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„Global Consequences of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: The Economics and Politics of the Second Cold War” – such is the title of the book by Professor Kolodko published by SPRINGER: “This book highlights the geopolitical and economic consequences of the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The author, a key architect of Polish economic reforms and the most frequently cited economist from post-Communist countries, shares new insights into the causes and mechanisms of the Second Cold War. Written in an unorthodox, bold and lucid style, the book raises provocative issues and provides convincing answers to some of the most difficult questions, such as who the true beneficiaries and interest groups behind the war are, and what their motives and conflicting goals are. The book also introduces readers to the greatest challenge of our time, climate change, and explores the long-term effects of the current arms race and rearmament spiral on global warming. This interdisciplinary book, which also addresses the challenges of inflation, mass migrations and clashes between democracy and authoritarianism, will appeal to anyone interested in the contemporary geopolitical shifts triggered by the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but also in the dynamics and directions of the evolution of the new cold war.”

December 2023
“Miesięcznik Finansowy BANK” (“BANK Financial Monthly”) publishes an interview, titled “The Chief Economist of the Republic of Poland is needed”, with the director of TIGER, professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko (in Polish).

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October  9-13, 2023
Professor Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn participates in the 21st European Week of Regions and Cities -  the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy.  Prof. Runiewicz-Wardyn will participate in several workshops dedicated to the implementation of the EU circular economy at local and regional levels. 

October 2, 2023, 5:00 p.m
We invite you to the exhibition of photographs by the director of TIGER, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, entitled FACES. It is an original exhibition of 42 color photos taken in 33 countries. The vernissage takes place at Kozminski University in the hall in front of the auditorium. The exhibition lasts until November 12.

September 27, 2023
Professor Marcin Piątkowski received an award of the “Economist of the Year” by the Union of Employers and Entrepreneurs for “promotion of Poland’s economic success around the world”. More info on:

June 25, 2023

During the 13th International Week at the Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Sergiej Druczin has given a lecture on the topic “Education as International Public Good. Political economy perspective”.

May 15, 2023

“Contemporary social and political mega-crisis and the goals of economics” is the title of the paper presented by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko At the CEU DI-Corvinus-Harvard Symposium on "János Kornai's Holistic Political Economy" in Budapest Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented a paper on “Contemporary social and political mega-crisis and the goals of economics”. The conference was also attended by Professor Eric Maskin, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2007.

May 8, 2023, 5:15 p.m.

During the European Union Week 2023, co-organized by Kozminski University, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko gives a lecture entitled "The Second Cold War and Its Implications for the European Integration". 

April 2023

“Henry Stewart Talks” publishes an audio interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The 40-minute conversation with TIGER’s Director, entitled “Globalization in the Face of Diminishing Democracy”, covers topics such as democracy, free market, Cold War II, Ukraine, globalization, China, economic efficiency, political bias, climate challenge, militarization, meritocracy, Chinism, consumer protection.

March 30, 2023

Economics and Politics of Sanctions. At the 34th TIGER conference, a year after the introduction of economic sanctions on Russia, we discuss the economics and policy of sanctions, the mechanisms and effectiveness of these geoeconomic instruments. We cordially invite you to a scientific conference with the participation of outstanding scientists and diplomats. The moderator of the conference will be prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko

Recording from the conference

Conference program (in Polish)

February 24, 2023
On the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, which published the book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled „Wojna i pokój” (“War and Peace”) released a special interview with the author conducted by Piotr Maślak from Radio TOK FM (in Polish).

January 25, 2023
„Rzeczpospolita” daily publishes (in Polish) an article by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled “The war is ongoing and will continue.” The director of TIGER writes: “The fate of this absurd war will not be decided either on the frozen front of Bakhmut, or on other front lines drawn by strategists and politicians in Kyiv, Moscow, or some other capitals (...). Nor will the fate of this war be decided in the armchairs in the conference room of the NATO air base in Ramstein, Germany.” And he concludes: “The sooner there is a ceasefire in Ukraine and peace negotiations begin, the better. Massive international efforts should follow this path. It is a time of diplomacy and statesmen, not an arms race and politicians who believe in the illusory possibility of defeating the enemy by force. It is also the time of intellectuals and scientists who should talk together as much as possible, above front and political divisions, so that they can influence the views and actions of political decision-makers in their countries, also, or rather primarily, in Russia. Unfortunately, sometimes the generals and politicians influence the views prevailing in academies and on campuses. Isn’t it high time for the ferment and dialogue in the university circles to have a significant impact on the course of political affairs?”

January 16-20, 2023
Prof. Marcin Piątkowski participates in the World Economic Forum 2023 in Davos, where, among others, he will discuss with Prof. Nouriel Roubini on “A new vision for the world's development: Key challenges?” and will lead a discussion on  ”The new global crisis: what have we done wrong and what do we do now?” with Martin Wolf (Financial Times), Prof. Raghuram G. Rajan (University of Chicago)” and Poland’s Minister of Finance Ms. Magdalena Rzeczkowska.

January 2023
Prof. Aman Agarwal, Director of the Indian Institute of Finance, joins the TIGER Scientific Advisory Board.