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2017

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 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.





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 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”.

April 4-6, 2017
At the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, hosted by Marmara Group Foundation in Istanbul, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko speaks on “Globalization - ideas and reality”. This year 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”.





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


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2017

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.


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 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, 10:00 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 seven former deputy prime ministers, either the ministers of finance or economy - Marek Belka, Marek Borowski, 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, opportunities and threats, 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 us at the event and participate in the debate!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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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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 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.

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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, 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”.
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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



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The Chinese edition of Professor Kolodko's international bestseller „Whither the World: the Political Economy of the Future" (Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills & Basingstoke, Hampshire 2014, vol. I 224 pp. & vol. II 226 pp.), entitled „Shi Jie Qu Xiang He Fang: Wei Lai De Zheng Zhi Jing Ji Xue” (Foreign Languages Press, Pekin 2015, 328 pp.), is already the fifth language in which the book has been published. The other languages are Polish, „Dokąd zmierza świat. Ekonomia polityczna przyszłości" (Prószyński i S-ka, Warszawa 2013, 448 pp.), Russian, „Kuda idiot mir. Politiczeskaja ekonomija buduszczego" (Izdatielstwo Magistr, Moskwa 2014,  528 pp.), and Romanian, „Incotro se indreapta lumea. Economia politica a viitorului" (Editura Polirom, Bucharest 2015, 328 pp).



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.  

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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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 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 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.”

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 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 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 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.

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 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.

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”).

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, 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 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
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.

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 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 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 Rector of 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.

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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 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

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

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

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!

 
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.

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 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 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.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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.

alakhbar

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
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.

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

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 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?"

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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

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 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 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 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 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)

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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).

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
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 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

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

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.

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 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 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 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 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)

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 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 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 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

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
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

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

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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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)

Russian_cover

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 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".

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 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 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 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 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)

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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 28-29, 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 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 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 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).

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.

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 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 "Wędrującycy prorok" ("Nomadic Prophet"), following the title of the bestselling book "Wędrujący świat".

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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.
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December 2008
At the ranking list of the reader's hits of the internet bookstore Merlin the last book on "Wędrujacy świat" ("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 "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 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 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, 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, 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, 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 the World?". The event takes place in Sanok, 24, Mickiewicza Street.

December 5, 2008, 12:30 p.m.
"Quo Vadis" Bookstore in Sanok (9, Jagiellonska 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 5, 2008, 10:00 a.m., Building F, Aula
Wojciech Blecharczyk, Mayor of the City of Sanok, and Higher Vocational School in Sanok cordially invite for the Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's lecture on "World on the Move" ("Wędrującycy swiat").

December 4, 2008, 3:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again pays visit to Rzeszow - this time at the invitation of Regional Subsidiary of the Polish Economic Society. The TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World?".

December 4, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
At the invitation of students and teachers of the Maria Curie-Sklodowska Economic School Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Rzeszow with a lecture and seminar entitled "Wither the World Economy Is Wandering?"

December 2, 2008 5:15 p.m.
The 6th conference of the Polish Pharmacoeconomic Society starts its proceedings with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's lecture on "Wither the World?".

November 13-30, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs, "The world as it is...", goes to Olsztyn, where over two hundred photos taken all over the world is exposed by the Municipal Culture Centre of Olsztyn. The opening of the exhibition, with the participation of author, takes place on Thursday, November 13th, at 5:00 p.m.

November 29, 2008, 1:30 p.m.
The Accountants Association in Poland and Sage Symfonia cordially invite for the Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's, Director of TIGER Research Center, lecture on "Crisis and the World of the Future". The event, within the "Accountant of the Year 2008" ceremony, takes place in hotel Intercontinental in Warsaw, 49 Emilia Plater St., IIIrd floor, joint Verdi + Puccini + Mozart halls.

November 27, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
The PWN Bookstore in Lodz (13, Wieckowskiego 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.

November 27, 2008, 2:00 p.m., building A
At the invitation of the National University of Film, Television and Theater in the name of L. Schiller Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "World on the Move". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Lodz, 61/63, Targowa Street.

November 27, 2008, 10:00 a.m., room 31
At the invitation of Professor Antoni Wierzbinski, Rector of Lodz University of Music, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World?". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Lodz, 32, Gdanska Street.

November 26, 2008
In the European Commission in Brussels takes place final conference of the project on "Inequalities: mechanisms, effects and policies". TIGER is one of research institutions which participate in the realization of the project. TIGER will be represented in Brussels by Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz.

November 24, 2008, 5:00 p.m., Stara Aula
At the invitation of University of Warsaw Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World?". The event takes place at the premises of the University in Warsaw, 26/28, Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street.

November 24, 2008, 11:40
At the invitation of International Students Organization for Sustainable Economics and Management 'OIKOS' of Warsaw School of Economics Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "What is this World like? What will it be?". The event takes place at the premises of the 21st Hugo Kollataj High School in Warsaw, 93, Grójecka Street.

November 22, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Amicus Europae Foundation's Young Leaders Academy, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Wither the World?". The event takes place in Warsaw, 8/5, Przyjaciol Avenue.

November 20, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) is hosting the Economics Publishers Fair (on 20th-21st of November). At the stand of the Proszynski Publisher Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko signs his newest book "Wędrujący świat" ("Wandering World"). This is just great opportunity to collect the book with a personal dedication and original signature of the author! You're welcome to join!

November 19, 2008, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites your for the monthly TIGER seminar. This time we host Mr. Maciej Lesny, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the BRE Bank SA, who talks on "The Supervisory Boards in Leading Financial Institutions. Performance and Threats".
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November 18, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
The Warsaw mega-bookstore EMPiK (at the corner of Jerozolimskie Avenue and Nowy Swiat) invites for the meeting with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the author of bestselling book "Wedrujacy swiat" ("World on the Move"). The gathering is moderated by Mr. Jacek Zakowski, editor of "Polityka" weekly. It's just one more occasion to get the book with the author's signature. You're welcome!
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November 15, 2008, 9:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a six-hours lecture to the students of Executive Master of Business Administration at the Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The subject of the lecture is "World on the Move. The Implications and Threats for Development of the Global Economy".

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November 14, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Polish Chamber of Ecology Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "The World on the Move - Growth Boundaries". The event takes place in Regional Forest Ecological Education Center "Lesnik" in Ustron - Jaroszowiec, 7, Turystyczna Street.

November 13, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
The Bookstore of Polish Library in Olsztyn (2/3, Jan Pawel II Sq.) hosts in its Literature Café the author of "World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat"), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The event takes a form of an interview. The author answers also the questions from the floor as well as signs his most recent book.

November 13, 2008, 10:30 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again pays visit to Olsztyn - this time at the invitation of Olsztyn School of Computer Science and Economics. The TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Wither the World?".

November 11, 2008
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the Conference on the "Economic and Social Development in the Central and East European Countries" organized by EU Democrats and PRESOM Group. EU Democrats (EUD) is an alliance of parties, movements and political organizations operating as a transnational party at a European level, and incorporating members from both the centre-left and the centre-right. PRESOM - Privatization and the European Social Model is a Coordination Action (CA) - is funded within the 6th Framework Program of the EU under Priority 7 Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge-Based Society. Professor Kolodko contributes a paper on "A Two-thirds of Success. Poland's Post-Communist Transformation 1989-2008". The event takes place in Brussels, in the European Parliament.
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November 9, 2008, 11:00 a.m.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the Congress of Polish People Party (PSL). TIGER's Director has accepted the invitation and speaks as the special guest during the Warsaw congress of the party on the determinants and prospects of long-term sustainable development of Poland. He addresses also the implications of financial crisis and ecological issues of the contemporary world. Professor Kolodko was Deputy Prime Minister for Economy and Minister of Finance in 1994-97 and 2002-03 in four governments, in which the PSL - now the partner within the coalition government with the Civic Platform (PO) - was a coalition member. The head of the first of these governments was Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak, the President of PSL and currently the Deputy Prime Minister for Economy in the PO-PSL government.
"Congress without Prime Minister Tusk, but with Professor Kolodko" (in Polish)

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November 8-9, 2008
Student scientific club Little TIGERs, which operates under supervision of TIGER research center, organizes conference which will try to answer the question: What is the Future of Global Economy?. To answer the question students will get help from Prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko, Director of TIGER, Dr Jastrząb - historian from Kozminski University and Dr Marcin Piatkowski from TIGER.

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November 5, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited by H.E. Lech Kaczynski, the President of Poland. During the meeting Professor Kolodko argued on the implications and perspectives of introduction of the common European Union currency, the euro, in Poland. The TIGER Director has convinced the President that in the long-run Polish economy and society will gain a lot from this convergence. However, he has emphasized that the convergence must happen at the proper exchange rate, which will secure the competitiveness of Polish industries and sustained economic growth. According to Professor Kolodko's, the proper exchange rate should be close to 4 zloties per euro. He believes that the convergence is still feasible in 2012, yet much more important is to get there with the proper exchange rate and the date should be coming out from solving this issue. After the meeting, which's got a tremendous publicity, the Chancery have organized in the Palace a press briefing with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, which has been broadcasted live by major TV networks.

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October 2008
"Looking into the Future " ("Patrząc w przyszłość") this is the title of paper published by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in bi-monthly "Ekonomista", 2008, No. 4, p. 555-560.
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June-October 2008
The newest work by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko "Wędrujący świat" ("World on the Move") has made into the top of ranking list-the readers' hits of daily "Rzeczpospolita". What's more, as for the 13 greatest bestsellers ("the most eagerly bought economic books during last half a year", according to the paper claim), Professor Kolodko appears to be the one and only Polish author... At last something comes out from Poland and is not just imported into the country! On this occasion, Aleksandra Fandrejewska, the author of book review published in the newspaper, says: "This is a tale of both science and literature... extremely interesting reading... Grzegorz Kolodko has successfully shown how complicated are the links between various features and places and how seldom we do think about it." ("Rzeczpospolita", June 16th, 2008, p.B8).

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September 28, 2008
30th Warsaw Marathon is done! It's been also a jubilee for TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who run 30 marathons during last seven years. This time in 4 hours 37 minutes and 57 seconds. It is already the fourth marathon this year and should be enough until the year-end...

Plac Wilsona

October 29, 2008, 3:20 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again visits the Warsaw School of Economics with a lecture for the students of Senior's University, UTW. The subject of his lecture is "Wither the World Economy?" The event takes place in aula A, building A, 24, Rakowiecka St.

October 28, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
There has been an interesting super-debate on the role of state in contemporary economy. "How Much of the Government?" - this is the topic of the discussion between two renowned scholars representing quite different perspectives. Dr. David D. Friedman is a professor of law at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university in Santa Clara, California. According to Wikipedia, "In his 1973 book "The Machinery of Freedom" Friedman developed a form of anarcho-capitalism where all goods and services including law itself can be produced by the free market." Professor Friedman is the son of the Nobel Prize Winner, Milton Friedman. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, former (1994-97 and 2002-03) deputy premier and finance minister of Poland, is the author of numerous research papers and books published in 24 languages in over 40 countries. In his recent bestseller "World on the Move" ("Wedrujący swiat") he has developed an un orthodox coincidence theory of economic development and presents a New Pragmatism, a social and economic policy option alternative to both, populism and failing neoliberalism. The event takes place in the Aula of Kozminski University in Warsaw, 59, Jagiellonska St. You are welcome to join the debate!

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October 3-27, 2008
The exhibition of photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, called "The world as it is...", moves to Lodz and will be exposed here, at the gallery PATIO - Centrum Sztuki of the College of Humanities and Economics, until October 27th. Welcome!

October 25, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
With Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's lectures on "World on the Move. The Chances and Threats of Long-term Development" starts the classes at the Postgraduate Studies on The Firms Value at Warsaw School of Economics.

October 23, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a special lecture at the ceremony inaugurating the new academic year 2008/09 at the Malopolska College in Brzesko. The subject of the lecture is "World on the Move. The Chances and Challenges to Long-term development"

October 22, 2008, godz. 16:00, sala B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the TIGER seminar series. Our guest is Dr. Pawel Wojciechowski, the CEO, Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency S.A., who speaks on "Investment Attractiveness of Poland and the Factors which Influence it. Role of Tax Policy".
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Wojciechowski

October 20, 2008, 16:30
At the invitation of the Pomeranian Club of Contemporary Political Thought Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers a public lecture on "Whither the World? Whither Poland" and afterward leads a discussion as well as signs his book on "The World on the Move" ('Wedrujacy swiat'). The event takes place at the IMP auditorium of Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdansk-Wrzeszcz, 14 Fiszer St. (next to the Gdansk Technical University).

October 20, 2008, 12:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again pays visit to Gdansk. This time he meets the students and faculty of Gdansk School of Banking (12, Zabi Kruk St.) and presents his new book on "The World on the Move" ('Wedrujacy swiat').

October 18, 2008
Under suggestive headline - "Direct Truth" - weekly "Przeglad" publishes an extensive interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. In the interview the TIGER Director answers over dozen challenging questions asked by editor, Mr. Andrzej Dryszel, on the stance of world economy, financial crisis and the ways to overcome it, the future prospects and on the bestseller "Wedrujacy swiat" ("World on the Move").

October 18, 2008, 11:00 a.m.
The Kwidzyn School of Management cordially invites for the matriculation ceremony of the new academic year 2008/09 at which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER Research Center, presents the inaugural lecture on "The World on the Move ('Wędrujący świat')".

October 14, 2008, 11:00, a.m.
"Wither the World, Wither Poland?" - this is the title of discussion about Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko bestseller "World on the Move" ("Wedrujący swiat"), which is organized by the Federation of Young Social Democrats jointly with the Higher Vocational School and the Malopolska Economic College in Tarnow.

October 13, 2008, 6:15 p.m.
Professor Andrzej Bialas and the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences organize the session on "World on the Move. A debate on the book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko 'Wedrujacy swiat'". This is indeed not so often occurring interdisciplinary possibility to listen to and discussed with the distinguished group of knowledgeable persons about the fundamental problems and perspectives of the world economy, mankind and civilization. The meeting takes place at the premises of the Academy in Krakow, 17, Slawkowska Street.

October 13, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Michal Sliwa, the Rector of Pedagogical University in Krakow (Podchorążych 2 St.), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Understanding the World, or Whiter the Man and Economy?"

October 11, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
1st Maria Sklodowska-Curie High School in Tczew, of which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is a graduate, celebrates its 60th anniversary. On this occasion, during the specials ceremonies, the author of "The World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat") meets with the students and professor of his former school.

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October 10, 2008
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the International Conference on "Apparent Antithesis: Globalisation and Local Development". At the conference, organized by the Economics Department of the University of Trento, he presents a paper entitled "20 Years of Poland's Great Transformation and the Lessons to Be Learnt". The conference is organized by the School on Local Development of the University of Trento.

Treno

October 9, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
This is it! The most important debate during the XV years of Kozminski University! Professor Andrzej K. Kozmiński, Rector of Kozminski University invites to the interdisciplinary seminar on "Wither the World? Debate on Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's book on "The World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat")". In discussion take a part professors: Janusz Czapinski, psychologist, Warsaw University, Witold M. Orlowski, economist, NOBE - Independent Center for Economic Research and School of Business of the Warsaw Technological University, Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski, sociologist, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Krzysztof Zamorski, historian, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Your are very welcome to join the debate! The seminar takes place in aula of Kozminski University, Jagiellonska 59 St.

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October 8, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
The Reason of State Club, Poland-East Cooperation Association, and the Union of Graduates of Overseas Universities invite for the discussion on "World on the Move" with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The meeting takes place in "Dom Przyjaźni", room 109, Warsaw, Marszalkowska 115 St. (entry from Przechodnia St.).

October 7, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Stefan Forlicz, Rector of Wroclaw School of Banking, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "The World on the Move ('Wędrujący świat')". The event takes place at the premises of Faculty of Wroclaw School of Banking in Opole.

October 4, 2008, 9:20 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a special lecture on "World on the Move. The Perspectives of Long-term Development" at the inaugural ceremony at the ALMAMER - Economic College in Warsaw. The event takes place in Teatr Polski, 2, Karasia St.

ALMAMER

July-September 2008
Our site www.wedrujacyswiat.pl, linked to the newest book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko "World on the Move" ("Wedrujacy swiat"), during second quarter of 2008 has been visited by 11.205 guests form 40 countries and 247 Polish cities.

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Polska

September 25-26, 2008
At the conference on "Social Inequalities and Economic Growth. The Institutional Aspects", traditionally organized by Professor Michal Gabriel Wozniak, the Chair of Economics at Rzeszow University, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a paper on "Inequalities and Socio-Economic Development. The Values, Institutions and Policies".
Conference program

September 19-20, 2008
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the international conference on income and wealth inequality issues. The meeting, under the title "Inequality in the West and in the World: Evidence and Mechanisms", is organized by the Department of Economics of University of Rome 'La Sapienza', and the TIGER Director speaks in the final roundtable debate looking for an answer to the question: "Is inequality in advanced countries and all over the world the same phenomenon?"
Conference program

September 11, 2008, 9:00 a.m.
On September 10-13 the 18th Economic Forum on "European Dilemmas: Central Europe - an Active Partner or a Passive Spectator?" takes place in Krynica-Zdroj. In the main panel on the stance and perspectives of the world economy, together with Professor Edmund Phelps, the Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences in 2006, features Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. You're welcome to join this paramount debate!

Polska

September 10, 2008, 4:15 p.m.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko will take part in a panel on "EU Enlargement - Almost 5 Years Later", which will be moderated by Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Chief Economist of PKO BP and Assistant Professor at TIGER. The panel aims to discuss how the economy of the European Union has changed after the enlargement. Has old and new Europe become more competitive? What has gone well and what has gone wrong? What still needs to be done? Should EU enlargement continue and why? Aside from Prof. Kolodko, there will be three other panelists: Dr. Christoph Rosenberg, IMF Senior Representative for Central and Eastern Europe, Dr. Thomas Laursen, Lead Economist for Central Europe and Baltic States, World Bank, and Dr. Ihor Mitiukov, Head of Morgan Stanley Ukraine, former Minister of Finance of Ukraine (1997-2001).

September 10, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
"The world as it is...", the opening night of photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes place at the Gallery of Malopolska Agency of Art Exhibitions in Krynica-Zdroj, 19, Pilsudskiego Str. The pictures can be seen between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. until September 26th.

July 15 - August 31, 2008
And again the time to wander has come. This time Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko goes for a lonely travel to South America and the Carribean - from the mountains of Columbia and Orinoco river on Venezuela through the islands of Trinidad and Tobago to the rain forest of Guyana and Suriname. We are looking to hear about the trip. And to see the pictures!

Ameryka Pol

June 1 - July 4, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs, "The world as it is...", goes to the other end of Poland, from Szczecin to Krakow. The exhibition in the Old Town is hosted by the Krakow Region Public Library (2, Rajska Street). The opening ceremony, with the participation of TIGER Director, takes place on Sunday, June 1st, at 5:00 p.m.

April 7 - June 28, 2008
And this is the real marathon! In just about two months over 70 special lectures in 25 cities, at all Polish universities, not only the economic ones, and at major technical universities and some other colleges! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko makes his Tour de Pologne - a series of author's meetings promoting his fascinating new book on "World on the Move". On this map 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!

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June 28, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the graduation ceremony of the Kozminski School of Business MBA Programme. LKAEM was the pioneer in introducing the MBA qualification to Poland.

June 27, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
Everything comes to an end, so does the current academic year. At the graduation ceremony off the Law Department of Kozminski School of Business Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "World on the Move". The 2008 graduates receive not just their well deserved diploma, but also the newest book by Director of TIGER with his personal dedication and signature!

June 21-22, 2008
It's been already the third marathon this year (to be precise, during last four months) done by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This time he run a distance of 26,2 miles at the III Midsummer Night Marathon in Gdynia in 4 hours 29 minutes and 35 seconds.

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June 20, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the graduation ceremony of the Kozminski School of Business Academy of Management. This is just great opportunity to collect the newest book by Director of TIGER with a personal dedication and original signature of the author!

Wider

June 13-14, 2008
The World Institute for Development Economics Research, working within the framework of United Nations University, organizes international conference on "Country Role Models for Development Success". The TIGER Director has been invited to Helsinki to contribute a paper on the lessons from Poland's transformation for developing economies. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been associated with WIDER in different capacities since 1988 and has published through WIDER five research papers and a chapter under the title "Institutions, Policies and Economic Development" in a recent book on "Advancing Development. Core Themes in Global Economics". WIDER had hosted him as Distinguished Sasakawa Chair and Research Professor in Development Policy in 1997-98. During that period of time the major book on "From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation" was drafted and later, in 2000, published by the Oxford University Press, and, subsequently, in five other languages.

Wider

June 11, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the TIGER seminar, in which Professor Ping Chen, from China Center for Economic Research at the Peking University, presents a lecture on "Economic Policy in China".

June 2-3, 2008
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the international conference on "Poland's Long-term Perspectives". First Warimpex Business Summit takes place in Krakow, w Hotelu Andel's, Pawia St. 3. The TIGER Director presents his views on the conditions and perspectives of long-term socio-economic development in Poland on the first day of meetiong, during the panel on "General and Macroeconomic Considerations" (3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.).
The conference agenda

May 2008
Rusian journal "Ekonomicheskaya Politika", No. 2/2008, p. 75-88, has published Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's paper on "Uspiekh na dvye trety. Sistemnaya transformaciya w Polshe y urokhy na budushche" ("Success in Two Third. Poland's Systemic Transformation and Lessons for the Future").
Article (in Russian)

May 2008
Professor Justin Yifu Lin, Director of China Center for Economic Research at Peking University, a member of TIGER Scientific Board, becomes the new Vicepresident for Development and Chief Economist of the World Bank. Professor Lin since several years has co-operated with TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, on the issues of systemic transformation and economic development, and has visited us recently in December 2004 with the lecture on "Lessons of China's Transition from a Planned Economy to a Market Economy", presented within our series of Distinguished Lectures.

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May 29, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
Professor Elzbieta Maczynska, the President of Polish Economic Association, invites for the next meeting within the series of THURSDAYS AT THE ECONOMISTS HOUSE. Its XVIIth Session is devoted to the debate on the newest book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "The World on the Move" ("Wedrujacy swiat"). You are welcome to join the discussion which opens with speech by the author.

May 28, 2008, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the TIGER seminar, in which Mr. Ciro Eduardo Ferreira, the intern from Brazil visiting TIGER during current semester, presents a lecture on "Russia's Accession to the World Trade Organization".
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Ciro

May 12 - 28, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs, "The world as it is...", goes to Szczecin, where over two hundred photos taken all over the world is exposed by the Agency of Art Exhibitions in the Swietoborzycow Hall of the Pomeranian Dukes' Castle. The opening of the exhibition, with the participation of author, takes place on Monday, May 12th, at 5:00 p.m.

May 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.
In the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw the 53rd International Books Fair takes place (on 15th-18th of May). At the stand of the Proszynski Publisher Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko signs his newest book "Wędrujący świat" ("Wandering World"). This is just great opportunity to collect the book with a personal dedication and original signature of the author! You're welcome to join!

WS okladka

May 16, 12:00 p.m.
The great road show of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko goes on! The lecture on "Understanding the World" at the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in Warsaw (Dewajtis St. 5, John Paul II Auditorium) is already the 50th event taking place during last 6 weeks with the participation of the author of bestselling book "World on the Move" ("Wędrujący świat"). Over 8 thousand people have participated in the meetings organized thus far. And ahead there is still another 20 lectures, discussions and events to which all of you are welcome!

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With Father Professor Ryszard Rumianek - the Rector of UKSW

May 14, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, the Rector of Kozminski Business School, and Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Direcor of TIGER, cordially invite for the TIGER & WSPiZ Distinguished Lectures, already the 20th event in our special series. This time we have the honor to host Professor Robert J. Aumann from the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Aumann has been awarded - jointly with Professor Thomas C. Schelling - with the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2005 for "having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis". The subject of the Nobel Laureate Distinguished Lecture is "Game Engineering".
Professor R. J. Aumann's autobiography
Nobel Award Lecture

Diploma

April 23 - May 7, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs, "The world as it is...", one may see at the PBG SA Gallery in Poznan. The opening of the exhibition, with the participation of author, takes place on Wednesday, April 23rd, at 6:00 p.m. The exhibition is organized with the assistance of the events managing agency INTEGRA.

April 7 - 21, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs - "The world as it is..." - goes to Poznan. 230 pictures by the TIGER Director is exposed by the 2piR Gallery at the School of Humanities and Journalism. The opening of the exhibition, with the participation of author, takes place on Monday, April 7th, at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition is organized with the assistance of the events managing agency INTEGRA. It's worth to mention that the Agency is quite efficient!

