Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration in Latvia to deliver series of lectures on contemporary economics.

October  2014
Next number of TIGER Working Papers have been published: The Warsaw Consensus: The New European Growth Model by Marcin Piątkowski. We encourage to read this interesting paper!

October 29, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Jerzy Toborowicz, Ph.D. Student in the Kozminski University, consultant in the World Bank and VP in the Youth Reforms Poland Initiative (www.mlodzireformujapolske.pl) will present a report written by young economists on the last 25 years of economic transition in Poland and the future directions for the Polish economy. He will also talk about how the report gave rise to a new movement of young people committed to changing Poland.

October 23, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
The event organized within the series of debates known as "The Thursday at the Economists”, hosted by the Polish Economic Society, PTE, is dedicated to the discussion of the book "The Road to Now”, in which Professor Kolodko discusses with Professor Pawel Kozłowski of the University of Warsaw the issues of the economy and economics, society and politics, Poland and the world. The meeting, open to all interested, led by Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, the President of PTE, is held in the Warsaw “Dom Ekonomisty” at 49, Nowy Swiat.

October 22, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
„Professor Kolodko and a Quarter of Century of Transformation” – such is the title of the debate organized within the framework of the Kozminski University Interdisciplinary Seminar. The discussion, in which participate professors Pawel Kozlowski, Ewa Letowska and Elzbieta Maczynska, is moderated by Professor Adam Noga. Professor Kolodko concludes the seminar. The event takes place in the KU Senate room. 


October 14, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
During the author's meeting, which takes palce in the Warsaw’s EMPiK Junior, at Marszalkowska Street (vis-a-vis the Palace of Culture and Science), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents his new book (in Polish) called “Droga do teraz” ("The Road to Now")  (http://ksiegarnia.proszynski.pl/product,71473). The event is moderated by Jacek Zakowski of “Polityka” weekly. It is also the first opportunity to obtain a book with personal dedication. Your are welcome to join the evening!

October 7, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
At the first after summer brake meeting of the Economic Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences Professor G. W. Kolodko presents a lecture on “A Quarter of Systemic Transformation: Theory and Practice”.

September 29, 2014
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been awarded the Badge of Honour "FOR MERIT FOR BANKING OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND". Distinction was presented by the President of the National Bank Polish , Professor Marek Belka.

September 29, 2014
During the opening ceremony of the academic year 2014/15 the Minister of Science and Higher Education Professor Lena Kolarska -Bobinska has awarded Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko the National Education Committee Medal for outstanding contributions to education.

September 29, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
The new academic year 2014/15 in the Kozminski University starts with inaugural lecture on “A Quarter of Century of Transformation: Could It Be Better? Will It Be Better?” by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER. This is already 22nd academic year at our university.

September 2-7, 2014
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the 24th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj (September 2-4). Immediately after the Forum the Director of TIGER attends the Running Festival during which he presents a public lecture called “Running Through the World” and signs his books on the world issues. 

June 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
The Chair of Finance at Kozminski University hosts a conference on „Purposefulness and Efficiency of Public Spending”. The debate starts with a panel discussion introduced by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko comments on “Public Finance – Economic Growth – Social Cohesion”.

June 9, 2014, 12:20 p.m.
At the 7th Krakow Conference, which occurs on June 8-10 under the lead „The Future of Freedom: The National, Regional, and International Dimension”, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a keynote lecture on “Democracy and Development”. The TIGER’s Director speech introduces to the panel debate moderated by editor-in-chief of daily “Rzeczpospolita”, Boguslaw Chrabota. In panel participate Marek Borowski, member of the Poland’s Senate, Igor Chalupiec, Chairman of the Board of ICENTIS Corporate Solutions S.K.A., Dr. Tomasz G. Grosse, Institute of Public Affairs in Warsaw, Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, President of Polish Economic Association, and Professor Witold Orlowski, Member of Economic Council at the Prime Minister Chancellery. The conference takes place in the Galery of Polish XIXth Century Art in Sukiennice, at the Market Square. 

June 6, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, WIIWProfessor Grzegorz W. Kołodko presents a seminar on "Quarter of a Century of Post-socialist Transformation and What Next?". The event takes place in Vienna, at the premises of the WIIW, Rahlgasse 3, 6 Bezirk.

June 2, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Warsaw School of Economics invites for the public lecture by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on “A Quarter of Century of Transformation and What Next?” The event takes place in Aula I at the building on 128, Niepodleglosci Avenue (corner with Madalinskiego Street).

May 2014
Nova Science Publisher, New York, has released a book on „Management and Economic Policy for Development”, edited by Professor G.W. Kolodko. The volume presents the results of the conference held last October on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Kozminski University.

May 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko present special address to the members of Scientific Council and the MBA students of International Management Institute, MIM-Kyiv, on “Whither the World: the Political Economy of the Future", on the occasion of conferment of Doctorate Honoris Causa.

May 30, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers in Kyiv keynote lecture on "What Ukraine Can Learn from the Polish Successful Transformation?" at the International Forum 2014 "Ukraine: Facing the Future". The event is hosted by the International Management Institute, MIM.

May 21-24, 2014
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a paper on “Новый прагматизм – экономика u пoлитикa будущего” (“New Pragmatism – Economics and Politics for the Future”) at the 4th International Nobel Economic Congress “The World Economy in XXI Century: Cycles and Crises” held at the Alfred Nobel University in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. This year event subject’s is “Economic Sciences and Policies: Dialectics of Mutual Relationship”.

May 22, 2014
In appreciation of distinguished achievements in the theory and practice of systemic transformation and the word economy development Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Alfred Nobel University in Dnepropetrovsk.

May 15, 2014, 11:00
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a keynote lecture on „In Quest for a Better Future: The New Pragmatism” at the conference  „Leadership, Education, Innovation” which, on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of Fulbright Program in Poland, is organized by the Foundation of Polish-American Fulbright Commission jointly with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the USA Embassy in Poland. Professor Kolodko was Senior Fulbright Fellow in 1985-86. The conference takes place at the Auditorium Maximum of Warsaw University at Krakowskie Przedmieście Street. .

May 14, 2014, 10:00
At the invitation of Jan Gagacki, Director of the Centre of Polish Sculpture in OronskoProfessor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents lecture on “Sustainable Development at the Era of Globalization” at the international conference  on sustainable development and local identity.

May 14, 2014, 15.00, room B5
Dr Marcin Kilanowski, Director of Academic Entrepreneurship Incubator and Assistant Professor of Law at the Nicolas Copernicus University in Torun, will speak on „The Role of Experts in Global Governance - A Critical Approach"

May 8, 2014, 10 a.m.
25 years have passed since the memorable 1989 year, which accelerated and steered political changes firstly in Poland and soon afterwards in other parts of the world. Because of this occasion the TIGER is organizing an academic conference, “Quarter of the Century of Transformation and What is Next?”

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April 30, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Ten years ago, on May 1st, 2004, Poland joined the European Union. This historical act was possible due to the great systemic changes, which had been successfully concluded during 2002-03, when Professor G.W. Kolodko was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and Chairman of Economic Committee of the SLD-PSL coalition government. On the eve of anniversary of this event  Professor Kolodko addresses the special session of Polish Parliament and presents a lecture on the process of Poland’s integration with the EU.   

April 29, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Polish Economic Society, PTE, is organizing a special seminar, open to all concerned, on “A quarter-century of post-socialist transformation". Introduction to the discussion is made by Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, President of PTE, Professor Pawel Kozlowski of the University of Warsaw and Professor Marcin Wojtysiak-Kotlarski from Warsawa School of Economics, SGH. Professor G.W. Kolodko summarizes the discussion. During the seminar the book on "Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Quarter of a Century of Transformation", edited by Professors Kozlowski and Wojtysiak-Kotlarski will be presented. The meeting occurs at the headquarters of PTE in Warsaw, at 49, Nowy Swiat.

April 28, 2014
The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has received delegation of the World Bank, paying a working visit to Warsaw. The delegation was lead by Professor Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President for Development Economics and World Bank Chief Economist.

April 13, 2014
Professor G. W. Kołodko has run for the 42nd time the distance of over 42 kilometers (26,1 miles)! This time in 4:45.59 he’s run Orlen Warsaw Marathon. It’s worth to mention that the TIGER Director has initiated the Kozminski Marathon Club and as many as five persons for our university – including three researchers form TIGER, since dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz and dr. Marcin Piatkowski – have reached the finish line at the National Stadium. Congratulations!

April 12, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
On the celebration of the Greek Presidency of the European Union, which occurs during to the first half of the year, Professor G. W. Kolodko presents a lecture entitled "The Greek Crisis, European Problem, and Our future". The event takes place in the Chojnata Palace in Biala Rawska.

April 9, 2014, 4:30 pm
Dr Dawid Sześciło from Warsaw University will deliver a TIGER seminar on "The insights from the theory and practice of new public management for introducing private markets to public services".
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April 7, 2014, 12:00 p.m
Journal "Think Tank" organizes a conference on „25 years of Polish transformation” and on this occasion has invited Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko – a participant of the Round Table negotiations, member of the Economic Council of Council of Ministers in 1989-91, and deputy prime minister and minister of finance in four governments in 1994-97 and 2002-03 – to contribute to panel debate, in which, among others, also participate professors Marek Belka and Witold Orlowski.

April 5, 2014
Exactly 25 years ago – on April 5th, 1989 – after two months of negotiations, the Polish Round Table agreement was signed. This historical event, in which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, at that time the Director of Research Institute of Finance, had taken a part too, had a fundamental meaning for the dynamics and direction of the systemic changes in our part of the world.

April 2, 2014
Dr Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn presents a lecture on “The Knowledge Flows, Dynamic Externalities and Technological Change in the EU Regions” in The International Centre for Innovation, Technology and Education Studies (iCite) of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management of Université Libre de Bruxelles.

March 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
As in the last year, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again takes a part in the Moscow Economic Forum on "НЕСЫРЬЕВОЕ БУДУЩЕЕ РОССИИ". Together with some distinguished scholars and politicians the TIGER Director participates in the plenary session (in Russian) on «Перспективы реиндустриализации мировой экономики. Новая промышленная политика против экономического застоя». The event takes place in Moscow, at 27, Lomonosovsky Prospekt, korpus 4.

March 19, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
We are hosting at our University H.E. Pierre Buhler, the ambassador of France to Poland, with a lecture on "The French Vision of Europe". You are welcome to join us. The event takes place at room D200.

March 18, 2014
Dr. Runiewicz-Wardyn participates in the workshop on "Regions, industry and advanced manufacturing", organized by The Regional Innovation Monitor Plus Partners (Technopolis Group, ERRIN, Fraunhofer ISI and UNU-MERIT) in the headquarters of the Greater Birmingham West Midlands Brussels Office in Brussels.

March 12, 2014, 9:50 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko speaks on “Global and regional macro-economic forecasts” at “Azerbaijan Investment Summit: 2020 and beyond - accelerating economic development”, organized by “The Economist” in Baku, Azerbaijan. The speech by TIGER’s Director is followed by a discussion with the Azeri Minister of Finance, Mr. Samir Sharifov. 

March 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Polish Institute of International Affairs and the University of Warsaw invite you to participate in a conference to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Polish-Indian diplomatic relations. The conference’s panel discussions include session 2 "Poland and India in the globalized world" with the participation of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, President of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, and a Director of TIGER, Professor. Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The conference, which opens with a speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Radosław Sikorski, is held in the Senate Hall of the University of Warsaw, Kazimierz Palace, first floor, the main campus of the University of Warsaw, 26/28 Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street.

February 4-6, 2014
Together with a group of distinguish intellectuals, scholars, politicians, and businessmen Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the Euro-Asian Economic Summit which takes place in Istanbul. At the Summit, which is organized by the Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation, Professor Kolodko speaks on the future of the world economy. It's worth to mention that Professor Kolodko’s book on the world affairs, “Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World”, has been published also in the Turkish language: "Gezici Dünya. Geçmişten geleceğe: küresel ekonomi – politik", ODTÜ Yayincilik, Ankara 2011, s. 474 (http://www.ikiayayincilik.com.tr/root/a/pdet.asp?rsi=utuzwu).

January 2014
Only three months has passed since international scientific conference organized by the Director of TIGER on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Kozminski University, and already a special book called “Management and Economic Policy for Development" (in Polish „Zarzadanie i polityka gospodarcza dla rozwoju”, edited by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been published (Poltext, Warszawa 2014, p. 488). It opens with a chapter entitled „Behind the Rise and Decline of Grassroots Dynamism” written by the Nobel laureate, Professor Edmund S. Phelps of Columbia University.

January 2014
Next number of TIGER Working Papers have been published: Endogenously Increasing Uncertainties and Governance by Olivér Kovács. We encourage to read this interesting paper!

2013

December 31, 2013
The 2013 year Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko concluded with running yet one more marathon. This time distance of 26.2 miles he run in 4 hours 44 minutes and 24 seconds in Calderara di Reno near Bologna, Italy. It’s been already the 41st marathon finished by the TIGER Director.

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2013
Prószynski & S-ka has published new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, „Dokad zmierza swiat. Ekonomia polityczna przyszlosci” („Whither the World. Political Economy of the Future”) (in Polish) . This is already the third volume of his bestselling series on the world issues. After „Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in in a Volatile World”, which thus far has been released in ten languages, and “Swiat na wyciagniecie mysli” („The World at the Extent of Thought”) (in Polish), now the time to discuss the future challenges has come.

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November 24 - December 23, 2013
"Let’s pray." This is by no means a dramatic call for earnest devotion in times of crisis, in times of confusion, as stipulated by Professor Kolodko in his book "Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future" (www.volatileworld.net), but a call for greater openness to multiculturalism. "Let’s pray" is the title of exhibition of photography, which calls for a greater degree of mutual understanding and tolerance in our constantly changing world. After visiting more than 160 countries, Professor Kolodko demonstrates 55 photographs, showing where, how and to whom or what various people pray in different cultures, places, situations. Opening night, with the author’s participation, takes place on Sunday, November 24th, at 5:00 p.m. in the commons of Municipal Cultural Centre in Lesznowola, Stara Iwiczna, 6 Nowa Street, 2nd floor. YOU’RE WELCOME TO JOIN THE EVENT!

December 18-19, 2013
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers the speech on "The New Pragmatism and the World’s Future" at the 2013 Caixin Summit "China and the World" in Beijing. The summit is the Caixin Media’s premier conference series and has featured spin-off conferences in the United States, Russia, Australia, Hong Kong and the Davos World Economic Forum. The conference gathers distinguished speakers to analyze the most pressing topics and to provide professional viewpoints to our audience. Considering the rising China, more and more people do. So, if you are one of them you may read dozens of Professor Kolodko’s essays in “China Economic Weekly”, where he has his own column called “Kolodko Observer” (http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/artykuly.htm#in_chinese), or his bestselling book “Zhen Xiang, Miu Wu yu Huang Yan. Duo Bian Shi Jie Zhong de Zheng Zhi yu Jing Ji” (http://product.dangdang.com/22538463.html). You may also comment on Profesor Kolodko’s Chinese social network at www.weibo.com/kolodko.

December 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Justin Yifu Lin, former Vice-President for Development and Chief Economist of the World Bank, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers a seminar for the MBA and Master of Economics students at the Peking University. The TIGER Director has visited this prestigious university several times in the past. This time the topic of his lecture is “Whither the World: Political Economy of the Future”. If you read Chinese, you may read his book in the Chinese language, "Zhen Xiang, Miu Wu yu Huang Yan. Duo Bian Shi Jie Zhong de Zheng Zhi yu Jing Ji" as well as dozens of his papers in Chinese. You can also comment on Professor Kolodko’s social network page in Chinese.

December 14, 2013
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is giving a keynote speech on the world future at the Sanya Forum on “Restructuring to Explore New Driving Forces for Growth”. The event takes place at beautiful,tropical island Hainan, at the South China Sea.

December 10, 2013, 12:00p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been conferred by the Polish Academy of Sciences the prestigious Fryderyk Skarbek Award for his book „Dokad zmierza swiat. Ekonomia polityczna przyszlosci” (“Whither the World. Ekonomia polityczna przyszłości”).

December 11, 2013, 16:00, room B6
Dr Marcin Piątkowski, Assistant Professor at TIGER, presents the results of this year's World Bank's Doing Business 2014 ranking in a lecture on "Doing Business 2014: Poland Moving to the Global Top 50".

October-November, 2013
At the initiative of TIGER’s Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who’s finished during last 12 years 40 marathons in 16 countries on 6 continents, the KOZMINSKI MARATHON CLUB is taking off. Join us and you will see how much better you will feel! It’s not necessary (yet) to run full marathon, it is enough that (already) you’re running

November 27th, 2013, 4:00 pm, Room B6
TIGER invites for the next open seminar. These time we are going to discuss on income inequalities. Discussion will be opened with the presentation by Grzegorz Malinowski, Ph. D. student at Kozminski University, titled: „Perception of inequality and objective reality”.

November 28-29, 2013
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director at TIGER, presents paper titled "Monetary Policy and Contemporary Financial Crisis – Basic Concerns". The conference is organized by School of Economics and Management, University of Porto, Portugal.

November, 28-29, 2013
The 9th Congress of Polish Economists, called "Economics for the Future. Discover the Nature and Causes of Economic Phenomena", is held in Warsaw. Such topic firmly corresponds to the research interests of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Therefore, he’s gladly accepted the invitation to deliver a paper at the inaugural plenary session of the Congress (Thursday, 28.XI, at 11:50 a.m.). It is worth noting that Polish economists congresses are organized since 1887, and professor Kolodko participated in such meeting for the first time exactly one hundred years later, that is already a quarter of a century ago...

November 8, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, takes a part in panel debate on “Challenges for Poland in the European Union: need for economic, social and structural reforms and competitiveness” at the international symposium "Poland and the Crisis in Europe" organized by the Polish Historical and Literary Society, in cooperation with INALCO, the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations. The event takes place in Paris, in the venue of INALCO, 65 rue des Grands Moulins.

October 2013
Next number of TIGER Working Papers have been published: "The Euroarea: Premature, Diminished, Divergent" by Professor Mario Nuti. We encourage to read this interesting paper!

October 28th - November 4th, 2013
Within the program of faculty exchange, Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz visits International Institute of Management in Nicosia, Cyprus to deliver series of lectures on public finance and public policy.

October 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Please, visit the 17th Krakow Books Fair and bargain for Professor Kolodko’s three bestselling books about the world. The author meets the readers and signs his books at the Proszynski Publisher stand A37, Hala Targow, ul. Centralna 41A.

October 23, 2013, 5:00 p.m., room B17
The Students Scientific Club LITTLE TIGERS, associated with the Transformation, Integration, and Globalization Economic Research TIGER, invites for the first meeting in the new academic year. The students are hosting Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko who speaks on “Whither the World”. For sure, it is a good possibility to ask Professor some challenging questions. The event is open for all interested persons.


October 10-11, 2013
On the occasion of the 20-years of Kozminski University a special international conference on „Management and Economic Policy for Development” takes place. In the event, coordinated by 
Professor G. W. Kolodko, the TIGER Director, participates a group of distinguished scholars form Poland and abroad, including the Nobel Prize Winner, Professor Edmund S. Phelps from Columbia University.

August - September, 2013
Assistant Professor at TIGER - Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn – undertakes a postdoctoral research and teaching fellowship in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London (UCL) in London at the invitation of prof. Slavo Radosevic, Deputy Director of SSEES and a professor of Industry and Innovation Studies. The fellowship will be covered by ERASMUS Teaching Mobility Program. Her research and teaching subject refers to the role of knowledge flows and regional innovation systems (RIS) in technological change and economic growth of EU regions.

July-September 2013
The Kozminski University Program in Finance advanced to global top 20 in the "Financial Times" Global Masters in Finance ranking. This degree certified by the ACCA has a guarantee of higher income. 19th place in the world, that is the position of Kozminski University Master Program in Finance according to the new "Financial Times" ranking. Last year the program ranked 21st in the world. The ranking, published on June 24th, 2013 includes the best European universities such as HEC Paris, which took first place. In the process of evaluation "FT" analyzes the level of quality of educational services, academic achievements of faculty, student mobility, internship opportunities, the internationalization of a university, even gender diversity of faculty and students. One of the most important criterions is alumni careers three months after graduation, expressed as the level of employment. (See More)


September 3-8, 2013
As in the recent years, so this time, at the invitation of the organizers as a special guest, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the 23rd Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj (September 3-5). The event takes place under the title “Towards a New Deal”. Immediately after the Forum the TIGER Director attends the Running Festival during which he presents a public lecture called “The Running World” and signs his books on the world issues.



September 7-26, 2013
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs under the intriguing title „Let’s Pray”, after being presented to the Economic Forum in Krynica, goes to the Art Gallery “Siedlisko”. The opening, with author attendance, occurs on Saturday, September 7th, at 4:00 p.m., at the Gallery, 19, Pilsudski Street. The previous Professor’s exhibition can be seen here: “The World As It Is…” and “The Neighbors”.

July 1-15, 2013
Professor Grzegow W. Kolodko pays a working visit to North Korea. This is the first journey of TIGER Director to this country. While there, he meets the economists from the Institute of Economics of Academy of Social Sciences, the policymakers and experts from the Disarmament and Peace Institute of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the representatives of the International Association for the Promotion of Economy and Technical Exchange and with the researchers from the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. In Pyongyang, at the onset of his visit, the former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland delivers a special address at the opening ceremony of local Poland’s presidency in the group of ambassadors of the European Union countries. Professor Kolodko will visit also Panmunjon and special economic zone Kaesong.

