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This is it! Hat trick! It is unusual that the same book that has been honored in the West, in the UK & USA, as the "Financial Times" Summer 2020 Book, in the East wins the Special China Book Award for "facilitating the exchange and mutual appreciation of Chinese and foreign civilizations".
„China and the Future of Globalization: The Political Economy of China's Rise”
中国 能否 拯救 世界？ („Zhōngguó néng fǒu zhěngjiù shìjiè?”)
Polish edition: „Czy Chiny zbawią świat?” („Will China Save the World?”)
Marzec 16th, 2021, 5 pm
A new Scientific Advisory Board of the Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, TIGER, for the decade 2021-2030 was established. The Chairman of the Board, which includes a dozen eminent scientists from around the world, became the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta.
At the end of November a biofireplace exploded in the apartment of Kasia and Igor (President of the Little Tigers Science Club in years 2007/2008). The apartment was completely burnt down and Igor fought for his life for many weeks in the hospital. He is now in need of funds for expensive treatment and rehabilitation. The Kozminski Foundation operating at the Kozminski University is organizing a fundraising for this purpose. We are very grateful for every donation, even the smallest one.
Next number of TIGER Working Papers has been published: "The future of the Eurozone: towards a European benchmark", by Sara Casagrande and Bruno Dallago
We encourage to read this interesting paper!
"Miesiecznik Finansowy Bank" (“Financial Monthly BANK”, February 2021, p. 10-13) publishes an extensive interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko: “Where the West meets the East”. The director of TIGER talks “About the post-Covid future of globalization, the dynamics of the development of the world economy, changes in political relations, the wave of extremism and prospects for Poland in an interview with Pawel Minkina”.
The next TIGER Working Paper has been published. It is an essay prepared by Vito Tanzi on “Perfect Markets, Perfect Democracies and Pandemics”. We encourage you to read this interesting publication!
This is the third decade of activity of the Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research, TIGER which was established on the initiative of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in August 2000. During that time, we published over 20 books and 143 TIGER Working Papers were issued, we co-organized 26 Distinguished Lectures, hosting, among others, six Nobel Laureates in the field of economics, and we organized 29 scientific conferences and 121 seminars. We keep working!
January 12th, 2021, 5 pm, Zoom platform
At the next TIGER seminar, we discuss the current challenges for macroeconomic policy. Introduction entitled "If, how and when to return to normality in macroeconomic policy?" will be presented by Prof. Jacek Tomkiewicz, the commentary will be given by Dr. Katarzyna Stabryła-Chudzio from the University of Economics in Cracow.
December 22, 2020
Professor Domenico Mario Nuti, a member of the Scientific Council of the TIGER Research Center for Transformation, Integration and Globalization from its inception, has passed away. Principal, socially progressive, a man of great heart and forbearance. Outstanding economist, world renowned expert, great friend of Poland. In the years 1994-1997 and 2002-2003 advisor to Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the deputy prime minister and minister of finance. He advised the Polish government in the final and most difficult phase of the successful accession negotiations with the European Union. Adviser to the European Commission, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, ILO and UNDP. He is the author of many outstanding scientific works. His departure is an irredeemable loss for us.
The Poltext Publishing House has published a new book (in Polish) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "From economic theory to political practice".
About the book
Table of Contents (in Polish)
Bloomsbury - I.B. Tauris has published a book of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "China and the Future of Globalization: The Political Economy of China's Rise". The work has received positive reviews from eminent authorities.
„Financial Times” about the book
The Encyclopedia of China Publishing House has published a work by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled „Zhong guo neng fou zheng jiu shi jie?” („Will China Save the World?”). It is already the fifth book published by the TIGER’s Director in the Chinese language. .
January - June 2020
Periodical “Zdanie” in the issue 1-2/2020 (184-185) publishes an article by Professor Bronisław Łagowski, an outstanding philosopher and historian of ideas, entitled “Praise for Grzegorz Kołodko” (in Polish) (pp. 56-58). The author, states, i.a.: “When I was studying at the University of Warsaw, the leading authorities of our university – as it happened – were the economists like Oskar Lange, Michał Kalecki, Czesław Bobrowski, Edward Lipiński, and in some respect Włodzimierz Brus. Their influence reached beyond the faculty of economics, and their statements were listened attentively, because economics touched upon fundamental political issues and there was such a belief that if the authorities listened to them, it would be better in Poland. And this belief was right, as it is right now that if the authorities listened to Grzegorz Kołodko, it would be better in Poland.”
