Experts - economics

András Bakács

Holds MA in European Studies from the College of Europe in Warsaw. Since 2001 he has been working for the Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Central-Eastern European research group.

Leszek Balcerowicz

Leszek Balcerowicz

Since 2000 holds the position of the president of the NBP (Polish Central Bank). 1989-1991 Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and President of Economic Commitee of the Council of Ministers in the first non-communist government in Poland after World War II. In this vital period in Polands' transition he designed and executed the radical stabilization and transformation of Polish economy, leading it to free market economy. 1995-2000 the president of Freedom Union (UW). 1997-2000 Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and President of Economic Commitee of the Council of Ministers. He has given many lectures and seminars world-wide. He is the author of numerous publications on economic issues in Poland and abroad.

Agnieszka Bott – Alama

Senior specialist at the Department of Tourism in Polish Ministry of Economy, Labour and Social Policy. PhD in Tourism Economic (2002), trainer. Areas of interest include economy of tourism, rural tourism and market research.

Josef Byrtus

Josef Byrtus

Served as the Consul General of the Czech Republic in Katowice until 2007. He graduated from the Law Faculty of the Charles University and the University of Economics in Prague. He worked for the Ministry of Economy and Development (advisor on international cooperation, director of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, director of the board, advisor to the Prime Minister), Chief Director of the Office of the Ministry of International Relations. Subsequently, he begun his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Director of the Office).

Remigiusz Gawlik

Remigiusz Gawlik

Associated Professor at the International Economics Department of Cracow University of Economics. Scientific interests: international economic and political relations, geopolitics, mathematical aided decision ‑ making, science marketing and adventure tourism. Business consultant in the fields of strategic and multicultural management, psychological factors in management and geopolitical functioning of international enterprises. Besides scientific and didactical activity he has acquired experience in international enterprises (i.e. ISP Modzelewski i Wspólnicy Sp. z o.o., Compact S.A., Electricité de France). NGO associate (i.e. Villa Decius), consultant in European Union’s Framework Programmes (various tasks in frames of Operational Programme Human Capital), guest lecturer at foreign Universities (Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, USA). Alumnus of Cracow University of Economics (International Relations, International Management). Scholar of Polish Government at the College of Europe, Natolin / Brugge (Poland / Belgium, European Interdisciplinary Studies) and Hanns – Seidel – Stiftung at the Georg – Simon – Ohm Fachhochschule Nürnberg (Germany, Betriebswirtschaft). Hobbies: adventure tourism, construction of motorcycles, lead guitarist in doom – metal band Lacrima.

Stathis Karaplios

PMR Consultant. studied at the Cracow University of Economics and as a Socrates scholarship holder at Universidad de Navarra in Spain. Prior to joining PMR Stathis worked for the biggest Polish office furniture manufacturer, where he was responsible for foreign market entrance strategies. He prepared and implemented outsourcing and logistics projects for a leading Polish cables and wires manufacturer. Stathis has joined PMR in 2005 and since that time has been promoted to Senior Consultant and Principal Consultant. He has taken part in high number of projects including such fields as pharma, sourcing (which he has launched) and mergers and acquisitions assistance. He is also active as a guest lecturer at the Cracow University of Economics. Stathis except of his native Polish speaks also English and Spanish.

Robert Kiss

Mr. Kiss served as Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to Poland for over five years from 2007 through until 2012. He graduated from the Faculty of Diplomacy, Moscow State Institute for International Relations in 1985; as an economist. In 2004 he took an advanced qualifying examination in Public Administration – foreign and security policy. He has cooperated with many universities: Budapest School of Politics, Kodolányi János College, Debrecen University and Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen (Belgium). He has worked for Hungarian Ministry of Employment and Labour as deputy director-general, Office of the Minister without portfolio-president.

Jacek Klich

 

He holds PhD in both economics and political science. Currently an assistant professor at the Business School of the Jagiellonian University and the director of the Institute for Strategic Studies. During the 1990s he has worked on several projects on Polish privatization policies from an economic viewpoint and has published dozens of articles on the subject. He has also written articles on privatization in healthcare and healthcare policy and still teaches courses on this subject.

Alena Ledeneva

Alena Ledeneva

Reader in Russian Politics and Society at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, UK. She studied Economics at the Novosibirsk State University (1986) and Social and Political Theory at the University of Cambridge (Newnham College, M.Phil.1992; Ph.D.1996). She has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at New Hall, Cambridge in 1996-1999; a Senior Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University (2005); and a Simon Professor at the University of Manchester (2006).

Anton Marcinčin

Anton Marcinčin

Studied at the CERGE-EI Prague, completed his dissertation at the Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam and CEP of the London School of Economics and Political Science, holds also PhD degree at the Charles University in Prague. The World Bank country economist for Slovakia and Slovenia, 1990-2001 editor of Economic Policy in Slovakia. He is also an editor of finances magazine – the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance. During his work at the Czech Academy of Science, MESA10, Centre for Economic Development and Slovak Foreign Policy Association, contributed to several books and published many articles on corporate governance, labour market and public finance. Lecturer at the Charles University in Prague, the Trnava University and at the Comenius University in Bratislava.  

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