April 13, 2008
Victoriaaaa!!! 28th marathon is done! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has finished the 35 Debno Marathon. Wonderful route, beautiful weather, perfect organization and 4 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds.

WS okladka

April 1, 2008
"El Watan", the largest independent Algerian daily, has published interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, in which the TIGER director answers the questions about Polish successful transformation and required changes in the Algerian economy. During recent days several Algerian newspapers (e.g., "Le Courrier", "L'Expression", "Liberte", and Arabic language "El Khabar") have publish comments about his suggestions for further structural reforms and development policies.
Interview (in French)

algieria

March 30, 2008
During his visit to Algier, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has met with Mr. Karim Djoudi, the Minister of Finance of Algeria. The subjects of their talk were the lessons from Polish transformation for other emerging markets. While discussing the conditions and prospects for further development of Algerian economy, they exchanged the opinions on reforms needed for structural diversification of Algerian economy, too much depended on exploration and export of oil and natural gas.

Algieria

March 27 - April 1, 2008
At the invitation of Mr. Karim Mahmoudi, the President of Confédération des Cadres de la Finance et de la Comptabilité, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a working visit to Algieria. The main purpose of the visit is a series of consultations on structural reforms, institutional building, and economic development with the ministers and experts of Algerian government as well as participation in a special seminar during which the TIGER Director presents a lecture on "Les politiques de transitions I'économie de marché: expérience polonaise".

Algieria

March 2008
"Polska z globalizacją w tle. Instytucjonalne i polityczne aspekty rozwoju gospodarczego" ("Poland with Globalization in the Background") - this is the title of new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The monograph (213 pages, ISBN 978-83-7285-366-0) is published by TNOiK - Association of Organization and Management, Torun. The work on the book has been carried within the framework of research project "Rozwój i zastój gospodarczy w warunkach globalizacji i transformacji. Aspekty instytucjonalne i polityczne" ("Economic Development and Stagnation under the Conditions of Globalization and Transformation. The Institutional and Political Aspects"), which has been financed by the Ministry of Science grant No. 1 H02C 033 30.
Contents (in Polish)
Reviews
Buy through Internet

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February 25 - March 29, 2008
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs - "The world as it is..." - goes to Wroclaw. Over 200 pictures by the TIGER Director is exposed by the Lower Silesia Center for Photography (Dolnośląskie Centrum Fotografii - Domek Romański). The Gallery of Culture and Art (Galeria Ośrodka Kultury i Sztuki) in Wroclaw (Pl. bpa Nankiera 8) invites! The opening of the exhibition, with the participation of author, takes place on Monday, February 25th, at 5:00 p.m.

March 28, 2008, 1:00 p.m., room B17
Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, Rector of the Kozminski Business School, oraz Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGERa, jointly with the Center of Corporate Governance Research kindly invite for a lecture by Professor Shyama Sundera from Yale University on "Better Corporate Governance: What, Why and How?". The lecture is presented within our cycle of "Distinguished Lecture Series".
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March 19-25, 2008
As in previous year,
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented in Moscow a 20-hours cycle of lectures for the students of the Moscow School of Economics at the Lomonosov State University . This time the course addressed the issue of sustainable development at the era of globalization. In the recent years four books authored by the TIGER's Director have been published in Russian: " Polsza 2000. Nowaja ekonomiczeskaja strategija ", Poltext, Warsaw 1996, pp. 160, " Polskaja altiernatiwa. Staryje mity, riealnyje fakty i nowaja strategija w processie uspiesznoj transformacji polskoj ekonomiki " (co-author D. Mario Nuti), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 1997, pp. 86, " Ot szoka k terapii. Politiczeskaja ekonomija postsocjalisteczeskich prieobrazowanij ", ZAO Zurnal Expert, Moscow 2000, pp. 392 and " Globalizacja i perspektiwy razvitia post-socjalisticzeskich stran, Jewropejskij Gumanitarnij Uniwersitet ", Minsk 2002, pp. 200. Additionally, some research papers have been also published in the leading Russian scientific periodicals, e.g., in " Voprosy Ekonomiki " and " Mir Pieremien ". Dozen or so Russian language papers by Professor Kolodko are accessible at http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/artykuly.htm#in_russian.

MSE2

March 19, 2008, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for TIGER monthly seminar. This time we have the privilege to host Dr. Andrzej Dulka - CEO & Chairman of the Board of ALCATEL-LUCENT Poland. Title of public lecture and discussion - "ALCATEL and LUCENT merger on the Polish market. Implications for company's growth strategy".
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Dulka

March 12, 2008, 3:30 p.m.
"On the day of Saint Gregory the winter goes to the sea!" Although it's Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko name-day, weekly lecture for students at Kozminski Business School on the morning and on the evening one more meeting with the listeners of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) Senior's University, this time on "Wandering World" - about globalization, growth, ideas and policy, but also lessons from the past for closer and further future. You are welcome to join the debate!

March 11, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
As in the previous years, Kozminski Business School hosts a group of 30 students from the EADA Business School in Spain. On this occasion Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a special lecture on "Globalization and Poland's Successful Transition to Market Economy".

March 5, 2008, 3:30 p.m.
Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) is hosting a special cycle of lectures within its Senior's University. The Director of TIGER has also been invited to present a public lecture, this time on "Transformation of Polish Economy. Success or Failure?".

February 2008
Markaz é Tahghighat é Estrategik Publishing House in Iran has published a book (p.156) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko titled "Jahani Shodan va ham sat-h Shodan ba digaran dar Eghtesadé gozar", which means in Farsi (contemporary Persian language) "Globalization and Catching-up In Transition Economies". This is already 11th language in which this bestselling position has been published.

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February 27, 2008, 4:00 p.m., room B5
In the new semester at the TIGER monthly seminar our first guest is Ms. Agnieszka Odorowicz - Director of the Polish Film Institute. The subject of her lecture and the following discussion, to participation in which all interested students and faculty are cordially invited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, is "The Movie and Cinema - an Art or Business?"
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February 26, 2008, 12:00 p.m.
At the premises of Poznan University of Economics takes place the session of Economic Science Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The main point on the agenda of the meeting of distingushed scholars is a debate following the lecture by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Development and Stagnation in the World Economy. The History and the Future".

February 21, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Andrzej Herman, the Dean of College of Business Administration of Warsaw School of Economics, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a public lecture on "Wandering World". The mechanism of the global economy as well as of the world society is in flux. How it has happened that world is so diversified from both, the economic and social viewpoints? What is the role of cultural determinants of development and of the meaning of the policies? And what we may expect as far as foreseeable and long-term future is concerned? These are just some of the issues to be addressed during this interesting lecture. You are welcome to join the debate (Batorego 8, room no 23).

January 24 - February 19, 2008
At the invitation of Professor Bruno Dallago, the TIGER Director visits the Universita degli Studi di Trento, Italy. While at Trento, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko continues his research on the issue of long-term development and presents to the students and faculty a series of lectures and seminars on the issues of economic growth under globalization, with special emphasize to the cultural aspects of development.

Treno

February 17, 2008
Victoria! Siracusa City Marathon (Sicily) is done! And so in just 3 hours 57 minutes and 30 seconds. This is the best result of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in over five years, since the New York Marathon in November 2002.

Siracusa

February 11, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko conducts a seminar for the Ph.D. and graduate students of the Graduate School on Local Development at the Univerista degli Studi di Trento. The topic of his lecture is "The Role of Local Government in Development Policy". The event takes place at the Faculty of Economics conference room, Via Inama 5.

Trento

February 9, 2008
The Italian daily "Trentino", in the section "Cultura & Societa" ("Culture and Society"), has published interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Globalizzazione processo positivo solo se ben governato".
Interview (in Italian)

February 7, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Department of Economics of Univerista degli Studi di Trento in Italy. To the master and Ph.D. students of the Graduate School on Local Development he presents a seminar on "Wither Globalization?". The seminar takes place at the Faculty of Economics conference room, Via Inama 5.

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January 2008
Issued by the Russian Academy of Sciences monthly "Voprosy Ekonomiki" in No. 11 (November) 2007, p. 44-54, has published a scientific essay (in Russian) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Etika w biznesie, ekonomikie i politikie" ("Ethical Aspects of Business, Economics and Politics").

January 2008
The American quarterly "Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe", issued by the Nova Science, has published (2007, Vol. 22, No. 5/6, p. 621-662), the article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Markets".

January 2008
"Ekonomista" - the leading Polish economic journal - has just issued No. 6/2007 in which the article (in Polish) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Sukces na dwie trzecie. Polska transformacja ustrojowa i lekcje na przyszłość" ("Success in Two Third. Polish Transformation and Lessons for the Future") has been published (p. 799-836).
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January 2008
"Mirovoye khoziaistvo i postsocialisticheskiye preobrazovaniya" ("The World Economy and Postsocialist Changes") - this is the title of the article (in Russian) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The paper has been published in quarterly "EPOS - Ekonomika, Predprinimatielstvo, Okruzhayushchaya Sreda" ("EPOS - Economy, Entrepreneurship and Natural Environment"), No. 4 (32)/2007, p. 94-103.

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January 20, 2008
"Filipino Panorama" - published in the Filipino language supplement to daily "Kuwait Times" - has released the interview given by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. In the article under the title "Mayroong pag-asa ang Pinoy!" TIGER Director answers questions dealing with the challenges of structural reforms and development policy as well as provides his suggestions for required institutional changes which should lead toward economy's diversification and decrease its dependency on oil.
Interview (in Filipino)

January 18, 2008, 9.00 a.m.
With the participation of the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko TIGER hosts the conference on "Knowledge-based economy as factor of competitiveness and economic growth". The conference aims at offering an opportunity to present study results and discuss the role of knowledge-based economy as a main driving force of economic growth and competitiveness. The Conference will take place in Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, Aula B17.
Conference program

January 15, 2008
The Kuwait newspapers comment the visit of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko to the region of Gulf. The Press Agency KUNA has published extensive comments after the TIGER's Director lecture at the American University of Kuwait. "The Daily Star" publishes at the front page interview under the title "Globalization: a tool for restructuring, diversifying Kuwaiti Economy", while another leading paper - "Kuwait Times" - publishes the interview answering the crucial question "How can Kuwait diversify?"

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December 14, 2007 - January 18, 2008
Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, Rector of Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) invites you for the opening of the photographs exhibition "The world as it is...". This is an extraordinary event, the more so since the author of presented pictures is TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who has explored almost 130 countries! The introductory remarks have been presented by Elzbieta Dzikowska.
Elzbieta Dzikowska on the exhibition (in Polish)

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January 14, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the American University of Kuwait in Kuwait City Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents to the faculty and students of the Business & Economics Division a lecture on "Wither Globalization?"

Kuwait

January 9-14, 2008
The TIGER Director pays a working visit in the Gulf countries. During his trip to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko conducts a series of consultations within the academia and political, diplomatic and business circles on the issues of sustainable development and globalization.

Persian

January 11, 2008
"Qatar Tribune", the paper issued in English in Doha, has published interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The topics being addressed in the interview are related to the regional cooperation within the context of globalization and to the perspectives of introduction of common currency for the countries of Gulf Economic Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen).

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January 11, 2008
While in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets with the students of College of Business Administration at the University of Bahrain. Their discussion touches such topics as business opportunities in emerging markets, competition policy at the era of globalization and professional business education. Interestingly, that at the very same time George W. Bush, the President of USA, has paid visit to Bahrain.

Manama

January 10, 2008
Determinants and perspectives of economic development and the process of regional integration - these have been the isuess discussed by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko during his working visit to the Center for International and Regional Studies (CRIS) in Doha. CRIS is engaged in the research projects within the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, being a part of the Washington, D.C. Georgetown University. The TIGER Director has met with the Director of CRIS, Dr. Mehran Kamrava, and with a group of visiting professors.

Qatar

January 10, 2008
During his working visit to Doha, capital of Qatar, the TIGER Director meets Dr. Youssif Hussain Kamal, the Minister of Finance. The main subject of the consultations are problems of regional integration within The Gulf Cooperation Council, particularly common currency area creation perspectives in the Arabian Peninsula region (after 2010).

Doha

January 10, 2008
In Tehran "Iran News", the influential English language paper, has published on the first page the interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The interview is entitled "Iran Must Undertake Economic Reforms".

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January 8, 2008, 8:30 p.m.
"Sunrise" is a romantic name of the weekly broadcasted audition by Iranian television - IRIB. However the discussion, in which, together with Dr. Mohammadem Nahavandian, the President of the Iran Chamber of Commerce, acted TIGER's Director concerned supposedly prosaic, but weighty problems of globalization influence on economic growth. Questions posed to Professor Kolodko concerned in particular the experiences of Polish transition process and its participation in the world economic game.

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January 6-8, 2008
In Tehran the National Center for Globalization Studies (NCGS), the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines (ICCIM) and the Iranian Privatization Organization (IPO) organize an International Conference on "Globalization, Privatization and Economic Justice" with the participation of national and international experts. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to act among the keynote speakers and presents a paper on " The Great Post-Communist Change and Uncertain Future of the World". Three simultaneous workshops on "Access to Foreign Investment & Finance", "Institution Building for SMEs and the Enhancement of their Market Access" and "Privatization in Iran: Institution, Strategies and International Experiences Towards Economic Justice" are conducted as the last part of the Conference on January 8th.
List of topics

Iran

January 7, 2008
While visiting Teheran Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has met the Minister of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran - Dr. Davoud Danesh Jafari. The main subject of the discussion were ways of reducing inflation, which stays in Iran on a high level (19 percent in 2007 according to official figures). Minister Jafari asked about the effectiveness of anti-inflation policy in 2002-03, when Professor Kolodko, as Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance of Poland, stifled inflation rate to just 0.3 percent (in the midyear 2003). Director of TIGER has also shared his observations and suggestions concerning the successful rial denomination - Iranian currency, which rate currently oscillates around 13,500 for one ECU.

Teheran

December 18, 2007
With the participation of a group of scholars from Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru the international conference on "The Economics of Populism" takes place in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. At the event Director of TIGER presents a lecture on "The Failure of Populism in East Central European Countries". The conference is organized by the Research Organization on the Economic, Political and Social Development (CORDES) and takes place at Universidad de las Américas (UDLA).
Conference Program

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December 17, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in South America. "Globalization and Post-Communist Transformation" - this is the title of lecture he presents to the students and faculty of Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

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December 2007
Palgrave Macmillan has published a new book entitled "Transition and Beyond" (288 pp., ISBN 0-230-54697-8). The work is co-authored and co-edited, jointly with Professor Saul Estrin from London School of Economics and Professor Milica Uvalic from Perugia University, by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The volume includes also a chapter written by the 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor Joseph Stiglitz.
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Review
Review (in Hungarian)

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December 12, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Mr. Piotr Czub, Merchant Director of the Commercial Union Polska, within the framework of TIGER monthly seminars presents a lecture and leads a discussion on "Life insurances. Is it only a business?". We cordially invite to participate in this event everybody, the students and faculty alike, who is interested in the issues of insurance market.
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December 10-11, 2007
At the invitation of newly established Graduate School on Local Development Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits the University of Trento. Aside of the consultations on the development theory and policy he presents a lecture on "Economics and Politics of Post-Communists Transformation. How Much of Success?"
Invitation

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November 2007
"The World Economy and Great Post-Communist Change" - this is the title of new book (ISBN 1-60021-045-7) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, which has just been published in the USA by Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York. The book deals with the theoretical questions and policy issues of globalization and post-communist transformation to democratic system, market economy and civic society, with special attention to the feedback between these two paramount processes shaping contemporary world and our life.
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Book Description

The book has been published thanks to support of:
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November 29-30, 2007
The VIIIth Congress of Polish Economists takes place in Warsaw. This extraordinary gathering occurs only once every several years. The last meeting of such kind took place in January 2001, yet the Congress traditions have their roots as far ago as in 1887. Then, under the conditions of partition of Poland, Polish economists and lawyers had organized the Ist Congress in Krakow. Only about 200 persons participated in the event. The VIIIth Congress, which is organized by the Polish Economic Society, has been prepared by the wide representation of the economic professionals, and close to a thousand scholars and practitioners attend the meeting. The Congress is aiming at identification of chances, threats and perspectives of socio-economic development of Poland under the conditions of changing international environment. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, which had participated with the research papers in last three Congresses, has been invited to talk at the special, inaugural session devoted to the evaluation of Polish transformation. The TIGER Director presents a paper entitled "Success in Two Third. Polish Systemic Transformation and the Lessons for the Future".
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November 28, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B17
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for TIGER monthly seminar. This time we have the privilege to host distinguished Polish scholar from the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, WIIW, Professor Kazimierz Laski. He will present a lecture on "Twin deficits or triplet balances", giving a special attention to the issues of balances of investment and savings within the three sectors: private, government, and external.
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November 20, 2007, 9:50 a.m.
In Warsaw School of Economics (WSE) the IV Fairs of Economic Publishing takes place (on November 20-21). The idea of the organizers is to bring together a comprehensive proposal of published results of economic research and textbooks and present them to the faculty and business circles. The exhibition of books and periodicals is accompanied by other events, organized jointly by the professors from WSE and invited guests. On this occasion a panel debate on "The Agenda of the State and Entrepreneurs Expectations" with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes place. The event is organized by Academic Association MagPress, the publisheR of Independent Monthly of the WSE Students MAGIEL ("MANGLE").

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With Rector of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Professor Adam Budnikowski, and President of Confederation of Polish Employers, Dr. Andrzej Malinowski

November 14, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
In the new academic year, the activities of Students Scientific Club Little TIGERS starts with the lecture "Recipe for success" by and discussion with the TIGER Director. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko will speak on his "15 Principles for a Successful Life". Everybody keen to follow the example - especially the freshmen - are cordially invited!

November 9-10, 2007
The Institute of Regional and Global Studies of the University of Warsaw hosts the international conference on "Africa and the World in the 21st Century. Perspectives on Development". The aim of the conference is to stimulate discussion among the leading international and Polish academics studying African and world development in a long term perspective. About 10 key speakers from abroad and 15 from Poland are invited to attend. They will present they views in the course of five panels:
Panel I: Historical Perspectives on African Development.
Panel II: African Poverty: Dimensions, Measures, Trends & Moral Issues.
Panel III: African Economies and International Community: Markets, Trade, Investments.
Panel IV: Aid for Africa: Past Experience and Future Perspectives.
Panel V: Africa and International Security.

Debates will be open for graduate and doctoral students, as well as for policy-makers and members of NGOs working for Africa. TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to contribute to the conference. He participates in Panel I and talks on "Implications of Long-Term Economic Development. The Interdisciplinary Approach".
Conference Program

Africa

November 7, 2007, 5:30 pm.
"Dangers of a global financial crisis" is a title of the seminar which will take place at the Faculty of Management (the B building, 2nd floor, the conference room) of the University of Warsaw. In a panel discussion there will participate prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko and professors Hanna Kuzinska, Alojzy Nowak, Kazimierz Ryc and Andrzej Sopocko.

October 2007
In the second part of the 1980s lively debates on directions and dynamics of market-oriented structural reforms in former socialist countries had been on the way. Particularly robust and creative was the course of these debated in Poland what had resulted in most favor, together with Hungary, intellectual and political ground for later systemic transition to a full-fledged market economy. At the turn of 1980s and 1990s the further course of complex transformation has been on the stake. The theoretical foundation for the profound change has been created. The agenda for strategies and policies have been outlined. The first scientific contributions on the matter have been published. Within the mainstream of the ongoing debate several important contributions on economics and economic policy of the process have appeared. Here, under the PDF format, we provide the readers with six books by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, published in 1986-92: "Cele rozwoju a makroproporcje gospodarcze" ("The Aims of Development and Macroeconomic Proportions"), Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa 1986 (IId edition), p. 212 (ISBN 83-01-06934-1); "Polska w świecie inflacji" ("Poland in the World of Inflation", Książka i Wiedza, Warszawa 1987, p. 312 (ISBN 83-05-11516-X); "Kryzys, dostosowanie, rozwój" ("Crisis, Adjustment, Development"), Państwowe Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne, Warszawa 1989, p. 148 (ISBN 83-208-0789-1) - the paper has been issued also in English by WIDER; "Inflacja, reforma, stabilizacja" ("Inflation, Reform, Stabilization"), Alma-Press, Warszawa 1990, p.136 (ISBN 83-7020-078-8); "Hiperinflacja i stabilizacja w gospodarce posocjalistycznej" ("Hyperinflation and Stabilization in Postsocialist Economies"), co-authors: Danuta Gotz-Kozierkiewicz and Elżbieta Skrzeszewska-Paczek, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne, Warszawa 1991, p. 184 (ISBN 83-208-0851-0) - the book has been issued also in English by Kluwer Academic Publishers; "Transformacja polskiej gospodarki. Sukces czy porażka?" ("Transforamtion of Polish Economy. Success or Failure?"), Polska Oficyna Wydawnicza BGW, Warszawa 1992, p. 200 (ISBN 83-7066-416-4). You are welcome to read all of them online!

October 2007
In 1989-94 Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had been Director of the Institute of Finance in Warsaw. As a result of the research conducted by a team of scholars and analysts from the institute several works has been published. Here we present, under the PDF format, two books co-authored and edited by Professor Kolodko: "Polityka finansowa - stabilizacja - transformacja" ("Financial Policy - Stabilization - Transformation"), Instytut Finansow, Warszawa 1991, p. 448, and "Polityka finansowa - transformacja - wzrost" ("Financial Policy - Transforamation - Growth") , Warszawa 1992, p. 368.

October 2007
In 1994-97 - during the implementation of "Strategy for Poland", the program for structural reforms and fast socio-economic development resulting in 28 percent growth of GDP per capita and Poland's membership in OECD - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had led Polish economy as deputy prime minister and minister of finance. During all that period, on a regular basis, he had contributed essays published in "Polityka" weekly. As the result of his writings three books have been published: "Rok w polityce" ("A Year In Politics"), Real Press, Warszawa-Kraków 1995, p. 272 (ISBN 83-86688-06-8), "Dwa lata w polityce" ("Two Years In Politics"), Real Press, Kraków-Warszawa 1996, p. 278 (ISBN 83-86688-21-1) and "Trzy lata w polityce" ("Three Years In Politics"), Realbud, Kraków 1997, p. 216 (ISBN 83-907626-1-7). Now we make all of them avaibale for the readers on our website in the PDF format. The word "polityka" in Polish language means not olnly "politics" but "policy" and "polity" as well, hence the titles of the books have multi-purpose meaning.

October 2007
Due to the support of POLTEXT Publisher we are happy to present on-line five books (in Polish) written by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko: "Kwadratura pięciokąta. Od załamania gospodarczego do trwałego wzrostu" ("Squaring the Pentagon. From Output Collapse to Sustained Growth"), Poltext, Warszawa 1993, p. 144 (ISBN 83-7066-416-4), "Strategia dla Polski" ("Strategy for Poland"), Poltext, Warszawa 1994, p. 224 (ISBN 83-85366-75-X), "Polska 2000. Strategia dla przyszłości" ("Poland 2000. Strategy for the Future", Poltext, Warszawa 1996, p. 160 (ISBN 83-86890-13-4), "Polska alternatywa. Stare mity, twarde fakty, nowe strategie" ("The Polish Alterantive. Old Myths, Hard Facts and New Strategies"), (współautor Mario D. Nuti), Poltext, Warszawa 1997, p. 140 (ISBN 83-86890-36-3) oraz "Od szoku do terapii. Ekonomia i polityka transformacji" ("From Shock to Therapy. The Economic and Politics of Postsocialist Transformation"), Poltext, Warszawa 1999, p. 400 (ISBN 83-86890-67-3).

October 2007
During recent years the Publishing House of Kozminski Business School has published five volumes co-authored and edited by the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko: "„Nowa gospodarka” i jej implikacje dla długookresowego wzrostu w krajach posocjalistycznych" ("'The New Economy' and Its Implikations for Long-term Growth In Postsocialist Countries"), Warszawa 2001, p. 400 (ISBN 83-86846-60-7), "Rozwój polskiej gospodarki. Perspektywy i uwarunkowania" ("Development of Polish Economy. Perspectives and Determinants"), Warszawa 2002, p. 282 (ISBN 83-86846-69-0), "„Nowa gospodarka” i stare problemy" ("'The New Economy' and Old Problems"), (co-editor Marcin Piatkowski), Warszawa 2002, p. 360 (ISBN 83-86846-82-8), "Globalizacja – marginalizacja – rozwój" ("Globalization – Marginalization – Development"), Warszawa 2003, p. 416 (ISBN 83-86846-90-9), and "Strategia szybkiego wzrostu gospodarczego w Polsce" ("The Strategy for Fast Economic Growth in Poland"), Warszawa 2004, p. 434 (ISBN 83-89437-29-5). Now, with a great pleasure, we provide for your convenience all these works under the PDF format on our website.

