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Outline of the reseach project


List of papers





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24. November 15, 2017,
"New pragmatism versus new nationalism"

23. October 27th 2017,
"Whither Polish Economy?"

22. November 24th 2016,
“The New Pragmatism: In Quest for the Paradigm of 21st Century Economics”

10. October 19, 2005, WSPiZ Conference on "Corporate Governance in the Economies of Postsocialist Transition"

9. December 16, 2004, WSPiZ Conference on "Public Finances and Economic Growth"

8. May 14, 2004, WSPiZ International Conference on "ICT as Drivers of Development in Transition Economies"

7. March 25-26, 2004, WSPiZ Conference on the "Strategy for Fast Economic Growth in Poland".

6. 23—24 October 2003, WSPiZ: TIGER—Yale University conference on “Globalization and Social Stress”

5. April 10-11 2003, International conference on “The ‘New Economy’ and Post-socialist Transition”

4. May 16-17, 2002, WSPiZ - International conference on "Globalization and Catching-up in Emerging Market Economies"

3. March 14-15, 2002, WSPiZ - International conference on "The 'New Economy' and Old Problems. Prospects for Fast Growth in Transition Economies"

2. May 31, 2001, WSPiZ - The Long-Run Socio-Economic Development in Poland. Challenges and Prospects

1. March 29-30, 2001 WSPiZ - International conference on "The New Economy' and Its Implications for Long-Term Growth in Post-Socialist Countries".



















III International Conference  



The ‘New Economy’ and Old Problems.

Prospects for Fast Growth in Transition Economies



WSPiZ, Warsaw, March 14-15, 2002




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Thursday, 14th March


10.00 – 11.45

Opening session:


Opening address – Prof. Andrzej K. Ko¼miński, Rector of the Leon Ko¼miński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management (WSPiZ).


Address by Marek Pol, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure.


Address by Andreas Hoffmann, Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Sp. z o.o.


Opening lecture – Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER – WSPiZ.



Coffee Break


12.00 – 14.00

1st Session: What Next with the ‘New Economy’? Old and New Problems.


Lech W. Zacher, WSPiZ and University of Silesia (US), Poland; Julita £uczak, Poznań University of Economics, Poland:

The ‘New Economy’ and Its New Problems.


Lech W. Zacher, WSPiZ and US, Poland:

Social Dimensions and Aspects of the ‘New Economy’.


Jan Woroniecki, Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Ambassador to the OECD:

The ‘New Economy’: Fascination, Disillusionment – and Promise.


Jerzy A. Kisielnicki, WSPiZ, Poland:

The ‘New Economy’ and New Information Infrastructure of the Functioning of the Global Market.





Buffet Lunch


15.00 – 17.00

2nd Session: Technological Revolution and Catching-up in Transition Economies


Dirk Pilat, Industry, Science and Technology Directorate, OECD, Paris, France:

Making the ‘New Economy’ Work. Findings from the OECD Growth Study.


Stefan Kwiatkowski, WSPiZ, Poland:

The ‘Old Economy’ and New Problems. Prospects for Slow Growth in Postsocialist Countries.


Marcin Piatkowski, TIGER – WSPiZ, Poland:

The Institutional Infrastructure of the “New Economy” and Catching-up Potential of Postsocialist Countries.


Sampsa Kiiski, Nokia Corporation, Finland; Matti Pohjola, United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Helsinki, Finland:

Cross-country Diffusion of the Internet.




Friday, 15th March


10.00 – 12.00

3rd Session: Information Technologies and Their Role in Restructuring of the Post-Socialist Economies


Steven Weber, John Zysman, Martin Beversdorf, Berkeley University, USA; Richard Engstrom, Metrocomia, Denmark, and Anders Knoth, Mandag Morgen, Denmark:

The ‘New Economy’ and Economic Growth in Developing Countries: Speculations on the Meaning of Information Technology for Emerging Markets.


Stanis³aw Flejterski, Szczecin University, Poland:

Capital in the ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Economy. In Quest for Levers of Growth and Development in Postsocialist Countries.


Beata ¦wiecka, Szczecin University, Poland:

Technological Revolution and Its Impact on the Development of Electronic Forms of Payment.


Jacek Brdulak, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Poland:

Old Problems of Informatization of the ‘New Transport Economy’ in Poland.





Buffet Lunch


13.00 – 15.00

4th Session: Development of The “New Economy”: Country Case Studies.


Vladimir Salnikov, Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short Term Forecasting, Moscow, Russia:

The ’New Economy’ and Economic Growth: Case of Russia.

Katalin Szabo, Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, Hungary:

The ‘Brick and Click Economy’. Blurring Borders between the IT-sector and Manufacturing.


Xiaojing Zhang, National Economic Research Institute, Beijing, China:

China’s ‘New Economy’. Development, Constraints, and Government Policies.


Maja Bucar, Centre of International Relations, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia:

Catching-up with Information Technology: a Viable Option for Transition Economies?





Closing Session:


Closing remarks – Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER.