Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko (www.kolodko.net), intellectualist and politician, a key architect of Polish reforms, renowned expert on economic policy. In 1989 he took a part in historical Round Table negotiations leading to the first post-communist government in Central Europe. 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. He is the founder and Director of TIGER (www.tiger.edu.pl) – Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research – at Kozminski University in Warsaw (www.kozminski.edu.pl). University professor, researcher, consultant to international organizations, columnist. Author of numerous academic books and research papers on development policy and systemic transformation published in 25 languages, including in English the books: From Shock to Therapy. The Political Economy of Postsocialist Transformation (Oxford UP, 2000), Globalization and Catching-up In Transition Economies (Rochester UP, 2002), The Polish Miracles. Lessons for Emerging Markets (Ashgate, 2005), The World Economy and Great Post-Communist Change (Nova Science 2006) and a bestseller Truth, Errors and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World (www.volatileworld.net) (Columbia University Press 2011). Professor Kolodko is a marathon runner and the globetrotter who's explored almost 150 countries. He’s a music lover and a photographer.
Professor Kolodko runs a special portal and blog, www.volatileworld.net, devoted to his bestselling book “Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World” http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-15068-2/truth-errors-and-lies.
Recent Blog Posts by Grzegorz W. Kolodko
- Imperative of Heterodoxy
- The New Pragmatism and the Future of World Economy
- Milk and Rum, or Economic Reforms the Cuban Way
- The Ukrainian Spring
- Culture and Development: Clash of Civilizations or Global Melting Pot?
- The Cairo Consensus
- The Greek Syndrome
- Neither Washington, Nor Beijing Consensus, But the New Pragmatism
- An Unorthodox Crisis Calls for Unorthodox Action
- Europe: Falling off the Volatile Bull?
- The Greek Syndrome: A Prelude to Revolution?
- Emerging Markets to the Rescue?
- The Greek Crisis: Time Is More Precious Than Money
- History in the Making: Eight Years After the Referendum, on the Eve of the European Union Presidency
- Whither Russia? Politics and Economics at a Time of Change
- Poland: Don’t Confuse the Consequences with the Causes
- The Greek Drama: Act No. X…
- The Warsaw Initiative
- Greek Crisis
- The World As It Is: How People Are Coping in Various Corners of a Changing World
- New Pragmatism Versus Failing Neoliberalism
- Money Never Sleeps…
- Nature and Politics: Global Consequences of Japanese and Arab Tremors
- And Now We Go to Morocco…
- The Spring of Nations