January – June, 2013
The exhibition of Professor G. W. Kolodko's photographs, under the intriguing title "Let's Pray", will be shown until the end of academic year. Two other expositions, called "The World As It Is" and "The Neighbors”, which have driven a lot of interests and comments, are available on the page http://www.facebook.com/kolodko/photos. The exhibition takes place at the Atrium of Kozminski University in Warsaw, 57 Jagiellonska Street. You are welcome to see it!

June 2013
Springer will published a book by Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn on „Knowledge Flows, Technological Change and Regional Growth in European Union " in its series of "Contributions to Economics". The book provides conceptual and empirical insights into the complex relationship between knowledge flows and regional growth in the EU. The author critically scrutinizes and enhances the Regional Innovation System approach, discussing innovation as a technological, institutional and evolutionary process. The book closes with an investigation of the role of technological change and knowledge spillovers in the dynamic growth and “catching-up” of EU regions. For further information on the book see http://www.springer.com/...

June 28, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
The working visit to Beijing Professor G. W. Kolodko starts from the meeting with new Chinese Prime Minister, Mr. Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People. This is a great opportunity to discuss the future challenges for China at the time of its growing importance in the world affairs. The event takes place on the occasion of the Third World Think Tank Summit which occurs in Beijing.



June 28, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegow W. Kolodko is giving a keynote speech on the global challenges at the Opening Ceremony of the Third World Think Tank Summit held in the capital of China. The other speakers are, inter alia, the Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Prime Minister of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama, Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, and the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Pascal Lamy. See more here  

June 29, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegow W. Kolodko, together with Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former US Secretary of State, takes a part in the Third Global Think Tank Summit (GTTS) in Beijing. The TIGER Director attends the panel debate on "Changes in Global Economic Patterns and Future Perspectives". It’s worth to mention that opinion-leading “China Economic Weekly” once per month publishes Professor’s essays under the headline “Kolodko Observer”

June 17-18, 2013,
At the invitation of the Tunisian government Professor G. W. Kolodko pays a short working visit to Tunis. This is the place where the Arab Spring has started. The TIGER’s Director, within the framework of Poland’s institutional assistance, provides consultations and seminar for the government experts on the structural reforms and development policy. It’s worth to mention that “Truth, Error, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World”, the international bestseller by Professor Kolodko, has been published also in the Arabic language under the title „Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel”

June 16, 2013, 12:45 p.m.
Professor G. W. Kolodko chairs the panel debate on „Poland’s Economy and the Crisis” at the Congress of Polish Left, in which about thousand people takes a part. The panel is attended also by Professor Boguslaw Liberadzki, deputy to the European Parliament, Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, President of the Polish Economic Association, Professor Ryszard Michalski, Director of the Institute for Market, Consumption, and Business Cycle Economic Research, Dr. Marcin Piatkowski from TIGER.

May 31, 2-13, 7:00 p.m. 
Professor G. W. Kolodko meets with the members of the Polish City Paris Club and talks on “Wither the World? Whither Poland?”. The event (by invitation only) takes place at the Polish Institute, 60 rue Jean Goujon.

May 13-17, 2013
Within the program of faculty exchange, Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz visits Universitatea Babes-Bolyai in Cluj in Romania to deliver series of lectures on contemporary economic policy.

May 15, 2013, 16:00
„Whither the World. Political Economy of the Future” – such is the title of the Kozminski Interdisciplinary Seminar. The debate – in which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the author of the book under the same title takes a part – is moderated by Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, the President of Kozminski University, and is attended by Professor Michal Kleiber, the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, PAN, and Chairman of the Forecast Committee Poland 2000 Plus of PAN, Professor Marian Gorynia, the President of the Poznan University of Economonics and Professor Leszek Kubicki, former Minister of Justice.


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May 9, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Roman Sobiecki, the Dean of College of Business Administration at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) invites for the public lecture on “Whither the World and Poland” by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The meeting (in Polish) takes place at aula I of Building C of the SGH, at the corner of Niepodleglosci Avenue and Madalinskiego Street. You are welcome to join the debate!  

May 8, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
At open for the public session of the Scientific Council of the Polish Economic Association (RN PTE) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents lecture called the same as his recent book is entitled: “Whither the World. Political Economy of the Future”. The debate (in Polish), moderated by the RN PTE President, Professor Boguslaw Fiedor, takes place at the premises of the Warsaw Economists House at 49, Nowy Swiat Street.

Cover of a new book

April 21, 2013
VICTORIA! Orlen Warsaw Marathon mastered! Professor G. W. Kolodko has completed his 39th marathon. This time in five hours he ran a beautiful route of 26,2 miles from Warsaw’s National Stadium to Wilanow and Konstancin, then Ursynow and Mokotow, and via Downtown back to the National Stadium. After all this was the National Running Day. Great party! The TIGER Director was crossing the finish line with the wonderful company of his two daughters, Julia and Gabi, and the latter little dog, Vegas, which earlier have bravely run the distance of 10 kilometers. This marathon is also Professor Kolodko’s respond for the barbaric attack on the Boston Marathon earlier in the week…

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April 18, 2013, 1:00 p.m. At the invitation of Mr. Jerzy Wenderlich, Deputy Speaker of the Polish Parliament, Sejm, takes place a debate to which the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, delivers a speech on “Whither the World, Whither Poland?” (in Polish). The event occurs in Sejm, building G, room 12, and is open for the public after registration prior to the meeting at the address tkalita@sld.org.pl.  

April 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m., Aula
His Excellency Robin Barnett, Ambassador of Great Britain in Poland, pays a visit to our university and speaks on "An Outward Looking Europe for the 21st Century". The meeting is chaired by the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko

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April 17, 2013, 16:00, room B5 
The Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research Center (TIGER) invites for its hundredth seminar! The discussion will be preceded by the lecture on  "The role knowledge flows and technological change in economic growth of EU regions" given by Dr.  Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn, Assistant Professor at Kozminski University in Warsaw.

April 4, 2013, 16:00
„Whither the World. Political Economy of the Future”
– same as the title of the recent book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is the topic of debate hosted by the Polish Economic Association within the framework of cycle “Thursdays at the Economists”. The debate is led by Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, the President of PEA, and Professor Ryszard Michalski, Director of Institute for Market, Consumption and Business Cycles Research, delivers his comments. You are WELCOME to join the event! It’s yet another occasion to get the author autograph.

Polish economic association

March 22 2013, 12:15 p.m.
In the Conference Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, PAN, a conference of the Committee “Poland 2000 Plus” of PAN on “The Long-term Global Threats: Economic, Social, and Political” takes place. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in session entitled by the organizes in the same way as his recent book (in Polish): “Whither the World: Political Economy of the Future”.

March 20-21, 2013 The International Economic Forum takes place in Moscow on March 20th-21st. Professor G. W. Kolodko presents his view at the panel on "The Crisis of the Market Fundamentalism in the World and Russia: The Birth of New Trends”, which is attended also by professor Immanuel Wallerstein from Yale University. The event occurs at Lomonosov University. Here you can read several research papers published by Professor Kolodko in the Russia language.
Conference program

Marzec 20, 2013, godz. 16:00, sala B6
Jarosław Bełdowski, pierwszy wiceprezes Banku Gospodarstwa Krajowego, pracownik naukowy SGH i były Dyrektor Departamentu Strategii i Deregulacji w Ministerstwie Sprawiedliwości, oraz Kamil Joński z Ministerstwa Sprawiedliwości wystąpią w ramach cyklu seminariów TIGERa z wykładem pt. „Efektywność sądów gospodarczych w Polsce".
Biografia


March 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Proszyński & S-ka publisher cordially invites for the opening night with the new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko „Dokąd zmierza świat. Ekonomia polityczna przyszłości” („Whither the World. Political Economy of the Future”). The talk with the author is conducted by Jacek Zakowski from weekly “Polityka”. The event occurs in the EMPiK Megastore, 104/122 Marszałkowska St., (vis-à-vis the Palace of Culture and Science). This is just great opportunity to get the book with the author’s personal dedication!

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March 2-4, 2013
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on „The Polish Transition to Market and Democracy: A Two Third Success” at the conference on „Hungarian-Polish friendship – history, economy and culture”. The event takes place in Budapest.

Polsko węgierski plakat

February 25, 2013
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited as a judge to the jury conferring the European Business Award for outstanding achievements in business innovations (). The session of the jury with the participation of the TIGER Director occurs in Dusseldorf.
 
European Buisness Award


Febuary 20th, 2013, 15:30, room B6
TIGER Center kindly invites to attend the seminar on “Changing Income Structure and Financial Crisis”. Introductory lecture will be provided by Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director at TIGER, discussion will be started by comments by Dr Anna Czarczyńska from European Affairs Department at Kozminski University.

January 30th, 2013
Daily Rzeczpospolita has publishd prof. Kolodko article  ("Strategy for Poland 2013-2025").

January 24th, 2013
It is time to complete research project "World and Europe in 2030" which is realized by international consortium of research centers – TIGER is one of them. At the  University Foundation in Brussels  takes place final conference to present research results of the project. TIGER is represented by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko and dr Jacek Tomkiewicz.

The AUGUR project

January 16, 2013, 16:00, room B5
Slawomir Lopalewski, CEO of Nordea Poland Life Insurance Company SA, will deliver a lecture on  "The New Normal: management of insurance business in the post-crisis market situation".
Bio-note

2012

2012
The book "Truth Errors and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" by Professor G. W. Kolodko has been nominated for the Michael Harrington Book Award given for an outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.

2012
A new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko titled "The World at the Extent of Thought" has just appeared under the imprint of Prószyński i S-ka Publishing House (in Polish).
Professor G. W. Kolodko's meetings in 2012 (in Polish)
The publisher about the book

Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli


2012
Columbia University Press, New York, has published Professor Kolodko's international bestseller on "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". The book is accompanied by special Internet portal www.volatileworld.net, with a rich set of continuously corrected data, and the author's blog, where never ending debate on the global issues takes place. You're welcome to join the club!
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko International Book Tour 2012
Columbia University Press about the book



October - December, 2012
At the high-noon, right after the inauguration of the new academic year 2012/13 at the Kozminski University, there is an opening of yet another exhibition of Professor G. W. Kolodko's photographs. After already available on the page www.facebook.com/kolodko two recent expositions, called "The World As It Is..." and "The Neighbors", which have driven a lot of interests and comments, the new set of pictures is shown under the intriguing title "Let's Pray". The exhibition opens at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd, at the Atrium of Kozminski University in Warsaw, 57 Jagiellonska Street, until the end of October. You are encourage to see it!

December 2012
Next number of TIGER Working Papers have been published: On the New Economic Philosophy of Crisis Management in the European Union by  László Csaba. We encourage to read this interesting paper!
We encourage to read this interesting paper!

December 19, 2012, 16:00, room B6
Dr Marcin Piątkowski, Assistant Professor at TIGER, presents the results of this year's World Bank Doing Business 2013 ranking, entitled "Doing Business 2013: Poland in the Global Top 10"
Bio-note: http://www.tiger.edu.pl/piatkowski/

November 2012
The Fall issue of quarterly „THINKTANK” – No. 3 (14), Fall 2012, p. 198-206 – publishes interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled „Każdy ma taki świat, jaki potrafi zrozumieć” (“Everybody’s Got a World According to His Understanding”) (in Polish).

November 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Room B17
TIGER and Department of European Studies at Kozminski University organize conference on “What Lessons Have We Learnt from the Crisis? Economic Policy in Crisis or Crisis in Economic Policy? Academics from leading Polish research institutions will discuss the challenges for contemporary economic policy. The conference open with the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko lecture on “Economics of Crisis, Crisis of Economics – and What Next?”. You are welcome to join the debate!
Conference agenda (In Polish)

November 7, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
The Warsaw Technology University, PW, hosts the annual scientific book fair. On this occasion Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets with the readers and presents a lecture on "'Truth, Errors, and Lies: Economics and Politics in a Volatile World', or economics for the people". After lecture he answers the readers’ questions and signs his books.

October 17, 2012, 16:00, room B5
At the October TIGER Seminar, Dr Michał Myck, Director of the Centre for Economic Analysis, CenEA, in Szczecin  and a former researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and at the DIW-Berlin, delivers a lecture on "Wages, taxes and financial incentives in the Polish labor market 2005-09".
Bio note

October 8-11, 2012
Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn will participate in the workshop on “How can the regional level learn from each other on innovation? How can the regional context contribute to smart specialisation?. The workshop is a part of OPEN DAYS 2012 venue, organized by the Committee of the Regions and European Commission in Brussels.

September 28, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to deliver a special speech to the 18th Scientific Conference of the Euro Memo Group, hosted by the Economic University in Poznan. The conference topic is "Deepening crisis in the EU: the need for a fundamental change in policy". The Director of TIGER talks on "Whither Europe? Values, Institutions, Policies".

September 7, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, known also for his commitment to the long distance running, again has been invited to take a part in the Krynica Running Festival. On this occasion he talks on "The Running World" and signs his bestselling books "Wedrujacy swiat" and "Swiat na wyciagniecie mysli". The former is available in English under the title "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" (www.volatileworld.net).


At the finish line of Krynica Marathon, September 11th, 2011

Septemebr 5, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
“Crisis of Europe as a Crisis of National Institutions?” – such is the title of a panel debate with Professor G. W. Kolodko at the Krynica Economic Forum. The panel is chaired by Professor Maria Jarosz and the other discussants are Prof. Stéphane Portet, International Labor Organization and UNDP, Prof. Klaus Ziemer, Uniwersity of Trewir, and Andrzej Jonas, editor-in-chief of the weekly „The Warsaw Voice”.

September 4, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
As many times in the past, also this year the TIGER Director contributes to the debate at the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj. It is already the 22nd gathering of this kind, occurring on this occasion under the title "The New Visions for Challenging Times. Europe and the World at the Crisis". Prof. G. W. Kolodko takes a part in a panel co-hosted by the Deutsche Bank Poland. The panel, called "The Future and Perspectives of Banking Sector", is chaired by the Chairman of DB Poland, Professor Krzysztof Kalicki, and attended by Professor Mario D. Nuti, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Dr. Jerzy Pruski, President of the Banking Guarantee Fund, and the DB Board Member, Mr. Peter Tils.

July 28, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
"Whither Europe? Whither the World?" Such is the title of keynote speech which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers to the international conference on "Economic Crisis in Europe. Towards Gender-Equitable Macroeconomic Policy-making and Economic Governance". The event, organized by the Gender and Macro Economics Working Group, IWG, takes place at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

July 12, 2012, 8:30 p.m.
For the first time the International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics Congress (ISBEE) takes place in Poland. The Vth Congress is hosted by Kozminski University. The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to deliver a special lecture at the evening meeting at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The topic of Professor's speech is "Globalization, Crisis and What Next? Values, Institutions, and Policies".

July 11, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
The annual Summer School of the European Federation of the Financial Analysts Societies, EFFAS, takes place in Madrid. Director of TIGER has been invited to present the keynote speech inaugurating the event. The title of Professor G. W. Kolodko lecture is “Globalization, Crisis – and What Next?”

June 2012
The paper on "Income Disparities in Poland through the Lens of Economic Geography", written by Jesús López-Rodríguez, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 127)

June 27, 2012
Assistant Professor at TIGER - Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn - will participate in the Cluster Energy Round Table Meeting in Brussels. The project is financed by the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 and has a relation to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

June 19-23, 2012
At the invitation of Centro de Estudios de la Economia Cubana (CEEC) of the Universidad de la Habana, Professor G. W. Kolodko participates in the conference on "La Actualización del Modelo Económico Cubano". Director of TIGER, former four times deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Poland, talks on the Polish experience with the systemic change and lessons for Cuba transformation.

Uniwersidad de la Habana

June 19-21, 2012
"World and Europe in 2030" - this is a title of the research project which is realized by international consortium of research centers – TIGER is one of them. In June in Paris takes place research seminar within the project. TIGER is represented by dr Jacek Tomkiewicz and dr Marcin Piątkowski.

June 3-13, 2012
Continuing interests in Professor G. W. Kolodko book on long-term development, published recently in the Arabic language, "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" (in English "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World"), takes him for the fourth part of his Middle East and North African Book Tour. This time he visits Libya and Tunisia with a series of lectures, seminars, conference participations, interviews and consultations in Tripoli, Misrata, Tunis, and Hammamet.

May 2012
The Ukrainian Academy of Sciences has published Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". The book (448 pages) is called in the Ukrainian language "Minlivyi Svit" ("The Changing World"). It is already the tenth language in which the book is availbale.

May 28, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
"The Evening in Garden" – such is the title of two-hours lasting radio broadcast, a joint project of Radio For You, RDC, and the Banker Club of the Association of Polish Banks. The program, with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko as the special guest, will discuss the issues of culture and nature, economics and politics, sport and travel. The interview can be listened on the radio frequency Warszawa 101 MHz as well as in the Internet at www.rdc.pl.

May 28, 2012, 12:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Student Forum of Business Center Club Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Bydgoszcz where at the Faculty of Management of the J. & J. Sniadecki University of Technology and Life Sciences presents lecture on "Whither the World? Whither Poland?" The event takes place at 430, Fordonska Street, and is open for the public, so you’re welcome to join it!

May 26, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
At the Celebration of the Danish Presidency in the Council of European Union, hosted by the Chojnata Palace, the Marshal of the Lodz Province, and the Head of Rawski District, Professor G. W. Kolodko delivers a lecture on "Whither Europe?".

May 23, 2012, 4:00 pm, room A24
The next seminar in TIGER's monthly series will feature Mr. Marcin Petrykowski, Executive Director at JPMorgan Europe Limited and the Head of Coverage for Russia, CIS and CEE countries, graduate of Kozminski University. Mr. Petrykowski speaks on "The Evolution of Capital Markets and its Impact on Strategies of Financial Institutions".
Notka biograficzna

May 16-19, 2012
"Economic Crisis or Crisis of Economics?" – such is the tile of the paper presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko to the Third Session of the World Nobel Congress in Economics hosted by the Alfred Nobel University in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. This year Congress topic is "The World Economy of the XXI Century: Cycles and Crises".

May 15, 2012, 12:00, room B17
Joschka Fischer, former Deputy Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, will deliver a lecture on "The Euro Crisis - A Political or Financial Challenge?" as part of the "ALK &TIGER Distinguished Lectures Series". Prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko will deliver an introductory speech.
bio-note

Joschka Fischer

May 12, 2012, 3:45 p.m.
One more chance to get the author's autograph and personal dedication! At the Warsaw Book Fair, taking place in the Palace of Culture and Science, at the stand of Publisher Proszynski & S-ka, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko signs his bestsellers, "Wędrujący świat" and "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli".

April 30 – May 6, 2012
Following the publication of "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" in the Chinese language ("Xiang, Zhen Miu Wu yu Huang Yan. Duo Bian Shi Jie Zhong de Zheng Zhi yu Jing Ji") Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Taiwan where he presents series of lectures and seminars on development economics and political economy of globalization. The visit of TIGER Director is also a good opportunity to give couple of interview for the media as well as for the conultations on the world economy and systemic changes.

April 2012
And yet another language edition of my book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". It's published in Arabic, under the title "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" (Kalimat Arabia, Cairo 2012, p. 520). It is possible to buy it from the internet bookstores: www.neelwafurat.com.

April 2012
Professor Kolodko's book "Truth, Errors and Lies: The Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", already published in ten languages, drives continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.volatileworld.net. In the 2012 there have been as many as 5518 visits from 64 countries. During four years since the portal was launched, there've been as many as 113 539 visits from 120 countries!



April 25-27, 2012
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the seminar organized by The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. The seminar is organized within the research project "World and Europe in 2030". TIGER is a member of the consortium which realizes the project.

April 27, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
At the invitation of rector of the Lviv University Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents lecture on "Neoliberalism, Crisis, and the Ways Out". The TIGER Director holds the Honorary Degree of the University. He was awarded with this distinction in 2003 for the contribution to the theory of economic sciences (Doctoris HONORIS CAUSA gradum Leopoliensis Universitatis Frankianae Nationalis pro collatione opulenta in scientiam oeconomicam in condicionibus divulgationis per totum orbem).

April 25, 2012, 4:00 pm, room A24
The next seminar in TIGER's monthly series will feature Ms. Agata Wacławik-Wejman, Director of Government Relations at Google, former Member of the Management Board of KDPW S.A., the Polish central securities depository, legal counsel at the World Bank in Washington DC and in the Polish Constitutional Tribunal in Warsaw. Graduate of the Harvard Law School. Ms. Wacławik-Wejman speaks on "Internet, Entrepreneurship, Innovations. Google Perspective".
Bio-note

Agata Wacławik-Wejman

April 23-24, 2011
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director at TIGER, presents paper titled "Current Crisis and Local Government Finance – is there Need for Crucial Reform?" during conference on "New Model of Local Government Finance – Lessons from the Crisis". The conference is organized by Marie Curie University in Lublin, Poland.

April 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
„'The Arab Spring' and What Next?” – such is the title of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meeting with the Scientific Club of the Warsaw University. The event takes place at the University Library, BUW, room 256.

