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Poland
Grzegorz W. Kolodko
Professor of Economics, Director of TIGER at Kozminski University, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland (1994-1997 and 2002-2003)

Professor Grzegorz W. KOLODKO is an intellectual and politician, a key architect of Polish economic reforms.

Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities. Author of research papers and numerous books published in 26 languages, including international bestseller “Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World” nominated for the Michael Harrington Award “for an outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world”.

While Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (1994-97) he led Poland to the OECD. Holding the same positions in 2002-03 he’s played an important role in Poland's integration with the European Union.

Director of TIGER – Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research at Kozminski University in Warsaw.

Photographer, marathon runner, and globetrotter who’s explored over 160 countries.

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