October 2007
Four books by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, published in recent years by the publishing house Towarzystwo Naukowe Organizacji i Kierownictwa "Dom Organizatora", are now available in the PDF format at our website. "Moja globalizacja, czyli dookoła świata i z powrotem" ("My Globalization, or Around the Word and Back Again"), TNOiK, Torun 2001, p. 470 (ISBN 83-7285-027-5), "Globalizacja a perspektywy rozwoju krajów posocjalistycznych" ("Globalization and the Perspectives of Economic Development in Postsocialist Countries"), TNOiK, Torun 2001, p. 238 (ISBN 83-7285-053-4), "Tygrys z ludzką twarzą" ("Tiger with a Human Face"), TNOiK, Torun 2002, p. 392 (ISBN 83-7285-089-5) and "O Naprawie Naszych Finansów" ("On Reforming Our Public Finance"), TNOiK, Torun 2004, p. 304 (ISBN 83-7285-188-3) – these are the books one can now read on-line!

October 26, 2007, 1:30 p.m.
At the invitation of students and the principals of the Mikolaj Kopernik Economic Schools in Wroclaw Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Whither the World?". The event takes place in the school on 50, Drukarska St.

October 24, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites. The first in new academic year - and 56th altogether - TIGER seminar deals with financial markets issues. During the meeting Mr. Jacek Bartkiewicz, CEO & Chairman of the Board of the Bank Gospodarki Żywnosciowej S.A., address the issue "BGŻ on financial market". Everybody interested in the topic is welcome to join the debate!
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October 5-7, 2007
Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza' organizes a special international conference to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Professor D. Mario Nuti, distinguished and renowned economist, the great scholar and acclaimed academic lecturer. His theoretical works and practical advise have significantly contributed to our knowledge about postsocialist transformation and sustained economic growth. In the conference a papers is presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who has had the privilege to work closely with Professor Nuti during last twenty years.
Programme of the conference

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September 25-30, 2007
As in the recent years, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Moscow. At the invitation of the Moscow Academy of Economics and Law, which university's Honorary Professorship he holds, he presents some lectures for the students and faculty members on the feedback between evolution of economic theory and policy.

September 14-20, 2007
Director of TIGER visits Chukotka! At the invitation of North-East Complex Institute of Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits Anadyr, where he presents lectures and seminars on postsocialist transformation and regional development. When there is noon in London, there is midnight at Chukotka...

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September 12, 2007, 10:00 a.m.
While visiting Khabarovsk Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has presented to the students and faculty of Pacific State University a lecture on "Postsocialisticheskoye izmienieniya i globalizaciya" ("Globalization and Post-Communist Changes").

September 11-13, 2007
At the invitation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a working visit to Russia with the series of lectures, seminars and consultations on the issues of systemic transformation, globalization and economic development. In Khabarovsk, which he had visited already four years ago, in September 2003, he is a guest of the Institute for Economic Research of the Far East Branch of RAS. Professor Kolodko has published a dozen of papers in major Russian scientific journals as well as five books in Russian language, most recently a monograph entitled "Vielikiy postsocyalisticheskiy povorot" (R. Aslanov Publishing House, "Yuridichesky Center Press", Saint Petersburg, 2006).

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September 9, 2007
Victory! Heavy rain, strong wind, 48° F. What a wonderful wheather! Start at the gates of Kremlin, finish at the site of beautiful St. Basil church on the Red Square. XXVII Moscow International Peace Marathon (XXVII MMMM) is done! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko ran the distance of 26.2 miles in 4 hours 37 minutes and 17 seconds. Keep going!

July 2007
The Publishing House of Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) has released the new book entitled "W tyglu naszych finansów. Transformacja i reformy finansów publicznych w Polsce w dwudziestoleciu 1989-2008" ("In the Melting Pot of Our Finance. Transformation and Public Finance Reform in Poland in 1989-2008"). The work, written by Dr. Marta Postula, is based on her Ph. D. dissertation, concluded recently in the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) under the supervision of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This is already 14th volume in the TIGER Library series issued by the Publishing House of Kozminski Business School during last seven years. Let's hope that the next seven years will occur to be for our publication activity also fat...
Comments on the book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko (in Polish)
Comments on the book by Dr. Halina Wasilewska-Trenkner (in Polish)

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July 28, 2007
The paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, entitled, "Globalization and Transformation. Illusions and Reality", was recently listed on the Social Science Research Network, SSRN's Top Ten download list for "IPE: Globalization (Topic)", "PSN Subject Matter Journals", "Political Economy Journals", "Political Economy: International Political Economy" and "Political Science Network (Forthcoming)". As of 07/28/2007 the paper has been downloaded 361 times. You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL: http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=258435.

June 26-27, 2007
The view which since the late 1980s represented the "Washington Consensus" - namely, that sound macroeconomic policies together with appropriate microeconomic reforms, especially liberalization and public sector reforms, would lead to sustainable high rates of economic growth and poverty reduction - has not met the optimistic expectations. Many countries, including a great number of post-socialist transition economies, have undertaken programs of radical reforms without reaping the fruits and sometimes even falling into severe economic crises. Conversely, some countries have been able to achieve fast growth and sustainable development through policies which deviated from the "Washington Consensus". Thus, there is a continues need to look for a proper answer to the questions about the roots of economic growth. With such an aim, the Centre for Development Studies of the Department of Economics at the University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK) organizes a conference on "Policies and Institutions for Growth and Development: Is There a 'Heterodox' View?". The event, to which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko contributes a paper on "Institutions and Policies for Stagnation and Growth", is organized within the framework of the GLASGOW UNIVERSITY'S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS.
Conference Program

June 22, 2007
From a group of almost 1500 professors of economics the new Committee of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences has been elected for the years 2007-11. Among the group of 24 distinguished scholars is the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. He was also the member of the Committee in the previous years.
List of the Committee members

June 20, 2007, 3:00 p.m.
"Social or Neoliberal Model. Polish Development Dilemmas" - this is the title of seminar organized by the Social Movement "Work - Peace - Equity". The Institute of Civic Society Problems (IPSO). During the seminar, led by Professor Zbigniew Olesinski, the President of Board of IPSO, the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture on "Development Strategy of Polish Economy and Society". The second speaker at the event is Professor Paweł Bozyk, who talks on "Anti-neoliberal Preconditions for Social-Economic Development in Poland". The seminar takes place in the conference hall of OPZZ, Warsaw, 36/40 Kopernik St.

June 11-12, 2007
"This ain't no party. This ain't no disco. This ain't no foolin' around. The PUSH conference is serious business for serious people looking for an edge in a world that changes faster than most people can change their socks. It's about real power. Tangible. Super. More powerful than a corporate supernova, more practical than a good accountant, and securely rooted in the forces affecting your future." In such way the PUSH Institute announces this year conference. The Push Institute is an independent think tank that connects thought leaders, market mavericks, academics, artists and provocateurs for a convergent view of change into the better future. This year the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been invited to address the meeting as a keynote speaker. During the second day of the conference, which takes place in Minneapolis, at the session called "POWER TRAIN: A Shifting World Order" (09:45-12:45), he presents a talk on "The Future of the World Economy".
Conference agenda

June 6, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites.
Here you can find a weather forecast for tomorrow. How do we know where the sun is going to shine and where there will be a rain? How such specific organization as the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IM&WM) is managed? "Is it possible to manage the weather?" – this is the title of TIGER seminar, during which such a provocative question will be answered by the Director of the IM&WM, Dr. Mieczyslaw Ostojski. Everybody who is knowledgeable on the issues of weather is welcome to join the debate!   
Abstract
CV

June 2, 2007, 4:00 p. m.
The Postgraduate Ph.D. Studies, working since 1995 at the Faculty of Business Administration of the Warsaw School of Economics, keeps its graduation ceremony. On the occasion of presenting graduates with the Ph.D. in economics diplomas, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - who has obtained his own Ph.D. from the same School (at that time known as SGPiS) - gives a special lecture (in Polish) on "Prawda, błąd i kłamstwo w ekonomii i polityce" ("The Truth, Mistake, and Lie in Economics and Politics").

June 1, 2007
At the request of Special Parliamentary Commission, investigating the process of irregularities in restructuring of certain banks (SPSB), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko for over three hours has been answering the deputies' questions, sharing with them his knowledge on determinants and results of the structural reforms and development policy during the time of his twice tenure as Poland's deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (1994-97 and again 2002-03). During that years real GDP per capita has jumped by over one third, Poland has joined the OECD in 1996, and in 2002-03 successful negotiations leading to the membership in European Union were concluded. The Commission has been particularly interested in the issues of banking sector restructuring, mainly in the determinants and execution of privatization of certain banks. Professor Kolodko has explained that under his stewardship the banks privatization had been managed appropriately and the process has contributed to improvement of competitiveness of Polish economy and to the overall economic development.
Minutes from the hearing (in Polish)

May 2007
The monthly journal "DZIS" ("TODAY") publishes Professor Kolodko's paper on "Etyka w dzialanosci gospodarczej" ("The Ethical Issues in Economic Activity") (p. 35-49). The article touches theoretical and practical moral problems in economics, business and economic policy.
Paper (in Polish)

May 29-30, 2007
The New York based Social Science Research Council, jointly with the Moscow-based Territory of the Future Fund, organizes a meeting of leading Russian, American and international thinkers about global economic and political change. The “After Liberalism” conference, which takes a place in Moscow, invites a multi-disciplinary discussion regarding the emergence of new frameworks and approaches to today’s socio-economic problems, in response to the generally perceived ‘failure’ of the last great utopia of the 20th century – neo-liberalism. If liberalism (neo or otherwise) is no longer persuasive, what are the alternatives? And if liberalism needs rethinking, what are the options? Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko contributes to the event a paper on "The Failure of Neoliberalizm and Other Lessons from Polish Transforamtion".
Conference agenda

May 25-27, 2007
With the participation of TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, The Students Scientific Club LITTLE TIGERS organizes a conference entitled "IT and telecommunication tools in business and management" in Jachranka. Student will hear lectures on the applicability of information and communication technologies (ICT) in business and every day life.

May 23, 2007
The journal of Warsaw School of Economics, "Gazeta SGH", publishes an interview (in Polish) with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. A brief conversation, under the title "I'm the Globetrotter", has taken place after recent lecture on the future of globalization and transformation.

May 17-18, 2007
The Krakow Economic University
organizes international conference on "The Social Market Economy. In Quest of the Model of Development of the Postsocialist Countries". Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to present a keynote lecture. The title of his paper is "Why at the Time of Globalization the 'Social Market Economy' Can Not Develop".

Conference Agenda (in Polish)


With former (1989-90) Prime Minister of Poland, Tadeusz Mazowiecki

May 13th, 2007
Jubilee! Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko has run his 25th marathon in less than six years. In the current academic year it's been his third run, after Beijing in October and Miami in January. Among the elite runners (the winner, Artur Osman from Poland, has finished the competition in 2:20.31) he's taken 144th position out of 214 runners in 4:7.14 at mBank Łódź 4th Marathon. In his age category Professor Kolodko has taken 15th place. Keep going!

May 11, 2007, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
At the end of a series of lectures and seminars, presented by the Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) within the program of "Residential Week" to a group of international students, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the graduates of the program. During the meeting Director of TIGER talks on the issues related to business administration and investment climate in Poland and other new members of the European Union from the region of East Central Europe.

May 10, 2007, 10:00 a.m., room D200
Our Students Scientific Club the Little Tigers organizes a conference on "Discovering Africa". During the event, in which participate ambassadors of some African countries accredited in Poland, the issues of economics, culture and politics are discussed. At the opening session Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, which has explored 30 African countries and delivered a number of lectures at various universities and research institutes, presents a special lecture called "The African Paradise".
Conference agenda

May 7, 2007, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) again organizes special program of the "Residential Week" for a group of about 40 international students. Within this framework Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture and seminar on "The Polish Economy in Transition".
Summary of lecture

April 18, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites. The cohesion policy of the European Union still consumes the second greatest part of the common funds, yet it is deeply rooted in the tradition equity-oriented approach and thus is not able to achieve its goals. The discussion of the evolution of this policy is of paramount importance for Poland, since our regional policy still follows the old (and obsolete) paradigms. Professor Grzegorz Gorzelak, lecturer at the Chair of European Studies at Kozminski Business School, Director of the Centre for European Regional and Local Studies (EUROREG) at the Warsaw University, speaks on these issues at the TIGER seminar on "Cohesion policy of the European Union - from enthusiasm through doubts to criticism". You are welcome to join the debate!
Abstract
CV

April 17, 2007, 1:00 p.m.
The National Library invites to the Writers Club. This time the guest of the Polish National Library is Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who shares his reflections and personal experience on writing and contributing to the economic literature. The TIGER Director is the author, co-author and editor of 35 books and a number of research papers and essays published in 23 languages in over 30 countries, of which many are accessible in the Library. The meeting takes place in Warsaw, al. Niepodleglosci 213 and is hosted by Michal Jagiello, the Director of National Library.
Review of the meeting (in Polish)

April 2, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
Warsaw University School of Management presents a series of debates on the performance and perspectives of common European currency - Euro. During the subsequent meeting on "The Euro Zone Enlargement. Synergy or Unilateral Gains" two panelists - Professor D. Mario Nuti from London Business School and Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza' and Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko from Kozminski Business School - discuss the Euro's implications for competitiveness of the European Union, challenges of policy-mix and coordination of monetary and fiscal policy, as well as the determinants of monetary and real convergence and the prospects of Euro introduction in new member states from East Central Europe, including Poland. The panel debate, led by Professor Andrzej Sopocko, takes place at the premises of Warsaw University School of Management, auditorium 3, on 3 Szturmowa St., at Służewiec.


With Professor D. Mario Nuti

March 2007
British bimonthly research journal "Europe-Asia Studies" (ISSN: 1465-3427, electronic; 0966-8136, paper), published on behalf of the Institute of Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow, reveals (Vol. 59, No. 2, March 2007, 357-360) a review of the book co-authored and edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Globalization and Social Stress" (New York: NOVA Science Publishers, 2005, 268 pp.). The author of the review, Balazs Palosi-Nemeth of the University of Debrecen, concludes that: "The volume makes a significant contribution to our understanding of globalisation in its various dimensions. It argues that economic policy has a stronger effect on growth in the group of transition countries than in other countries. On the one hand I recommend the volume to researchers in institutional economics, who-after reading some chapters-could see the institutional evolution of emerging countries through a special lens. However the main target group should be the policy-makers of developing countries, who learn from the experience of transition countries and prevent resource-wasting decisions."

March 2007
The PALGRAVE MACMILLAN publishes a new book entitled "Advancing Development. Core Themes in Global Economics" (p. 803 + xxxviii, ISBN 0-230-01904-8) edited by George Mavrotas and Anthony Shorrocks. The TIGER Director, and with the "Foreword" by the Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor Amartya Sen. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has contributed a chapter on "Institutions, Policies and Economic Development" (s. 531-554). The volume has been written by the team of authors invited by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) within the series "Studies in Development Economics and Policy".
Contents

March 26, 2007
"Public Finance Restructuring in Poland during Economic Transformation and Integration" – this is the title of Ph.D. thesis presented by Marta Postula to the Scientific Council of Faculty of Business Administration at Warsaw School of Economics. The thesis has been prepared by Dr. Postula under the supervision of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko.
Abstract and Contents of dissertation (in Polish)

March 23, 2007, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
The two main processes, which shape the world economy of our times, are globalization and transformation. As the outcome of these processes, certain problems have been solved while some others have only emerged. Hence, what is going to be the follow-up of postsocialist transformation? What can be expected from further evolution of the global economy? What are the chances and challenges for sustainable development? These are the issues the International Students Organization for Sustainable Economics and Management 'oikos' of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) has asked Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko to address at his public lecture on "Globalization, Transformation and What Next?" The event takes place in auditorium V in the main SHG building, 162, Niepodległości Avenue.

March 14-15, 2007
"The Globalist" publishes an magazine that is available for free to registered users. Each day, it offers a feature on a key global issue written by their in-house team or a diverse group of contributors - promoting global dialogue to the audience in over 120 countries. This time also Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has contributed an essay on the Iran developments in the global context, and especially on the USA policy towards Iran and its international implications. The article on "Triggering the Next Iranian Revolution", together with other original content features, appears in print and online in ten languages.
Essay

March 14, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites. TIGER seminar, in which Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz delivered a lecture on "The role of information and communication technologies in development of regional innovation systems in Poland".
Abstract
CV

March, 1, 2007
New research assistant in TIGER. From the beginning of March Wojciech Przychodzen, graduate of the Poznan University of Economics (M.A. thesis on "The Political Economy of Polish Transformation"), Ph. D. candidate at Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, who prepares (under Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko direction) dissertation about the potential and real growth rate in post-socialist countries, joins our Centre. His main research interests include political economy; post-socialist transformation; globalization and capital markets. Wojciech Przychodzen will also lecture in economics.
CV

February 21, 2007, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites. Next TIGER's seminar. This time Dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz - Assistant Professor at TIGER - will present lecture on "Economic Policy and Income Inequalities in Post-socialist Countries".
Abstract
CV

February, 9, 2007
Daily TRYBUNA, No. 34 (5151), p. 7, publishes an interview, conducted by Czeslaw Rychlewski, with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Poland in 1994-97 and 2002-03. The interview, entitled "Wyścig z czasem" ("Running against the time") deals mainly with the issues of post-socialist systemic transformation and the current condition of Polish economy as well as its prospects for future vis-a-vis the trends of the word economy.
Interview (in Polish)

 

January 2007
Yuridichesky Center Press Publishing House, Saint Petersburg, has published a book, already fifth in Russian language, by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The monograph, entitled "Vielikiy postsocialisticheskiy povorot" (p. 172, ISBN 5-94201-482-5), deals with the issues of postsocialist transformation in the wider context of contemporary world economy. The volume, published due to the inspiration of the Moscow Academy of Economy and Law, will be used as a university textbook for the students of economics, political sciences, sociology, law, and management.
Contents (in Russian)
Introduction (in Russian)

January 29, 2007, 10:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets with the students of The North Broward Preparatory Schools in Coconut Creek, Florida. The NBPS boasts a 100 percent college-acceptance rate with recent graduates heading off to the leading American universities like Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, MIT, Notre Dame, and Princeton. The NBPS, through encouraging students, due to the attractive curriculum and Residential Program, to develop their individual abilities and talents as well as to achieve the fullest measure of intellectual self-discovery, attracts the growing number of international students. During the meeting Professor Kolodko shares his ideas about the contemporary word, the role of social sciences and the challenge and fun to study the economics and business administration at the era of globalization and fierce international competition.

January 28, 2007
As the birthday gift for himself, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has taken a part in the run of the 26.2 miles distance. Going through beautiful scenery of the course of the 5th Miami International Marathon the TIGER Director completed the run in 4 hours 33 minutes and 5 seconds. His placing in the entire field was 1184 with 1336 finishers behind, what implies that 47% of runners were ahead. In the age division he took 36th place with 52 finishers behind.


Photo by Stephen Canastraro

January 25-27, 2007
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko
pays again a short visit to Washington, DC. On Friday, January 26th, at 12:30 p.m., the TIGER Director presents a lecture at The John Hopkins University .The seminar is organized by The Center for Transatlantic Relations of The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).The lecture is entitled similar to Professor Kolodko's recent book: "Globalization and the Great Post-Communist Change".The event takes place at SAIS, room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Ave.

January 20-22, 2007
Privatization and deregulation is not only fashionable, but necessary. Such a conclusion is being drawn in growing number of countries where the state sector is still relatively large. Alike is situation in Iran, where the TIGER Director has been again invited. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko contributes to taking place in the capital city of Tehran conference on the issues of privatization, presenting on Saturday, January 20th, at 9:30 a.m. a seminar on "Multi-track Privatization. The Merits and Drawbacks of Free Coupons and Giving Away Schemes" and on Sunday, January 21st at 2:00 p.m. the keynote lecture on "Privatization and Economic Liberalization. The Polish Experience".

January 20, 2007
The Iranian pro-reform daily "HAMSHAHRI" (Vol. 15, No. 4187, p. 14) has published the interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The interview, entitled "Amvale omumi ra nabayad arzan forukht" ("Don't sell the public assets cheap"), touches the issues of the structural reforms, especially privatization and liberalization, as well as provides the TIGER Director's suggestions for the emerging markets on the basis of the experience of post-socialist transition economies.
Interview (In Persian)


In the editorial office of "HAMSHAHRI"

January 17, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites. The first in new year - and 51st altogether - TIGER seminar deals with so lively, yet not necessary professionally discussed issues of taxation. During the meeting Dr. Hanna Kuzinska answers the question "Who needs the 'flat tax'?". Everybody interested in the topic is welcome to join the debate!
Abstract
CV (in Polish)

 

January 14-16, 2007
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in The Eighth Annual Global Development Conference of the Global Development Network and in the Regional Bank Conference on Development Economics (RBCDE) organized by the World Bank. This year meeting on "Shaping a New Global Reality: The Rise of Asia and its Implications" takes place in Beijing. The TIGER Director participates in the GDN activities since a couple of years. He has contributed a chapter on income inequality in transition economies to the book published after the Cairo conference (2003) and had taken a part in the conferences in Delhi (2004), Dakar (2005) and Sankt Peterburg (2006).
Conference agenda

 

2006

December 2006
The Japanese scientific periodical "Hikaku Keizai Taisei Kenkyu" ("Comparative Economic Studies"; ISSN 1340-5659), Vol. 13, December 2006, pp. 59-74, has published the paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Posuto-Kyosansyugi no Daihenkaku to Hukakujitsu na Sekai no Shorai" ("The Great Post-Communist Change and Uncertain Future of the World"). The study deals with the substance and dynamics of post-communist transformation and the threats the world economy faces in the context of unsustainable development, burdened by the structural imbalances and the weaknesses of institutional (dis)order.
Paper (in Japanese)

 

December 21, 2006
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko paper entitled, "Equity Issues in Policymaking in Transition Economies" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for "Sustainable Development". As of 12/12/2006 the paper has been downloaded 150 times. You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL: http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=183495. To view the any of the Top Ten lists, click the TOP button on: http://www.ssrn.com/Browse. To view the Author's SSRN Page, on which there are the papers read so far by about 3.5 thousand readers, go to http://ssrn.com/author=172353.

December 18-19, 2006
Profesor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a short, working visit to Washington, DC. He carries out a series of consultations on the issues of structural reforms and sustainable development in the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The TIGER Director had worked in the both organization as an expert and Visiting Scholar at the beginning and end of the last decade, in 1990 and 1991 and again in 1998-2000.

December 8, 2006
With the participation of the Rector of Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ), Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, and the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko TIGER hosts the conference on "Factors of International Competitiveness of Regions. Key Role of ICT". The Conference aims to present the research results of the national experts on the role of ICT in fostering socio-economic development of regions as well as provide a platform for exchanging of experience, addressing problems and offering possible policy implications in regard to better use of ICT for increasing regional competitiveness.
Conference program (in Polish)

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December 5, 2006, 11:30 a.m.
The crucial directions of structural reforms, especially the determinants and methods of privatization, were the main topics of the talks Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had conducted with the leaders of the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines in Tehran. The hosts were interested in the Polish experiences on the field of property rights change and commercialization of the state sector. Professor Kolodko has shared his opinions and experience gained during his tenure in the government of Poland, when he coordinated the economic policy during the years 1994-97 and 2002-03. A special attention was been given to the issue of institutional aspects of privatization and the need of larger engagement of international capital in the process of privatization in Iran.

With the President of the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines, A.N.S. Khamoushi

December 4, 2006
While visiting Tehran, the capital of Iran, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has conducted the talks and consultations with the directors and fellows of the Center for Strategic Research. During the meeting the main attention of the Iranian hosts has been given to the issues of structural reforms and economic liberalization, and especially the Poland's experience on these fields The Director of TIGER and Deputy Director for Research of the C.S.R. - Dr. M.B. Nobakht - have signed a Memorandum of Understanding drawing the general framework for the future research cooperation.