April 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
And in Krakow once again. Foundation NATIONAL PANTEON hosts Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with lecture entitled "Why the Economists Don't Like the Culture and What Is Coming Out of It?" The event takes place in the PAU Aula OF Polish Academy of Sciences and Arts, PAU, at 17, Slawkowska Street.

April 1-4, 2012
The raising interests in Professor G. W. Kolodko book in the Arabic language, "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel", takes him for the third part of his Middle East and North African Book Tour. This time the author visits the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to speak at the university and attend the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair for the ceremony of his book signing. It is also an occasion for a series of professional consultations and interviews for the media.

April 3, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to the American University of Dubai to to deliver lecture on "Whither the World? Globalization at the Crossroads".

April 2, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
"Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", same as the subtitle of his book (cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-15068-2/truth-errors-and-lies), is the topic of Professor G. W. Kolodko presentation at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi.

April 1, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Yet one more book signing of the Arabic issue of "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", this time at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. The Arabic language of Professor Kolodko book is "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel".

April 1, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
The third phase of working visits to the Arab countries Professor Kolodko starts with the lecture at the Abu Dhabi campus of INSEAD, a leading business school. The Professor's talk is called "Globalization, Crisis and What Next?"

March 2012
Columbia University Press has nominated the book written by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" for the Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association. Congratulations!

February – March 2012
The Promotion Department of Kozminski University sends the message:
"Photographs by Profssor Grzegorz W. Kolodko We have got back the pictures from Professor Kolodko's exhibition "The Neighbors". If you are interested in these pictures, please visit room D/128. The photographs are distributed free for the faculty and students of Kozminksi University, yet a voluntary donations for the Kozminski Praga Foundation for Science and Culture are welcome."

March 29, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
The TIGER Director, Professor G. W. Kolodko takes a part in debate on "Economic Uncertainty and Instability" which is organized within the series "Thursday at the Economists" by the Polish Economic Association. The event occurs at the Warsaw Economists House, 49, Nowy Swiat.

March 28, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in discussion with Professor Adam Noga on the world economic crisis and the ways to counteract it. The event, which takes place at the Kozminiski University (aula II) is hosted by the Warsaw Division of the European Law Students Association.

March 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
"Time of Chaos", such is the title of the talk which TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, delivers to the Pultusk Academy of Humanity.

March 27, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
During next meeting within Kozminski's Seminar Series we will discuss about Asia. Introductory lecture on "Integration Process in Asia" will be presented by Ambassador Tadeusz Szumowski from Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz from TIGER will be discussant.

March 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Club of the Graduates of PhD Studies at Kozminski University hosts Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with lecture on "Globalization, Crisis and What Next? Values, Institutions and Policies".

March 23, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the students of the Warsaw School of Economics, SGH, from the Students Scientific Organization "The Investor Club", Professor G. W. Kolodko participates in the Stock Exchange Conference. While attending the event, he talks on "The World Economic Crisis and Perspectives for Poland's Economy Development".

SGH

March 22, 2012, godz. 11:00
And again Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Wroclaw, where he delivers an opening speech to the 18th Wroclaw Scientific Book Fair. The lecture – under provoking title "Why the Economists Are So Often Wrong?" – takes place at the Congress Center of Wroclaw Technical University (nearby the Grunwald Square).

XVIII Wrocławskie Targi Książki Naukowej

March 20, 2012
Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn participates in the Executive Education Workshop on the "Successful Outsourcing", organized by The Solvay School of Economics and Management in Brussels.

March 14-16, 2012
Next seminar within the project "World and Europe in 2030" is organized by Italian institute ISMERI Europa. TIGER is represented by dr Jacek Tomkiewicz.

March 14, 2012, 4:00 pm, room B5
The next seminar in TIGER's monthly series will feature Dr. Cezary Stypułkowski, the CEO of BRE Bank, the third largest bank in Poland, and a former CEO of PZU S.A., Bank Handlowy S.A. and a Managing Director for the CEE region at JP Morgan. Mr. Stypulkowski speaks on "„International Financial Regulations – Current Dilemmas”.
Bio-note

ASP

March 3-13, 2012
Following the publication of "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" in the Arabic language, "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel", Professor G. W. Kolodko makes the second part of his Middle East and North African Book Tour. During his visits to Saudi Arabia and Oman he presents a series of lectures and seminars, gives couple of interviews as well as meets with intellectual, political, and business leaders. Professor Kolodko attends also the International Book Fairs in Riyadh and Muscat for the his book signing.

March 8, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
This time Professor G.W. Kolodko is signing his Arabic book „Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel” in the Beirut Bookstore, booth no. A19-21. But don’t get confused! The event occurs in Muscat, the beautiful capital city of Sultanate of Oman, during the annual Muscat International Book Fair.

March 3-8, 2012
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski visits the World Bank in Washington DC to take part in a workshop on "Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Practice Learning and Community Building Day".

March 7, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
At the Riyadh International Book Fair Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the readers and signs his Arabic book: „Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel” in the Afaq Bookstore. If you are nearby, don’t hesitate to join the event!

March 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
The TIGER Director is hosted by the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh, where he meets with the faculty and students of this prestigious think-tank. The subject of Professor Kolodko speech is “The Globalization Challenge: In Quest for a New Institutional Order of World Economy”. The event occurs at the ISD venue at King Fahad Road.

March 6, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
"Neoliberalism, Global Crisis, and the Ways Out" – such was the title of Profesor Kolodko lecture presented at the Dar Al Uloom University in Riyadh.

March 5, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
The second part of Middle East and North Africa Book Tour Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko initiates in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, where he presents his Arabic book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel”. At the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies he delivers a lecture on “Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World”. The venue of the meeting is at Olaya Street, Riyadh 11543.

March 1, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Warsaw Fine Arts Academy, ASP, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the seminar "The Contemporary Challenges" and presents the lecture called "Economics: Science versus Ideology, Politics, and Interests". The event occurs at the Design Faculty, 8, Mysliwiecka Street.

ASP

February 27-28, 2012
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski visits Riga as part of the World Bank delegation to meet, among others, the Latvian Minister of Economy.

February 24, 2012, 12:00 p.m.
Following the publication of Professor Witold Kiezun book on "Patalogia transformacji" (Poltext, Warszawa 2012, p. 433), at the Kozminski University a session, organized within the framework of seminars on Critical Theory of Organization, takes place. The panel discussion with the participations of professors Maria Jarosz, Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Antoni Kaminski, Andrzej Lubbe, and Jerzy Zyzynski is moderated by Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski. The seminar takes place at the university venue, in the senate room, D202.

Patologia transformacji

February 16, 2012
Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn participates in the Urban Forum 2012 organized by the DG Regional Policy of European Commission in Brussels. The Forum is an opportunity for policy makers, academics and professionals to discuss future urban challenges of the EU regions, with especial emphasis on the role of cities in promoting sustainable growth.

Dr Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn

February 15, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
„Poland and the World: After or Before the Crisis?” – this is the title of Professor G. W. Kolodko lecture, followed by discussion, at the Ignacy Daszynski Center in Warsaw. The event occur in room 6, at 20, Ujazdowskie Avenue.

February 15, 2012, 4:00, room B5
Welcome to another meeting in a monthly series of TIGER seminars. This time we host Mr.Michal Jaworski, director of Microsoft's corporate policy of Poland (since 1994). Since 2001 Mr. Jaworski is a member of The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT) (he is the vice president of PIIT for information society development). He is a member of The Polish Information Processing Society and InfoStar laureate. Mr. Jaworski speaks on "Risks, opportunities and challenges of the computer industry in Poland and the world."
Bio-note

Michał Jaworski
Michał Jaworski

January 23 – February 12, 2012
Following the Arabic publication of the book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel", Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko makes the first part of his Middle East and North African Book Tour. During his visits to Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan he presents a couple of academic lectures, has o dozen of seminars and meetings with the readers as well as gives a series of interviews for the media.

February 8, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
At The University of Jordan in Amman Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers public lecture entitled "Globalization, Crisis, and What Next?" and presents his Arabic book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" (available in Internet bookstores: www.neelwafurat.com & egypt.souq.com).

February 6, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
"Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" - such is the title of Professor Kolodko seminar presented at the American University of Beirut, AUB. The event is hosted by the Department of Economics and Institute of Financial Economics, and takes place at Room 316, Nicely Hall, AUB.

January 2012
Professor Kolodko's book "Truth, Errors and Lies: The Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" drives continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.volatileworld.net. In the 2011 there have been as many as 24.937 visits from 83 countries. During three years and nine months since the portal was launched, there've been as many as 107 330 visits from 116 countries!



January 31, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
The concluding point of the TIGER's Director stay in Egypt is participation in the 43rd Cairo International Book Fair. Professor Kolodko signs his book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" at the publisher, Kalimat Arabia booth, located at the exhibition grounds, Nasr City, Hall No. 2.

January 9-31, 2012
One should go not only to New York and Beijing, London and Moscow, Paris and Bangkok, but also to pay a visit to Zawichost! At the invitation of local community, on the onset of new year, the collection of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's photographs called "The Neighbors" is exhibited in the Zawichost City & County Culture Center, 33, Zeromski Street. The opening, with the participation of author who will be signing his books "Wędrujący świat" i "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli", takes place on Monday, January 9th, at 4:00 p.m.
Elzbieta Dzikowska on Prof. Kolodko's photographs

January 30, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
One of the main features of Professor Kolodko working visit to Egypt is his lecture on "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" and the book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" (www.neelwafurat.com & egypt.souq.com) presentation at the famous Cairo El Sawy Culturewheel. If you are nearby, don't miss it! If you are far away, jump the airplane and join the party! The event occurs at Zamalek, at the end of 26th of July Street.

January 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Yet one more meeting and book signing by Professor G.W. Kolodko. This time the author is hosted by the Alef Bookstore in Cairo, where he meets the readers and answers their questions. The event takes place at 132 EL Merghany St., Heliopolis.

January 29, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is hosted by the Cairo Shorouk Bookstore where he is signing his book just published in the Arabic language. This is already the 10th language in which the book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" can be read. The event occurs at 17 Hassan Sabry St., Zamalek.

January 29, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the readers and signs his Arabic book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" ("Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World") at the Hindawi Publishing House in Cairo.

January 28, 2012, 3:15 p.m.
While in Cairo, the TIGER Director is interviewed by the NILE CULURE TV channel. Professor Kolodko answers the questions regarding the challenge of world economic crisis and its implications for the Arab Spring as well as talks about his Arabic book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" just published by the Kalimat Arabia Publlisher. The book is available in Internet bookstores: www.neelwafurat.com & egypt.souq.com.

January 27, 2012
Victoria! After meeting yesterday with Mr. Ezaat Saad, the Governor of Luxor province, today Professor Kolodko has finished his 38th marathon! This time it was 19th Egyptian Marathon in Luxor. Congratulations! And keep going!


January 25, 2012, 16:00, room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly seminar. This time we host Mr. Tomasz Czechowicz, founder and CEO of the MCI Group, one of the most dynamic private equity groups in the CEE Region, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He speaks on "How to Make Money on Venture Capital".
Bio-note

Tomasz Czechowicz

January 24, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
The Middle East and North Africa Book Tour of Professor Kolodko starts in Cairo (where else?), on the day celebrating the first anniversary of Egyptian revolution. The Cairo Press Syndicate (english.al-akhbar.com/tags/cairo-press-syndicate) hosts a seminar at which the Director of TIGER speaks on the world affairs and lessons from Poland transformation for the Arab Spring. Actually, already almost a year Professor Kolodko called it "The Spring of Nations" (see www.economonitor.com/blog/2011/04/the-spring-of-nations/). At the seminar I am accompanied by His Excellency Piotr Puchta, the Poland's Ambassador to Egypt. The event takes place at the venues of the Cairo Press Syndicate.

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January 13, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Professor G. W. Kolodko visits Wroclaw to present lecture called "Poland in the Changing World" at the conference hosted by the Institute of Social Sciences and Economics of the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The event takes place at the Sicientific-Teaching Center, John Paul II Auditorium, 24a, Grunwaldzki Square.

January 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
One more time Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to the Wroclaw Economic University. This time he speaks on "Globalization, Crisis, and What Next?". The event takes place at Hall P3.

January 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Alike in previous years, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is hosted by the Academy of Young Diplomats. The topic of TIGER’s Director lecture is "Whither the World? Whither Poland?".

December 23, 2011 – January 4, 2012
In the Christmas & New Year issue "The Finance Gazette" (No. 51-52/2011) publishes interview with TIGER Research Center TIGER. The interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is entitled "The Vistula Neoliberalism Doesn't Serve Poland".

2011
Are you in Poland? If so, you don't have to fly to New York or London to get my book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in Volatile World". It's available not only online - including Amazon KINDLE and Barnes & Noble NOOK, but also in the American Bookstore network! In Warsaw: Galeria Mokotow, Woloska 12; Arkadia, Jana Pawla II; Sadyba Best Mall, Powsinska 31; and in Krakow: Galeria Krakowska, Pawia 5.

American Bookstore

2011
The two worlds of Professor Kolodko - "Wędrujący świat" as well as "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli" - are already available as the ebooks. Hence, it's enough to click just a couple of times to get "Wędrujący świat": www.eclicto.pl and "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli": virtualo.pl.

Dwa światy profesora Kołodko

October-December, 2011
"Gezici Dünya. Geçmişten geleceğe: küresel ekonomi - politik" ("Wandering World. From the Past to the Future: Global Economy and Politics") – such is the title of the Turkish language edition of Professor Kolodko's book on "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". The publisher of the book (474 pages) is ODTÜ Yayincilik, Ankara.

November-December 2011
Giacomo Terenzi from Italian University La Sapienza joins TIGER as a visiting scholar. Mr Terenzi conducts research on welfare structure in transition economies.

November-December, 2011
The Foreign Languages Press has published the Chinese translation of "Truth, Errors and Lies: Politics and Economic in a Volatile World", Professor Kolodko's book published earlier this year by Columbia University Press in English. The Chinese book (386 pages) is called "Zhen Xiang, Miu Wu yu Huang Yan. Duo Bian Shi Jie Zhong de Zheng Zhi yu Jing Ji".

December 2011
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko adds to the set of his books (in Polish) available online on the TIGER portal in the PDF format two more titles: "20 lat transformacji. Osiągnięcia, problemy, perspektywy" ("20 Years of Transformation. Achievements, Problems, Prospects"), co-author and editor jointly with Dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz, Wydawnictwa Akademickie i Profesjonalne, Warszawa 2009, p. 389, and "Globalizacja, kryzys i co dalej?" ("Globalization, Crisis, and What Next?"), co-author and editor, Wydawnictwo Poltext, Warszawa 2010, p. 355. Now, under the link tiger.edu.pl/onas/ksiazkiPDF.html, one can find as many as 28 books written by Professor.

December 27, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
And the last this year meeting with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The Zakopane bookstore WITKACY (Krupowki 29) invites the skiers, snowboarders, and everybody else for the event. This is one more - and the very last in 2011! - chance to get an autograph and dedication of the author in his bestselling books "Wędrujący świat" i "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli". For the English speaking readers the book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: The Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" will be available too.

December 21, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
The books with author’s signature as the Christmas gift! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the readers and signs his books on the world affairs - bestselling "Wędrujący świat" and "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli" (in Polish; the former is available in English as "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World). The event takes place in the coffee room at the Boleslaw Prus Main Scientific Bookstore in Warsaw, 7, Krakowskie Przedmiescie. If you are considering to make a present to somebody close to you, these books with personal dedication of the author, can make it!

December 16, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
On the occasion of a brief visit to Krakow, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the readers in the MATRAS bookstore at the Main Market Square in Old Town. One more chance to have the books "Wedrujacy swiat" and "Swiat na wyciagniecie mysli" signed by the author!

December 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
"The World Crisis and Development Perspective for Polish Economy" – such is the title of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko lecture presented to the opening session of conference hold at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. The event occurs at the Main Audytorium, pavilion A-O.

December 14, 2011, 16:00, room B5
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Resident Scholar at TIGER and Senior Economist at the World Bank office in Warsaw, gives a lecture on "Doing Business 2012 in Poland", which will discuss the results for Poland of the World Bank's "Doing Business" ranking, which measures the quality of the business climate in 183 countries around the world.
Bio-note
Presentation

December 12, 2011
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn visited the famous Aviation Valley in southeastern Poland and Podkarpackie Science and Technology Park AEROPOLIS. The subject of the meeting and discussion with Valley`s management board were the issues of co-operation between companies and academia and its role for the region`s competitiveness.

November 26 – December 10, 2011
The Lesznowola County Culture Center hosts the exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs. The opening of collection of pictures called "The Neighbors" takes place in the Lazy Auditorium, 8, Przyszlosci Street, on Saturday, November 26th, at 6 p.m.
Elzbieta Dzikowska on Prof. Kolodko's photographs

December 8, 2011
TIGER hosts group of international scholars on seminar on future of policy making in the next 20 years perspective. Seminar is organized within international project on "World and Europe in 2030" which is conducted by the network of European research institutions.
Conference agenda

November 2011
International research periodicals have published two papers by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. "Rivista di Politica Economica" has published paper on "Neoliberalism, the Global Crisis, and the Ways Out", (No. 3, VII-IX 2011, p. 153-166), a "The European Financial Review" has released essay on "Neoliberalism, World Crisis, and the New Pragmatism" (October-November 2011, p. 2-6).

November 23, 2011, 4:00 p.m., room B6
All are welcome to the next TIGER's seminar. This time we are going to discuss on wealth inequalities in Central and Eastern European countries. Introduction into discussion will be presented by Mr. Giacomo Terenzi from La Sapienza Universrity. Mr Terenzi is visiting fellow at TIGER, he is conducting research on wealth structure in post-socialist economies.
Abstract

November 17, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
After visits to Moscow, London, and Beijing it is time to come to ...Wejherowo! There, at the invitation of the local Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, meets with the businessmen and readers, and presents lecture on "Poland, Europe, and the World - After or Before the Crisis?" as well as answers the questions of the audience.

November 11-13, 2011
And to China again. This time I'm invited to present a keynote speech on the financial crisis at the "2011 Caixin Summit: China and the World". Caixin Media is an independent media company based in Beijing. Its publications include: "Caixan Century", "Caixan Weekly: China Economics and Finance" (in English), "China Reform", "Comparative Studies", as well as "Caixin Online". If you speak Chinese you may read my interview given to the Xinhua Agency on the world economic crisis here.

November 11, 2011, 10:15 a.m.
During Professor Kolodko's visit to Beijing also the embassy of Poland hosts the event at which he presents just published in Chinese book "Zhen Xiang, Miu Wu yu Huang Yan. Duo Bian Shi Jie Zhong de Zheng Zhi yu Jing Ji" (386 pages). The book, published by the Foreign Languages Press, is the Chinese translation of "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". The event takes place in the cinema hall at the Poland’s embassy in Beijing.

November 7-10, 2011
Almost a week in Moscow. The series of consultations and interviews, but mainly the 20-hours course on "Globalization - Transformation - Development" for the students of Moscow School of Economics at the Lomonosov University keeps Professor Kolodko busy in the Russian capital. It is worth to mention that recently two books by Professor Kolodko have been published by the MAGISTR Publishing House in Russian: "Mir v dvizhenii" and "Głobalizacija, transformacija, krizis - czto dalsze?" (see www.tiger.edu.pl/kolodko/ksiazki.htm).

November 9, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Vladimir Tretyak, Head of Department of Marketing and Foresight of the R.G. Razumovsky State University of Technologies and Management, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the students and faculty and presents a lecture on "Globalization, transformation, crisis - what next?" (in Russian). Such is also the title of the most recent book published in Russian by Director of TIGER.

Московский Государственный Университет Технологий и Управления

November 2, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
While in London, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents his new book on "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" and, as the Executive Guest Speaker, delivers lecture on "Globalization, Crisis - and What Next" to the audience of HULT International Business School. The event takes place at Hotel Russel, 1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BE

November 1, 2011, 18:00
November 1, 2011, 6:00 p.m. Yet one more time in London. Professor Kolodko presents a seminar on "Neoliberalism, the World Crisis, and Uncertain Future" at the University College London. The event takes place at room 431-433, the 4th floor, SSEES building, 16 Taviton Street (5 minutes from Euston station WC1H 0BW).

October 2011
The paper on "After The Global Crisis", written by Prof. Domenico Mario Nuti, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 126).
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October 2011
We are delighted to inform that the new Board of Student Research Centre 'Tygryski' was appointed and consists of following people:
Piotr Ochociński - President
Karol Kudełka - Vice-President
Jakub Babilon - Vice-President
Maja Kaleta
Jakub Staniewski

Congratulations!

Piotr Ochociński
Ochociński Piotr - President SKN Tygryski

September-October, 2011
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn is participating in the post-doctoral short-term exchange project within the STRIKE (Science and Technology Research in a Knowledge-based Economy) initiative. Her project entitled "The role of universities in knowledge production and spillovers in the high-tech industries. The case of Flanders Region biotechnology industry" is run under the working group "Science, technology and knowledge creation". The project is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme. The host person and institution of the project is Professor Michele Cincera from Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.