January 15-16, 2020
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the Gaidar Forum in Moscow. This time the topic of the gathering is “Russia and the World. Challenges of the New Decade”. The event is hosted by The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
January 22, 2020
Director of TIGER again at the Economic Forum in Davos. This time Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the 4th Belt and Road Forum on “High Quality Development and Poverty Reduction”.
February 4-5, 2020
The 13th Europe – Ukraine Forum takes place in Rzeszow - Jesionka, this time under the slogan „New Possibilities. Old Threats”. Professor Kolodko was also invited to attend the event and on the first day of the Forum participates in the panel debate on the topic „Impact of Foreign Investment on the Economy and Society. Benefits and Risks”, and later, in an individual conversation, answers the question „How to avoid peripheral development? Economic policy dilemmas”. The venue: G2A Arena, The Exhibition & Congress Centre.
February 24, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
As part of the series "Meet in Mitte" Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gives a special lecture at the Research Institute for Dialogue of Civilizations, DOC-RI in Berlin. The title of the TIGER Director's speech is „Chinism and the Future of Globalization“. The meeting takes place in the DOC-RI conference room at Französische Strasse 23 in Berlin.
Another issue in our TIGER Working Papers series has been published. TWP No. 140 presents Prof. Vladimir Popov`s paper on “A Myth of Soft Budget Constraints in Socialist Economies".
The new book edited by Professor Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn entitled “Social Capital in the University-Based Innovation Ecosystems in the Leading Life Sciences Clusters. Implications for Poland” was published by Poltext. The study was funded by the OPUS grant (UMO-2016/21/BHS4/02008) by the Polish National Science Centre: Social capital, innovativeness and growth of regions. Comparative analysis of biotechnology industry clusters.
June 15, 2020
Prof. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn participated in the international Triple Helix Conference 2020, organized by University of Tempere in Finland. The title of her presentation was: “The Role of Intermediaries in the Evolution of Triple Helix Knowledge Networks. The Case of Life Sciences Industry”. (https://events.tuni.fi/thc2020/programme/)
September 16, 2020
President Andrzej Duda awarded the title of professor of social sciences to Marta Postuła. The professor is a doctoral student and a long-time collaborator of prof. G.W. Kolodko.
September 23, 2020, 10:00 a.m. (CET)
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers special address at the opening session of the The Sixth Global Think Tank Summit on “Overcome the Pandemic and Move Forward with Joint Effort”, The conference is organized by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges CCIEE. In the plenary session participate also Fukuda Yasuo, Former Prime Minster of Japan, Goh Chok Tong, Former Prime Minister of Singapore, Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Former Prime Minister of France, and Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General of United Nations.
September 28, 2020, 10:00 a.m. (India Time)
Professor G. W. Kolodko delivers the Guest of Honour Address at IIF International Research Conference & Award Summit (IIF-IRCAS 2020). The title of Director of TIGER speech is „Economics and Politics in the Post-Pandemic World”. The event is hosted by the at Indian Institute of Finance in New Delhi. Professor Kolodko is the Honorary Professor of the IIF.
The Conference Program
Next article in the TIGER Working Papers series have been published. Paper titled: Globalisation and Income Distribution – Dynamics and Structure of Income in Emerging Economies have been prepared by Jacek Tomkiewicz. We encourage you to read this interesting publication!
October 3, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Katowice hosts the 10th Transatlantic Film Festival, organized by Oscar-winner Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. It is accompanied by debates curated by the Rafał Woś. In one of them, on the topic "Economic transformation. Between the basic income and the recession specter” participates Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The meeting takes place at Rondo Sztuki.