Prof. G.W. Kołodko and Dr. M.B. Nobakht. At the background ambassador of Poland, H.E. Witold Śmidowski

December 4, 2006, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
The TIGER's Director had payed a working visit to Iran. "Economic Reforms, Privatization and Minimizing the Government" - this is a title of lecture and seminar presented in Tehran by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the "round table" debate, organized by the Expedience Council for the top professionals and policymakers form economic and financial circles. Professor Kolodko had met also for the consultations on antiinflation policy with the Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran - Dr. Akbarem Komijani.

November 25, 2006, 2:00 p. m.
During the annual ceremony of graduation at our Academy Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents an occasional lecture on the determinants of successful strategies in business and policy-making as well as in ones life.
The media relation about the lecture (in Polish)

November 23-24, 2006
Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko in Bucharest. The TIGER Director participates as a guest speaker in a conference on "Regional Competitiveness in the context of the Lisbon Agenda" organized by the Group of Applied Economics (GEA). The event is a part of the project "Romania - Building Regional Assessment Capacity in Line with the Lisbon Agenda". The project aims at providing a matrix for regional competitiveness, which will be later implemented through a series of regional workshops and pilot projects, with the final goal of supporting progress in regional structural indicators, improving regional competitiveness position and increasing regional absorption capacity for structural funds.
Conference Programme

November 10, 2006, 9:00 a.m.
Unidea-UniCredit Foundation, a non profit foundation established by UniCredit Group in 2003, in Milan, is organizing, in collaboration with OECD LEED, EUROREG/University of Warsaw and Regional Studies Association - Polish section, the Joint European Master in Comparative Local Development (CoDe) of the University of Trento, an International Seminar on "Regional Diversity and Local Development in Central and Eastern Europe". In the Round Table discussion participates Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who speaks on "Globalization, National Development Policies and Regional Development".
The conference agenda

November 6, 2006, 9:00 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko paid a working visit to Laos.

At the National University of Laos in Vientiane he has presented a lecture on "Globalization, the European Union Integration and East European Economic Development".

Professon Grzegorz W. Kołodko and students from National University of Laos

November 6, 2006
The only English language Lao daily "Vientiane Times" (Issue 217, p. 3) has published an interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The interview is entitled "Polish economist explains market economy".

October 2006
The American scientific journal "International Management Review" (ISSN 1551-6849) in the latest issue (Vol. 2, No. 3, p. 5-19) published the paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Globalization - Culture - Development".
Paper

October 31, 2006
"Rossiyjskaja Gazyeta", No. 41 (578), p. 5, has published an interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Diengi Stabfonda możno tratit, no tolko na powyszenije konkurentosposobnosti" ("The Money from Stabilization Fund Can Be Spend, But Only On the Improvement of Competitiveness").
Interview (in Russian)

October 28-29, 2006
The China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD) in Haikou, Hainan Province, a non governmental and independent economic research institute, organized the International Symposium on "Public Service System in China and Relationship between the Central Government and Local Governments". Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had been invited, as an international expert, to present a keynote speech on "Institutions, Policies and Development".
Paper (in Chinese)

Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko at Haikou Symposium

October 19, 2006, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The European Regional and Local Studies Center and the UNESCO Chair of Sustainable Development of Warsaw University  invited for the series of seminars to be presented in the 2006/07 academic year. At the inaugural seminar Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave a lecture on "From shock without therapy to therapy without shocks. The implications for Poland's future". The lecture is reported in the article entitled "Szybki wzrost - wielki wysiłek" ("Fast Growth – Great Effort"), written by Ryszard Ginalski and published in October issue of monthly "Sprawy Nauki" ("The Problems of Science"), Nr. 3 (118), p. 21.
Artykuł

October 18, 2006, 3:40 p.m., room B 5
The 'Little Tigers' Students Science Club hosted the international students from Kozminski Business School and invited them to join the Club's 'global little TIGERS' section. During the meeting the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko told on his reflections about teaching and learning the business management and entrepreneurship at the era of global fierce competition.

October 16, 2006, 2:00 p.m.
One more time Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko payed a visit to the Peking University and at the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) presented a lecture on "Economics of Post-Socialist Transformations. The European and Asian Perspectives".

October 15, 2006
Getting ready for Olympic Games Beijing-2008? Well, who knows?... During the break between a couple of lectures for the Chinese audience, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has run another, the third this year, marathon. To make it to the finish line of the ANA International Beijing Marathon 2006 has taken 4 hours 9 minutes 16 seconds. Of over 6 thousand runners which had taken a part in the event, about 5,500 had accomplished the competition. Professor Kolodko finished the race at the 1,620th position.

October 13, 2006, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, again visited the Chinese Economists 50 Forum in Beijing. This time with a lecture and seminar on "The Great Transition. Lessons from the East European Countries". The event took place in the State Information Center.

With the chairman of the seminar Mr. Shanda Xu, the Deputy Director General
of State Administration of Taxation of China

October 9, 2006, 3:50 p.m., room D 200
The new 2006/07 academic year has just started! On this occasion the 'Little Tigers' Students Science Club organized a special meeting to which especially the students of first semester - the freshmen - were invited. During the meeting the agenda of the Club was be discussed and Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a lecture on "What a Businessman Should Know about Globalization and Postsocialist Transformation".

July-September 2006
The new Russian scientific periodical "Ekonomicheskaya Politika" ("Economic Policy"), No. 2, 2006, p. 56-72, has published a research paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, entitled "Wielikaya postkomunisticheskaya transformaciya i nieopredieliennoye budushche mira". ("The Great Post-Communist Change and Uncertain Future of the World").
Paper (in Russian)

September 25-27, 2006
As a year ago, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was visiting the  Moscow Academy of Economics and Law (MAEL) with a series of 8 hours of lectures on the issues related to the systemic change and institutional aspects of development in the world economy. In the lecture took part also the students from other Moscow universities collaborating with MAEL. Director of TIGER is an Honorary Professor of the Academy.

September 26, 2006, 3:00 p.m.
At the initiative of the Moscow Academy of Economics and Law the new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has just been published. The monograph, entitled "Vielikiy postsocyalisticheskiy povorot" ("The Great Postsocialist Change"), is already Professor Kolodko's fifth book in Russian. On this occasion a special scientific session has been organized with the participation of the students and faculty of the Academy as well as invited guests - the researchers, diplomats, policymakers and media.

With a group of gradute students and the Rector of MAEL - Professor Vladimir P. Buyanov (on the right)

September 1-23, 2006
At the invitation of the Russian Academy of Sciences Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko again payed a visit to Russia. During the trip the TIGER Director presented at several research centers a series of lectures on the issues of globalization, systemic transformation, economic equilibrium, socio-economic development and the nature of economic crises. While visiting Petropavlosk-Kamchatskiy, Yakutsk and Krasnoyarsk - as well as Moscow - Professor Kolodko involved also in research discussions and consultations on such topics as economic stagnation, growth and development in post-socialist countries. The previous time - also within the framework of cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences - he had visited Syberia and Far East with a series of lectures and seminars in September 2003, calling at Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Birobidzhan, and Vladivostok.

Source: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/rs.html

September 21, 2006, 9:00 a.m.
The Krasnoyarsk State Technical University was hosting the conference, organized jointly with the Russian Academy of Sciences, on the topic "Intelektualnye resursy: ocenka i stimulirowaniye razvitiya" ("The Intellectual Resources: Evaluation and Development"). At the plenary session of the conference Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had presented a lecture entitled "Institucionalnye usloviya innovacionnogo rosta rosiyskoy ekonomike" ("The Institutional Determinants of Innovation-based Development of Russian Economy").

September 20, 2006, 4:30 p.m.
The Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences has organized a seminar for the scholars from the region's institutes and research centers. At the seminar the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has presented a lecture (in Russian) on "The Problems and Specific Features of the European Postsocialist Countries Transition to Market Economy".

With the Director of Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center, the member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Vasily F. Shabanov.

September 20, 2006, 10:40 a.m.
"Opyt polskich ekonomiczeskich reform. Uroki dla Rosiji" ("The Experience from Polish Reforms. Lessons for Russia") - under such title Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has delivered a guest lecture at the Department of Economics at the Krasnoyarsk State University.

September 14, 2006
While paying a working visit to Yakutsk, the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had met with Mrs. Vera I. Sidorova, Vice-minister of Foreign Relations of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). The subject of the discussion were the external relations of the Sakha Republic, mainly at the fields of economy, science and culture, including the contacts and cooperation with Poland. Professor Kolodko has visited also the Institute of Regional Economic Development of the Sakha Republic Academy of Sciences, where he presented a seminar on regional development within the context of globalization and hold consultations with the Institute Director, the Member of Academy of Sciences, Professor Egor G. Egorev.

September 13, 2006
The Russian daily "Vesti" ("News"), No. 37, p. 1, has published an interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The interview, entitled "Nye nadeytes tolko na neftodolary" ("Don't count just on the petrodollars"), deals with the issues of transition to a market economy and development in postsocialist countries, as well as with the prospects of further economic expansion in Russia.
Interview (in Russian)

September 12, 2006, 14:00
"Vielikiy postkomunisticheskiy povorot. Uroki iz polskogo opyta" ("The Great Post-Communist Change. Lessons from Polish Experience") – this is the title Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had presented to the faculty and students at the Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University  at Petropavlosk-Kamchatskiy.

September 12, 2006
The magazine "Wiecznie Młodzi" ("Forever Young") (No.4/2006) publishes a short interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The interview has taken place at the finish line of the Midsummer Night Marathon in Gdynia.
Interview (in Polish)

July 2006
July issue (No. 4/2006) of the "Raport Finansity" ("The Financier Report") publishes (p. 1 and 5) a comment by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on the topic "Will the export profitability hold on?" ("Czy eksport będzie opłacalny?"). "Raport Finansisty" is published periodically as a bulletin addressed to the CEO, members of the boards and chief accountants of the firms.
Comment (in Polish)

July 29, 2006
At the end of his working visit to Ethiopia, Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Mr. Newai Gebre-ab, Director of Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), and the Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining further cooperation between both research institutes. 

July 16, 2006
The jubilee of 10-years since Poland's accession to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, is such a special occasion that Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has accepted the invitation to give an interview to the weekly PRZEGLAD. The interview, published in no. 28/2006 of the weekly, is entitled "Czy moglibyśmy być bogatsi" ("Could We Be Better-off?").
Interview (in Polish)

July 15, 2006
In the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has met with the Minister of Finance and Economic Development of the Republic of Ethiopia, Mr. Ahmed Sufian. The key issues being discussed during the conversation were the meaning of financial policy for balanced and equitable economic development, the feedback between the restructuring of the financial sector and privatization, and the perspectives and implications of full currency convergence in the European Union.

July 14, 2006
While in Addis Ababa, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has met with Minister of Industry and Trade of Ethiopia, Mr. Girma Birru. The subject of discussion were the determinants of sustainable economic development, especially the economic security and coordination of industrial and trade policies in developing countries in the globalization context. Minister Birru has been interested, inter alia, in the issues of Polish experience with privatization and trade liberalization as well as the sources of fast economic growth during the Director of TIGER tenure as Deputy Premier and Finance Minister (1994-97 and 2002-03).

July 14, 2006
During his working visit to Addis Ababa, hosting the headquarter of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has met with Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, the ECA Executive Secretary. The subject of discussion were the perspectives of further regional integration and sustained fast economic development in Africa, and - in such a context - particularly the significance of institutional strengthening of the market economy. There has been a consensus that the economic expansion of the African countries must rely mainly on the continent's own resources. However, the need for the increase of external aid has been stressed too, especially conditional on further improvement of economic policies and governance.  

July 14, 2006, 3:00 p.m. (9:00 Ethiopian Time)
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a public lecture for the representatives of government and business circles. The topic of the lecture was: "The Polish Miracle. Lessons for Emerging Markets". The venue has taken place in the Addis Ababa SHERATON.

July 13, 2006, 2:00 p.m. (8:00 Ethiopian time)
While in Ethiopia, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, was visiting the The Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). For the participants drawn from universities and research institutions of Addis Ababa, the TIGER Director has presented a lecture on "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Markets".

July 12-31, 2006
The Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) is a semi-autonomous government research organization located in Addis Ababa. EDRI works in partnership with international organizations, educational institutions and the private sector. The institute research activities mainly focus on:

a. Macroeconomics,
b. Agriculture and Rural Development,
c. Industrial Growth,
d. International Economics, and
e. Human Resources.

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko during his visit in Ethiopia conducted a series of consultations at EDRI and other science units and met with representatives of government, business circles and with media.

July 11, 2006
Time is running fast! It is exactly 10 years today since Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland - has signed on the behalf of Polish Government a historical treaty on Poland's accession to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD. It has been a confirmation of the progress our country had accomplished regarding transition to market economy and, on the same occasion, the greatest success of Polish transformation prior to the integration with the European Union eight years later. It is worth to mention that at that time the Polish economy enjoyed the fastest pace of growth resulting from successful implementation of comprehensive development program "Strategy for Poland". In 1995 Poland recorded the highest in last 30 years rate of GDP growth; the real GDP per capita increased by 7.0 per cent (in 1996 and 1997, respectively, by 6.2 and 6.9 per cent).

Paris, 11.VII.1996. With Donald Johnston, the Secretary General of OECD

July 11, 2006
The daily newspaper TRYBUNA has published the interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who exactly 10 years ago has signed the accession act to the OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The interview is entitled "Ten Years After the Success. SLD - OECD".
Interview (in Polish)

July 10, 2006, 3:00 - 5:00 p. m.
Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) is hosting, on July 8th-23rd, the Summer University Warsaw 2006 (SUW 2006) on "Poland - Competing for the Future". The intention of the SGH students, which organize the event, is "...to show Poland to the foreign students from the contemporary perspective, as a country where the people work toward the better future and do not focus most of the time on the past. Poland is moving forward and there is a lot of fields of which we may be proud. The way the young men from overseas will perceive us will make an influence on our country investment attractiveness in the world." Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - the graduate and for many years a lecturer at the SGH - had been invited do present for the participant of the SUW 2006 a distinguished lecture on "The World Economy and Poland's Development Perspectives". The event took place in the SGH main building, 162 Niepodleglosci Avenue, aula VII.

June 24 -25, 2006
Victoria! Well, 135th position... This is the place Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has taken with a time of 4 hours 5 minutes and 8 seconds in Midsummer Marathon in Gdynia. The event - very good organized run, in part along the sea boulevard - was a part of the celebration of 80th Anniversary of the city of Gdynia. It was 22nd marathon (and fifth in Poland), which was completed by the Director of TIGER within last five years. Congratulation!

At the finish line with Mr. Jerzy Jaloszewski, the Director of Gdynia Centre for Sport
and Recreation

June 12-13, 2006
The Institute for International Integration Studies of Trinity College Dublin is the leading source of academic research in international finance in Ireland. Together with the Journal of Multinational Financial Management TCD organized a conference on "Measuring and Managing Contagion". This was the first in a series of five conferences to be organized over the coming years. Topics of the meeting include European enlargement, financial service centers, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, corporate governance, capital structure and dividend policy, financial engineering, risk management, asset management, financial services, capital markets, regulation of capital markets and financial institutions, financial accounting, financial derivatives, valuation, asset pricing models, and multinational financial management. At the conference, Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, participated in a special round table session on "Political Action in Financial Crises: Dampers or Amplifiers".
Agenda

May 13-19, 2006
Under the optimistic title "Cheer up" weekly "The Economist" publishes consisting of six articles survey on Poland. Edward Lucas - the survey author which recently (on March 13th) has visited us and presented a seminar at TIGER - acknowledges Dr. Marcin Piatkowski's help during the preparation of the survey. While stressing the accomplishments and challenges it Poland's economy (and, by the way, the leading position of Kozminski Business School, WSPiZ) he quotes Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko "'The Polish emerging market works much better than the Polish emerging democracy,' says Grzegorz Kolodko, a former finance minister now based at one of Warsaw's top business schools." ("Cheer up", p. 4).

May 11, 2006, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kozminski Business School hosted a group of 15 students, together with their tutor and two accompanying professors, of the Executive MBA program. The European trip of the team from Arkansas, USA, was coordinated by the International Executive Education Center at the Grenoble Ecole de Management. During the visit at our school the guest had also an opportunity to listen to the Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko lecture on "Business Environment in Poland".

May 5, 2006
During his brief working visit in Armenia s capital - Yerevan - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has met with the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia - Dr. Tigran Sargasyan. The topics of the discussion were the determinants and constraints of efficiency of the momentary policy as well as its influence upon financial stability and economic growth. Armenia, similarly as Poland, in her monetary policy is aiming at the inflation targeting, currently set as no more than 3 per cent. In this endeavor Armenia is quite successful, since the CPI is below 1 per cent, while at the same time the implemented policy in not harmful - as it happens to be in Poland - for economic expansion. In last six years Armenia has been proud of achieving two digits rate of GDP growth, one of the highest among all postsocialist transition economies. According to the Central Bank forecast this year rate of growth should be around 10 per cent. 

May 5, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko paid a visit to Armenia. At the invitation of the Director of the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), Dr. Heghine Manasyan, he meet with the faculty and students, and presented a lecture entitled "Globalization and Transition to Market and Democracy. The Lessons from Polish Experience". The lecture was organized together with the Faculty of Economics of the Yerevan State University.
Flyer

At the outskirts of Yerevan, the Holy Echmiadzin is the Vatican of the Armenian Apostolic Church

April 2006
"Toàn cầu hóa và tương lai của các nước đang chuyển đổi" means in Vietnamese "Globalization and Catching-up In Transition Economies". This is the title of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko book published in Hanoi by Nhà xuất bản chính trị quốc gia (State Political Publishing House). This is already the tenth language in which this contribution has been published. In was first published in English by the University of Rochester Press in 2001 (ISBN 1-58046-050-X).
Introduction by Professor Nghia (in Vietnamese)

April 21, 2006, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Vladimir Mau, Rector of Academy of National Economy of the Russian Federal Government, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented to the students and faculty of the Academy a lecture on "Globalization".  It is not the first visit of TIGER's Director at the Moscow Academy, since he had been there before in 2001. In recent years a dozen Russian language publication of Professor Kolodko had been released, including four books: "Polsza 2000. Nowaja ekonomiczeskaja strategija" ("Poland 2000. The New Economic Strategy"), Poltext, Warsaw 1996; "Polskaja altiernatiwa. Staryje mity, riealnyje fakty i nowaja strategija w processie uspiesznoj transformacji polskoj ekonomiki" ("he Polish Alternative. Old Myths, Real Facts and New Strategies"), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moskwa 1997 (coauthor D. Mario Nuti); "Ot szoka k terapii. Politiczeskaja ekonomija postsocjalisteczeskich prieobrazowanij" ("From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation"), ZAO 'Żurnal Expert', Moscow 2000; "Globalizacja i perspektiwy razvitia post-socjalisticzeskich stran" ("Globalization and Catching-up in Transition Economies"), European Humanitarian University, Minsk 2002.

April 17-21, 2006, 9:00-11:50 a.m.
As in previous year, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a 20 hours cycle of lectures for the students of the Moscow School of Economics at the Lomonosov State University. This time the course addressed the issue of institutional aspects of development in the global economy. In the recent years four books authored by the TIGER's Director have been published in Russian: "Polsza 2000. Nowaja ekonomiczeskaja strategija", Poltext, Warsaw 1996, p. 160, "Polskaja altiernatiwa. Staryje mity, riealnyje fakty i nowaja strategija w processie uspiesznoj transformacji polskoj ekonomiki" (co-author D. Mario Nuti), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 1997, p. 86, "Ot szoka k terapii. Politiczeskaja ekonomija postsocjalisteczeskich prieobrazowanij", ZAO Żurnał Expert, Moscow 2000, p. 392 and "Globalizacja i perspektiwy razvitia post-socjalisticzeskich stran, Jewropejskij Gumanitarnij Uniwersitet", Minsk 2002, p. 200. Additionally, some major papers have been also published in the leading Russian scientific periodicals, e.g., in "Voprosy Ekonomiki" and "Mir Pieremien". Russian language papers by Professor Kolodko are accessible on our website at
http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/artykuly.htm#in_russian.

April 19, 2006
During his Moscow's visit Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko met with Professor Alexandr Nekipelov, Vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, with whom he discussed the forms of further cooperation. At the meeting they have discussed also about the challenges and development perspectives of Russian economy as well as the topics of research and economic education in both countries. Academician Nekipelov is the member of the Scientific Advisory Board of TIGER.

April 11, 2006, 1:15 p. m.
"How the 'second Japan' was built in Poland, or where my Toyota has gone?" - this was a title of public lecture Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The lecture focused on the evaluation of economic determinants, successes and failures of postsocialist transformation thus far, as well as on the analysis of the chances and threats for the future. Have we been able, against the background of ongoing globalization, to accomplish what was indeed possible?  What kind of policy mistakes have been committed already and what errors can still be avoided in the future strategy for development? The event took place in the audytorium at the campus on Gronostajowa 7 St.

April 11, 2006, 10:00 a.m.
At the invitation of Professor Ryszard Borowiecki, the Rector of Economic Academy in Krakow, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited this distinguished university. This time with a lecture on "Transformation of Polish Economy. Success or Failure?".
Flyer

With Professor Ryszard Borowiecki, Rector of Economic Academy in Krakow

April 6-7, 2006, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Within the framework of the program International Master in Management, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a lecture and seminar on "Globalization and the Great Post-Communist Change". The 10 days series of lectures took place at the Kozminski School of Business and a group of about 70 students from the International School - from France, Great Britain and Spain as well as from Kozminski Business School - took part in the event.

April 5, 2006, 4:30 p.m., Aula I
In 1989 this date - April 5th - had been written into the history, and not only of Poland. At that time - exactly 17 years ago - the agreement of two months lasting negotiations of the Polish Round Tablehad been signed. The event has led our entire region of the world toward the postsocialist transformation. What had brought the Round Table negotiations? What caused the collapse - or was it overthrown? - the previous system of the socialist centrally planned economy? What kind of expectation were there in Poland and other countries of the region in 1989 and what we were able to accomplish during the last 17 years? What major policy mistakes have been committed and why it did happen? Who are the losers and who are the gainers? Why we may distinguish four different periods - 1990-93, 1994-97, 1998-2001 and 2002-05 - of alternatively worse and better economic performance?What conclusions should be drawn from these experiences thus far and what we may expect and must be concerned for in the perspective of the next 17 years, until 2023? These are just some of the crucial questions for which we tried to answer during the special public lecture and seminar entitled "The Un-round Anniversary of the Round Table", presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who had participated in the debate of the Round Table and later twice have served as Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance of Poland. Professor Jan Marcin Kula and Professor Wlodzinierz Pankow were the discussants.

Comments by Prof. Kolodko published in 1988-89 (in Polish):
Part of the book entitled "Transformacja polskiej gospodarki. Sukces czy porażka?" ("Transformation of Polish Economy. Success or Failure?")
Part of the book entitled "Inflacja, Reforma, Stabilizacja" ("Inflation, Reform, Stabilization")

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April 3, 2006
While in Nagoya, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has paid a visit to TOYOTA Tsutusmi plant in Toyota City. During the visit Director of TIGER had met with a representative of the management of TOYOTA with whom he discussed the issues of managing the global company within the environment of fierce international competition as well as the TOYOTA investment in Poland. In last year TOYOTA - the second largest manufacturer of cars in the world - sold 7 million 267 thousand cars, of which 5 million 554 thousand overseas.

April 1, 2006, 11:00 a.m.

Over the past twenty years Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Administration (NUCB) welcomes a distinguished international politicians or scholars to be the guest speaker for the Matriculation Ceremony. This year Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had been invited by Professor Hiroshi Kurimoto, the President of NUBC, to Nagoya, Japan, to address this event, which usually is attended by over one thousand students with their parents and over two hundred Faculty Members and the university staff. Professor Kolodko spoke on cultural aspects of business and economic policy at the era of global competition.
Summary of speech (in Japanese)

March 2006
Journal of Economic Literature (Volume 44, No. 1), leading world economic journal, has published note on the book edited by Prof. G. W. Kolodko. The book titled "The Polish Miracle: Lessons for the Emerging Markets" is the outcome of research problems coordinated by TIGER.