October 3-31, 2011
Travelling exhibition. After several shows in different places countrywide, the photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko arrives to Gliwice for four weeks. The exposition of over hundred color pictures can be seen from Monday to Friday, since 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the Gallery "Zakamarek", 23 Kaszubska Street. You are welcome! Professor Kolodko is visiting the Gallery himself on Monday, October 17th, at 4:00 p.m., and this is just one more opportunity to get his books on the volatile world signed.
Elzbieta Dzikowska on Prof. Kolodko's photographs (in Polish)

October 20, 2011
Director of TIGER again in Rzeszow. At the invitation of the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Economic Vocational Schools Professor Kolodko meets the students and teachers of the Schools and presents lecture on "Whither the World? Whither Poland?"
The event takes place at 10:00 a.m.

In the afternoon, at 2:00 p.m., Professor Kolodko presents a lecture "Crisis Economics and Politics: the Future Challenges" at Rzeszow University. The event occurs at Zalesie Campus, 4, Zelwerowicza Street, room 108.

October 19, 2011, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the first in the new academic year - and already the 87th in our series of discussions - TIGER's seminar. This time we host Mr. Andrzej Jonas, the Editor-in-chief of weekly "The Warsaw Voice", who speaks on "The Media Business". You are welcome!
CV
Abstract

October 17, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the Silesian University of Technology Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Gliwice and presents lecture on "The Downfall of Neoliberalism - and What Next?". The meeting occurs in Auditorium B in the Education and Congress Center of the University in Gliwice, at 18B Konarski Street.

October 13, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Saul Estrin, the Dean of Management Department of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a brief visit to London where he delivers a public lecture on "Truth, Errors, and Lies: politics and economics in a volatile world". The event takes place in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre in the New Academic Building. After the lecture and Qs & As there will the book signing of Professor Kolodko's international bestseller "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.ukor call 020 7955 6043. You are welcome to join the debate!
Prof. Kolodko’s London School of Economics 2011 lecture

October 12, 2011, 2:00 p.m., room D 304
The Students Scientific Club ‘Little Tigers’ invites for public lecture by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER. After the talk on "Globalization, Crisis and what Next?", there will be occasion to ask questions and take part in the discussion on the perspectives for global economy.

October 11, 2011
Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn will participate in the OPEN DAYS 2011 - Week of Regions and Cities workshop "Do more with less - Case study: The creative sector" in Brussels. The event, at which cities and regions will present best practices from regional programmes delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

October 6-10, 2011
To Greece for the rescue? Not really, although what Greece must expect Professor Kolodko has written recently on both, the "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" blog and on his profile at. This time the reason for a working trip to Greece is participation in a big international conference on "Dialogue of civilizations". Professor Kolodko speaks on the interdependence between economies, culture, politics, and environment, and their impact on development and stagnation on the worldwide scale, as well as he's outlining the major challenges for the long-term future.
Program

October 3-6, 2011
"World and Europe in 2030" - this is a title of the research project which is realized by international consortium of research centers, TIGER is one of the participant of the project. This time scientific workshop takes place in Queen's College of Cambridge University. TIGER is represented by dr Jacek Tomkiewicz.

October 1, 2011
The new academic season Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko starts not with lecturing at the London School of Economics or at the Moscow's Lomonosov University (everything in due time) but in ...Starachowice and Radom. It is appealing to spread progressive socio-economic thought and interdisciplinary knowledge everywhere, and answer the questions people ask. In Starachowice, at 11:30 a.m., the TIGER Director meets the readers in the Adolf Dygasinski Town Public Library (5, Kochanoski Street) and talks on "Whither the World, Whither Poland", and in the afternoon, at 4:30 p.m., in Radom he is hosted by the Association 'Czarni'. In the Gombrowicz Museum Wsola Professor Kolodko delivers a lecture called "The World at the Extent of Thought". Everybody living nearby is welcome!

September 10-30, 2011
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's photographs, entitled "The Neighbors", is presented at the Culture Center in Krynica-Zdroj. The opening of the show, at which you may enjoy over hundred photographs taken around the world, with the participation of author and signing his book on the global affairs, takes place on Saturday, September 10th, at 5:00 p.m., at Art Gallery "Siedlisko", 19, Pilsudski Street. You're welcome!

September 26-27, 2011
Centre for European Regional and Local Studies (EUROREG) of Warsaw University organizes international conference: "Cities and their Universities for Creation of Knowledge and Innovation". Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn takes part in the seminar to present paper entitled: "The Innovation Process of European Regions: From Absorption to Knowledge Creation Capacities of European Regions".

September 15-16, 2011
United Nations Development Program, UNDP, and the Committee for Finance and Budgetary Affairs of the National Assembly of Viet Nam organize special conference for the Vietnamese MPs on the fiscal issues. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents opening lecture on "Fiscal Management Reforms in Transition Countries". The conference takes place in Hoi An in central Viet Nam.

September 11, 2011
Marathon uphill is done! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has concluded his participation in and contribution to the Economic Forum in Krynica by running 26 miles and 200 meters, sometimes quite uphill. This is the TIGER Director's third marathon this year and already the 37th during last ten years. Keep going!


At the finish line with Dr. Zygmunt Berdychowski, the organizer of Economic Forum and Running Festival in Krynica

September 7-9, 2011
As usually at this time of the year, the Economic Forum takes place in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland. It's already 21st edition of such gathering, this time under the title "European Dilemmas: Partnership or Rivalry?" On the first day of meeting a debate, called "Poland, Europe, the World - After or Before the Crisis?", occurs. It's co-hosted by the Transformation, Integration, and Globalization Economic Research, TIGER, and the Deutsche Bank Polska SA. The panel, led by Professor Krzysztof Kalicki, the President of the Board of Deutsche Bank Polska SA, includes also Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the TIGER Director, Professor Daniel Hamilton, Director of the Center for Transatlantic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Mr. Peter Tils, Executive Director of Deutsche Bank AG, and Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, Rector of Kozminski University.

July 2-5, 2011
On July 3rd there is the historical election in Thailand, which may decide about this country's future. In such hot - politically and literary - atmosphere Professor G. W. Kolodko presents two lectures on the world economy and development policy in Bangkok. On Monday, July 4th, at 1:00 p.m. he talks at the Thammasat Univeristy and the following day, at 6:00 p.m., at the Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University.

Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University

June 2011
"The Warsaw Initiative" - this is the TIGER Director's proposal for GLOBAL action during the POLAND's presidency in the EUROPEAN Union. The World Bank blog "Let's Talk Development" and the Roubini Global Economics portal publish "The Warsaw Initiative", in which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko outlines his project of systemic and long lasting assistance for developing countries.

May-June, 2011
200 interviews! So many of them can be found at www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/interviews.htm. The latest one, given to bi-monthly "Fakty. Magazyn Gospodarczy", is called "Nieźle zeuropeizowani - peryferyjni ze światem" (nr 3 (51), May-June 2011, p. 42-44).
Interview (in Polish)

June 27, 2011 Dr Marcin Piątkowski delivered a lecture on "Raising Poland's Competitiveness: Macro and Sectoral Context" during a seminar on "An Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era. Putting Competitiveness and Sustainability at Centre Stage" organized by the European Economic and Social Committee and held at the Warsaw Representative office of the European Commission.
Program
Slides

June 25-26, 2011
And again to Beijing. This time, together with Dr. Henry Kissinger, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a keynote speech on the global economy and aftermath of world economic crisis at the Second Global Think Tank Summit hosted by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE). The Summit consists of a main forum and four parallel sub-forums on June 26. The theme of the main forum is "Global Economic Governance: Common Responsibility". The four sub-forums focus on such themes as "Energy Security and Nuclear Power", "Industrial Relocation and Restructuring", "Capital Flow and Investment Environment", and "Global Economic Governance and the Role of Think Tank".

June 18, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
Just two weeks remain to the Poland's European Union presidency (July 1st - December 31st, 2011). On this occasion the European Center of Warsaw University organizes the European Forum called "Culturally about the Presidency". Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, announced as "former twice deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, privately the art admirer and traveller. The member of European Academy of Science, Art and Literature", takes a part in panel discussion on "What to be Pride of? What's Been Chosen and What's Been Forgotten?" The event occurs at the Warsaw Old Town at Lokal Użytkowy, 27/29 Brzozowa St.

June 15, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
With mile steps the historical moment of Poland's presidency of the European Union is approaching. On this occasion Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has proposed "The Warsaw Initiative" - a project in which he's outlining an idea of systemic and long lasting technical assistance for developing countries, especially for the regional integration processes. The World Bank blog "Let's Talk Development" and the portal "Roubini Global Economics" publish "The Warsaw Initiative". On the eve of the beginning of Poland's UE presidency, Professor's Kolodko proposition is debated at the special conference organized by the Polish Economic Association, PTE. Following the introductory lecture, his comments will present Professor Adam Rotfeld, former Minister of Foreign Affairs. The meeting takes place at the venue of PTE in Warsaw, 49 Nowy Swiat Street. Join the debate!
Invitation (in Polish)

June 6-10, 2011
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a seminar in Rio de Janeiro on "Development Impact Evaluation in Finance and Private Sector" organized by the World Bank. As part of the seminar Dr. Piątkowski delivers a lecture on "Public support for Entreprise Innovation Policy".

June 9, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
On the occasion of Jubilee of Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, the Rector of Kozminski University, the Poltext has published book called "Kozminski - Reactivation" (in Polish). It consists of interesting, multidisciplinary talks conducted with Professor by almost twenty distinguished intellectuals, researches, and managers. The volume includes also the conversation between Rector Kozminski and TIGER's Director, Prof. Kolodko, inter alia on the feedbacks between economics and politics ("Ekonomia i polityka", p. 222-239). You may find on line the fotocast (fotocasty.pl/1680/kozminski-kolodko) with some excerpts of this interview. And now there is just one more chance to meet the Author and his interlocutors at the Warsaw Bookseller Club, at the 22/24, Old Town Square. You're welcome!

Koźmiński - reaktywacja

May 2011
"Polska - The Times" publishes (May 13th-15th) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's proposal that the European Union during the time of forthcoming Poland's presidency, launched an initiative to provide extensive technical assistance helping the regional integration processes in less developed part of the world. "The Warsaw Initiative" is presented also at the opinion-leading portals and blogs of the World Bank, "Let's Talk Developmnet" and Professor Roubini's, "Roubini Global Economics".
"The Warsaw Initiative"

April-May, 2011
"How does one become the 'renaissance man' in this modern age?" This is the question asked in Professor Kolodko's interview with the Polish Library in Washington magazine.
Interview

May 31, 2011, 12:15 p.m.
Under the title "Partnership for modernization" the 6th Europe - Russia Forum takes place in Warsaw under the Honorary Patronage of Mr Grzegorz Schetyna, President of the Polish Sejm. The event 'creates a platform for discussion on the current state of cooperation within the Eurasian Continent, in which the modernization programme would be a factor in Russia's construction of the "Common space between the European Union and Russia"'. The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, participates in panel debate on "Political and Economic Situation in Russia in 2010", which inaugurates the meeting immediately after the presentation of "Russia 2010. The Transformation Report". The Forum is organized by the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies.
Forum's Outline

May 23-28, 2011
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn will participate in The Competition and Innovation Summer School (CISS), organized by The Catholic University of Leuven, ZEW Mannheim and EU STRIKE/COST program in Turunç (Turkey). Dr. Runiewicz-Wardyn will deliver the lecture entitled "The role of clusters in creation and diffusion of knowledge in the EU regions".

May 25, 2011, 16:00, room B5
We host Dr. Marek Mazur from DOFEM consulting firm, OECD consultant, and a former advisor to Poland's Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The title of his presentation: "Reform of the Polish pension system. Principles, current status and prospects".
Abstract
Bio-note

Marek Mazur

May, 19-21, 2011
Faculty of Global Studies of the Lomonosov Moscow State University hosts the International Scientific Congress Globalistics-2011. The TIGER's Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to contribute a paper on "Crisis Economics or Economy in Crisis".
The Congress Program

May 14-20, 2011
"Poland's lesson for Greece" - under such title "The Economist" publishes the comments by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the TIGER Director, pointing to the indispensable need of restructuring the public debt of Greece.
Comment

May 18, 2011, 1:45 p.m.
The think-tank IHS Global Insight is hosting in London the World Economic Outlook. The conference theme for 2011 is "Global Rebalancing: Looking Beyond Short-Term Challenges". Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko attends the panel debating the economic outlook and policy challenges facing Emerging Europe.

IHS Global Insight

May 17, 2011
And now two events at the University of Cambridge. Between the Edinburgh lecture on Monday and London conference on Wednesday Professor G. W. Kołodko has a seminar on "Whither the World? Whither Europe? In Quest for New Paradigm of Development", (at 11:00 a.m., room W1.01, Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington street) and presents a book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" (at 1:00 p.m., room W2.02, Cambridge Judge Business School). The events take place at the invitation of the President of Cambridge Queens College, Lord John Eatwell.
Poster

University of Cambridge

May 16, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Director of TIGER in Edinburgh. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents his book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" in the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE). The venue is the Lorimer Room, within the Old College building located on South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL. For a map, visit www.ed.ac.uk/maps/builing/old-collge.
Poster

SIRE

May 14, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
As usually at this time of the year, the Warsaw Books Fairs occur in Palace of Culture and Science On this occasion, professor G. W. Kolodko sings his two bestsellers: "Wędrujący świat" and "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli". The signing takes place at the stand of Proszynski & S-ka Publishing House (No. 174, sector A).

May 11, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
On the occasion of 20th anniversary of the Center for Europe at the University of Warsaw Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers a special lecture on "Globalization, Crisis - and What Next?" The Center, which celebrates its 20th anniversary, was established in 1991 and is one of the oldest academic organization in Poland involved in the European Studies. The event occurs in the conference auditorium in the new Warsaw University Library, BUW, at Dobra Street.

May 5, 2011
Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden pay a State Visit to Poland on 4-6 May at the invitation of President Bronislaw Komorowski. On this occasion Professor Kolodko addresses the accompanying Swedish business delegation and with a talk on "Poland's Economy: Challenges and Prospects". Head of the business delegation is Mr Ulf Berg, CEO of Swedish Trade Council. The event takes place at the premises of Warsaw Stock Exchange. At the evening, at the invitation of Their Majesties, Director of TIGER attends the royal dinner.


Photo: Ewa-Marie Rundquist

May 2-5, 2011
Dr. Marcin Piątkowski and mgr Sylwia Para will participate in 4TH AUGUR WORKSHOP organized by ISMERI in Fara Sabina / Italy.

April 2011
Monthly "Vege" (No. 4/2011, p. 30-39), promoting healthy style of live, publishes an interview with TIGER's Director. The talk, conducted with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko by Ms. Urszula Rzeszutek, is entitled "The Thoughts Are Running Together with Me".
Interview (in Polish)

April 2011
The April issue of FORBES publishes (pp. 36-40) interview "20 questions to Grzegorz W. Kolodko" (in Polish) in which I'm discussing the state of world affairs, economic aftermath of Japanese cataclysm, implications of the Arab countries revolutions, incoming great wave of uncontrolled migration, and the risk of an Even Grander Crisis...

FORBES

April 2011
Professor Kolodko's book "Truth, Errors and Lies: The Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" drives continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.volatileworld.net. In the 1st quarter of 2011 there have been as many as 7.083 visits from 55 countries. During three years since the blog was launched, there've been as many as 89 476 visits from 105 countries!

April 28, 2011
In Brussels gathers the Scientific Council of Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS). The Council - of which Professor Kolodko is a member - discusses the framework for the "Call to Europe" Conference to be held at end of June also in Brussels. The conference will deliberate on the long-term alternatives and future for the three major issues: Political Europe; Next Social Europe; and Europe in the world.

FEPS

April 20, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
The Students Council of Warsaw Scholl of Economics (SGH) invites for public lecture by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "The World and Poland: after or before crisis?" (in Polish). The event occurs in the main building of SGH in Aula VII. And, after the lecture and discussion, yet another occasion to get his bestselling books with personal dedication and autograph!

April 13, 2011, 3:00 p.m., room B5
At the April's TIGER seminar we host Professor Jerzy Osiatynski, Economic Advisor to Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski, Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Economic Sciences at the Polish Academy of Sciences, lecturer at WSBiF in Bielsko-Biala and Poland's Minister of Finance in 1992-93. The topic of presentation is "Macroeconomic strategy for Poland during the global crisis and forthcoming challenges".
Bio-note

April 11-12, 2011
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director at TIGER, presents paper titled "Macroeconomic Aspects of Fiscal Adjustment in Poland" during conference on "Economic and Legal Conditions for Reduction Budget Deficit and Public Debt". The conference is organized by Marie Curie University in Lublin, Poland.
Conference agenda (in Polish)

April 10, 2011
Taking the eminent 22,886th position out of 40,000 runners competing in the Marathon de Paris is not that bad, is it?... And this is the place Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has taken after running 26 miles and 300 yards in this gorgeous course. This was already 36th marathon the TIGER Director finished over last ten years.


At the 19th mile. Only 7 to go.

April, 8-10, 2011
Almost 15 years after signing, as then the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the historical act of Poland's accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a working stay in Paris. This time it's a short working visit devoted to the consultations on development policies with the OECD experts.

Polska w OECD!

Poland in OECD!
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Poland's Deputy Prime Minister, with Mr. Donald Johnston, Secretary General of OECD. Paris, July 11th, 1996

March 30 - April 10, 2011
Dr Wojciech Przychodzen - Assistant Professor at TIGER - visits France. At the invitation of the IAE Aix Graduate School of Management he conducts 24-hour seminar on "Financial Aspects of Companies' Sustainable Development".

April 6, 2011
Dr Marcin Piatkowski delivers a lecture on "Central Europe: New Growth Model Needed?" in the Poses Roundtable Series organized by a DC-based think-tank Central European Policy Analysis (CEPA).
More info

March, 2011
The paper on "Do We Need to Protect Intellectual Property Rights?", written by Vladimir Popov, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 125).

March 30, 2011
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski is a keynote speaker during a Hungarian Presidency High Level Economic Policy Seminar in Budapest. Title of his lecture: "Growth Enhancing Structural Reforms".
Conference program
PDF

March 21-27, 2011
Under the title "Lessons of the past" weekly "Warsaw Business Journal" has published the interview with TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko (p. 8-9). The interview was conducted by Alice Trudelle.
Interview

February 19 - March 27, 2011
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's photographs, entitled "The Neighbors", is presented at the Czestochowa City Art Gallery, 64, Najswietszej Marii Panny Ave. The meeting with the author takes place there on Thursday, February 24th, at 6:00 p.m.

March 25, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
"Determinants and Perspectives of Economic Development in Poland" - this is the title of keynote speech (in Polish) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented at the openning of the Forum "Investments in Eastern Poland". The event is hosted by Targi Kielce S.A., Kielce, 1, Zakladowa St.
Forum program

March 16, 2011, 4:00 p.m., room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly seminar. This time we host Dr. Wojciech Przychodzen, Assistant Professor at TIGER, who has just returned from a research study at the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management. Dr. Przychodzen speaks on "Sustainable development of enterprises and value creation for shareholders".
Bio-note

March 11, 2011
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn takes part in the international conference entitled "Statistics for policymaking: Europe 2020", organized by The Statistical Office of the European Communities European in Brussels. The aim of the conference is to discuss the role of statistics in policymaking and political decision-making.
Detailed programme:epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu

March 9-11, 2011
The TIGER Director, Professor G. W. Kolodko presents a keynote speech on "Whither the World, Whither Europe? Clash of Civilizations or Global Melting Pot?" at the Berlin International Economics Congress 2011: "An International Conference on the Future of Nation Branding, Tourism and International Investment in a Globalized World". The conference is hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.

March 3, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Marcin Piątkowski delivers a lecture on "The Coming Golden Age of New Europe" in the seminar series "Reform for Poland" organized by the Institute of Economic and Social Studies and International Finance Science Club of the Warsaw School of Economics.
More info

March 1, 2011, 8:00 p.m. (GMT -5)
The interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko for "The Agenda with Steve Paikin" has been aired by the TVO channel, Canada, and now can be seen on the web. The talk, lasting over 23 minutes, is called "Grzegorz Kolodko: Learning From the Past", and was advertised as follows: "A Polish lesson on development. Poland's Former Finance Minister Grzegorz Kolodko and the new rules of the political-economic game."
The interview

TVO

February 25 - March 1, 2011
After the recent publication of the book entitled "Głobalizacija, transformacija, krizis - szto dalsze?" ("Globalization, Transformation, Crisis - What Next?") - the Russian edition of the Polish book called "The World at the Extent of Thought" - the author presents couple of lectures at the Moscow's universities and research institutes. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits, inter alia, the MGIMO (Monday, February 28th, 12:00 p.m.), the Finance University (Tuesday, March 1st, 10:00 a.m.), and the Plekhanov Economic University (Tuesday, March 1st, 1:30 p.m.).
Book review (in Russian)

January - February 2011
Next four numbers (121, 122, 123 and 124) of TIGER Working Papers have been published: "Euro Sovereign Debt: Would a Single European Bond Work?" by Mario Nuti, "To Devalue or not to Devalue? How East European countries responded to the outflow of capital in 1997-99 and in 2008-09" and "Development Theories and Development Experience: Half a Century Journey" by Vladimir Popov and "The Inexorable Rise of Chimerica: The Long-Term Scenario" by Marcin Piatkowski. We encourage to read these interesting papers!

February, 2011
Columbia University Press publishes the interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the author of book on "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", recently released by this publishing house.

