Grzegorz W. Kolodko -- a key architect of Polish reforms -- is a renowned economist
and a world expert on transition and development policy. While Deputy Premier
and Minister of Finance (1994-97) he led Poland to the OECD. Holding the same
positions again in 2002-03 he played an important role in Poland's integration
with the European Union. In 1989 he was participating in the historical Polish
Round Table, which led to the first post-communist government in East Central
Europe. In 1989-91 he was the member of Economic Council of the Government.
graduate and Ph.D. of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), he is currently Director
of TIGER - Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research (www.tiger.edu.pl)
and professor at the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entreprenurship and Management
in Warsaw (WSPiZ). The United Nations, IMF and the World Bank have sought Professor
Kolodko expertise. He has accepted invitations for visiting professorships at
Yale, UCLA and the University of Rochester, New York, as well as research fellowships
and lectures at academic institutions and organizations worldwide.
He is the author of 35 books and over 300 articles and research papers that are
published in 23 languages around the globe, of which a majority is available in
Professor Kolodko is a marathon runner and world
traveler who has explored 125 countries.