March 2006
The latest issue (No. 4/2005) of the Russian quarterly "Mir Pieremien" ("The World of Transformations"), published by the Russian Academy of Sciences, brings the article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Vielikaya polskaya transformaciya: uroky dla rozvivaiushchihsya rynkov" ("The Great Polish Transformation: Lessons for Developing Market Economies").
Article(in Russian)

March 31, 2006
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko while visiting Japan had met in Kyoto with Professor Masahiro Taguchi from Okayama University. Professor Taguchi is a member of TIGER Scientific Advisory Board. During the meeting they have discussed the issues of further research of TIGER as well as the forms and topics of cooperation with the Japanese economists dealing with the problems of Globalization and transformation. At the photo - Professors Taguchi and Kolodko at the famous Golden Pavilion temple (Kinkaku-ji), the UNESCO world culture heritage site.

March 30, 2006, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The research group "Comparative Economic Studies" of the Institute for Economic Research of the Kyoto University organized a guest lecture by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. During the meeting, which was hosted by Professor Satoshi Mizobata, the TIGER's Director spoke on "The Polish Transition Process. The Regional and Global Context".

With Professor Satoshi Mizobata

March 29, 2006, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
At the Department of Economics of Kobe University Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered the first of a series of lectures and seminars presented during his short working visit to Japan. The title of the lecture was "The Polish Transition to Market and Democracy. Can the Success Hold On?".

In 2005 the book on "Shock kara Ryouhou he - Touou ni okeru Post-Shakaishugi no Taisei Ikou kara EU Kamei he" ("From Shock to Therapy. Post Socialist Countries' Transformation Leading to Accession to the EU"), written by Director of TIGER, has been published in Japanese (SanKeiSha, Nagoya 2005, ISBN4 88361-264-3). Also the Japanese journal Okayama Economic Review (Vol. 37, No. 1, June 2005, pp. 151-172) has published paper on "Seido, Seisaku to Keizai-seicho" ("Institutions, Policies and Growth"). Another Professor Kolodko's research papers in Japanese are accessible at our website at
http://www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/artykuly.htm#in_japanese.

March 27, 2006, 5:30 p. m. (GMT + 9h)
"Hafa adai!" means "Welcome!" in Chamorro. This is - together with English - second official language spoken at the island of Guam on the Pacific Ocean, where Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, payed a visit. While presenting at the University of Guama lecture on "From Shock to Therapy. The Implications of Postsocialist Transformation in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union" he didn't speak in Chamorro (not yet), but still in English. During the seminar different strategies adopted by Poland and Russia in moving from an economy based on a socialist principles to one based more on a free market philosophy were discussed. In addition, some analysis of where the different East Central European countries are in the changeover process were presented as well.

March 26, 2006
The 38th place, in which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has finished the Guam Marathon at Pacific, is the best thus far in his career as the marathon man. Start in the darkness of small hours, at 4 a.m., +9 hours jet lag, 56 Fahrenheit degrees warmer thank in Warsaw, tropic and high humidity, and in addition - despite the dry season - a torrential rain - these has been just some more attractions of the challenging run...

March 20, 2006, 5:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited Poznan to present to the Association of Positivists of Great Poland a lecture on "Un-round Anniversary of the Round Table". 17 years ago Professor Kolodko, at that time Director of the Research Institute of Finance, was participating in the economic debate of the historic Round Table. The success of Polish Round Table led to the political break through and take off of the postsocialist systemic transformation in our part of the world. The event took place in the Dzialynskis'  Palace, Stary Rynek 78.

March 6, 2006
"'Relocation' of production and services and its impact on employment in the European context" - this was a title of the experts meeting organized by The National Institute for Working Life (SALTSA) and the European Trade Unions Institute (ETUI) in Brussels. During the seminar, in which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was participating, the issue of the implications for labor market of the relocation of production and services from Western to the Eastern Europe was examined.
Agenda

February-March 2006
The new Polish bi-monthly magazine "Bieganie" ("Running") has just been published. It brings an interview with Director of TIGER under the title "I am jogging, therefore I am". Professor G. W. Kolodko is jogging daily and during last five years has run 20 marathons. Taking this opportunity we would like to invite everybody - first of all the students - to run!
Text of the interview

February 2006
ASHGATE publishes the newest book edited by the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The volume (ISBN: 0 7546 4535 5, pp. xxvi+295), entitled "The Polish Miracle. Lessons for the Emerging Markets", discusses the transition to a market economy, political democracy and civic society in Poland, the central European country which initiated the process of post-communist transformation sixteen years ago and which is now a member of the European Union. The book has been written by an excellent team of researchers with extensive experience of policymaking. It presents a comprehensive research output within the field of comparative and development economics and economic policy. The main attraction of the book, however, are the lessons the emerging markets worldwide may learn from the Polish experience.
Contents
Introductory Chapter by G.W. Kolodko

The book publication with support by:

February 24-26, 2006
"Little Tigers" Science Club organized a semester conference entitled "PR not only for professionals". The conference - with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who had presented a seminar on his own experience with PR - took place in Ministry of Finance's educational unit in Otwock.
Agenda
Visit description

January 2006
The first in 2006 issue of TIGER Working Paper has just been published. TWP No. 81 presents a new paper by the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, entitled "Globalization and Its Impact on Economic Development".

January 23, 2006, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Eduard Ponarin - Chair of the Department of Political Science and Sociology of the European University at St. Petersburg - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited the university and presented a lecture and seminar on "The Polish Transition. How Much of Success?". The event took place at the Department of Economics, 3 Gagarinskaia Ulitsa.

Source: http://www.pdmi.ras.ru/EIMI/imilifst.html

January 23, 2006, 10:00 a.m.
Professor Vladimir V. Okrepilov, the Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vice-Chairman of the St. Petersburg Scientific Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences, was hosting Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who presented a lecture and seminar on "Globalization and Catching-up In Post-Communist Countries". Professor Kolodko had published recently two books in Russian and on our website his numerous research papers in Russian are accessible.

January 19-21, 2006
Seventh Annual Global Development Conference on 'Institutions and Development: At the Nexus of Global Change', was hold in St. Petersburg, Russia. The event, organized by the Global Development Network (GDN), examined the crucial role of institutions in the development process. Key sessions included "Institutions and Global Development", "Institutional Reforms in Transition and Developing Countries" and "Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development: The Role of Institutions". As always, the Conference attracted established researchers, including Nobel Laureates among the keynote speakers. In addition, winners of the Global Development Awards Competition was announced from amongst the finalists presenting their work at the Conference. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko chaired the special panel session on "Institutions, Globalization and Employment" organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Conference Agenda
ILO Panel

January 19, 2006
"The European Dream. Unification of Nations, Fusion of Business" - this is the title of 2006 STAR Congress to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. STAR is the Study Association of the RSM/Erasmus University. It has over 6.500 members, of which 1.000 are international students. The objective of STAR is to offer development opportunities to students during their study, intensify their curriculum through the means of academic activities and stimulate the contact of students with key individuals of today. Past STAR speakers include Mr. Vincente Fox (President of Mexico), Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali (former UN Secretary-General), Mr. A. Burgmans (Chairman Unilever N.V.) and Mr. M. Monti (former European Commissioner). This time Professor G. W. Kolodko has been invited to contribute a keynote speech to the Congress. The topic of the lecture is "Whither Europe? The European Dreams and Nightmares".
Information Package
Program

 

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2005

December 5, 2005, 6:00 p.m.
Perugia. "Lessons for Emerging Markets from Poland's Successful Transformation" - this is a title of the lecture and seminar Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents in Italy, at the Faculty of Political Science, Department of Economics of the University of Perugia.

Abstract
Poster (in Italian)

At the old town square with Professor D. Mario Nuti, the member of TIGER Scientific Advisory Board

December 4, 2005
Jubilee! It was already the 20th marathon in 4 and half years! This time, in quite winter weather, together with almost 6 thousands runners, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has run Milano City Maraton 2005 - in 4 hours 21 minutes and 3 seconds.
Witold Radke's article about the Milano Marathon

November 2005
The American publishing house - NOVA Science - has published a book edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Globalization and Social Stress". A group of distinguished authors from several countries - including a number of scholars from Yale University, which co-operates with the Kozminski School of Business (WSPiZ) and TIGER - pay special attention to a number of threats and negative social implications that can be caused by globalization. At the same time they point to several policy options and needed structural reforms, which may help to avoid such consequences.
Contents
List of Tables and Figures
Information about the book

November 2005
The Chinese periodical - Jing Ji She Hui Ti Zhi Bi Jiao (JCESS - Journal of Comparative Studies of Economic and Society System; ISSN 1003-3947-CN 11-1591/F), No. 5 (121)/2005, pp. 28-33, publishes the article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Bo Lan Da Bian Ge Dui Xin Xing Shi Chang de Qi Tiao Jing Yan Jiao Xun" ("Lessons for the Emerging Markets from Poland's Great Change").

November 24-26, 2005
The Bucharest Office of Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Bucharest-based Group of Applied Economics organized the international conference on "Extending EU Labour Markets Eastward". The conference addressed the challenges the European employment policy faces in the context of a considerable Central and Eastern European labour surplus. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in the event as discussant in Panel I that deals with the issue of formal and informal markets in growing economies. Panel I focused on the following questions:

  • Non-wage labor costs act as a tax on employment. How then to best finance pensions and health?
  • How could one encourage informal work without eroding the tax base, destroying formal employment and opening the door to crude exploitation?

Program
Panel topics

November 1, 2005, 10:30 a.m.
At the invitation of Professor Alexander Nekipielov, the Vice-president and Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited again the Moscow School of Economics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Director of TIGER presented a lecture entitled "Wither the World Economy? Wither Russia?".

Source: Lomonosov Moscow State University internet site

October 31, 2005
In Moscow, at the invitation of Professor Gavril Popov, the Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - participated in the Congress of Free Association of Russian Economists. In the gathering a part were taking the leading Russian economists, both the scholars and theoreticians as well as the practitioners and managers, and the foreign guests.

October 24, 2005
Already over 3 thousands readers have visited the website of Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and has studied available there 16 research papers written by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. SSRN is an electronic library devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. You should visit it too!

October 18, 2005, 4:00 p.m.
In the new academic year, the activities of Students Scientific Club Little TIGERS started with the lecture by and discussion with the TIGER Director. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko spoke on his "15 Principles for a Successful Life". Everybody keen to follow the example - especially the freshmen - are cordially invited!

October 16, 2005
While in Beijing Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - "in view of his achievement in academic circles" - has been appointed to the position of Academic Committee Member of the China's Research Center for Economic Transition of the Beijing University of Technology (BUT).

October 16, 2005, 8:30 a.m.
At the invitation of the President of Beijing University of Technology - Professor Fan Boyuan - Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, gave a special public lecture on "Lessons from Poland's Transformation for the Emerging Markets".
Lecture (in Chinese)

October 13-16, 2005
"Education Forum for Asia-Conference on Cross-cultural Management and Training in a Global Economy" hold under the auspices of the Bo'ao Forum for Asia (BFA); the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the China Scholarship Council, and the Beijing Municipal Government. Beijing University of Technology and Humboldt University at Berlin jointly organized the event. The Forum had invited renowned domestic experts, scholars, and government officials from China and abroad to discuss the training methodology for cross-cultural management. The Forum aimed to discuss how to improve enterprise management performance, and how to expand the range of international cooperation. A prime topic for discussion was the development of international management skills in the context of different national and cultural backgrounds. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, acting as the keynote speaker, addressed the issues of interaction between education, management and economic policies in different cultures at the era of globalization.
Conference program

With the Deputy Prime Minister of China, Ms. Chen Zhi-li

September 2005
"Lessons for the emerging markets from Poland's great change" - this is the title of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko paper published by the quarterly "Communist and Post-Communist Studies" (Vol. 38, No. 3, September 2005, p. 369-379). The article is now available for the subscribers online via ScienceDirect:
http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0967067X05000358

September 30, 2005, 12:15 p.m.
At the invitation of Dean of the Economic Department of the Universiteit van Amsterdam prof. Michael Ellman, prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko chaired a seminar on "Lessons from Poland's Transition to a Market System".

With the Dean of Economics Department of the University of Amsterdam
- Professor Michael Ellman

September 29, 2005
At the annual International Conference of Students' Association EFACT, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a keynote lecture on "The European Union Integration and Enlargement at the Era of Global Competition". The subject of the event was "Europe's Competitive Position, Fear It or Face It!" Efact is the association for all students at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and - having over 3,700 members, is the largest economic students' association in the Netherlands.
Conference Program

With the Organizing Committee of the Efact-2005 Conference

September 24, 2005

Having traveled over 13 thousand km through southern African bush, Kalahari desert and the Indian Ocean coastline and having met a number of scientists and politicians of the region - in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland - a day after his lecture at the University of Zimbabwe, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko run for the next time 42,195 m! In the mountainous region of Mutare, at the 32C, he completed the Africa University International Peace Marathon.

September 23, 2005, 9:00 a.m.
"Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Markets" was entitled the lecture and seminar Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented at the Zimbabwe Institute of Development Studies (ZIDS) at the University of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Institute of Development Studies (ZIDS) - alike the TIGER - carries out policy-oriented research that assist economic and social development. It also provides training courses in development studies, disseminates research findings by way of publications and seminars, shares information with other research institutions locally regionally and internationally and participates in teaching activities in various departments of the University of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe, with 12.8 million inhabitants, of which 70% lives below the poverty line, has the GDP per capita (on PPP basis) of $1.900, and faces a wide variety of difficult economic problems as it struggles with an large fiscal deficit, an overvalued exchange rate, high inflation, and shortages. During his visit Professor Kolodko discused the matters of necessary structural reforms with the Zimbabwean Government representatives.

August 3, 2005
While visiting Mongolia, Professor G. W. Kolodko has given an interview, entitled "Polish advice for Mongolian economy: 'shock therapy' is wrong", for the English language weekly "The Mongol Messenger". In 2004 Mongolia has recorded GDP growth exceeding 10 percent and continues structural reforms aiming at sustaining fast economic development in the future. In Ulaanbaatar Director of TIGER has shared his observations and suggestions concerning the successful market transformation and high development dynamics, ensuing also from the Poland's experiences.
Interview

At the Mongol steppe

July 2005
Quarterly "Acta Oeconomica", Vol. 55 (2), 2005, pp. 235-249, has published a review of the book edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Emerging Market Economies. Globalization and Development", released in 2003 by ASHGATE. The author of the review - Csilla Varga - has written, inter alia, that: "...the book occupies a special place in contemporary political economy literature. It enlarges the existing body of knowledge in a number of discourses on political economy - globalisation, transitology, development, policy-making, etc. - and through combination of all of these discourses contributes with new insights into and enlarges the scope of the applicability of mainstream economics. (...) the volume achieves even more than it promises."
Review

July 2005
The new scientific periodical - "Montenegrin Journal of Economics" (Vol. 1, No. 1, July) - has been just inaugurated in Serbia and Montenegro. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the journal and has published there an article entitled "Transition to a Market. Why Gradualism Works and Radicalism Fails?" (pp. 19-25).

July 13, 2005
China's Prime Minister, WEN Jiabao received Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, who is currently in Beijing. They discussed structural reforms and conditions of China's socio-economic development. In the first half of 2005 economic growth in China reached 9,5%, which may suggest that the economy is overheated. Prime Minister WEN forecasts that the GDP per capita will increase from a current level of US$ 1,290 (according to the exchange rate, according to the purchasing power parity the GDP per capita is around US$ 5,600) to around US$ 4,000 in the year 2020, while the population will reach 1,5 billion in 2030. Discussion between the Prime Minister and Prof. Kolodko was concerned with the reforms of the financial sector, including the fiscal system and banking sector. They also discussed the threats to maintaining such high production growth in the following years and conditions and perspectives for so called harmonious society. Professor Kolodko has suggested a shift toward more flexible currency regime through quitting the peg with US dollar and replacing it by a basket of four currencies: dollar, euro, yen and the British pound.

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has presented Premier Jiabao Wen
with his two books published in Chinese

July 12-13, 2005
The National Development and Reform Commission of the People Republic of China (NDRC) hosted the Summit on China's Reforms. The Summit focused on the key reforms during the XIth five-year-plan period 2006-10, including change of government's character, financial and banking sector reforms, fiscal and taxation system reforms, social security and income distribution, state-owned assets administration system and state-owned enterprise reforms as well as the process of Chinese opening-up. A group of leading economists on structural reforms and development policies had been invited to participate in the event. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had commented on the presentation of the Chinese Government and contributed a lecture on the lessons from Poland's transformation for China entitled "Xin Xing Shi Chang Ying Cong Bo Lan Da Bian Ge Zhong Xi Qu De Jing Yan Jiao Xun" ("Lessons for the Emerging Markets from Poland's Great Change").
Summit Program
Prof. Kolodko paper (in Chinese)

June 2005
Quarterly "Finance India", Vol. XIX, No. 2 (June), pp. 465-479, has published the article written by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Globalization, Transition and Development Prospects".

June 2005
"Seido, Seisaku to Keizai-seicho" means in Japanese "Institutions, Policies, and Growth". The article entitled so, written by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko and translated from English by Professors Masahiro Taguchi i Tomoko Yoshizaki, is forthcoming in "Okayama Economic Review", Vol. 37, No. 1 (June 2005), pp. 151-172, Okayama: The Economic Association of Okayama University. The paper has been already published in English, Polish, Russian and Chinese.
Text of the article (in Japanese)

June 23, 2005
In Valletta, the Malta's capital, at the invitation of Professor Lino Briguglio - Head of the Economics Department of the University of Malta and the CEO of the Foundation for International Studies (FIS) - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave a seminar on "Post - Communist Transition and the European Union Enlargement".

June 18, 2005
Through the forests, across the meadows and fields, between beautiful lakes, on the hilly terrain, led the 26.2 miles course of the Summer Night Marathon in Forssa, Finland. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has run the race, yet this time not too fast. Actually, quite slow, since it has taken 4 hours 46 minutes and 12 seconds... It's been already the 18th marathon run by Director of TIGER during last four years.

June 17-18, 2005

WIDER has already 20 years! The World Institute for Development Economics Research has been established in 1985 and works within the framework of the United Nations University. On this occasion a special WIDER Jubilee Conference on "The Future of Development Economics: WIDER Thinking Ahead" took place in Helsinki. The conference provided an opportunity to take stock of the current state of development economic thought and to review the contribution of the Institute over the past two decades. The main objective was to use the occasion to look 20 years ahead - to speculate on the types of problems the world may be facing, the issues that could be on the development agenda, the way in which theory and analysis will change, and the new policies that will emerge. Professor G. W. Kolodko, which will participate in the Jubilee Conference, has been associated with WIDER since 1988 and has published through with WIDER four research papers and a chapter in another book. The Institute had hosted him as Distinguished Sasakawa Chair and Research Professor in Development Policy in 1997-98. During that period of time the book on "From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation" was drafted and later, in 2000, published by the Oxford University Press.
Conference program

With Professor Nguyuru H. I. Lipumba from Tanzania, the member of TIGER Scientific Advisory Board

June 5, 2005
Weekly "Przeglad" (Nr 22 [258]) publishes the first interview given to the Polish media since two years - after leaving the Government of Poland in mid-June 2003 - by the former (1994-97 and 2002-03) Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance of Poland, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. An extended interview is called "The Return of a Marathon Man".

May 2005
Professor G. W. Kolodko major book "From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation", published in 2000 by the Oxford University Press, has been released in Japanese language. It's already the sixth language in which the book is published.

The book (ISBN-88361-264-3), released by SANKEISHA in Nagoya, with special introduction for the Japanese edition, is called:

"Shock kara Ryouhou he - Touou ni okeru Post-Shakaishugi no Taisei Ikou kara EU Kamei he" ("From Shock To Therapy: The Postsocialist Transitions to EU Accession in the East Central Europe").

May 21, 2005
The Chinese periodical BIJAO ("Comparative Studies"), No. 18, published the article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko discussing the interrelations between institutions building, economic policies and development. The Chinese title of the paper is: 制 度,政策和增长("Zhidu, Zhengce He Zengzhang"), what means "Institutions, Policies and Growth".

May 20, 10:00 a.m.
At the invitation of the Senate and students of the Cracow College of Management and Banking the Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, presented a lecture on "Globalization and the Perspectives of Economic Growth in Poland".

May 19, 2005, 4:30 p.m.
During his visit to Cracow Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented at the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Cracow College (AFMCC) a lecture on "Transformation, Integration, and Development".

May 19, 2005, 10:00 a.m.
Director of Tiger - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, presented a paper during the conference organized by the Cracow University of Economics. The conference was organized to celebrate the 55th anniversary of academic work and 80th anniversary of birth a leading Polish economist - prof. Edward Lukawer.

May 11, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
EQUIS - the European Quality Improvement System - implies the highest quality in the university education. Since several years the Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) has been awarded with the EQUIS accreditation as the only business school in our region of Europe. The accreditation is awarded periodically by a special panel of independent experts selected by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). During the visit of the panel at the WSPiZ Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - Director of TIGER - presented a lecture on "Globalization and Transformation. The Agenda at the Leading Business School".

May 6, 2005, 10:00 p.m.
During his brief visit to Hungary Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented at the Department of Comparative Economics of the Corvinus University of Budapest a public lecture on "Globalization and the Post-Communist Great Change". In 2002 the book on "Globálizáció és a volt szocialista országok fejlödési tendenciái" ("Globalization and Catching-up in Transition Economies"), written by the Director of TIGER, has been published in Hungarian by the Kossuth Kiadó.
Invitation
Abstract of lecture

Corvinus University between 1953 and 1991 was known as
the Karl Marx Economics University in Budapest

May 5, 2005
Central European University in Budapest hosted the international conference on "One Year After the Accession: Looking East and Looking West". This was a one-day event to commemorate the first anniversary of the enlargement of the European Union. During the conference Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko spoke on "Globalization, Regional Integrations, and the European Union Enlargement".

May 4, 2005, 1:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had met with the Ambassador of Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Poland - H. E. Dinh Xuan Luu - accompanied by the representatives of the Vietnam Theoretical Council, the group of leading Vietnamese experts on structural reforms and economic policy. The discussion was concerned with the political and economic aspects of postsocialist transformation from the comparative perspective. The Vietnamese guests have been particularly interested in the sources of the successful Polish transformation and fast economic growth during the implementation of "Strategy for Poland" in 1994-97 and "The Program of Public Finance Reform" in 2002-04. Soon the book on "Globalization and Catching-up in Transition Economies", authored by the TIGER Director, will be published in Vietnamese. It will be already the 11th language edition of this work.

April 2005
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been invited to join the Advisory Board of the "Japanese Comparative Economic Studies" (JCES) - a scientific English language periodical, published annually (in May) by the Japanese Society for Comparative Economic Studies (JSCES). The Managing Editor of journal is Professor Satoshi Mizobata from the Kyoto University. The journal focuses on the comparative analysis of the economic systems, enterprises and industries, and the economics of transition and institutional development. The journal publishes articles of theoretical studies and empirical analyses.
About the JCES

April 24, 2005
It's been already 17th marathon in less than four years! This time distance of 42 km and 195 meters (26,1 miles) of the Wroclaw Marathon Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has run in 4 hours and 6 minutes. And that gives him 654th position among 924 runners which have finished the race.

April 16, 2005, 10:00 a.m.
The Postgraduate Ph.D. Studies at the Faculty of Business Administration (KNoP) at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) celebrated Tenth Anniversary of its activities. On this occasion Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - the graduate and Ph.D. of SGH - presented a guest lecture on "Globalization and Economic Development and Stagnation" (Auditorium B).

April 14, 2005
The Moscow Rudomino Library of Foreign Languages, following the donation provided a year ago, has received seven books published recently in several languages by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Altogether the Library now is in a possession of 42 books written by the Director of TIGER, which have been published in 11 languages worldwide.

April 13, 2005
The leading independent Russian newspaper - "Niezawisimaja Gazieta" - has published interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko under the title "Seichas vasha ekonomicheskaya politika namnogo luchsha chem 5 let nazad" ("Today Russia's Economic Policy Is Much Better Than 5 Years Ago"). The lead to the interview says: "The main architect of Polish Economic Miracle Advises President Putin to take advantege of the extra oil revenues to speed up the economic reforms".
Interview

April 7, 2005
While in Moscow, director of TIGER - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in a special conference organized by the Russian Academy of Sciences for the 20th anniversary of commencement of "perestroika". During the conference Prof. Kolodko met with the initiator of the reform programme known all the world under the name of "perestroika", former president of the Soviet Union - Mikhail Gorbachov.
Professor Kolodko's speech (in Russian)

April 5-7, 2005
The State University-Higher School of Economics in Moscow, with the participation of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other international agencies, organized the VI Annual International Scientific Conference on "Modernization of Economy and Nurturing of Institutions". At the invitation of Professor Evgeny Yasin, the Academic Supervisor of SU-HSE, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko took part in the event as one of the keynote speakers. The debate focused on the issues of economic modernization in Russia and other countries in transition, primarily analyzing the problems of developement of market economy institutions in the context of globalization.
Outline of the conference in English, in Russian
Program (in Russian)

April 5, 2005, 5:00 p.m.