November 27-28, 2020
Prof. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn will participate in the III International Triple Helix Summit 2020, organized by Triple Helix Association (THA) and Bologna University. The title of her presentation is: “The Role of Proximity in Technology Dynamics of High-Tech Industries: the Case of Biotechnology and Aviation” (more information here)
The General Assembly of the prestigious Warsaw Scientific Society (SOCIETAS SCIENTIARUM VARSAVIENSIS), whose beginnings date back to 1800 and resides in the historic Staszic Palace in Warsaw, elected 35 new members. The scholars recommended by the Society Faculties had to pass an extremely high statutory threshold of 2/3 of valid votes. Among the newly elected members of the Society is Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko.
December 18, 2020
During a special ceremony in Beijing, the highest-ranking Chinese awards for outstanding scientific, literary and publishing achievements were presented. Among the laureates is the Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who was awarded the Special China Book Award for "facilitating the exchange and mutual appreciation of Chinese and foreign civilizations", in particular for the book entitled "Zhong guo neng fou zheng jiu shi jie?" (Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, Beijing 2020). Due to travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the trophy on behalf of Professor Kolodko was received by H.E. Wojciech Zajączkowski, the Polish ambassador to China. A list of the laureate's numerous publications in Chinese is available here.
December 21, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
At the Beijing Normal University a group of distinguished scholars and journalists participated in the meeting with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the author of his already fifth book in Chinese. The work, called “Zhong guo neng fou zheng jiu shi jie?” („Will China Save the World?”), has been issued by the Encyclopedia of China Publishing House.
December 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is hosted by the Beijing Normal University at its beautiful new campus in Zhuhai, between Hong Kong and Macau. The TIGER’s director speaks at the Jingshi Belt and Road Forum 2019.
December 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
During the stay of Professor G. W. Kolodko in Beijing the Renmin University organizes International Symposium on “China and the World in the New Era”. Professor Kolodko speaks on "China's Economic Development and Its Implications for Inclusive Globalization".
December 12-22, 2019
Director of TIGER again in the Middle Kingdom. This time with a series of lectures entitled "The Leadership at the Era of Rebalancing Globalization" presented at the Normal University in Beijing (12-15.XII) and on its new campus in Zhuhai (16-20.XII). In the final phase of the stay Professor Kolodko, who is the Distinguished Professor of Emerging Markets Institute of the host university, presents a new book, this time about China, in Chinese.
December 12, 2019
Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) awarded its prestigious annual award for the “Best Book in Economics” to Prof. Marcin Piatkowski’s book on „Europe’s Growth Champion. Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland”, Oxford University Press. This is the first time that two economists from Kozminski University received the same award: in 2013, Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko received PAS’s award for his book on "Dokąd zmierza świat. Ekonomia polityczna przyszłości".
December 10, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
The Krakow Groteska Theater hosts Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko as part of a series of meetings entitled "Master's Code". On the stage of the theater, the TIGER’s director talks with Professor Katarzyna Kolasa from the Kozminski University.
December 4, 2019
Prof. Marcin Piątkowski, Associate Professor at TIGER and Senior Economist at the World Bank, received his habilitation diploma and delivered the opening lecture at the ceremony organized by Kozminski University.
December 4, 2019, 4:00 pm, room B-17
This time we discuss on Polish economy. Introduction into debate will be the speech by Marcin Piatkowski, professor at TIGER and World Bank’s Senior Economist, who presents his book titled “Europe's Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland” which has just been published in Polish.
December 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko invites you to the 29th TIGER Scientific Conference. This time we will debate about the US - China trade rivalry, its causes, possible scenarios and global consequences. In the debate participate, among others, Professors Bogdan Góralczyk, Marcin Piątkowski, Leszek Sykulski, Wojciech Huebner, Łukasz Gacek, ambassador Krzysztof Szumski, Michał Mrożek (CEO HSBC Bank), Radosław Pyffel (PKP Cargo), and our special guest H.E. Liu Guangyuan - Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Poland.
The meeting takes place in room B17.