February, 2011
The following vendors have already posted "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics in Economics in a Volatile World" by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko in their ebook: ebrary; Kobo (not available in all countries); Amazon KINDLE, and more will roll out their ebooks in coming weeks

February 28, 2011
While in Moscow Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has given almost 20 his books, published recently in various languages - including "Truth, Errors and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World - to the M. I. Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature (Vserossiiskaya Gosudarstevennaya Biblioteka Inostrannoi Lituratura - VGBIL). This famous store has already a collection of about 40 professor's works, published in dozen languages.

February 27, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets with the readers in the Moscow Books House at 8, Novy Arbat. During the meeting he presents his newest book in Russian "Głobalizacija, transformacija, krizis - szto dalsze?" ("Globalization, Transformation, Crisis - What Next?"). The event is attended also by Professor Ruslan Grinberg, Director of the Economics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, who has written an Introduction to the book.
Book's contents (in Russian)

February 23, 2011, 9:00 p.m. EST
(3 a.m. on February 24, Central European Time)

The Wilson Center, Washington, DC, airs the interview about the global issues and the book "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The interview, conducted by John Milewski, is presented within the series "Dialogue". The broadcast will be Re-air (all schedule in EST, i.e., Greenwich -5) at midnight and repeated several times:
• Friday 12:00 PM (Noon)
• Sunday 12:00 PM (Noon)
• Monday 11:00 AM
• Tuesday 5:00 AM
Below you can find a document that describes the various ways to watch "Dialogue".
Where to find "Dialogue"

February 23, 2011, 10:15 a.m., room B5
Student Union 'Tygryski' would like to invite you to the special Xth anniversary conference 'Targets of the Student Unions in the modern university'. Our special guests will be the Rector of Kozminski University prof. Andrzej K. Kozminski and the President of TIGER Reseach Centre prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko.

February 14, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
And the final segment of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko Tour de America, the seminar on "Truth, Errors and Lies: The Political Economy of 21st Century Globalization", takes place at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), at the John Hopkins University. The event, hosted by Professor Daniel C. Hamilton, Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), occurs at the Rome Auditorium at SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036. You're welcome to join the debate!

February 14, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
At the conclusion of his Tour de America, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture and seminar at the World Bank. At the invitation of the Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Professor Justin Yifu Lin, the TIGER Director speaks on "Whither the World? In Quest for a New Paradigm in Development". The event occurs in Washington, DC, at the World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW.


Seminar with Professor Justin Lin,
Senior Vice-president for Development
and Chief Economist of the World Bank

February 14, 2011
During his recent visit to the United Nations headquarter at New York, the TIGER Director was interviewed by the Chinese Xinhua Agency. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has answered several questions on globalization, the world economy, development economics, and social and economic policies.
Interview

Xinhuanet

February 10, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
"Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" - such is the title of Professor Kolodko's Annual Colin Miller Memorial Lecture presented to the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) and the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. The occasion takes place at the Ida & Robert Sproul Room of the International House on the UC Berkeley campus, 2299 Piedmont Avenue.
Lecture presented at the University of California, Berkeley

February 9, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a brief, working visit to Canada, where he presents a lecture on "Truth, Errors, and Lies.The Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" at the Munk School for Global Affairs at University of Toronto. The event occurs at the George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place.

February 9, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
Professor Kolodko meets in the Consulate General of Poland in Toronto with a group of young Polish professionals and with the media. The meeting (by invitation only) takes place at the office of the Consulate, Lakeshore Blvd., W., M8V 1G5, Toronto, 2603.

February 8, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Same as his recent book - "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" - is called Professor G. W. Kolodko's seminar at Yale University. The event is organized jointly by the Development Studies Seminar at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the European Studies Council, Luce Hall, Room Luce 202, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT.

February 6, 2011
During a short break in true marathon of lectures and seminars at North American universities, just between the book presentation at Cornell and Yale, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko run one more marathon! This time it was the Melbourne and Beaches Music Marathon at the Atlantic coast of Florida. Chilly and windy weather, and 4 hours 43 minutes and 29 seconds, what implies the 10th position in his age category.

Floryda

February 4, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
"Whither the World, Whither Europe? How to Govern the Post-Crisis Globalization", this is the title of Professor Kolodko's lecture at the Cornell Institute for European Studies. The event, co-sponsored by the Emerging Markets Institute of Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management takes place at the Cornell University campus, at the venue of CIES, the Cornell Center for European Studies, in Ithaca, NY, 120 Uris Hall.

CORNELL

February 3, 2011, 1:15 p.m.
"Whither the World? Whither Civilization?" - this is the topic of seminar led by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the United Nations University in New York. The lecture, hosted by the Rector of UNU, Professor Jean-Marc Coicaud, takes place at Conference Room 6, Temporary North Lawn Building (TNLB) UN Headquarters, at Manhattan. This event will include a simultaneous live, interactive webcast, for those who are not able to attend in person. Register here to access the webcast on the day of the event.
Interview at United Nations Univeristy (part 1, part 2)

February 2, 2011, 6:15 p.m.
His visit to New York the TIGER Director starts with the seminar, chaired by Nobel prize-winning economist, Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, at Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, New York. The event takes place at Faculty House, Presidential Room, 3rd Floor, 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027.
Invitation

February 1, 2011, 6:45 p.m.
The American Polish Forum is pleased to host the LEADERSHIP IN ECONOMIC THINKING AND POLICYMAKING with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, former Deputy Premier and Finance Minister of Poland. The "Leadership In..." series was instituted by the American Polish Forum in order to:
(1) Develop close relationships with current leaders who are friends of the United States and Poland;
(2) Learn about the leadership styles they have used across their careers; and
(3) Discuss leadership "best practices" that you can apply in your own career.
The event (by invitation only) occurs at the Offices of WilmerHale LLP, 18th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC.

American Polish Forum

February 1, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in Washington, DC, presents to the American readers his book "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". While in the USA capital, after an interview for the program Dialogue radio and television he talks at the Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th Floor Conference Room, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave.
Invitation
Lecture

January 2011
The two worlds of Professor Kolodko "Truth, Errors and Lies: The Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" (now avaiable from the Columbia University Press at www.cup.columbia.edu!) and "Swiat na wyciagniecie mysli" ("The World at the Extent of Tought") drive continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.volatileworld.net. So far, since the books were published respectively in April 2008 (and the American edition in January 2011) and in October 2010, there had been as many as 82 370 visits from 98 countries.

August 2010 - January 2011
Dr Wojciech Przychodzen - Assistant Professor at TIGER - conducts postdoctoral research at the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management as a part of the Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar Programme 2010/2011. Dr. Przychodzen explores the evolution of corporate sustainable growth valuation during U.S. stock market cycle.

Yale

January 31, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Following the publication of the book on "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a series of lectures, seminars, and book talks at leading American and Canadian universities and research institutes. First come the lecture and book presentation at the School for Public Policy (SPP) at the George Mason University. The meeting is hosted by the Center for Emerging Market Policies (CEMP), MS 3B1, Founders Hall Room 126, 3351 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201.
Invitation

January 26, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
The book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "The World at the Extent of Thought" has been awarded by the special prize by "Magazyn Literacki KSIĄŻKI" ("The BOOKS. Literature Magazine"). Dr. Tomasz Makowski, Director of the National Library, and Mr. Piotr Dobrolecki, Editor in Chief of the magazine, invite for the ceremony of awarding for the BOOKS of the MONTH and the BOOKS of the YEAR 2010. The event occurs at the National Library, 213, Niepodleglosci Avenue, Sala Darczyncow (entry A).

  1. Grzegorz W. Kołodko, "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli", Prószyński i S-ka
  2. Bertrand M. Patenaude, "Trocki. Upadek rewolucjonisty", tłum. Jerzy Wołk-Łaniewski, Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie
  3. Estera Żeromska, "Japoński teatr klasyczny. Korzenie i metamorfozy", Trio, teatr
  4. Janusz Głowacki, "Good night, Dżerzi", Świat Książki, proza polska.

January 19, 2011, 16:00, room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly seminar. This time we host Mr. Rafal Juszczak, one of the most accomplished Polish young managers (age 41), Deputy CEO of Prokom Investments S.A., a member of Supervisory Boards of Bioton and Petrolinvest, CEO of PKO BP (2007-08), the largest bank in Poland, and CEO of the First Ukrainian International Bank (2008-10). He speaks on "'The times of chaos create great heroes'. The art of management over complex banking projects".
Bio-note

January 18, 2011
"World and Europe in 2025" - this is a title of the research project which is realized by international consortium of research centers. Leader of the consortium is Paris North University (Université Paris Nord) and TIGER is one of the participant. On January 18th in Paris takes place research seminar within the project. TIGER is represented by dr Jacek Tomkiewicz.

December 31, 2010 - January 16, 2011
From Krakow to Zakopane it's not far away, so first, after over a month show in Krakow, here comes the exposition of the photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The exhibition, entitled "The Neighbors", is hosted by the Count Wladyslaw Zamoyski Art Gallery, Krupowki 41. The opening, with the attendance of the author, takes place in the New Year eve afternoon, at 4:00 p.m. Your're welcome to join the party!

January 10-14, 2011
Within the program of faculty exchange, Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz visits Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration in Latvia to deliver series of lectures on contemporary economics.

2010
The leading Polish publishing house, Proszynski i S-ka publishes (in Polish) the book, entitled "World on the Move", by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko (440 pp.). The publisher has announced the work in following words: " Is economics a boring subject? Hardly so, argues Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, one of the world's leading authorities in this discipline, as well as a successful politician, avid traveler and dedicated educator. "World on the Move" offers a lucid presentation of these complex and broad-ranging issues. Thanks to a vivid language that combines scientific precision with literary panache, the intricate subject matter at hand becomes surprisingly approachable. The reader is taken on an enticing trip across disciplines, continents and generations. This experience is enriched by a dedicated Web portal www.wedrujacyswiat.pl which complements the book. "World on the Move" provides fascinating insights into the present age and guidelines for the future. This book, which opens eyes and minds, is required reading for anyone who desires to know what makes the world tick."
Contents
About "Volatile World"

WS okladka


December 2010
The Moscow Publishing House MAGISTR has released new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko (in Russian). The book (ISBN 9 785977 601719) is called "Globalizacija, transformacija, krizis - czto dalsze?" ("Globalization, Transformation, Crisis - What Next?") and includes introductory chapter by Professor Ruslan Grinberg, the Director of Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Contents (in Russian)

November 23 - December 27, 2010
"The Neighbors" - this is the title of the exhibition of hundred-plus photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Following the first show in Warsaw, the pictures are presented in the gallery of the Krakow District Public Library, 1, Rajska Street. The opening of the exhibition, with the presence of the author, takes place on Tuesday, November 23rd, at 5:30 p.m.. On this occasion Professor Kolodko will be also signing his new book on "At the Extent of Thought". You are cordially welcome to join to event!

December 21, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
One more occasion - probably the last one before the holiday season - to get the bestselling two worlds of Professor Kolodko, the "...Volatile..." and "...at the Extent of Thought" (both in Polish), with personal dedication, and, tied with the nice ribbon, present them to the family and friends under the Christmas tree. Altogether 760 pages of fascinating literature make a wonderful gift! Professor Kolodko meets the readers and signs the books at the cafeteria of the Prus Central Scientific Bookstore at 7, Krakowskie Przedmiescie. Your're welcome!

December 16, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Dr. Andrzej Arendarski, the President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce, KIG, the TIGER Director pays a visit at this year final meeting of KIG. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "The World and Poland: After or Before the Crisis".

KIG
After the lecture, a the Christmas Eve reception,
with Mr. Andrzej Arendarski, the President of KIG
Photo: service KIG

December 15, 2010, 4:00 p.m., room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly seminar. This time we host Paweł Jarecki, Sales Manager of PKO TFI. He will speak on "Asset management in Poland".

December 10, 2010
Dr Marcin Piątkowski, Associate Professor, delivers a lecture on "The Coming Golden Age of New Europe" at the Management Faculty of ITU in Istanbul, the so-called Turkish MIT.
Presentation

December 8, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
"Wither the World? In Quest of the New Economic Paradigm" is called the lecture presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the session of the Scientific Council of Polish Economic Association, PTE. The event, which occurs at 59, Nowy Swiat Street in Warsaw, is presided by Professor Boguslaw Fiedor, Chairman of the Scientific Council of PTE.

December 6, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
"Crisis - and What Next?", this is the topic of discussion organized by the All Poland Alliance of the Trade Unions (OPZZ). The introduction to debate is presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The debate, after which the TIGER Director will be signing also his latest book "Świat na wyciagniecie mysli", takes place at the Warsaw's headquarter of OPZZ, 36/40 Kopernik Street.

December 4-5, 2010
Student Research Centre 'Tygryski' is proud to present its 9th annual External Conference, which will take place between 4th and 5th of December in a conference centre 'Promenada' in Białobrzegi. This year 40 of our members will participate in series of workshops and seminars regarding the subject 'Is entrepreneurship a key to setting up own business?'.

Białobrzegi

November 25-30, 2010
At the invitation of the government Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Vietnam. During presence in Hanoi he has a series of consultations with politicians, professors of social sciences as well as with media. The TIGER Director presents also lectures on globalization, transformation, the world crisis and the coincidence theory of development. It's worth to remind, that recently the book "Wedrujący swiat" has been published in Vietnamese ("Thế giới đi về đâu?", that means "Wither the World?") and also in this country has raised great interests and discussion.

November 24, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
The Kozminski University, ALK, host a conference on "Report on Management. The Lessons from Crisis". Co-organizer of the event is the Committee of Organization and Management Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko Delivery lecture on "Before Even Grander Crisis Will Come", which inaugurates the conference debate.
Conference Program

November 23, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Karol Musiol, Rector of the Jagiellonian University, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a public lecture on "Wither the World, Wither Poland". The event takes place at the Department of Organization and Management, 4, Prof. Stanisaw Lojasiewicz Street, auditorium 0.102. While in Krakow, the TIGER Director delivers also a lecture on "The World: Before or After the Crisis?" at the Economic University, 27, Rakowicka Street (Old Aula).

November 18, 2010
Dr Marcin Piątkowski, Associate Professor, delivers a lecture on "The Coming Golden Age of New Europe" at the 3rd GROW EAST CONGRESS "Restarting Growth in Central Europe and South-Eastern Europe" held at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria.
More info: www.groweast.at
Interview with Wirtschaftsblatt (in German)

The Coming Golden Age of New Europe

November 17, 2010, 4:00 p.m., room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly seminar. This time we host Dr. Marek Rozkrut, Director of the Financial Policy, Analysis and Statistics Department in the Ministry of Finance. He will speak on "In search of the optimum rule - strengthening fiscal framework in Poland".
Bio-note

Marek Rozkrut

October 14 - November 14, 2010
Kozminski University invites for the next exhibition of the photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This time - after a great success of the first exhibition entitled "The World As It Is...", which was shown in seventeen galleries all over the country, the last one in Warsaw Fine Art Academy - the exhibition called "The Neighbors" displays over 100 pictures taken during last three years in over thirty countries. The opening, with the participation of the author, takes place in Atrium, on Thursday, October 14th, at 6:00 p.m. During the opening for the first time will be available the newest book by Professor Kolodko entitled "The World at the Extent of Thought" (in Polish). A great occasion to get the signature! Your are welcome to take a part in the event!

November 12-13, 2010
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits the University of Debrecen and presents there a lecture for the faculty and students. The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration celebrates the 10th anniversary of activities. Professor Kolodko holds the Honorary Degree from the University of Debrecen.
Conference program

November 9, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
At the invitation of Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University, Professor Bronislaw Marciniak, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit Poznan. Within the UAM series of Open Lectures he presents a speech on "Wither the World, Wither Poland". The event takes place in Lubranski Audytorium, 1, Wieniawski Street. During stay in Poznan, the TIGER Director meets also the students and faculty of the Economic University, where he presents lecture on the same topic. The meeting, at 11:00 a.m., occurs in the Amphitheater Hall, 10, Niepodleglosci Avenue.

November 4, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Within the framework of the series of scientific sessions, organized at the initiative of Professor Andrzej Herman, the Dean of Department of Business Administration of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a public lecture on "After or Before the Crisis?". The meeting occurs at SHG, room 2A, Building "C", 128, Niepodleglosci Avenue (at the intersection with Madalinski Street). You're welcome to join the discussion!

January - October 2010
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's Tour de Pologne, during which the author of "Wandering World" presents lectures and meets the readers, does continue. So far, since the book was published, as many as 250 such meetings in 60 cities have taken place, with the attendance of over 30 27 thousand people. The other events just ahead. You're welcome! The detailed schedule of the meetings is provided below (as well as at the link http://www.wedrujacyswiat.pl/Wyklady.php).
Professor G. W. Kolodko's meeting during the 2010

October 2010
We are delighted to inform that the new Board of Student Research Centre 'Tygryski' was appointed and consists of following people:

Karolina Dąbrowska - President
Miłosz Stolarz - Vice-President
Katarzyna Fedko
Izabela Sepko
Marcin Nojszewski

Congratulations!

Karolina Dąbrowska

October 2010
TIGER has 10 years! It's been already the whole decade since at the initiative of Rector of Kozminski University, Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, and Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko the Institute for Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, TIGER, has started its activities. During all this time the Nobel Laureate, Professor Robert E. Mundell, serves as the Chairman of TIGER Scientific Council. The results of this 10-years period are remarkable: 120 TIGER Working Papers, 80 seminars, 20 ALK & TIGER Distinguished Lectures (including five with the participation of Nobel Prize Laureates), 18 books and monographs (including eight in English), and 14 international scientific conferences.

October 27, 2010, 10:15 a.m., room B17
"Globalization, Crisis and What Next?" - this is the title of special conference organized on the occasion of 10 years of research activities of the Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, TIGER. In the conference an outstanding team of Polish economists participates and discusses in four subsequent panels the issues of systemic determinants, causes and mechanisms, evolving and short- as well as long-term consequences of the crisis, and the ways to avoid such turbulences in the future. Within the course of the conference preparation Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has edited and co-authored with another 17 authors a book on "Globalization, Crisis and What Next?", which will be available at the conference. We cordially invite to participate in this important event everybody interested in the issues of the crisis. You are welcome to join the debate!
Information about the conference

Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli

October 26, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Club Rozbrat cordially invites for a meeting with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The event, which takes place in Warsaw at 44a Rozbrat Street, is hosted by Jacek Zakowski, the editor form weekly "Polityka". Just a great opportunity to get a dedication in the book "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli" ("The World at the Extent of Thought")!

Rozbrat

October 21, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Proszynski & S-ka, the Publisher of the newest book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, entitled "The World at the Extent of Thought" (in Polish), cordially invites for the meeting with the author. The meeting makes a great occasion to get a personal dedication with the author's signature. The event, hosted by Mr. Krzysztof Mroziewicz from weekly "Polityka", takes place at the EMPiK Junior, 116/122 Marszalkowska Street.

October 20, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, the President of Polish Economic Association, PTE, invites for the meeting with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the member of Scientific Council of PTE, at which his newest book on "The World at the Extent of Thought" (in Polish) will be presented. After the introductory lecture the comments will be presented by Professor Pawel Kozlowski from the Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and by Professor Ryszard Michalski from the Research Institute of Market, Consumption and Competition. The event, although organized within the framework of the cycle "Thursdays at the Economists", takes place on Wednesday, at the Warsaw headquarter of the PTE at 59, Nowy Swiat Street.
Invitation (in Polish)

October 15, 2010
Since 15th October 2010 mgr Sylwia Para has been employed in Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research TIGER.

Sylwia Para

October 13, 2010, 2:15 p.m.
The Students Scientific Club "Little Tigers", associated with the TIGER, invites everybody interested in the issues of development, the world economy, transformation, and integration, first of all the first year students, at the meeting with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "The World at the Extent of Thought". After the lecture there will be a possibility to apply for the membership in the Club, to which all interested students are welcome!

October 11, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
In the Paris headquarter of OECD, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (Room MB1122 , OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris), at the invitation of the Director of Development Center, Mr. Mario Pezzini, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers a lecture on "Globalization, Crisis and What Next?". It must be remembered that Professor Kolodko, at that time Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland, signed a historical accord of Poland's accession to the OECD in Paris on July 11th, 1996.


With the Polish ambassador to the OECD, Dr. Pawel Wojciechowski.

October 9, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a one day working visit to Beijing, attending the Vth China Beijing International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE). At the Expo he presents a keynote speech on the feedback between culture and development during the session on "Market, the Mechanism of Cultural Industries Development".
Conference agenda

October 4-6, 2010
Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn will participate in the OPEN DAYS 2010 - Week of Regions and Cities workshop "New approaches to innovation through European Regional Policy" in Brussels. The event, at which cities and regions will present best practices from regional development programmes across Europe, is organized by The EU Committee of the Regions and The European Commission.

July - September 2010
Another foreign edition of Professor Kolodko's bestselling book "Wędrujący świat". This time, in Hanoi, the Nhà xuất bản Thế giới (The Publishing House the WORLD), publishes the Vietnamese language version under the title "Thế giới đi về đâu?" ("Wither the World?"). The book (ISBN 978 604 77 0024 0, pages 624) has been tarnslated by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thu.

June - September 2010
Professor Kolodko's book "Wedrujacy swiat" ("Wandering World") drives continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.wedrujacyswiat.pl. So far, since the book was published in April 2008 there had been as many as 72.627 visits from 92 countries.