The Senate of the Moscow's Academy of Economics and Law awarded Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with the Honorary Professor title in recognition of his contribution to the development of economic sciences and his outstanding achievements in the practical work of post-socialist transition.

April 4-9, 2005
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a 20 hours cycle of lectures for the students of the Moscow School of Economics, Moscow State University. The topic of the course was "Globalization, Transformation and Development". In the recent years four books authored by the TIGER's Director have been published in Russian: "Polsza 2000. Nowaja ekonomiczeskaja strategija", Poltext, Warsaw 1996, p. 160, "Polskaja altiernatiwa. Staryje mity, riealnyje fakty i nowaja strategija w processie uspiesznoj transformacji polskoj ekonomiki" (co-author D. Mario Nuti), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 1997, p. 86, "Ot szoka k terapii. Politiczeskaja ekonomija postsocjalisteczeskich prieobrazowanij", ZAO "Żurnał Expert", Moscow 2000, p. 392 and "Globalizacja i perspektiwy razvitia post-socjalisticzeskich stran, Jewropejskij Gumanitarnij Uniwersitet", Minsk 2002, p. 200. Additionally, some major papers have been also published in the leading Russian scientific periodicals, e.g., in "Voprosy Ekonomiki" and "Mir Pieremien". These publications - aside of the English language literature - were helpful for the Russian students during the course.

April 4-8, 2005
At the invitation of Professor Vladimir Buyanov, the Rector of Moscow Academy of Economics and Law, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a series of lectures on the world economy and post-communist systemic change. The topics of subsequent lectures (to be presented on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 4:00 p.m.) were as follows:

  1. "Globalization, Development and Social Stress. The Prospects of Inclusive World Economy"
  2. "Post-Communist Transition to a Market System. Success or Failure?"
  3. "From Shock to Therapy. The Lessons from Polish Transformation"
  4. "Post-Communist Transition and Catching-up in the World Economy".

April 1-7, 2005
The Ukrainian business weekly COMPANION (No. 13, pp. 38-41) has published an interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Инвестиции требуют жертв" ("The Investments Needs the Efforts"). The conversation deals mainly with conditions for a flow of the inward foreign direct investments and the lessons from Polish transformation for Ukraine.
interview

March 2005
"Globalization and Equity: Perspectives from the Developing World" - this is a title of new book edited by Natalia Dinello and Lyn Squire. The book, based on the research conducted within the Global Development Network and published by the Edward Elgar Publishing, analyzes the links between globalization and equity from the perspectives of seven regions: the Commonwealth of Independent States, East Asia and South Asia, Eastern and Central Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has contributed to the volume a chapter on "Transition, Globalization and Equity: Eastern and Central Europe" (p. 191-215).
Book announcement

March 31, 2005, 11:00 a.m.
Within the framework of the series of seminars, organized by the Institute of Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a lecture on "The Factors of Fast Economic Growth and Its Feasibility in Poland". The seminar took place in the "round table" room, INE PAN, the Staszic Palace, on Nowy Swiat St. 72 in Warsaw.

March 17, 2005, 2:00 p.m.
College of Open Thinking, acting within the Polish Historical Committee of the Students Movement, organized the debate on "Globalization - the Ideas and the Reality", which was introduced by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The seminar took place in Warsaw, Marszalkowska St. 77/79, 3d floor, rooms 206-207.
Lecture

March 15, 2005, 4:00 p.m.
"Top 15" - this is a group of leading students of Kozminski School of Business, for which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a special lecture on "Globalization: a Chance or a Threat for Development?".

March 15, 2005, 10:00 a.m.
The University of Insurance and Banking in Warsaw (WSUiB) organized the VIth Conference - Public Affairs Forum on "Ten Years Later. Poland in the Decade after Accession to the European Union". At the second panel session (12:30) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko spoke on "The Lessons from Polish Transformation". The conference took place in Warsaw's FORUM hotel (ul. Marszalkowska/al. Jerozolimskie).

March 11, 2005
In the follow up to the Club de Madrid's International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko attended the Atocha Workshop on terrorism. The workshop was organized in Madrid by the Varsavsky Foundation.
Outline of the workshop

Train station Atocha

March 8-11, 2005
At the invitation of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President of Brazil and the President of the Club de Madrid, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in the Club de Madrid's International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security. This unique event was coincided with the commemoration of the attacks on Madrid of March 11, 2004, and was attended by numerous current and former heads of states and governments, executive heads of international organizations, renowned scholars and intellectuals, as well as leading representatives of business and civil society. The Summit was supported by H.M. the King of Spain - Juan Carlos - and sponsored by the Spanish Government as well as the local authorities in Madrid. Summit participants created the Madrid Agenda, a plan of action that strives to bring together the world's nations to develop a common strategy for preventing terrorism and fortifying democracy.
Program of the Summit

His Majesty the King of Spain, addresses the Summit participants
(Photo: Club de Madrid)

February 2005
The Maggio/Giugno (May/June) 2004 issue of the bi-monthly journal "Rivista di Politica Economica" has published the paper by TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, on "Institutions, Policies and Growth".
Summary
Sommario (in Italian)

February 2005
Italian scientific quarterly "QA - La Questione Agraria" (2004, Fasc. 4) has published an article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "La transizione all'economia di mercato: gradualismo o radicalismo?". This is a translation of a paper on "Transition to a Market System: Gradualism versus Radicalism", which has been issued earlier in English in our series "TIGER Working Papers". The paper is based on the manuscript of distinguished lecture delivered on March 10th, 2004, during the ceremony of awarding the author the Honorary Degree at the Chengdu University.
Sommaro (in Italian)
Summary

February 25, 2005
The leading Senegalese daily "Le Soleil", has published an interview (in French) with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the TIGER Director, on "CROISSANCE ECONOMIQUE: Le Sénégal est sur la bonne voie" ("Economic growth. Senegal is on the right track"). The interview was edited by Mr. Ibrahima Ndiaye.
Interview

February 10, 2005
At the invitation of Director General of the African Institute for Research and Development (IARD) - Mamady six Kaba - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has visited Conakry and presented there a seminar on "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Market Economies". This is also the title of a book by Director of TIGER, published recently by the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs Press in Lagos, Nigeria. Professor Kolodko has met also with a group of the Guinean experts which have graduated from the Polish universities and colleges.

February 10, 2005
As an extraordinary event has been received Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko special speech delivered to the Parliament of the Republic of Guinea in Conakry. It has happened first time in this country history that the foreign guest was invited to address the plenary session of Parliament. What is of special interest here is the fact that the floor has been given not to the head of a state, but to the development economist, renowned not only for his theoretical contribution but also for achievements as a practitioner in development. Professor Kolodko was speaking on the issues of development strategies in the context of globalization and the role of regional integration agreements in facilitating the countries international competitiveness. In his presentation, warmly accepted by the deputies and lively commented by the media, he shared his experience in successful stabilization and integration policies, in particularly in implementing fast economic growth policies in Poland. Director of TIGER supported strongly the plans of introducing a common regional currency in all ECOWAS region by 2014.

With a group of deputies after the address to the Parliament

February 9, 2005
During a working visit to West Africa, with the series of lectures and consultations, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has met in Conakry with Prime Minister of Guinea, Mr. Cellou Dalein Diallo. The discussion touched upon the conditions of sustainable development and perspectives of introducing common currency for 15 countries of ECOWAS (The Economic Community of West African States), inhabited by a quarter of billion people. At present, in 8 of these countries, i.e., Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo, as well as in Cameroon which is not the member of ECOWAS, the common West African franc, or CFA, pegged to the euro, is in circulation. 6 other countries, including Guinea, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, are working on introduction of their own currency (at the earliest, yet unlikely, in 2007). In 2014, at the basis of these two currencies, the common currency ought to be launched for 14 ECOWAS states (and Cameroon). Cape Verde is not yet taking a part in the project.

Professor Kolodko, while in Conakry, has met also with the wife of President of the Republic of Guinea, Madame Conté - Kadiatou Seth Camara. The main subject of the conversation was social development and policy attacking the poverty.

With Kadiatou Seth Camara - Madame Conté.

January 2005
"Wid szoku do terapii. Ekonomika i politika transformacii" (pp. 564) - this is the title of the book just published by the press of Niezależnij Kulturologicznyj Żurnal "I" (Independent Culture Journal "I") in Lvov, Ukraine, right on the eve of the crucial phase of the presidential election. The book is the subsequent translation of Professor Kolodko's major work "From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation" (Oxford University Press 2000)
Contents (in Ukrainian)

January 2005
The book "Globalization and Social Stress", edited by Anna Grzymala-Busse and Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been published by The Yale Center for International and Area Studies (YCIAS). This book contains 11 papers, created as an output of research program conducted jointly by TIGER and YCIAS, with results presented during the conference with the same title.
Table of contents
Foreword

January 31 - February 17, 2005

Discussions dealing with various implications of globalization for economic development should not stop at the international conferences held in fancy hotels or limit only to the debates at the universities auditoria. It is imperative also to talk and get the message from the ordinary people _ living far away from academia and politics - on the life of which the processes of liberalization, opening up and integration do have significant impact. On the occasion of his recent visit to Africa the TIGER's Director has visited not only Senegal and Guinea, but also Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau and the The Gambia. During the summer of 2004 Professor Kolodko had traveled by the local means of transport through another seven West African countries: Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Niger. This creates indeed a great opportunity of a true contact with the local communities and helps in deeper understanding of the real development challenges at the grass root level.

January 27, 2005
The Director of TIGER, at the invitation of the World Bank, participated in the ABCDE - the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics. This year ABCDE was focused on the topic of "Growth and Integration" and took place in Senegal's capital, Dakar. ABCDE is one of the world's best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge about development.
Agenda

January 26, 2005, 3:30 p.m.
At the invitation of the West African Research Center Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented in Dakar, Senegal a lecture on "Post-Communist Transition and the European Union Enlargement". WARC is the overseas research center for The West African Research Association (WARA).

With Professor Ousmane Sene (in the middle), Director of WARC

January 24-26, 2005
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has participated in the Sixth Annual Global Development Conference of themGlobal Development Network (GDN) on "Developing and Developed Worlds: Mutual Impact". The conference took place in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The TIGER's Director had acted as the panelist in session on "Political Constraints and Opportunities in Transition Economies". The paper presented to the conference on "Institutions, Policies and Growth" is accessible here. Additionally, he has contributed to the session on "International Financial Reform". While in Dakar, Professor Kolodko met also with Mr. Abdoulaye DIOP, the Minister of Economy and Finance of Senegal, with whom he has discussed the perspectives and determinants of the common currency for the entire integration grouping of ECOWAS.

 

2004

December 2004
Journal Acta Oeconomica, Vol. 54, No. 3/2004, pp. 273-296, has published Professor G. W. Kolodko's article entitled "Globalization and the Equity Issues in Postsocialist Transition Economies".
Abstract

December 2004
Chinese journal "Finance and Economics", No. 6 Nov/Dec 2004, pp. 15-19, has published Professor G W. Kolodko's article entitled "Transition to a Market System. Gradualism versus Radicalism".
Text of the article (in Chinese)

December 2004
The Press of NIIA - the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs - has published Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko work on "Globalization and Catching Up in the Emerging Market Economies" (ISBN: 978-002-047-0, pp. 98). Director of TIGER has visited the NIIA and presented a guest lecture there in the summer of 2004.

December 2004
EKONOMISTA (No. 5, 2004, pp. 609-634), the leading economic periodical in Poland, has published a paper by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Institutions, Policies and Growth". The article is based on the paper presented to the TIGER conference on "Strategy for Fast Economic Growth in Poland", organized at the Kozminski Business School (WSPiZ) on March 25-26, 2004.

September 6 - December 13, 2004
During the recent years it is already the sixth semester of teaching assignment of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko at various academic institutions in the USA. Aside of the Yale School of Management (SOM) in 1998 and the Department of Economics at the UCLA in 2000, Director of TIGER has been lecturing at the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester, New York. At the UofR he holds since 1999 a position of John C. Evans Visiting Professor in Polish and European Studies. During this appointment at the University of Rochester Professor G. W. Kolodko presented a lecture on comparative economics and politics related to the process of post-communist systemic transformation and a seminar on the political economy of globalization.

December 5, 2004
Along the Caribbean cost of south and west Barbados the RUN BARBADOS 2004 is done! It's been already the sixth marathon run this year by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. From the Antipodes to Gulf of Mexico, from North to South California, from the Arctic to the Caribbean. And that's enough for this year!

December 2, 2004
Another interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been published in China. This time "Zhong guo Shehuibao" ("China Social Daily") has published a piece entitled "'Xiao Zhengfu, Da Shehiu' du Yiding Shihe Zhong guo" ("'Small Government, Big Society' is not necessary suitable for China").
The interview (in Chinese).

December 1, 2004, 7:00 p.m.
Together with professors Thomas Gibson, Robert Foster and Ronald Jones Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in the panel debate on "International Trade and Globalization". The panel was organized jointly by the Departments of History, Anthropology, Economics and Political Science of the University of Rochester, New York. The debate took place at the River Campus, in the Hoyt Auditorium. The panel was co-sponsored by the Students for Liberty and the Students for Justice.
Information about the panel

November 2004
A new book by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "O Naprawie Naszych Finansów" (Eng. "On the Reform of Our Public Finance System") has been published by TNOiK. Quotation from the last page of the cover: When for the first time I spoke about the core of the policy, which aimed at "turning the digits back to front" - meaning jumping from the 0.5 % economic growth rate in the first quarter of 2002 to 5.0%, many treated this as grotesque. Later, they admited that I was right. They especially underlined the accuracy of the predictions, that indeed the GDP grew at the rate of 3,5% (in fact it grew 3,8%). The most important thing is not to predict the right numbers, however, but to implement a proper policy. Consequnetly my policy happenned to be right. The "digits turned back to front" at the beginning of 2004. In the first half of the year GDP grew over 5% and there is a chance for a similar increase for the entire year.
Chapter I (in Polish)

November 2004
The new book on "Strategy for Fast Economic Growth in Poland", edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been published (in Polish) by the Kozminski School of Management. This comprehensive study has been prepared by the team of over twenty scholars and policymakers associated with TIGER, and is the result of research program coordinated by the TIGER. The proceedings of the investigations had been discussed during the March 25th-26th, 2004, conference organized by TIGER.
Contents (in Polish)
Introduction (in Polish)
Chapter I (in Polish)

November 19, 2004, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
At the invitation of Enrique Prados del Amo - the President of Asociacion de Mercados Financieros - Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, participated - together with Mr. José Luis Alzola, Director for the Economics and Markets of Citigroup, and Mr. José Luis Escrivá, the Chief Economist of the BBVA group - in a panel discussion on "The New European Union Countries Arrival Economic Impact". The presentations was followed by the open debate with the auditorium (ca. 150 persons), formed by the managers of the financial markets in banks, savings banks and other financial intermediaries as well as investors. The panel took place at the Palace of Fernán Nunez in the hart of Madrid.
Program of the event

November 9, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

"Fifteen Years After Communism: The Mistakes and Successes of Postcommunist Economic Reform". This is the title of the subsequent lecture (www.hws.edu/news/update/showrelease.asp?id=16731) to be presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko during his 2004 fall visit to North America. This time the lecture was given at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.
Abstract of lecture

November 5, 2004, 10:00 a.m.
In St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada - at the invitation of Dr. Terry Boak, Vice-President of Brock University - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, presented the guest lecture at the Faculty of Business (Pond Inlet) on topic "Economics and Politics of the Post-Communist Transition".
Leaflet

With Professor Eugene Kaciak

November 1, 2004
The Chinese newspaper HAINAN DAILY published an interview with Director of TIGER on the determinants and perspectives of China's economic growth. Chinese politicians and economists often are taking advantage of Professor Kolodko's advise on the issues of systemic change toward market economy and development strategy. Several his research and academic works, including two major books on transformation, globalization and development) have been published in Chinese in recent years.
The text of interview (in Chinese)

October 2004
Professor G. W. Kolodko paper entitled "Ten Years of Postsocialist Transition: Lessons for Policy Reforms" was recently listed on Social Science Research Network's Top Ten download list for "World Bank: Transition Economies (Topic) All Time Hits". As of 10/20/2004 the paper has been downloaded 267 times and the abstract has been read 690 times. You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=170888. This paper may be listed in the Top Ten for other networks or journals. To view the entire Top Ten list, visit The SSRN Electronic Library at http://www.ssrn.com/browse. To view Professor Kolodko own Author Home Page please click on http://ssrn.com/author=172353.

October 29-31, 2004
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated at the International Conference on Public Service Reform, organized by the China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD) in Haikou, Hainan. Director of TIGER has contributed to the CIRD conference already twice, in 2002 and 2003. Professor Kolodko presented a paper on topic "Economic transition and transformation of the government".

With Professor Chi Fulin

October 10, 2004
Long Beach International Marathon! It's been already the fifth race this year. And one more time in less than 4 hours! This time a distance of 26,2 miles Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko has run in 3 hours 59 minutes and 17 seconds.
Photos

Photo by Peter Trus

September 29, 2004, 12:00 p.m.
The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies Lecture and Artist Series at the University of Rochester invited for Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko special presentation. He spoke on "The Political and Economic Implications of Poland's Membership in the European Union". The event took place in Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester River Campus.
Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies

With Prof. Ewa Hauser - Director of the Skalny Center for Polish and East European Studies

September 27, 2004, 3:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Douglass C. North - the Nobel Laureate in Economics, 1993 - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited the Washington University in St. Louis and presented a lecture on "Post-Communist Transition and the European Union Enlargement". The seminar took place at Weidenbaum Center, on the third floor of Eliot Hall, in room 300.
Information flyer

July/August 2004
Eventually holidays! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko travelled around western Africa, visiting Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Niger.

July 2004
Prestigous Russian journal Voprosy Ekonomiki published an article of prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Instituty, politika i ekonomiczeskij rost"

July 23-26, 2004
At the invitation of Dr. Oumara Makalou, President and Director of the CERDES - Center of Studies and Research for Democracy, Economics, and Social Development - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited Mali. On Friday, July 23rd, in the country's capital city, Bamako, the CERDES - jointly with the National Association of Economists and the Law, Economics and Management Faculty of the University of Mali - organized a lecture of the TIGER's Director on the issues of transformation, globalization and development.

July 15-22, 2004
The Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, visited Nigeria. On July 16th, at 10:00 a.m., he presented a seminar on "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Markets" at the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs w Lagos (NIIA). Professor G. W. Kolodko has given also a number of interviews to the leading newspapers and TV stations. Below you may find the interview published by weekly VANGUARD.
Interview for weekly magazine Vanguard

With the director-general of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs - prof. U. Joy Ogwu and former minister of finance of Nigeria - dr Kalu Idika Kalu

July 12, 2004
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was interviewed by twelve leading journalists from China specialising in economy and finances. The discussion was about the experiences of Poland's economic transition and the state's public finances. The venue was the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management.

July 2, 2004, 6:00 p.m.
During the MBA graduation ceremony at the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave a lecture entitled "Sources of fast economic growth in Poland".

July 1, 11:30 a.m. room 119
Rector of WSPiZ - Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski chaired a seminar during which the last book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "O Naprawie Naszych Finansów" ("On Restructuring of the Public Finance") was discussed. In the panel also participated Dr. Halina Wasilewska-Trenkner, a member of Monetary Policy Council, and Professor Bazyli Samojlik from WSPiZ.

June 30, 2004, 11:00 a.m.
President of the Polish Economic Society, prof. Zdzislaw Sadowski, chaired research seminar on public finance. The event took place in "Dom Ekonomisty" in Warsaw at Nowy Świat street 49. During seminar was discussed latest book by prof. Kołodko titled "On Restructuring of the Public Finance" (O Naprawie Naszych Finansów).

June 19-20, 2004

The fourth in this semester marathon was completed by professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - this time in Arctica, upon the beautiful Norwegian fjord in Tromse. The classical distance of 42 km 195 m in the Midnight Sun Marathon Professor Kolodko run in 4h 22 min 44 sec. And now short holidays in Spitzbergen!

Photo: Julia Kołodko

June 16, 2004, 6:00 p.m.
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave an inauguration speech entitled "Fifteen Years after the Polish "Round Table". The World Economy and Prospects for Growth in Transition Countries" during the international conference "General Accounting Theory. Towards Balancing the Society". The conference was organized by Cracow University of Economics and Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management. The lecture took place at Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, whereas the rest of the conference (June 17-18) at Polish Academy of Sciences' palace in Jablonna.

June 15, 2004, 11 a.m. room B17
During the seminar series entitled "Society, Authority, Policy - the continuations and changes", a new book by Prof. Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski (Collegium Civitas) "THE WORLD OF MID ERA. GLOBALIZATION - DEMOCRATION - STATE" (original title: "SWIAT MIEDZYEPOKI. GLOBALIZACJA - DEMOKRACJA - PANSTWO") was presented. Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko - Director of TIGER - took part in the seminar.

June 11, 2004
The prestigious Nankai University in Tianjin, China awarded Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with the Honorary Professorship for his oustanding contribution to the theory and practice of market transformation. In March this year Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko was awarded the Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) by the Southwestern University University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, China. In the recent years two books about the transformation, globalization and economic development, wrote by the Director of TIGER, were published in Chinese.

June 11-13, 2004
The Annual Conference of the Chinese Association for Economics Studies on Russian and East European Countries took place at the Nankai University in Tianjin. This year conference's topic was "Transition Economies: Policy, Performance, Results and Perspective of Russian and East European Countries". During the conference Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a lecture on "From Shock to Therapy. The Lessons from Post-Communist Transformation in Central Europe and the FSU Republics".
www.nankai.edu.cn

June 11-12, 2004
At the international conference on "Comparative Transitions: A Critical Review", organized by the London Business School, Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, and Professor D. Mario Nuti from LBS and University of Rome 'La Sapienza' have presented a paper on "The Quality of Macroeconomic Policies in the Transition". Below the main thesis of the paper are presented.
Presetation .ppt (168 KB)

June 10, 2004
During his visit to China Professor G. W. Kolodko presented at the China Youth College for Political Sciences in Beijing a public lecture on "How Successful Has Been the Polish Road to a Market Economy?".

June 5, 2004
While in Phon Penh, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko met the former Prime Minister of Cambodia, Mr. Ung Huot, Secretary General FUNCINPEC, Prince Norodom Sirivudh, and the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Trade, Mr. Ravy Khek. They discussed the evolution of the political situation of and the development conditions for Cambodia, as well as consequences of its accession to WTO. The interlocutors were also interested in the implications of Poland's accession to the European Union.

June 2, 2004, 2:30 p.m.
At the invitation of the President of University of Cambodia, Professor Kao Kim Hourn - Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave a lecture entitled "Transition to a Market Economy in Postsocialist Countries: The European Experience". The lecture took place as a part of University of Cambodia's Distinguished Public Lecture Forum.
Article about the lecture in French

June 1, 2004
While in Hanoi, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko met the President of Vietnam, Mr. Tran Duc Luong. They discussed the results of the doi moi policy - Vietnamese market reforms initiated in 1986; and the conclusions for the Vietnam and Indochina region from the transition of Poland and other Central East European states. The Director of TIGER pointed out the need for fighting corruption and not allowing excessive disparities in income sharing.

June 1, 2004
During his visit in Vietnam, Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko met the academic circles and presented a lecture on "Transition to a Market Economy and the European Union Enlargement" at the National Economics University in Hanoi.

May 2004
The book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Globalizacijata i perspektiwite za razwoj na postsocijalisticzkite zemji" has been published by Magor Economic Institute in Macedonia. This edition is the nineth language version of the book.
Table of Contents (in Macedonian)

May 31 - June 1, 2004
At the invitation of United Nations Development Programme and Viet Nam's National Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (NCSSH) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in the International Conference on Transition Economies in Hanoi, Vietnam. The main purpose of the conference was to exchange experiences on the most important lessons learned in transition economies over the past 15 years and to discern policy and institutional implications for countries in transition. The conference also compared and contrasted the differing experiences of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and East Central Europe with those of transition economies in East and South East Asia. During the conference the Director of TIGER presented the lead papers to two panels: on Monday, May 31st, at 10:30 on "Comparative Transition Experiences Asia - Europe" and on Tuesday, June 1st, at 14:00 on "Transition with Equity". Professor Kolodko met also the Vietnamese President - Mr. Tran Duc Luong.

