Public Finances and Economic Growth

December 16, 2004


Main Sponsor

Bank BPH

Press Partner

Gazeta Finansowa


The goal of the conference is to present current results of research on fiscal policy and economic growth conducted by leading Polish scholars.

The following problems will be discussed:

  • fiscal policy and capital formation process
  • fiscal policy coordination within EU
  • fiscal policy and optimal policy mix
  • tax policy and FDI inflow




Thursday, 16th December


10:00 - 11:30
Session I

Introduction - Prof. Andrzej K. Kozminski, Rector WSPiZ
and prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, WSPiZ.

Special adress by Polish Finance Minister - dr Miroslaw Gronicki.


11:30 - 11:45
Coffee break


Session II

"Fiscal Policy in the Context of Macroeconomic Management"

Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, TIGER, WSPiZ
Public Finance and Development of Polish Economy

Dr Halina Wasilewska-Trenkner, Member of the Monetary Policy Council, WSPiZ
Coordination of Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Context of the EURO Zone Accession

Moderator - Jacek Tomkiewicz, TIGER, WSPiZ


13:15 - 14:00
Lunch break


14:00 - 15:30
Session III

"Membership in the UE and Public Finance System"

Marta Postula, Polish Ministry of Finance
EU Membership and the Polish Fiscal Sector System

Katarzyna Stabryla, Cracow University of Economics
Reasons of the Changes in the EU Budget

Maciej Mekinski, Warsaw University
Pre-financing and the Fund Absorption from EU Budget

Moderator - dr Malgorzata Runiewicz, TIGER, WSPiZ


15:30 - 15:45
Coffee break


15:45 - 17:15
Session IV

"Fiscal Incentives of Economic Growth"

Dr Malgorzata Runiewicz, TIGER, WSPiZ
Tax Incentives and its Role in the FDI Absorption

Jacek Tomkiewicz
Fiscal Policy and Capital Formation in the Post-socialist Countries

Moderator - Andrzej Bolesta, TIGER, WSPiZ


17:15 - 17:30
Summary - Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER, WSPiZ.