September 1, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
Visiting Bhutan Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has carries forward a number of meetings and consultations, mainly on the subject of so-called Gross National Happiness (GNH). The TIGER Director, at the invitation of UNDP, the United Nations Development Program, and the local bureau of the World Bank, presented in Thimphu, the country capital, a lecture on "Systemic Transformation in East Central Europe. Lessons for Developing Countries".

Thimphu

August 27th, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
"Systemic Transformation in East Central Europe. Lessons for Developing Countries" - this is the title of the lecture presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The event was hosted by the Public Administration Association of Nepal and local office of the World Bank. During the visit to Kathmandu Professor Kolodko has met also with the politicians, journalists and businessmen.

Kathamndu

August 23, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
During brief, working visit to New Delhi Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has met with the students and Ph.D. students of the India Institute of Finance (IIF), and presented the IIF Eminent Lecture on "Neoliberalism, Global Crisis - and What Next?". Professor Kolodko is a Honorary Professor of the IIF.

India Institute of Finance

August 15, 2010
Victoria! The Solidarity Gdansk Marathon done! It was 34th marathon Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has run during last nine years, this time in 4 hours, 45 minutes and 19 seconds. Congratulations!

Maraton

July 23 - August 15, 2010
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has come to the lion's den... Or rather his photographs' exhibition "The world as it is..." has got there - that is right to the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. The pictures are shown in the Auditorium of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art and the opening, with the author's attendance, takes place there on Friday, July 23rd, at 6:00 p.m. Your are welcome!
Elzbieta Dzikowska on the exhibition

July 11-18, 2010
"Globalization, Transformation and Development" - on such topic Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers a 12-hours course for the students of the 2010 Summer School on "Transition Studies in the Context of Multidisciplinary Approach" at the School of Advanced International and Area Studies of the East China Normal University in Shanghai.

Szanghaj

July 3, 2010, 12:00 a.m.
"The Development Triangle: Values, Institutions, Policies" - this is the title of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's lecture (in Russian) at the "International Summer: Academy - 2010 Seminar" at the Moscow Finance University. The main theme of the seminar is "Crisis-Proof Business Regulation as an Indispensable Condition of the Development of Economy". Professor Kolodko holds the Honris Causa Doctorate of the Finance University.

Moskwa_UF

June - July 2010
Chinese quarterly "Russian Studies" (No. 2 (162), 2010, April, p. 3-11) publishes a paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Two Decades of Transformation", and the quarterly "BIJIAO" (No. 3, 2010, p.111-118) publishes a research paper on "Neoliberalism, the Global Crisis, and the Ways Out".
"Two Decades of Transformation" (in Chinese)
"Neoliberalism, the Global Crisis, and the Ways Out" (in Chinese)

June 2010
UNU-WIDER, the World Institute for Development Economics Research publishes the research paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "The Great Transformation 1989-2029. Could It Have Been Better? Will It Be Better?" ("Working Paper" No. 2010/40; ISBN 978-92-9230-277-1).

June 2010
Two next issues of TIGER Working Papers have been published. Authors are prof. László Muraközy from Debrecen University, Hungary and prof. Ryszard Michalski from Institute for Market, Consumption and Business Cycle Research, Warsaw Poland. Papers titled "The Centrally Planned 'Invisible Hand' - The Case of Hungary" and "Towards a New Bretton Woods" are important contribution to the discussion on the institutional changes in the Post-socialist transition and on evolution of international financial architecture. We highly recommend these interesting papers!!!

June 2010
We are pleased to announce that next publication in the series Kozminski Distinguished Lectures is available. We encourage to read text by Nobel Laureate - prof. Edward C. Prescott. Text titled "The Depressed U.S. Economy and its Consequences for the Polish Economy" presents very original approach to the contemporary economic crisis.

ECPrescott
TIGER's Director, Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko with Prof. Edward C. Prescott

June 10-21, 2010
Dr Wojciech Przychodzen visits the Institute for International Economic and Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Aim of this research visit is to collect data and opinions on institutional and cultural aspects of the economic growth in Russia.

June 17, 2010, 12:00 p.m.
The TIGER Director in Zielona Góra. At the conclusion of academic year Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Euro: Success or Failure? Lessons for Poland" to the graduates of Postgraduate Studies on the Mechanisms of The Euro Area at the University of Zielona Góra. The event takes place at the Faculty of Economics and Management, 50, Podgorna Street.

June 13, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
This time Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the author of "Truth, Errors and Lies. Economics and Politics in a Volatile World", meets the readers and signs the book in his own county during the "Art Day" of the Lesznowola County Days. The event takes place at the venue in front of the County Office, between GRN and Sloneczna streets. Welcome!

June 4, 2010
Each year in Trento there is an important public event, the "Festival dell'Economia". This time the event, organized at the Universita degli studio di Trento, takes place from 3rd to 6th of June. The topic of this year edition is "Information, Choices and Development". You can find more details at the website http://www.festivaleconomia.it/. It is an open event which catalyzes much interest in Italy, with a massive presence of media and public. Many worldwide renowned economists participate. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, as a key architect of Polish reforms, was invited to contribute to the roundtable on "1989-2010. Due decenni di trasformazione nella nuova Europa: scelte e traiettorie di sviluppo" ("1989-2010. Two Decades of Transformation in the New Europe: Choices and Trajectories").

June 2, 2010
In the Club University Foundation in Brussels takes conference of the project on "AUGUR - Challenges for Europe in the world of 2030". TIGER is one of research institutions which participate in the realization of the project. TIGER will be represented by Prof. Kolodko who is one of the panelist.
Conference agenda

May 2010
The Russian scientific periodical "Mirowaja Ekonomika i Mieżdunarodnyje Otnoszenija" ("The World Economy and International Relations") publishes in No. 4/2010 the research paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Wielikaja transformacija. Mogło li być łuczsze? Budjet li łuczsze?" ("The Great Transformation. Could It Be Better? Will it Be Better?")
Paper (in Russian)

May 26, 2010, 4:00 p.m., room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly seminar. This time we host Dr. Maciej Bukowski, President of the Institute for Structural Research, Associate Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics and a World Bank consultant. He will speak on "The economic impact of emission reduction policies".
Bio-note

May 20, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a panel discussion during a conference on "Prospects for the macroeconomic position of Poland" during the 4th Business Board Forum (held at Hotel Sheraton, Warsaw(See attached file: Forum Zarzadow_Zakres zagadnien_May 20_2010.doc)). The panel will also feature Mr. Waldemar Pawlak, Deputy Premier and Minister of Economy, Prof. Jerzy Hausner, Member of the MPC and Prof. Mirosław Gronicki, former minister of finance.
Conference Program

May 19, 2010
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the Brussels meeting of the Scientific Council of the Foundation of European Progressive Studies, FEPS. The Scientific Council, of which the TIGER Director is a member, must play a decisive role in preparing the political reflection of the Foundation. It discusses the current evolutions of the world around us, with a view to better understanding its moving trends. It focus also on shaping that progressive model for the development of our societies.

Prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko

May 18, 2010
"Economic Growth in Poland during Postsocialist Transformation - conditions, factors, potential" - this is the title of Ph.D. thesis presented by Wojciech Przychodzen to the Doctoral Committee at Kozminski University. The thesis has been prepared by Dr. Przychodzen under the supervision of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko and reviewed by Professor Wlodzimierz Siwinski (Kozminski University) and Professor Wieslaw Luczynski (Poznan University of Economics).

May 15, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
"The World after the Crisis and the European Union's Development Perspectives" - this is the title of Professor's Grzegorz W. Kolodko lecture presented to the conference on "The Strongest Will Survive? The European Union in the Fire of Global Crisis". The conference, organized by the Department of Management of Warsaw University, takes place in the Auditorium of the old Warsaw University Library at 26/28 Krakowskie Przedmiescie (main campus).
Conference Program

May 14, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
This is a unique case when the Proszynski Publishing House, one of the leading publishers in Poland, can be proud of selling over 50 thousand copies of a book written by the Polish author! Such has been thus far the circulation of Professor's Grzegorz W. Kolodko bestseller "Wandering World" ("Wedrujacy swiat"), which in English is forthcoming from Columbia University Press under the title "Truth, Errors and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". On this occasion, during the Warsaw Book Fairs holds in Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN), the publisher organizes exceptional event at which the author is awarded with special diploma. Professor Kolodko presents also a lecture on "The World at the Extent of the Thought" and - of course - signs his book. You are welcome to attend the event, which takes place in the Mickiewicza Hall of the PKiN.

Warszawskie Targi Książki

May 1-14, 2010
"CAM World Model" is a title of a training which takes place in Muak Lek (Thailand). The event is realized within AUGUR international research project. TIGER is represented by Wojciech Przychodzen and dr Jacek Tomkiewicz.

Thailand

May 13, 2010, 11:00 a.m.
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a panel discussion during a conference on "The SME sector as a Driver of Competitiveness in Poland" organized by HSBC bank (Hotel InterContinental, room Aida). The panel will also feature, inter alia, Prof. Andrzej K. Koźmiński, Rector of Kozminski University and Mr. Alan Keir, Managing Director of Corporate Banking for Europe and North America, HSBC.

May 10, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
In the Warsaw Economist House, at 49, Nowy Swiat Street, takes place a debate, organized by the Polish Economic Association (PTE), at which a new book, edited by Professor Elzbieta Maczynska and Professor Piotr Pysz, on "The Ordo Ideas and Social Market Economy" (in Polish) is presented. The book includes, inter alia, a chapter by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Social Market Economy - The Constitution and the Reality". In the panel discussion, which is moderated by Professor Pawel Kozlowski from The Economic Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences, participate also Professor Zdzislaw Sadowski and Professor Andrzej Szplit.
The book contents (in Polish)

May 5, 2010
At Kozminski University takes place annual ceremony of rewarding faculty for their scientific achievements. Researchers fromTIGER - dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, dr Marcin Piatkowski and Wojciech Przychodzen are among those who get reward for scientific publication.

April 2010
Bi-monthly "Economista", No. 1/2010, p. 117-125, publishes the paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko "Neoliberalism and World Economic Crisis".
Paper (in Polish)

April 2010
Professor Kolodko's book "Wedrujacy swiat" ("Wandering World") drives continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.wedrujacyswiat.pl. Between 1st of January and 1st of April 2010 there had been as many as 2.138 visits from 25 countries. It's worth to mention that in the last two months over 50 tables, charts and maps have been updated. This dynamic statistical appendix, which - together with the blog www.wedrujacyswiat.pl/blog/ - is the core of NAVIGATOR, now presents the most recent information.



April 28, 2010, 16.00, room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly seminar. This time we host Dr. Jarosław Neneman, former Poland's deputy minister of finance responsible for tax policy, lecturer at the Lazarski School of Commerce and Law, Warsaw, University of Lodz and Deputy Director at the the Centre of Tax Documentation and Studies, Lodz. He will speak on "A good tax system for Poland"
Bio-note

April 22-23, 2010
Moscow Academy of Finance hosts the First Annual National Student Scientific Conference on "Financial Markets of the Future". At the conference the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a keynote lecture on the implications and consequences of the global economic crisis and participates in a panel discussion on the post-crisis perspectives of the world economy. Professor Kolodko is a Honoris Causa Doctor of the Academy.


Fot. Alexander Kamshukov

April 19-23, 2010
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz visits University of Granada in Spain to deliver series of lectures on role of the state's policy in the contemporary financial crisis.

April 21, 2010, 16.00, room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly seminar. This time we host Dr. Jarosław Neneman, former Poland's deputy minister of finance responsible for tax policy, lecturer at the Lazarski School of Commerce and Law, Warsaw, University of Lodz and Deputy Director at the the Centre of Tax Documentation and Studies, Lodz. He will speak on "A good tax system for Poland".
Bio-note

April 15-16, 2010
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in Switzerland. "Globalization, crisis and what next?" - this is the title of his keynote speech presented to the 26th Progress International Seminar of International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics, held in Montreux.
Programme of the Seminar

March 11 - April 10, 2010
And one more exposition of the photographs by TIGER's Director. This time the pictures taken by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko are shown at the DWSPiT - the Lower Silesian College of Entrepreneurship and Technology - in Polkowice, 6, Skalnikow Street. The opening, in which the author participates, takes place on March 11th, at 3:00 p.m. The exhibition "The world as it is..." can be seen until the end of the month.
Elzbieta Dzikowska on the exhibition

March 15, 2010
A high-level conference for journalists on economic policy in Europe takes place in Brussels. The conference is called "Exiting the Crisis. Europe 2020". The strategy for "Europe 2020", defining the EU's economic policy in the coming ten years, are the central theme of the conference. Some provisional information is available at www.ejc.net/europe2020. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents the keynote speech on "Globalization, Crisis - and What Next?" In the audience will be 75 journalists from across the European Union.
Conference program

March 12, 2010
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a short visit to Moscow. There is a special occasion for it, namely the ceremony of presenting the prestigious A. I. Rykov Award in economics for scientific achievements for foreign scholars. The Prize has been awarded to the TIGER Director by the Russian State Economic and Trade University (RGTEU).

March 10, 2010, 4:00 p.m., room B6
TIGER invites for our monthly seminar. This time we host Professor Cezary Wojcik from Warsaw School of Economics, associate professor at the Polish Academy of Science, and Director of Bureau for Integration with the Euro Area at the National Bank of Poland (2007-2008). Professor Wojcik speaks on "How to Build a Good Society: Some Remarks for Poland". Polish and foreign students as well as the faculty are warmly invited.

March 8-9, 2010
Cracow University of Economics organizes international conference on "New Public Management in the context of economic crisis". Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the conference to present paper titled: "State's Reaction for the Crisis - Main Dilemmas"

March 1-7, 2010
Wojciech Przychodzen visits Latvia. At the invitation of the School of Business Administration in Riga he conducts a series of lectures on "International Capital Markets and Investments".

March 2010
The Russian scientific journal "Voprosy Ekonomiki", No. 3/2010 (p. 56-64) has published the research paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Neoliberalizm i mirowoj ekonomiczeskij krizis" ("Neoliberalism and the World Economic Crisis").
Article (in Russian)

February 2010
The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been nominated as the member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (Academie Europeenne des Sciences des arts et des Lettres). This eminent organization, affiliated with UNESCO, involves about 600 distinguished scholars and artists, including 60 Nobel Laureates, from 54 countries.

January 27 - February 28, 2010
And one more occasion to meet with the author of "Wandering World" and to see the exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's photographs "The world as it is...". This time he is a guest of the Warsaw Club PODRÓŻNIK (Traveler), at 39/9 Chlodna Street. The opening of the exhibition takes place on Wednesday, January 27th, at 7:00 p.m.
Elzbieta Dzikowska on the exhibition

February 24, 4:30 pm, room B6
During our next seminar we will be discussing how contemporary financial crisis affects international currency system. Introductory paper titled: "Crisis and changes in the international currency system - implications for euro zone and for Poland", will be presented by dr Grzegorz Tchorek from Warsaw University and National Bank of Poland. Thesis (in Polish)

February 11-12, 2010
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the seminar organized by The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. The seminar is organized within the research project "World and Europe in 2025". TIGER is a member of the consortium which realizes the project.

January 2010
Professor Kolodko's book "Wedrujacy swiat" ("Wandering World") drives continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.wedrujacyswiat.pl. In 2009 there had been as many as 27.381 visits from 73 countries. It's worth to mention that in the last two months over 50 tables, charts and maps have been updated. This dynamic statistical appendix, which - together with the blog www.wedrujacyswiat.pl/blog/ - is the core of NAVIGATOR, now presents the most recent information.

January 2010
Two next issues of TIGER Working Papers have been published. Papers by prof. D. Mario Nuti, who is member of TIGER Scientific Advisory Board, titled "The Former Soviet Union after Dis-integration and Transition" and "Exit Strategies" are important contribution to the discussion on the evaluation of the Post-socialist transition and on contemporary financial crisis. We highly recommend these interesting papers.

January 2010
The January issue of Croatian monthly "Banka" publishes (p. 25-27) interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The dialogue, at which for the same questions answers Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz from University of London, is called "Zid(ni)ke Pao" ("The Wall (did not) fell").
Interview

January 2010
The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has become the member of Scientific Council of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, FEPS. Mr. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, the Danish politician, serves as the President of FEPS and Mr. Henri Nallet, the French diplomat and scholar chairs the Scientific Council. Professor Kolodko has been invited to join the FEPS Council as "well-known politician, who re-set the Polish economy twice as Poland's Deputy Prime Minister, a highly appreciated economist and professor and author of several significant publications". FEPS, which was created by the European Council and European Parliament in December 2007, embodies a new way of thinking on the progressive scene in Europe. The Foundation establishes an intellectual crossroad between social democracy and the European project, putting fresh thinking at the core of its action. As a platform for ideas, FEPS works in close collaboration with progressive organizations to tackle the challenges that Europe does face.

January 31, 2010
21eme Edition du Marathon International de Marrakech is done! It's been already 33rd marathon run by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, this time in Morocco, in 4 hours 20 minutes and 42 seconds. Keep going!

January 8-26, 2010
And the exposition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's photographs "The world as it is..." wanders and wanders. During last two years it has visited already 15 cities. Now there is a time to show it at auditorium of the Lesznowola County Culture Centre in Lazy, near Magdalenka, at the Warsaw's outskirts. The opening, with the participation of the author, takes place at 8, Przyszlosci Street, on Friday, January 8th, at 6:00 p.m.
Elzbieta Dzikowska on the exhibition

January 19, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
"Transformation, Crisis - and What Next?", this is the title of the lecture and discussion which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents to the Kozminski MBA Alumni Club. The event, which takes place in room D200, is broadcasted live on the website www.bankier.pl and Golden Line.
Lecture (in Polish):
on globalization
on crisis and neoliberalism
on Economic policy and crisis in Poland

July - December 2009
Proszynski & Ska, the publisher of bestseller "Wedrujacy swiat" ("World on the Move"), has released special edition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's book. This is a limited edition, for the bibliophilic collectors, each volume with a different number and with the original author's signature. The book can be purchased in the Proszynski & Ska bookstore a Garazowa Street in Warsaw and in selected internet bookshops: Klub Ksiazki; Merlin; EMPiK; Albertus.

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October - December 2009
"20 Years of Transformation. Results, Problems, Perspectives" - this is the title of the book edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz. The volume, published (in Polish) by the Wydawnictwa Akademickie i Profesjonalne (390 pp., ISBN 978-83-61408-05-5; ISBN 978-83-89437-93-8), has been prepared by a group of twenty scholars from dozen countries. The authors deal with the conditions, mechanisms, results and prospects of postsocialist transformation in East-Central European and Asian countries.
Contents

June - December 2009
First foreign language edition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko www.kolodko.net book on "World on the Move" www.wedrujacyswiat.pl has just been published. "Mir v dvizhenyi" "Mir v dvizhenyi" - this is the Russian title of TIGER's Director bestseller which has been released by the MAGISTR Publishing House in Moscow. The book (ISBN 978_5_9776_0102_3 & ISBN 978_83_7469_712_5), which counts 576 pages, has been translated by Mr. Yuriy Tchaynikov. Under way are the editions of the work in other languages.

Contents and Introduction to the Russian edition (in Russian)

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June - December 2009
Another foreign language issue of   " Wędrujący świat". , the recent book by prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko , has reached the market. This time the renowned Budapest-based publisher, Akadémiai Kiadó , has published the work in Hungarian (396 pages) under the title "Megatrendek" (ISBN 978 963 05 8712 9)
Contents (in Hungarian)

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December 4-31, 2009
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs, "The world as it is...", goes to Tczew. The exhibition is hosted by the Dolna Wisla Exhibition Center (4, 30 Stycznia Street). The opening ceremony, with the participation of TIGER Director, takes place on Friday, December 4rd, at 6:00 p.m.

December 28, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
Winter! Hence, time to ski! And by the way - whoever is in Tatra mountains - is invited to join Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the meeting with the readers of the book "Wandering World". The occurrence takes place at the Zakopane Witkacy 2 bookstore, 29, Kropowki Street. WELCOME!

December 19, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to present a speech at the Program Conference of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD). The TIGER Director, as special guest, talks on the determinants and perspectives of long-term social and economic development of Poland within the context of processes of European integration and globalization. The event takes place at the Warsaw Congress and Conference Centre, 9, Borowiecka street.

December 17, 2009, 12:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again pays a visit to the Polish Chamber of Commerce, KIG. Following the spring meeting the TIGER Director has been invited by the Polish industrialist and managers to answer a series of questions on "Crisis - and what next?" The event takes place at the KIG venue in Warsaw, at 4, Trebacka Street, room 2005, 2nd floor.