May 10-13, 2004
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko was in Papua New Guinea. On Wednesday, May 12th, at 3 p.m. he gave a lecture entitled "Globalization, Post-Communist Transformation and the European Union Enlargement". This lecture was a part in a series organised by Centre for Melanesia and Pacific Studies, at School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG).

May 9, 2004
In Brisbane, on the Australian East Cost, prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko met with the Polish community, where he discussed in particular the perspectives of Poland's development after the European Union accession and possibilities of maintaining high economic growth.

May 4, 2004
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko met in Apia the Prime Minister of Samoa - Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. They discussed the strategy of development of the South Pacific states.

May 4-7, 2004
"Talofa Lava!" means "Welcome!" in Samoan. At the invitation of Professor Wood Salele - the Dean and Head of the Faculty of Commerce of the National University of Samoa (Le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa) in Apia - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited Samoa. He presented two lectures on Friday, May 7th: at 1:30 p.m. on "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Market Economies" and on 3:30 p.m. on "The Post-Communist Transition, Globalization and European Union Enlargement".
While in Apia he met also with Deputy Premier - Minister of Finance and Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa - H.E. Misa Telefoni Retzlaff.

May 3, 2004, 12:40 p.m.
During his visit to New Zealand, Professor G. W. Kolodko presented a seminar on "The Fifteen Years of Polish Transition to Market and Democracy. Lessons for the Future" at the School of Economics and Finance and School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. The seminar took place in seminar room, at the 12th floor of Rutherford House.

May 1, 2004
Having played a significant role in Poland's accession to the European Union as a Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance in the years 1994-97 and 2002-03 during which GDP increased in sum by one third, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in his own manner celebrated Poland's joining the EU. In rain in New Zealand he completed the Rotorua Marathon in 4 hours 7 minutes and 5 seconds..

April 28 - 30, 2004
At the invitation of the University of Auckland and the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has payed a visit to Auckland in New Zealand. He met the representatives of the financial and business circles, the government, and the media. During his visit to Auckland the TIGER Director has presented lecture at the University of Auckland on "Globalization and the Post-Communist Transformations. The Myths and the Reality" (Thursday, April 29th, 6:00 p.m. Lecture Theatre 215, Arts1 building; 206 on the campus map).

April 19, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
Lecture by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "The European Union Enlargement and Poland's Economic Future" for the foreign student of the Little Tigers Science Club.

April 16, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
In the Library of Foreign Literature in Moscow Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko donated the set of his 35 books to the collection of FLB. While in Moscow Director of TIGER he visited also the Russian Academy of Sciences and met with the editors of journals "Voprosy Ekonomiki" ("The Economic Problems") and "Mir Pieremien" ("The Transition World"), of which he is the member of Scientific Advisory Boards.

April 7, 2004
"Little Tigers" Science Club attended a seminar - 7th in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". After the Polish National Opera, the Polish National Philharmony, the Polish National Library, the Polish National Museum, the Polish National Gallery of Art "Zachęta" and Polish Radio, Little Tigers visited the National Theatre in Warsaw, where they were met by the Director of the National Theatre in Warsaw, Mr. Krzysztof Torończyk. After the meeting they saw Andrzej Saramonowicz's play entitled "2nd May", directored by Mrs. Agnieszka Glińska.

April 6, 2004, 11:00 a.m.
The historic negotiations of the Polish Round Table, which initiated systemic reforms in our part of the world, were concluded fifteen years ago. They took place between 6th February and 5th April 1989, in what is now the Presidential Palace at the Krakowskie Przedmieście street in Warsaw. At the anniversary of this important event the President of Poland Mr. Aleksander Kwaśniewski had invited all the participants. Director of TIGER, Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, as a participant of the Round Table negotiations also took part in the meeting.

April 5, 2004, 5:00 p.m.
"Little Tigers" Science Club attended a seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - 6th in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". After the Polish National Opera, the Polish National Philharmony, the Polish National Library, the Polish National Museum and the Polish National Gallery of Art "Zachęta", Little Tigers visited Polish Radio, where they were met by the Chairman of Polish Radio S. A., Mr. Andrzej Siezieniewski.

March 2004
The book edited by Robert E. Westerfield entitled "Current Issues in Globalization" has been published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko has contributed a chapter to this publication on "Globalization, Marginalization and Growth in Emerging Market Economies".

March 2004
The first issue of new journal of the Russian Academy of Science - "Mir Pieremien" ("The World of Changes") - has been published in Moscow. The issue includes the article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "Globalization and Economic Growth" ("Mir Pieremien", No. 1, 2004, pp. 140-152).

March 23, 2004, 12:00 p.m.
"Little Tigers" Science Club attended a seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - 5th in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". After the Polish National Opera, the Polish National Philharmony, the Polish National Library and the Polish National Museum Little Tigers visited the Polish National Gallery of Art "Zachęta", where they were met by the Director of Polish National Gallery of Art "Zachęta", Mrs. Agnieszka Morawińska.

March 13, 2004, 7:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor LIN Yifu - the Director of China Center for Economic Research, Peking University - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a lecture for the faculty and students of Peking University and Tsinghua University - the top two universities in China. The topic of lecture is "The 15 Years of Poland's Thorny Road to Market and Democracy. Lessons for China".
http://ccer.edu.cn/ccerindex.htm
http://ennews.pku.edu.cn/news.php?s=80099048

March 12, 2004
At the invitation of Vice-Chairman of China Reform Forum - Prof. Li Junru - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko held in Beijing a seminar on "The Role of Institution Building during Transition to a Market System".

March 10, 2004
During the ceremony of awarding the Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) by the Southwestern University University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, China, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a special lecture on "Transition to a Market System. Gradualism versus Radicalism". The degree has been awarded to the TIGER's Director for his outstanding contribution to the theory of transformation, integration and globalization.

Ceremony of conferring the Honorary Doctor Degree to Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko (in English)
Ceremony of conferring the Honorary Doctor Degree to Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko (in Chinese)
Manuscript of lecture delivered upon receipt of the Honorary Doctorate (in English)
 Manuscript of lecture delivered upon receipt of the Honorary Doctorate (in Chinese)
Manuscript of lecture delivered upon receipt of the Honorary Doctorate (in Polish)

President of the University - Professor Wang Yuguo - presents the certificate of Honorary Degree to Professor G. W. Kolodko

February 2004
Professor G.W. Kolodko's paper entitled "Globalization, Transition and Development Prospects" was recently listed on Social Science Research Network's Top Ten download list for "Transition Economics Recent Hits".
You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL:
http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=463121.
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To view your own Author Home Page please click on:
http://ssrn.com/author=172353.

February 29, 2004
Second this year marathon - after Redding Marathon - has been completed by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This time in 3 hours 59 minutes and 56,8 seconds (over 22 minutes faster than in Redding) he run the distance of the famous Mardi Gras Marathon, New Orleans (USA).

At the marathon finish line in NOLA SUPERDOME

February 26-27, 2004
At the invitation of the University of Toronto Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in a seminar entitled "The Political Economy of EU Enlargement: Challenges and Potentials". The seminar was organised by the Munk Centre for International Studies (University of Toronto) and Transatlantic Dialogues (Central European University).
Conference program

February 25-27, 2005
"Little Tigers" Students Science Club together with HR Club Student Science Club organised a workshop - with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - entitled "Why is it you... Students chances and opportunities at labour market". Prof. Andrzej K. Kozminski - WSPiZ Rector and prof. Czeslaw Szmidt - HR Lecturer at WSPiZ and Director at the Department of Development and Practise at BGŻ Bank also took part in. The workshop was conducted at "Skarbczyk" educational center in Bialobrzegi.
Program

February 23, 2004, 10:30 a.m.
"Little Tigers" Science Club attended a seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - 4nd in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". After the Polish National Opera, the Polish National Philharmony and the Polish National Library, Little Tigers visited Polish National Museum, where they met the Director of Polish National Museum, Mr. Ferdynand Ruszczyc.

February 19, 2004
Commentaire of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in the prestigous weekly magazine "The Economist" regarding the Polish monetary policy.
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January 29, 2004, 2:00 p.m.
Within the Eminent Speaker Lecture Series at the Indian Institute of Finance in New Delhi Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a lecture on "Globalization, the European Union Enlargement and Post-Communist Transition".
Information about the lecture

January 29, 2004
While in Delhi prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been awarded the title of Honorary Visiting Professor by the Indian Institute of Finance.

January 28-30, 2004
At the invitation of the World Bank, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - former Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance of Poland, and Director of TIGER, participated in the Global Development Network Fifth Annual Global Development Conference on Understanding Reform. The event took place in New Delhi, India. Director of TIGER contributed to the Policymakers Roundtable on "Expectations and Challenges of Reform and Delivery" (Friday, January 30th, 4:00 pm). The roundtable was chaired by Francois Bourguignon, Chief Economist of the World Bank, with the participation of: Edgardo Angara, Senator, Government of the Philippines, Juan-Antonio Morales, President, Central Bank of Bolivia, and Tamar Beruchashvili, Deputy State Minister, Georgia. The paper by Professor Kolodko, entitled "Globalization and Catcing-up In Emerging Market Economies", can be downloaded at kolodko_paper.pdf. Program of the conference is available at the http://ctool.gdnet.org/agenda_online.cfm and downloadable below.
Program

January 8, 2004
Chilean daily newspaper for entrepreneurs and financial experts ESTRATEGIA published an interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Desafio Polaco Es Igualar Nivel de Desarrollo de Eurozona en 30 Anos" presenting Poland's economic achievements and perspectives for caching up with highly developed states of the European Union. Professor Kolodko also gave an interview to the biggest Chilean newspaper EL MERCURIO.

January 7-9, 2004
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in the 4th International Conference in Finance on "Volatility of International Financial Markets: Regulation and Financial Supervision", which took place in Vina del Mar, Chile. Prof. Kolodko gave a keynote lecture entitled: "European Union Integration and Euroization".
Conference website

January 3-5, 2004
During the annual meeting of the American Economic Association - this time taking place in San Diego, California - professor D. Mario Nuti, member of the TIGER's International Advisory Board and Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a paper entitled: "Myths and Reality in Post-Communist Transformations". See for the programme at www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA/Prog04.htm.
Panel program

January 1, 2004
On his way to the American Economic Association Annual Meeting in San Diego, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko welcome the New Year 2004 participating in the Redding Marathon, California. A mountainous and difficult route of 26.2 miles, or 42.195 kms, he had completed in 4 hours 22 minutes and 37 seconds - 45 minutes worse than his best record in Toronto in September 2001 - taking however the third place in his age category. He has also received the trophy for the competitor who had come from the most distant place.

Welcoming New Year 2004 at the Finish of the Redding Marathon in California.

 

2003

December 16, 2003
For an achievement in his support of the National Library - Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was awarded a diploma: "To a Friend and Patron of the National Library". The award was handed to professor Kolodko during a special ceremony in the Stefan Dembe Hall at Al. Niepodległości 213, on 16th December, 12pm.
Polish National Library official website

December 12, 2003, Rzeszow
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko during his visit at Rzeszow Economic High School delivered lecture and conducted discussion on: "Corporate in Global Context".

December 5-7, 2003
The Little Tigers Science Club organized their semester conference - with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. This time it was focused on strategic management.

November 28, 2003
Little Tigers Science Club attended a seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - 3rd in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". After the Polish National Opera and the Polish National Library, Little Tigers visited National Philharmony, where they listened to the sympfonic concert in centenary of Aram Chaczaturiana's birthday - the Suite from the Ballet "Gajane" - fragments (Young Girls Dance, Lullaby, Dance with Sabres, Hopak), the Violin Concert and the II-th Symphony. The seminar was conducted by the General and Artistic Director of the National Philharmony, Mr. Antoni Wit.

November 27, 2003
Little Tigers Science Club attended a seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, 2nd in the series on the "Management of the Cultural Institutions". This time Little Tigers visited The Polish National Library. The seminar was conducted by the Director of Polish National Library, Mr. Michal Jagiello.

November 17, 2003
Polish Economic Society hosted conference on "Institutional changes in Poland's market economy", during which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a paper entitled "Institutions and policy vs. economic growth".

November 15-16, 2003
On 12th November 2003 Director of TIGER -->Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko -- participated in the BBC World Service TV debate, which was aired worldwide on the weekend of 15/16 of November (on Saturday at: 14:10 and 23:10 CET and on Sunday at: 16.11, 10:10 and 19:10). The title of the debate was "The Business of Integration". BBC World's main presenter, Nik Gowing, moderated the debate. With the political process for next May's European Union enlargement largely on track, the debate focused on the following problems: Whether the "new Europe" will be a more attractive place to do business? Where will the business growth and economic dynamism come from in the integrated European Union space? What are the risks involved and what affect will enlargement have on the world economy?

November 8, 2003
At the invitation of Mr. Jacek Kasprzyk, the General and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Polish National Opera, members of the Little Tigers Science Club took part in seminar, organized together with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, concerning the management of the cultural institutions, and after that saw Karol Szymanowski's opera entitled "King Roger".

November 3 - 4, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko as one of three keynote speakers participated in the concluding debate on "The Enlarged European Union and the South: A New Era for a Responsible Europe" during the conference organized in Vienna by the Society for International Development (SID) in a cooperation with the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI). The conference topic was "Development Cooperation in an Enlarged European Union".
www.euforic.org/sid-europe/

October 2003
A book edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled 'Emerging Market Economies: Globalization and Development' has been published by the Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Introduction
Table of Contents
Reviews
Order Form

October 2003
The book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "Quan Qiu Hua Yu Hou She Hui Zhu Yi Guo Jia Da Yu Ce, Shi Jie Zhi Shi Chu Ban She" has been published by the World Affairs Press in China. Chinese edition is the eighth language version of this book.
Table of Contents (in Chinese)

October 28, 2003
In London Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko had a meeting with a group of global investors, bankers of the Citibank Group and representatives of a number of financial institutions, during which he presented an assessment of Poland's economy and development perspectives in the context of the European integration process and perturbations of the Polish financial market. The speech of the former deputy premier and the Minister of Finance of Poland significantly calmed investors' expectations and positively influenced the process of market stabilization, despite the unfavourable signals stemming from the incorrect coordination of the budget policy by the government and of the monetary policy by the central bank.

October 24 - 25, 2003
Director of TIGER, Professor G. W. Kolodko -- at the invitation of Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize Laureate -- attended in the conference on "Economics for An Imperfect World" at Columbia University on October 24 and 25. Program of the conference was available on www.josephstiglitz.com. Professor Kolodko presented a paper on globalization and post-communist transition and its implications for long-term socio-economic development.

October 20, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko was the Little Tigers Science Club first guest in academic year 2003/2004. He delivered a lecture entitled "100 thousands kilometers in 100 days".

October 13, 2003
Considered, by the Financial Times, the fourth best school of business in Europe - Instituto de Empresa in Madrid organized serial meetings of the Business leadership Forum. This time, at the invitation of its president - professor Guillermo de la Dehesa - the guest of the Forum was the director of TIGER Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. He gave a special lecture on global implications of post-socialist transformation. The former guests include: Paul Krugman, Rudi Dornbusch, Robert Rubin, Javier Solana, Romano Prodi, Robert Barro, Robert Mundell and Martin Feldstein.

October 5, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko completed his 10th marathon. This time, together with two thousand participants, he took part in the Poznan Marathon. Time: 3h 51min 29sec.

September 30, 2003
A brand new library of the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Mangement started operating at the beginning of the new academic year. Primate of Poland, cardinal Józef Glemp visited the new building during the official inauguration.

Primate of Poland, cardinal Józef Glemp, Rector WSPiZ professor Andrzej K. Kozminski and TIGER's director prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko

September 19-29, 2003
Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited China, where he presented a paper on the implications of globalization for the socio-economic development at the Southwest University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu. He had also visited Tibet, where in Lhasa he gave lecture about the impact of the WTO membership on economic growth in post-socialist states in transition.

At the campus of South West Economic and Finance University in Chengdu (Sichuan Province).

August 2003
During his visit to Vilnius Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko discussed with the Finance Minister of Lithuania - Ms. Dalia Grybaurskaite - the finance and budgetary situation in Poland and Lithuania, as well as perspectives for monetary convergence and joining the Euro already in the year 2007. Prof. Kolodko gave Ms. Grybaurskaite his latest book "Globalizacija ir posocialistiniu saliu vystymosi perspektyvos" published recently in Lithuanian.

August 2003
The Journal of Emerging Market Finance printed the article by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, entitled "Globalisation and Transformation: Illusions and Reality".

August 30 - September 17, 2003
In the first half of September, at the invitation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was in Russia, visiting: Siberia, the Far East and Moscow. At universities in: Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Omsk, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and also in Moscow's research institutes, that belongs to the Academy of Sciences, he took part in consultations and seminars and he also delivered the cycle of 14 lectures, discussing the topics connected with globalization, transformation, the economy of growth and the policy of regional growth. During his stay in Moscow, he met with the vicepresident of the Russian Academy of Sciences and member of Tiger Scientific Advisory Board, professor Aleksander Nekipelov.

In the harbour, at the Amur River in Khabarovsk, in Russia's Far East

August 3, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko run the Mt Meru Marathon in Tanzania. In the shadow of Kilimanjaro he finished with the time: 3h 42mins 12sec. It was his ninth marathon, third this year, and the first one in Africa and southern hemisphere.

On the Mt. Meru International Marathon finish in Arusha, Tanzania (3h 42m 12s) with faithful fans, daughters Julia and Gabrysia.

July 27 - August 11, 2003
At the invitation of professor H.K.R. Amani - director of the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visited Tanzania. Apart from consultations on the economy of development and financial policy, director of TIGER presented two seminars on the subjects of liberalization, globalization and structural reforms. He also gave lecture entitled: Globalization and Transition: Polish Experience.
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June 24, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko led the press conference, during which he presented the report “The Opening and Closing Balance” concerned with the results of his socio-economic and financial policies, while holding positions of the Deputy Premier, Chairman of the Committee of the Council of Ministers and the Minister of Finance.

June 17, 2003
Primate of Poland Cardinal Jozef Glemp hosted a meeting with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, during which they discussed the situation in Poland, social implications of systemic transformation and globalization, and - from this perspective - desired directions of socio-economic development policy.

June 17, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, during his meeting with the ambassadors of the United Sates - Christopher Hill, of France - Patrick Goautrat, Russia - Nicolay Afanasievski and the European Union - Bruno Dethomas, discussed Poland's socio-economic development perspectives, bilateral and international cooperation, in particular in the context of integration with the European Union and Polish-American relations.

June 16, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has completed his mission as the Deputy Premier and the Finance Minister of Poland.

With the Ministry of Finance's team

June 11, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - Deputy Premier and the Minister of Finance - presented the Program for Restructuring of Public Finances of Poland, which can be accessed on the Ministry of Finance website and below.
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June 11, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko handed over information regarding the impact of introduction of the flat tax system. The information can be accessed on the Ministry of Finance website and below.
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May 29-31, 2003
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participated in Paris in meeting of G-30 - a group of leading economists and financists of the world. The meeting wass chaired by prof. Jacob E. Frenkel. Together with prof. Stanley Fischer, prof. Kolodko took part in the discussion pannel on globalization, presenting implications of this process for the emerging market economies and postsocialist states in transition.

May 26, 2003
Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, delivered special address at the Austrian Parliament. The title of the lecture was: "Economic Challenges in the Context of the EU Enlargement".

Meeting with Finance Minister of Austria - Karl-Heinz Grasser in the beautiful interiors of Das Winterpalast. On the right, Advisor to Poland's Minister of Finance, Assistant at TIGER - Jacek Tomkiewicz.

May 26, 2003
Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, delivered lecture on: "Business Opportunities on the Eve of Accesion" at Forum of the Federation of Austrian Industry.

May 25, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, run his 8th marathon within last two years. After Torun, Toronto, San Diego, Krakow, Helsinki, New York and Los Angeles it was Vienna. In 33C heat (!) he completed the Vienna marathon in 4h 29min and 41sec, what gave him 5016 place. For about 10 600 runners who participated in 20th Jubilee Vienna City Marathon, the run was completed by 7778 runners.

May 24, 2003
The Pope John Paul II has granted Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko an audience in Vaticano. The subjects of the talk were: Polish affairs ans social implications of globalization.

May 23, 2003
Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, delivered lecture on: "Globalisation, Transition and European Union Enlargement" at the La Sapienza University of Rome.

May 21, 2003
Ceremony of conferment of the Doctor Honoris Causa on Director of TIGER - prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, by the Ivan Franko National University of L'viv. Prof. Kolodko obtained title for "Contribution to the Theory of Development Economics in the Globalisation Context and Research on the Economy and Policy of the Post-socialist Transition".
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Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko receives Honoris Causa Doctorate from the Rector of the Lviv University Prof. Ivan Oleksandrovych Vakarchuk

May 19, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - Director of TIGER - delivered a lecture at Erasmus Economic University at Rotterdam. The lecture was about the role of globalization in modern world.

May 15, 2003
Director of TIGER - prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, have had special address during Conference Seventh Roundtable with the Government of Poland, organised by The Economist Group".

May 9-11, 2003
The "Little Tigers Science Club" organised a conference - with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - entitled "Strategy of small business in period of economic transformation - necessity or fashionable slogan?".
More news (in Polish)

April 2003
A book entitled "Small and Medium Enterprises in Transitional Economies" was published by WIDER. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko contributed a chapter to this book on "Transition to a Market and Entrepreneurship: Systemic Factors and Policy Options".
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April 26, 2003
At the invitation of youth from secondary school and local authorities from Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Deputy Premier and Prime Minister — Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko — met with secondary school students. It was discussed about EU accesion, with “Świadomi do Unii” (Conscious to EU) slogan, and about the healthy and sporty life style of prof. Kolodko. Thre was also time for girls dance hip-hop formation appearance and for discotheque.

April 21, 2003
The Russian Academy of Science has invited Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - the director of Tiger - to take place in International Science Board of the new quarterly published, social-economical magazine "Mir pieremien" ("The World of changes"). Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko published in recent years two books in russian language and few science articles and essays about globalization, system transformation, market and growth policy and about the changes, which took place in Central and East European Economies.

April 19, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - the Director of Tiger - gave the lecture entitled: "Globalization and Postcommunist Transformation" at Academy of Finance in Moscow. During the working visit in Moscow, he meet with Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance - Aleksiej Kudrin and with Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia - Siergiej Ignatiew.

With Aleksiej Kudrin - Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

April 16, 2003
Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, Professor Grzegorz Kołodko, took part with the President of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, and Premier, Leszek Miller, in historical summit conference of European Union in Athens. During the summit conference preaccessional treaty concerning joining 8 postsocialist European countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary) and two Maditerranean (Cyprus and Malta) to European Union was signed. Poland will be a member of EU from the 1st of May 2004. Before that national referendum, which will take place on 7-8th June 2003, has to succeed.

April 4, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered a lecture at the Wroclaw University entitled: Poland in the European Union – European Union in the World.

March 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's book entitled "Globalización y perspectivas de desarrollo en los antiguos países comunistas" has been published in Madrid by the Siddharth Mehta Ediciones. Spanish edition is the sixth language edition of this book.

March 2003
New book edited by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled: "Globalizacja, Marginalizacja, Rozwoj" [Eng. "Globalization, Marginalization and Development"]. The English edition will be published by the Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

March 2003
Naczelna Organizacja Techniczna (NOT) gave the “DZWIGNIA 2003” award to prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko for saving 60 000 firms and 200 000 work places as a result of implementing the restructurization acts.

March 28, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave lecture at the Central European University entitled: Poland and other post-socialist states in the process of transformation and globalization.

March 25, 2003
Program for Restructuring of Public Finances of Poland has been handed over for public debate.
Program’s text (in Polish)
Add-ons V.1 i V.2 (in Polish)
Simplified PIT-37 form, pages: 1, 2, 3

March 24, 2003, 16:15
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered a lecture at the Helsinki School of Economics entitled: "Poland in the Process of European Integration and Globalization".

March, 21, 2003, 13:15
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered a lecture at the Stockholm School of Economics entitled: "Challenges for the Polish Economy in the Context of the EU Accession".

March 17, 2003, 6 p.m., Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko's, Poland's Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance and Director of TIGER, public lecture on the "Program for Restructuring of Poland's Public Finances".
Internet site about the Program (in Polish)
Zipped PowerPoint presentation (0,85 MB)

March 14, 2003
Director of TIGER, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was awarded by the Warminsko- Mazurski Klub Biznesu, "The Personality of the Year 2002 of Warmia and Mazury" for determination and unconventional, but effective work for the state’s public finances and support of entrepreneurship.