Conference programme (in Polish)
November 28-29, 2019
The Congresses of Polish Economists occurs every five years. The current meeting is the jubilee 10th Congress. The TIGER scholars – professors of the Kozminski University, Marcin Piatkowski and Jacek Tomkiewicz as well as Dr. Grzegorz Malinowski participate in the event. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko during the main plenary session (Thursday, 28.XI, 11:50 a.m.) presents a paper entitled "Economics of the New Pragmatism: Identity, Aims, Method", p. 47-65)
Participation in the Congress requires prior registration.
November 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko invites you to the 28th TIGER Scientific Conference. This time the topic of the meeting is "Program for Poland: Economy - Society - State". In the debate participate, among others, Professors Marek Belka, Ewa Łętowska and Piotr Sztompka as well as the editors Bogusław Chrabota, Rafał Woś and Jacek Żakowski. The meeting takes place is LK Aula. Welcome!
Conference programme (in Polish)
November 10-12, 2019
At the invitation of Professor James K. Galbraith, director of TIGER participates in the conference on "New Deals in Europe and America" held at the University of Texas in Austin. Professor Kołodko takes part in the panel "The New Deal in the United States" and in the concluding session "Next Steps Toward a New New Deal". The conference is hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
November 8-9, 2019
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again participates in the Economic Forum in Kiev. This time the event takes place under the slogan "Creating the Future in a Changing World".
November 5-6, 2019
Professor Wang Linggui, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Secretary General of National Institute for Global Strategy (NIGS) of the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) invited Professor G.W. Kolodko to speak at the high-level international symposium “China's 70-Year Development and the Construction of the Community With a Shared Future for Mankind”. At the event, which is held in Shanghai during the Second China International Import Expo, the Director of TIGER presents a paper on “China and the Rebalancing of Globalization”.
November 2nd, 2019
Prof. Jacek Tomkiewicz visits China to present his research on income distribution in the contemporary Europe. Conference in Shanghai is organized by China Europe International Business School.
Poltext Publishing published a Polish version of a new book by Prof. Marcin Piatkowski on "Europe's Growth Champion. Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland", which was originally published by Oxford University Press in 2018. The book has received many endorsements, including from the world's leading economists, and have been selected among the "Top 12 Development Economics Books to Read in 2019" by Book Authority. More info about the author and the book on www.marcinpiatkowski.com
October 15-16, 2019
Prof. Runiewicz-Wardyn takes part in the European EURACTIV Forum "Smart and Open Europe” in Brussels, organized by the DG Research and Innovation of European Commission in Brussels.
October 12, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
While visiting China, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "The New Pragmatism and the Rebalancing of Globalization" at the Hebei University of Science and Technology in Shijiazhuang.
October 11, 2019
"Irrevesibility of Globalization in the Digital Age" is the title of the keynote speech delivered by Professor G. W. Kolodko during the China International Digital Economy Expo (CIDEE) 2019, which takes place in Shijiazhuang (Heibei Province). His new book, "China and the Future of Globalization: The Political Economy of China’s Rise", is going to be released soon.
October 10-12, 2019
Prof. Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the conference organized by the Euroasia Business and Economic Society in Lisbon, Portugal. Prof. Tomkiewicz presents his research paper (co-authored by prof. Marta Postuła) on current challenges for tax policy.
October 7, 2019
At the invitation of Professor Edmund Phelps, the Nobel laureate in the economic sciences, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes part in a conference on the subject of "Progressivism, Socialism, Nationalism". The organizer of the conference, in which participates also the Nobel Prize winner, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, is the Center on Capitalism and Society of Columbia University in New York.
October 3, 2019
Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn is participating in the special workshop dedicated to “Challenges For Responsible Innovation”, organized by the DG Research and Innovation of European Commission in Brussels. Prof. Runiewicz-Wardyn will share her research experience with participants from her latest project on “Social capital, innovativeness and growth in regions. The comparative analysis of the US and EU biotechnology clusters” (grant OPUS11).
September 26-27, 2019
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes part in the 9th European Forum for New Ideas, EFNI, taking place in Sopot. Director of TIGER participates in panels entitled "Europe relations with Asia, the Americas and Africa" (Thursday, 26.09 at 16:00) and "Poland in the puzzle of great powers. The rivalry of China and the United States from a national and European Community perspective” (Thursday, September 26, 17:30). On the second day of the forum (Friday, September 27, 11:00) the author’s meeting with the readers, with the book "Strategy for Poland. A quarter of a century later ", occurs.
September 17-19, 2019
At the invitation of Professor Robert Wolcott, the director of TIGER Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the TWIN Global 2019 meeting in Chicago. During the conference with the participation of intellectuals, political leaders, entrepreneurs, managers and innovators, the challenges faced by the global economy and civilization are discussed.
September 3-5, 2019
Krynica-Zdroj is hosting the 29th Economic Forum. This time, debates in which the TIGER director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko also takes part, are held under the slogan "Europe of Tomorrow. ‘Strong’ Meaning What?"
June 4, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
The Kuznica Association has endowed Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko the honorary award Kowadlo Kuznicy in recognition of scientific achievements in the field of economics, role in reforming the Polish economy and world authority in the field of development economics and economic policy. The award ceremony, during which laudation was given by Professor Bronislaw Lagowski, took place in Krakow, in the new headquarters of the association at Al. Slowackiego 44.
June 4, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
May 23rd, 2019 , 9:00 a.m.
2019 , 10:00 a.m.
May 16th, 2019 , 9:15 a.m.
The Publishing House PWN has published a book edited by Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Jacek Tomkiewicz entitled 'Strategy for Poland. A quarter of a century later” (in Polish). This unique work, consisting of 472 pages, was prepared by an eighteen-strong team of authors - theoreticians of economics, finance and management as well as politicians and business practitioners.
Table of Contents
May 14th, 2019
April 17-20, 2019
April 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
8th, 2019, 4:30 pm, room B-5
March 28, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
March 20, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019
Nakładem Wydawnictwa Naukowego PWN ukazała się książka pt. „Polityka społeczno-gospodarcza w UE. Finanse na poziomie krajowym, europejskim i globalnym.” Publikacja wpisuje się w toczącą się w środowisku praktyków i teoretyków dyskusję na temat słabości działania instytucji ponadnarodowych, jak i krajowych, które uwidocznił kryzys finansowy. Czy wyciągnęliśmy właściwe wnioski i jesteśmy lepiej przygotowani na nadejście ewentualnych kolejnych kryzysów? Czy warto realizować inicjatywy o horyzoncie ponadnarodowym czy też lepiej skupić się na działaniach podejmowanych w ramach nurtu nowego nacjonalizmu? Autorka szukając odpowiedzi na powyższe pytania, analizuje sprawność działania europejskich instytucji ponadnarodowych na tle podmiotów krajowych i efektywność stosowanych przez nie instrumentów.
25, 2019 12:10 p.m.
January 28-29, 2019Under the auspices of Kozminski University, Comitee of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences and Polish Economic Society, we invite you to a special, jubilee, international conference "In Quest of a Better World: Economics and Politics"
First Day (28th January - World Day) - a series of debates with the participation of eminent economists from a dozen countries, co-authors of a special edition of the ACTA OECONOMICA (Vol. 69, Special Issue 1) "Grzegorz W. Kolodko turns 70"). Discussion will focus on the conditions and strategies for economic development, the future fate of globalization, fiscal and monetary policy and methodology of modern economics. Special attention will be paid to the Chinese development model. Keynote speech will be delivered by prof. Justin Yifu Lin, former Vice President for Development and Chief Economist of the World Bank.
Detailed program of the day
Second Day (29th January - Polish Day) - leading Polish economists, co-authors of the book published by PWN Publishing House "Economics and politics. Around the economic theory of Grzegorz W. Kolodko" (edited by prof. Elżbieta Mączyńska) will discuss the most important challenges of modern economics and politics, especially from the point of view of opportunities and threats faced by European and Polish economy.
Detailed program of the day
If you want to participate in the conference, please register here
We also invite you to get to know with post-conference materials
The book "Economics and Politics. On the Theory of Grzegorz W. Kolodko" (in Polish) has been published by Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN". This is a unique collective work, prepared under the direction of Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, President of the Polish Economic Society, by a group of 28 outstanding Polish economists. The book appears in connection with the jubilee of Professor Kolodko.
Contents of the book (in Polish)