December 16, 2009, godz. 14:00, room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly TIGER seminar. This time we host Dr Katarzyna Pisarska, Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy, faculty member at the Warsaw School of Economics and an assistant to the famous British historian Norman Davies. She will speak on "Report: Poland's Influence and New EU Members on EU Eastern Policy in the First Years of Membership: The View of EU Civil Servants and Diplomats".
Bio-note
Abstract


Dr Katarzyna Pisarska

December 15, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the Constitutional Tribunal. At the invitation of Mr. Bohdan Zdziennicki, the President of the Constitutional Tribunal, the TIGER Director presents his remarks on the matter of social market economy to which refers the Constitution of Poland. Article 20 of the Constitution claims: "Social market economy, based on free economic activity, private property and solidarity, dialog and cooperation of social partners is the foundation of the economic system of the Republic of Poland." On the occasion of his comments during one of the Thursdays at the Economists, the gatherings organized by the Polish Economic Association (on June 4th, 2009), Professor Kolodko has said: "...very fast after "Solidarity" had taken over the authority the ideas and practice of building the social market economy have been quit. And it's happened so despite all the rhetoric and despite later article in the Constitution of the Republic of Poland. This is a dead declaration. In practice over last dozen years there hasn't been a single case of the Constitutional Court verdict about breaking the principal law as a result of not following the imperative of social market economy, yet it's quite easy to point to both, the symptoms and the proofs of a such."

December 14, 2009, 12:00 p.m.
"Wandering World" - this is the title of the meeting of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with the students of the Adam Mickiewicz High School in Katowice.

December 12, 2009
Grzegorz W. Kołodko, will be the Academy's guest during the first convention of the 6th annual AYD programme on the 12th of December 2009. (AYD is an annual program executed by the European Academy of Diplomacy, more information can be found at www.diplomats.pl). Professor Kołodko, who has previously been a guest lecturer of the Academy in May, will present a speech titled the "Understanding the World".

December 3, 2009
"United Europe and Global Economic Crisis" - this the title of the conference which is organized at Kozminski University by Department of EU and Department of Economics. One of the speakers is Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz from TIGER, who presents paper on "Is UE Able to Reply for the Crisis?"

August - November 2009
Assistant Professor at TIGER - Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn - conducts research at the Center for European Studies of Harvard University in Cambridge as part of the Harvard University Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar Programme 2009. Her research subject aims to explore various factors of growth and competitiveness of regions; in particularly, the role of technological clusters in building competitive advantage of the selected US and EU regions.

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Dr. Runiewicz-Wardyn with representatives of The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Robert G. Kispert, Director of Cluster Development and Carlos Martinez-Vela, Director of Innovation Policy.

November 2009
The foreign newspapers publish interviews with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Recently the leading Hunagarian weekly "Figielő" and Mexican mass-circulation daily "Excelsior" has released the interviews with TIGER Director.
"Figielő"
"Excelsior"

November 28, 2009, 11:00
Another honorary title for Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This time the TIGER Director has been awarded with the distinguished Honoris Causa Doctorate by the University of Debrecen in Hungary. The university, although under the current form works only since recently, has its roots in 1536 year. The degree has been awarded by the University Senate for "outstanding results on the field of globalization, economic growth and in the study of transformation". This is already Professor Kolodko's eight honorary degree received from foreign universities.

November 25-27, 2009
Jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of China, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, the General Administration of Press and Publication of China and the Beijing Municipal Government, the 4th China Beijing International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo (ICCIE) is held in Beijing. The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been invited to participate in the event and to present a keynote speech on the world economy, politics and culture. This is already his third visit to China this year.
Interview for "China daily" (in English)

November 24, 2009, 12:30 p.m.
"Understanding the World" - this is the title of a special lecture presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, at the invitation of Professor Ksawery Piwocki, the Rector of Warsaw's Fine Arts Academy, at the event of presenting the diplomas to the graduates of Academy. The occasion takes place at the venues of the Academy, Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street 5.

November 20, 2009, 12:00, room B17
Within our series of "ALK & TIGER Distinguished Lectures" already the fifth time we have the privilege to host the Nobel Prize Winner. In 2004 this honor was awarded to Professors Finn E. Kydland from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Edward C. Prescott from Arizona State University, Tempe, and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in Minnesota "for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles". This time, at the invitation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, our university is visited by Professor E. C. Prescott who speaks on "The Depressed U.S. Economy and its Consequences for the Polish Economy".
Professor Edward C. Prescott CV
The Nobel Award Lecture: "The Transformation of Macroeconomic Policy and Research"

November 18, 2009, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Jubilee! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for already the 75th meeting within our monthly cycle of TIGER's seminars. During the series of these interesting gatherings, taking place since January 2001, our distinguished guests discuss with the students and professors fundamental issues of economic performance and development, determinants of entrepreneurship and competition, problems of structural reforms and economic policy, the issues of liberalization, integration and globalization, socio-economic, cultural and political problems of Poland, our region, Europe and the world. This time our guest is Dr. Andrzej Arendarski, the President of Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG), who speaks on "KIG - Lobbying or Speaking for the Business' Interests?". You are welcome to join the debate!

November 16, 2009, 10:30 a.m.
"Wandering Poland in the Changing World" - this is the topic of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko speech at the panel, with the participation of the former President of Poland, Mr. Lech Walesa, on "Act Locally - Think Globally". The panel, moderated by Mr. Aleksander Kwiatkowski, the Chairman of the Board of A.T. Kerney Poland, takes place during the conference on "Success Startegies at the Era of Globalization" in Warsaw, in Hotel Polonia Palace, 45, Jerozolimskie Avenue.

November 9-15, 2009
Again, as usually in recent years, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits the Moscow School of Economics at the Lomonosov University. While there, he presents a series of 20-hours lecture on the world economy, systemic transformation and social and economic development.

November 13, 2009
At the invitation of Dr. Detmar Doering, Director of the German Liberal Institute, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in conference on "Property Rights in Central and East European Countries. Developments after the Transformation Process". The conference is hosted in Berlin by the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
Conference agenda

November 1-7, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Mexico, where at the universities and for the business community he presents a series of lectures on the world economic crisis, globalization, transformation and the determinants of sustainable socio-economic development. The TIGER Director meets also with the media.
Agenda of the visit

October 9 - November 1, 2009
And the exposition "World As It Is..." wander and wander. This time the set of over 200 photographs taken by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko may be seen in Pruszkow, in the City Cultural Center, MOK, on 5th, Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska Street. The opening of the exhibition - with the author's attendance - takes place on Friday, October 9th, at 6:00 p.m. You are welcome!

October 2009
"Poland's Great Transformation and the Lessons to be Learnt" - this is the title of the chapter authored by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in a volume edited by Paul Blokker and Bruno Dallago on "Regional Diversity and Local Development in the New Member States " (Palgrave-MacMillan, New York, pp. 320). The book includes a wide comparative and in-depth analysis, through a substantial number of new case-studies, it provides a critical reading of the regionally and locally existing socio-economic disparities, which constrain and facilitate local development within the EU enlargement.
Contents

October 2009
In India a volume on "Globalization. Sectoral Impacts and Country Experiences", edited by Professor Anusri Mallik, has been published (Hyderabad, The Icfai University Press, ISBN 978-81-314-2303-5). It contains 16 chapters, including the paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Globalization and Its Impact on Economic Development" (Chapter 5, pp. 60-79).

October 30, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
The Moscow Academy of Finance under the Federal Government of Russia has awarded Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko a Honoris Causa Doctorate "In recognition of transcendent merit in research activities, first of all, in the research of the problems of market transformation in post-socialist countries and their globalization, as well as the contribution to the development of scientific links between the scholars from different countries worldwide". The awarding ceremony, at which he will deliver address on "Neoliberalism and the World Economic Crisis", takes place in Moscow, in the Academy's auditorium, at 49, Leningradsky Prospect.
Thesis of lecture (in Russian)

October 29, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture at Sakharov Center in Moscow. The topic of the seminar with TIGER Director concerns the evaluation of 20 years of systemic transformation in East Central Europe and the post-Soviet republics as well as the recommendations for the future.

October 27, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
And one more public meeting with the readers, this time in Piotrkow Trybunalski. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture entitled "Wandering World". The event takes place in the NOT venue, on 24a, Armii Krajowej Street.

October 27, 2009, 12:00 p.m.
At the invitation of students and teachers of the European High School Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again visits Lodz. The subject of the meeting and discussion with professor are the issues of contemporary world and the perspectives of Poland's development.

October 26, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Ostrow Wielkopolski where he is meeting with the readers of the book "Wandering World" , at the Gorzycka St. 45-47.

October 23-25, 2009
"Education, or debate on the relations between learning, knowledge and reality" - this it the topic of symposium organized by the Ergo Hestia. During the meeting, which takes place in Bologna, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko present a lecture and leads a seminar on "Crisis - Who Is to Be Blamed: Science, Politics, or Business"?

October 22, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
In Krakow takes place Congress of Polish Federation of Real Estate Managers at which Professor Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the world, wither Poland? The event takes place at the AGH University of Science and Technology.

October 21, 2009, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the TIGER seminars. The TIGER seminars series starts 2009/10 academic year with the meeting with Mr. Marek Lyzwa, Poland's Counselor-Minster for Economic Relations in China. The topic of the seminar is "Development Prospects of Polish-Chinese Economic Cooperation". You're welcome to join the debate!
CV (in Polish)
Abstract

October 16-20, 2009
Couple of months ago the Hungarian language edition of "Wandering World" has been published under the title "Megatrendek" by the Akadémiai Kiadó. Following this occasion Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to present a series of lectures and seminars in Hungary. On Friday, October 16th, at 1:00 p.m., he has a lecture on "Which Way Ahead? Post-Crisis Dilemmas of Globalization" at the World Economy Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and at 7:00 p.m. there is the meeting with the book's readers at the Polish Institute in Budapest. The following days, on October 17th-20th, the TIGER Director visits the University of Debrecen where on Monday, 19.X, at 2:00 p.m. presents a lecture on "Poland's Transition to Market System and Integration into the World Economy. Past, Present, and Future".
Program of visit in Budapest

October 17, 2009
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a panel on "The priorities for Poland's long-term growth until 2030" held during the IV Citizens' Congress. He speaks on the "What should be the goals of economic development - between growth and social cohesion".

More info: www.kongresobywatelski.pl

October 15-17, 2009
„World and Europe in 2025” - this is a title of the research project which is realized by international consortium of research centers. Leader of the consortium is Paris North University (Université Paris Nord) and TIGER is one of the participant. On 16 and 17th October in Paris takes place so called “kicf-off meeting” of the project. TIGER is represented by dr Jacek Tomkiewicz

October 15, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Marek Krawczyk, Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits this distinguished university. On the occasion of celebration of 200-years of medical studies in Poland Professor Kolodko presents lecture on "Understanding the World". The event takes place in the Senate Hall of MUW, 61, Żwirki i Wigury Street.

October 4-14, 2009
At the invitation of the Debrecen University's Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Wojciech Przychodzen visits Hungary. Aside of the consultations on economic growth during transition he conducts classes on "International Capital Markets and Investments".

October 9, 2009, 3 p.m.
Between a series of lectures in Italy and Hungary Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Pruszkow, near Warsaw. At the public meeting he presents a lecture on "Wither the World, Wither Poland?". The event takes place in the City Cultural Center, MOK, on 5th, Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska Street.

October 8, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
In the FAM Palace at Foksal Street, Warsaw, a meeting of the top officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a group of economists took place. At the invitation of Mr. Radoslaw Sikorski, the Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs, the introductory lecture to the debate on "The Global Challenges and Polish Foreign Policy" has been presented by the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. He was asked to answer just three - of course, very simple - questions:
 1)  The change of the power structure - Will the world crisis speed up permanently the change of power configuration in the world?
 2)  The crisis impact on the evolution of economic thinking - What are the new trends in the development of economic thought, which will have an influence on shaping the new economic deal in the world?
 3)  The role of international organizations - Are the international organizations able to fulfill the expectations trusted to them as for creating the fundamentals for new global economic order?

October 7, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
"The Leaders of 20 Years of Polish Transformation" - this is the title of a meeting organized by monthly "Forbes" within the series of 'The "Forbes" Executive Forum". A special guest, introducing the debate of politicians as well as the representatives of business and scientific circles, is Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. He has contributed to the economic success of Poland being the Member of Economic Council of the Council of Ministers in 1989-1991, and four times deputy prime minister and minister of finance in 1994-97 and 2002-03, as well as the author of numerous theoretical works and reform and economic policy programs implemented during last two decades. The gathering takes place in Warsaw, at the Reduta Banku Polskiego, 10, Bielanska Street.

October 4-7, 2009
Polish Aid is a Polish governmental program which is designed to provide financial and technical assistance for developing countries. Within the program, dr Jacek Tomkiewicz - Research Director at TIGER - visits Georgia to conduct seminars and consultancies on organization of public finance system

October 6, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
At the invitation of Professor Jerzy Kopel, Rector of the Humanitas University (WSH) in Sosnowiec as well as the faculty and students, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Transformation, Crisis - and What Next?" at the ceremony inaugurating the new academic year 2009/10. The event takes place at the WSH, 43, Kilinskiego Str.

August 29 - October 3, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again pays a longer visit to Trento, "the city of painted houses", at the Universita degli Studi di Trento, with which TIGER cooperates for several years. During his stay, beside continuation of research on the feedback between globalization and regional development, he presents also a lecture and seminar for the faculty of Department of Economics and the international group of the Ph.D. students from the School on Local Development.

July - September 2009
The Chinese scientific periodical "Russian Studies" has published in No. 3 (157)/2009, pp. 14-28, the paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "1989-2029 Nian Da Zhuan Xing - Ke Yi Geng Hao Huo Jiang Hui Geng Hao Ma?" ("The Great Transformation 1989-2029: Could It Be Better, Will It Be Better?"). A dozen earlier papers by the TIGER Director in Chinese are available on the web under the link http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/artykuly.htm#in_chinese. You are welcome to read them!
Paper

July - September 2009
"Vgladyvaiis v budushcheye Evropy y Mira" ("Looking into the Future of Europe and the World"), this it the title of research paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko published in "Mir Pieremien", a quarterly journal issued under the auspices of the Russian Academy of Sciences. More papers written in Russian by the TIGER Director can be found on website at http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/artykuly.htm#in_russian.
Paper

September 2009
Quarterly "Communist and Post-Communist Studies", Volume 42, Number 3, September 2009, pp. 325-351 (ISSN 0967-067X) publishes a research paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The article is entitled "A two-thirds of success. Poland's post-communist transformation 1989-2009".
Abstract

September 30, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
In conclusion of his visit to Universita degli studi di Trento Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents to the students and faculty of university a seminar on "Wither the World? In Quest for New Economic Paradigm". The seminar takes place at the venues of Facolta di Economia, Via Inama 5.
Invitation

September 23, 2009
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a G-20 conference organized by the Carnegie Mellon University and Atlantic Council on the eve of the World Summit of the Group G-20. Dr Piatkowski speaks on the post-crisis future of New Europe and the necessary changes to New Europe's development model. His conference essay has been published in the conference report (http://www.cmu.edu/g20/ac-report.html), whose recommendations will be delivered to the participants of the G-20 summit.

September 21, 2009
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a panel on "What will happen with the Polish economy after the crisis" during the XV Conference of Young Economists organized by the Warsaw School of Economics.

More info: www.konferencja.edu.pl

September 20, 2009
Such a special date, 20.09.2009! Such a track! Through the forests with small hills and along the sea bank, under the sun and with the wind! And so it was for all 26,2 miles. That is the distance Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko run in 4 hours 32 minutes and 48 seconds at the Rantamarathon in Espoo, at the outskirts of Helsinki. This is already his 32nd marathon finished over last eight years.

September 18-19, 2009
The United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research, WIDER, organizes international conference on "Reflections on Transition: Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall" in Helsinki. The organizing committee is chaired by Professor Gerald Roland from Berkeley University. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko www.kolodko.net, which stays in the working touch with WIDER already from 1988, has been invited to present a paper on "The Great Transformation 1989-2029".
Conference Programme

September 14, 2009, 10:15 a.m.
Over year and a half ago Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France has asked a group of renowned economists to find a new measures of economic performance and social development. Now, with his participation, in the Grand Amphithéâtre de La Sorbonne in Paris special conference is organized, in which also Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part. He has proposed in the book "Wandering World" an alternative measure of economic development, so-called ZIP, or Integrated Success Index. At the Paris meeting the main presentations are given by the Nobel Prize Winners, Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz from Columbia University and Professor Amartya Sen from Harvard. The event takes place as a step toward the next G-20 meeting, which takes place in Pittsburgh later this month.
Conference Program

September 12, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
While visiting Krynica, the TIGER Director has been invited by the city's mayor, Mr. Emil Bodziony, to meet with the city's dwellers and the visitors to the resort. The speech by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, on "Wandering World", takes place in the Culture Center on 19, Pilsudski Street. Welcome!

September 11, 2009, 1:35 p.m.
As usually at this time of the year the Economic Forum takes place in Krynica Gorska. It is already the XIXth meeting, in which participates over thousand businessmen, investors, managers, politicians, researchers, and journalists. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to take a part in a panel discussion on "Which Way Does Capitalism Go? In Search of Adequate Policies in a Dramatically Changing World". The debate takes place in Tadeusz Hall, Pijalnia Główna.

September 7, 2009
The leading Russian daily "Izviestia" publishes an interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The talk, entitled "Neoliberalizm nie prinies polzy Rossiji" ("Neoliberalism Hasn't Brought a Relief to Russia") , deals mainly with the implications of world economic crisis for Russia and with professor's book "Wandering World" , recently published in Russian language under the title "Mir v dvizhenii" ("The World on the Move").
Interview (in Russian)

September 1, 2009
Washington based think-tank CEPA published an article by Dr Piątkowski on "After the Rebound: What Next?", which analyzes the current economic situation in New Europe, provides projections for the near future, and points to the need to reform the current development model in the region.

August 2009
Russian weekly "Literaturnaya Gazyeta" publishes in No. 32 (6236), p. 4 , Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko text entitled "Skudnaja ideja - żałkije płody. Poczemy wrednaja koncepcija neoliberalizma zawojowała połmira i kak s etim sprawitsja" ("False Idea - Miserable Results. Why Pernicious Concept of Neoliberalism Has Taken Over Half of the World and How to Deal With It"). These are the excerpts from his book "Mir v dvizhenii" ("World on the Move"), the Russian translation of "Wedrujacy swiat", which has been published last spring. The English language edition of this bestseller is forthcoming.
Article (in Russian)

July 2009
Next (number 116) TIGER Working Papers has been published. Paper on "Market Reform and State Paternalism in Hungary: a Path-dependent Approach" is István Benczes from Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. We encourage to read this interesting paper!

July 2009
Unbelievable! In quite original way - and at the same time making contribution to non-inflationary money supply - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has contributed to the ...American monetary policy! The US Mint releases the series of six new quarters within the "2009 District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program". The coins have at the reverse the symbols of District Columbia and five overseas territories. One of them, the Pacific island of Guam, Professor Kolodko visited three years ago, in March 2006, presenting a seminar on globalization at the University of Guam (and, just by the chance, running there one more marathom...). One of the photographs taken while at the island has been found at the TIGER website by designer from the US Mint, Mr. David Westwood, which - with due respect for the copy rights - has asked the author of the picture for permission to use this photo for his design of the Guam coin reverse proposition. And Mr. Westwood has won the competition!

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So, the symbol of Guam visible on the coin reverse - the latte stone upon which the Micronesian houses of the Chamorro people had been constructed - has been drawn.

July 23-25, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the 2009 Summer School at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. The subject of the meeting is "La Mundalización y sus actores" and the TIGER Director presents (on Friday, 24.07., 10:00 a.m.) lecture entitled "Alternativas a la mundilización neoliberal: ¿Otra Europa es posible?". The venue takes place in El Escorial, UNESCO Culture World Heritage Site.
Agenda (in Spanish)

July 3-23, 2009
And one more chance to see "The World As It Is...", an exhibition of the photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This time the pictures are presented at the Gallery of Czestochowa City. The opening of the exhibition, with the presence of the author, takes place on Friday, July 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. (64, Najswietszej Maryi Panny Avenue). You are welcome to join!
Elzbieta Dzikowska on the exhibition

Częstochowa

July 9, 2009, 2:00 p.m
At the invitation of Summer University Warsaw Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Globalization and the Great Postsocialist Transformation 1989-2029". The event takes place at the premises of the Warsaw School of Economics (162, Niepodleglosci Avenue).

July 4, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the graduation ceremony of the SGH Postgraduate Program in Financial Advising. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Global Financial Crisis and its Implications on Polish Economy". The event takes place in the College of Business Administration (162, Niepodleglosci Avenue).

July 2, 2009, 12:00 p.m.
At the invitation of
Dr. Andrzej Arendarski, the President of the Polish National Chamber of Commerce, KIG, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets with the representatives of Polish entrepreneurs, investors and managers. The subject of the meeting, which takes place at the KIG's Warsaw headquarter on 4, Trebacka St., is "Wither the World, Wither Poland?".

June 2009
The United Nations World Institute for Economics Development Research (WIDER) has published Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko paper on "A Two-thirds Rate of Success. Polish Transformation and Economic Development, 1989-2008"

May - June 2009
The quarterly "Ekonomista" publishes (no. 3/2009, pp. 353-371) the paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Wielka transformacja 1989-2029. Uwarunkowania, przebieg, przyszłość" ("Grand Transformation 1989-2029. Conditions and Constraints, Path for the Future"). The paper includes Summary in English and Russian.

Ekonomista

April - June 2009
"Kwartalnik Nauk o Przedsiębiorstwie" ("Business Administration Quarterly") in issue No. 2 (11) publishes paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Nowe spojrzenie na cele rozwoju" ("New look on development aims").
Summary

June 30, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
H.E. Lech Kaczyński, the President of Poland, again invited Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko for working dinner to Belvedere, to ask his guest about opinion on economic crisis and budgetary situation of the State, and especially about the strategy for future development.