March 3, 2003
Professor Grzegorz Kołodko received Award of the First Public Radio Channel. The awards were given on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of "Sygnały Dnia" Programme. Professor Kołodko is one of three winners of this prestigious award.

Photo: Ministry of Finance

March 3, 2003
Professor Kolodko presented in Centre for European and Russian Studies at UCLA a seminar on “The EU Enlargement. Implications for the Global Economy and for East Central European Countries”. Professor Kolodko was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics in 2000.

March 2, 2003
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko completed his yet another marathon. This time it was the “XVIII The City of Los Angeles Marathon” held in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Prof. Kolodko covered the whole distance of 26,2 miles in 4 h 16 min. and 53 sec., which gave him 3162th place in the overall standing among more than 22 thousand participants.
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February 28, 2003
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented his Program for Restructuring of Public Finances of Poland during a televised press conference, 28th February 2003. The Program four aims are the following: return to a fast economic growth, equitable division of the national income, beneficial integration with the EU and efficient state administration.

Photo: Ministry of Finanse

February 11, 2003
Financial Times on Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko's trip to the UK and Irland.
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February 10, 2003
Director of TIGER - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered lecture in Polish Embassy in London. Lecture titled: “Poland’s Economy in the Context of UE Accession” was the part of series: “Europe Lectures at the Polish Embassy”.

February 10, 2003
Prof. Kolodko delivered lecture at London Business School lecture on: "2004: Macroeconomic Challenges for Poland's EU Accession".

February 7, 2003
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered in Institute of European Affairs in Dublin lecture titled: "A Process of Transition - Leading Poland to EU Membership".

With Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Entrepreneurship, Trade and Labour -
Ms. Mary Harney.

February 6, 2003, Royal Castle in Warsaw
Director of TIGER — prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivered lecture during conference on “Social Dimension of Globalization — Chances, Challenges and Threats for Poland” Conference was organized by The World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization established by the International Labour Organization and Polish Ministry of Economy, Labour and Social Policy.
Speech given by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko (in Polish)
Lecture given by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko

January 24—26, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko took part in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. During his meetings with businessmen, financiers and politicians he presented Poland's achievements and prospects for development. He also participated in number of panel discussions regarding globalization and European integration.

January 17, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave lecture entitled: “Globalization, Marginalization, Development” at the Academy of Commerce in Radom and met pupils of the Jan Kochanowski High School.

January 12, 2003
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with the Little Tigers visited tiger Harnas in the Warsaw’s ZOO.

 

2002

December 14-20, 2002
The Economist published Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko comment on the pace of development of Poland and the level of fulfillment of criteria for monetary convergence, especially with regard to reduction of the budget deficit.
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December 13, 2002
After long and hard, but fruitful negotiations during the EU summit in Copenhagen, the conditions of Poland and nine other countries accesion to EU had been adjusted. "The End Crown the Achievment", but it is not the end, a lot of things needs to be done before 1 May 2004, when Poland became the EU member. The negotiations results were presented on the press conference with Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller, and will be ratify in Accesion Act. This Act will be signed during summit in Athens - 16 April 2003.

December 7—13, 2002
“The Economist” in the article "What Convergence?" cites Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with regard to the monetary convergence of new EU member states from Central and Eastern Europe, and to prospects of economic growth in Poland.
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December 6-8, 2002
The "Little Tigers Science Club" organised a conference - with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - entitled "Aspects of Corporate Finance".

November 11, 2002, 9:00
Lecture by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, on “Globalization and the Future of Post-communist Economies” at the European Humanities University (EHU), Minsk, Belarus. The lecture is part of the presentation of a new book of Prof. Kolodko published in Russian by the EHU under the title “Globalizacja i perspektiwy razwitija postsocialisticzeskich stran”

Prof. Anatoliy Mikhailov, Rector of the European Humanities University, presents Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko's latest book in Russian

November 4, 2002
Lecture by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, entitled “Poland and the EU Enlargement” at the Yale University, CT, USA. Prof. Kolodko visited the Yale University back in 1998 as a Senior Research Fellow.

November 4, 2002
TIGER’s working session in Yale University, USA. In the picture from the right: Grzegorz W. Kolodko — Director of TIGER, Kathleen Consler — Development Director, American Office, and Marcin Piatkowski — Research Director. In the background the monument of Elihu Yale, the founder of the Yale University.

November 3, 2002
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko run his fourth marathon this year — the New York City Marathon. With the result of 3:56:26 he was 8496th, among 35.000 contestants, out of whom 31.834 completed the distance of 26,2 mile. (This result was 18 minutes worse then the one achieved last year in Toronto Waterfront Marathon — 3:38:22).

November 1, 2002
Meeting of Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, in Washington D.C. with Horst Koehler, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank and John B. Taylor, Deputy US Secretary of Treasury.

Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, with Horst Koehler, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Anne Kreuger, Deputy Managing Director
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Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, and James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank

October, 2002
This Autumn Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers his new series of lectures titled “Globalization and Postsocialist Transformation”. The syllabus is available (in Polish) from the TIGER website. It‘s paper version can be obtained from the Assistant in TIGER - Andrzej Bolesta.

October 23, 2002, 5 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko hosted TIGER seminar: “The ‘New Economy’ and Economic Growth in Post—Socialist States”. Marcin Piatkowski — Research Director at TIGER — presented results of his research conducted this summer at WIDER, Helsinki.
(http://www.wider.unu.edu)
Author’s CV
Abstract

October 20, 2002
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko took part in the inauguration ceremony of the new academic year at the Catholic University (KUL) in Lublin.

October 11, 2002
The Deputy Premier and Finance Minister professor Grzegorz W. Kołodko presented to the Polish Parliament (Sejm), the project of the 2003 state budget.
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October 3 - 4, 2002
At the invitation of Carlos A. Magarinos - the Director-General of UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) — Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the Director of TIGER, took part in the meeting of international group of experts 'Venice II' in Venice. During the meeting he discussed the equity and efficiency dimensions of economic reform in transition economies.
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September, 2002
A new book titled “New Economy and Old Problems. Prospects of Fast Growth in Post-socialist countries” edited by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Marcin Piatkowski has been published by the Wydawnictwo WSPiZ.

September, 2002
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko was awarded the prize for outstanding scientific achievements by the Minister of Education and Sport for the publication of the book "Globalizacja a perspektywy rozwoju krajów posocjalistycznych" (TNOiK, Toruń 2001). The book, English title: 'Globalisation and the Development Perspectives of the Postsocialist Countries', was also published in English, Ukrainian, Hungarian and Russian. The Spanish edition will be published by Siddharth Mehta Ediciones in the 4th quarter of the current year.

September 30, 2002, 12:00
Official inauguration of the 2002/2003 academic year at the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management. The Prime Minister of Poland — Leszek Miller, the First Deputy Premier and the Finance Minister — Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko took part in the ceremony.

September 5-7, 2002, Krynica
Director of TIGER - prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko took part in  in Krynica. Marcin Piatkowski and Jacek Tomkiewicz also participated in the event.

August 22, 2002
Book by Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - titled "Globalizacja i perspektiwy razwitija postsocialisticzeskich stran" (in Russian) was published in Belarus by Ewropejskij Gumanitarnyj Uniwersitet (European Humanities University) in Minsk.
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Table of Contents (in Russian)
Abstract (in Russian)

August 17, 2002
In 1952 during the Olympic Games in Helsinki Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko was 3 years old. 50 years later he finished his own marathon in the same stadium at the time of 3:52:23. He was classified in the 1435th position out of a total of 5029 contenders.

Fot. Mieczyslaw Ostojski

 The Marathon's finishing line was situated in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, in the same place as 50 years ago during the Olympic Games

July 27, 2002
The day after the debate in Parliament, the „Anti-crisis Package” was presented by Premier Minister Leszek Miller and Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Grzegorz W. Kolodko to a hundreds-strong group of entrepreneurs from Lodz.

July 6, 2002
The Director of TIGER – Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko – was nominated by the President of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski, to the post of  Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance.

Photo from the President of the Republic of Poland internet website (www.prezydent.pl)

June 17, 2002, Staszic Palace
Director of TIGER – Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko will take part in conference on “How to Create New Jobs in Poland”, where he will present paper. The Conference is organized by Polish Economic Association.
Program (in Polish)
www.pte.pl

June 15, 2002
There was the great reunion and celebrations of the anniversary of Maria Sklodowska-Curie High School in Tczew, of which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is the graduate. At the invitation of the Board and Director of the school he will participate in this event as a distinguished guest.

June 8 - 14, 2002
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, visited China. On June 10-12th he will participate in the International Symposium on Comparative Study of Institutional Arrangements during Economic Transition, organized by China Institute for Reform and Development in Haikou (Hainan Island), where he will present a paper on "Globalization and Transformation". Later, on June 13-14th in Beijing, at the invitation of the National Economic Research Institute and China Reform Foundation, he will present a lecture on "Economics and Politics of Postsocialist Transformation: The Lessons from Polish Experience" and at the Chang-An Forum will give a seminar on globalization and growth in emerging markets.
Its worth to mention that in 2000 the Chinese translation ("Cong Xiu ke Dao Liao fa: Hou she hui zhu yi de Zheng zhi jin gji", Shanghai Far East Press, Shanghai-Beijing) of professor Kolodko's book on "From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation" (Oxford University Press, Oxford-New York 2000) has been published.

June 3, 2002, 6 p.m. room B6
Director of TIGER – Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko – will present his new book “Tiger with a Human Face”.
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May 23, 2002
Daily „Trybuna” published article by director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko titled: “3-5-7-7 instead of 1-3-5-5. The Receipt for Rescue”. The article contains suggestions for monetary policy and  exchange rate regime. Prof. Kolodko suggests to devaluate polish zloty and to implement currency board using euro, what should accelerate economic growth in Poland.
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May 19 - June 2, 2002
WIDER & TIGER. At the invitation of Professor Tony Shorrocks -- Director of UNU/WIDER (www.wider.unu.edu) - on May 19th - June 2nd Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the TIGER Director, will visit Helsinki. On May 27th, at 3:00pm (NAUTICA conference room, Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6),he will present WIDER Public Lecture on "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Market Economies".
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WIDER Discussion Paper 2002/51

 Director of WIDER - Professor Tony Shorrocks - presents the Oxford University Press book written by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation"

May 11, 2002 at 10:00
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - the TIGER's Director  - has run his already fourth marathon since last May. This time in Krakow, where beautiful 26,2 miles long route went through the Old Town and along Vistula river. Prof. Kolodko has run Cracovia Maraton in time: 3 h 57 min. and 39 s.

At the finish line of Cracovia Marathon with Olympic Champion from Atlanta and Sydney -- Mr. Robert Korzeniowski
author Tomasz Bochenek

April 22, 2002, 10:00 a.m.
Director of TIGER – prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko - will take part in seminar organized by Institute of Political Studies in Polish Academy of Sciences. Professor Kolodko will deliver lecture on "Global Economy and Polish Perspectives of Development".

April 3, 2002
Few journalists from Spain met with Director of TIGER, prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko. During meeting journalist could achieve some information about Polish economic situation. The goal of meeting, organized by Adam Mickiewicz Institute was to propagate knowledge about Poland among EU nations.

March 2002
A book entitled "Transition to Democracy in Eastern Europe and Russia: Impact on Politics, Economy and Culture" was published by Praeger Publishers. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko contributed a chapter to this book on "Fiscal Policy and Capital Formation in Transition Economies".
Table of Content

March 11, 2002, Kiev
Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - at the invitation of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Victor Yushchenko, will take part in the Ukrainian round table discussion on  perspectives for the socio-economic development in Ukraine.
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"Strategija dlia Ukraini"

March 5, 2002
Group of South-American journalists met with Director of TIGER – Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko. Meeting was organized by Adam Mickiewicz Institute.  Journalists from South America are interested in Polish economic situation because of planning visit of Polish President, Aleksander Kwasniewski in few countries of South America
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February 6, 2002
Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko will conduct at London Business School seminar on "Globalization and the Future of Poland's Economy".
www.london.edu

January 24 - February 3, 2002
Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - at the invitation of Centro de Estudios Publicos in Santiago and Universidad Catolica de Chile, will be a guest in Chile. He will deliver lectures and seminars at universities and research institutes. One of institutions which will be hosting professor Kolodko is Economic Commision for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Professor Kolodko will speak on economic development policy, institutional reforms, postsocialist transformation and globalization.
www.cepchile.cl
www.puc.cl
www.eclac.cl

January, 22, 2002
Director of Tiger - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - will be again guest of Center for European  and Russian Studies at UCLA. In Bunge Hall, (UCLA, Los Angeles) at 2 p.m. Professor Kolodko will deliver a lecture on  "Globalization and the Future of Post-Communist Countries"
www.isop.ucla.edu/euro

January 20, 2002
The Director of TIGER, prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko has successfully finished his third marathon in less than 8 months.  This time he completed the San Diego Marathon in 4 hr. 7 min. 37 sec., placing 704th out of 1872 runners!
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Still 4 hours to run...

January 10, 2002
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was a guest of a TV program "Gosc Jedynki" on TVP1, nation-wide public TV station. Professor Kolodko talked about current economic situation in Poland.

2001

December 16, 2001, 6 p.m.
Interview with Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. One can hear the interview on Radiostacja - 101,5 FM. Professor Kolodko will speak on economic issues of globalization.

December 2, 2001, 11.00
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was a guest of a TV program "Perfectly Clear" on CBS-WROC8, Rochester, NY. The panel's discussion centred on implications of an on-going process of democratization and globalization for the global economy and politics.

November 27, 2001, 12.00, Frederic Douglass Bldg., Meliora Trustee Room, University of Rochester, NY, USA
The lecture of Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Dirtector of TIGER and John C. Evans Professor in Polish and European Studies at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Rochester, on the "Globalization and Poland's Economic Future".

November 1, 2001
Director of TIGER - Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - at the invitation of the World Bank Vice-president, Mr. Johannes Linn, will present a lecture on "Globalization and Postsocialist Transformation. Illusions and Reality".
The seminar will take place on Thursday, November 1st, 2001 at the headquarter of the World Bank, 1818 H Street, Washington, DC. www.worldbank.org
Summary (in English)
Resume (in French)

October 31, 2001
The paper "Globalization and Catching-up: From Recession to Growth in Transition Economies" authored by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was recently listed on SSRN's (Social Science Research Network) Top Ten download list for the journal/topic "Development Economics". You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL:
http://papers.ssrn.com/paper.taf?abstract_id=248423. To view the entire top ten list, visit The SSRN Electronic Library at http://papers.ssrn.com/

October 19-21, 2001
On the invitation of Michail Gorbachev and Diego Hidalgo, President of FRIDE, Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, will take part as an expert in the international "Conference on Democratic Transition and Consolidation", which will take place in Madrid, Spain. At the conference Prof. Kolodko will deliver a speech on the "Postsocialist Trasition and the Integration to the World Economy. Economic Prospects and Social Challenges". The conference, organized by Fundacion Para Las Relaciones Internacionales Y El Dialogo (FRIDE) and Gorbachev Foundation of North America (GFNA), will be a prelude to the meeting of heads of states, which will take place in Madrid a week later on October 26-27.

With H.R.H. the Crown Prince Felipe De Borbon - the Prince of Asturia - in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

October 12, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, together with Ms. Jeane Kirkpatrick, the former USA Ambassador to the United Nations, will particpate in a panel discussion on "Emerging Democracies". The panel will take place during the University of Rochester's Meliora Weekend Celebration in Rochester, NY, on 2:15 pm, Friday, October 12th, 2001.
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September - December 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, will again tutor American students at the Department of Political Science, University of Rochester, New York, USA. Prof. Kolodko as the John C. Evans Professor in European and Polish Studies will hold a course on the macroeconomics and economic policy.

With the Dean of College of Arts and Scineces - Professor William Scott Green. At the background the portrait of Ignacy Paderewski, a gift to The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies

September 30, 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, will deliver an inaugurational speech on "The global economy and the future of Poland" at the Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management on the occasion of the beginning of the new academic year 2001/2002. Aleksander Kwaśniewski, the President of Poland, also took part in the inauguration.

September 23, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, has finished traditional Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 38 minutes and 22 seconds, while taking 13th place in his age category and improving his best result thus far by over half an hour!

August 25, 2001
The book by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko - "From Shock to Therapy: The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation" will be published in March 2002 in Japanese under the title of "Posuto-Shakaishugi-no Taisei-iko. 'Shokku' kara 'Ryoho' e." by TAGA Publishing Corporation (Tokyo) Hiroichi Iemoto, Masairo Taguchi, and Masahiko Yoshii will be the main translators. This will be the fourth translation of the original book in English - so far the book has been translated into Russian, Chinese and Polish.
More on the book

August 25, 2001
The paper "The 'New Economy' and the Old Problems. Prospects for Fast Growth in Postsocialist Countries" authored by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was recently listed on SSRN's (Social Science Research Network) Top Ten download list for the journal/topic "Technology (Topic)". You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL:
http://papers.ssrn.com/paper.taf?abstract_id=274180.
To view the entire top ten list, visit The SSRN Electronic Library at http://papers.ssrn.com/

August 22, 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was a guest of a TV program "Gosc Jedynki" on TVP1. Professor Kolodko talked about current economic situation in Poland.

July 21-29, 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was a crew member on the board of a tall ship 'Zawisza Czarny' on a cruise in the Baltic Sea. The tall ship with a total sail surface of 439 m2 covered a distance of 962 miles; sails powered the ship for a total of 48 hours; the diesel engine propelled the ship for the other 116 hours. "Zawisza Czarny" visited Helsinki, Finland, and Visby on the Island of Gotland, Sweden
Pictures

June 28-30, 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, and Marcin Piatkowski, Research Assistant to the Director, took part in the VII edition of the annual conference organized in Dubrovik, Croatia, by the National Bank of Croatia and International Monetary Fund. This year's conference discussed international financial architecture in the context of the liberalization of capital movements.
http://www.hnb.hr/dub-konf/edub-konf.htm
Pictures from conference

June 24-26, 2001
Director of TIGER - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko - took part in the 30th European Foundation for Management Development Annual Conference "One Europe? One World?" This year, for the first time, the conference was hosted by Poland at the Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management in Warsaw (www.wspiz.edu.pl). Prof. Kolodko moderated the panel discussion on the post-socialist transformation, which featured Prof. Oleg Bogomolow (Institute for International Economics and Political Studies RAS, Moscow, Russia), Prof. Zdzisław Sadowski (Chairman of the Polish Economic Association, Warsaw), Cristian Baleanu (Deputy Director of the International Management Foundation - FIMAN, Bucharest, Romania) and Krzysztof Kielbratowski (Managing Partner Ernst & Young S.A., Warsaw). Prof. Robert A. Mundell, 1999 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics and the Chairman of the TIGER Scientific Advisory Board, was the distinguished speaker at the conference.
Program
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June 6-10, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, will be visiting Belarus on the invitation of European Humanities University in Minsk. Prof. Kolodko will deliver lectures on the globalization and the post-socialist transformation at the University and the Minsk International Education Center. Prof. Kolodko will also meet with local politicians and businessmen.
Program of the visit

May 26, 2001
Traditional Toruń Marathon took place on the last Saturday, May 28. The XIX edition for the first time featured prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER. Prof. Kolodko succcessfully covered the whole distance of42 kilometers and 195 meters in 4 hours 09 min. 07 seconds!!!

Fot. Rafał Karwacki

May 18 - 20, 2001
Science Club "Tigers", affiliated with TIGER, will hold a seminar on the "Sports in business and business in sports" in the Poland's Olympic Training Center in Spala. The seminar - with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko - will feature members of the Science Club and a number of distinguished sportsmen, sport activists and businessmen like Czesław Lang (former cyclist and main organizer of the Tour de Pologne), Jerzy Kulej (former Olympic medalist in boxing), Stefan Paszczyk (head of the Polish Olympic Commitee), and Wojtek Brzozowski (current World Champion in windsurfing).
more (in polish)

April 27 - May 11, 2001
Director of TIGER, Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, will visit the U.S. and Canada where he will deliver a series of lectures and will participate in a number of workshops. The program of his journey includes visits to Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ottawa and Montreal. The lectures and seminars will be presented at Haverford College, Berkeley University, Stanford, UCLA, Milken Institute in Santa Monica, Carleton University in Ottawa and McGill University in Montreal. During his visit to Montreal Prof. Kolodko will meet with Canadian politicians and businessmen and will take part in the opening of Poland's Economic Fair in the "Palais de Congress".
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April 12, 2001
Director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, took part in a conference organized in Kiev by the government of Ukraine on the "Goverment Public Report on Implementation of the Goverment Program 'Reforms for Prosperity" (program). Prof. Grzegorz Kolodko participated in the conference as an UNDP expert. During his visit, Prof. Kolodko also met with Mr. Wiktor Juszczenko, Ukraine'e Prime Minister, and delivered a lecture on globalization and the Szewczenko National University in Kiev.

April 5-8, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, while visiting Lithuania will deliver a lecture at the Vilnius Institute of International Relations and Social Sciences entitled "Globalization and Post-socialist Transformation". On the second day of his visit, Prof. Kolodko will deliver a lecture on "Ekonomia i polityka transformacji. Doświadczenia i przyszlosc" at the Vilnius University.

January - March 2001
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, completed his "Tour de Pologne III" during which he delivered lectures at more than fifty universities all over Poland. The lectures, which were a part of the promotional campaign of the new book by Prof. G. Kolodko entitled "Moja globalizacja czyli dookoła świata i z powrotem" (My globalization or a journey around the world and back; (more on the book) presented the different aspects of an unfolding process of globalization and transformation.

During his tour, Prof. Kolodko visited 23 cities including Białystok, Częstochowa, Gdańsk, Gdynia, Katowice, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, Olsztyn, Opole, Płock, Poznań, Pułtusk, Radom, Rzeszów, Sopot, Szczecin, Tarnów, Tczew, Toruń, Tychy, Warszawa, Wrocław and Zielona Góra.

The trip was complemented by numerous meetings with local communities and interviews with local mass media (interviews in Polish available at http://www.tiger.edu.pl/kolodko/wywiady.htm).

Previous "Tours de Pologne" took place in 1999 and 2000 during promotion of the book "From Schock to Therapy: The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation" (more on the book...)

March 27, 2001
The paper "Globalization and Transformation. Illusions and Reality" authored by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, was recently listed on SSRN's (Social Science Research Network) Top Ten download list for the journal/topic "Transition Economics" Recent Hits (for abstracts published in the last 60 days).
You may view the abstract and download statistics at the URL: http://papers.ssrn.com/paper.taf?abstract_id=258435.
To view the entire top ten list, visit The SSRN Electronic Library at http://papers.ssrn.com/

March 10, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, took part in the panel "Poland and the world - chances for the young generation in the era of globalization, european integration and growth of economies of the East" in the conference "Quo Vadis Young Pole" organized by the WSPiZ Student Association. Other panelists included Marcin Święcicki, Union of Freedom party, and Stanisław Ciosek, former Polish Ambassador in Russia. The discussion was moderated by Prof. Andrzej K. Koźmiński, Rector of WSPiZ.

March 8-9, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, represented WSPiZ in the conference organized in Paris by the OECD Headquarters entitled "Fifth Conference on the Financial Sector Development in the Central Asian Countries, Azerbaijan and Mongolia". Prof. G.W. Kolodko took part in discussion on "Establishment of an effective financial intermediation mechanism".
Conference agenda (download)

February 26, 2001, 17.00, Room 119
Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, invites all WSPiZ students to inaugurational meeting of the Science Club "TIGERS".
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February 2-3, 2001
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, represented WSPiZ in the international conference "The Post-Communism Transition Ten Years Later: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe and the Role of the Central European Initiative",
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January 31, 2001
Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, has been named the John C. Evans Professor in Polish and European Studies at the University of Rochester, USA. News appeared in daily magazine "Democrat and Chronicle", Rochester-NY, USA

January 25-26, 2001, Warsaw
"Globalization and transformation. Illusions and reality" Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, paper for VII Congress of Polish Economists.

January 24, 2001, WSPiZ, 17.00, Aula Glowna
Lecture and presentation of a new book of Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko "Moja globalizacja czyli dookola swiata i z powrotem"

January 24, 2001
Director of TIGER, Professor of Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, and advisor to the World Bank and the IMF - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko was a guest at the INTERIA.PLportal.