June 28, 2009
VICTORIA! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has finished in Sankt Petersburg the XXth International White Nights Marathon in 4 hours 43 minutes and 8 seconds. This is already 31st marathon the TIGER Director run over last eight years.


Fot. Gabriela Kołodko

June 24-27, 2009
White nights in Sankt Petersburg! Well, first one has to work hard... Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the 5th Meeting of Senior Budget Officials of Central, Eastern and South Eastern European (CESEE) Countries, at which he presents an introductory lecture to the panel on "The problem of off-budget public spending in Central and Eastern Europe". The meeting is organized by the OECD.
Conference agenda

June 17, 2009
During his visit to China Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been awarded with the Honorary Degree by the Guizhou University of Finance and Economics in Guiyang. It is already third such scientific award received by the TIGER Director in China.

June 17-22, 2009
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko visits China, this time not only Beijing but also the Guizhou province. This is already TIGER's director second trip this year to China. Professor Kolodko presents a keynote speech on "Towards New Pragmatism: Neoliberalism, Financial Crisis and Economic Development" and paper on "The Great Transformation" at the conference on "Financial Reforms in Transition Countries", which takes place at the Guizhou Univeristy in Guiyang.

June 17-21, 2009
Dr Marcin Piatkowski, selected to be one of the 35 Young Leaders of Tomorrow, takes part in the first conference organized in Berlin within the program Young Leader Study Group on the Future of Europe "Demographic Trends, Migration, and Social Cohesion in 2010" by Drager Foundation and American Council on Germany. Two other program conferences will be held in Washington DC and Brussels. Information about the previous editions of the program is here: Young Leaders

June 5-21, 2009
Wojciech Przychodzen participates in the International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA) which takes place in Bled (Slovenia). The program provides a unique opportunity for young academic faculty to improve teaching skills, methods, materials, case writing, course design, and curricula development.

June 4, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Polish Economic Association invites for the XXVIth Session of the Economists' Thursdays series, in which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part. The introductory lecture to the debate on "XX Years of the Round Table. The Principles of Economic Performance" is presented by Professor Wladyslaw Baka.

May 30, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
At the invitation of the Young Diplomats Academy, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World?". The event takes place in Warsaw, 56, Wawelska Street.

May 25-26, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Bydgoszcz, Chelm and Lublin. This is a great occasion to get the book with the original dedication of the author. All interested are cordially welcome!
Schedule of lectures and meetings (in Polish)

May 24, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
In the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw the 54th International Books Fair takes place (on 21st-24th of May). At the stand of the Proszynski Publisher Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko signs his newest book "Wędrujący świat" ("World on the Move"). This is just great opportunity to collect the book with a personal dedication and original signature of the author! You're welcome to join!

May 20-22, 2009
In Beijing takes place the 12th China Beijing International High-Tech Expo (CHITEC). The forum is jointly hosted by seven ministries of China: the Ministry of Science & Technology, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Information Industry, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the State Intellectual Property Office, as well as the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, the Chinese Academy of Science, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the China Enterprise Confederation, and the China Association of Science and Technology as the consultation institutions. In the event participates almost thousand VIPs, including Chinese state leaders, foreign and UN officials as well as ministers business elite and scholars. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to present the keynote speech on the financial implications on development processes within the globalization context.

May 20, 2009, 4:00 p.m., room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly TIGER seminar. This time we host Dr Thomas Laursen, World Bank Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic Countries, with a lecture on "The Role of the World Bank in Poland".
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May 16, 2009, 9:00 a.m.
At the invitation of the Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the National Bank of Poland professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Poland and the Contemporary Crisis". The event takes place at the premises of the NBP, 11/21, Swietokrzyska Street.

Maj 12-15, 2009
In just four days Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits four cities - Chorzow, Sosnowiec, Plock and Legnica. Below you may find the exact information where and when you can meet the TIGER Director and ask him the questions about the world economy and our future. For sure he'll be happy to answer all of the them. YOUR ARE WELCOME!
Schedule of lectures and meetings (in Polish)

May 5-7, 2009
In Alushta, at the Crimea, takes place the trilateral meeting on "Russia-Ukraine-EU: how to handle the crisis". The conference is organized by the International Institute of Global Development (IIGD), National Investment Council (NIC), Institute of Economics of Russian Academy of Science and the International Center for Advanced and Comparative EU-Russia Research (Vienna, Austria). The TIGER's Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to join the debate and contribute comments on the world economic crisis and its political and economic implications on the region.

April 2009
Professor Kolodko's book "Wędrujący świat" ("World on the Move") drives continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.wedrujacyswiat.pl. Between 1st of April 2008 and 1st of April 2009 there had been as many as 43,629 visits from 67 countries. In March only the NAVIGATOR was visited 3,181 times and the guest were from 27 countries. It's worth to mention that in the last month over 30 tables, charts and maps found there have been updated - as promised by the author - and this dynamic statistical appendix, which - together with the blog www.wedrujacyswiat.pl/blog/ - is the core of NAVIGATOR now presents the most recent information.


April 2009
Two next (number 114 and 115) TIGER Working Papers has been published. Papers on "The Enduring Lure of Socialism: The Political Economy of the Subprime Crisis" and "EU-anchor in "Non-Mainstream" Countries' Transition Path: The Case of Croatia and Slovakia" are authored by Dóra Győrffy and Fruzsina Sigér from University of Debrecen. Hungary. We encourage to read these interesting papers!

April 28, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Stanislaw Moryto, Rector of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "World on the Move". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Warsaw, 2, Okolnik Street.

April 27, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the Poznan University College of Business and Foreign Languages Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "World on the Move". The event takes place at the premises of the School in Poznan, 18, Niedzialkowskiego Street.

April 23, 2009, 4:15 p.m.
At the invitation Professor Wlodzimierz Kurnik , Rector of Warsaw University of Technology , Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents distinguished lecture within the Warsaw University of Technology Seminars on "Wither the World? Wither Poland?". The event takes place in of the Main Building of the University at 1, Politechniki Square (room 135).

April 20, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Lublin. The TIGER Director presents lectures at the Lublin University of Technology (9:00 a.m., 38, Nadbystrzycka Street, Faculty of Management, Aula), the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (12:00 p.m., 14, Raclawickie Avenue, John Paul II Collegium, room 608) and the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Administration (2:00 p.m., 12, Bursaki Street, Aula 018).

April 10-15, 2009
Taking advantage of the Easter break, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a working visit to Moscow. Due to the publication of his recent book on "World on the Move" (Russian title: "Mir v dvizhenyi", 576 pp.) by MAGISTR Publisher, the universities, research institutes, as well as major bookstores and media have invited the author to present lectures and seminars and to meet with the readers.
Schedule of lectures and meetings in Moscow (in Russian)

March 23 - April 15, 2009
One more occasion to see the exhibition of photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, called "The world as it is..." - this time at the Zaglebie Palace of Culture in Dabrowa Gornicza (1, Wolności Square). The opening ceremony, with the participation of TIGER Director, takes place on Monday, March 23rd, at 3:30 p.m. Welcome!

April 8, 2009, godz. 15:00
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a debate on the crisis organized by Krytyka Polityczna, Other participants include Witold Gadomski, Piotr Kuczyński and prof. Jan Jakub Michałek. Jacek Żakowski will moderate. The debate takes place at the Department of Economics, Warsaw University, ul. Długa 44/50.

April 3-4, 2009
TIGER organizes international conference titled: "1989-2029: 20 Years of Transition and Perspectives for Development of Post-socialist Economies". Goal of the conference is to sum up experience of transition economies and to make some forecasts for the future perspectives for post-socialist countries
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March 2009
Publishing house of the Kozminski University has published next article in the Distinguished Lectures Series. Article titled "Game Engineering" is based on the lecture which was provided by professor Roberta J. Aumanna (Nobel laureate). The lecture took place at Kozminski University on 14th May 2008.

March 30, 2009, 3:00 p.m
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in BOSS Entrepreneurship Festival in Krakow. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "The World on the Move" ('Wedrujacy swiat'). The event takes place in Rectors' Aula of Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Collegium Novum, 24, Golebia Street).

March 25-26, 2009
Director of TIGER in Madrid. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in research conference on "The Role of Europe in the International Scenario: Visions from the Central and Eastern European Countries" and presents a paper at the session on "Economic and geostrategical consequences of the enlargements towards the East of Europe". The event is hosted by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
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March 25-26, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in finals of the 22nd Economic Knowledge Contest. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World's Economy?". The event takes place in Jachranka.

March 18-26, 2009
At the invitation of the Rouen Business School Wojciech Przychodzen visits France. Aside of the consultations on global financial crisis and its implications for development policy he presents a lecture on "Financial Crisis Implications for Investments in Central and Eastern Europe".

March 23, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the
Dabrowa Gornicza Academy of Business (1c, Cieplaka Street) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Slask. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "The World on the Move" ('Wedrujacy swiat').

March 20, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
At the invitation of "Socialist Review" Discussion Club and the All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions (OPZZ) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Transformation, Crisis and What Next?". The event takes place in OPZZ Conference Hall (Warsaw, 36/40, Kopernika Street).
The invitation

March 20, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's paper entitled "Globalization and Catching-up: From Recession to Growth in Transition Economies" was recently listed on SSRN's, the Social Science Research Network Top Ten download list for ITEMA: Institutional Change & Economic Growth (Topic) and Institutions & Transition Economics: Macroeconomic Issues. To view the top ten list for the journal click on its name ITEMA: Institutional Change & Economic Growth (Topic) Top Ten and Institutions & Transition Economics: Macroeconomic Issues Top Ten and to view all the papers in the journals click on these links: ITEMA: Institutional Change & Economic Growth (Topic) All Papers and Institutions & Transition Economics: Macroeconomic Issues All Papers. You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL: http://papersssrn.com/abstract=248423.

March 19, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Zielona Gora. At the invitation of the Western Chamber of Industry and Commerce the TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World and Poland?". The event takes place in "Palmiarnia" Restaurant, 12, Wroclawska Street.

March 18, 2009, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the monthly TIGER seminar. This time we host Professor Mirosław Gronicki, former Minister of Finance, who talks on "Economic Policy During Crisis".

March 5-18, 2009
The exhibition of photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko , called "The world as it is...", moves to Sanok and will be exposed here, at the Sanok Public Library (2, Lenartowicza Street) until March 18th.

March 10, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
At the invitation of the Students' Self-Government of the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in "Economic Bridges" project. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World, Wither Poland". The event takes place in Main Aula in the main SHG building, 162, Niepodleglosci Avenue.

March 10th, 2009
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the seminar organized by European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, Netherlands. Goal of the seminar is exchange experience on the process of budgetary policy.
Conference Schedule

March 11-13, 2009
Dr Marcin Piatkowski takes part in a conference organized by IPTS, the research center of the European Commission based in Seville, Spain, on "TransEuropa: The Drivers of Transformation of the European Economy and Its Geography at the Horizon 2030-2050". Dr Piatkowski will deliver a lecture on the future of the EU financial sector and its impact on development.

March 14, 2009, 11:15 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in finals of the 50. Students' Olympiad on Poland and The Modern World. TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World and Poland?". The event takes place in the Senate Hall of the Warsaw University (Kazimierzowski Palace, I floor).

February 6, 2009
On the occasion of 20th anniversary of the Round Table negotiations the media publish "The Open Letter to Poland's Prime Minister" , sent to H.E. Donald Tusk by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko who had participated in this historical event. In "Letter..." (in Polish) the TIGER's Director evaluates the socio-economic results of last two decades and presents his anti-crisis plan as well as propositions for further structural reforms sustaining fast and durable development.

January - February 2009
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn is participating in the post-doctoral short-term exchange project within the STRIKE (Science and Technology Research in a Knowledge-based Economy) initiative. She will be a member of�a working group "Science, technology and knowledge creation". The project is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme. The host person and institution of the project is Professor Michele Cincera from Universit� Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.

January 16, - March 1, 2009
The exhibition "The World As It Is...", exposing 230 colorful photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko moves again. This time it reaches Zakopane, where the works are shown in the Count Wladyslaw Zamoyski City Art Gallery, 41, Krupowki Street.

February 27 - March 1, 2009
Relentless interests in the "World on the Move" bestseller (over 50 thousand copies printed!) is so great that in just two and a half days lasting visit to Gdansk Coast Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has as many as eight meetings with the readers. The events occurs within the cycle "Biesiada Literacka" ("Literature Feast") and is managed by the R&K Nehrebeccy Art. Agency. All interested - from Pruszcz Gdanski via Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia as far as Wejeherowo and Puck - are cordially welcome. Indeed, this is the occasion to get the book with original dedication of author!
Schedule of meetings

February 25, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
At the invitation of Professor Michal Kleiber, the President of Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Contemporary World Economy Crisis and Its Long-term Implications for Poland". The speech is an introduction to discussion at the conference of the Committee Poland 2000-Plus of PAN. Professor Kolodko's bestselling book on "World on the Move" has worked out as the inspiration to organize this debate. The event takes place in the Palace of Culture and Science (room 2604).
Theses (in Polish)

January 8 - February 23, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits University of Trento in Italy. At the invitation of Professor Bruno Dallago, head of the School on Local Development, the TIGER Director presents to the group of international Ph.D. students a 28-hours series of lectures on the relations between globalization and regional development and on systemic transformation in the contemporary world economy.

February 19, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the conlusion of his visit to University of Trento presents a doctoral seminar on "The World Crisis and Local Development". The event takes place at the International School on Local Development and Global Dynamic, 39 Via Belenzani.

February 12-13, 2009
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a brief working visit to London to take a part in workshop on the world economic and financial crisis implictaions for investments in Eastern Europe. The event is hosted by the Warburg Pincus.

February 4, 2009, 4:30 p.m
At the invitation of Professor Horst Brezinski, the Chair for International Economic Relations at Department of Economics and Business Administration, the Technical University of Freiberg, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in a seminar on "Challenges of the International Economic Crisis". Together with Prof. Andreas Horsch, who talks on "Origin and Contagion - The Financial Crisis in Retrospect", the TIGER Director makes an introduction on The "World Economy Crisis - Long-term Implications" to the panel debate moderated by Prof. Brezinski, and attended also by Mr. Martin Gillo, the Member of German Parliament, and Mr. Hans-Ferdinand Schramm, Vice-president of the Freiberg Savings Bank.

January 2009
The leading weekly "Polityka" has included Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko among the Men of the Year 2009 and awarded him a title of the MAN OF THE YEAR. While distinguishing him with such honor, the weekly entitles an essay devoted to TIGER's Director "Wďż˝drujďż˝cy prorok" ("Nomadic Prophet"), following the title of the bestselling book "Wędrujący świat".

Polityka

January 27-28 , 2009
"From economic transition to European integration: Two decades of change in South Eastern Europe" - this is the title of international conference in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to present a keynote speech and share his theoretical reflections and political experience in managing the process of post-socialist transition. The conference is organized by the GTZ - German Technical Cooperation, the Federal Government of Germany's agency for technical assistance which has been providing technical support to the transition process in most of the countries in Eastern and South Eastern Europe during the last two decades. The event is expected to bring together roughly 200 policymakers, researchers and representatives of civil society and the business community of South Eastern Europe.
Conference Schedule

January 21, 2009, 4:00 p.m., room B5
TIGER invites you for the monthly TIGER seminar. This time we host Dr Krzysztof Rybiński, a well known economist, partner at Ernst&Young, former Deputy Governor of the NBP. His presentation will be entitled "The new international financial order".
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2008

December 2008
At the ranking list of the reader's hits of the internet bookstore Merlin the last book on "Wedrujacy swiat" ("World on the Move") by Professor Kolodko has been placed. Among the 50 bestsellers of the last month (the book has sold just in October as many as 3,270 copies) it's been one out of three works of social sciences and business books, which compete bravely with popular books, novels and the literature for the youngest generation. Yet all of them have been left beyond by the unmatched leader entitled "I Can't Get Slimmer. Revelation French Diet for Losing Weight". But Professor has managed it too!

December 2008
Professor Kolodko's book "Wędrujacy świat" ("World on the Move") drives continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.wedrujacyswiat.pl. Between April and October there had been as many as 23,231 visits from 51 countries. In October only the NAVIGATOR was visited 6,099 times and the guest were from 32 countries. It's worth to mention that in the last month the dozen or so tables, charts and maps found there have been updated - as promised by the author - and this dynamic statistical appendix, which - together with the blog www.wedrujacyswiat.pl/blog/ - is the core of NAVIGATOR now presents the most recent information.

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December 2008
Next, already 19th publication in the Distinguished Lecture Series, has been published. Publication presents the lecture which was delivered by prof. Shyam Sunder from Yale University. Prof. Sunder, who was our guest in March 2008, presented lecture titled: "Better Corporate Governance: What, Why and How?"

August - December, 2008
Assistant Professor at TIGER - Dr. Ma�gorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn - until December conducts podtdoctoral research at the Berkeley University as part of the Postdoctoral Visting Scholar Programme 2008/2009 of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development of Berkeley University. Dr. Runiewicz-Wardyn explores the factors that are affecting growth and competitiveness in the EU and US regions.

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December 30, 4:00 p.m.
"Wither the World, Wither Poland" – this is the title of the last Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko public lecture in 2008. The event takes place in the heart of Polish Tatra Mountans, in Zakopane, in the hall of City House, 13, Kosciuszko Street. All skier and snowboarders are welcome!

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December 27, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
The "Witkacy Two" Bookstore in Zakopane (29, Krupowki Street) hosts the author of "World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat"), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The author answers the questions from the floor as well as signs his most recent book.

December 19, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
"How the 'World on the Move" Can Get Out form Economic Crisis" - this is the title of Professor Kolodko's keynote speech at the IIIrd Congress of The Financial Claims Management. The topic of the Congress is 'The Relations between the Banks and Business at the Era of Crisis". The Event takes lace in Confernce & Congress Center, Senat Hall, 9, Bobrowiecka St., in Warsaw.

December 18, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
The "Under Lizards" Club invites for the discussion within "Political Lounge" series on "Wither the World?" with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The meeting takes place at the premises of the Club in Krakow, 8, Rynek Glowny Street.

December 18, 2008, 2:30 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Antoni Tajdus, Rector of AGH - University of Science and Technology, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World?". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Krakow, 30, Mickiewicza Avenue.

December 18, 2008, 1:15 p.m.
During his short, working visit to Krakow, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko signs his book "World on the Move" in Central Academic Bookstore, 6, Podwale Street.  

December 17, 2008
Financial Times published an op-ed authored by Marcin Piatkowski, Assistant Professor at TIGER, on "Time to loosen the criteria for joining the euro"

December 17, 2008, 2:30 p.m.
The TIGER's seminar series in 2008 is concluded with a debate on one of the largest and most important economic meetings in our part of the world. "The Krynica Economic Forum - How It Is Managed?" - this is a title of the seminar with Dr. Zygmunt Berdychowski, the Chairman of the Forum's Programme Council and the founder of these significant events. In the recent Forum, in September, participated over 1,700 people from about 400  countries. The seminar is hosted by TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko.
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December 15, 2008
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in Israel. At the invitation of "Globes", the Israel's leading business newspaper, the TIGER's Director is a keynote speaker at the INSEAD alumni session and participate in the following panel during the Israel Business Conference 2008. Professor Kolodko speaks on the global economy prospects in the aftermath of financial crisis and the business implications of transformation in East Central Europe as well as about the investment opportunities in the region, especially in Poland. The conference takes place in David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv.

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December 11, 2008, 2:00 p.m., Aula Glowna
Bielsko - Biala School of Finance and Banking cordially invites for the Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's, Director of TIGER Research Center, lecture on "Wither the World Economy?". The event takes place at the premises of the School of Finance and Banking in Bielsko-Biala, 5, Tanskiego Street.

December 11, 2008, 11:00 a.m.
University of Bielsko-Biala cordially invites for the Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's, Director of TIGER Research Center, lecture on "The World on the Move ('Wędrujący świat')". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Bielsko-Biala, 2, Willowa Street.

December 9-11, 2008
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn participated in the workshop�for the�instructors� of "Microeconomics of Competitiveness" (MoC) course, initiated by�Prof. Micheal Porter,� Director of�The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness of Harvard Business School. Currently there are 84 affiliate universities in the MOC network. Kozminski University is planning to start the course in October 2009.

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December 10, 2008, 4:00 p.m. room D 304
Within Kozminski Interdisciplinary Seminar Series Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz will present results of his research on "Income inequalities in post-socialist countries - mechanism and world tendencies". As a discussant was invited Prof. Hanna Kuzinska from Department of Finance at the Leon Kozminski University.

December 10, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
The Boleslaw Prus Main Academic Bookstore in Warsaw (7, Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street) hosts the author of "World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat"), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The author answers the questions from the floor as well as signs his most recent book.

December 8-9, 2008
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the international conference on "Migration, Labour Market and Economic Growth in Europe after Enlargment" which is organized by National Bank of Poland. Dr Tomkiewicz will present paper titled "Migration and Income Inequalities both within and etween "Old" and "New" EU Members"
Conference programm

December 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the Left Intelligence Club Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World and Poland?". The event takes place in "Lowicka Center" in Warsaw, 21, Lowicka Street.

December 5, 2008, 14:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Sanok Culture Center Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither